Newsletter | December 2015
|Did You Know?
The Rec Center is closed for repairs Dec 21 – Jan 4
Closure for Floor Refinishing
Mike, the Birdhouse Builder
Upper Noe Rec Center opens at 9 a.m. Staff is happy to assist with registration. They will give out numbers starting at 9 a.m. to any early birds who line up and wait patiently. Thank you.
See www.noevalleyreccenter.com to find out how to register and to see the list of classes offered at Upper Noe this winter.
Not all activities require registration. Just drop by and drop in on any of a large number of activities. Qi Gong, Yoga, Zumba, Volleyball, Tango and the list goes on. Some require a small per session fee but many are absolutely free. In addition, Open Gym hours provide hours of court time for pick-up basketball games or practice.
Rec Center Closure for Floor Refinishing
St. Mary's and Moscone are also having their floors re-done. The closest alternative indoor gyms are Potrero Hill, Eureka Valley and Mission Rec Center. The outdoor basketball court here at Upper Noe will remain available.
Mike, the Birdhouse Builder
He built them out of love for his wife, his neighbors and his neighborhood and displayed them here and there. Many of them are whimsical; all of them are beautiful and beautifully crafted, bringing joy and surprise to our park. Says facilities coordinator Cheryl Woltjen, “The children are always asking if birds live in them. The birdhouses give the Rec Center a very homey feeling. They make Upper Noe unique in San Francisco Recreation and Parks.”
Mike’s birdhouses have come down for the winter for repairs. A children’s birdhouse building workshop in his honor is in the plans at Upper Noe for sometime before the spring. Mike was an inspiration. His kindness and charitable gifts of time and craftsmanship to our community will be sorely missed.
At the Rec Center
January 13 , 7 pm
January 20 , 7 – 9 pm
Outside the Center
Dec 12 , 3:30 – 5:30 pm
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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 August 8. 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