Monthly Social Hours at JEH Rec Center Off to a Good Start

Some had been in the community only a year. Others had lived here more than 50 years.  But all met other Reservoir Hill neighbors they had never met, talked about subjects they had never discussed with each other before, and tried some new food made from produce in our own community.

The first of what will be a monthly Reservoir Hill Social Hour at John Eager Howard Recreation Center was held in August and drew a multi-generational group of residents to share food and chat after work.

Neighbors were treated to a watermelon drink,

a tomato-basil-mozzarella snack, and baba ghanoush from a cooking demonstration by health and gardening extraordinaire, Adamaah Grayse.  Adamaah made these seasonal recipes using locally-sourced produce, mostly from Whitelock Community Farm.

The Social Hours are opportunities to meet neighbors you might not know or don’t get to see often, chat over lite fare, a game of cards or a board game, and find out what each other thinks about the issues facing the community.

From discussions at this gathering, ideas emerged about how to help the recreation center expand its programs this year.

Watch for notices of upcoming Social Hour programs.