Community - November 3, 2010

Around Town: Volunteers hold 'Baubles & Bags' fundraiser

More than 150 new, gently used, designer and celebrity-owned handbags will be available at Peninsula Volunteer's second annual "Baubles Bangles and Bags" fundraiser on Nov. 8 at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton.

The first "Baubles Bangles and Bags" event sold out before invitations were mailed and raised $89,000 for Peninsula Volunteers' programs for seniors, including Meals on Wheels, Little House, and Rosener House.

Fashions and jewelry from Prestige, Town and County Village, and Jackie Jones will be offered at the event, which is chaired by Pat Grillos and Darlene Woodson of Atherton and Linda Drew of San Carlos.

Tickets, at $125, may be purchased by calling Cathy Duhring at 326-0665, ext. 238.

Celebrity bags include those from Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke, designer Michael Kors, and American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee.

Corte Madera School holds book fair

The Corte Madera School book fair will be held Monday through Friday, Nov. 1-5, at the school, 4575 Alpine Road in Portola Valley.

The book fair will be run by Kepler's Books, which will donate about 20 percent of total proceeds to the Portola Valley school libraries, said Angela Schillace, co-chair of the book fair

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day except Thursday when it's open until 7 p.m. and Friday when it closes at 3 p.m.

"We will have great kids and teens selections and a fantastic adult selection as well," Ms. Schillace said.

Books sale Nov. 6 at Woodside Library

Thousands of books will be on sale at the Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, says Susan Flint, chair of the semi-annual book sale and a member of the Friends of the Woodside Library, which is sponsoring it.

"Stock up on holiday gift books, most from private collections and in a wide range of categories," she says.

The library's phone number is 851-0147.

Diners help Meals on Wheels

Peninsula Volunteers is participating in the Bay Area Dine Out for Meals on Wheels on Nov. 9.

The following restaurants in San Mateo County are participating and will give back 10 percent of their sales on Nov. 9 to Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels:

Mountain Mike's Pizza in Belmont; The American Bull Bar and Grill in Burlingame; Celia's in Daly City, Menlo Park, San Bruno and San Mateo; Amici's, Bona Restaurant, British Bankers Club, Cedro Ritorante Italiano, El Cerrito, Gambardella's, Marche, Oak City Bar and Grill and Round Table Pizza in Menlo Park; Parkside Grille, Red Lotus, and Round Table Pizza in Portola Valley; Chantilly, John Bentley's, Max's of Redwood City, Pamplemousse Bakery and Taqueria El Jarocho and Amici's in Redwood City; Mythos Bar Restaurant and Vanilla Moon Bakery in San Carlos; and Alice's Restaurant and Woodside Bakery and Cafe in Woodside.

Anyone dining at these restaurants Nov. 9 will help Peninsula Volunteers deliver 150,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound in southern San Mateo County.

For more information, call Linda Drew at 598-0190.


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