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S E C T I O N 2 Community S TO R I E S A B O U T P E O P L E A N D E V E N T S I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y ■ O C TO B E R 3 , 2 0 1 2 ‘Camelot’ theme for Woodside’s Day of the Horse More than 300 riders are expected to dress in Arthurian costumes for this year’s Day of the Horse, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, in Woodside. Now in its eighth year, Day of the Horse will have two components: a trail ride and a horse fair. The trail ride attracts riders who will walk the town trails dressed in “Camelot” costume. The horse fair, located near Woodside Town Hall, is expected to draw more than 1,500 people to its free equestrian activities, which include pony rides, demonstrations, and rides on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach. There will be food booths and live music. Day of the Horse is sponsored by the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association. The association says more than $85,000 raised by the event has been gifted to Woodside-area programs, including the Folger Stable Renovation in Wunderlich County Park, trail development and maintenance in town, county parks, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, regional equestrian activities for children, and large animal rescue. Visit for more information. N AROUND TOWN JobTrain fall gala Ten Silicon Valley couples and Google are hosting a benefit for JobTrain on Friday, Oct. 12, at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to the music of Pride & Joy. Tickets at $250 per person are available at The sponsoring couples are: Sukhinder Singh and Simon Cassidy, Theresia Gouw and Tim Razetta, Allison and Dan Rose, Andrea and Geoff Ralston, Sarah and Clay Jones, Martha and Paul Chamberlain, Aileen Lee and Jason Stinson, Tricia Chang and Warren Packard, Sarah and Greg Sands, and Ginger and Mike Williams. JobTrain is a nonprofit vocational training center located at 1200 O’Brien Drive in Menlo Park. Formerly known as OICW, the organization has offered job-training services for 47 years, including vocational classes, career placement, and individualized career programs that incorporate GED preparation, computer literacy, counsel- There will be free pony rides at the Horse Fair during Woodside’s Day of the Horse on Oct. 13. ing, and supportive services. St. Raymond Pumpkin Festival St. Raymond School, at 1100 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, will hold its third annual Pumpkin Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. Family entertainment will include pony rides, face painting, carnival games, a climbing wall, a bungee trampoline, and bounce houses. Food and drink will be for sale Visitors are invited to hunt for the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, where pumpkins range in price from $3 to $7. Admission is free. Hours are 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Harvest supper benefits artists program The Djerassi Resident Art- ists Program will host its sixth annual fundraiser, Artful Harvest, on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the program’s SMIP Ranch in the hills above Woodside. A multi-course harvest supper, created by chefs Mark Sullivan and Dmitry Elperin of Spruce and the Village Pub restaurants, will highlight the event. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will See TOWN, page 20 Tally Ho presents Monte Carlo fundraiser By Jane Knoerle Almanac Lifestyles Editor In its 62 years, Tally Ho, the annual benefit for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, has taken place at several different times and places. This year, “Tally Ho Presents Monte Carlo” is slated for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the University Club of Palo Alto. The gala features casino games and wine tastings, along with silent and live auctions. The evening also includes dinner and dancing with music provided by “Simply Jazz.” This year’s Tally Ho director is Louise Rockhold of Menlo Park. Her committee includes Louise DeDera, Mary Vavuris, Bill and Diane Bottoms, Barb Carson, Susan Lamkin, Laurel Trask and Spike O’Connor, Anna Henderson, Kim Asborno, Alicia Seebold. Elaine Scotten, Sally Knorp, Susan Fetterly, Sara Jamison, and Marion Goodkind. The Allied Arts Auxiliary now includes 16 men as associate members (mostly husbands of members), who will preside over the casino tables. Member Spike O’Connor is also leader of the “Simply Jazz” orchestra. Auction items will include a “Batter Up” package with game tickets and a bat signed by Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, a five-course tasting for eight guests at the Blue Garden Cafe at Allied Arts, and a weekend stay in the Beatles Suite at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Tally Ho has been produced continuously since 1950 and for years took place early in September at the Menlo Circus Club. It included a dazzling series of events: daytime and evening horse shows, children’s all-day entertainment, a fashion show, dinner and dancing. Over the years, that imposing agenda was pared down, no more horse shows, children’s fairs or fashion shows, but the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary’s dedication to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford remains. This year’s event raises funds for the hospital to help support uncompensated medical care. It will also focus on purchasing Betting on a successful Tally Ho are committee members, from left, Sara Jamison, Louise Rockhold, Vicki Kojola and Laurel Trask. speech processors for cochlear implant patients at the hospital’s hearing center. Tickets are $150 per person. Optional scotch and cigar tastings may be purchased at the door. Visit for more information. A October 3, 2012NTheAlmanacOnline.comNThe AlmanacN17

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