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Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7pm
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson
Speaker presentation and discussion get rolling @ 6 pm
Everything’s not all bad, right? Introducing “Happy Neighbor Happy Hour,” a spot for downtown Tucson neighbors to gather and hear positive and hopeful stories of community building and place making from the coolest folks we can find.
“Hey Neighbor Happy Hour” kicks off Thursday, April 19th from 5:30 to 7pm in the Exo Bar for a historic preservation edition. Corky Poster of the design firm Poster Frost Mirto will talk about recent historic preservation success stories in Tucson’s core and what’s around the corner to get excited about. Sponsored by the West University Neighborhood Association.
Meet your neighbors. Be informed. Be happy.
Each “Hey Neighbor Happy Hour” dives into a downtown Tucson neighborhood livability, culture and community theme. The events pair two downtown people making things go for a casual, open discussion on how good things happen in the places we experience everyday.
Future themes are in the works…. amazing goings on in downtown education and the stories behind the creation of our beloved neighborhood institutions.
The West University Neighborhood Association (WUNA) is a group of friendly neighbors who have formed an association through which we can address mutual concerns and enjoy neighborly social activities.
West University Neighborhood is at the center of education, arts, culture and entertainment in downtown Tucson AZ. We are neighbors with the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, Tucson High School and our fellow historic neighborhoods, Dunbar Spring, Feldman’s, Iron Horse and Pie Allen. The area’s boundaries are Stone Avenue on the west, Speedway on the north, Park Avenue on the east, and Sixth Street on the south.
The neighborhood is home to many workshops, studios and galleries of local artists and artisans. The University of Arizona brings several museums and art galleries to the neighborhood, including the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the John P. Schaefer Center for Creative Photography and the Arizona State Museum. The Postal History Foundation is also within the West University Neighborhood. The 4th Avenue and Main Gate Square shopping districts offer a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as night clubs, venues for Tucson’s vibrant local music scene as well as touring musicians. UA Presents brings international performing arts to Centennial Hall just through the UA main gate.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
We have decided to have our next meeting on May 3 and not officially convene again as a board until August 2. Because of Tucson’s heat and the way people like to leave in the summer, we are going to try to follow more of an academic calendar and meet April and May and then take June and July off.
So West University Neighborhood Association Board meetings are held the first Thursday of most months – EXCEPT JUNE and JULY – at 6:30pm. Watch this space for the next meeting date!
We meet in Fellowship Hall, at Trinity Church near the corner of University Blvd. and 4th Ave. Access is through the double rear doors facing east toward the parking lot.
All are welcome!
»Learn more about WUNA meetings
It has been a couple of years since we updated the Preferred Provider List, which is a very useful benefit of WUNA membership.
Most of us have historic or at least older homes and fixing them requires a knowledge of older systems and finishes. Some trades people enjoy the challenge, others hate dealing with our complex issues – and others pretend they know how and make things worse.
That is why it is important that we share with each other the names of people who have worked for us and done a great job!
So if you have had a good experience with someone who has worked on your historic home recently, please email Carolyn the name and contact information. This will only take you a minute but can save your neighbors much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair. Consider it your first good deed for 2018!