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October 2016

Project WeHOPE's Breakfast Recognition Gala - October 14, 2016

This Breakfast Recognition Gala will honor those who help rebuild the lives of homeless people -- service providers, agencies, community leaders and supporters who have helped make 2016 a success! The honorees will be announced in September. RSVP today, and you'll get all the exciting upcoming updates about this event, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Garden Court Hotel, a 4-star luxury hotel and a Forbes Travel Guide Award Winner for 2015, located in beautiful downtown Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

August 2016

Special Education Workshop - August 18, 2016

Opening Doors PTA is hosting a Workshop Day on 8/18! Date: 8/18/2016, Thursday Admission: Free , RSVP: openingdoorspta@yahoo.com Location: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City CA 94065 Who should attend: parents, teachers, therapists, caregivers, and anyone interested in special education are invited to attend Morning Session: 10:301m-12pm Teaching Language to Children with Autism- the Verbal Behavior Approach Presenter: Debra Van Tuyl, BCBA Clinical Director, EdSource Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-3pm The Inclusive Classroom- Meeting the Needs of Students with Learning Differences Presenter: Dr Anne Spillane, Assistant Professor of Education, Brandman University Go here for more information.

Ecumenical Hunger Program Community BLOCKFEST - August 13, 2016

Please mark your calendar to attend the annual Community BLOCKFEST event at the ECUMENICAL HUNGER PROGRAM located at: 2411 Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto on SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. This event is free to the public. EHP will provide free lunch, activities and prizes for children, dancers, live music and more! Many vendors and agencies will be available to provide free information on helpful resources and services. A fundraising raffle will be held that includes many exciting gift cards, gift certificates and merchandise from local merchants. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each with proceeds benefiting the EHP. Go here for more information.

Distinguished Lecture Series -- Menlo Park the Good Old' Days - August 09, 2016

Join local historians Michael Demeter and Gil Workman of the Menlo Park Historical Association for a fascinating look back at Menlo Park in the Old Days. Michael Demeter will discuss his family’s immigration from Europe in the 1920s and growing up in the 40s’ and 50s. Gil Workman will highlight the city’s historical landmarks including the Menlo Park Railroad Station, the Barron-Latham-Hopkins Gate Lodge, and the Nativity Church. You will delight in remembering the old places and faces about town. Learn new facts that will remind you why Menlo Park is a great place to live, work, and play. Date: Tuesday — 1:00 p.m. August 9th Cost: Free Speakers: Michael Demeter & Gil Workman For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Chair Yoga at Little House - August 04, 2016

Recharge your mind body and soul as Joan Sanchez guides you through the proper techniques of yoga within the comfort of a chair. This class places a strong emphasis on improving flexibility, strength, proprioception, mental clarity, and pain management, using the assistance of a chair. Unveil the power of the postures and breathing techniques taught as you are sure to open your mind, body, and spirit into a deeper realm of complete balance. Date: Thursdays— 11:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Joan Sanchez To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Hatha Yoga at Little House - August 04, 2016

Come experience a revitalizing discipline taught by Ruchi Murlidhar that incorporates simple meditation, specific postures, and breathing techniques that purify the physical body and mind. Each class is structured to develop balance, coordination, and a sense of centeredness. Ruchi places a strong focus on alignment and breathing, with the goal of getting her students comfortable with the practice of yoga. She is committed to making yoga fun and accessible to everyone. Be sure to register and transform your mind, body and soul. Date: Thursdays — 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Ruchi Murlidhar To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Tai-Chi at Little House - August 04, 2016

Tai-Chi is a Chinese exercise meditation system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. Join us and experience it for yourself! Date: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Lisette Young To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Pilates at Little House - August 03, 2016

Geared toward improving mental and physical well being by increasing flexibility and improving core muscles. This class uses controlled movements, in the form of mat exercises, to strengthen and tone, improve posture, balance, and create a more streamlined shape without increasing bulk. Date: Wednesdays , 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Carmen Morales To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Zumba Gold at Little House - August 03, 2016

Zumba Gold is an energized dance workout that takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing in a less intensive manner to suit the needs of the active older participants, as well as those new to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Date: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monthly Cost: $40 Members / $45 Non-Members / $15 Drop-in Instructor: LaNay Eastman To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Fun with Fitness at Little House - August 02, 2016

Join this fun class for mature adults and increase your strength, mobility and flexibility and reduce your fear of movement. In this intermediate level class we move to the music and use all sorts of fun exercise equipment which varies from class to class. Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. — 9:50 a.m. Monthly Cost: $104 Members / $120 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Victoria Cruz To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Global Dance Workout at Little House - August 02, 2016

An effective, easy-to-follow dance fitness party that moves you toward joy and health! With great rhythms like hip-hop, Latin, Hula, Belly dance, Bollywood... Burn calories, tone muscles, improve cardio and brain functions while you are having fun! This is your happy hour! Open to both men and women. Date: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Costs: Monthly $20 member / $25 nonmember (1 day a week) - Drop In $7 $30 member / $35 nonmember (2 days a week) - Drop In $7 Instructor: Hongmei Lu To register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Kundalini Yoga at Little House - August 02, 2016

Come experience a powerful practice in yoga that incorporates various breathing techniques, meditation techniques, and exercises designed to strengthening your glandular and nervous systems. Siri-Amrit Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 1995 and structures each class to help increase her students’ physical flexibility, tone, and strength. Kundalini Yoga is proven to bring balance and unleash bountiful energy through the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression. Date: Tuesdays — 7:00 p.m.— 8:45 p.m. Monthly Cost: $8 per Class Instructor: Siri-Amrit Kaur To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Arthritis Exercise at Little House - August 01, 2016

Boost aerobic energy Improve muscular fitness Increase blood circulation Develop joint flexibility Date: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Monthly Cost: $90 Members / $95 Non-Members / (3 Days a Week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / (2 Days a Week) $13 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Ceramics at Little House - August 01, 2016

Come find your artistic niche with our exciting ceramics class! Whether ceramics is a new hobby or a long-time passion, the Little House studio is open to artists of all caliber. Join us at your own leisure during our open studio hours. Date: Mondays — 10:30 a.m.— 3:30 p.m. (Day) Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. (Day) Thursdays – 5:30 p.m.—8:30p.m. (Evening) Tuesdays and Wednesdays—10:30 a.m.—8:30 p.m. (Open Studio) Cost: $75 Members / $90 Non-Members / $23 Drop In (1 day class per week) $115 Members / $124 Non-Members / $23 Drop In (2 day classes per week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / $20 Drop In (Evening Class) $40 Members / $40 Non-Members / $15 Drop In (Open Studio 1 day per week) $50 Members / $50 Non-Members / $15 Drop In (Open Studio 2 days per week) Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Lifetime Fitness at Little House - August 01, 2016

Designed to strengthen, stretch, tone and shape specific muscle groups of the body. Build strong bones and accelerate your metabolism with the use of hand weights. Body mechanics taught. Come join the fun and work at your own pace. Bring a mat and hand weights to class. Date: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 8:30AM - 9:30AM Mondays/Wednesdays, 8:30AM - 9:30AM Monthly Cost: $90 Members / $95 Non-Members (3 Days a Week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members (2 Days a Week) $13 Drop In Instructor: Mary Furata To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Tech Tutoring at Little House - August 01, 2016

Over whelmed by all the new technology out there? Need help with social media, your smart phone, tablet, or computer? Want to learn how to connect with your friends and family via Skype or Facebook but don’t know where to start? Little House can help you! Schedule your individualized hour appointment today with a Tech Tutor. These skilled individuals will answer questions, teach you new skills, and help you feel comfortable with today’s technology. Available by appointment only—Call today! Cost: Free for Members / $5 Non-Member To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 5008 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

July 2016

EPA-EMP ORIGINAL GOOD - FREE ANNUAL COMMUNITY BBQ "BRINGING IT HOME" - July 30, 2016

On Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Cesar Chavez Academy, 2450 Ralmar Ave., E. Palo Alto, California from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, the EPA-EMP Original Good organization will be hosting its' 5th free community BBQ. Our annual community BBQ event is open to all people of all ages. The EPA-EMP Original Good organization needs volunteers to assist us with this wonderful community event. Please contact us and register to volunteer at our Bringing It Home Community BBQ on July 30th at info@epaemporiginalgood.com or call 1-888-634-8883. We look forward to enjoying a day of food, fun and love with you! Go here for more information.

Staying Safe on the Internet at Little House - July 28, 2016

Everyday you hear about new scams, data breaches and security issues on the internet. In this scary world it is hard to know what to do to keep you information secure. Please join for an informational seminar on staying safe on the internet. In this session you will learn: · Password Protection · Online Payments · Secure Wi-Fi Connections · Other ways to protect yourself from cyber crime Date: Thursday, 1:30 p.m.-2:30pm July 28th Cost: Free Instructor: Samantha Williams To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Friends and Family Day at Project WeHOPE - July 23, 2016

Project WeHOPE hosts the first Friends and Family Day. This day is for clients of the WeHOPE shelter to meet and spend time with their children and family, as well as the community at-large to join in the festivities. Learn about the work that Project WeHOPE does for East Palo Alto and surrounding communities. Join us for a day of fun, fellowship and food! Event is FREE. Go here for more information.

Email 101 at Little House - July 21, 2016

In this beginning workshop you will learn: · the benefits of using Google email · setting up a Gmail account · adding contacts · subscribing to email newsletters *Computers will be available but feel free to bring your own laptop or iPad.* Date: Thursday, 1:30 p.m.-2:30pm July 21st Cost: Free Instructor: Terri Sarappo To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Introduction to Basic Birding - July 19, 2016

How often we see a beautiful bird in our neighborhood and wonder just what it is. Are you interested in learning how to identify the best place to look for birds. Join local birding expert Larry Spivak for a 1-hour introductory meeting for a basic birding class to be held this Fall. In that class you will learn how to identify our local birds and about the lives of these fascinating creatures. This presentation will give you an overview of the course which will include: Field guides, binoculars, categories of birds, identifying bird characteristics, bird adaptations and more. Larry, a longtime member of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, will get you enthused about taking outdoor excursions that will keep your eyes to the skies above. Date: Tuesday — 1:00 p.m. July 19th Cost: Free Instructor: Larry Spivak For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Chair Yoga at Little House - July 14, 2016

Recharge your mind body and soul as Joan Sanchez guides you through the proper techniques of yoga within the comfort of a chair. This class places a strong emphasis on improving flexibility, strength, proprioception, mental clarity, and pain management, using the assistance of a chair. Unveil the power of the postures and breathing techniques taught as you are sure to open your mind, body, and spirit into a deeper realm of complete balance. Date: Thursdays— 11:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Joan Sanchez To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Beginning iPhone at Little House - July 13, 2016

No need to brave the Apple Store when you can learn how to use your iPhone like a pro at Little House. Classes will cover: · Class One: iPhone settings, the shortcut menu and emergency contacts · Class Two: making calls, text messaging, contacts and voicemail · Class Three: using email on your phone, taking and sending photos · Class Four: using the internet and what is an App ***Please be sure to bring your own iPhone*** Date: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.-2:30pm July 13th– August 3rd Cost: $35 Members/$40 Non-Members/ $13 Drop In Instructor: Terri Sarappo To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Get Tips for Your Next Job Interview and Online Job Search - July 13, 2016

Need tips on how to interview? Wondering how to search for jobs online? Need someone to look at your resume? Join us for a free Career Readiness Workshop for adults and high school students from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA. 30 Cisco human resource professionals will be on hand to talk with you. Drop in event, but registration strongly suggested: Call 650-323-0362x224 or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EPA-CareerReadiness. Shelly Hausman Communications Manager, San Mateo County libraries, 650.312.5504 smcl.org , Go here for more information.

