Events


TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat is Saturday, Oct. 27

Pumpkins on ledge

TETNA’s Halloween Trick or Treat nighttime event is back and better than ever! Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, Oct. 27.

Every year, TETNA offers this safe and fun event in our neighborhood. This year we are continuing to open the TETNA Trick or Treat event to all neighborhood blocks! So, get your costumes and spooky faces ready to explore the Halloween festivities that our whole neighborhood has to offer.

The Trick or Treat event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and for TETNA registered members. The trick-or-treating is for children ages 14 and younger. The whole family is welcome to join the fun, and each group of children should be accompanied by at least one adult. You must register to be an official event participant – whether your little goblins will be trick-or-treating or you will be handing out candy (or both).

Want to trick-or-treat?

Come to the registration and sign up! The first 500 people to drop off their candy at registration will be given a reusable trick or treat bag (maximum of 5 per registered household). All participants will get a glow stick for each trick-or-treater. The cost to participate is a 100-piece bag of candy per child. The candy must be individually wrapped and factory sealed. Due to safety concerns, we cannot accept opened bags of candy.

If you also are handing out candy and want to keep the kind you bought, just let us know at in-person registration, or you can just sign up online. (If you still need to renew or join TETNA, visit our membership page).

Want to hand out candy?

Come to registration and sign up! You will get a sign to put in your window to identify your house as a TETNA participant and some candy to get you started.

Note that this is a very popular event and we’re not able to provide all the candy that you might need to accommodate all the trick-or-treaters.

You can either purchase more candy on your own or turn out your light when the candy runs out. Note: if you don’t plan to accept candy from TETNA, you can sign up online and print your Trick or Treat sign.

Teal Pumpkin Project

Don’t forget about the Teal Pumpkin Project too. Teal is the color for food allergy awareness, and trick-or-treat events present significant risks to those children who have been diagnosed with food allergies. The homes decorated with these brightly colored pumpkins indicate participation and support for the Teal Pumpkin Project. Signs will also be available for pick up at registration.

New this Year

In addition to trick-or-treat, TETNA will be holding a house decorating contest. Register your house with this form by Friday, Oct. 26. All registered homes will be eligible to win, and highlighted on the decorated homes map available online. Secret judges will be out from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday night. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed Sunday, Oct. 28.

Not a TETNA member yet?

Become a member and register for the event at the same time! Our membership year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Register and pay online, or bring your dues and this membership registration form and Trick or Treat registration form. We will have extra forms if you forget. But make sure to bring your bags of candy for all your trick-or-treaters!

When and where to register

Center Street Park Pavilion, 6420 W. Clarke St.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30-10 a.m.

Volunteers

As always, we are looking for volunteers to help make this event successful. If you are interested in helping with registration or in another capacity, visit signup.com/go/BuSfXuY or email peytonfam@att.net.

Tosa Tushie Drive

The Second Annual Tosa Tushie Drive will be held in conjunction with TETNA Trick or Treat registration. Neighbors registering as trick-or-treaters or as treat-givers are encouraged to bring a package of diapers and/or wipes to any of the Trick or Treat in-person registration times. Additionally, diaper/wipe donations can be dropped off at Tosa Pediatrics during their regular hours Oct. 10 to 26. All diaper/wipe donations will be given to a local shelter to help families with small children.


Taste of East Tosa moves to Birch event space on Nov. 8

Birch on North Avenue.

Birch on North Avenue.

We’re happy to announce this year’s edition of the popular Taste of East Tosa will be held at one of our neighborhood’s newest establishments, Birch, the event space next to Camp Bar.

New location, same great samplings from several local East Tosa restaurants. Who says you have to choose just one for dinner?

Doors open for this TETNA members’ event at 6:30 p.m., and tasting is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and limited to the first 100, so reserve your spot on Eventbrite today. If you are not a TETNA member or need to renew your membership, you can do so at tosaeasttowne.org/join.

Taste of East Tosa is TETNA’s premiere adults-only event and a great opportunity to join with your neighbors, meet the TETNA board and celebrate all of the things we love about our neighborhood.

Desserts will also be provided. This year’s lineup of restaurants is still being assembled. Last year’s event included food from Lutheran HomeTosa Bowl and BunRed DotNorth Ave. GrillIrie ZuluRocket Baby BakeryTall Guy and a GrillBelAir Cantina and Village Cheese Shop.


