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Community - September 21, 2011

Around Town: Seniors take to the runway in 'Pop Heart' fashion show

With inspiration derived from the paintings of Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, and other Pop Art innovators, this year's Sacred Heart Senior Fashion Show is certain to be a spectacle of bold color and high energy. The show, "Pop Heart," is set for Saturday evening, Sept. 24, at the school in Atherton.

Each of Sacred Heart's 150 seniors, and many of the school community's parents, will model fashions from local stores, according to a press release. "Regardless of what they're wearing, each senior is a work of art," says James Everitt, Sacred Heart Prep's principal.

The event will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. in the "Pop Heart" sculpture garden, followed by dinner in the "Gator Art Gallery." The fashion show will follow, with models taking to the runway in styles ranging from casual clothes for teens and adults to formal attire.

"Dance numbers, whimsical props and pop art elements are adding great energy to our show," said event co-chair Valerie Soltau in the press release.

Tickets are $125 per person. To reserve tickets, buy raffle tickets, or find out about underwriting, contact Lisa Gamitian at 473-4088.

Proceeds from the event will support senior activities and scholarships.

Polo match at Circus Club

Thirty-two men and women — amateur and professional polo players from the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York — will compete for trophies in the finals of the first Silicon Valley Polo Classic, the ExpertQuote Cup, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the last match estimated to end at 5 p.m.

The polo match will be engaging off field and on, says tournament director Christine Vermes. The "Stella Stomp," hosted by Stella Artois beers, will see spectators take to the field, libation in hand, to stomp down torn up turf. Local wineries will provide wine tasting.

General admission to the tournament is free. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating.

The Menlo Polo Club is hosting the tournament. Founded in 1923, the club, which is based at the Menlo Circus Club, is one of the oldest polo clubs in California. As a member of the United States Polo Association, the club plays as part of the Pacific Coast Circuit, home to 34 clubs with over 525 registered polo players. Visit www.menlpoloclub.com for more information.

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