THE GIVE!GUIDE IS COMING!
Then look for your personal copy of the bright orange
Give!Guide catalog tucked in next month's issue. It comes out the weekend og November 3.
THERE ARE STILL A FEW VOLUNTEER SLOTS OPEN
AT THE FOOD BANK
Saturday, October 13
Neighborhood Coordinators drive up to the Food Bank, cars packed w/ green bags filled w/ food donations.
And there you are! Smiling, u
nloading, weighing, sorting, laughing. You're meeting people who, like you, don't think anyone in Napa County should go hungry.
You want to help.
We make it easy.
FFI and to sign-up,
"Infuse your life
Don't wait for it
Make it happen.
Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. ... yourself, right now, right here."
BITS AND PIECES
SOMETIMES ENGLISH JUST DOESN'T HAVE THE
|Listen to Cesaria Evora's
lovely song, "Sodade."
[is] a common fixture in the literature
and music of Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and beyond.
The concept has many definitions, including a melancholy nostalgia for something that perhaps has not even happened...
Portuguese writer Manuel de Melo [defines it as]
'a pleasure you suffer,
an ailment you enjoy.' "
For pronunciation and to learn more about this
This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
GLASS HALF FULL
, filled with great info, warns against putting broken glass, light bulbs, and mirrors in the blue bin. However, it doesn't say where they should safely go. Your guidance?
These items melt at different temperatures than regular bottle/jar glass, so they cannot go in recycling.
Window glass, broken mirrors, crystal, Pyrex, ceramics and incandescent or LED light bulbs can go in the regular trash.
Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
contain mercury, so they need
to go to one of the drop off locations listed here.
Also, in the next few months NRWS will be working on an update to our website. It will provide additional info on where these items should and shouldn't go. Stay tuned.
Email questions about Curbside Composting or
Responses graciously provided
Napa Recycling &
NAPA FARMERS' MARKET
Oct. 20 & 23
CanDo has three programs designed to
ease food insecurity in Napa County.
(Can you find them
on this page?)
WE INVITE YOU
to stop by our table at the Oct. 20 Farmers' Market, say hi,
and let us fill you in on ways you can help!
Learn more about
Farm to Food Bank project.
or the short shift:
No ongoing commitment!
Napa Farmers' Market,
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
Teens and older (supervised) children are welcome!
SAVE THE DATES
CanDo at FOOD DAYS
Napa Farmers' Market
South Napa Century Center, 195 Gasser Drive
Oct. 20, 2018, 8:30-1:00
NAPA FOOD PROJECT
Next pick-up day:
IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Napa Valley Give!Guide
A fun and festive event,
free and open to the public
Thursday, Nov. 15
Hampton Inn - Napa
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.
"INFUSE YOUR LIFE WITH ACTION..."
When the world seems too much with us there are choices to be made.
We can burrow deeply into ourselves for the safety and tender warmth of darkness.
We can tap into an energy that is so clear and strong that it is sometimes too much to bear.
We can find our growling, resonant voices and join with the voices of others.
We can rise up. Alone or in concert. And then, we can act.
If resting in the comfort of darkness is what's needed now, let be. But when the whispers turn to shouts, heed them. Infuse your life with action.
It may not always seem so, but we truly can make a difference. And together, we CanDo extraordinary things.
CanDo's NAPA FOOD PROJECT
Changing the world,
one green bag at a time
Saturday morning, October 13
Dear Food Donors,
Your dedicated Neighborhood Coordinators will be picking-up your non-perishable food donations bright and early Saturday morning. Please remember to place your green bag right outside your front door. Let's share the bounty with neighbors in need.
Next Neighborhood Coordinator Orientation:
Tuesday, November 13, 6-7:30PM in Napa
New to the project? Learn more
NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31
Inspiring a Community
Thanks to those of you who have inquired about how you can help to make the 2018 Give!Guide the most successful yet.
Donating, of course, and spreading the word. But here are three other easy ways.
1. Help identify businesses where we can place posters, catalogs, or counter carts.
2. We'd appreciate contacts with restaurants willing to support the community by presenting inserts with their checks.
3. We'd love a handful of people to assist with party plans for our November 15 Kickoff Celebration.
Let us know
what you CanDo, and thanks.
FARM TO FOOD BANK PROJECT
DON'T LET BEAUTIFUL PRODUCE GO TO WASTE
Be a life saver.
rescue fresh produce.
or the short shift:
No ongoing commitment!
Teens and older (supervised)
children are welcome!
A GARDEN FAMILY PORTRAIT
WHO'S MISSING? YOU!
Luis, Kit and Barbara (center and right) are regular Saturday
garden volunteers. This week Luis's family, including the
canine family member, came to visit.
JOIN US in CanDo's FOOD BANK GARDEN
Any Saturday, 8:30am-10:00ish. Come for as long
as you can, whenever you can; there's
no ongoing commitment.
