In honor of the
Sweet 16 tournament starting
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you CanDo."
Coach who guided UCLA to 10 National Basketball Championships
This buttery yellow color indicates volunteer opportunities.
CanDo QUICK TIP
BABY BIRD SEASON
is almost upon us!
If you find a baby bird, or possum, or fawn,
who you gonna call?
Their useful website tells you what to do and what not do when you find a stranded or injured
wild critter. *
*Click here for volunteer opportunities with NWR.
Wondering how to dispose of the plastic bags Kaiser uses to mail prescriptions? Puzzling over what to
do with that box of old videotapes?
your questions about Curbside Composting or recycling to the Compost Corner. We'll get responses to your questions from
and Waste Services
BITS AND PIECES
SMELL A RAT?
about local Napa developers and environmentalists working together to solve a rodent problem -- without resorting to poison.
SAVE THE DATE
NAPA FOOD PROJECT'S
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, April 22 Oxbow Commons 9AM-noon
Want to volunteer for a couple of hours at the Napa Food Bank as our Neighborhood Coordinators bring in their bounty?
It's truly an exciting
place to be. Email Amy.
EARTH DAY NAPA
Thursday, April 27
Hampton Inn and Suites Napa
Watch our weekly emails and the CanDo Facebook page for details in
HERE'S WHAT YOU
CanDo TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank.
Karen or Betty.
Waterways Keepers help maintain our rivers and stream to keep them vibrant and alive.
Raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits in a year-end giving campaign.
hilary or Nancy.
CanDo is piloting a whole new way to help the Food Bank feed neighbors in need.
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The CanDo Connection
is filled with volunteer
opportunities and events to
LIKE TO HAVE YOUR EVENT IN THE
Are you a nonprofit in need of volunteers?
Or do you have a fundraiser, educational opportunity, or fun event you'd like us
share in the "Spotlight"?
Space permitting, your post may run for up to three weeks leading to the date of your event. Any photo you'd like us to consider MUST be sent as a jpg.
Learn more and
submit your event here
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.
The Choices We Make
Napa Valley CanDo seeks to inspire and facilitate action
by alerting interested Valley residents about opportunities for service. If you participate as a volunteer in an activity that you learned about through Napa Valley CanDo, whether initiated by CanDo or another organization, please take personal responsibility for your involvement. Use common sense. Only you can determine whether an activity is a good
fit, that is to say
compatible with your interests and abilities.
IS THERE A SONG IN YOUR HEART?
What are some of the tunes that
have inspired you to positive action?
At CanDo's eighth birthday fete late next month,
celebrate community and the CanDo Spirit.
You'll be able to see what we've been up to, enjoy some cake, nibbles and a sparkling beverage, guide the younger set over to craft activities in the CanDo Kids Corner,
and - hey - did we say dance?
Help us compile potential tunes for our mix list.
We're focusing on songs about community, friendship, positive change and celebration.
CanDo members have already contributed over 30 titles and artists. Each has a link to a YouTube version so you can listen to them, too. How cool is that?
This is a shared document. Please add your suggestions with care so as not to erase another entry.
The first 20 or so are alphabetical by song title. Enjoy. They're forming a pretty inspirational score!
(You may want to listen occasionally in the morning
instead of turning on the news.)
to add your suggestions
at the bottom of the list.
EARTH DAY NAPA
Come for the trash, stay for the art
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11AM - Oxbow Commons
Napa's ever-popular Earth Day Celebration is coming up soon, and as always, CanDo will be an active participant.
Bright and early, starting at 8AM, our Waterways Keepers crew will be working with other local groups to host trash cleanups at 5 locations around town. Show up to the location of your choice, grab a bucket and a trash-picker (we'll supply these), and help us leave our town sparkling clean and litter-free. Bring the kids! Bring your neighbors and friends! Details may be found
Then, wander over to the beautiful Oxbow Commons for the city's Earth Day festivities, happening between noon and 4:00pm. CanDo will host a table with a fun art activity for children (we won't turn away grown-ups, promise).
Of course, while you're there, you can also find out
about all CanDo's great projects and how they help
our valley communities thrive.
