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Upcoming Events


23rd Annual Authors Salon

Mark your calendars! Invite your friends!

You will not want to miss the 23rd Annual Author Salon, which promises to enthrall curious minds and voracious readers. Sunday, May 4th at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.

The 2014 line-up moderated by Paul Goldstein, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, includes:

  • New York Times best-selling historical novelist Margaret George (Elizabeth I)
  • Emerging author Tracy Guzeman (The Gravity of Birds)
  • Dr. Susan Shillinglaw (Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage)
  • Ron Hansen (She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion)

Buy your tickets early; we usually sell out the event! 

For Sponsorship, Ticketing or Information contact Cathy Duhring: cduhring@peninsulavolunteers.org, (650) 326-0665 ext. 238.

To purchase tickets online directly, click this button: learn more


In partnership with:

We wish to thank our sponsors:




Karen Christensen

Ann Griffiths and Roz Morris



Philip and Pat Wilkinson DeBrincat

Kathy Downey and Bev Nelson

Hiro and Betty Ogawa

Cynthia Floyd and Shirley Simmons

Union Bank, Menlo Park Branch

Alfreda Andrews
Barcelon Associates Management Corp.
Linda Drew
Maria and George Erdi
E & J Gallo
John and Pat Grillos
Ana Hays McCracken
Shelia Hoar
Anna Marie Janky
Mindy Perez-Rubio
Amalia Popell
Susan Sweeney
Leslie Wong
Darlene Woodson
Mary Young
Premium Tickets
Lynne Archer
Lillian Coehlo
Jeanne Fischer
Moira and Alastair Fordyce
Nancy Greenbach
Doris Greenwood & Eric Larson
Gloria Kennett
Bonnie Lukaszewicz
Zeni Mallari
Jackie Scandalios
Mary Lou Taylor
Leslie Wong
Twila Woods



Past Events


Mayors for Meals



Holiday Book & Gift Sale


Baubles, Bangles and Bags!!!


Dine Out for Meals on Wheels 2013

Dine Out at these participating restaurants ALL DAY on October 15, 2013 

and they donate 10% of their proceeds to Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels


2013 Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Decorator Show House


For the first time in a decade, the Peninsula will have its own designer show house again, as Peninsula Volunteers ramps up to this fabulous event.

Visit one of the last great estates on the Peninsula: an 11,000 square foot house with 20 beautifully decorated designer rooms, situated on a 21-acre estate with breathtaking vistas in Woodside, CA. Styled and decorated by premier Bay Area designers.

Take a video tour of the house and grounds here.


 We thank our sponsors:



