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News - May 19, 2010

Around Town: CHC Auxiliary holds 'Attic Treasures' sale

Members of the Children's Health Council Auxiliary promise a "treasure trove" of antiques, collectibles, glassware, china, jewelry, and more at its first "Attic Treasures" sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23.

The event takes place at the Children's Health Council, 650 Clark Way (across from Nordstrom, next to Hyatt Classic Residence) in Palo Alto. Mary Ann Perotti of Los Altos is chairing the event.

Nineteen vendors are scheduled to display their wares and the auxiliary will have its own table of "treasures," including a handmade crib quilt in the "Carolina Lily" pattern by member Diane Shattuck of Portola Valley.

Deborah Olson of C.J. Olson Cherries in Sunnyvale will be on hand Saturday selling some of the famed cherry stand's products. "They have the best chocolate-covered cherries you ever tasted," says auxiliary member Grace Vitale. C.J. Olson Cherries has been in business since 1899.

"Attic Treasures" will also feature a plant and garden accessories sale. Auxiliary members' husbands will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for sale at lunchtime.

The Children's Health Council Auxiliary, with 130 members, has been supporting the agency and its mission to help children for more than 50 years. Fundraising events include a domino tournament, jazz concerts, and staffing the Bargain Box, a resale shop located at 341 California St. in Palo Alto.

Admission to "Attic Treasures" is $5 at the door and there is free parking. For more information, call 948-2002.

Menlo School play

Nicola Vann will direct "The Nerd," a comedy by Larry Shue, in performances on May 27, 28 and 29 in Florence Moore Theater, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton.

Tickets at $5 for students and $8 for adults are available at the door, and at the Menlo School book store.

Dance recital

Dance as it has evolved over the past 200 years will be the theme of a recital by 20 dancers from the Academy of Danse Libre as they appear at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, in Hanson Hall at The Sequoias. Costumes of the period will be worn and the music and history influencing each type of dance will be explained as dancers perform Victorian waltzes, Ragtime, the Charleston, and more.

After the program, the audience will be invited to dance. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 851-1501.

Great Treasure Hunt

Carillon Preschool at Christ Church in Portola Valley will hold its Great Treasure Hunt and Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Christ Church parking lot at 815 Portola Road.

The fundraiser benefits Carillon Preschool's community outreach scholarship, which helps provide preschool for children whose families might not be able to afford it.

Vendor spaces are available for $100. Donations of new or gently used items for sale are welcome. For more information, or to donate, call Andi Mallinckrodt, Pomegranate events, 533-1180.

Girl Scout Awards

Steffi Andersen, Meredie Cohen, Nicole Orsak and Isabella Rhyu have each completed the requirements for the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn, according to troop co-leader Shoshanah Cohen of Menlo Park.

All four are fifth-graders at Oak Knoll School and members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 31959.

The troop's Bronze Award project was providing basic supplies to a school, adjacent to Menlo Park, with much lower state funding. The girls held a drive to collect school supplies and delivered them to the neighboring school, providing nearly $2,200 of supplies and gift cards.

Members of other Girl Scout troops helped with the supplies drive.

Volunteers for Filoli

Filoli will hold a volunteer open house Saturday, May 22, at the Filoli Visitor & Education Center, 86 Canada Road in Woodside.

Registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. will be followed by a welcome and introduction to volunteer opportunities, including the art committee, flower arranging, and staffing the garden shop and visitor center.

About 1,200 people volunteer at Filoli, helping sustain this historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

E-mail volunteer@filoli.org to register for the open house, or call 364-8300, ext. 300, and leave a message.

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