Newsletter | April 2015
|Did You Know?
Free Drop-in Volleyball (18 and over) has expanded to Friday nights 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
|Bom Dia to Upper Noe
Drought Awareness Tour
Bom Dia to Upper Noe
Festivities run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. but Bom Dia Market is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10% of all purchases made all day go to support Upper Noe Recreation Center.
“Noe Valley Recreation Center is the heart of our community” says owner Madeline Theis. “We love seeing families on their way there, especially on Soccer Tots game days! We put together a special Soccer Tots snack pack for your athletes' next game to get them fueled and ready to play!”
Bom Dia means “Good day” in Portuguese. Come out, support new neighbors and old, and enjoy some delicious treats on Sunday, April 26. What a good day that will be.
Drought Awareness Tour
Currently, our lush garden of natives is in its element. The drought seems to affect them not a bit. Ladybug leader Joan Lionberger commented, "The Native Plant Garden is alive with butterflies and honey bees and flowers.” More than a half dozen species are in bloom from bright orange California Poppies to red Hummingbird Sage to lacey Sonoma White Yarrow. Come out and see this colorful collection along the Sanchez Street side of the building.
The tour is in conjunction with the quarterly Ladybug Gardener workday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are appreciated. Says Joan, “We still have the Blue Bird Garden and the Native Plant Garden to work on. Just a little work and our park looks inviting to the kids, big and small. It is a great way to get to know the park and your neighbors.
So, play on!
At the Rec Center
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• Help advise the city on what classes should be offered at the Upper Noe Rec Center. Serve a term on the Upper Noe Recreation Center’s Community Recreation Council and help shape programming at the Center. A teen member is still needed! Please contact Cheryl Woltjen at 970-8061. The form is available on our website and at the center. Please either drop it off or mail it to: Cheryl Woltjen, UNRC, 295 Day Street, SF, 94131.
• Lead a new event. Are you interested in organizing a new event at the Center? Maybe a game night or movie night? Please contact us at info (at) noevalleyreccenter.com.
• Garden at the Park. Help keep the park beautiful by volunteering with the Ladybug Gardeners on the second Saturday of each quarter. The next date in 2015 will be May 9. All ages welcome, no experience necessary, community service hours credited. Even an hour would be a big help! Please email ladybugs (at) noevalleyreccenter.com.
Thanks for your interest and support of your park! Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. Let us know about any community events you are planning at the park so we can promote them.
Please forward this newsletter to your friends and neighbors who use the Noe Valley Recreation Center. We want this newsletter to help build the park community — please help us connect with members of the community.
Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center