Eclipse Viewing Party!

The Sherwood Forest Prebyterian Church is hosting a viewing party for the Eclipse and inviting the neighborhood! Avoid the crazy traffic and crowds in town. Come out to the field at the church to see the Eclipse together. They will have games for the kids and a hotdog cookout. Bring anything you want grilled and get it cooked it to your specs!

And speaking of specs, make sure you bring your own certified viewing glasses as those are the only eyeballs you have!

The church will be open and the air conditioning on if you need to get out of the heat.

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SFNA General Meeting August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard.

City of Columbia Code Enforcement Deputy Housing Official Michael O’Neil will speak and take questions regarding residential codes and neglected or abandoned properties.

Our neighbor Megan Harrington has agreed to serve as our social committee chairperson and will discuss some of her ideas and ask for yours.

Municipal Police Officer (MPO) Kevin Schmidt from the City of Columbia Police Department will speak and answer questions about crime in our neighborhood and surrounding areas.

A representative from the Richland County Penny Sales Tax team has been invited, but not confirmed, to speak about the progress for transportation in the County.

From 6-6:30pm join in socializing and snacks with your neighbors. The general meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the second month of each quarter.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!

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The Belser Arboretum Endowment Fund

The USC W. Gordon Belser Arboretum in the heart of Sherwood Forest is almost entirely supported by two funds established in 2007 by the University of South Carolina. The Belser Arboretum Endowment Fund (#B11336) was established to provide a permanent funding mechanism for the Arboretum operation. Only 5% of interest earned by the Endowment Fund can be used each year. The second is the Belser Arboretum Fund (#1A3769) which is a spendable fund from which monies can be freely spent for current Arboretum needs.

If you wish to donate to either of these funds, simple write a check to the USC Education Foundation, 1027 Barnwell St, Columbia SC 29208 and indicate in the memo field the name and number of the fund.

For more information or to arrange for large gifts, contact Vincent R. Suarez, Senior Director of Development, 803.777.4232 or mobile 803.260.3645, or email him at