Holiday Caroling Crawl

O Come All Ye Carolers and Cookie Eaters!

Join us for some neighborhood caroling, beginning in Mercy-Bush Park on Saturday December 10 at 4 pm. There’ll be both traditional carols as well as non-religious songs. Song leaders will guide groups through the neighborhood, and treats will be served around 5:30 pm at a host home.

All are welcome, including small kids and those who don’t consider themselves singers. We’ll provide a limited supply of little bells.

Festive attire and wearable lights are also encouraged as we Jingle All the Way through Old Mountain View.

Poster for OMVNA Caroling Crawl
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Sun 12/4 Hot Chalk-A-Lot

What do you do when you really love chalk and you also love hot drinks? Host a hot chalk-a-lot (chocolate) party!

We’ll have sidewalk chalk, conventional hot chocolate, and vegan hot chocolate (no dairy). Free for all ages.

Mercy-Bush Park, Sunday Dec 4, 2-4 pm — see you there!

Poster for Hot Chalk-a-Lot event
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Photos from Friendsgiving 2022

We had a lovely little gathering with about 25 neighbors this last weekend to kickoff the Thanksgiving holiday.

Neighbors at Mercy-Bush Park
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Sun Nov 13 Friends-giving Potluck, 4-6 pm

This year, we are thankful for all of our neighbors and that we can get together for social events again. Building on the popularity of the summer picnic potluck, we’ll be having a Friends-giving potluck at Mercy-Bush Park. Join us on Sunday November 13, from 4-6 pm for an early Thanksgiving celebration with good food and good company!

No sign ups required — To participate, please bring:

  • a labeled Thanksgiving-style dish (not dessert though)
  • your own picnic blanket
  • your own reusable plates, forks, and cups — we’ll have a limited supply of apple cider to share!

The fire department has been invited, and we will have name tags and a sign in sheet. Please plan to clean up your own area and anything that you bring. See you there!

Friendsgiving Potluck Poster

A community event of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association (OMVNA)

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Photos from Rangoli Chalk Party 2022

Happy Diwali!

We had an amazing turnout of a couple hundred neighbors at Mercy-Bush Park last weekend, creating chalk rangolis and dancing with dandiya sticks. Please enjoy the photos below. Special thanks to the event leads, Kavita, Deb, and Upma!

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

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