Pilates at Little House - July 13, 2016

Geared toward improving mental and physical well being by increasing flexibility and improving core muscles. This class uses controlled movements, in the form of mat exercises, to strengthen and tone, improve posture, balance, and create a more streamlined shape without increasing bulk. Date: Wednesdays , 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Carmen Morales To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Zumba Gold at Little House - July 13, 2016

Zumba Gold is an energized dance workout that takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing in a less intensive manner to suit the needs of the active older participants, as well as those new to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Date: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monthly Cost: $40 Members / $45 Non-Members / $15 Drop-in Instructor: LaNay Eastman To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Estate Planning at Little House - July 12, 2016

CRUCIAL ESTATE PLANNING ISSUES FOR SENIORS: POWER OF ATTORNEYS, LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING AND MEDI-CAL Are you are a loved one age 60 or older, and concerned about being able to afford long-term care in the home or elsewhere? Are you concerned about the government coming after your home or assets if you enroll in Medi-Cal to help pay for health care or long-term skilled nursing? Join Estate Planning specialist Alma Soongi Beck J.D., LL.M. of Lakin Spears, LLP, for a special workshop that will debunk myths about Medi-Cal and long-term care options. She will explain how estate planning documents can secure your family. Specific issues related to married, unmarried, and same-sex couples will also be covered. Come to this free legal workshop and learn how to protect those closest to you. Date: Tuesday, July 12th 11:30am - 12:30p.m. Cost: Free Guest Speaker: Alma Soongi Beck, J.D., LL.M (Taxation) of Lakin Spears, LLP To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Fun with Fitness at Little House - July 12, 2016

Join this fun class for mature adults and increase your strength, mobility and flexibility and reduce your fear of movement. In this intermediate level class we move to the music and use all sorts of fun exercise equipment which varies from class to class. Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. — 9:50 a.m. Monthly Cost: $104 Members / $120 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Victoria Cruz To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Kundalini Yoga at Little House - July 12, 2016

Come experience a powerful practice in yoga that incorporates various breathing techniques, meditation techniques, and exercises designed to strengthening your glandular and nervous systems. Siri-Amrit Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 1995 and structures each class to help increase her students’ physical flexibility, tone, and strength. Kundalini Yoga is proven to bring balance and unleash bountiful energy through the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression. Date: Tuesdays — 7:00 p.m.— 8:45 p.m. Monthly Cost: $8 per Class Instructor: Siri-Amrit Kaur To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Travel Talk at Little House, Gale Fullerton presents Switzerland - July 12, 2016

Train Trip Through Switzerland — Part 1 Join Gale Fullerton’s first Switzerland presentation, which will start in Zurich with its impressive old town, beautiful lake setting, and picturesque university. Next, our train journey will take us to St. Moritz and then Zermatt passing snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes, and many green valleys. Our final stop will be Geneva, the capital of French-speaking Switzerland with many international organizations, a majestic old town. a famous fountain, and visits to local mountains/lakes. Date: Tuesday — 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. July 12th Cost: Free Special Guest: Gale Fullerton For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Arthritis Exercise at Little House - July 11, 2016

Boost aerobic energy Improve muscular fitness Increase blood circulation Develop joint flexibility Date: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Monthly Cost: $90 Members / $95 Non-Members / (3 Days a Week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / (2 Days a Week) $13 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Lifetime Fitness at Little House - July 11, 2016

Designed to strengthen, stretch, tone and shape specific muscle groups of the body. Build strong bones and accelerate your metabolism with the use of hand weights. Body mechanics taught. Come join the fun and work at your own pace. Bring a mat and hand weights to class. Date: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 8:30AM - 9:30AM Mondays/Wednesdays, 8:30AM - 9:30AM Monthly Cost: $90 Members / $95 Non-Members (3 Days a Week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members (2 Days a Week) $13 Drop In Instructor: Mary Furata To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Tech Tutoring at Little House - July 11, 2016

Over whelmed by all the new technology out there? Need help with social media, your smart phone, tablet, or computer? Want to learn how to connect with your friends and family via Skype or Facebook but don’t know where to start? Little House can help you! Schedule your individualized hour appointment today with a Tech Tutor. These skilled individuals will answer questions, teach you new skills, and help you feel comfortable with today’s technology. Date: July 11th - July 29th 10:00am - 1:00pm Available by appointment only—Call today! Cost: Free for Members / $5 Non-Member To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 5008 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Global Dance Workout at Little House - July 08, 2016

An effective, easy-to-follow dance fitness party that moves you toward joy and health! With great rhythms like hip-hop, Latin, Hula, Belly dance, Bollywood... Burn calories, tone muscles, improve cardio and brain functions while you are having fun! This is your happy hour! Open to both men and women. Date: Tuesdays & Fridays, July 8th – July 29th, 10:30am – 11:30am (Tues) & 11:00am – 12:00pm (Fri). Costs: Monthly $20 member / $25 nonmember (1 day a week) - Drop In $7 $30 member / $35 nonmember (2 days a week) - Drop In $7 Instructor: Hongmei Lu To register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Ceramics at Little House - July 07, 2016

Come find your artistic niche with our exciting ceramics class! Whether ceramics is a new hobby or a long-time passion, the Little House studio is open to artists of all caliber. Join us at your own leisure during our open studio hours. Date: Mondays — 10:30 a.m.— 3:30 p.m. (Day) Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. (Day) Thursdays – 5:30 p.m.—8:30p.m. (Evening) Tuesdays and Wednesdays—10:30 a.m.—8:30 p.m. (Open Studio) Cost: $75 Members / $90 Non-Members / $23 Drop In (1 day class per week) $115 Members / $124 Non-Members / $23 Drop In (2 day classes per week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / $20 Drop In (Evening Class) $40 Members / $40 Non-Members / $15 Drop In (Open Studio 1 day per week) $50 Members / $50 Non-Members / $15 Drop In (Open Studio 2 days per week) Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Hatha Yoga at Little House - July 07, 2016

Come experience a revitalizing discipline taught by Ruchi Murlidhar that incorporates simple meditation, specific postures, and breathing techniques that purify the physical body and mind. Each class is structured to develop balance, coordination, and a sense of centeredness. Ruchi places a strong focus on alignment and breathing, with the goal of getting her students comfortable with the practice of yoga. She is committed to making yoga fun and accessible to everyone. Be sure to register and transform your mind, body and soul. Date: July 7th - July 28th Thursdays — 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Ruchi Murlidhar To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Tai-Chi at Little House - July 07, 2016

Tai-Chi is a Chinese exercise meditation system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. Join us and experience it for yourself! Date: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Lisette Young To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Intergenerational Wednesdays at Little House - July 06, 2016

Every Wednesday in the month of July, bring your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews to Little House for fun, intergenerational activities. Activities: 9:30-11:30 Lunch: 11:30– 1:00 Movies: 1:00-2:30 · July 6th– Art and Crafts Day– Share the joy of Ceramics, Coloring and more! · July 13th– Little House Scavenger Hunt– Work as a team to compete in this fun event and win prizes · July 20th– Game Day: Come play your favorite board, card, lawn, and computer games from childhood and today · July 27th- Fun and Fit: Get moving with free mini classes in Line Dancing, Chair Yoga and Zumba Gold! Everyone is guaranteed to have a great time!! For More Information: Give us a call at (650) 326-2025 Or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Clay Sculpture at Little House through July 26th - July 05, 2016

Sculpture is a three-dimensional media that allows students to express their artistic point-of-view by exploring infinite possibilities. In this class, students will create figurative and animal sculptures in clay using basic anatomy and construction methods. Students will constructs a simple armature—a metal framework on which a sculpture is molded. Clay modeling, texturing, firing techniques and sculpture surface finishes will also be covered. This class is appropriate for both beginning students and those who wish to continue to grow their sculpture repertoire. Date: Tuesdays — 1:00 p.m.— 3:00 p.m. July 5th—July 26th Cost: $40 Members/ $45 Non-Members/$15 Drop In Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Free Fitness Assessments for Little House Members - On Thursdays - July 05, 2016

Little House Members are now eligible to receive a free fitness assessment that will help determine your physical fitness level . The results can identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to your physical fitness and help in setting attainable fitness goals. Whether you are just beginning to work out or are a seasoned veteran, a fitness assessment is a valuable tool used to establish baseline measurements and can be used to monitor your performance and assess your progress throughout your exercise training. Date: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. — Noon By Appointment Only Cost: Free Instructor: Victoria Cruz To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Kids' Ceramics Class at Little House - Multiple Tuesdays - July 05, 2016

Come introduce your kids to the wonderful world of ceramics. In this class, our experienced and patient instructor will guide the students on the basics of hand building and sculpture. They will even have a try at the potter’s wheel and learn a variety of techniques to create their own work of art. Participants are encouraged to express their individuality and create pieces that reflect their own interests and personality. Date: Tuesdays — 10:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. July 5th—August 9th Cost: $65 (includes cost of all supplies) Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Gun Violence Prevention Sit-In - July 04, 2016

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) on Monday will hold a sit-in with constituents and gun violence prevention advocates in front of the Fox Theater in Redwood City. The 11:30 a.m. sit-in is a call for action in Congress, which has failed to address the epidemic of gun violence that kills 33,000 people and leaves 80,000 people injured each year in America. For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed on her Facebook page. Go here for more information.

June 2016

History Class at Little House - June 22, 2016

Every Four Years—The Great American Circus Historical glimpses of the quadrennial ritual of choosing an American president. Strange personalities, political shenanigans, fascinating vignettes and deal-making at its best. Essential background providing meaning to the current three-ring elective circus. Date: Wednesdays — 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, June 22nd—August 10th Cost: $53 Member / Non-Member $12 Drop In Instructor: Michael Svanevik To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Palo Alto World Music Day - June 19, 2016

Palo Alto World Music Day Sunday June 19, 3:00-7:30 pm, University Avenue (closed to traffic). The City of Palo Alto has declared Sunday June 19 as World Music Day. World Music Day is a free music festival that takes place in cities around the world every year close to the Summer Solstice. Now for the eighth year in Palo Alto, 50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a wide variety of musical genres: jazz, pop, rock, classical, world music, choral, folkloric dances, etc. All performances are FREE and open to the public. Go here for more information.

Travel Talk at Little House. Gale Fullerton presents The City of Nashville! - June 16, 2016

Join travel enthusiast and photographer Gale Fullerton for a special presentation on the City of Nashville, TN. This travel lecture will feature a variety of stops in and around Tennessee's Capital City. You will start at the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's Estate), then visit downtown Nashville to see the "Batman Building", the Cumberland River, and the Capital. Later you will visit the Grand Ole Opry House, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden, and the sensational Capital Mall. Gale Fullerton, a lifetime Little House member, circles the world to visit old and new sights and brings his stories back to inspire you with the adventure of travel. Date: Thursday, June 16 1:00 p.m. Cost: Free Presenter: Gale Fullerton Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Arthritis Exercise at Little House - June 13, 2016

Boost aerobic energy Improve muscular fitness Increase blood circulation Develop joint flexibility Date: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Monthly Cost: $90 Members / $95 Non-Members / (3 Days a Week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / (2 Days a Week) $13 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Free Fitness Assessments for Little House Members - June 13, 2016

Little House Members are now eligible to receive a free fitness assessment that will help determine your physical fitness level . The results can identify your strengths and weaknesses in relation to your physical fitness and help in setting attainable fitness goals. Whether you are just beginning to work out or are a seasoned veteran, a fitness assessment is a valuable tool used to establish baseline measurements and can be used to monitor your performance and assess your progress throughout your exercise training. Date: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. — Noon By Appointment Only Cost: Free Instructor: Victoria Cruz To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Tech Tutoring at Little House - June 13, 2016

Over whelmed by all the new technology out there? Need help with social media, your smart phone, tablet, or computer? Want to learn how to connect with your friends and family via Skype or Facebook but don’t know where to start? Little House can help you! Schedule your individualized hour appointment today with a Tech Tutor. These skilled individuals will answer questions, teach you new skills, and help you feel comfortable with today’s technology. Available by appointment only—Call today! Cost: Free for Members / $5 Non-Member To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 5008 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration - June 11, 2016

Join us: Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Bell Street Park, 550 University Avenue, East Palo Alto Food * Prizes * Music * Praise Dancing* Market Place/Vendor’s booth for more details call 650-444-9854 for more information Go here for more information.

