Communities@Ashdown are a way to get toghether with other residents to enjoy a common interest.
Book Club @AshdownThis summer we had an Ashdown book club that ran monthly... for one month. We read Fahrenheit 451 and had a great discussion about it. Turn out was small and most people involved read the book the morning before the discussion. Because of doubts from the organizer about the success of future meetings, the book club never had a second meeting.
If you would like to host a second book club meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Ashdown would be excited to support your endevor through book and food subsidies.
Game Night @Ashdown
Garden @AshdownDuring the spring, summer and fall months Ashdown has a vibrant gardening community. This community uses the Ashdown Community Garden in the Ashdown West Courtyard to plant throughout the year. In the spring and summer it is not uncommon to see onions, carrots and other vegetables growing. In the fall, the community even plants pumpkins in some plots! The only persistent problem is that the Ashdown Courtyard rabbits sometimes get in, but the gardening community is working on "Bug Bunny"-proofing the garden fence in time for this planting season.
Mafia @AshdownThis summer we had a trial Mafia Night event. Mafia is a game of deception played with a medium group of people. A overview can be found on its Wikipedia entry. Some pictures from the previous Mafia Night at Ashdown can be found in the Ashdown Photo Gallery here.
If you would like to host a Mafia Night, please let email@example.com know.
Minecraft @AshdownStarting this spring, Ashdown will be hosting its very own Minecraft server. Minecraft is an open sandbox-style game in which players can collaborate on buidling projects, exploring the various biomes and fighting enemies like zombies and spiders. A more detailed explanation of this Community can be found here and for Minecraft in general here.
Spiritual Refreshment @AshdownIn our busy lives, sometimes we need time to take a break and relax. Shabnam Raayai Ardakani, one of our AHEC members, is interested in hosting sessions of spiritual refreshment where residents can share quotes, stories, poems, songs, or they can share inspirational writings from various faiths.
If you would like to help Shabnam out with these sessions in the fall, please let firstname.lastname@example.org know.
Your Community @AshdownContact email@example.com for more information about starting your own community. We can provide support including advertising, use of the hulsizer room, and even financial support for some events.