A VERY JUICY JUNE
We dubbed it "Juicy June," and it certainly was! Despite the excited chaos of school just out and vacations all 'round, CanDo volunteers brought in
pounds of non-perishable food to stock the Food Bank's seven pantries.
This pick-up began our 4th year with CanDo's Napa Valley Food Project.
It's been extraordinary.
Want to get involved?
Watch the 3-minute
and learn more
Building Community. Sharing Food.
This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
FARM TO FOOD BANK PROJECT
HELP US OUT THIS SUMMER
Here's a less-than-2-hour volunteer gig that just
about anyone can do.
You'll even have time
to take a sorbet break!
Help CanDo volunteers collect fresh produce from Farmers' Market vendors
and for the
Of course, you'll always be working with an experienced volunteer.
Any Saturday - you choose!
or the short shift:
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
to learn more or to
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Napa Valley College
Recycle your E-Waste, Appliances and Clothing
and much more.
Learn more about
Curbside Composting or recycling to "Compost Corner."
Responses graciously provided
by Tim Dewey-Mattia, Napa Recycling & Waste Services
Beloved of swimmers...
how they can make bicycling in traffic safer.
BITS AND PIECES
HAPPY FATHERS' DAY!
Here's a gift for each and every one of you.
May you have deep and meaningful conversations with your beloveds, just as this charming young Dad is having with his son.
"One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by."
SAVE THE DATES
NAPA VALLEY FOOD PROJECT
Monday, June 17 6-7:30PM
About 10 days following each of our green bag pick-ups, CanDo's steering committee gathers to help keep this remarkable program
Whether you're involved with the project or not, it's a great opportunity to get together with other folks who care about food insecurity in the Napa Valley. learn a bit about CanDo's efforts, and share something to eat and drink.
us or call 707.252.7743. We'll send you the address.
NAPA RECYCLING AND SOSCOL WATER TREATMENT TOUR
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30PM (Allow two hours.)
or call 707.480.0174.
: Up to 20 may sign-up for each tour.
Kids are welcome, but very young children may find the tour to long.
Learn more and sign-up
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.
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.
Treasury Wine Estates Volunteer Days:
5th Year Teaming Up with CanDo
They don't just make wine; they make a difference.
When local businesses partner with nonprofits and governmental agencies, great things can happen.
In the month of May, Napa Valley CanDo facilitated
eight volunteer events for the good folks at
World-Wide Volunteer Week.
Treasury and CanDo partnered with staff from the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Napa County Regional Parks and Open Space District, Napa County Resource Conservation District,
Connolly Ranch, and three school gardens
throughout the Napa Valley.
Tasks included a river clean-up, trail work and invasive species removal, weeding and preparing raised planting beds, setting pavers for wheelchair access to gardens, small building projects and creating water drainages.
These done-in-a-day environmental projects benefited from orchestration by Debra Dommen, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs / Corporate Affairs of Treasury Wine Estates,
and CanDo's coordinator, Margret Smetana, with
Debbie Giorsetto and Karen Garcia.
Over 147 TWE employees pitched in for this year's
events designed to benefit the Napa community.
THANK YOU, TWE.
You don't just make wine; you make a difference!
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?
A SNAPSHOT OF HOW NAPA IS GROWING
WHAT: Napa Courtyards Apartments
WHERE: 535 Coombsville Rd., Napa (across the street from Tulocay Cemetery)
DESCRIPTION: Twenty-one affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments close to bus,
shopping, schools and a park. Includes a community room with BBQ/picnic area
and community garden. Energy efficient appliances and a patio or balcony.
DEVELOPER: The Pacific Companies
LEARN MORE ABOUT
OUR COMMUNITY DOES ITS PART
Tour the Napa Recycling Center and
Soscol Water Treatment Facility
Wednesday, June 26 (1:30PM)
Be inspired by Napa's state-of-the art
See what happens to the items we toss into our blue recycling, yard waste, and trash carts. Learn what happens to water once it goes down the drain. You'll never look at water flowing out of your faucet the same way again.
