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Community - October 31, 2012

Around Town: Learn how to download media to your iPhone

"Books, Movies and Apps Galore: Downloading media to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch" will be the topic of a presentation by Kim Marie Smith at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., in Menlo Park. The talk, sponsored by the Menlo Park Library, is free and open to the public.

Ms. Smith will focus on how to find high-quality apps that are inexpensive or free, and how to build a library of digital and audio books. She will offer tips and tricks to get the most out of your device.

The presentation will include demonstrations, handouts, and a Q&A session.

Free wheelchair-accessible van service is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for van reservations.

Baubles, Bangles and Bags' benefit

More than 150 new, vintage, designer and celebrity handbags will be featured at the Peninsula Volunteers' fundraiser, "Baubles, Bangles and Bags," to be held Monday, Nov. 12, at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton.

The PVs also promise an "array of interesting baubles and some intriguing mystery boxes."

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for a champagne reception and silent auction. Luncheon follows at 12:30 p.m.

Suzie Woodward Morris, founder of Strategic Imaging, will present "Transformations" at 1:30 p.m. Ms. Morris will present her insights and innovations on image and "personal branding."

The benefit is expected to be a sellout, as it has been since the first "Baubles, Bangles and Bags" was held in 2009.

Margo Rafaty and Margaret Day, both of Menlo Park, are co-chairs of the event. Kimber Sturm is the organization's president.

Ticket are $125 general or $200 premium. For more information or reservations, call 326-0665, ext. 238.

For 65 years, Peninsula Volunteers has been a pioneer in senior services on the Peninsula. Each year Peninsula Volunteers contributes more than $5 million in services, including more than 130,000 hot meals through Meals on Wheels. The organization also operates Little House Activity Center, Rosener House Adult Day Services and Peninsula Volunteers Properties, Inc., which provides senior housing.

DAR chapter celebrates 100 years

The El Palo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will celebrate the centennial of its founding on Sunday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m., at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.

Barbara Matson Schwartz and Valerie Hamilton will give the history of a pageant on Gaspar de Portola first presented to the chapter in 1928. Marion Leib Adams, a Stanford historian, will speak about the early history of Stanford University.

El Palo chapter was founded by wives of Stanford professors. One of its early members was Mildred Hoover, wife of Stanford professor Theodore Jesse Hoover, and sister-in-law of President Herbert Hoover.

Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 as a non-political women's service organization. The El Palo Alto chapter works locally to support Palo Alto Veterans Affairs hospital patients. It sponsors historic essay contests for students, and presents yearly awards to deserving high school seniors and high school NJROTC cadets, as well as Stanford ROTC cadets.


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