1226A Salvador Ave., j
ust east of Covenant Presbyterian Church
behind the Presbytery of the Redwoods. Ours is the garden in the back.
Please wear closed toe shoes
water bottle, hat and sunscreen.
Teens and supervised children are welcome.
Let us know if you plan to come,
or if you have questions!
CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR VOTING PRECINCT?
ARE IN YOUR DISTRICT?
Here's what we learned:
1. The easiest way for a voter to find out their precinct is to call the Elections office: 707.253.4321.
2. If a voter is trying to figure out what they will be voting on for the next election, click
After you enter your last name and birth date, it will show your precinct number and your voting status.
3. From there, if you click "View Local Voter Information Guide," it will take you to the sample ballot for your precinct.
Events and Volunteer Opportunities
from Other Groups Around the Valley
Tell 'em you heard about it through CanDo!
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. Explore! Enjoy! Get involved!
ACORN COLLECTORS NEEDED
SPONSOR: NAPA RCD
Napa Resource Conservation District needs your acorns to help restore native oak trees across Napa County. Simply scoop and bag your acorns and complete a form found on RCD's website or at their office.
DAY/DATES/TIME: Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM
LOCATION: 1303 Jefferson Street, Napa
PROS & CONS OF THE PROPOSITIONS
w/ COUNTY SUPERVISOR DIANE DILLON
Democrats of Napa Valley
Do you know how you are voting on the 11 state propositions? Bring your ballot; listen and ask questions as we work through these, and the local TOT measure, in 60-90 minutes. We will have a handout for these plus state candidates as well.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 10, 5:30-7PM
ELECTION FORUM - CANDIDATES FOR
CALISTOGA CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR
SPONSOR: League of Women Voters
Three candidates for city council and the incumbent mayor will talk about why they are running and answer questions from the audience. Spanish translation using headphones will be provided by UpValley Family Centers. Learn about the state propositions and local TOT taxes in English and Spanish. Voter registration available.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 17, 7-8:30PM
VALET BIKE PARKING AT HARVEST FESTIVAL
SPONSOR: Napa County Bicycle Coalition
Want to help promote biking as an alternative mode of transportation? The Napa County Bicycle Coalition works to incentivize biking to community events by providing free valet bike parking, but we need your help! Sign up for a short (but fun) volunteer shift at our upcoming valet bike parking booth at the St. Helena Hometown Harvest Festival.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 20, 10:15AM-5PM
LOCATION: St. Helena
RETIREMENT RENEWAL FORUM
SPONSOR: Collabria Care, Aegis Living of Napa
"Keeping the Laughter in Our Lives: strategies for Good Health and Feeling Alive!" One of the challenges of being retired or thinking of retirement is to keep smiling when things grow difficult. Not to worry: Dr. Miki Paul, noted humorist and psychologist, will share the health benefits of laughter, and how wit and wisdom contribute to healthy living.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 23, 5:50-7PM
LOCATION: 414 So. Jefferson, Napa
or visit their website.
UC DAVIS WILDFIRE STUDY
SPONSOR: UC Davis, School of Medicine,
Dept. of Public Health Sciences,
Environmental Health Sciences Center
The UC Davis Wildfire Study research team is recruiting community volunteers to conduct door-to-door surveys in Napa County. The purpose of the survey is to learn about how people in Napa experienced the wildfires, their needs related to the impacts of the fires, and potential health impacts. This information will be used to understand how wildfires may affect health status and to help local agencies and health care organizations prepare for the future. Volunteers who want to contribute to research on health impacts of the wildfires are invited to join us in this study. The surveys will be conducted tentatively over five Saturdays in the months of October, November, and/or December. Each day includes two 15 minute breaks and a lunch period. During the first Saturday, half of the day will be devoted to a training based on the Centers for Disease Control protocols for "Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)".
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 27, November 10 & 17, December 1 & 8, 8AM-5PM
LOCATION: 414 So. Jefferson, Napa
HOWL-O-WEEN HAUNT AT EVIL VINES CEMETERY
SPONSOR: Jamison Animal Rescue Ranch
Each October the Evil Vines Cemetery appears, filled with tricks and treats for all ages. Evil Vines Cemetery is a free, outdoor yard haunt benefiting Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR). Guests can brave a trip to the treat bowl and venture through eerie cemetery paths. Stop by for a ghostly good time and bring a donation or an item from JARR's Wish List - because there's nothing scarier than a homeless pet!
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 27, 7-9PM; Wednesday, October 31, 6-9PM
LOCATION: 2110 Euclid Avenue, Napa
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank.
Karen or Betty.
Waterway Keepers began as a CanDo project. Now it's orchestrated by our friends at the Napa Co. RCD. Volunteers 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.
CanDo has a whole new way to help the Food Bank feed neighbors in need.
LIKE TO HAVE YOUR EVENT
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.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.
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