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BITS AND PIECES
YOU DON'T WANT THAT OLD 80s DANCE TUNE CASSETTE TAPE* ANYMORE.
But you don't want it to go to the landfill, either.
What to do? Here's help.
*or lawn chair, or pruners,
FARM TO FOOD BANK
THREE MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON APRIL 21
to pick up bins filled with produce donated by Farmers' Market vendors. Then, just drive them to the
Food Bank warehouse.
You'll be done in less than
2 hours (approx. 12:15-1:45), with some free time to do your own Farmers' Market shopping!
details or to sign up
Bring your (older) kids along!
"Oh, to be in England now that April's there."
Curiosity question: Since soiled diapers, incontinence materials and sanitary pads, etc., probably make up a large part of garbage, is anything being done to figure out how to recycle these items?
A. Recycling doesn't really seem like a realistic option for these items. That's why I'd continue to stress reducing the amount of them going to landfill by using reusable, washable diapers.
There may potentially be composting options for compostable diapers, sanitary pads etc., but this would require them going to a biosolids composting facility or anaerobic digester (similar to what the wastewater treatment plant has) instead of to our composting operation.
The trick is that these items can't be flushed down the toilet, so getting them from your house to the facility would be the trick.
or recycling to
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SAVE THE DATES
FAMILY-FRIENDLY WORK PARTY
AT OUR NEW
FOOD BANK GARDEN
Wednesday, March 28, 9AM+
NEXT NAPA FOOD PROJECT PICK-UP DAY
Saturday, April 14
EARTH DAY TRASH CLEANUP IN THE OXBOW DISTRICT
Sunday, April 22,
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank.
Karen or Betty.
Waterways Keepers help maintain our river and streams to keep them vibrant and alive.
Raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits in a year-end giving campaign.
hilary or Nancy.
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A CARING COMMUNITY
Why are these gardeners so excited?
Well, just look at that beautiful, spacious garden shed!
Thanks to a generous grant from Napa's very own
this new shed
was recently installed in our
Food Bank Garden.
We're so grateful (and, finally, organized!)
And there's more
A truckload of cow manure (thanks to Carol Boykin and Betty Labastida), and a huge pile of compost were no match for the terrific volunteers who came out on
Wed., March 28 to spend the morning in the garden.
MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
Come and join us in the garden any
Wendesday morning, 9AM until around 11AM.
From 9AM-11AM, bring the family to help
from getting into our river. Beautify our community.
There will be five clean-up sites to choose from:
- Downtown Napa: behind the former Firefighter's Museum at the corner of Main and Pearl Streets
- South Wetlands: southern end of Jefferson Street
- Salvador Creek/Vintage High: meet at quad by gym
- Oxbow District: north end of the market parking lot next to the river
- Kennedy Park: near boat ramp
Afterward, come to celebrate our river at Napa's annual Earth Day celebration at the Oxbow Commons.
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
NEXT PICK-UP: SAT., APRIL 14
"You pray for the hungry.
Then you feed them.
That's how prayer works."
--- Pope Francis
Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
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Note: Posting 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.
TUTOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THIS SPRING
SPONSOR: ON THE MOVE
Layla is a dynamic leadership and personal/team development class at Napa HIgh School. Currently, they are looking for tutors to support their students with academics for a few weeks. Math help on all levels is in particularly high demand. They are looking for tutoring in all grade levels. Times vary, but they
generally need people from 10:30-11:15AM and from 1-3PM.
DAYS/TIMES: Mondays from now until the end of May, sessions from 10:30-11:15am AND 1-3pm
LOCATION: Napa High School. 2475 Jefferson Street, Room H6
Bring a bag lunch if needed. Most classroom supplies will be provided.
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County
The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County is looking for volunteers for the Earth Day celebration in downtown Napa on Sunday, April 22nd at the Oxbow Commons. There will be two volunteer shifts: 7:30AM to 12:30PM and 12:30PM to 5PM. Please help us with event set up, the running of the celebration, or the break down of the event. Proceeds from the Earth Day event go to the Darcy Aston Memorial Scholarship Fund and to provide bus grants for Napa County students to take environmental field trips. It is a great community event with fun for all ages! Please consider lending a helping hand.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 22, 7:30AM-5PM
NAPA VALLEY TOUR DE CURE
American Diabetes Association
27th Annual Napa Valley Tour de Cure is a fundraising walk, run and ride event to benefit the American Diabetes Association. (Minimum $250 fundraising required to participate.) Volunteers are needed to support the event and participants. Volunteers receive free lunch and event t-shirt. This is an outdoor event. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. If community service hours are needed for school, court or social services, please bring forms to be signed.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 6, 5:30AM-5PM
LOCATION: Veteran's Home, Yountville
FFI: Email, call 510.654.4499x7525 or visit their website.
