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Peninsula Volunteers will be 'Horsin'Around' June 23

Members of the Peninsula Volunteers are urged to "kick up their spurs" and head west for "Horsin' Around," a benefit to be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, 880 Runnymede Road in Woodside.

Along with dancing, dining and live music, there will be casino events and a special appearance by Krandel Lee Newton, known as the original "Butt Sketcher." Since 1987, the artist has specialized in drawing folks from a rear view. For the second year, Mr. Newton is being flown in from Dallas, Texas, by Joe and Nancy Greenbach of Atherton. Ms. Greenbach hails from Dallas.

The fundraiser will also feature a vaulting show, a cowgirl act, parade of miniature horses and goats, pie contests, panning for gold, and a wine toss. Tickets at $175, or $250 for a sponsor ticket, may be purchased by calling Cathy Duhring of Peninsula Volunteers at 326-0665.

Peninsula Volunteers has created and provided programs for the aging in South San Mateo County for almost 65 years. Among the programs the organization supports are Little House and Rosener House centers, the Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, and Meals on Wheels.

Menlo Library book sale

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will hold a book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17, across the library's parking lot, next to the gym in the Menlo Park Civic Center. The library is located at 800 Alma St. in Menlo Park.

The sale will include books on art and collectibles, biography, cooking, history, mystery, science fiction and fantasy, religion and philosophy, and more. There will also be a selection of children's books.

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library are seeking volunteers. If you love books and have a few hours a week to give, call 330-2521 for more details.

Master Gardener tour

Menlo Park and Atherton gardens will be featured on the Master Gardener water-wise garden tour to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23. The six-garden tour also includes sites in Redwood City and San Carlos.

The Master Gardener program's demonstration garden at Redwood High School in Redwood City, which features vegetables, fruit trees, herbs and chickens, is also on the tour.

Tickets at $20 are available on the day of the tour. Visit


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