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GREEN BAG PICK-UP
SAT., OCT. 12
Harvest is a time of abundance for many, but it's not the case for everyone. That's where CanDo's Napa Valley Food Project comes in!
As always, any wholesome non-perishable food you'd serve to your family is welcome. But here are the Food Bank's special requests for October:
- 100% juice again (SO appreciated by clients and the Food Bank is unable to buy juice through their usual sources at this time.)
- Canned veggies (low-sodium)
Not involved yet?
Watch this three minute viseo for an overview.
FARM TO FOOD BANK PROJECT
HELP FEED THE HUNGRY AND KEEP GOOD FOOD OUT OF THE LANDFILL!
Join us as we take Farmers Market donations to the South Napa Shelter and the CAN-V Napa Food Bank.
Mario and Rick unload donations at the
Food Bank Warehouse
Any Saturday year-round.
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
to learn more or to
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
TODAY IS WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY
what Harvard Medical School has to say about the benefits
of a vegetarian diet.
BITS AND PIECES
from Spain to Portugal to Cuba to the United States.
She learned about the hidden heritage they had unknowingly safeguarded as Crypto-Jews since the time of the Spanish Inquisition ... in the form
"The Book of Life and the Book of Death
are open every day,
and our name is written in one or the other of them at every moment, and then erased and written again the moment after that.
We are constantly becoming, continuously redefining ourselves.
This doesn't just happen on Rosh Hashanah."
- Rabbi Alan Lew
is celebrated from
Sunday Sept. 29-Tuesday Oct. 1 this year.
Q. Can PVC go into the blue recycling bin?
A. No, we cannot recycle any types of PVC (#3) plastic. It will need to go in the gray landfill cart.
Curbside Composting or recycling to
Responses graciously provided
Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling
& Waste Services.
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
CanDo's Garden for the Food Bank
fresh, local produce for the CAN-V Food Bank. We also collect produce from generous Farmers' Market vendors for the Food Bank and Homeless Shelter.
Waterway Keepers began as a CanDo project. Now it's orchestrated by our friends at the Napa Co. Resource Conservation District. 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 brilliant way to help share food with neighbors in need.
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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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
It's Green Bag
and we're looking for volunteers at the
Join CanDo's Napa Valley Food Project volunteers for a morning of fun and fulfillment. Gather green bags as Neighborhood Coordinators drive in. Weigh and sort food. Build community by sharing food.
October 12 9:30AM-noon
LOCATION: Napa Food Bank,
1766 Industrial Way - Napa
Eight slots reserved for students.
call Marilyn, 949.338.6522.
Watch this 3-minute
for an overview.
8TH ANNUAL LATINX HERITAGE
CELEBRACION DE HERENCIA LATINX
A Delicious Way to Celebrate!
A Taco Fiesta
at the Napa County Library.
to see or print out a calendar of events in
English or Spanish.
FROM THE NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
Here's an important
by Courtney Teague filled with local voices to help you
better understand why our
really needs more affordable housing.
"Lissa Doumani, half of the chef-owner duo who operated St. Helena restaurant Terra for 30 years, learned the hard way that steady business and loyal customers aren't enough to last in the Napa Valley.
"Businesses need workers. And workers need housing ..."
SEE BLOCK BELOW TO LEARN EVEN MORE AT A HOUSING TOWN HALL NEXT WEEK.
Join the Napa Valley Register for an interactive panel discussion about the rising cost
of housing in Napa County.
The Napa Valley Register will host a town hall and panel discussion on housing, featuring speakers from the public and nonprofit sectors.
planned this event after receiving public feedback from guests of its community dinners, where residents shared housing struggles and talked about what they'd like to change.
reporter Courtney Teague will discuss her reporting on the paper's recently launched Costs of Living series, which takes a look at how the high cost of housing affects local residents and workers.
Speakers include: Liz Alessio, Napa City Councilmember; Leon Garcia, American Canyon mayor; Cass Walker, Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation housing consultant; and Pablo Zatarain, Fair Housing Napa Valley executive director.Learn more about local resources at a housing resource fair from 5:30-6PM and from 7-7:30PM. The panel will run from 6-7PM.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Thursday, Oct. 10 5:30-7:30PM
LOCATION: CrossWalk Community Church, 2590 First St., Napa
NOTE: Light refreshments available.
Help Collect Local Acorns
Resource Conservation District (RCD) Needs Acorns!
Each fall, RCD collects, plants, and distributes acorns from local native oak trees in their efforts to re-oak Napa County. Check out their five minute video,
ReOaking Napa Valley.
