Palo Alto Weekly

News - January 29, 2010

Around the block

SPEAKING OF CHARITY ... Neighborhood groups have been successfully gathering clothing, food and other items for victims of the Haiti earthquake and local people in need. The Nixon Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a Haitian Relief garage sale on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nixon Elementary School theater, 1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford. Donations of gently used toys, furniture, household items and outerwear are accepted through Jan. 29 from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Organizers are Suzie Lincoln, suzielincoln@yahoo.com, and Nikole Manou, jnmanou@yahoo.com. Barron Park residents donated 433 pounds of food for their Martin Luther King Day of Service food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank and donated to the Red Cross for Haiti. Duveneck/St. Francis residents have made financial contributions to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army and plan to gather clothing and other items to be sent to Haiti when needed.

TOP BILLING ... City Manager James Keene will be the guest speaker at the Barron Park annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to all Barron Park residents and takes place at the Barron Park Elementary School multi-purpose room, 800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto.

JUANA RUN? ... The 14th annual Juana Run, which benefits the Terman PTA and Gunn Sports Boosters, takes place Feb. 20. The run includes 8K, 1-mile, kids' and special-needs runs. A pancake breakfast follows the 8K race. Online advance registration at www.juanarun.org is recommended, especially to get a T-shirt, and ends Feb. 18. Information hotline: 650-599-3434.

Send announcements of neighborhood events, meetings and news to Sue Dremann, Neighborhoods editor, at sdremann@paweekly.com. Or talk about your neighborhood news on Town Square at www.PaloAltoOnline.com.

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