October 2015 Newsletter

 Newsletter | October 2015
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Many classes do not require registration.

It’s Never Too Late at Upper Noe
Memorial for Vick Rosen – Oct 14
Fairmount Height Brunch
Scare Grove
Community Events
Volunteer Opportunities

It’s Never Too Late at Upper Noe – Get Out and Play
Volleyball at Upper 

NoeNo need to register. 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.

See the full list of Upper Noe activities at http://uppernoerecreationcenter.com/wp/

Memorial for Vick Rosen – Oct 14
UpperNoeNeighborsBoard Neighborhood advocate and long-time president of Upper Noe Neighbors Vicki Rosen passed away in June. She was a dedicated voice for the community and we are proud to honor her commitment and her spirit. A celebration of Vicki’s life and service to the community will be held Wednesday, October 14, from 7 to 9 pm in the Upper Noe Recreation Center auditorium. State Senator Mark Leno and District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener will speak. A plaque in her honor will be unveiled in the vestibule of this community meeting room. The Upper Noe Neighbors Board of Directors invites all to come and share your company and your memories of Vicki. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Evite is appreciated, click here.

Take a Hike - Fairmount Height Brunch on Billy Goat Hill
The newly re-formed Friends of Fairmount Heights Association (FHA) is getting off to an active start. Just six months into formation, the group is throwing a party to celebrate Autumn and the joy of living. Says Events Chair Daniel Oppenheim, "The event is an opportunity to enjoy the company of your neighbors while sharing some food, drinks, conversation, live music and a great view. We do not have an agenda other than to have fun and connect with others in our local community."

Neighbors will assemble on Saturday, October 10 at 10 a.m. for a potluck brunch atop Billy Goat Hill, the crown jewel of Fairmount Heights open space. Sweeping views overlooking San Francisco and the bay are enough reason to make the trek on a Saturday morning. Great food and inviting company will make it all that more worthwhile. View the event flyer.

Many members of FHA have are connected with Friends of Billy Goat Hill Park and have been working together to influence Rec & Park progress on the Billy Goat Hill / Walter Haas Park trail project. The upcoming brunch provides an opportunity for others to see this path and talk about what is taking shape.

Scare Grove
Scare GroveThe spooky woods of Stern Grove come alive with colorfully costumed children, ghosts and goblins on Friday, October 23 from 3 – 9 pm. Scare Grove is a family-friendly event featuring carnival rides, a haunted house, costume parade, live entertainment, food for sale and more! Cost is $8 per person; children under 2 are free. View the event poster.


Community Events
At the Rec Center

October 14 , 7 – 9 pm
Upper Noe Neighbors
Celebrating the life and legacy of Vicki Rosen
contact: president@ uppernoeneighbors.com

October 21 , 7 pm
Upper Noe Community Recreation Council / Friends of the Noe Valley Rec Center
Upper Noe Rec Center Auditorium
contact: Cheryl Woltjen (415) 970-8061 cheryl.woltjen@sfgov.org

Outside the Center

October 10 , 10 am
Fairmount Heights Assoc. Potluck Brunch
Billy Goat Hill
Beacon Street
Bring a dish to pass and perhaps a chair or blanket to sit on.
Contact: info@fairmount-heights.org

October 23 , 3 – 9 pm
Scare Grove
Stern Grove
Sloat Blvd, San Francisco

October 25 , 1 – 5 pm
Autumn Magic Celebration
"A Taste of 30th Street"
30th Street Senior Center
225 30th Street
Honoring Our Community
Tom Maravilla
Friends of Noe Valley
In Memoriam Vicki Rosen
General Admission: $25 purchase tickets
contact: E. Carmen Torres, 415.550.2213 or ctorres@onlok.org

Contact info@noevalleyreccenter.com if you have an event that you would like to list.

Volunteers Needed
• 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.
• Distribute our new Friends of NVRC postcard. This newsletter is distributed to nearly 1,000 “friends.” Make sure interested neighbors know about our group by helping distribute our informational postcard around the neighborhood.

• 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.
Enjoy your Park!

Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center