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Senior Showcase at Little House

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Stop by Little House tomorrow, August 23rd, and interact with over 30 exhibitors from all over the Bay Area. The Daily Journal’s Senior Showcase will take place from 9am – 1pm and will feature vendors who specialize in senior needs, refreshments, door prizes and more! Admission is free and goody bags will be handed out to the first 250 guests. We hope to see you there!

Stay Up To Date on Dine Out

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Want to keep up with the latest in our efforts to share information about the annual Dine Out for Meals on Wheels? Follow us on Facebook by clicking the “Like” button on our page. Daily shout outs and information regarding participating restaurants will be announced through the upcoming weeks. Click here to follow us today!

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Support the Rosener House Walkers and the Alzheimer’s
Association at the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” on September 20, 2014.

San Francisco, Mission Creek Park

(5th and Berry, near Caltrain station)

Check-In opens 8 am.  Walk starts 10 am.

Go to the Alzheimer’s Association website

and support the “Rosener House Walkers” team.

Rosener Summer Luau

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Rosener House enjoyed a little piece of paradise with music, food, and hula at their summer Luau. This year’s party featured kalua pork and cabbage, teriyaki chicken, the chef’s famous pineapple upside down cake, and some classic Hawaiian side dishes. Dancers performed modern day hula, taught our participants hand motions to “Hukilau” and “Pearly Shells,” and even shared some traditional Hawaiian language! Mahalo to all those who performed and helped Rosener put on a wonderful luau for our crowd!

To learn more about upcoming events visit our Rosener House page at http://www.penvol.org/rosenerhouse.

Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Save the date for our 4th of July celebration!

Get your holiday weekend started early on Wednesday, July 2nd by celebrating with our family at Little House! Lunch is only $7 and includes free live entertainment!

  • Doors open at 11:30am
  • Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Entertainment by St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band, authentic New Orleans Traditional Jazz: 11:45am – 1:15pm
  • Menu: Hotdogs, hamburgers, mac salad, beans, & watermelon

For more information visit http://www.penvol.org/littlehouse

“Spine Poetry” …. have you ever tried it?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

“Spine poetry” … have you ever tried it?

Check out Tracy Guzeman’s February blog post:http://tracyguzeman.com/spine-poetry-february-2014/

Then check out our 23rd Annual Authors Salon and buy your tickets!

SPINE POETRY – FEBRUARY, 2014
tracyguzeman.com

Ah, the month of love. Love – Always little earthquakes in between days when the world was steady. (Ann Beattie, Tori Amos, Andrew Porter and Claire Messud)

Queen Elizabeth – The First One

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Did you know Elizabeth truly was the last Tudor?

Enjoy these “Ten Surprises about Elizabeth Tudor” – compliments of Authors Salon speaker, Margaret George.

If you love history, intrigue, and all the rest that goes with royalty, you’re going to love hearing Margaret George speak at our 23rd Annual Authors Salon on May 4th. For information on the Authors Salon, click here. For tickets call: Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665 ext. 238, or go online.

http://www.margaretgeorge.com/books/elizabeth-i/behind-the-book/

A Fine Sunday for an Authors Salon

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Beautiful place to spend a Sunday morning – and you will want to spend it with us!Join us on May, 4th at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club for the 23rd Annual Authors Salon Luncheon -http://www.penvol.org/events/#authors
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Ron Hansen – Hot Stories from a Hot Author

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Photo: The Authors Salon is thrilled to announce Ron Hansen as the final author for the 2014 lineup. Ron’s novels include Desperadoes, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Mariette in Ecstasy, and Atticus, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Exiles, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion. In 2012, he released a collection of short stories, She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories.Tidbits on Ron Hansen: He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, educated at Creighton University, the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop, and Stanford University; at Stanford he held a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship. And perhaps you saw the movie, The Assassination of Jesse James, which was adapted from his novel, and starred Brad Pitt?

The 23rd Annual Authors Salon panel is now complete.

The Authors Salon is thrilled to announce Ron Hansen as the final author for the 2014 lineup. Ron’s novels include Desperadoes, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Mariette in Ecstasy, and Atticus, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Exiles, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion. In 2012, he released a collection of short stories, She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories.

Tidbits on Ron Hansen: He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, educated at Creighton University, the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop, and Stanford University; at Stanford he held a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship. And perhaps you saw the movie, The Assassination of Jesse James, which was adapted from his novel, and starred Brad Pitt.

Ron Hansen has long been celebrated as a master of both the novel and the short form. His stories have been called “beautifully crafted” (The New York Times), “unforgettable” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “diverse and expansive” (The Washington Post). His 1989 collection, Nebraska, was widely praised, and he has published stories in literary magazines nationwide—The Atlantic, Esquire, Harper’s, Tin House, The Paris Review, and many others.

In this new volume, comprising twelve new stories and seven pieces selected from Nebraska, the subjects of Hansen’s scrutiny range from Oscar

Wilde to murder to dementia to romance, and display Hansen at his storytelling best: the craftsman described as “part Hemingway and part García Márquez . . . an all-American magic realist in other words, a fabulist in the native grain.” Readers will thrill to Hansen’s masterful attention to the smallest and most telling details, even as he plunges straight into the deepest recesses of desire, love, fury, and loss. Magisterial in its scope and surprising in its variety, She Loves Me Not shows an author at the height of his powers and confirms Hansen’s place as a major American writer.

You won’t want to miss this premier literary event!

For sponsorship, tickets or further information, contact: Cathy Duhring, cduhring@pennisulavolunteers.org, 650-326-0665 ext. 238.

Steinbecks’ Marriage at our Authors Salon

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw, author of Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage, will be joining our panel for our 23rd Annual Authors Salon on May 4th. You won’t want to miss this!

Steinbeck Institute Program Co-Director, Dr. Susan Shillinglaw

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw

Susan Shillinglaw is a professor of English at San José State University and Scholar in Residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. A noted Steinbeck scholar, she has published several articles on the author and edited Steinbeck’s journalism (America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction) and collections of essays. She also wrote introductions to Penguin editions of Cannery Row and Of Mice and MenA Russian Journal, and The Winter of Our Discontent (2008). Her most recent book is A Journey Into Steinbeck’s California (2006).

To keep abreast of the Authors Salon, please like our Authors Salon Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaVolunteersAuthorsSalon

If you would like to sponsor the Authors Salon, there’s still time. Contact Cathy Duhring, cduhring@peninsulavolunteers.org, 650-326-0665, ext. 238.