Roz and Merv Morris and Ann Griffiths
Martha and Howard Girdlestone
Audrey and Roland Lampert
Betty Jean and Hiro Ogawa
Huguette Bartels Connie and Bob Lurie
Frances Bohannon Nelson
Mansion Carolyn and Preston Butcher
Capital Group Private Client Services
Linda and Stan Dickinson
Sandy Ferrando
J Manus Foundation
Jeanne and Frank Fischer
Nancy and Joseph Greenbach
Joanne Harrington
Barbara Hiller
Jill and John Jerrehian
Gloria Kennett
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Pearl Anne Seipp
Clover Worland
Gentry Magazine, Media Sponsor
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP
NBC Bay Area
Neiman Marcus Stanford Center
Leonard and Margaret De Somma
JoAnn Connor
Anne Nunan
Linda and Chuck Drew
Alfreda and Bob Andrews
Pat Grillos
Anne and Richard Melbye
Amalia Popell
Adolf Rosekrans
Jackie and John Scandalios
Twila and Clay Woods
Past Presidents of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
American Trust & Savings Bank - Robert Hopper 
Sally Broberg
Marilee Gardener
First National Bank of Northern California
Betsy and Allan Harris
ACT, San Francisco
Huguette Bartels
Bev Mo! - Menlo Park
Mary Alice Bowie
Terri Carville
Helen Chew
Kathy Downey
Maria Erdi
Fox Theatre, Redwood City - Eric Lochtefeld, Owner
Marilee Gardner
Nancy Greenbach
Edwin Gotay
Pat Grillos
Chief Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Dept. 
One Hope Wine - Julie Bell Hope
Jill Jerrehian
Gloria Kennett
Mohr-Fry Ranches
Bev & Jim Nelson and Kathy & Jim Downey
Ava Norman
Anne Nunan
Remede Spa - St. Regis Hotel
Barbi Sheldon
Camilla Shroff
Christine Baur - Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry
Kimber Sturm
Tom's Outdoor Furniture
Michele Westmorland
Patricia Wilkinson
 Darlene Woodson
Clover Worland
             Outdoor Designers
Emily Joubert Home and Garden - Judy Sieber
Flegel's Fine Furniture and Interior Design
Betsy Kehoe - Every Bloomin' Thing
Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco 
Plein Air Outdoor Painters
Tom's Outdoor Furniture
Boomerang Quartet
The Shasta Brass Quintet
Elizabeth Erickson
            Artists on Display 
Dominique Caron
Inga Dorosz
Kalani Engles
Ewa Gavrielov
Sam Gilliam
Bonnie Hagstrom
Archie Held, Sculptor
Martine Jardel
Kathryn Kain
Frank Lobdell
Daniel Phill
Leslie Safarik Studios - Sculpture
Michele Westmorland
          Additional thanks to:
Kristen Benson, Paula Kirkeby, Michael Liener,
Janet and Carl Martin
Thank you so much to our incredible PVI Staff:
Bart Charlow, Executive Director, Joe Christian,
Cathy Duhring and Debi Bingham




Mayor for Meals

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Meals on Wheels Hosts “Mayors For Meals Day” 

Celebrating 35 Years of Meals on Wheels Service to South San Mateo County

For one day this year you can be sure that your local mayors will deliver the goods to their constituents! Eleven mayors and officials will go door to door across mid-Peninsula cities bringing life-giving hot meals to homebound and frail seniors,  who cannot cook for themselves.

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) Meals on Wheels program, celebrating 35 years of home delivered meals to South San Mateo County, announced today that it will be holding “Mayors For Meals Day” as their part in the nation-wide “March For Meals” campaign. Mayors Elizabeth Lewis of Atherton, John Richards of Portola Valley, Alicia Aguirre of Redwood City, Anne Kasten of Woodside will be joined by Council Members Bob Grassilli and Karen Clapper of San Carlos, Larry Moody and Laura Martinez of East Palo Alto, San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, Sequoia Healthcare District Board President Kim Griffin and Director Jerry Shefren to show their support for our community’s seniors. 

PVI’s Mayors For Meals Day event will include some vivid and compelling picture opportunities, including home deliveries, a demonstration of how Meals On Wheels are packaged for delivery, as well as a brief press conference.

“We are excited to have the mayors whose cities we serve get hands-on experience with this most vital human service.  There’s no need more basic than food, and about 12,000 seniors in San MateoCounty alone – our most vulnerable population - face the threat of hunger. PVI delivers 130,000 meals to seniors every year, half of them through Meals on Wheels directly to their homes. Without these hot meals and daily safety checks they are truly alone and at great risk,” said Bart Charlow, Peninsula Volunteers Executive Director.

March For Meals is a national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage local community action.  Senior nutrition programs across the U.S. promote March For Meals in their communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.  In 2012, over 1,500 mayors across the United States participated in delivering meals to seniors in their communities. 



22nd Annual Authors Salon

Read Janet Duca Norton's article in the San Jose Mercury News

"Sold-out crowd for Peninsula Authors Salon"

22nd Annual Authors Salon Committee 

 Chair, Diane Rosland


Carolyn Bergamo

Mary Alice Bowie

Carol Clarke

Ramona Cole

Francesca Eastman

Maria Erdi

Anne Flegel

Ana Hays

Anna Marie Janky

Beverly Nelson

Shirley Simmons

Mary Lou Taylor

Patricia Wilkinson

About our authors:

Richard Rhodes 

Richard Rhodes will speak on his book Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Mr. Rhodes is the author or editor of twenty-four books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; an investigation of the roots of private violence, Why They Kill; a memoir, A Hole in the World; a biography,John James Audubon; and four novels. Rhodes lives with his wife, who is a clinical psychologist, near Half Moon Bay, California.


Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy is a California native and will discuss her novel Cane River. Before beginning to write full-time, Lalita received an MBA from UCLA, and was a vice president and general manager with several high technology companies in Silicon Valley. Her professional writing career officially began when her first novel was published in 2001. Cane River, a historical novel, was aNew York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club Selection. Her second novel, Red River, was also a New York Times Bestseller in 2007 and One City One Book Selection for San Francisco. She is currently at work on her third novel, the story of Black Indians in Oklahoma.


Susan Wels

Susan Wels will speak on her soon-to-be-published book San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012. She is also the author of the 2009 biography AmeliaEarhart: The Thrill of It; Titanic: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Ocean Liner, a New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today bestseller; Pearl Harbor: America’s Darkest DayThe Olympic Spirit: 100 Years of the Games; and Stanford: Portrait of a University. An award-winning editor and freelance writer, she has worked on assignment around the world. A graduate of Stanford University, she and her husband have two daughters and live in San Francisco.

Paul Goldstein

Paul Goldstein is a writer, lawyer and teacher and will present his book Havana Requiem. Additionally, he is the author of the novels Errors and Omissions and A Patent Lie, also on intellectual property themes. Mr. Goldstein has authored two general interest non-fiction books, Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox, and the recently published Intellectual Property: The Tough New Realities That Could Make or Break Your Business. Since 1985, Mr. Goldstein has been the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School where he has twice received the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. In April 1997 Newsweek magazine named Mr. Goldstein to its “list of 100 people for the new century,” as one “whose creativity or talent or brains or leadership will make a difference in the years ahead.”


Marilyn Yalom

Marilyn Yalom will discuss How the French Invented Love: 900 Years of Passion and Romance. Her other books include: Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women’s Memory; A History of the Breast; A History of the Wife; Birth of the Chess Queen and; The American Resting Place. Ms. Yalom’s books have been translated into 20 languages and in 1991 she was decorated as an Officier des Palmes Académiques by the French Government. Marilyn Yalom grew up in Washington, D.C. and was educated at Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, Harvard and Johns Hopkins. She has been a professor of French and comparative literature, director of an institute for research on women and is married to psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom.

Moderator Ellen Sussman

Ellen Sussman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, French Lessons, published in 2011. Her first novel, On a Night Like This, was a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. It has been translated into six languages. Her newest novel, The Paradise Guest House, will be published in March 2013. She is also the editor of two anthologies, Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex and Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave, which was a New York Times Editors Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Ellen was born in Trenton, NJ and has lived in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Paris. She has taught at Pepperdine University, UCLA and Rutgers University. She now teaches through Stanford Continuing Studies and in private classes out of her home. She has two daughters and lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We wish to thank all our sponsors, underwriters and donors:


                                    Union Bank: Menlo Park & Palo Alto Private Bank

Donors & Underwriters:

Major Underwriter

Ann Griffiths and Roz Morris


Nobel Laureate

Betty Jean and Hiro Ogawa


Pulitzer Prize

Francesca Eastman and Edward Goodstein

National Book Award
Eva & Steve Aber
Fritzie Andrews, Nancy Carter, & Kimber Sturm
Pat & Philip DeBrincat, & Maria & George Erdi
Linda & Stan Dickinson, & Marge & Jim DuBois
Mark & Anne Flegel
Cynthia Floyd & Shirley Simmons
Zeni & Ben Mallari
Camilla & Gidu Shroff
Tricia Tanoury
Susan Sweeney & Ana Hays
Mary & Don Young




Holiday Book Sale for Authors Salon

 Books for the Holidays!