Ceramics at Little House - June 10, 2016

Come find your artistic niche with our exciting ceramics class! Whether ceramics is a new hobby or a long-time passion, the Little House studio is open to artists of all caliber. Join us at your own leisure during our open studio hours. Date: Mondays — 10:30 a.m.— 3:30 p.m. (Day) Thursdays – 10:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. (Day) Thursdays – 5:30 p.m.—8:30p.m. (Evening) Tuesdays and Wednesdays—10:30 a.m.—8:30 p.m. (Open Studio) Cost: $75 Members / $90 Non-Members / $23 Drop In (1 day class per week) $115 Members / $124 Non-Members / $23 Drop In (2 day classes per week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / $20 Drop In (Evening Class) $40 Members / $40 Non-Members / $15 Drop In (Open Studio 1 day per week) $50 Members / $50 Non-Members / $15 Drop In (Open Studio 2 days per week) Instructor: Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Fun with Fitness at Little House - June 10, 2016

Join this fun class for mature adults and increase your strength, mobility and flexibility and reduce your fear of movement. In this intermediate level class we move to the music and use all sorts of fun exercise equipment which varies from class to class. Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. — 9:50 a.m. Monthly Cost: $104 Members / $120 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Victoria Cruz To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Lifetime Fitness at Little House - June 10, 2016

Designed to strengthen, stretch, tone and shape specific muscle groups of the body. Build strong bones and accelerate your metabolism with the use of hand weights. Body mechanics taught. Come join the fun and work at your own pace. Bring a mat and hand weights to class. Go here for more information.

Chair Yoga at Little House - June 09, 2016

Recharge your mind body and soul as Joan Sanchez guides you through the proper techniques of yoga within the comfort of a chair. This class places a strong emphasis on improving flexibility, strength, proprioception, mental clarity, and pain management, using the assistance of a chair. Unveil the power of the postures and breathing techniques taught as you are sure to open your mind, body, and spirit into a deeper realm of complete balance. Date: Thursdays— 11:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Joan Sanchez To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Kundalini Yoga at Little House - June 09, 2016

Come experience a powerful practice in yoga that incorporates various breathing techniques, meditation techniques, and exercises designed to strengthening your glandular and nervous systems. Siri-Amrit Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 1995 and structures each class to help increase her students’ physical flexibility, tone, and strength. Kundalini Yoga is proven to bring balance and unleash bountiful energy through the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression. Date: Tuesday — 7:00 p.m.— 8:45 p.m. Monthly Cost: $8 per Class Instructor: Siri-Amrit Kaur To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Pilates at Little House - June 09, 2016

Geared toward improving mental and physical well being by increasing flexibility and improving core muscles. This class uses controlled movements, in the form of mat exercises, to strengthen and tone, improve posture, balance, and create a more streamlined shape without increasing bulk. Date: Wednesdays , 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Carmen Morales To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Tai-Chi at Little House - June 09, 2016

Tai-Chi is a Chinese exercise meditation system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. Join us and experience it for yourself! Date: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Lisette Young To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Zumba Gold at Little House - June 09, 2016

Zumba Gold is an energized dance workout that takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing in a less intensive manner to suit the needs of the active older participants, as well as those new to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Date: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monthly Cost: $40 Members / $45 Non-Members / $15 Drop-in Instructor: LaNay Eastman To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Global Dance Workout at Little House - June 08, 2016

An effective, easy-to-follow dance fitness party that moves you toward joy and health! With great rhythms like hip-hop, Latin, Hula, Belly dance, Bollywood... Burn calories, tone muscles, improve cardio and brain functions while you are having fun! This is your happy hour! Open to both men and women. Date: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Costs: Monthly $20 member / $25 nonmember (1 day a week) - Drop In $7. $30 member / $35 nonmember (2 days a week) - Drop In $7 Instructor: Hongmei Lu To register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Hatha Yoga at Little House - June 08, 2016

Come experience a revitalizing discipline taught by Ruchi Murlidhar that incorporates simple meditation, specific postures, and breathing techniques that purify the physical body and mind. Each class is structured to develop balance, coordination, and a sense of centeredness. Ruchi places a strong focus on alignment and breathing, with the goal of getting her students comfortable with the practice of yoga. She is committed to making yoga fun and accessible to everyone. Be sure to register and transform your mind, body and soul. Date: Thursdays — 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m. Monthly Cost: $52 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Ruchi Murlidhar To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

4trh of July Celebration at Little House - June 07, 2016

Little House welcomes you to a very exciting 4th of July Celebration in our beautiful newly renovated courtyard! Come out and enjoy wonderful live entertainment and great tasting food! Tickets are available. Please RSVP details below. What's on the Menu? ◾Barbeque Chicken ◾Hot Dogs ◾Vinaigrette Coleslaw ◾Macaroni Salad ◾Potato Chips ◾Watermelon ◾Apple Pie Date: Thursday, June 30th , 2016 11:30 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m. Cost: $8.00 RSVP: (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

A Matter of Balance at Little House - June 07, 2016

Managing concerns about falls Many adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You will learn to: View falls as controllable Set goals for increasing activity Make changes to reduce fall risks at home Exercise to increase balance Date: Tuesdays — 1:30 p.m.— 3:30 p.m. June 7th—July 26th Cost: Free Instructor: Tricia Catiggay, OTR/L To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Gardening Workshop at Little House: Planting Succulents-- a Gardener's Dream - June 07, 2016

Join the Master Gardeners of San Mateo County for an afternoon learning about the world of succulents. Known for their drought resistance, vibrant colors, and ease of maintenance, succulents are ideal for California's hot summer months. Succulents, ranging from rosettes to small trees, are popular for use in containers. The Master Gardener's will show you how to plant, maintain, and display these unique plants. You can make your own succulent plant creation to take home and begin your own dream garden. ****Please bring a small container, approximately 1-2 cups**** Date: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. June 29th Cost: Free Facilitator: Master Gardeners of San Mateo County To register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series at Little House: Dr. Eric Shapira-- 8 Sacred Principles of Healthy Aging - June 06, 2016

Join Dr. Eric Shapira, DDS, MA, MHA, Clinical Gerontologist and educator for a lecture on the 8 Sacred Principles of Healthy Aging. He will inform you about the latest neuroscience research in gerontology combined with his unique style of wit and humor to help you live your "golden years" to the fullest. Dr. Shapira will also share anecdotes and true stories that will inspire you. Date: Thursday, June 23rd 1:30 p.m. Cost: Free Speaker: Dr. Eric Shapira For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Gospel Concert Featuring Mezzo Soprano, Rachel Waiters - June 04, 2016

A Gospel Concert featuring Mezzo Soprano, Rachel Waiters. Before she graced the opera and concert stages. Ms. Waiters started singing in church at an early age. Ms. Waiters will return to her gospel roots for a one night only gospel concert. Don't miss this event. Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 6:00 Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 1981 Pulgas Ave. East Palo Alto, CA. 94303 Go here for more information.

History Class at Little House - June 03, 2016

Every Four Years-- The Great American Circus Historical glimpses of the quadrennial ritual of choosing an American president. Strange personalities, political shenanigans, fascinating vignettes and deal-making at its best. Essential background providing meaning to the three-ring elective circus. Date: Wednesdays, 1:30 P.M. -- 3:30 P.M. June 22nd -- August 10th Cost: $53 Member / Non-Member / $12 Drop In Instructor: Michael Svanevik To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

24th Assembly District Candidates Forum - June 02, 2016

Education is the pathway to a better future. We want to make sure that all students in our community get an excellent education that prepares them for good jobs right here in Silicon Valley and that will also enable them to live here. However, last year only three out of every ten Latino or African American high school graduates in the Bay Area was eligible for college. Our state representatives make major decisions about schools from how they are held accountable to how much funding they receive and more. Join us for a forum where you can hear firsthand from the candidates for the 24th Assembly District! This forum is being led by families from Redwood City and East Palo Alto and is free, open to the community and non-partisan. Text VOTE to (650) 209-6143 to get an event reminder and take our education poll: http://svy.mk/1NvKlEU Or register online HERE: http://bit.ly/23V6Ip5 As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Innovate Public Schools does not endorse candidates or fundraise for elections. All candidates for the race above were invited to participate in this event. Go here for more information.

May 2016

Community Forum at Little House - May 20, 2016

Living the Life of a Service Dog Are you curious about service dogs? Come and learn about the differences between service dogs and therapy dogs. We will cover different models of training, etiquette, types of service dogs and much more about these uniquely trained animals. Kathy Waddell from Operation Freedom Paws in Gilroy CA will be here to present along with her service dog Crystal. Date: Friday — 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, May 20th Cost: Free Presenter: Kathy Waddell For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Meet the iPhone at Little House - May 18, 2016

Brought to you by Engage, this free seminar will teach you how to: ◾Keep your information safe with password protection ◾Make everything easier to read with text and icon size adjustment ◾Take and share pictures more easily ◾Save time with the shortcut menu ◾Use emergency features if you or someone else gets hurt ◾Use the health app to help you stay fit ***Please be sure to bring your own iPhone*** Date: Wednesday, 1:00pm June 15th Cost: Free Instructor: Engage To register, visit: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Memoir Writing Class at Little House - May 18, 2016

What makes you creative juices flow? Interpret the context of your own life and loves using: place, space, time and biography to discover you own voice. Enjoy a group setting, as you are instructed in creative writing for self-publishing or personal journaling. Instructor Phyllis Butler is an author and featured columnist. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and other international publications. She has studied with Joseph Campbell and Wallace Stegner. Dates: Tuesdays-- 1:00pm - 2:30pm June 7, June 14, June 21, and June 28 Cost: $55 Member / $60 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Phyllis Butler To register, visit: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Watercolor Class at LIttle House - May 18, 2016

Using images from still life and landscape, students will learn the basics of watercolor painting. We will cover wet-in-wet, drybrush, washes, and glazes. Most importantly, we will become familiar with the behavior of water, our complex partner in the painting process. Explore a variety of papers, pigments, and brushes. Learn about composition, design, and color theory. Dates: Tuesdays-- 2:00pm - 4:30pm (3-week course) June 21, June 28, and July 5 Cost: $60 Member / $65 Non-Member Instructor: Richard Becker To register, visit: www.penvol.org/littlehouse Or call (650) 326 - 2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

May Menu at Little House Cafe - May 17, 2016

Enjoy a nutritious meal everyday in May! You are more than welcome to feast in a healthy array of choices for lunch. **Menu and pricing can be found at: http://www.penvol.org/littlehouse/meals.cfm Little House Café Hours: Days: Monday - Friday Hours: 11:30am - 1:00pm Contact Number: (650) 326 - 2025 ext. 242 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Ukulele Workshop at Little House - May 17, 2016

Have fun with this cute little 4-string instrument! Learn to strum basic chords and sing along to old and new favorites. Reading music isn't necessary either. Let us know if you need a loaner uke and we will be happy to lend you one! We'll also provide the song sheets. You’re in great hands! Instructors P.A. and Edward Moore have been teaching ukulele classes up and down the Peninsula for the past 5 years. Be sure to sign up today as space is limited to the first 12 registrants! Date: Tuesday — 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm May 17th Cost: $20 Instructor: Edward Moore and P.A. Moore To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

6th Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park - May 14, 2016

Please join us in sharing the joy and fun of reading with youth (all ages) and families at the Sixth Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park, East Palo Alto, literacy expo. Saturday May 14th from 11am to 3pm at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto, CA. Leaders are readers. Bring the kids for free food, LOTS of free books, activities hosted by 30+ community organizations/volunteers, games, entertainment and many giveaways for youth participating in the event! Everything will be FREE!!!!!!!!! To increase your chances of winning a laptop, compete in our Spelling Bee! College Track will be hosting the Fifth Annual “Spell It Out” Spelling Bee where one junior high and one high school winner will be awarded Mac laptops**. The East Palo Alto San Mateo County library will host the Imagination Playground, in addition to the dozens of other organizations hosting activities. The purpose of the event is to showcase the diversity of books and promote the joy of reading. Families will be exposed to community resources, programs and various aspects of reading for entertainment, education and empowerment… all while having fun and getting free stuff!! Check out our PSA commercial here: https://youtu.be/6JfFiBkc2tg Check out our Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1772979982932570/ Go here for more information.

