The Barron Park Association

Maurice Green

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


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!

Mar 062017

The Future of Barron Park

2017 Annual Meeting and Potluck
Sunday March 19, 2017  2PM to 4PM
Barron Park Elementary School Multipurpose Room (map)

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Barron Park Association will feature the following speakers:

  • Max McGee, Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unifed School District
  • Rob De Geus, Palo Alto Community Services Department
  • Doria Summa, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commission
  • Lt. James Reifschneider, Palo Alto Police Department

There will be time for Q&A after each presentation.

Snack Pot Luck

Feel free to bring cookies and snacks to share, the BPA will bring coffee and tea, and we’ll make a potluck out of it! (If you bring a dish to share, please label the ingredients to help people with allergies.)

We hope you will be able to join us!

Babysitting Service

Free babysitting service will be available in a room next door, if there is enough demand. If you are interested, please let us know how many children you will be dropping off by sending an email to Gwen Luce.

Jan 242017
Amy Andonian, AvenidasPresident & CEO,
Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Director of AvenidasCare Partners,
Cindy Hofen, Managing Moves & MoreA Meet and Learn Event
Presented by Catherine Hendricks and the BPA

6.30PM TO 8.45PM

Barron Square Club House
4111 Thain Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
6:30-6:50pm:  Amy Andonian, Avenidas President & CEO
Amy will present an overview of the resources available at Avenidas, and tell you about the organization’s exciting plans for future growth. The nonprofit’s innovative programs and compassionate staff—paid and volunteer—help enrich the lives of more than 8,500 mature adults and their families each year.
6:50-7:00pm: Q&A
7:00-7:30pm: Resources for Aging in Place (Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Director of AvenidasCare Partners)

  • Proactive Planning Starts Now: Organizing Important Documents
  • Do Not Go It Alone: Building Your Networks of Support: Family, Friends, Medical Providers
  • Hiring and Evaluating Professional Help in the Home: Skilled vs. Non-Skilled Care
  • Navigating Hospital Stays: How to Appeal an Unsafe Discharge

7:30-7:45pm: Q&A

7:45-8:15pm: How to Downsize/Move Out of Your Home (Cindy Hofen, Managing Moves & More)
Often times, even though you want to move,the thought of organizing and downsizing can stop your progress. Don’t become paralyzed by your belongings! Minimizing brings freedom and the items that are left are those you truly love.Whether you have plans to move in the near future or simply looking for inspiration to downsize, declutter, and organize your home, this session is for you. We’ll present tips to get you motivated and easy places to start in your home.

8:15-8:30pm: Q&A

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. REGISTER HERE