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Community - October 5, 2011

Around Town: Meals on Wheels dine-out benefit

Peninsula Volunteers Inc. is sponsoring its second annual "Dine Out" fundraiser for Meals on Wheels on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Participating restaurants will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to Meals on Wheels. In addition, diners may make donations at each restaurant.

Local restaurants taking part in the program include: Alice's Restaurant, Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, Amigo's Grill, Ann's Coffee Shop, Bistro Vida, Bona Restaurant, British Bankers Club, Carpaccio, Cedro Ristorante, Celia's Mexican Restaurant, Chantilly, Copenhagan, El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, Gambardella's, John Bentley's, Luttickens After 5, Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, Oak City Bar & Grill, Parkside Grille, Ristorante Mataro, Round Table Pizza, Trellis, and Woodside Bakery & Cafe.

Since 1978, Peninsula Volunteers has provided Meals on Wheels service in San Mateo County, delivering hot meals to eligible seniors and disabled adults who are unable to prepare food. Each year more than 150,000 meals are prepared and delivered by staff and volunteers, the organization says.

Woodside woman holds financial roundtables

Woodside resident Teresa Dentino, CEO of The Financial 411, which provides financial education for women, says she will be conducting roundtable presentations in Menlo Park to help women with personal finance and investing.

The roundtables will be on Oct. 5 and 19.

It cost $25 to attend. Proceeds benefit the Women's Achievement Network and Development Alliance, which works to increase financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency among low-income single mother in San Mateo County, Ms. Dentino said in an announcement.

Ms. Dentino said she selected the Deggelman/Parker Group, an investment advisory firm in Menlo Park, as the host organization.

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