Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier June 1, 2019
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June 1, 2019

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard. Join us at 6pm to meet and greet your neighbors!

District 3 City Council Candidates Forum Moe Baddourah (incumbent), John Loveday, and Will Brennan candidates for the District 3 City Council seat will participate in a forum sponsored by the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. The forum will be moderated, and audience questions will be solicited. This is a great opportunity to get to know the candidates before the November 5th election. All District 3 residents are invited. Refreshments will be served.

To vote in the election, you must register with Richland County by October 7.

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

City’s Recreational Swim Season is Officially Underway
The recreational swim season for the City of Columbia’s outdoor pools and splash pads/spray pools began on Saturday, May 25.

Maxcy Gregg Pool which is closest to our neighborhood (1655 Park Circle just off Blossom St) is open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 7pm, Fridays from 1-6pm (free swim day), Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, and Sundays from 2 to 6pm.

These nearby spray pools are open Monday-Friday from 10am to 12pm and 4 to 6pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays:
Edisto Discovery Park - 1914 Wiley St.
Emily Douglas Park - 2500 Wheat St.
Heathwood Park - 800 Abelia Rd.
Melrose Park - 1500 Fairview Rd.
Sims Park - 3500 Duncan St.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 or visit

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, June 16, 1-4pm
The public is invited to an open house at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum. The open house program is held the third Sunday of every month, and features a variety of learning elements in these events.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email for more information.

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 24, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. The main crew will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves.

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
This week was South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s (SCEMD) Hurricane Preparedness Week. SCEMD has updated the South Carolina Hurricane Guide which is available for download. This guide covers about everything yo need to know about preparing yourself for a weather emergency, and steps to take and contact information in the case of an event!

SCEMD has also produced the SC Emergency Manager App for iPhone and Android. The app allows you to create Your Personal Emergency Plan, identify your hurricane evacuation zone, get the latest information on South Carolina State office closings and delays, and includes valuable information on planning and preparing for emergency and recovering afterwards.

Crier emails
We are making an effort to send out these informational emails around the first of every month to keep neighbors up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest. It's cheaper and better for the environment not to print and pass out fliers! But we could all probably use the exercise!

If you have information of interest to the neighborhood, 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.

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Join now for 2019!
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