Shop the 2018 TENTA Rummage Sale June 2nd

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Entire TETNA neighborhood

TETNA Rummage Sale SignThe ever-popular TETNA annual neighborhood-wide rummage sale will be on Saturday, June 2nd from 8AM to 3PM. There are over 50 homes participating in the 2018 TETNA rummage sale selling a wide variety of items. Check out the map below or click this link to see all the registered homes. We hope to see many of you buying and selling at this great event, which is sponsored this year by Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors!

 

 

 

View 2018 TETNA Rummage Sale in a full screen map


June 2nd is TETNA’s 2018 neighborhood Rummage Sale, sponsored by Beth Jaworski

Saturday, June 2rd, 2018
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Entire TETNA neighborhood

TETNA Rummage Sale SignOur neighborhood-wide rummage sale for 2018 is the first Saturday in June, which is again sponsored this year by Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors. We hope to see many of you buying and selling at this event!,

Facebook event

To register your rummage sale with the TETNA sale, you can fill out the form below or register by mail.

The registration deadline is May 31st. Registration is open only to those living within the TETNA area (map).

Participating in the rummage is free for TETNA members, and $5 for non-members.

When you register for the TETNA rummage sale:

  • Your sale information will be included in the overall map and listing associated with the Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association annual rummage sale.
  • TETNA will publish a map and rummage sale list that will be available online to shoppers as an interactive map and as a printable .PDF file until the end of the sale.
  • TETNA will place signs on the perimeter of the neighborhood and publicize the neighborhood sale in local media.

You can call attention to your sale with any signage or banners you want to, knowing that shoppers will be looking for your sale!

How to Throw A Killer Yard Sale contains great tips on making your sale a success.

If you’re interested in helping with the rummage sale in any capacity, or if you have questions, please email Jill McClellan: jillstephany@hotmail.com with the subject rummage.



Volunteer Appreciation Night planned as TETNA encourages more residents to get involved

There are so many ways to get involved in our neighborhood. Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association invites residents to consider donating their time and energy to ensure our events and services continue in the future.

Please email info@tosaeasttowne.org if you are able to help fill any of the following volunteer roles:

TETNA board: The board meets once a month to carry out the business of the neighborhood association, and board members typically are asked to help now and then at events throughout the year, though each event is organized by a designated coordinator. Attending our annual meeting is a great way to learn more, and you can submit your name for our board election on the spot. This year’s annual meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Red Dot.

Newsletter distribution: Help distribute copies of our newsletter to homes on your block three times a year.

Newsletter editing: We are looking for residents with a background in communications and/or writing to help compile our newsletter, which is produced three times a year and features short articles on past and future neighborhood events.

Sponsor and advertiser outreach: Help us maintain our existing base of business supporters and add new sponsors and advertisers through personalized contacts.

Kathleen Flanders

Past coordinator Kathleen Flanders hands out drawing prizes before the 2017 Spring Egg Hunt. This year’s hunt is March 24.

Spring Egg Hunt: This year’s hunt is Saturday, March 24. Email us if you are available to help set up at Center Street Park.

Run Tosa Run: Want to help organize our next 5K? We’d love to have you on board. No experience in race management is necessary. We also need residents available to help on race day, which this year will be May 19.

Trick or Treat: Volunteers will be needed to help with registration and our kickoff event, and we’re also looking for an assistant coordinator to help with planning.

Taste of East Tosa: This popular November event is in need of a coordinator, who will line up the East Tosa restaurants that provide the food for the evening. Please let us know if you will help preserve Taste of East Tosa as a TETNA tradition.

Volunteer Appreciation Night

We also want to say thank you to everyone who already is actively involved as a volunteer, from the neighbors who deliver our newsletters to the course marshals who make sure our Run Tosa Run race goes smoothy. Our first Volunteer Appreciation Night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 13 at Tosa Bowl & Bun, featuring a relaxed evening of socializing with fellow volunteers and a sampling of food from Tosa Bowl & Bun’s menu. Drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Invitations were emailed to known addresses on our volunteer list. If you’re one of our volunteers but didn’t receive an invitation, let us know by emailing info@tosaeasttowne.org.