Two-hour tour includes two sites: the Recycling Center and the Water Recycling Facility. We'll be at each site for about an hour.
Carpool from the South Napa Market Place parking lot, meeting at the front entrance of Target.
Details will be sent to those who SIGN-UP.
Wednesday, June 26, 1:30-3:30PM
NRWS Recycling Center 820 Levitin Way and Soscol Water Treatment Facility at 1515 Soscol Ferry Rd.
Grania or call 707.480.0174.
20 may sign-up for each tour. Kids are welcome, but very young children may find it too long.
KEEP LEARNING. KEEP GROWING.
GARDEN FOR THE FOOD BANK
We've got a native bee box. We've got a bluebird box (with babies!) We've got a pollinator garden
with a watering station enjoyed by
birds, bees, and butterflies.
And we have summer veggies growing like gangbusters!
What don't we have?
helping us grow yummy organic
fresh veggies for the
CAN-V Napa F
If you like to garden (or want to learn), and you're concerned about food insecurity in the Napa Valley,
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!
OAK VOLUNTEER DAY
SPONSORS: Napa County Resource
This event was originally scheduled for May 18th but was cancelled due to rain. Saturday, June 15 is the rescheduled date. Volunteers are needed to check acorn plantings for growth, pull invasive weeds, and mulch newly planted trees. All ages are welcome! Dress for gardening: thick pants and shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle. RSVP is encouraged, but not required.
Questions and RSVP: Email Anna. Rain cancels.
Saturday, June 15, 9-11:30AM
Alston Park, hillside above dog park (2001 Dry Creek Road)
FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY
FAMILY HOSTS NEEDED FOR MUSICIANS
SPONSOR: FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY
Festival Napa Valley offers tuition-free orchestra training program that attracts students from some of the most famous music institutions including Juilliard, Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and many more. This year, they continue the Academy's unique Host Family program as part of their effort to further involve the Napa Valley community in the excitement of Festival Napa Valley. Housing one of our students is an unique experience that allows participants to truly get to know budding professional classical musicians. Past hosts continue to rave about the experience, and host families enjoy exclusive access to select Festival Napa Valley events.
: July 7-22
Looking for host homes throughout the Napa Valley
WILD NAPA: TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE
SPONSORS: Napa County Resource
WILD Napa is a monthly lecture series that explores topics related to Napa County's "wild side"! George Altobell of Beekeepers of Napa Valley join us for June's installment. Come learn about the local honeybee population. Discussion will include the plight (no pun intended) of the honeybees, swarming, Colony Collapse Disorder, and what you can do to help. Learn more about these very interesting creatures and how important they are to our lives and food supply.
Wednesday, June 12 7-8PM
Napa Main Library: 580 Coombs Street
DOCENT-GUIDED TREE WALKS WITH THE NAPA COUNTY MASTER GARDNERS
SPONSOR: UC Master Gardeners of
Take a walk with the Master Gardeners through Fuller Park and the Veterans Home and learn about the many trees found there. All details are found on their website.
Varies, see their website.
Fuller Park and The Veterans Home
ROCK THE RIDE NAPA! A BENEFIT RIDE AND WALK FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Join us Saturday, June 29th, in Yountville for a morning together with local and national leaders working towards a future free from gun violence. There are two rides: a 25-mile ride and a 10-mile ride, as well as a 3-mile walk. Each activity will be followed by brunch at the Yountville North Park where we will have the chance to hear from a variety of voices making a difference in our collective mission to prevent gun violence.
Saturday, June 29, event start times:
8:15AM - 25 MILE RIDE
8:45AM - 10 MILE RIDE
9:15AM - 3 MILE WALK
The rides and walk start at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street, and end at the Yountville North Park, just up the street from the Community Center.
LIKE TO HAVE YOUR EVENT IN THE
Are you a nonprofit in need of volunteers?
Or do you have a fundraiser, educational opportunity,
or fun event you'd like us to
share in the SPOTLIGHT?
Space permitting, your post may run for up to three weeks leading to the date of your event. Photos you'd
like us to consider MUST be sent as a jpg.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: S
unday, 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.
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