Beginning iPad at Little House - May 11, 2016

Become a master of your own iPad! Little House welcomes you to join our new Beginning iPad class. Date: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.— 7:30 p.m. May 11th—June 4th Cost: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Instructor: Curtis Golden To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Basic Functionality App Explanation Settings Management Comfortable & Personal Environment Helpful & Innovative Features ***Please be sure to bring your own iPad*** Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

An Afternoon With Norm “Ty Cobb” Coleman at Little House - May 10, 2016

Born to Play Ball Join us at Little House as we celebrate baseball season with Norm Coleman who will perform his iconic one-man show impersonating the legendary baseball star Ty Cobb. Coleman, lovingly and expertly recreates the persona of one of the greatest baseball players of all time, the “Georgia Peach,” spinning tales of Ty Cobb’s earliest days fighting his way into professional baseball, through his retirement years. Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn and Cracker Jacks and the warm weather as you get entertained in the outdoor seating of Little House’s beautiful courtyard. Whether you’re a baseball fan, or just looking for a good laugh, this is an event everyone is sure to enjoy. Batter Up!!! Date: Tuesday -1:30 pm, May 10th Cost: $5 suggested donation Special Guest: Norm “Ty Cobb” Coleman For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Senior Lifestyles Expo - May 09, 2016

You are provided free admission to a lively, informative networking event for seniors. Expect valuable information, interactive exhibits, health screenings, live entertainment, raffle drawings and light refreshments. The Senior Lifestyles Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lewis and Joan Platt YMCA on 560 Bell Street in East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

Adult Coloring Party at Little House - May 06, 2016

The days of coloring being “just for kids” are long over! Adults everywhere are attending coloring parties and we want to extend an invitation to you. Let out your C R E A T I V I T Y and join us at PVI Little House Activity Center as we host our first Adult Coloring Party! All supplies and refreshments will be provided… just bring your imagination and have a great time. Date: Friday -10:00 am - 1:00 pm May 6th Cost: Free For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Gardening Focus Group at Little House - May 04, 2016

Home and Community Gardeners,Help us grow our program! Little House Activity Center and the Master Gardeners of San Mateo County would like your help in developing gardening programs and classes here at Little House. Join our focus group to discuss and give us your opinion on: What kind of programs would you be interested in— Horticulture? Pest Management? Sustainability? What has prevented you from gardening in the past? How can we help make gardening accessible to the entire community? Green, beautiful, and sustainable gardens are in your hands. There is power behind your voice! Date: Wednesday - 1:00 pm, May 4th Cost: Free Facilitator: Master Gardeners of San Mateo County To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

History Class at Little House - May 04, 2016

The Pacific—Homeric Tales of a “Peaceful” Sea Forgotten often unknown tales of a vast watery wilderness. The Pacific Ocean, for centuries an arena of international competition. Gripping and mysterious stories. Extraordinary ships and the courageous men who sailed them. Explorers and empire builders. Fortunes of a different kind. More. Date: Wednesdays — 1:30 pm— 3:30 pm May 4th – June 8th Cost: $45 Member / Non-Member $12 Drop In Instructor: Michael Svanevik To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

April 2016

Distinguished Speaker Series at Little House - April 26, 2016

Please join us for a special lecture and classical dance performance featuring Rachana Reddy Agumamidi, a renowned Kuchipudi dancer. Rachana will present a lecture on the historical background of the Kuchipudi dance tradition, an ancient Hindu dance form which has its roots in South India. She will also perform her art, known for its graceful movements and strong narrative/dramatic trait, and invite the audience to learn a few dance steps with her. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. You can also enjoy a traditional Indian cuisine in our Café before the performance that is sure to delight your senses. Date: Tuesday — 1:30 pm, April 26th Cost: FREE Speaker: Rachana Reddy Agumamidi For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Farmers' Market - April 20, 2016

Collective Roots is thrilled to announce that the East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market will re-open for the new season Wednesday April 20th from 11:00AM-2:00PM, 1885 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto (Site host: Ravenswood Family Health Clinic). Go here for more information.

Spring Festival and Grand Opening of Cooley Landing’s Environmental Education Center - April 16, 2016

The City of East Palo Alto and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will host a Spring Festival and Grand Opening of Cooley Landing’s new Environmental Education Center. The event will start at 10 a.m. and include a grand opening ceremony with East Palo Alto's mayor and other elected officials at 11 a.m. There will be nature walks, community booths, art displays, food and kid’s activities. The event is free and open to all ages. Go here for more information.

Annual Shredding Day at Little House - April 13, 2016

Don’t hold on to unwanted documents any longer! The PVI Little House Activity Center and Nancy Goldcamp & Associates Annual Shredding Day is here! Come on by and let us take the load off of your shoulders and enjoy complimentary refreshments on the house! Date: Wednesday — 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, April 13th Cost: Free For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Beginning Line Dancing at Little House - April 13, 2016

Beginning Line Dancing is a fun class for active adults of all ages! Class features music from Swing/W (Country Western), Latin Ballroom and Zydeco traditions and forms. This low-impact class is for those who want to learn classic line dances, taught at a leisurely pace. This is a pleasurable way to build motor skill coordination and memory skills while having fun. A great way to stay in shape, make new friends, and energize the mind, body, and spirit. Date: Wednesdays — 7:00 pm— 8:00 pm, April 13th—May 18th Cost: $45 Member / $50 Non-Member / $10 Drop In Instructor: LaNay Eastman To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Line Dancing at Little House - April 13, 2016

Line dancing needs no partners! All kinds of music are used: country, rock and roll, pop, Latin, big band, and maybe a tiny bit of rap! It’s too much fun and a great way to get exercise. One or two dances are taught each week, plus a review of previous weeks’ lessons. By the end of the session, you will have quite a few dances in your memory bank! Date: Wednesdays — 10:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m. April 6th — May 25th Cost: $60 Member / $64 Non-Member / $12 Drop In Instructor: Evelyn Khinoo To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Advanced French at Little House - April 12, 2016

Bonjour! We welcome you the opportunity to sign up for our high intermediate and Advanced French conversation class. Not only will you read exciting and relevant material, but you will have open discussions with your fellow classmates and instructor in a warm and friendly atmosphere! Date: Tuesdays — 10:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. March 29th — May 23rd Cost: $75 Member / $75 Non-Member / $15 Drop In Instructor: Simone Lewis To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Healthy Cooking Class Potluck! - April 12, 2016

Got a healthy dish that you’d love to share? Join the student nurses from Samuel Merritt University for a delicious Potluck! Please be sure to bring the recipe along with your dish — Thanks! Date: Tuesday — 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. April 12th Cost: Free Facilitators: Student Nurses from Samuel Merritt University For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Waffle Wednesdays at Little House - April 06, 2016

Breakfast Anyone? There’s nothing like delicious waffles for breakfast! Come join us for our special Waffle Wednesdays breakfast. Have a great time with the Little House staff as you create your own waffles to your liking with fun, delicious toppings. This is an exciting opportunity for the community to gather together for a grand time and eat to your heart’s delight. We are eager to hear your thoughts on other fun engaging activates! Let’s chat about it over breakfast. Everyone welcomed! Date: Wednesday — 9:00 am— 1:00 pm, April 6th Cost: FREE For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

March 2016

The Environment and Your Body : Dr. Alex Cannera - March 31, 2016

Distinguished Speakers Series Join Dr. Alexander Cannera, educator and engineer, for a discussion on the latest research on how elements in our world affect your health. This information will shed light on how our bodies respond to the everyday exposure to sun, X-Rays, food, computers, cell phones and more. His talk will explain how Mother Nature is very smart about the chemistry in our environment by evolving mechanisms within our cells that repair themselves to keep us healthy. Date: Thursday — 1:30 pm, March 31st Cost: Free Speaker: Dr. Alex Cannera For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

House Call Doctors at Little House - March 29, 2016

House Call Doctors at Little House Do you remember the good old days when Doctors made house calls? Doctors' House Calls is making a comeback! Thanks to the same technology that has made the likes of Uber so successful, technology such as smart phone apps has made it easier than ever to schedule doctors' visits to your home. You can request a doctor within as little as 2 hours. We'll be doing a live demonstration whereat you'll get to see exactly how it works and how easy it is to do yourself. Come join us! Date: Tuesday— 1:00 pm— 3:00 pm, March 29th Cost: Free Presenter: Steve Aber and Jamie Pulliam To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Women’s Chair Based Conditioning at Little House - March 29, 2016

Come join our spirited and social women’s chair based fitness class. Develop upper body, core, and lower body strength through the use of hand weights, resistance bands and/or balls as you complete a variety of conditioning exercises. Class is performed mostly from a seated position, with some standing during lower body and balance activities. This fun class will give you a great work out as well keep you laughing! Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 1:30 pm— 2:30 pm, Monthly Cost: $50 Member / $55 Non-Member / $10 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Women’s Chair Based Conditioning at Little House - March 29, 2016

Come join our spirited and social women’s chair based fitness class. Develop upper body, core, and lower body strength through the use of hand weights, resistance bands and/or balls as you complete a variety of conditioning exercises. Class is performed mostly from a seated position, with some standing during lower body and balance activities. This fun class will give you a great work out as well keep you laughing! Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 1:30 pm— 2:30 pm, Monthly Cost: $50 Member / $55 Non-Member / $10 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy at Little House Cafe - March 25, 2016

Enjoy the nutritious meal every day ! You are welcome at Little House Cafe to a feast of healthy lunch. Little House Cafe Hours : Days : Monday to Friday Time : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Contact Number : (650) 326-2025 ext. 242 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Movies at Little House - March 25, 2016

Enjoy the Eclectic and Cultural Movies at Little House ! Eclectic Movies Day and time : Mondays, 1:00 pm - Litttle House Theatre Cultural Movies Day and time : Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - Computer Classroom Cost : Free for Members| $3 for Non-Members Contact Info : www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 242 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Genealogy at Little House - March 24, 2016

Getting To Know Your Family We get great satisfaction and fun from knowing the history of our ancestors—where they lived, how they managed their challenges, and why you have that family heirloom. This series of classes will get you started and on your way to a delightful excursion of a life time. Bring your laptop to class if you own one. Wi-Fi available Date:Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. March 17th – May 5th Cost:$80 Members / $86 Non-Members / $15 Drop In Instructor:Richard Rands To Register:www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 242 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Little House - March 17, 2016

Join Us for Some Good Ol’ Irish Fun! Live Performance by: Rosin the Bow Band Traditional Irish Folk Music Irish Coffee $4 10:00 a.m. │ Bake Sale Price Varies 10:00 a.m. │ Lunch $9 11:30 a.m. What’s on the menu? Corned Beef & Cabbage Red Potatoes Carrots Or Vegetable Irish Stew Date: Thursday, March 17th — Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

