1. Celebrating the Kindergarteners

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    The 2011-2012 school year was the first in which CalSERVES incorporated little kindergarteners into our program. It has been quite a successful year! To celebrate our successes, we held a CalSERVES-wide Kindergarten field trip! On Wednesday, May 16th, our kinder classes from all four sites, Kawana, Taylor Mountain, Bellevue and Meadow View, were picked...
  2. Global Youth Service Day

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    On this Saturday, April 21st, CalSERVES, in collaboration with Sonoma County Regional Parks, will be hosting its annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), the largest collective service event in the world. This year, our AmeriCorps members will team up with community volunteers to lend a helping hand at Spring Lake...
  3. Egg Hunt for Tots – April 7, 2012

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    For the second year, CalSERVES supported the Egg Hunt for Tots at Howarth Park, a low cost to families of children ages 3-5. The proceeds from this event benefit the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund for low income families to afford to participate in programs and activities. The morning began...
  4. Kawana Kids CAN!

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    Canstruction is an annual design and build competition among community organizations to construct creative structures made entirely out of canned food. This year’s event was sponsored by Whole Foods Market and the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), and was held at Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, where structures were displayed...
  5. Happy Valentines Day from CalSERVES!

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    Happy Valentine’s Day. As you celebrate with family and friends, take a moment to think about ways you take care of your heart. Maybe its taking a walk on your lunch break, or spending time with a favorite pet. It might be digging in the garden, or volunteering to help...
  6. What’s Cookin? Tuesday: Vegetable Kabobs and Dip

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    Reasons to Eat Zucchini A cup of sliced zucchini is: A good source of vitamin C. A source of manganese, potassium, and vitamin B6. Champion sources of vitamin C: Grapes Green beans Melons Peppers Swiss chard Tomatoes   Vegetable Kabobs and Dip Ingredients: Makes 32 tastes at 1 stick each...
  7. What’s Cookin? Tuesday – Creole Green Beans

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    Kristen Mowers, CalSERVES Nutrition Coordinator Produce Tips: Look for a variety of green beans (e.g., string, snap, Chinese long beans). Green beans should look fresh with a bright green color. Make sure the beans are plump and firm, with a velvety feel and don’t have any sign of decay. Place...
  8. What’s Cookin? Tuesday – Citrus Berry Ice

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    Kristen Mowers, CalSERVES Nutrition Coordinator How Do Strawberries Grow? Strawberries grow on small, low growing perennials (plants that survive more than one growing season) that prefer well-drained, sandy soil and are native to temperate and mountainous tropical regions. To produce the best crop the plants need plenty of water, warm...
  9. What’s Cookin? Tuesday – Berry Good Banana Split

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    Kristen Mowers, CalSERVES Nutrition Coordinator May is National Strawberry month! Reasons to Eat Strawberries One cup (about eight large berries) provides: More than 140 percent of the recommended Daily Value for Vitamin C. Three grams of fiber, making it a good source of carbohydrates. As much potassium as half of...
  10. What’s Cookin? Tuesday – Kick’n Chicken Pitas

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    Kristen Mowers, CalSERVES Nutrition Coordinator Fruity Facts: Grapes are about 80 percent water. One cup of grapes contains about 3/4 cup water, helping to keep the body hydrated. Grapes are actually berries. There is an average of 100 grape berries in a bunch. Fresh grapes stay good for two to...