Community - October 5, 2011

Around Town: Holidays on a High Note at Menlo Circus Club on Oct. 17

The Foothill Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service will hold its 14th annual "Holidays on a High Note" benefit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton.

The event will feature a presentation by Keith Shaw of Buds Design and Landscaping.

The benefit will include holiday table settings and floral displays from Bay Area designers, a floral auction, and boutique marketplace.

One of the newest participants in the event is Jenna Bayer of Jenna Bayer Garden Design, who plans to have a table theme of "La Dolce Vita," featuring an outdoor garden setting evoking a still life painting of a harvest party.

Tickets to "Holidays on a High Note" are $100 per person, including lunch. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Eileen Sullivan at (please include Holidays on a High Note in the subject) or by calling her at 415-309-3412.

Aging-in-place open houses

Peninsula seniors are invited to attend two open houses at Avenidas senior center, 450 Bryant St. in Palo Alto. The open houses, one from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, the second from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 27, will provide information on how seniors can successfully stay in their own homes, rather than move to a retirement community.

The open houses are a celebration of national aging-in-place month and the fourth anniversary of Avenidas Village, a membership program run by Avenidas, the nonprofit senior services organization. The open houses will include information about the program's services, including transportation assistance, daily check-in phone calls, home safety checkup, medical advocacy program, and social and cultural activities.

Refreshments will be served at the open houses and each guest will receive a free gift. Call 289-5405 to R.S.V.P.


Posted by Marisa, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Oct 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

This is going to be a wonderful event! Please note that this is actually the 14th "Holidays on a High Note." The marketplace, featuring over a dozen businesses, opens at 9 a.m., followed by a presentation at 10:30 a.m., a scrumptious lunch at 12:30 p.m. and a silent auction. Keith Shaw of Buds Design and Landscaping and winner of numerous awards and accolades world-wide including at the Chelsea Garden Show in London, the Floridae Show of Europe and Best on the Peninsula from the Bay Area's Gentry Magazine, will lead a special how-to demonstration.

Tickets are $100 and can be obtained by contacting Eileen Sullivan at Be sure to include "Holidays on a High Note" in the subject.

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