For the 22nd Annual Author Salons the Authors Salon committee promises to inspire, educate, and perhaps even transport you to another world with their fabulous line-up of authors. Join the committee at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club and enjoy hearing best-selling author and moderator Ellen Sussman, Lalita Tademy, Marilyn Yalom, Paul Goldstein, Richard Rhodes, and a fabulous author yet to be named.

Thank you to all the Author Salon committee merry-makers who volunteered at the Pre-Holiday Party at Books Inc. and contributed to our successful evening! Sales from community shoppers and Peninsula Volunteers, who opened their wallets to help support our programs raised $1,009 in contributions. We are grateful to you and Books Inc. for supporting Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.




4th Annual "Baubles, Bangles and Bags"

A sold out crowd of over 300 very stylish PeniOKnsula Volunteers and guests filled the Menlo Park Circus Club November 12th for the Fourth Annual "Baubles, Bangles and Bags," benefiting Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., programs: Meals on WheelsLittle House and Rosener House. Congratulations to BBB Co-chairs Margaret Day and Margo Rafaty, their consultants Pat Grillos, Darlene Woodson, and Linda Drew and their committee --  Fritzie Andrews, Mical Brenzel, Sandy Ferrando, Colleen Haight, Jill Jerrehian, Dianne Patterson, Jackie Scandalios, Kimber Strum, and Pat Wilkinson.  

Champagne and a deliciously healthy lunch followed a highly successful silent auction of 270 purses and jewelry.  Special items included an official Giants jersey signed by MVP Pablo Sandoval and a designer purse signed by Cheryl Burke ("Dancing with the Stars".)

"Frock-star" and celebrity stylist Suzie Woodward Morris, Founder and Chief Image Officer of Strategic Imaging, had the crowd oohing and ahhing and laughing with delight as she shared style secrets during "Transformations".  Suzie showed an astonishing array of unique designs, all created from what she already had in her closet, using "volunteer models" from the audience. Her genius for improvising, mixing and matching were on full display.

PVs and their guests stepped up to help fund the Music Therapy program at Rosener House.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Peninsula Volunteer programs focused on improving the quality of life for those in our community.

You won't want to miss this next year, so start planning!!!!

