This buttery yellow color
Have an hour or two?
CanDo helps make it easy
to make a difference.
See this image?
SO MANY WAYS TO HELP SHARE FOOD
Friday Free Markets are set up by CANV's Food Bank
in safe and secure
pre-determined places around our Valley. The hope is to make fresh fruits and vegetables available
for free to those who need them.
CanDo garden volunteers were delighted to harvest over 100 pounds last week from our organic garden and donate them to this cause.
FARM TO FOOD BANK PROJECT
Come help CanDo volunteers collect the
fresh fruit and veggies donated each and every week and deliver them
Any Saturday - you choose!
South Napa Century Center
195 Gasser Drive
to learn more or to
Teens and older, supervised children are welcome.
GARDEN FOR THE FOOD BANK
HELP US HARVEST
Every Sat., Mon., and Wed. morning
happily harvest for the Food Bank.
Come any day, and stay just as long as fits with
3 Easy Hacks to Help Ripen Fruit to Perfection
is your friend.
BITS AND PIECES
That's One Big Word!
School's back in session, so it feels time for an easily learned and way cool word - the longest in the Oxford English Dictionary.
What is it?
of the lungs resulting from the inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust.
With the exception of the silent "p" at the start, it's pronounced and spelled just as it sounds.
Don't believe us?
Meet 6-year-old Akash Vukoti, the youngest contestant in the Scripps Spelling Bee in 2016.
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.
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.
NAPA VALLEY FOOD PROJECT
Transform your good intentions
into powerful actions.
Help make sure all our neighbors have enough food to eat. It takes just about an hour and a half of your precious time every two months. It's simple:
1. More than 900 volunteer Food Donors leave a green bag of non-perishable food outside their front door on
a Saturday morning every two months.
2. Volunteer Neighborhood Coordinators pick-up
10 bags or so in their neighborhoods and drop them at the Napa Food Bank.
3. CanDo volunteers at the warehouse unload the bags and do a quick sort of the food. You don't even get out of the car!
Ready to make a difference?
No matter what role you might like to play,
learn more about this extraordinary project at our next
Neighborhood Coordinator orientation.
Tuesday, September 17 6-7:30PM
2780 Pike Drive - Napa
FFI: Email us
or call Marilyn: 949.338.6522
Watch this 3-minute
for an overview.
IT'S SENIOR SEPTEMBER AT THE
NAPA FARMERS MARKET
As if all these lush, ripe tomatoes weren't reason enough to shop
for seniors all month long?
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
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!
A BENEFIT CONCERT
FOR NAPA TEENS/SIERRA SERVICE PROJECT
SPONSOR: Napa Methodist Church
Everyone welcome. Pay what you can. Juliane Poirier & John Ruch of The Juliane Band perform with special guest Sean Allen an eclectic mix of uplifting songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
SPONSOR: Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists Napa Friends Meeting
This peace vigil has been ongoing since the 2004 invasion of Iraq. This month's vigil is in coordination with the Campaign for Nonviolence, a worldwide organization.
We stand witness to the misuse of our country's military, fighting wars of imperialist aggression and for oil profits. This is neither a march nor a protest. We stand or sit, deliver our message, and engage where appropriate, always in a spirit of quiet respect. Wear a hat, bring water and sunscreen, and a chair if you like. Flags and signs will be available, but feel free to make your own!
Sept. 22, 2-4PM
Corners of Third & Soscol, Napa
ZOPPE ITALIAN FAMILY CIRCUS
E & M PRESENTS
E & M Presents brings the return of the Zoppé Italian Family Circus for five performances -- Oct. 4, 5 & 6 -- in a new show, "La Nonna," dedicated to women's courage, strength and beauty. With authentic roots steeped in Old-World Italian traditions, the one-ring circus features astounding acrobatics, equestrian showmanship, wire walkers, contortionists and of course, Nino the Clown! The Zoppé family traces its history from humble beginnings of street clowns and jugglers through six generations of circus performers. Held in the spectacular 500-seat tent on the grounds of the Napa Valley Expo, Zoppé Circus is sure to please young and old alike.
Oct. 4, 7-9PM; Oct. 5, 1-3PM & 4-6PM; Oct. 6, 1-3PM & 4-6PM
Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St.
E&M Presents is looking for volunteers to help with various tasks pre- and post shows.
Email or call 707.224.4353.
SPONSOR: Stonehedge & Havens Winery
Please come and meet photographer Susan Segal and Artist Kathy Tranmer. Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres while viewing their beautiful work currently on display at Stonehedge Tasting Room in downtown Napa. A portion of art sales will go to the Napa Valley Art Association.
DATE/TIME: Friday, October 4, 5 -7PM
LOCATION: 1004 Clinton St., Napa
FFI: Email, call 707.257.1068 x300, or visit their website.
Democrats of Napa Valley
Now is the time to act on climate to create a healthy & sustainable future. Come to Climate of Action and learn from experts about bold solutions for climate change and everyday actions that you, your business, and your city can take today to lead the efforts to win the battle against climate change. Topics at this pivotal climate event include extreme weather events, building community resilience, climate-smart food and agriculture, reducing your carbon footprint, healthy green hotels, the future of mobility (free test rides) and more. Make a pledge to become a climate change maker and join us for Climate of Action. Presented by the Democrats of Napa Valley.
October 12, 10AM-4PM
(Registration opens at 8:30AM)
$45 Individual; $35 Senior (60 yrs. old+); $25 Full-time Student (includes lunch, breakfast snack & afternoon snacks from Alexis Baking Company)
Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy.
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Or do you have a fundraiser, educational opportunity,
or fun event you'd like us to
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