Upcoming events of interest

There are still some spots available for our next parent training workshop on July 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Downey Christian Church. The seminar will be a much more in-depth presentation with extensive take-home materials and an interactive discussion. We will talk about understanding where your child’s problem behaviors come from and how to decrease them, and how to look at the root causes of all problem behaviors. If you’ve ever dealt with a tantrum, struggled at bedtime, or found yourself in a power struggle at mealtimes or during morning routines, this is the workshop for you! The cost is $15 per participant. Childcare and snacks will be provided,
You can register here: http://www.centralitybehavior.com/workshop-registration.html

This Sunday, July 13 from 12-3 p.m., Downey will have a booth at the Irvington Farmer’s Market in Ellenberger Park. Come visit the booth and invite others with preschool-age children to come. We will have fun activities for the kids!

The next Downey playdate is Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Ellenberger Park (on the corner of St. Clair and Ritter).

Irvington Halloween Festival 2013

Downey Co-op is proud to be a part of the Irvington Halloween Street Festival, a neighborhood tradition for over 60 years. We will have an information booth set up in the Irvington Library parking lot. Please stop by and get a complimentary baggie of homemade playdoh!

The festival is an annual event that provides entertainment (see their website for a schedule), food, and vendors throughout Irvington. There are events for all ages, and booths from over 150 vendors. Those over 21 can visit the Beer Garden featuring selections from Black Acre, Sun King, Flat12, and Indiana City.

The festival is Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on East Washington Street between Ritter (to the west) and Bolton (to the east). Admission is free!

The actual festival is the culmination of a week’s worth of activities, which include:

Oct 19: Scholarship Pageant at Downey Avenue Christian Church3-D Pop-up Mask Workshop at the Irvington Branch LibraryChili Supper and Bona Thompson Center Paranormal Results, and the Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct 20: Spooky Organ Concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Oct 21: Haunted Puppet Show at the Irving Theater and Art and Silent Auction at Inhabit Gallery
Oct 22: Costume Party at Black Acre and Movie Night at the Irvington Branch Library
Oct 23: Monster Makeup Workshop for Teens at the Irvington Branch LibraryPride of Indy Concert and Movie Night at the Irving Theater
Oct 24: Spooky Stories at the Irving Theater
Oct 25: Zombie Bike Ride brought to you by Indy Cycle Specialists
Oct 26: Roller Derby at Ellenberger Ice Rink, the Pleasant Run Run, Roller Derby, and, of course, the Irvington Halloween Festival Street Fair

Additional partner events include the Irvington Ghost Tours and Q Artistry‘s Gothic Ball and performance of Cabaret Poe.