 We Want to Thank All Our Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Karen K. Christensen
Diamond Sponsor
Danford Foundation/Hannig Law Firm, LLP
Ann Griffiths and Roz Morris
Betty Jean Ogawa
Emerald Sponsor
W.F. Batton Management Co.
Pat Grillos/Camilla Shroff/Darlene Woodson
Sapphire Sponsor
Fritzie Andrews/Jill Jerrehian
Joan Bird/Debbie Cohen/Pat McClure
Nancy Carter/Zeni Mallari
Kathy Downey/Bev Nelson
Francesca Eastman and Edward Goodstein
Joanne Harrington
Audrey Lampert
Tricia Tanoury
Union Bank, Menlo Park and Private Bank
Mary Young
Corporate Sponsor
Capital Guardian
Bonnie Bell
Crimson Mim – Palo Alto & Los Altos
Margaret Day
Kathy Downey
Linda Drew
Sandy Ferrando
Pat Grillos
Barbara Hiller
Jillian Manus
Pearl Anne Seipp
Kimber Sturm
Pat Wilkinson
Darlene Woodson
Kathleen Bui
Mrs. Preston Butcher
Carol Clarke
Ramona Cole
Marilyn Cox
Linda Drew
Sandy Ferrando
Peggy Guccione
Stuart and Andrea Jeffery
Yukiko Kato
Marie Larabie
Jackie Scandalios
Leslie Wong
Business Donors
Angela Boutique - Menlo Park 
Aquarium of the Bay
Arthur Beren Shoes – San Francisco
Bistro Maxine – Palo Alto
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
Buck’s of Woodside
The Cardinal Hotel – Palo Alto
Costco - Redwood City
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Gitane - Menlo Park
Graciana Boutique – Menlo Park
Kicks - Menlo Park
Los Altos Grill
Shunzi – Los Altos
Individual Donors
Fritzie Andrews
Sharon Bacigalupi
Huguette Bartels
Carolyn Bergamo
Martha Berliner
Winnie Biocini
Joan Bird
Mary Alice Bowie
Mical Atz Brenzel
Mary Britton
Kathleen Bui
Mrs. Preston Butcher
Judy Caletti
Lois Cardinal
Lee Charles
Carol Clarke
Carole A. Clark
Lillian Coelho
Ramona Cole
Lorie Congress
Marilyn Cox
Tina Cox
Elizabeth Day
Linda Dickinson
Dona Dodson
Janet Dore
Gloria Eddie
Marian Egbert
Maria Erdi
Barbara Falore
Valerie Fick
Anne Flegel
Dee Foley
Gail Gavello
Nancy Gfroerer
Jeanette Goodman
Doris Greenwood
Peggy Guccione
Joanne Harrington
Helen & Arthur Hausman
Audrey Heng
Lenore Hennen
Kathleen Hohalek
Anna Marie Janky
Stuart and Andrea Jeffery
Jill Jerrehian
Barbara Kalt
Yukiko Kato
Gloria Kennett
Diana Koin
Bonita Kothmeier
Jackie Kubica
Audrey Lampert
Marie Larabie
Wendy Lewis-Rakova
Bonnie Lukaszewicz
Pennie Lundberg
Zeni Mallari
Pat McClure
Bev Nelson
Elaine Nelson
Estelle Newcomb
Agnes Newdoll
Dianne Patterson
Mindy Perez-Rubio
Inger Rarick
Mary Piniella
Gene Pirazzi
Elsie Quigley
Iris Reed
Carolyn Rianda
Madeleine Roe
Gae Sares
Jackie Scandalios
Lori Scandalios
Coco Schoenwald
Up-C Scott
Barbie Sheldon
Camilla Shroff
Joan Silva
Dawn Stansfield
Susan Sweeney
Deanna Tarr
Dolly Vasil
Larry Wong
Leslie Wong
Mary Young
Premium Ticket Sponsors
Olga Agee
Carolyn Bergamo
Mical Atz Brenzel
Sally Broberg
Gaye Bruce
Helen Chew
JoAnn Connor
Janice Conomos
Marilyn Cox
Elizabeth Day
Margaret Day
Linda Dickinson
Janet Dore
Linda Drew
Marge DuBois
Maria Erdi
Sandy Ferrando
Valerie Fick
Jeanne Fischer
Anne Flegel
Judy Font
Moira Fordyce
Nancy Gfroerer
Nancy Greenbach
Elaine Grillos
Helen Hausman
Ana Hays
Barbara Hiller
Ginger Hu
Laddie Hughes
Gloria Kennett
Lynne Kliner
Bonnie Lukaszewicz
Gail Markely
Ann Melbye
Estelle Newcomb
Annie Nunan
Sharon Olson
Debbie Oppenheimer
Amalia Popell
Joan Reveno
Gae Sares
Coco Schoenwald
Joan Stern
Kimber Sturm
Susan Sweeney
Alice Faye Symons
Dora Thordarson
Dolly Vasil
Pat Wilkinson
Bev Wilson
Twila Woods

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we regret any errors and omissions.


"Dine Out" Campaign to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Thanks to all our participating restaurants and all our diners!
You are making a difference in the lives of homebound seniors.

