Enriching Lives As We Age

2012 "Special Events" Archives


December 6, 2012 ~ 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.



November 12, 2012 ~ 4th Annual "Baubles Bangles and Bags"

A sold out crowd of over 300 very stylish Peninsula 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.


October 16, 2012 ~ "Dine Out" Campaign to Benefit Meals on Wheels

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

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

March 16, 2012 ~ 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.



March 4, 2012 ~  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.