The Barron Park Association

Apr 032016
 

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 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 and there are no tips involved. 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 8th 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.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Nov 272015
 

There will be a senior lunch on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Cibo’s restaurant, 3398 El Camino Real,  at 1:00 PM.

The cost is $21 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 at sbcglobal.net.

Reservations have to be in by Friday, Dec. 4th, 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.

Oct 022015
 

The next Senior Lunch will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 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 and there are no tips involved. You can look at the menu in advance by going to wwwcornerbakerycafe.com.

If you are interested in joining us, please call Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9152 by Friday, Oct 9th. so we can make a name tag for you. Changes in plans can be made up until 10:00 AM Tuesday be calling her.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Aug 252015
 

Barron Park Association’s  3rd Annual Neighborhood Movie Night at Bol Park

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Events starting at 6:30PM

It’s Friday night, why cook…

Oaxacan Kitchen Food Truck – buy your food and have a picnic dinner with old or new friends.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising

CREAM sandwiches for dessert $5
YUM * chocolate chip with vanilla
YUMM * double chocolate chip with mint chocolate chip
YUMMY * snickerdoodle with salted caramel
YUMMIEST * butter sugar with strawberry

Donkey Fund fundraising – Popcorn 50 cents

Visit with Donkeys – Niner and Perry

Movie starts are Dusk. Admission is free.

BYO…chair and blankets, your preferred refreshments

Weather Forecast
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Aug 162015
 

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The Fourth annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop,  a free, self-guided bicycle tours of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and coolest Silicon Valley urban homesteads,  is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9AM to 4 PM.

From last year: It’s time for the Tour de Coop – Palo Alto Online

REGISTER NOW for the tour -Click HERE!

Want to show your coop on this tour, volunteer or help out?  Sign up now!

Aug 062015
 

Please save the evening, Friday, 8/28/2015 for our 3rd Annual Movie Night at Bol Park.

More information to follow soon, meanwhile, we need your help choosing a movie. Please review the movies available in the links provided and let us know your preference by 8/15/2015. We’ll show the movie with the most picks. Take the poll at the end of this post. 

Mama Mia http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0024907 

Hairspray http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0023623

Cats and Dogs http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0017964

Back to the Future http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0003588 

Despicable Me 2 http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0033132

Monster University http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0034921

Annie (1982) http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0000921

Annie (2014) http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0049619

Grown Ups http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0029272

 

Kind regards,

Lydia Kou – BPA Movie Night Organizer 

Mobile 650.996.0028 | Email Lkou@apr.com

 

 

Aug 032015
 

TUESDAY, AUG 11, 2015

Our next lunch will again be a picnic in Bol Park at 1:00 pm with Driftwood Deli delivering box lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies 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 the drink.

We bring our own chairs and sit on level ground in a shady area … a great way to chat with each other and listen to the birds.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Julie Spengler at juliespengler@sbcglobal.net or phone 493-9151 by Friday August 7th so we can make a name tag for you and place your order.
Any responses after Aug 7th should be directed to Rosemary Jacobsen at 493-9151.

Hope to see many of you there.

Aug 152013
 

At last. At last. Our previously derelict little well site is looking fantastic with new landscaping, a pathway, and, most importantly, benches donated by the Barron Park Association and the Henshel family.

This barren looking area alongside the Matadero Well site:

Barren Area alongside Matadero Well site

has been transformed into this welcoming spot with the addition of some landscaping, pathways and benches.

Well site area with benches and landscaping

The Barron Park Association invites you to a little celebration of this accomplishment on:

Sunday, August 25, 2 p.m.
Matadero Well Site near Josina and Tippawingo

Enjoy some cookies and drinks and try out the benches, or bring your own seating. We will have a short program led by Dick Placone who succeeded in bringing this long-delayed project to fruition.

Lynnie Melena
Jun 282013
 

Palo Alto’s annual “ Chili Cook OFF and Summer Festival”  will take place at Mitchell Park on 600 E. Meadow Drive from noon to 5 p.m. and chili tasting, which is open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m.

This year there is a new booth, representing the Barron Park Association.  Barron Park resident Mark Van Zanten has accepted the challenge and has created a new vegetarian chili that will impress the judges, and delight all those who get a taste.

The Barron Park Association’s Chill Out booth will not only have chili, but also a photo booth, music, a hula hoop contest and BPA sign up.

The Chili Cook Off and Summer Festival is a great family event with lots to offer: live music, children’s activities including bounce houses, balloon artist, face painting, food vendors and more.  Admission is free.  Chili tasting kits will be sold for a nominal fee.

The judges will decide on the awarding of over $2,000 in cash & prizes to the chili division winners and overall winner as well as for Best Booth and Best Spirit.  The Public will vote on the People’s Choice Winner, and we need your help!

Come have fun in the sun! We need volunteers, if you are interested in helping please email mark_vanzanten@yahoo.com  Mark needs volunteers,  a small quiet generator and a few coolers.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th!

Meet the Chef:

the Chili Chef , Mark Van Zanten

Mark Van Zanten has lived in Barron Park for a number of years and has been cooking for even longer.  He is always looking for a new recipe, and has come up with one that will chill the crowd down on the 4th.  Come visit the booth and see for yourself!