This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
Q. Seems an odd question, but can a plastic (not padded) toilet seat go into my blue recycling bin?
Responses graciously provided
Napa Recycling &
CanDo's Napa Food Project
Put all those good
New Year's intentions into action.
Become a part of this remarkable endeavor to make sure one of our neighbors goes hungry.
Our next Neighborhood Coordinator orientation will be held in Napa:
Tuesday, January 15,
Learn more with this
DITCH THE RESOLUTIONS THIS YEAR
Here's some encouragement from the Queen herself.
Instead of setting restrictive New Year's Resolutions that are bound to end in disappointment, this year try setting
the same goals a Duke Of Edinburgh Award holder does:
- Do something physical
- Develop a skill
- Venture outside your comfort zone
If you simply do some charity work, exercise, learn a new skill and push yourself outside your comfort zone for a short time this year, then you will have succeeded!
"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them."
BITS AND PIECES
AUDUBON 2018 PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Click here to feast your eyes on award-winning images of the splendor, resilience, and ingenuity of bird life.
FARM TO FOOD BANK
SPEND JUST 45 MINUTES WITH US
at the fabulous Napa Farmers' Market, and help feed our hungry neighbors!
(or the short shift:
For more information, or
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
Teens and older
SAVE THE DATES
CanDo's NAPA FOOD PROJECT
Neighborhood Coordinator Orientation
Give us just 90 minutes
and we'll help you make sure that all our neighbors
have enough to eat.
Tues., Jan. 17, 6-7:30PM Napa
or call 707.252.7743
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Wishing you and yours a year of peace, ease,
and open hearts.
Your CanDo Neighbors
GENEROUS COMMUNITY OF GIVERS!
's 2018 GIVE!GUIDE TOTAL
AS OF MIDNIGHT, DECEMBER 31
Tune in next week once checks postmarked
by December 31 arrive.
iT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE MLK COALITION!
Jan. 20-21, 2019,
communities all around the Napa Valley will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of
the Beloved Community with
volunteer and educational activities.
Dr. Craig F. Schindler reflects on
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
Beloved Community and how we can achieve it.
service organization, faith-based community, or nonprofit help us spread the word about this wonderful annual community event?
We invite you to become a member of
Napa's MLK Jr. Coalition.
the name of your organization, a contact person, email and phone number.
Please write "MLK" in the subject line.
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!
RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE:
SEND A BOY SCOUT TO CAMP
SPONSOR: Napa Boy Scouts
Your Christmas tree could become the mulch that helps
St. John's Lutheran Church Mission Farm grow vegetables for the Napa Food bank.
Volunteers will haul away any trees left out on the curb by 9AM Saturday morning, January 5.
Trees must be stripped of decorations and metal spikes.
Volunteers ask that participants leave an envelope containing a $10 check made out to Boy Scouts of America on their door. Most of these proceeds go directly toward helping pay for Boy Scouts to attend summer camp.
ccording to Napa Recycling and Waste Services, a
ny trees not collected on Saturday, Jan. 5, will be collected on the neighborhood's normal service day, beginning the following Monday.
Trees taller than eight feet, if they are not picked up on Saturday, must be cut in half.
DAY/DATE/TIME: January 5, beginning at 9AM
LOCATION: Curbside pick-up
DI ROSA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAM
di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is recruiting volunteers to conduct school tours of all ages.
Gallery teachers/volunteers should be curious about art and ideas, comfortable working in an indoor/outdoor environment and available to volunteer weekdays during the day. Applicants from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. Conversational Spanish or other languages is helpful but not required.
January 8-February 19
LOCATION: di Rosa Center,
5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa
WILD NAPA - FISH MONITORING IN THE NAPA RIVER
SPONSOR: Napa County RCD
WILD Napa is a monthly lecture series that explores topics related to Napa County's "wild side!" RCD Senior Biologist Jonathan Koehler joins us for this month's installment. Since 2009, Jonathan has annually monitored smolt abundance, adult returns, juvenile distribution, and genetic diversity in the Napa River Watershed. Just this year his team found tagged trout returning up the Napa River to spawn. The purpose of this monitoring and research is to provide science-based information to all stakeholders involved in steelhead and salmon management and recovery. Come to our lecture at the Napa Library to hear what it's all about.
DAY/DATE/TIME: January 9 7-8PM
LOCATION: Napa Co. Library - 580 Coombs. Street
707.690.3117, or visit their website.
WILD AMERICAN CANYON
SPONSOR: Napa County RCD
WILD Napa is a monthly lecture series that explores topics related to Napa County's "wild side." Melissa Tofflemoyer joins us from WildCare for this month's installment. Come meet WildCare's rescued nonreleasable wild animals during this unforgettable presentation. By sharing their rescue stories, these animals act as ambassadors for their species and help raise awareness of their plight in the wild. WildCare's outreach and on-site educational programs have a history of providing quality nature education programming in the SF Bay Area since the 1970s.
DAY/DATE/TIME: January 23 6:30-7:30PM
LOCATION: American Canyon Library: 300 Crawford Way, American Canyon
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.
Marilyn. To help deliver fresh produce from the Farmers' Market to the Food Bank,
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.
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.