2019 NAPA COUNTY
TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS
Napa County Office of Education
Nominations are now open for Napa County Teacher of the Year 2019. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning and the rewards of teaching. One teacher will be honored as Napa County Teacher of the Year and will represent Napa County for consideration for California Teacher of the Year. Nominations can be made by any resident of Napa County. Fully credentialed teachers in public and private schools who teach any of pre-kindergarten through grade twelve and who have been in the classroom more than eight years, are eligible. The deadline for nominations is April 6, 2018. Nominations may be submitted online.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Now until April 6
WILD NAPA ~ OAK GALLS
Ever wondered what those big, knobby, apple looking things growing out of oak trees are? They're called galls, and 70% of them appear on oak trees.There are over 1500 insect species that create galls. The most elaborate of these galls are those created by wasps. Join Certified California Naturalist, Mary K. Hanson, in an exploration of common wasp galls found in the Napa Valley and learn about the industrious little wasps that live within them.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 11, 7-8PM
LOCATION: Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs Street
NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE
75TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL & OPEN HOUSE
Napa Valley College Office of Institutional Advancement
Napa Valley College is celebrating 75 years of serving, inspiring and changing the Napa Valley community. Come for a day filled with activities guaranteed to please all ages: demonstrations and exhibits, campus tours, live music, cultural performances, beer garden and wine tastings, drone flying, a vintage car show, a Kid's Zone with action hero characters, slides, bounce houses and rock wall climbing, a Law Enforcement Expo featuring a public safety career fair, and a variety of mobile restaurants. Admission is free.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 14, 10AM-4PM
LOCATION: Napa Valley College
THE JULIANE BAND BENEFIT CONCERT
NAPA METHODIST CHURCH/SIERRA SERVICE PROJECT
The wonderful Juliane Band featuring Ann Gillian, Juliane Poirier, John Ruch and John Wheeler will play eclectic, acoustic Americana favorites in a Benefit Concert, with proceeds sending Napa Teens to volunteer for two weeks of service in a Native American Community in Chiloquin, Oregon, through the Sierra Service Project.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 14, 7-9PM
COST: Donations ($20 suggested)
FFI: Email or call 707.257.7134 or visit their website.
LUNAFEST NAPA VALLEY
Soroptimist International of
St. Helena Sunrise
LUNAFEST NAPA VALLEY, a mini film festival with films by, for and about women, comes to Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center April 20. Small bites and wine start at 6:45PM. Films begin at 7:30PM. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits making a difference in the lives of girls & women: Girls On The Run Napa & Solano, NEWS -Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services, and Soroptimist International of St. Helena Sunrise.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Friday, April 20, 6:45-9PM
COST: $20 students / $55 adults
FFI: Email or call 707.293.3276 or visit their website.
HOME COMPOSTING WORKSHOP
City of Napa, UC Master Gardeners, County of Napa, City of American Canyon
Learn how to turn yard trimmings and kitchen scrap into compost at home. Sign up for a free workshop and choose a backyard composting container at the end of your two hour workshop ($20 cash or check only).
DAY/DATE/TIME: Friday, April 20, 6:45-9PM
COST: Free workshop, $20 for composting bin
FFI: Email or call 707.258.7864 or visit their website.
PFLAG NAPA SUPPORT GATHERING
Please join PFLAG Napa to learn about evolving relationships between faith communities and LGBTQ* people.
- Guest speakers from different faith traditions will tell their "stories," including the journey thus far and hopes for the future.
- Small group discussions will focus on ways faith communities and LGBTQ* people can build inclusive relationships.
- The Faith Forum will be in place of the regular April PFLAG Napa Support gathering.
The PFLAG Napa Chapter looks forward to welcoming you (18 years of age and older).
DAY/DATE/TIME: Tuesday, April 24, 7-9PM