RCD relies on volunteers like you to help collect native oak acorns. To volunteer, keep an eye out for acorns on your property or other properties that you have access to. Review this Acorn Collection Fact Sheet to learn how to tell good acorns (those that have a good chance of germinating) from bad, and other handy tips.
For all of these projects, RCD needs acorns from:
Still not sure what kind of oak you have? Take some photos and
them to RCD! Close-up photos of the leaves and photos of the whole tree and acorns are most helpful for identification.
Let's see what we CanDo
more oaks on the hills where they belong!
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!
COFFEE MORNING AT WETLANDS EDGE
SPONSOR: American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation (ACCPF)
The popular Wetlands Coffee Morning is back for fall! Start your Saturday with a cup of hot coffee and beautiful Wetlands views. Friendly ACCPF Board Members will be at the Wetlands Edge Trailhead with Starbucks, morning treats, trail maps (for both Wetlands and Newell Preserve) and plenty of encouragement for your morning visit to Wetlands. Don't feel like hitting the trails? Hang out with us for some friendly chit chat and wildlife sightings. It's a great opportunity to chat with ACCPF board and staff about upcoming events and programs. We'll also share an update on the Outdoor Exercise Equipment that we funded for Clarke Ranch. ACCPF MEMBERS: Bring your logo'd tumbler along for FREE coffee and refills! Not a member yet? This is a great chance to join/renew, make a donation, or just learn more about ACCPF and our beautiful trails. Hope to see you there!
Saturday Oct. 5th, 9:30-11:00AM
LOCATION: Wetlands Edge Trail Head, 2 Eucalyptus Drive
CAR RAFFLE FUNDRAISER FOR NAPA AND VINTAGE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
SPONSORS: Napa AND Vintage High Schools Athletic Boosters
The Vintage and Napa High School Athletic Boosters encourage you to buy $20 tickets for this year's Big Game Car Raffle fundraiser.
The prize is a 2019 Volkswagon Jetta supplied
by Hanlees Napa Auto Group.
The raffle will take place during half-time of this year's Big Game between Vintage and Napa High School football teams. Tickets may be purchased from student athletes or at the high schools themselves.
Tickets for sale now through Friday, Nov. 1.
EXPLOSION OF ORCHIDS SHOW & SALE
SPONSOR: Napa Valley Orchid Society
The Napa Valley Orchid Society's 26th Annual Show and Sale will delight experts and beginners alike. Admission is free. Enjoy a beautiful display of judged orchids and shop among many vendors for a wide variety of orchids, succulents, cactus, garden plants, art, pots and supplies. A terrific raffle too! Learn how to re-pot and bring your questions to the experts. Great for the whole family and don't forget your grandparents.
Sat. and Sun., Oct. 5-6, 10AM-3:30PM
LOCATION: Las Flores Community Center - 4300 Linda Vista Ave., Napa
Sing Napa Valley
Featuring Sing Napa Valley and a variety of soloists and small ensembles, there is no end to the surprises. Whatever one might Xpect, the results will be totally unXpected! Audience members should be prepared for an afternoon of completely humor, beauty, song, harmony and more. However, the expectations of beverages from the bar and delicious food available for purchase are for real!
Sun., Oct. 6, 3-5PM
Runway by Patrick Restaurant & Bar, 2400 Airport Road; Napa County Airport Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy.
DOCENT-GUIDED TREE WALKS WITH
NAPA COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS
SPONSOR: UC Master Gardeners of Napa County
Join the Napa MGs for the last tree walk of the year. Learn the history of Fuller Park and interesting facts and lore of the 44 trees that are on the tour. Pre-registration is recommended.
DATE/TIME: Mon., Oct. 7, 10AM-noon
LOCATION: Fuller Park, corner of Seminary and Oak - Napa
H2O SUPERHERO BIRDING WALK
SPONSOR: Napa County Library
Take a stroll along the Napa River from the Library to the Oxbow with a Napa-Solano Audubon Society member. Families are asked to meet at the Napa Main Library.
DATE/TIME: Sat., Oct. 12, 10AM-noon
LOCATION: Meet at the Napa Main Library, 520 Coombs Street
PLEASANTON HARVEST FESTIVAL
SPONSOR: City of Napa Senior Center
Meet at the Napa Senior Center on Saturday October 26, 2019 for a bus ride down to the Pleasanton Harvest Festival. Browse three buildings for thousands of American handmade crafts while enjoying live music and entertainment, delicious food, artist demos and prizes. Cost covers transportation only. Gate admission and lunch is on your own. Register on-line, at the Senior Center, or the Main Office, 1850 Soscol Ave. Suite 201, Napa
DATE/TIME: Sat., Oct. 26, 8:30AM-4:30PM
Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson - Napa