2018 Nov News

 Newsletter | November 2018
Happy Thanksgiving

The Rec Center will be closed Nov 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving. Normal hours resume on Sat Nov 24. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.


Concert in the Park Series continues in December
just SuzanneThe November 17 concert is cancelled due to bad air quality. Essence Goldman was scheduled. She is a rare treat and we will try to bring her back another time. Come hear the fantastic duet, Audio Blonde on December 15. Concerts in the Park provides free live music in the playground every third Saturday of the month from 10:30 to noon. Your host is Suzanne Kramer, shown right performing as just Suzanne with Mark Jeffery

Air Quality Affects Class Schedules
With air quality sticking in the red zone from the thick smoke of the Camp Fire, all outdoor classes have been put on hold since Friday, November 9. Indoor classes and activities, such as Zumba, will continue unless the air is extremely bad. The schedule for outdoor classes is being pushed back so that, if possible, classes will be made up at the end of the season. If not, Rec & Park will issue refunds for cancelled dates. 

SFYBSF Youth Baseball League Registration - Nov 17
San Francisco Youth Baseball League individual registration begins Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. Games begin in March. The league is collaboration between Rec and Park and the San Francisco Fire Department's Flame Program. It serves boys and girls ages 4 to 14 in six age-based divisions. Fees cover coaches, games, practices and uniforms.
Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sfrecpark/Home or visit Upper Noe Rec Center.

Winter Registration - Dec 15
Registration for Winter Activities begins Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Add classes now to your online WishList and register for them all with one click. View the Winter Catalog and register online at www.sfreconline.org or stop by the Rec Center office to do so in person.

Ladybug Gardeners – December 

Ladybug GardenersJoan Lionberger Ladybug GardenerVolunteers, get your hat and gloves and your gardening game on every second Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. Joan Lionberger invites amateur gardeners of all ages and genders to come out for some fresh air and help beautify our park. Tools are provided but feel free to bring your own. Extras are 
always handy to have around.

The Ladybug Gardener group was featured in the November issue of the Noe Valley Voice in an article about volunteerism, Giving Back in Noe Valley www.noevalleyvoice.com/2018/November/ .

For the bit about Joan and Upper Noe Rec Center, see pg. 10, There Are Many Ways to Give.

Ladybug Gardener Joan Lionberger in the Native Plant Garden (right).

Holiday Tree Lighting - Dec 6
tree lighting 2018The 89th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street) in Golden Gate Park on Thursday, December 6, from 4-8 p.m. This FREE family-friendly event will feature toboggan rides, snow play area, carnival rides, live entertainment, cookie decorating, visits with Santa and more! There will also be free admission to the Conservatory of Flowers, which will feature a holiday light show!
In addition, because it's the season of giving, the San Francisco Police Department is hosting a toy drive at the event. All are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be given to a family in need.
Get It Done, Call 311
Help keep Upper Noe in tiptop shape. When you see a need for some maintenance, call San Francisco Customer Service Center (311), visit sf311.org or download the 311 app

Enjoy your Park!
Email info@noevalleyreccenter.com with any questions or suggestions. Share this newsletter to your friends and neighbors.  Please help us to promote Upper Noe Recreation Center as your neighborhood center and to connect with all members of the community. 

Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center provides equipment and support for our wonderful neighborhood park, its patrons and staff year.-round. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to help keep our park clean, safe, accessible and fun. See how you can contribute at http://uppernoerecreationcenter.com/wp/donate/

Get citywide activity updates directly from Rec & Park. Sign up at sfrecpark.org/about/publications/

Chris Faust
Chair, Friends of the Noe Valley Recreation Center