Restaurant Address Telephone Website
American Bull Bar & Grill 1819 El Camino Real 650-652-4908 www.theamericanbull.com
Daly City: 
Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 379 Gellert Blvd. 650-755-6213 www.celiasrestaurants.com
Sweet Orchid 34460 Fremont Blvd. 510-739-6300 www.sweetorchiddesserts.com
Los Altos: 
New Wing Wah 132 State Street 650-948-4641 www.newwingwah.com
Pompeii Ristorante 100 State Street 650-949-2400 www.pompeiiristorante.com
Menlo Park:
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria 880 Santa Cruz Avenue 650-329-8888 www.amicis.com
Bona Restaurant 651-H Maloney Street 650-328-2778 www.bonasrestaurant.com
Carpaccio 1120 Crane Street 650-322-1211 www.carpaccios.com
Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 1850 El Camino Real 650-321-8227 www.celiasrestaurants.com
El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant 325 Sharon Park Drive, #B4 650-854-7300  
Gambardella’s 1165 Merrill Street 650-323-6730 www.gambardellasrestaurant.com
Luttickens After 5 3535 Alameda De Las Pulgas 650-854-0291 www.luttickens.com
Menlo Grill 100 El Camino Real 650-330-2790 www.menlogrill.com
Menlo Hub 1029 El Camino Real 650-321-6882 www.menlohub.com
Round Table Pizza 1225 El Camino Real 650-321-6861 www.roundtablepizza.com
Trellis Restaurant 1077 El Camino Real 650-326-9028 www.trellisrestaurant.com
Palo Alto:
Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 3740 El Camino Real 650-843-0643 www.celiasrestaurants.com
Gourmet Franks 199 Stanford Shopping Center 650-327-7246  
Ming’s 1700 Embarcadero Road 650-856-7700 www.mings.com
Sundance The Steakhouse 1921 El Camino Real 650-321-6798 www.sundancethesteakhouse.com
Yucca de Lac Restaurant 660 Stanford Shopping Center #700 650-322-1188 www.yuccarestaurant.com
Portola Valley:
Parkside Grill 884 Portola Road 650-529-9007 www.parksidegrille.com
Redwood City & Redwood Shores:
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria 226 Redwood Shores Pkwy. 650-654-3333 www.amicis.com
Chantilly Restaurant 3001 El Camino Real 650-321-4080 www.chantillyrestaurant.com
Donato Enoteca 1041 Middlefield Road 650-701-1000 www.donatoenoteca.com
John Bentley’s 2915 El Camino Real 650-365-7777 www.johnbentleys.com
Main Street Coffee Roasting  150 Elm Street 650-368-3430 www.mainstreetcoffee.com
Max’s of Redwood City 1001 El Camino Real 650-365-6297 www.maxsworld.com
Pamplemousse 2401 Broadway Street 650-599-9714 www.pamplemoussecakes.com
Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi 2198 Broadway Street 650-368-0800 www.sakurateppan.com
Mistral 370 – 6 Bridge Parkway 650-802-9222 www.mistraldining.com
San Bruno:
Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 201 El Camino Real 650-877-8245 www.celiasrestaurants.com
San Carlos:
CreoLa 344 El Camino Real 650-654-0882 www.creolabistro.com
Vanilla Moon Bakery 872 Laurel Street 650-593-3015 www.vanillamoonbakery.com
San Mateo:
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria 69 E. Third Avenue 650-342-9392 www.amicis.com
Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 3190 Campus Drive 650-349-0165 www.celiasrestaurants.com
Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 504 Peninsula Avenue 650-343-5886 www.celiasrestaurants.com
Sweet Orchid 134 B Street 650-342-6700 www.sweetorchiddesserts.com
Alice’s Restaurant 17288 Skyline Blvd. 650-851-0303 www.alicesrestaurant.com
Woodside Bakery 3052 Woodside Road 650-851-0812 www.woodsidebakery.com

Join Team Rosener House for the Walk to End Alzheimer's

We are doing the Mission Creek Walk on Saturday, September 29th in San Francisco - we are looking for walkers (with donations) and just donors. (That means it's your option to actually walk or not, but we'd love to have  you join the fun.)
Walk begins at 9:30 am with registration starting at 8:00 am.  Very close to the train station near AT&T park.
The link for donations online is: http://act.alz.org/goto/peninsulavolunteers
Donations for Peninsula Volunteers Team Rosener House can be mailed to
San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer's
31915 Rancho California Rd.  #200-438
Temecula, CA 92591
Be Sure to Note Your Donation for Team Rosener House!
You can download a form for your mail donation by clicking here.
People are welcome to email me with questions.
Linda Drew - Team Rosener House Captain

Horsin' Around - A Western Bonanza!

