Holbrook Palmer Park

The Atherton Arts Foundation is hosting artists from the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park next weekend at the Jennings Pavillion at Holbrook Palmer Park (150 Watkins Rd. Atherton). There will be a reception for the artists on Friday, April 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm featuring art, wine, food and music.

The art show is open Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Participating Portola Art Gallery artists are Larry Calof, Inna Cherneykina, Marsha Heimbecker, Misako Kambe, Terry McMahon, Yvonne Newhouse, Jerry Peters, Jan Prisco, Linda Salter, Teresa Silvestri and Mary Stahl.

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“Zootopia” will screen at Holbrook Palmer Park on June 29

Zootopia is the free outdoor movie that will screen at Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton on Friday, June 29, at 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket/chairs, a jacket, your family, and enjoy a movie under the stars on the lawn. Popcorn provided; bring your other refreshments. No glass please! Attendees can set up anytime after 7:30 […]

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Happy egg hunting at Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton

Emails Diane McGrath, a member of the Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park about yesterday’s festivities at the Park: “With wonderful weather and hundreds of children and adults attending, the Easter Egg Hunt was a great success. After the kids had their fill of Easter Egg treats, they visited with the Easter Bunny, enjoyed a magic show […]

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Smiling faces abound at Holbrook-Palmer Park holiday tea on Sunday

The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park held their annual Holiday Tea yesterday. According to Friend Diane McGrath, the “event was a resounding success.” She emails: “This year children enjoyed a visit with Santa Claus, an enchanting holiday themed marionettes show, and holiday craft activities. “As always, children and their parents enjoyed delicious holiday treats, tea sandwiches […]

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Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation recruiting new board members for two- and four-year terms

The Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation is looking for Atherton and other regional citizens who spend time in the Park and want to make the Park a better place to fill several open Director roles. Requirements? They are easy. First, a love of the Park. Second, a desire to personally get involved. Lastly, ability to attend monthly 60-90 […]

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The Groove Kings perform at Holbrook Palmer Park on June 28

The Groove Kings are appearing at Holbrook-Palmser Park in Atherton on Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 to 8:00, performing popular rock n’ roll and classic R&B. The family-friendly concert is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on and picnic dinner to eat.

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Inna Beardsley: Leading the Atherton Dames, planning the annual holiday children’s tea

When we met Inna Beardsley, current president of the Atherton Dames, at Holbrook Palmer Park, we quickly learned that it’s “dames”, as in rhymes with names, and you don’t have to reside in Atherton to become one. “That’s one of the big misconceptions,” she said, referring to place of residence. “Our membership is open to […]

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Marjory Wilson: Return to Bay Area is return to her artistic roots

When artist Marjory Wilson relocated from Colorado to Atherton four years ago, it was in many respects a “back to the future” move. “My husband and I met when we were both going to school in the Bay Area,” she says. “I was in art school then, and when I moved back it was like […]

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Family fun at Swing in the Park this Sunday (9/19)

Sunday’s Swing in the Park fundraiser for Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton appears to have it all – BBQ picnic courtesy of Jesse Cool, swinging music thank to the Unicorns, plus games and activities for children and adults. Add to that list a live and silent auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit the Park. The event […]

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Dog Days: Building confidence in dogs and their owners at Holbrook-Palmer Park training classes

On Monday evenings, starting next week, Holbrook-Palmer Park will become a hub of activity for local dogs and their owners. September 20th begins the fall session of training classes conducted by Dog Days, which owner and instructor Bari Halperin has been operating at the park for more than 15 years. It seems like everyone you […]

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M-A Class of 1960 says “hello, again!”

In 1960, Elvis ruled the charts – three top 10 Billboard hits that year, although the very non-rockin’ Theme from ‘A Summer Place’ was the year’s chart topper – Eisenhower led the nation, and Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won his first professional fight. Menlo-Atherton’s class of 1960 graduated in a transitional period […]

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