History Class at Little House - March 09, 2016

San Mateo County Chronicles – The Penultimate History Part II The Peninsula in the latter years of the 19th century and into the 20th. Revealing little-known tales. Two great wars. Country club competition. Pioneer aviation – how the industry grew. Unique, often strange, personalities. Extraordinary houses. Amusement parks, Super highways. Making movies. Social extravaganzas, flamboyant personalities, occasional scandals. Much more! Join historian Michael Svanevik for this exciting, entertaining series. Your cocktail party conversation will never be the same! Date: Wednesdays — 1:30 p.m.— 3:30 p.m. March 9 – April 27 (8 Weeks) Cost: $53 Member / $53 Non-Member / $12 Drop In Instructor: Michael Svanevik To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Hula Dance Show at Little House - March 09, 2016

Come and be entertained by a fabulous hula dance group while you dine on a delicious meal in our café. Date: Wednesday — 12:00 pm— 12:30 pm , March 9th Cost: Free For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

From Fear to Friendship: Rev. D. Andrew Kille, Ph.D. - March 08, 2016

Distinguished Speaker Series at Little House: Interfaith Relationships in a Time of Suspicion Prejudice and fear of unknown others is nothing new in the American experience. Time after time, suspicion directed toward one group or another has complicated the interreligious encounter. What Impact do negative statements made by presidential candidates or local governmental figures make on interfaith relations? What positive efforts are being made to bring people and communities together, and how can individuals get involved in promoting a more just and compassionate world for all? The Rev. D. Andrew Kille, Ph.D., is the founding Chair of SiVIC, the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council. Active in interfaith relations in San Jose for over 40 years, he focuses on the intersections of psychology, religion, organizations and technology. Date:Tuesday — 1: 30 p.m. Cost:Free Instructor:Rev. D. Andrew Kille, Ph.D. To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue : 800, Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, California, 94025 Go here for more information.

Yoga Classes at Little House - March 03, 2016

Kundalini Yoga I Hatha Yoga I Chair Yoga Health-Promoting Benefits: Improved Flexibility, Pain Relief, Boosted Immune System, Enhanced Breathing Capacity Improved Memory, Better Sleep, Improved Circulation, Inner Peace, Stress Relief Date: Kundalini Yoga: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.— 8:45 p.m. Hatha Yoga: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Chair Yoga: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Cost: Kundalini Yoga: $8 Members / $8 Non-Members per class Hatha Yoga: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop-In Chair Yoga: $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Instructor: Kundalini Yoga: Siri-Amrit Kaur Hatha Yoga: Ruchi Murlidhar Chair Yoga: Joan Sanchez To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Arthritis Exercise at Little House - March 02, 2016

Boost aerobic energy Improve muscular fitness Increase blood circulation Develop joint flexibility Date: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:45AM - 10:45AM Monthly Cost: $90 Members / $95 Non-Members / (3 Days a Week) $60 Members / $65 Non-Members / (2 Days a Week) $13 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Beginning Bridge at Little House - March 02, 2016

Come join our Beginner’s Bridge Group to start your journey learning this classic trick-taking game. Would you like to learn how to play bridge? Have you wondered what the terms “raise” or “honor” mean? You will work through the ACBL self-paced program and soon be playing with other beginners. An experienced instructor will guide you through general concepts, vocabulary, and rules. Soon you will be playing bridge on your own. Date: Wednesday — 10:00 am— 11:30 am. Monthly beginning March 2nd Cost: Free for Members / $5 Non-Members To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Book Club at Little House - March 02, 2016

When? 1st Wednesday 12:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m. March: “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin April: “The Last Bus to Wisdom” by Ivan Doig May: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough Where? Conference Room Cost? Free Facilitator? Mary Lou Collyer For More Information: Give us a call at (650) 326-2025 Or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Clever Computing Exploring the Internet - March 02, 2016

Online Shopping: From health care to food, some of the best shopping deals are on line just a few clicks away. Learn how easy it is to find the best bargains for home, travel using websites such as Amazon, Overstock, Google shopping and much more. Video Chat: Staying connected with family and friends has never been easier and more fun. In the time it takes to make a phone call you can now see and hear the people you miss so much via Skype and Facetime. Traveling with Technology: Leaving home doesn’t have to involve a lot of guess work. What are the temperatures, prices and accommodations like where I am going? What does the area look like? How do I remain in touch with my family while I am gone? Technology has made it easy and convenient to learn and vacation while remaining connected to home. Finding Movies and TV Online: You have heard all the fanfare about Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more. It’s easy to connect and subscribe to these services and then enjoy TV your way! Date: Wednesdays — 6:30 p.m.— 7:30 p.m. March 2nd—30th(No class March 9th) Cost: $60 Member / $65 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Instructor: Curtis Golden To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 650- 326-2025 Go here for more information.

Living Healthy at Little House - March 02, 2016

Peninsula Volunteers and Sequoia Healthcare District cohost Living Healthy, which covers healthy eating, exercise, stress and pain management, memory, communications and much more. It’s fun, informative & interactive! Healthy snacks will be served. This is offered as a free community service. Date: Mondays — 10:30am - Noon March 7th — April 18th Cost: Free To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 242 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Healthy Cooking Class at Little House - March 01, 2016

Join the student nurses from Samuel Merritt University to make affordable, quick, and healthy recipes. Learn how to make healthier food choices that still taste delicious! We will be creating different type of foods each week, in an interactive environment. Demonstration, samples, and recipes will be provided. Please feel free to bring your suggestions Date: Tuesdays — 11:30 a.m. March 1st—April 12th Cost: Free Facilitators: Student Nurses from Samuel Merritt University To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Personalized Health Assessment at Little House - March 01, 2016

Have your BMI, Blood Pressure, Diet, and Exercise assessed. Personalized recommendations and tips to live a healthy life! Please sign up to have an appointment, or feel free to stop by! Date: Tuesdays — 9:00 a.m.— 10:30 a.m. March 1st—April 12th Cost: Free Facilitators: Student Nurses from Samuel Merritt University To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

February 2016

Current Events at Little House - February 29, 2016

Do you pride yourself of keeping up with fast-changing news stories? Do you scour your favorite newspaper and the internet to see what is happening in the world? If you’re usually up-to-date on what it happening in our fascinating and fast paced world, you would love participating in the Little House Current Events Group! The group meets Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The agenda each week is determined by the participants, so you are guaranteed to have topics you are interested in discussed by the group. The real fun is when each participant states and explains their opinions on the topics that are raised. The only way to see how much fun this long-running group has, is by coming and experiencing it for yourself. No need to sign up, call or enroll; just show up next Monday at 10:30 a.m. and you will find a very warm welcome from the regular participants! Date: Mondays — 10:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Cost: $2 Members / $2 Non-Members / $2 Drop In Give us a call at (650) 326-2025 Or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Global Dance Workout at Little House - February 23, 2016

An effective, easy-to-follow dance fitness party that moves you toward joy and health! With great rhythms like hip-hop, Latin,Hula, Belly dance,Bollywood... Burn calories, tone muscles, improve cardio and brain functions while you are having fun! This is your happy hour! Open to both men and women. Go here for more information.

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Today's Youth & Teens - February 20, 2016

8:30- Noon. Community Church of East Palo Alto 2201 University Ave, EPA 94303. A community discussion on the signs, symptoms, and needs of youth experiencing mental illness. Speakers: Dr. Roche Brown and Karyn McElroy, LCSW. Learn about resources in the community to support families including individual therapists, San Mateo County programs, and non-profit service agencies. This event is free for all, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series at Little House Jym Marks - February 18, 2016

Living Your Best Life at Any Age: Jym Marks Little House is pleased to welcome Jym Marks, Menlo Park’s “Renaissance Man.” Jym has been a poet, musician, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur for over 40 years. He will share his personal journey, poetry, and insights on how to live your best life as you get older. Jym will focus on inspiring you to recognize excellence from within and translate life’s lessons into opportunities for personal growth and empowerment. Please join us for this dynamic presentation. Date: Thursday - 1: 30 pm February 18th Cost: Free / $5 Suggested Donation Speaker: Jym Marks For more info.: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or 6503262025 Venue Address: Peninsula Volunteers, Little House, 800, Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, California, 94025 Go here for more information.

Ongoing Mah Jong at Little House : Learn How to Play! - February 16, 2016

The companionship with nice people of all ages is a big reason to play this traditional Chinese game. What’s even better, Mah Jong keeps both your mind and your fingers flexible. Lessons are FREE. Date: Tuesdays — 1:30 p.m.— 3:30 p.m. Cost: FREE To Register: Call Slyvia Jeans at (650) 327-6216 For more info: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or call (650)326-2025 Venue: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center ▪ 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Valentine’s Day Dance - February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day Dance Thursday, February 11th at 5:00pm - 9:30pm Come out and join us for an evening of fine dining and dancing to live music. Performances by: The Bob Gutierrez Band and The Menlo-Atherton Jazz Ensemble. Singles welcome. Dinner served between 5:30—6:30 p.m. │ Dancing begins at 7:00 p.m. RSVP in advance. (650)326-2025. Get your tickets now at https://squareup.com/store/peninsula-volunteers-inc/ Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients & Families - February 04, 2016

Four free sessions, Thursdays, Feb. 4-25, 6-8 p.m. at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Lee Building Level A, on how to use guided imagery techniques to manage stress and anxiety, sleep better, facilitate healing and vision a "new normal" after cancer has entered their lives. Open to all cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers no matter what kind of cancer they have or where they receive medical care. Presented by Cancer CAREpoint, a nonprofit organization that offers free support services to anyone whose life is touched by cancer. Go here for more information.

Meet artist Rick Lowe, the 2016 Mimi & Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor, at Stanford University - February 04, 2016

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist and MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient who has exhibited and worked with communities nationally and internationally. President Barack Obama appointed Rick Lowe to the National Council on the Arts in 2013; in 2014 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Meet Lowe at the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Thursday, February 4 | 5:15 PM reception, 5:45 PM lecture McCaw Hall | Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs are required. Go here for more information.

January 2016

IDEAS IN MOTION – PLAY 60, Play On Challenges - January 31, 2016

The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Bay Area Tutoring Association, Rocket Fuel Inc., the City of San Jose, the City of East Palo Alto and UC Berkeley to present the Silicon Valley Black Youth Hack-a-Thon. The hack-a-thon will bring together more than 150 talented African American youth and young adults ages 16 – 24 from high schools, colleges, clubs and companies for an opportunity to compete in a technology challenge. On January 31, the hack-a-thon will be held at the East Palo Alto YMCA. For more information, go to http://blackchamber.com/hackathon/index.php Go here for more information.

Benefit Concert at Eastside College Preparatory School - January 30, 2016

The African American Composers Initiative presents its seventh annual benefit concert at the Performing Arts Center of Eastside College Prep on Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31 at 3 pm. The concert is a special celebration of the music of composer and jazz great, pianist Valerie Capers. Joining Bay Area classical and jazz artists and the Eastside Choir, Capers and her outstanding bassist John Robinson will present an exhilarating concert of original compositions and jazz standards. Eastside Prep is located at 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto. All ticket proceeds benefit the school. Tickets - $5 seniors and students, $20 general - are available online: http://aacinitiative.org/upcoming.php Go here for more information.