Our guests kicked up their heels, spurs and hooves for "Best in the West" Barbeque, Tequila Shots, Dancing, Panning for Gold, Butt Sketching, Ring Tossing for Wine, Vaulting Show and all the fun the law allows! It was purely casual dress in Western attire for this Western Bonanza at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy in Woodside. Only the donkeys dressed to the nines (yes, the show included a parade of real barnyard animals too!)

Sponsored By:


Mayors for Meals

Every year our Meals on Wheels program hosts a special event designed to raise awareness of senior hunger in our communities. As part of a nationwide effort with our sister agencies in Meals on Wheels Association of America, we gather the mayors of all the towns we serve, as well as other government officials, and they get to deliver to their constituents. No kidding, this is on promise on which the elected officials are guaranteed to deliver!

This event has helped connect our officials with the very people who need their help the most, but who never show up at city meetings: the vulnerable, home-bound seniors and disabled adults. 

Every weekday they receive a personal visit from a Meals on Wheels staff or volunteer, who chats with them and quietly does a safety check to make sure they're all right. This time they get to meet with a celebrity.It's a moving affair. There is nothing quite like visiting people in their own homes and seeing how little they have to exist and how happy they are to receive these vital meals.

Thanks to all our mayors, our elected officials and our funders for gathering to do this one special delivery.

Sponsored by:  



St. Patrick's Day Celebration & White Elephant Sale

The White Elephant Sale


A little rain has never put a damper on a savvy shopper’s desire to seek great deals and Little House’s White Elephant Sale was no exception! Although the sale started at 10am, consumers began eyeing deals and sneaking peeks at all the treasures almost as soon as Little House opened at 8am. While waiting for the sale to start, shoppers had the benefit of treating themselves to Irish Coffees in honor of St. Patrick’s Day as well as a wonderful spread of morning treats and pastries that would make any bakery jealous.


Once the sale began, Little House members and non-members alike flocked to the numerous tables offering jewelry, electronics, board games, home furnis

Overall, the White Elephant Sale was an incredibly enjoyable day and great start to St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Little House would like to thank all of the volunteers for the time and effort it took to make the sale such a massive success, thank you!hings and a variety of other items. After satiating their shopping needs, patrons made their way to Little House Café for lunch. On the menu was a delectable presentation that St. Patrick himself would be proud of: perfectly seasoned corned beef and cabbage complete with steamed red potatoes and carrots.





21st Annual Authors Salon is Sold Out!!!!!

Now returning to the Peninsula, the 21st annual Authors Salon will be held at the Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. This year's authors include: Jim Newton (Eisenhower: The White House Years), Adam Hochschild (To End All Wars), Annie Barrows (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society), Ellen Sussman (French Lessons), Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone),and Sheldon Siegel at Moderator. 

As always, the speakers are riveting and the atmosphere is congenial. The food will be great. Authors will be available to sign your book purchases after the luncheon.

You can download an invitation and RSVP card by clicking the links. Seating is limited, so reserve your tables and seats early.  

For sponsorship opportunities or reservations, call:

Cathy Duhring, 650-326-0665, ext. 238. cduhring@peninsulavolunteers.org

This year's Authors Salon is presented in cooperation with Books Inc. 


BBB is a Smash Hit!

This year's Baubles, Bangles & Bags was not just sold out early. The event was a smash hit with those who got seats AND raised a whopping  record for this event! (We'll post the $ soon.)

Congratulations to Camilla Shroff and her team: Patricia Grillos, Darlene Woodson and Linda Drew.

The "R by Reeti" fashion show was tasteful and elegant. The tables were elegant and fun. The crowd? Well they were certainly fun and having a ball. If you were there you know that; if you missed it this year, you'll want to be there next year for sure.
Be sure to look for BBB next fall and this time buy your tickets and send in your sponsorship early.

R by Reeti, established in 2011, is a brand built as a Couture Fashion House encapsulating an artistic blend of both creativity and majesty.  The hallmark of the house is luxury in all aspects of manufacture and design.



Dine Out Raises Funds for Meals On Wheels

We just want to thank all our diners, donors and restaurants who made our 2011 Dine Out for Meals on Wheels such a success! Altogether we raised almost $12,000 from hundreds of patrons at over 50 San Mateo County restaurants.

