Around Town: Holidays on a High Note at Menlo Circus Club on Oct. 17The Foothill Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service will hold its 14th annual "Holidays on a High Note" benefit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton.
The event will feature a presentation by Keith Shaw of Buds Design and Landscaping.
The benefit will include holiday table settings and floral displays from Bay Area designers, a floral auction, and boutique marketplace.
One of the newest participants in the event is Jenna Bayer of Jenna Bayer Garden Design, who plans to have a table theme of "La Dolce Vita," featuring an outdoor garden setting evoking a still life painting of a harvest party.
Tickets to "Holidays on a High Note" are $100 per person, including lunch. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Eileen Sullivan at email@example.com (please include Holidays on a High Note in the subject) or by calling her at 415-309-3412.
Aging-in-place open houses
Peninsula seniors are invited to attend two open houses at Avenidas senior center, 450 Bryant St. in Palo Alto. The open houses, one from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, the second from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 27, will provide information on how seniors can successfully stay in their own homes, rather than move to a retirement community.
The open houses are a celebration of national aging-in-place month and the fourth anniversary of Avenidas Village, a membership program run by Avenidas, the nonprofit senior services organization. The open houses will include information about the program's services, including transportation assistance, daily check-in phone calls, home safety checkup, medical advocacy program, and social and cultural activities.
Refreshments will be served at the open houses and each guest will receive a free gift. Call 289-5405 to R.S.V.P.