Free At Last's 22nd Anniversary Celebration - January 29, 2016

1796 Bay Road in building # 3 5-6pm Hors D' oeuvres and entertainment 6-7pm Main Speaker: Reverend Mary Frazier & David Lewis Award: Dorsey Nunn, Co-Founder of Free At Last 7-8:30pm 12 Step Meeting Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Gary White - January 26, 2016

Distinguished Speaker Series: Gary White Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 1:30 p.m. Free Join locally-based climate reality leader Gary White for a timely and riveting discussion on Climate Change. White, who was trained by former Vice President Al Gore, incorporates material from the award winning film, "The Inconvenient Truth,” to discuss three questions about climate change. Do we have to change? Can we change? Do we have the will to change? This presentation will include current data on climate change, visuals of extreme climate events and materials on renewable energy. Gary White is a climate activist who informs organizations on the perils and solutions to climate change. He holds a M.S.W. from UC Berkeley and an Executive Education Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from Harvard University. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

HEART of San Mateo County First Time Homebuyer Workshop - January 26, 2016

HEART and Meriwest Mortgage can help you buy your first home in San Mateo County up to $521,250 with only 5% down and no PMI. Find out more at our workshop at the South San Francisco Public Library at 840 W Orange Ave in South San Francisco from 6:00-7:00 pm. Go here for more information.

Baylands to Cooley Landing Birding Walk - January 23, 2016

Enjoy a leisurely 5-mile nature walk from the Palo Alto Baylands to Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto and back, led by docents from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. It will be migratory bird season, and we expect to see a variety of birds in addition to great views of the Bay. We will visit Linda Gass’ land art installation that documents the changing shoreline at Cooley Landing. Legislative advocate, Alice Kaufman, will talk about the Bay Restoration Authority ballot measure and we’ll learn how sea-level rise is affecting this incredible place. The walk will start at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center at 2775 Embarcadero Way in Palo Alto. So, join us there at 9 a.m. The walk ends at 1 p.m. Go here for more information.

Canopy's East Palo Alto Tree Planting on MLK,Jr. Day - January 18, 2016

Plant trees with Canopy! Martin Luther King Day at MLK Park, Monday, January 18th, 2016 9 am – 12:30 pm 435 Daisy Lane, East Palo Alto Celebrate Dr. King’s message of peace by planting trees together with members of the community. Call 650-964-6110 for more information. Go here for more information.

Canopy's East Palo Alto Tree Planting on MLK,Jr. Day - January 18, 2016

Plant trees with Canopy! On Martin Luther King Day at MLK Park, Monday, January 18th, 2016 9 am – 12:30 pm 435 Daisy Lane, East Palo Alto Celebrate Dr. King’s message of peace by planting trees together with members of the community. Call 650-964-6110 for more information. Go here for more information.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 13th Annual Celebration - January 18, 2016

Come celebrate the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights activist, Julian Bond. Both will be honored at the East Palo Alto Seventh Day Adventist's tribute on MLKDay on January 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the church, located at 994 Beech Street in East Palo Alto.For more information, call 650-862-9489. Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS - January 14, 2016

Distinguished Speaker Series: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:30 p.m. Free Do you feel too young to get older? What exactly is healthy aging? Join Joyce Hanna, Stanford Associate Director of Health Improvement, for a leading edge discussion on ways to live longer and better. She will focus on helping you take charge of your body and mind by answering questions such as: What specific kind of exercise do you need to emphasize in your fitness program? What specific kinds of food do you need to be eating? What can you do to remain mentally sharp? If youth, health, beauty, and power supposedly recede as you get older, why do studies tell us older people are the happiest age group of all? Joyce Hanna, MA, MS, is the Associate Director of the Health Improvement Program of Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Stanford School of Medicine. She was the past president of Lifelong Fitness Alliance and is presently serving on the board of Bay Area Cancer Connections. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Genealogy at Little House - January 14, 2016

Getting To Know Your Family We get great satisfaction and fun from knowing the history of our ancestors—where they lived, how they managed their challenges, and why you have that family heirloom. This series of classes will get you started and on your way to a delightful excursion of a life time. Date: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. January 14th — March 3rd Cost: $80 Members / $86 Non-Members / $15 Drop In To Register: www.penvol.org/littlehouse or (650) 326-2025 ext. 242 Bring your laptop to class if you own one. Wi-Fi available. Go here for more information.

Beginning Ceramics - January 04, 2016

Beginning Ceramics Mondays, January 4th – February 1st 5:30 p.m.— 8:30 p.m. $60 Member / $65 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Have you thought about doing pottery but never tried it? In our Beginning Ceramics class, you will discover your inner artist through working with clay and see the magic of pottery come alive. Learn the basics of hand-building, including pinching and coiling; throwing on the potter’s wheel; and finishing your piece with glazing. You can make a “work of art” on your first day. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

December 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: A Christmas Carol Movie - December 23, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: A Christmas Carol Movie Wednesday, December 23, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 12th day of Christmas as we celebrate with “A Christmas Carol Movie.” Remember this classic Dickens story of an old bitter miser who is given a chance for redemption? This timeless story reminds us that it is never too late to let love into our hearts. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Holiday Surprise - December 22, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Holiday Surprise Tuesday, December 22, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 11th day of Christmas as we celebrate with a special “Holiday Surprise.” Twas three days before Christmas, and all through Little House, no one knew of the surprise, not even a mouse! You won’t want to miss this! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Holiday Luncheon - December 21, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Holiday Luncheon Monday, December 21, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $9 Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 10th day of Christmas as we celebrate with a special “Holiday Luncheon.” Join us for our annual PVI Holiday Lunch. Dine on delicious holiday ham, rice pilaf and s’mores in our Café that is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. RSVP required. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Instrument Donation to East Palo Alto Schools, East Palo Alto and Cupertino Mayors will attend - December 20, 2015

Location: Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, Ca 95014 Date and Time: 12/20/2015 4:30-6:00pm This is a new youth services program by the Rotary Club to provide gently used musical instruments and accessories to benefit kids in East Palo Alto. The Rotary Clubs of Cupertino and East Palo Alto and IvyWest Foundation’s student club “Music for Kids” are working together and have already received 40+ instruments and $5,000. This program culminates in an event on Sunday, December 20th at 4:30pm – 6:00pm at Cupertino Community Hall with the musical instruments provided to East Palo Alto kids, East Palo Alto former Mayor Lisa Gauthier and current Mayor and Donna Rutherford, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang will attend the ceremony. Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Boutique - December 18, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Boutique Friday, December 18, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 9th day of Christmas as we celebrate with a special “Christmas Boutique Sale.” Find handmade clothing, rare jewelry, baby gifts, greeting cards - perfect for stocking stuffers or that last minute gift on your list. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Caroling - December 17, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Caroling Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 8th day of Christmas as we celebrate with “Christmas Caroling.” Sit back and relax as the staff of PVI sings traditional holiday carols throughout the day. This is a first for the PVI staff – you won’t want to miss this special event. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: It’s A Wonderful Life Movie - December 16, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: It’s A Wonderful Life Movie Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 7th day of Christmas as we celebrate with “It’s A Wonderful Life” movie. Enjoy this classic movie of an angel who helps a compassionate but frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: St. Lucia Celebration - December 15, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: St. Lucia Celebration Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 6th day of Christmas as we celebrate with a “St. Lucia Celebration.” The children of the Scandinavian School will perform the Festival of Lights ceremony. Enjoy this popular Scandinavian tradition of singing, candles, and customary treats. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Gingerbread House Decorating - December 14, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Gingerbread House Decorating Monday, December 14, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 5th day of Christmas as we celebrate with a “Gingerbread House Decorating Day.” Revel in the fantasy of living in houses made of sugar and sweets. Join us in decorating Gingerbread houses and gingerbread people. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Ornament Making - December 10, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Ornament Making Friday, December 11, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 4th day of Christmas as we celebrate with a “Christmas Ornament Making Day.” String popcorn or make Christmas cards for loved ones. Take a shot at some new crafts. We’ll provide the supplies and feel free to bring your own as well! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Piano Concert - December 10, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Piano Concert Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 3rd day of Christmas as we celebrate with a “Piano Concert.” Enjoy the beautiful sounds of local budding pianist Elliot Johnston. He will delight your senses with a variety of holiday favorites and more. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Cookies Decorating Day - December 09, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Christmas Cookies Decorating Day Wednesday, December 9, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 2nd day of Christmas as we celebrate with a “Christmas Cookies Decorating Day.” Sugar, shortbread, spritz butter – what’s your delight? Bring in your favorite Christmas cookies to share with others. We will also provide cookies to decorate. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Around the World Potluck - December 08, 2015

12 Days of Christmas at Little House: Around the World Potluck Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Little House is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas! December 8th - December 23rd. Come join us for the 1st day of Christmas as we celebrate with an “Around the World Potluck.” Bring in your favorite Christmas dish and share your traditions that illuminate the spirit of Christmas around the world. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Complimentary Gift Wrapping - December 08, 2015

Complimentary Gift Wrapping Monday - Friday, December 8th – December 23rd 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Do you have trouble folding, taping, tying, and making labels for Christmas presents for your family and friends? Little House will ease your troubles and make Santa jealous by providing free wrapping services to our community. All you need to do is bring your presents to our expert, gifted volunteers and they will take care of all your wrapping needs! This is just one more way PVI and Little House can give back to the people who built our community. It is a joy and a pleasure to offer this service to our members and the public. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Holiday Winter Coat & Gift Card Drive to Benefit Seniors - December 08, 2015

Holiday Winter Coat & Gift Card Drive to Benefit Seniors Monday - Thursday, December 8th – December 23rd 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. It looks like another cold winter is coming. Please help us as we collect new and slightly used winter coats of all sizes and/or gift cards to be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients, and clients at the Onetta Harris Senior Center here in Menlo Park. Not everyone here in Silicon Valley knows the comfort of a warm coat and a nutritious meal. Seniors are especially vulnerable to the economics of the valley and the effort of maintaining a sustainable lifestyle. Your gift will bring warmth and joy to a special someone and let them know that we have not forgotten them. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Richard Williams - December 03, 2015

Distinguished Speaker Series: Hear Richard Williams on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Free. Join former US ambassador Richard Williams as he continues his riveting discussion on his experiences in the US State Department. Williams served as the first US ambassador to Mongolia, bridging the longstanding political and cultural divide of our nations. He also served as director of the State Department's office of Chinese affairs at the time of the Tiananmen Square crisis in 1989. He will recall more adventures, pivotal moments and lasting memories of being an American diplomat in China on the brink of its great change. Don’t miss Part II of this fascinating lecture. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Holiday Concert at Little House Featuring Menlo Atherton Choir - December 02, 2015

Holiday Concert at Little House Featuring Menlo Atherton Choir Wednesday, December 2, 2015 2:00 p.m.— 3:00 p.m. Free The Menlo Atherton High School Choir in Menlo Park, CA has enjoyed a rich tradition of musical excellence since 2006. The choir is eclectic and dynamic and reflects the diversity of M-A High School. Its mission is to unite students and the community in the simple, yet profound pleasure of singing. Under the direction of Patrick Maier, the Menlo Atherton Choir will perform holiday classics, contemporary favorites, and a few sing-alongs. Come and join the good cheer and festive celebration as we ring in the start of “the most wonderful time of the year.” Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

NFL Alumni's 21st Annual Celebrity Legends Toy Drive & Holiday Festival - December 01, 2015

The NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter and Domini Hoskins Black History Museum is holding their 21st Annual Celebrity Legends Toy Drive & Holiday Festival December 1 – 12, from Noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Old National Guard Armory Building at 939 Valota Road, Redwood City. Meet NFL legends and view 60 themed Christmas trees. The Toy Drive will benefit 40 Bay Area children’s charities. Snacks and fun games for children; fun activities for adults. Sponsored by the FedEx Corporation. For more information, please visit www.hoskinsblackhistorymuseum.org or www.nflalumninoca.org. Go here for more information.