Hats off to these restaurateurs - and please say "thank you for Meals on Wheels" every time you dine with them all year:

Participating Restaurants as of September 30, 2011
Alice's Restaurant 17288 Skyline Blvd. Woodside 851-0303
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria 880 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park 329-8888
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria 226 Redwood Shores Pkwy. Redwood Shores 654-3333
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria 69 E. Third Avenue San Mateo 642-9392
Amigo's Grill 3130 Alpine Road, #290 Portola Valley 851-3997
Ann's Coffee Shop 772 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park 322-0043
Bistro Vida 641 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park 462-1686
Bona Restaurant 651-H Maloney Street Menlo Park 328-2778
British Bankers Club 1090 El Camino Real Menlo Park 327-8769
Carpaccio 1120 Crane Street Menlo Park 322-1211
Cedro Ristorante 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park 322-3376
Celia's Mexican Restaurant 379 Gellert Blvd. Daly City 755-6213
Celia's Mexican Restaurant 1850 El Camino Real Menlo Park 321-8227
Celia's Mexican Restaurant 201 El Camino Real San Bruno 877-8245
Celia's Mexican Restaurant 504 Peninsula Avenue San Mateo 343-5886
Celia's Mexican Restaurant 3190 Campus Drive San Mateo 349-0165
Chantilly Restaurant 3001 El Camion Real Redwood City 321-4080
Copenhagen Restaurant & Bar 356 Woodside Plaza Redwood City 365-6616
CreoLa 344 El Camino Real San Carlos 654-0882
Donato Enoteca 1041 Middlefield Road Redwood City 701-1000
El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant 325 Sharon Park Drive, # B4 Menlo Park 854-7300
El Sabor Michoacano 2380 Cooley East Palo Alto 630-7897
Gambardella's 1165 Merrill Street Menlo Park 323-6730
Il Fornaio 327 Lorton Avenue Burlingame 375-8000
John Bentley's 2915 El Camino Real Redwood City 365-7777
Luttickens After 5 3535 Alameda de las Pulgas Menlo Park 854-0291
Main Street Coffee Roasting Company 150 Elm Street Redwood City 368-3430
Margarita's 2098 Broadway Street Redwood City 701-0709
Max's of Redwood City 1001 El Camino Real Redwood City 365-6297
Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar 100 El Camino Real Menlo Park 330-2790
Mistral 370-6 Bridge Parkway Redwood Shores 802-9222
Mountain Mike's Pizza 390 El Camino Real #A Belmont 508-9090
Mythos 1201 San Carlos Avenue San Carlos 610-0202
Oak City Bar and Grill 1029 El Camino Real Menlo Park 321-6882
Pamplemousse 2401 Broadway Street Redwood City 599-9714
Pasta Pomodoro 490 El Camino Real Redwood City 474-2400
Pasta Pomodoro 811-A Cherry Avenue San Bruno 583-6622
Pasta Pomodoro 1060 Park Place San Mateo 574-2600
Parkside Grille 884 Portola Road Portola Valley 529-9007
Pizza My Heart 831 Middlefield Road Redwood City 361-1010
Ristorante Mataro 827 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park 325-7900
Round Table Pizza 1225 El Camino Real Menlo Park 321-6861
Round Table Pizza 3130 Alpine Road Portola Valley 854-9283
Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi 2198 Broadway Street Redwood City 368-0800
Sweet Orchid 134 So. B Street San Mateo 342-6700
Taqueria El Jarocho 2395 University Avenue East Palo Alto 326-1829
The American Bull Bar & Grill 1819 El Camino Real Burlingame 652-4908
Trapeze Restaurant 266 Lorton Avenue Burlingame 344-4242
Trellis Restaurant 1077 El Camino Real Menlo Park 326-9028
Vanilla Moon 872 Laurel Street San Carlos 593-3015
Woodside Bakery & Café 3052 Woodside Road Woodside 851-0812
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