The Barron Park Association

Oct 122017
 

Fall is celebrated throughout many cultures around the world for its harvest and bounty and we have a lot to be grateful for in Barron Park.  Please join your local community friends and neighbors at the Barron Park Association Fall Foodie Festival with cooking competition and Taiko cultural entertainment.

Date: Sunday, November 12th

Time: 1pm to 5pm

Location: Barron Park Elementary School multipurpose room

Theme: Fall festival food and entertainment from different cultures around the world

Entertainment:

Special Taiko drum and music performance by the highly talented and respected Kristy Ohsiro.

  

Cooking Competition:

Inspired by the popular Food Network TV show Chopped, we will have a cooking competition where individuals or teams will receive a basket of secret ingredients typically used in fall cultural dishes around the world.  They will take those ingredients to combine with their own and have up to one week to prepare a three course meal (appetizer, main course, dessert).  The contestant dishes will then be brought to the event and evaluated by judges to determine a winner.

Other Activities:

– Multicultural pot luck
– High end foodie samples from local vendors

It is going to be loud, proud, optimistic and fun.  Show off your cooking skills and enjoy some great food and festivities.  Everybody is welcome but please consider supporting the BPA with donations, membership or volunteering.  It takes a lot of resources to make these events happen so if you would like to participate or help out as a contestant, judge, planner, food contributor or event staff please register on the event sign up sheet.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Oct 082017
 

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Corner Bakery Cafe. It is located at 3375 El Camino Real at the corner of Fernando where the Boston Market used to be, with plenty of parking either in front or behind the restaurant.

The Corner Bakery Cafe is cafeteria style so you will each pay for your own selection at the counter, and they will deliver your order to the table when it is ready. The prices are modest, there are no tips involved, and we even get a senior discount. You can look at the menu in advance by going to www.cornerbakerycafe.com.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at j94306s@gmail or call 493-9151 so we can make a name tag for you.

Changes in plans can be made up until 10 AM the morning of the lunch by calling Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9152. As usual, if anyone needs a ride, let us know and we will try to arrange one for you.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Oct 042017
 

Reminder: BPA membership is still being renewed for April 2017-March 2018. Your donation helps support community building activities including: Emergency Preparation, New Resident Welcoming Packets, Movie Night in Bol Park, May Fete, Newsletters, Community Happy Hours, Annual Meetings and Potlucks. A great thanks to the 320 residents who have already joined the BPA. Costs associated with events have increased significantly and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Membership can be renewed online:  http://bpapaloalto.org/join-the-barron-park-association/

If needed, your membership status can be confirmed at barronpark.paloalto@gmail.com

The BPA Services List has been update for October 2017 (see below). To list a service please email your information to barronpark.paloalto@gmail.com

Regards,
Lisa Berkowitz Landers-BPA Membership

BPA Neighbor Services 10_17pdf

Sep 012017
 

The Barron Park Association  “Services List” contains  BPA members who wish to offer a service or skill to local residents. Many residents requested a list that might include: tutors, pet care, music/sport/fitness/art lessons,  computer services, ride-shares, repair services, gardening, housekeeping, tailoring, notary etc. Childcare and babysitting will remain on the BPA Babysitter List.

If you would like to offer a service or baby sitting listing, please email list coordinator Lisa Berkowitz Landers at barronpark.paloalto@gmail.com

Link to current Service List:

BPA Neighbor Services sept_1_2017PDF

Aug 232017
 
Please join us for the annual Barron Park Movie Night and End of Summer Party in Bol Park on Saturday, August 26th.
The festivities will kick off at 6pm and the movie will end a little after 10:00pm.
Summer Party Activities Begin
6:00pm to 7:30pm – Yoga in the park – Miniature golf and kids games – Gunn High School Robotics Demonstration – Donkey Showings – Highly rated Mamacitas Food Truck
Movie and Cartoons
7:30pm to 8:00pm – Pink Panther Cartoons
8:00pm to 10:00pm – Marry Poppins Main Feature
Come out early and get a good seat, try your luck at some games, eat some great food, interact with your community and enjoy all that Barron Park has to offer. Sponsored by your Barron Park Association and supported by your local friends, partners and establishments. We hope to see you there!
Aug 012017
 

The next bi-monthly senior lunch will be a picnic in Bol Park at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 8th, with Driftwood Deli delivering box lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, cookies, fruit and a drink, all for the low price of $10. We are able to order ahead of time to pick our choice of the sandwich and drink.

We bring our own chairs and sit on level ground in a shady area and always enjoy the casual atmosphere of the park and sounds of the birds. For anyone who needs help with a chair, or needs a chair, or needs a ride to the park, we are willing to make sure you get taken care of so you will not have to stay away.

If you are interested in joining us, please either call Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email j94306s@gmail.com by Friday, August 4th, so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.

Hope to see many of you there.

Jul 232017
 

The sixth annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, bike ride and coop tour is taking place 9am – 4pm Saturday, September 16, 2017. This free, self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops and backyard urban homesteads, including honey bees, worm composting, and organic gardening, and, of course, chickens coops. Experienced coopsters will show off their coop handiwork while sharing their joy of raising chickens and the benefits of creating backyard ecosystems that support the residents as well as the planet.

Complete tour and registration information available on the SV Tour De Coop website at: http://www.tourdecoop.org

Jun 052017
 

The next bi-monthly senior lunch will be a picnic in Bol Park at 1:00 pm with Driftwood Deli delivering box lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, cookies, fruit and a drink, all for the low price of $10.  We are able to order ahead of time to pick our choice of the sandwich and drink.

We bring our own chairs and sit on level ground in a shady area and always enjoy the casual atmosphere of the park and sounds of the birds.  For anyone who needs help with a chair, or needs a chair, or needs a ride to the park, we are willing to make sure you get taken care of so you will not have to stay away.

If you are interested in joining us, please either call Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email  juliespengler@sbcglobal.net by Friday, June 9th, so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.

Hope to see many of you there.

May 162017
 

JOIN US FOR MAY FÊTE 2017 this SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 in BOL PARK, NOON TO 4 PM

Come and enjoy the live musicians adn entertainment. They will perform all afternoon, with a Maypole Dance at 2:30. Bring the family and a blanket and make a picnic of it. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Snacks will also be for sale. Wear ribbons! There will be games and crafts for the children, donkeys and donkey art, and a Barron Park history exhibit. Activities will include face painting for children, our donkey parade, and more!

The May Fête is a volunteer effort. If you’d like to volunteer, or if you’d like to propose a display or activity, contact the event organizer, Alana Van Zanten at bpmayfete@gmail.com
or the volunteer coordinator, John King at johnwadeking@gmail.com