Sherwood Forest Crier, April 1, 2023

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April 1, 2023

Parents’ Friday Night Out!
Friday, April 14, 6-8pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

Sherwood Forest ARP Church is hosting a Parent’s Night Out event featuring a Good News Bible Club sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Children aged 5-12 will enjoy a meal, games, a Bible story, and music supervised by adults who have had training and background checks through CEF.

The event is free, but you are asked to register your child in advance by going to the CEF website and scrolling down an clicking on Sherwood Forest ARP, or by smart phone using the QR code.

If response to this event is good, then the church will consider holding an event like this monthly.

For more information, you can email Pastor Russ Harless.

Block Captain Update

As a Sherwood Forest resident, you can take deep pride-in and offer-up a high salute of thanks to the 10 neighbors volunteering as your 2023-24 Block Captains.

Please welcome the newest B.C.’s joining the team: Mary Battle Zone 1, Emilie Lewis Zone 2, Cary Perry Zones 4 & 9, and Lauren Bradley Zone 12. Please support their energy and join re-join for 2023. Big appreciation goes to former longtime B.C., Ron Hagell, who now joins the Branding Task Force.

Yes, all “B.C.’s” are busy with their life, family, jobs, etc. Many serving for many years, some even carry extra Zones which need B.C.’s of their own. In particular, the Kilbourne Hill and Cameron Court residents need B.C. leadership.

So, if you can find about 20-hours a year (90-minutes a month) please review the responsibilities and text me at 803-467-9570 with any questions.

Fun! Easy!

Pat Mason

See the current SFNA block captains and zone map.

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, April 16, 1-4pm

Guest speaker will be naturalist, educator, and environmental consultant Josh Arrants of Arrants Outdoors, LLC.
Meet at 1:30 in the Outdoor Classroom for this month’s talk.

Book Club on The Mind of Plants meets Sunday, April 2, at 3pm in the Outdooor Classroom

Next Book Club will meet Sunday, April 23 at 4pm with USC’s Nicola Waldron. Book to be announced.

Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month. Open for walkers and volunteers Wednesday and Saturday 10am-noon, Thursdays from 3pm-7pm.

Follow the Arboretum on Instagram and see Facebook for event info.

Forest Friends

Spring is a great time to think about complimenting the larger plants in our forest (trees), with shrubs and perennials that attract pollinators, and thus support our birds and other wildlife.

Pollinators also play a huge role in food production, so if you are a backyard vegetable gardener, the pollinators will make your vegetable garden more productive, too! And what you want mostly is native plants that support all stages of the pollinators.

The Upstate Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society assembled a list of native plants for wildlife, broken down by shade, sun, wet, and dry, and also by trees, shrubs, and perennials. Even though upstate plants are featured, many, if not most, can be grown in the Midlands:
Native Plants for Wildlife pdf…

As luck would have it, the Midlands Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society is holding its spring sale Saturday, April 15 with a large selection of pollinators! This spring, the sale will be at the Canoeing for Kids site, 114 Riverchase Court, Lexington. For more information: Facebook event…

Valerie Marcil

Richland County Earth Day Free Drop-Off Event
Saturday, April 22, 8am-12pm
Columbia Place Mall, 7201 Two Notch Road, Columbia SC 29223

Material Accepted:

  • Scrap Metal – appliances, bicycles, metal chairs, metal shelving, lawn mowers (drained of all fluids)
  • Tires – car, light truck, motorcycle
  • Household Hazardous Waste – paints, stains, sealers, solvents, household cleaners, household chemicals, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, acids, bases, mercury, fire extinguishers, propane tanks
  • Paper To Shred – limit five boxes or bags per household

Only open to Richland County residents. No businesses.

More info…

68th Annual National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina BBQ
Federation Center of the Blind of South Carolina
119 S. Kilbourne Rd, Columbia, SC, 29205
Thursday, April 27, 12noon-8pm

Our neighbor the Columbia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina is having their longstanding BBQ fundraiser for 2023!

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in advance at the Federation Center or at the door. You have a choice of either a quarter chicken or 4 ounces of chopped barbecue and a bun. Each plate comes with corn-on-the-cob and green beans.

See the Columbia Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of SC website for more information or to buy tickets online.

SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church

If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know! A full agenda will be available on the website.

The meeting will also be available on Zoom.

Draft minutes from the 1st quarter general meeting…

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, May 20, 9:30-11am

Mark your calendars!

Contact Dave Nelson at 803-447-4793 or for more information.

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Become a member or renew your membership now for 2023!

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