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Community - March 28, 2012

Around Town: New 'Dining for Women' chapter in Portola Valley

The Portola Valley chapter of Dining for Women will hold its first potluck dinner and meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at the home of Ginger Creevy in Portola Valley.

Dining for Women consists of more than 250 chapters, where members meet to enjoy a get-together, learn about an urgent women's project, and then donate to that cause what they would have spent dining out. The amount will be whatever the member wishes to donate.

Ms. Creevy, Meghan Sweet and Karen Vahtra, who have initiated the new chapter, report that 25 women have signed up for the first potluck. Feroza Unvala of the Afghan Friends Network will be the speaker.

For more information on the new chapter or to attend the April 11 potluck, e-mail Ginger Creevy at

Upcoming Dining for Women meetings include May 9 (Children of Vietnam) and June 13 (Maasai Girls Education Fund & Hutu International).

Meghan Sweet, a Portola Valley resident for two years, says many have learned about Dining for Women through the new Portola Valley Women's Club. The club, offering such activities as hiking, biking, mah jong, cooking, and bridge, was formed last June as a social outlet for newcomers, as well as longtime residents. It now has 166 members.

Nativity School third in academic decathlon

Nativity School in Menlo Park came in third in the Academic Junior High Decathlon for the San Francisco Archdiocese held March 14 at St. Pius School in Redwood City. Nativity School was one of 17 schools taking part in the 13th annual competition.

The Nativity team placed third overall: second in a super quiz with 50 multiple-choice questions on five broad academic themes, and fourth in logic, a quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems. The 10-event competition was for students in grades 6 to 8.


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