Apr. 7 - Monthly Meeting & Social Potluck Join us for planning, work on donation boxes for the Women's Recovery Project, a brief presentation on simulation theory and some creative "simulated" dishes. 10 am at the Garden Room
Apr. 14 - Roadside Cleanup Volunteer to help clean our adopted section of highway. Join in the trashy treasure hunt and help remove trash from our local environment. Please see meetup event description for more details and safety video links.
Apr. 26 - Book Club Evening Choose any book you'd like to read and come and talk to the group about it. Learn about books you might not otherwise know about and find some new reading material in the process. Don't have time to read a book, come anyway and feel free to tell us about a book you've read in the past.
Apr. 29 - Big Sister Loop Hike We should see plenty of wildflowers on this "easy" 3/4 mile roundtrip loop. We'll have some our flower experts helping everyone learn about the flowers.
May 5 - HDG Yard Sale Drop off your clean, usable and ready for sale items to donate before the yard sale starts or contact Audrey to possibly arrange for early drop-off. We can also use some volunteers to staff our yard sale throughout the day. 8:00 am start and 3:00 pm close before transporting leftover items for donation to thrift store.
May 6 - Cheering at Special Olympics Track & Field We've received special permission to be down on the field cheering on the Olympians as they compete. Bring a large sign of encouragement and come scream your lungs out with us! 9:00 am at Stocker Stadium
May 19 - HDG BBQ & Annual Meeting Join everyone as we celebrate our volunteers, recap the year, renew memberships, bbq and play games in the park. We are encouraging everyone to bring a guest this year and newcomers are absolutely welcome.
(Events are subject to change and we are busy working on adding additional events.)
If you're doing some cleaning up around the house or have some items you'd like to get rid of and donate to HDG, don't forget we'll be having a yard sale on May 5th in the Redlands.
Need more information, have questions or suggestions? Feel free to contact us. You can reply to this email or call us.
HDG April 2018 Newsletter
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March started off with a monthly meeting and social potluck. We were able to map out future events, discuss ideas and treated ourselves to a variety of excellent food.
HDG volunteers next volunteered at the opening of the Eureka! McConnell Science Museum. We helped out by doing things like directing traffic, greeting people and moving tools out of the exhibits. As an extra bonus, we were able to tour the museum. We look forward to future opportunities to help out at the museum and encourage anyone who has the opportunity to stop in for a visit!
For our third event we shifted gears and had a night out at Kannah Creek. Participants were able to enjoy food, drink and discussion together. It proved to be a good way for many of our members to get to know one another outside of the usual context and we look forward to doing it again in the future.
Our fourth event had us discussing our varied religious backgrounds while enjoying some tea and scones during UniversiTea. It was fascinating to see both our similarities and differences. Everyone did an excellent job engaging with the topic while at the same time allowing others opportunities to tell their own individual stories. The discussion went so well that it was a little difficult to clear the room after our time had expired!
Some of our members next participated in the local March For Our Lives in support of students seeking reform. There was quite an impressive number of marches who marched from Lincoln Park to the old courthouse.
For our sixth and final event of the month HDG hiked the East Creek to see petroglyphs and rock shelters. Another pleasant surprise for the hikers was spotting big horn sheep in the area. The hike was an awesome ending to yet another packed month of learning, living, giving and growing!