DON'T MISS IT!
A FREE SCREENING of
This Friday, April 12
NV Unitarian Universalists
1625 Salvador - Napa
|Evolution of Organic (Trailer) - Green Film Fest 2017
TIPS FOR A GREEN, SUSTAINABLE,
EASTER OR PASSOVER
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the
of those who have much.
It is whether
who have too little."
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
BITS AND PIECES
LONG JOHN SILVER
|Strange animals that appear on the beach
This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
WHAT GOES IN YOUR BLUE RECYCLING BIN
help you sort out
what you need to sort out. It's by our CanDo pal, the "Compost Girl,"
Curbside Composting or recycling to "Compost Corner."
Responses graciously provided
by Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling & Waste Services
FARM TO FOOD BANK
Lend a hand!
We take fresh fruits and vegetables from the Farmers' Market to the Food Bank every Saturday.
It's quick, easy and fun.
For more information, or
Any Saturday - you choose!
or the short shift:
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
Wednesday, April 10
Join in the conversation or simply observe as a handful of us gather at a home in Napa to help keep CanDo moving forward. Kindly
RSVP and we''ll send directions.
Write CORE in
the subject line.
THE EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC
Friday, April 12, 7-9PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
1625 Salvador Ave.
NAPA FOOD PROJECT PICK-UP
Saturday AM, April 13
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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.
nDo's Food Project completes its third year of green bag deliveries to the Napa Food Bank this week and with your unwavering commitment, we're about to top
150,000 pounds of non-perishable food donations.
Not only that, this weekend marks our first pick-up and delivery straight to the St. Helena pantry!
Help out in the Food Bank warehouse this Saturday morning for a couple of community-spirited hours.
RSVP and select your warehouse shift here.
Please dress in layers and wear closed-toe shoes.
1766 Industrial Way - Napa
Sharing Food. Building Community.
WE HAD A REQUEST FOR
A REPRISE FROM LAST WEEK
During our Vision Quest,
these are the qualities folks identified to describe
Napa Valley CanDo.
We bet you prize many of them in your dearest friends.
Welcoming - Compassionate
Authentic - Energetic
Collaborative - Organized - Efficient - Flexible
Informal - Caring - Accountable -
Neighborly - Respectful - Positive
We like to think we're good listeners, too.
Shoot us an
or call 707.252.7743 if issues or ideas come to mind that you'd like to draw to our attention.
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!
EARTH DAY NAPA - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
SPONSOR: City of Napa
Sign up for one of three volunteer shifts for Earth Day Napa! All volunteers receive a little thank you
for your help. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County's Field Trip Bus Grant Program and the Darcy Aston Scholarship.
Sun., April 28, 7:30AM-5PM (varied shifts)
: Oxbow Commons
VOLUNTEER TO READ AT STORY TIME
AT NAPA FARMERS MARKET
SPONSOR: Community Resources for Children
Watch their faces light up when you rhyme and listen to their sweet giggles when you read a funny story! Don't miss this opportunity to share your favorite books and your love of reading with Napa's young children. Sign up today to get your preferred days. NEW THIS YEAR: FIESTA FIRST SATURDAYS!
We are especially interested in having bilingual Spanish/ English readers on those days.
INFORMATION ABOUT STORY TIME: Readers bring their own selections to read (age appropriate for 0-10 years) or select from books provided by the market. Volunteers read to children at the Education Station for 20-30 minutes. Children and families drop-in. If you represent a business or organization, please feel free to bring your business cards, flyers and other marketing material. We cannot do this important work without your generous support! Special thanks to the Napa Farmers Market for helping us promote early literacy and school readiness!
DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday, 9:30-11AM, Tuesdays, 10:30-11AM
The Education Station at Napa Farmers' Market at South Century Center
WILD NAPA - LIVING WITH MOUNTAIN LIONS
SPONSOR: Napa RCD
Come learn all about mountain lions for April's installment. RCD's friends from Felidae will discuss the ecology of mountain lions, their history, the challenges we sometimes face with sharing a habitat with them, and learn essential tips for living and recreating without fear in puma habitat. You will also learn the important role of mountain lions in creating healthy ecosystems and enjoy engaging photos and videos.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Wednesday, April 10,
LOCATION: Napa County Library, 580 Coombs Street
Community Literacy Day - Featuring a Puppet Show and Book Swap
Día de Alfabetización Comunitaria - Presentación especial de una historieta con marionetas y libros
EARTH DAY NAPA
SPONSOR: City of Napa
Come celebrate Earth Day with the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County. There will be music and entertainment for everyone. Enjoy activities for all ages and delicious local food, wine, and beer. Over 75 organizations and vendors will provide information about green products, services, our local environment, and how you can get involved locally to make a difference for the Earth.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 28,
LOCATION: Oxbow Commons
SPONSOR: Rianda House Senior Activity Center
All are welcome as Rianda House Senior Activity Center kicks off their 5th "Rally4Rianda" fund drive with a classic car show and community celebration. Classic Cars and Vintage Trucks will be on display in the park along with virtual reality games, a magician, portraits by Mayor Geoff Ellsworth, Dixieland music provided by the St. Helena Community Band and delicious food and beverages from Sorensen's Catering, Mad Fritz Beer and our generous local wine industry. Admission is free with food, beverages and activity tickets available at the event. All proceeds benefit Rianda House wellness and educational programs and supportive resources for Up Valley older adults. Today, more than ever, Rianda House needs your support to sustain and grow their programs and services for Up Valley seniors in St. Helena and our expanding service area in Calistoga. Your support will help more than 800 UpValley seniors keep learning, connecting, exercising, engaging and thriving!
Sunday, April 28th, noon-3PM
St. Helena's Lyman Park
NAPA HOMEBREWERS CLASSIC
SPONSOR: Rotary Club of North Napa
Your $40 ticket lets you taste and judge 40+ homemade beers and includes food. Great music, food and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit Rotary Charities including NEWS.
DAY/DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 4,
LOCATION: Skyline Park
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.
Learn more and
submit your event here
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sunday, 6PM for the following Tuesday's blast.
HERE'S WHAT YOU
TO GET INVOLVED
We grow fresh, local produce for the Napa Food Bank and collect produce from generous Farmers' Market vendors for the Food Bank as well.
Karen or Betty.
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.