November 2015

Thanksgiving Luncheon - November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Luncheon Monday, November 23rd 11:30 a.m.— 1:00 p.m. $9 Little House welcomes you to celebrate Thanksgiving with us! Come out and join us for a luncheon with great tasting food and friendly company. What’s on the menu? Turkey & Dressing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Onions, Cranberry Sauce, Whole Wheat Bread, and Pumpkin Pie. RSVP required. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 To RSVP or for more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Advanced iPad Classes at Little House - November 18, 2015

Advanced iPad Classes at Little House Wednesdays, November 18th—December 16th 6:30 p.m.— 7:30 p.m. $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Class participants will get acclimated with their iPad’s accessibility options, speech, lost iPad locator, camera, map app, and app store. Class participants will also understand how to sync, backup, and restore their iPad. Specific requests from class participants will be allowed as well! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Veterans Day Celebration - November 11, 2015

Veterans Day Celebration Wednesday, November 11th 2015 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Program begins at 12 p.m. $10 (Free for Veterans and their families) Please join us for the exciting Veterans Day Celebration at PVI Little House! Enjoy great speakers, music, and food. In tribute, PVI will offer complimentary lunch to veterans and their families. Guests are asked to pay $10 for lunch. RSVP TODAY: (650)326-2025 ext.238 Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Richard Williams - November 05, 2015

Distinguished Speaker Series: Richard Williams Thursday, November 5th 2015 2:00 p.m. Free Join former US ambassador Richard Williams for a riveting discussion on his experiences in the US State Department. Williams served as the first US ambassador to Mongolia, bridging the longstanding political and cultural divide of our nations. He also served as director of the State Department's office of Chinese affairs at the time of the Tiananmen Square crisis in 1989. He will recall the adventures, pivotal moments and lasting memories of being an American diplomat in China on the brink of its great change. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this extraordinary presentation! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Science Night - November 05, 2015

The Menlo Park Library’s Science Night will feature a portable planetarium from the Chabot Space & Science Center, plus opportunities for exploration from the Marine Science Institute and TechyKids. The event is aimed for grade-schoolers up to adults, and is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Science Night takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday, November 5 in the main hall of the library at 800 Alma Street. For more information on this event, visit menlopark.org/library, or phone 650-330-2501. Go here for more information.

Introduction to Drawing - November 02, 2015

Introduction to Drawing Mondays, November 2nd—December 7th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $120 Member / $130 Non-Member / $25 Drop In This class welcomes students of all levels and abilities who want to explore the basics of drawing with pencil, ink, and colored pencil. Working in the classroom from photos, we will cover composition, form, light and shadow, the theory of color, drawing papers and materials. Students will learn a variety of techniques including blending, hatching, burnishing and an introduction to perspective drawing. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

October 2015

JDRF One Walk, Silicon Valley - October 31, 2015

JDRF One Walk is a fun, happy, healthy and effective way to show your support for all those living with type 1 diabetes and to raise funds for research. Learn more and register at walk.jdrf.org. Time: Check in at 9:30 AM Walk starts at 11 AM Location: Almaden Lake Park Winfield Blvd. & Almaden Lake Dr. San Jose, CA 95032 Go here for more information.

Halloween at the Belle Haven Library - October 30, 2015

Halloween & Día de Los Muertos traditions come together at the Belle Haven Library on October 30, for a costume parade, costume contest, and sugar skull decorating. Registration is required at 4:00 for the skull decorating, but participants for the 4:45 costume parade and 5:30 costume contest can just drop in. The Belle Have Library is located at 413 Ivy Drive in Menlo Park. Children aged 10 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, and to register, visit menlopark.org/library, or phone 650-330-2540. Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Belinda Chlouber - October 28, 2015

Distinguished Speaker Series: Belinda Chlouber Wednesday, October 28, 2015 7:30 p.m. Free Join locally renowned artist Belinda Chlouber for an evening viewing paintings and hearing poetry that uniquely captures our relationship to ourselves, other animals and the earth. Belinda’s paintings have been exhibited in the Bay Area and across the nation. Her current exhibit, “Art and Legacy — from the individual to the community”, on display at Little House, reflects the view that climate change can be the catalyst to create a better future for ourselves and our planet. Blending her own family’s legacy into a broader legacy for humanity and the earth, Belinda will share some of the poetry that inspired the paintings along with a visual presentation. This will be an evening sure to delight your senses, challenge your mind, and inspire your heart. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Your Infinite World - A Smithsonian Tour through American History - October 27, 2015

Your Infinite World - A Smithsonian Tour through American History Tuesdays, October 20th – November 17th 1:00 p.m.— 3:00 p.m. $5 per lecture The Smithsonian is a repository of America’s history, holding its legendary art and artifacts, scientific specimens and technological wonders. Come and take a virtual pilgrimage to the Smithsonian with its Historical Under Secretary, Dr. Richard Kurin. This lecture series has something for everyone: The Hope Diamond * Julia Child’s Kitchen * Abraham Lincoln’s hat * the Bell telephone * Apollo 8 spacesuit glove * Generals Lee and Grant’s chairs. You will get an up-close look at more than a dozen original items as Dr. Kurin brings to life our nation’s history. Along with history, you get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of curators who are preserving our heritage. This is a series you won’t want to miss. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Read for the Record - October 22, 2015

The Menlo Park Library is joining libraries, schools, & families across the country to help break the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. Special storytimes featuring “Not Norman: a Goldfish Story,” plus book giveaways & other activities, will take place on Thursday, October 22 at both Menlo Park Library locations: at 10:15, 11:15, and 4:00 at the Main Library, at 800 Alma Street; and at noon at the Belle Haven Branch Library at 413 Ivy Drive. For more information on this free event, visit menlopark.org/library, or phone 650-330-2501. Go here for more information.

Youth & Government Info Session - October 19, 2015

Date: Monday, October 19 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA, 550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto CA 94303 Calling all high schoolers interested in learning how government works hands-on and investigating important social issues! The East Palo Alto YMCA is starting a new Youth & Government program, and we need you! Participants in Youth & Government research issues and draft bills that they present at the Model Legislature in Sacramento in February, among delegates from all over California. It's a great way to learn leadership and critical thinking while making friends and having fun. We are having an information session (with free pizza!) on Monday, October 19 at 5:00 pm at the EPA Y. Come learn more about the program and how it can benefit you! Contact Heidi Fogle at 650-687-5308 or heidi.fogle@ymcasv.org if you have questions. Go here for more information.

Beginning iPad Class - October 14, 2015

Beginning iPad Class Wednesdays, October 14th—November 4th 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Become a master of your own iPad! Little House welcomes you to join our new Beginning iPad class. Basic Functionality App Explanation Settings Management Comfortable & Personal Environment Helpful & Innovative Features (Please be sure to bring your own iPad) Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Mehrdad Ayati - October 14, 2015

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Mehrdad Ayati Wednesday, October 14th 1:30 p.m. Free Please join us for an uplifting and informative lecture by Dr. Mehrdad Ayati (Stanford Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine) on healthy aging. In his new book, Paths to Healthy Aging, Dr. Ayati gives simple and concise information on nutrition, exercise and medicine that will guide you to a fulfilling life as you get older. He will highlight the importance of social engagement as one of the keys to improving vitality and well-being. Don’t miss the opportunity be part of this leading edge discussion. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Dine Out: Benefiting Meals on Wheels - October 13, 2015

Dine Out: Benefiting Meals on Wheels Tuesday, October 13th When you're hungry, nothing else matters. On Tuesday, Oct., 13, participating restaurants in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties will donate a percentage of the day’s meal sales to support Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.’s (PVI) Meals on Wheels (MOW) program that feeds local homebound seniors. Help us feed seniors in need by planning to eat out at a participating restaurant next week. Who are you going to Dine Out with? Belmont • Vivace Ristorante Burlingame • American Bull Bar & Grill Daly City • Celia’s Mexican Restaurant Fremont • Sweet Orchid Los Altos • Pompeii Ristorante Menlo Park • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria • Bradley’s Fine Diner • Carpaccio (Dinner Only) • Café Zoe • Celia’s Mexican Restaurant • El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant • Luttickens After 5 (Dinner Only) • Menlo Grill • Piccolo Ristorante Italiano • Trellis Restaurant Palo Alto • Celia’s Mexican Restaurant • Gourmet Franks • Sundance The Steakhouse • Yucca De Lac Restaurant Portola Valley • Parkside Grille Redwood City • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria • Chantilly Restaurant • Donato Enoteca • John Bentley’s • Max’s of Redwood City • Mistral • Pamplemousse • Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi (2) • Villa Lucia’s • Woodside Deli San Bruno • Celia’s Mexican Restaurant San Carlos • CreoLa Bistro • Vanilla Moon Bakery San Mateo • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria • Celia’s Mexican Restaurant (2) Woodside • Alice’s Restaurant • The Little Store • Woodside Bakery (Dinner Only) For more information, please go to www.penvol.org/dineout Go here for more information.

Essentrics Class - October 12, 2015

Essentrics Class Mondays, October 12th—November 16th 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. $78 Member / $90 Non-Member / $20 Drop In Feeling tense or stiff lately? Essentrics is a form of classical stretch that works through the muscle chains to liberate and empower muscles, all while relieving them from tension in the process. Don’t miss the opportunity to join a dynamic full body technique workout based on the theories of Miranda-White that simultaneously lengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean muscles. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Silicon Valley Home Tours, A Tour by Architects - October 10, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10 am to 4 pm Join us for our Home Tours by Architects, showcasing four new homes designed by AIA residential architects! Open to the public, the Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the South Bay. Each house on the tour is designed by a local area architect and was completed within the last five years. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars. Join us as we promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view in the south bay. This self-guided tour showcases the finest residential architecture in Santa Clara County, as designed by local area architects. The dwellings feature cutting edge, modern environmentally sensitive residential design, with a focus on sustainable features that demonstrate the wealth of talent possessed by our area’s best architects. During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique south bay area living. Go here for more information.

Design Showcase : Meet The Architect - October 09, 2015

The Design Showcase will feature 6 premier residential providers and attendees will meet the Architect whom will provide valuable insight into the design process. This exclusive event is at the Rejuvenation Showroom located at 323 University Avenue in Palo Alto from 6pm to 8pm. Go here for more information.

Little House Book Club - October 07, 2015

Little House Book Club Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free The Little House Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. We are all avid readers who like to share the experience and our thoughts about the books we choose to read…it’s like taking a trip and reminiscing with friends. We are always recommending interesting books (fiction and nonfiction literature) amongst the group. If this sounds appealing and you are eager to share your adventure, please come and join us! October 2015 - “The Boys in the Boat" By Daniel Brown Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Tech Tutoring - Ongoing - October 07, 2015

Tech Tutoring Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free for Members / $5 Non-Member Over whelmed by all the new technology out there? Need help with social media, your smart phone, tablet, or computer? Want to learn how to connect with your friends and family via Skype or Facebook but don’t know where to start? Little House can help you! Schedule your individualized hour appointment today with a Tech Tutor. These skilled individuals will answer questions, teach you new skills, and help you feel comfortable with today’s technology. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

New Line Dancing Classes! - October 06, 2015

New Line Dancing Classes! Tuesdays, October 6th – November 10th 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. $55 Members / $60 Non-Members / $15 Drop In Beginning Line Dancing - 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Beginning class is for those who want to learn classic line dances, taught at a leisurely pace. This is a pleasurable way to build motor skill coordination and memory skills while having fun. Intermediate Line Dancing - 8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. The Intermediate class focuses on dancers who want more of a challenge, attention to styling, and a more intense mind/body workout. (Beginning Line Dancing and Intermediate Line Dancing Package $100 Members I $110 Non-Members) Couples Line Dancing - 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Couples class is open to beginning and intermediate students wishing to learn "lead and follow" techniques for couples dancing at line dance social clubs and special events. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Photography Class - October 06, 2015

Photography Class Tuesdays, October 6, 2015 – October 27, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $138 Members / $150 Non-Members If you’re looking for a workshop that teaches the secrets of professional photography and you like to have fun, you’ve come to the right place! Join acclaimed photo journalist, Neal Menschel, for this four week workshop focusing on camera equipment, capturing images, composition, texture, and creating dynamite photos. Whether you’re a beginner with a passion to take great pictures, or an advanced photographer looking to polish existing skills, our photography workshop will provide you with a real, hands-on education. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

