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Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
DECEMBER 18, 2008

USC Belser Arboretum Work Day
The Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association will sponsor another monthly work day for the CANDO gardens at the Belser Arboretum on Saturday, December 20 from 8-11am. Garden Day will be tidying up the beds near the gates and make sure the leaves are under control (raking, blowing, etc.), and then perhaps putting some greenery on the gates. Please contact Valerie Marcil (738-0682, 331-1138, if you plan to come out to work.

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Join us for our December Open House coming up at the Arboretum this coming Sunday, December 21 from 1-4pm. This falls quite close to Christmas and we know it is a busy time for all. We am hoping that a few of you can find it in your hours and hearts to help out. For Open House, as usual, we need two "greeters" for the gates from 1-4, and if you can arrive 15-30 minutes early to help set up that is great. So consider spending a few peaceful hours during this busy season in the lovely outdoors of the Arboretum. Please RSVP to Valerie Marcil (738-0682, 331-1138, if you can help either day. Regardless, please come visit!

An endowment fund has been established to provide financial support for the perpetual care of the Arboretum. Naming sponsorships are also available. More information on opportunities for giving to the Endowment is available at

Post Holiday Adult Party
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Adult Party in January 23, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm. The party will be held at Bloomwood (530 Kilbourne Road), the 1920's home of W. Gordon Belser, now owned by Regina Monteith. Plans include serving wine and beer with pot luck appetizers and holiday snacks. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ashley Norton at or call 799-7904.

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