PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale on Saturday celebrated the grand opening of its fifth Neighborhood House.
Live music, folklorico dancers, door prizes and a barbecue marked the opening of Hammack House, located at 1012 East Avenue Q-5 in Palmdale.
The opening ceremony included remarks from Neighborhood Services Director Mike Miller, Mayor Jim Ledford, Housing Coordinator Terri-Lei Wheeler and Palmdale Sheriff’s Captain Dennis Kneer, followed by a ribbon cutting.
The event was also attended by Lisa Dawson of Mental Health America’s Military Resource Center, an organization working with the city to provide housing for homeless veterans.
Ledford presented Dawson with keys to the new Neighborhood House. The upstairs floor, a completely refurbished two-bedroom space, will house a local veteran family, city officials said.
The downstairs portion of Hammack House will feature classes and community programs, such as:
- Robotic workshops
- Afterschool program for grades first through sixth
- English as a second language
- Spanish as a second language
- Discovery Time for toddlers, ages 3-5
- Healthy Cooking
- Parent Support Groups
- Gang intervention programs for at-risk youth
- Citizenship classes
- Cooking, art, and leadership classes
Local residents may begin registering for these programs and classes starting April 1, city officials said. To register, visit the Hammack Neighborhood House at 1012 East Avenue Q-5 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., or call 661-267-5126.
For more information on the city of Palmdale’s Neighborhood Houses, visit http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/Residents/Neighborhood-Services/Neighborhood-Houses.