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Community - October 9, 2013

Around Town: New location for Woodside's Barn Dance

Woodside's biennial Barn Dance will have a new location and lots of new activities for both adults and children this year as it moves to the Mounted Patrol Grounds on Kings Mountain Road, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Event organizers Ellen Mernick and Stacy Stauffer and Woodside's Recreation Committee promise a full moon that night in addition to dancing to live country-rock music by the Santa Cruz Beach Cowboys. A special feature will be a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale.

Children's activities during the day include pony, mechanical bull and fire truck rides, as well as a petting zoo, clowns and magicians.

Dinner will include barbecued tri tip, hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, corn, salad and drinks.

Tickets at $35 for adults and $15 for children can be purchased at Woodside Town Hall until Oct. 18 (unless they sell out as they have in previous years) during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch, Monday through Friday or by mailing a check to: Town of Woodside, P.O. Box 620005, Woodside, CA 94062. For more information call 851-6790.

Harvest supper

A multi-course gourmet harvest supper, created by Chefs Mark Sullivan and Dmitry Elperin of Spruce and the Village Pub, will highlight the seventh annual Artful Harvest to be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Djerassi Ranch, 2325 Bear Gulch Road in Woodside.

The menu will include just-picked organic produce from the SMIP Ranch on the Djerassi property, which supplies many ingredients for both the Pub and Spruce.

Hors d'oeuvres and wine will kick off the afternoon at 3 p.m. Supper will be served at 4 p.m. in the rustic artists' barn, which opens onto spectacular views of the Pacific.

The afternoon will feature entertainment by violist Nils Bultmann, choreographer Christy Funsch, and storyteller and author April Sinclair. There will be a silent auction of artwork by Djerassi alumni.

Tickets are $250 per person and benefit the Djerassi Resident Artsts Program.

Visit or call 747-1250 for reservations.

Pancake breakfast

Firefighters will be flipping flapjacks from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 13th annual annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The event takes place at Fire Station No. 1, 300 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.

Along with pancakes and sausages, Hobee's coffee cake, and Peet's coffee, there will be a silent auction featuring such items as a visit from the vintage fire truck "Old Tom" to a birthday party or event, dinner at Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, and a night stay at the Stanford Park Hotel. Junior League volunteers are also planning activities for children.

Tickets for the breakfast are available at the door, where donations will be accepted.

JobTrain fall gala

Thirteen Silicon Valley couples and Google are hosting a benefit for JobTrain on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. The 7:30 p.m. gala will feature a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, music by electronic violinist Jennifer Spingola and dancing to the music of Pride & Joy.

Visit for tickets at $250 per person. JobTrain is a nonprofit vocational center located at 1200 O'Brien Drive in Menlo Park.


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