We need four more volunteers to help during a
two-hour shift at our table. You'll be paired with an experienced tabler. Promise. Sign up
. Just click the "Sign-up" button in the shift of your choice.
"Spring drew on... and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night and left each morning brighter traces of her steps."
- Charlotte Bronte
Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
Tell 'em you heard about it through CanDo!
Note: Posting of events in this "Spotlight" does not constitute an endorsement by Napa Valley CanDo unless expressly stated. We list a variety of
programs we feel may be of interest to our readers.
NAPA HOSPITALITY JOB FAIR
SPONSOR: Napa County Health and
Human Services Agency
This is your opportunity to meet with 25 different employers in one spot. Hospitality employers are hiring for line cooks, dishwashers, suite keepers, front desk, bartenders, managers, and many other positions. Come dressed for an interview and be ready to speak with employers. If you have a resume bring it, or resume assistance will be available to help you develop a professional resume onsite with staff from Napa Valley Adult Education.
, March 21, 11AM-6PM
LOCATION: 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A
(Just south of the DMV and just north of the Meritage)
SPONSOR: UC Master Gardeners of
Tomatoes are not hard to grow in our wonderful Mediterranean climate. Join the Napa Master Gardeners and learn what tomatoes need in order to provide you with a wonderful summer bounty. This workshop is just in time before the MGs annual Tomato Sale on April 8.
Saturday, March 25, 9-11AM.
LOCATION: UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa
AN "AMAZING WEEKEND" FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
SPONSOR: E & M Presents
E & M Presents brings two, new-to-Napa shows for kids and families. On
Sat., March 25, "The Amazing Bubble Man" brings bubble artistry and on
Sun., March 26, "The Amazing Max" brings magic and mayhem. Volunteers are needed for activities before the show and light cleanup after. Volunteers are welcome to watch the show. Two volunteer shifts are available each day. Volunteers should wear black pants/skirts; white tops. Comfortable shoes. Easy jobs, and fun shows to watch!
Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, 11:45AM-2:30 and 2:15-5PM
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
SPONSOR: Unitarian Universalists
of the Napa Valley and Napa-Sonoma Quakers
Napans have been conducting this vigil since 2004. Participants do not interfere with traffic or pedestrians. Please join to stand for peace, sanity, and human rights. Bear witness to the deeper values of our nation through what you put on your signs and carry in your hearts. Bring a hat, water, sunscreen, a chair if you wish, and a peaceful spirit. Flags and signs are provided, but feel free to make one of your own.
, March 26, 2-4PM
LOCATION: Corners of Third & Soscol, Napa
PFLAG NAPA MARCH SUPPORT MEETING
SPONSOR: PFLAG Napa
Come and join PFLAG Napa where you will be welcomed with love and support There will be an opportunity to mingle and enjoy light refreshments before breaking out into the support meeting. Updates will be provided to everyone on events planned for our community. The PFLAG Napa chapter offers support to families, friends of LGBTQ and all LGBTQ people (18 years of age and over) where you can share your feelings and experiences in a safe and confidential space
, March 28, 7-9PM
LOCATION: 2310 First Street, Napa
SPONSOR: Napa Wildlife Rescue
Napa Wildlife Rescue needs volunteers to help take care of injured and orphaned songbirds, raptors and mammals. NWR took in over 1200 animals in 2016. Baby season is starting soon! Training for new volunteers starts next week at Napa Valley College.
, March 27, 6-8PM
Napa Valley College, Room 808
Autumn Turner, call 707.685.5411, or visit their website.
SEARCH FOR DOCENTS
SPONSOR: Carolyn Parr Nature Center
WHO LOVE THE NATURAL WORLD
Carolyn Parr Nature Center seeks volunteers who love this Valley and want to help the Center keep its doors open to individuals, families, and tour groups. All this, to promote greater awareness of the importance our natural environment. Friendly greeters can make a great contribution in only three hours a month. Volunteers work diligently and with heart, but there's no need to know everything to begin with. You will learn as you go.
Saturdays and Sundays, year-round 1-4PM
3107 Browns Valley Rd. at Westwood Hills Park