November 2020 Update

Trash Pickup:

There will be no trash pickup on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26th). Per Republic’s holiday schedule, they state that they will be picking up the trash the following day on Friday, November 27th.

Parking Policy:

Please remember to be courteous to your neighbors and follow the Bentana Woods West Parking Policy. As a reminder, the policy extends to your visitors and contractors. When having visitors or contractors at your house, please remind them to either park in your parking spots, a visitor spot, or along North Shore Drive.

Bentana Woods West Parking Policy Documents:

Winterize Your Hose Bibs:

Please do not forget to winterize your hose bibs to protect yourself from frozen pipes.

Bentana Woods West Halloween 2020

Greetings, Neighbors! Although it will be different this year, Bentana Woods West would like to offer a safe way for our neighborhood to enjoy Halloween with a night of costumes and trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31, starting at 5:30 pm!


If your household would like to participate, please leave your front lights on. We recommend you leave your treats outside, spread on a blanket or table (not in a bowl) near the sidewalk in front of your home. This will help to prevent groups clustering around doorways.

Whether you’ll be handing out candy or trick-or-treating, please read the recommendations below.

Trick-or-treaters, definitely DO:

  • Trick-or-treat with an adult who can help reinforce safety precautions
  • Wear a costume!
  • Wear a mask (designed to prevent the spread of germs, not just a costume mask)!
  • Walk safely in the neighborhood by carrying flashlights and staying on sidewalks
  • Touch only the treats you are taking
  • Bring along hand sanitizer
  • Wash your hands when you return home

Please DON’T:

  • Leave out bowls of candy (where lots of small hands will reach in)
  • Trick-or-treat in large groups

CDC Guidelines for Halloween Activities

Thank you for making a few small changes this year to keep one another safe and healthy! We’re excited to see all of your great costumes and creative treat-dispensing! As we do every year, we also remind everyone to please drive slowly and carefully on Halloween, as there will be families out trick-or-treating.

Happy Haunting!

Bentana Woods West HOA Board

2018 Pre-Trick-or-Treat Halloween Potluck


The Annual Pre-Trick-or-Treat Halloween Potluck will be on Wednesday, October 31st from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in front of 1544 Scandia Circle (Dave’s house!).

Please bring a dish to share. 🥘

We request no desserts or sweets. 🙅‍♀️🍫🙅‍♂️

Bring your own drinks and chairs. 🥤

And of course, wear a costume — even adults.

2018 Holiday Trash Schedule

There will be NO TRASH SERVICE on the following day:

  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 22) – trash will be picked on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23.

There are no other interruptions to the normal trash, recycling, and yard waste services. As a reminder, those service are as follows:

🗑 Trash – Monday & Thursday
♻️ Recycling – Monday
🍂 Yard Waste – Wednesday

Christmas tree collection will take place on Wednesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 16. Please be sure to remove all ornaments, lights, and tinsel!

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights


Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is open for the 2013 season from 5:30 to 10 pm, seven days a week from November 15 to January 6th.  Check their schedule for any special events and entertainment that you may be interested in seeing while you’re there.

A limited number of tickets are available at the gate, so you may be better off planning ahead and purchasing your entry for specific dates through TicketFly ($1 off weekday admission using the code: SITE13).

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights


Visit Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights from November 16th  – January 6th to experience over 500,000 LED lights and displays that bring Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to life!  Imagine the beauty of Meadowlark’s renowned gardens transformed into a winter wonderland, including a flowing stream of softly glowing lights. Marvel at the two story animated fountain, stroll past the Gingerbread Village, and explore the beauty of nature like you’ve never seen it. This event is sure to be the highlight of your holiday season!