National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 6-8pm
Sherwood Forest ARP Church
Join us to celebrate the neighborhood, get to know your neighbors and local City safety services.
- Door Prizes
- Homemade Ice Cream
- Moctezuma’s Taco Truck
- Displays on Historic Businesses in the Forest and The Belser Arboretum
- Live Music
- Children’s Playground
- Policemen and a Firetruck!
SFNA General Meeting
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30pm-8pm. The plan is to meet via Zoom (Meeting ID: 863 8990 6648 Passcode: 649565).
The Forest Friends committee has invited Ann Huyler, Reforestation Program Coordinator with the City of Columbia, to explain the City’s street tree planting program and how to get a free street tree! Each year the City plants 500 trees along City streets, and residents can request one or more to go in front of their yard.
If you have an issue you would like discussed at the meeting please let us know!
SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 20, 9:30-11am
Join your neighbors in keeping our beautiful neighborhood clean! It usually takes each volunteer less than an hour and it can really make a difference. Plus, it’s an easy way to meet your neighbors and a chance to do good. Mark your calendars and join us!
Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves. Pickers and trash bags are provided.
Contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UofSC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, August 21, 1-4pm
Sean Foley, Curator of Herpetology at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, will give a herpetological overview of the Midlands, and lead a walk to look for Arboretum amphibians.
Open House is always the 3rd Sunday of every month.
SFNA Forest Friends
Forest Friends is a neighborhood program to increase understanding of the urban forest that we live in, with incentives to retain and add native trees.
Forest Friends is taking orders for free trees! These will be native trees 3-5 feet tall in 3 gallon containers. We have funds for about 20 trees, which need to be requested in August and September, with pick-up in mid-October.
Fall is a great time to plant trees, giving roots time to get established before the new growth of spring and hot weather of summer. Contact Valerie Marcil for more information.
The Midlands Chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society‘s August meeting will feature Dr. Bob Polomski, Associate Extension Specialist – Environmental Horticulture/Arboriculture presenting a program about assessing tree health.
The program will be presented via Zoom at 7pm:
Meeting ID: 863 5575 1107
Please contact Valerie Marcil if you would like to be a Forest Friend!
The Crier goes out around the first of every month to keep neighbors and friends up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest.
If you have anything to share with your neighbors, please pass it along and we may include it in a future Crier.
Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe. No membership required, but of course we would like everybody to join! New neighbor? Let us know and we’ll send out the welcome wagon.
Why should you join the SFNA? Benefits of the SFNA.