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.

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.

Apr 062017
 

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Corner Bakery. 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 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 juliespengler@sbcglobal.net or call 493-9151 by Friday, April 7th 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.

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
 
Speakers:
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
   
   
   

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
6.30PM TO 8.45PM

Location:
Barron Square Club House
4111 Thain Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
   
Agenda:
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

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: CATHERINE HENDRICKS: FRENCHREALTOR@GMAIL.COM OR 650 245 5094

Dec 032016
 

There will be a senior lunch on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Cibo's restaurant at 1:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE ONE TIME DATE CHANGE FROM SECOND TUESDAY TO SECOND MONDAY.

The cost is $20 and includes tax, tip and a drink. Menu choices have to be pre ordered, so anyone interested in getting the details, please contact Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email at juliespengler@sbcglobal.net.

Reservations have to be in by Friday, Dec. 9th, so let us know your plans as soon as possible.

As usual, we will be in the private room at Cibo's and our neighborhood couple, Gary and Jena, will entertain us with accordion music and lead us in a Christmas sing along. We always look forward to this event to get into the Holiday spirit.

Hope to see many of you there.

Jun 032016
 

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.

If you are interested in joining us, please either call Julie Spengler at 493-9151 or email  juliespengler@sbcglobal.net by Friday, June 10th, so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.

Hope to see many of you there.