An Evening of Wine, Painting and Relaxation - October 05, 2015

An Evening of Wine, Painting and Relaxation Monday, October 5, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $45 per person Join us at Little House for a wonderful evening that will unwind you and release your inner artist. As you sip on wine, the instructors from Wine and Canvas will guide you on a step-by-step artistic adventure, where you can you can discover your inner Van Gogh. Take home a masterpiece that you create in 2 hours! Supplies, aprons, wine, and hors d’oeuvres are all part of the deal. Come enjoy a nice night out with your friends. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Monday Night Football at Little House - October 05, 2015

Stop by and enjoy a good game of football on Monday Nights! Free Popcorn! 10/5 - 12/7 Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Walking Group at Little House - Ongoing - October 05, 2015

Walking Group at Little House - Ongoing Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free Looking to get up and get active but don’t know how to start? Enjoy a refreshing walk with your friends at Little House! Research has shown that walking serves as a “magic pill” for excellent health. There are many benefits to walking that maintain the body’s systems in good condition including: improved circulation, weight loss, strengthened muscles, improved sleep, reduced risk of chronic illness, and longer life expectancy. While fewer than 50% of Americans meet the minimum guidelines for moderate physical activity, Little House offers you the easiest solution to correct this problem. Reducing poor health trends and getting your heart pumping strong again is simple. Grab your favorite pair of walking shoes and join in on the fun! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Little House Open House! - October 03, 2015

Little House Open House! Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free! Come experience what workshops, classes and services are waiting for you! The day’s activities include information and demonstrations in: Music, Ceramics, Language Classes, Water Color, Jazzercise, Zumba, Tai – Chi, Acupuncture, Yoga, Pilates, Bridge Experts, Line Dancing, History Classes, Docent Lectures, Gardening, Current Events, Dance, Food, Intergenerational Activities, and much, much more! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

September 2015

Reclaiming Your Health: Baby Boomers - September 30, 2015

Reclaiming Your Health: Baby Boomers Wednesday, September 30th 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free Would you like to feel vital, energetic and younger? Join Health and Wellness teacher Andrea Shor, M.Ed, to learn how Baby Boomers can preserve their health and vigor well into their 90s. A fun cooking demonstration will also be presented. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Your Infinite World Series: Experiencing Hubble - September 29, 2015

Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe Tuesdays, September 29th—October 13th 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. $5 per class A few hundred miles above Earth, there is a remarkable telescope with a crystal-clear view across the universe. For two decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has been amassing discoveries that rival those of history's greatest scientists and explorers, making it the most important and productive scientific instrument ever built. Come join Professor David M. Meyer, Ph.D. of Northwestern University on his video lecture as he explores Hubble's location high above the blurring effects of the atmosphere and see an unrivaled vantage point for investigating phenomena throughout the cosmos. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Black & White Luncheon Honoring 13 Extraordinary Bay Area Women - September 26, 2015

Sponsored by Keypoint Credit Union, all proceeds from the Black & White Luncheon will benefit local charities, including Redwood City's Arts Foundation, Domini Hoskins Black History Museum and the NFL Alumni's "Caring for Kids" programs. Honorees include ABC7-KGO News' Carolyn Tyler; Susan Manheimer, Chief of Police of San Mateo; and Benita McLarn, CEO of the Valley Medical Center. Held at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, tickets are $100 per person, which includes lunch, photo opportunity with the honorees and a gift bag. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Event Coordinator Carolyn Hoskins at (650) 921-4191, or Carolyn_Hoskins56@yahoo.com. Go here for more information.

Responsible Dog Owners' Day at the City of Palo Alto Animal Services - September 26, 2015

Discounted Vaccinations for dogs and 1/2 Adoptions and more will be available from 11 am to 3 pm at 3281 East Bayshore Road Go here for more information.

Spotlight on Mindfulness - September 23, 2015

Spotlight on Mindfulness Wednesdays, September 23rd – October 28th 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $52 Members I $60 Non-Members I $12 Drop In Come and recharge by trying out different meditation and mindfulness activities in a supportive environment. In Silicon Valley, making time for relaxation and self-care may no longer be a luxury but rather a necessity. Studies suggest that these activities may help reduce stress, increase your ability to manage pain, and increase awareness and management of difficult emotions. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Dave Newhouse at Little House! - September 22, 2015

Join us in welcoming Dave Newhouse to Little House! Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:00 p.m. Free Speaker / Bay Area Sports Journalist / Author Topics: New Book — Founding 49ers The Dark Days Before the Dynasty Career — Life as a sports journalist with the Oakland Tribune Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

"One Tree" Photography Exhibition Opening Reception - September 19, 2015

Photography Exhibition Opening "One Tree: A Study of Eucalyptus spathulata and Neighborhood" by Nancy Mueller, featuring Tinsley Rollins, P.I.T. Meet the artists at a free public reception Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303. Short discussion of Eucalyptus and Baylands at 2:00 PM Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Nancy Mueller has traveled the globe, photographing unusual wildlife, the depths of the ocean, and indigenous cultures worldwide. The study ONE TREE narrows her focus to a single tree, just steps away from the EcoCenter. Joined by her 8 year-old granddaughter, Photographer-in-training Tinsley Rollins, Mueller captures the unexpected beauty of this tree and its fascinating neighborhood. Go here for more information.

"One Tree" Photography Exhibition Opening Reception - September 19, 2015

Photography Exhibition Opening "One Tree: A Study of Eucalyptus spathulata and Neighborhood" by Nancy Mueller, featuring Tinsley Rollins, P.I.T. Meet the artists at a free public reception Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303. Short discussion of Eucalyptus and Baylands at 2:00 PM Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Nancy Mueller has traveled the globe, photographing unusual wildlife, the depths of the ocean, and indigenous cultures worldwide. The study ONE TREE narrows her focus to a single tree, just steps away from the EcoCenter. Joined by her 8 year-old granddaughter, Photographer-in-training Tinsley Rollins, Mueller captures the unexpected beauty of this tree and its fascinating neighborhood. Go here for more information.

The President’s House Lecture Series - September 16, 2015

The President’s House Lecture Series Wednesdays, September 16th—November 4th 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. $53 Members / $53 Non-Members / $12 Drop In Little House welcomes you to join The President’s House lecture series that includes related historical tales of United States Chief Executives and their families. Historian Michael Svanevik offers intimate glimpses and vignettes of life inside the White House; including its occupants, staff, triumphs, and embarrassments. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Living in Modern Day China - September 15, 2015

Living in Modern Day China Tuesday, September 15th 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Join us as Chris Drew talks about what it’s like to live in Chengdu, China, home of the Giant Panda! It is also the origin of Sichuan cuisine, has the world’s largest building, and is home to over 18 million people! Chengdu, often referred to as the “Land of Milk and Honey,” was founded over 2000 years ago and is considered one of the most important economic, financial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in Western China. Chris Drew, a native of California and graduate of USC, moved to China 8 years ago. He now runs his own company, is married and has one child. Come listen as he talks about what it’s like being an American living in this incredible place called China! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Intro to Drawing Classes at Little House! - September 14, 2015

Intro to Drawing Classes at Little House! Mondays, September 14th, 2015 – October 19th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $120 Members I $130 Non-Members I $25 Drop In I $15 Supplies This class welcomes students of all levels and abilities who want to explore the basics of drawing with pencil, ink, and colored pencil. Working in the classroom from photos, students will cover composition, form, light and shadow, drawing papers, drawing materials, and the theory of color. Students will learn a variety of techniques including blending, hatching, burnishing, and get an introduction to perspective drawing. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Midpen Media Center Mosaic Event - September 13, 2015

Come celebrate 25 years of community storytelling at the Midpen Media Center: This is a FREE family friendly event and activities include:    Hear Keynote speaker John C Hollar from the Computer History Museum speak on the future of community storytelling.  See LIVE studio shows in action!  Learn storytelling techniques on ipod touches.  Be a part of the play-by-play action of a sports broadcasting event.  Explore our history and watch some of the best stories our community has captured over the last 25 years.  Get your spot on TV in an interview for the regional Bay Voice channel.  Learn inside tips on what makes a successful field production. Go here for more information.

Movies at the Little House Theater! - September 09, 2015

Movies at the Little House Theater! Eclectic movies are shown Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in the Little House Theater Culture movies are shown Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Computer Classroom Free for Members I $3 for Non-Members September Movies: September 2 - Rear Window - 1954 – 115 min. PG September 7 - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY - Little House Closed September 9 – Suspicion - 1941 – 99 min. NR September 14 – Birdcage - 1997 – 119 min. R September 16 - To Catch a Thief - 1955 – 106 min. PG September 21 – Foxcatcher - 2014 – 134 min. R September 23 - Indiscreet – 1958 - 102 min. PG September 28 - Merchant of Doubt - 2014 – 96 min. PG-13 September 30 - Vertigo - 1958 – 129 min. PG Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

August 2015

Your Infinite World Series (Ongoing) at Little House! - August 25, 2015

New series begin August 25th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm $5 per lecture Your Infinite World program will feature the Great Courses video series, which document fascinating topics presented by scholars. Don’t miss out! The first series will be Great American Music: Broadway Musicals lead by Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute. This dynamic presentation will uncover the history and essence of the American musical format. Be prepared to be taken back in time to the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. Come relieve the unforgettable memories and feelings on America’s musical heritage. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, Ca 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager: Paige (650) 326 – 2025 Ext. 242 Go here for more information.

Family Caregiver Alliance Workshop at Rosener House - August 18, 2015

Learn to Work Together with Your Family Sometimes sharing and communicating with family members about caregiving for a loved one can be challenging. Lean how to foster agreement, encourage cooperation, and receive tips for more effective communication within families at this workshop. Learn about family dynamics. Hear about communication skills that promote cooperation. Learn new coping strategies and conflict resolution skills. Dates/Time: Tuesday, August 18 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) Rosener House Adult Day Services 500 Arbor Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 Speaker: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant Family Caregiver Alliance To Register: Contact Calvin Hu at 415.434.3388 ext. 313; feel free to leave a message with your name, number, email and the name of this workshop. Group size is limited and please let us know if you have a disability and require assistance. Light refreshments will be provided Respite may be available; please call for more info. Go here for more information.

Chair Yoga Classes at Little House! - August 13, 2015

Little House now offers new Chair Yoga classes! August 13th - September 3rd (4) Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Health-promoting benefits include: improved flexibility, enhanced breathing capacity, improved circulation, inner peace, improved memory, better sleep, pain relief, boosted immune system, stress relief. Don't miss out! Register today by contacting Membership and Guest Services Manager: Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext. 242 or online at www.penvol.org/littlehouse $20 Drop-In / $52 Members / $60 Non-Members Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, Ca 94025 Go here for more information.

Advanced iPad Classes at Little House! - August 12, 2015

Advanced iPad August 5th—August 26th (4) Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Become a master of your own iPad! Class participants will get acclimated with their iPad’s accessibility options, speech, lost iPad locator, camera, map app, and app store. Class participants will also understand how to sync, backup, and restore their iPad. Specific requests from class participants will be allowed as well! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, Ca 94025 For more information or to register, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager: Paige (650) 326 – 2025 Ext. 242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

The Ecumenical Hunger Program presents Community Blockfest 2015 - August 08, 2015

Join us in celebrating our 40 years of service in the community! Come out to learn about the available resources in the community and enjoy a day of fun. This year's Blockfest will feature a Community Resource Fair, Festivities and Entertainment, Fun Activities for Children, Local Vendor Booths and a chance to win awesome Raffle prizes!This is an event you don't want to miss! There will be free food and drinks (burgers and hotdogs) available. The event will be held from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on EHP's Campus located at 2411 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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