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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Outreach Virtual Meeting — Oct 17 @7:30pm

RE: changes for hours at homeless shelter at Trinity Methodist Church (Hope & Mercy)

To all Old Mountain View residents and property owners,

Linda Jones is working with Home First regarding the operation of their winter shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church on Mercy Street.  They are looking to expand their hours in the morning to allow for families/school children to have a bit more time at the shelter before having to leave in the morning.  They are making a minor request to modify their Provisional Use Permit and would require approval by the Zoning Administrator. As part of the request, they are scheduling an outreach meeting with our neighborhood to answer any questions we might have about this change in hours request.

The outreach meeting will be on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please use the link below to register for the meeting.

Thanks to our Zoom master Susan Bickford for setting up the Zoom Meeting.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Robert Cox

OMVNA Vice Chair

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 17, 2022 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Registration helps reduce the risk of Zoom bombing. Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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