Almanac

Community - June 1, 2011

Portola Valley holds town picnic June 4

by Caitlin Moyles

The town picnic in Portola Valley on Saturday, June 4, will feature music by DJ William Cadiz, a barbecue lunch served by the Boy Scouts, a cake walk sponsored by the Girl Scouts, an inflatable bouncy house, and a fire engine tour.

This year, attendees can also participate in a martial arts demonstration to be held at 12:30 p.m., and a tennis demonstration with Corinne Mansourian at 1 p.m.

The festivities will take place in the Town Center, located at 765 Portola Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The traditional Zot's to Tots Race, which allows participants to run, cycle or skateboard from Alpine Inn, located at 3915 Alpine Road, to the Town Center, will precede the festivities at 10 a.m., said Jane Wilson, a member of the Committee of Parks and Recreation who helped plan the event. She added that the road will be partially closed for the event. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Winners of the 10 different age groups will receive medals in the Town Center at the end of the race, Ms. Wilson said.

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Ms. Wilson encourages participants to bring their own reusable water bottles.

At the event, attendees can learn about emergency preparedness at an informational exhibit, which will raffle off an emergency kit, said Councilwoman Maryann Derwin, who helped plan the event. She added that the Corte Madera eighth-grade class of 2012 will serve frozen yogurt to raise money for their trip to Washington, D.C.

The event will also feature face painting sponsored by the Portola Valley Teen Committee, a balloon lady, and a dunk tank.

Visit portolavalley.net to see the Spring 2011 PV Post with more information. The newsletter is located under Town News.

— Caitlin Moyles

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