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Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) invites you to the inaugural Bourbon, Boots and a Barn, a celebration and fundraising event that will raise awareness and support services that enable seniors to age in place.  

Dust off your boots and show off your western wear! This western themed event will consist of beer and bourbon tastings, silent and a live auction, amazing food by McCalls, and local favorite cover band, the MPulse Band.

This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Runnymede Farm, a private, family-owned estate in Woodside that is home to an open-air collection of 140 contemporary three-dimensional art pieces. PVI thanks the Rosekrans family for this unique and generous opportunity to enjoy this gorgeous property.

Please note, no heels as this location has uneven terrain. 



4:30 PM: Live Music, Silent Auction, and Cocktails

6:30 PM: Dinner, Live Auction and Program

8:00 PM: Performance by Luke Grimes

9:00 PM: After-Party Dancing


Sponsorship and Underwriting opportunities available. 

Please contact Lisa Murphy for more information:

[email protected] | (407) 256-3884

Known for his artistic prowess as an actor, Luke Grimes launched his country music career in late 2022 and his debut track, “No Horse To Ride,” debuted inside the Top 10 of the Country Songs sales chart. The success of his recent releases has been accompanied by appearances at a multitude of high profile country music festivals including Stagecoach, Under the Big Sky, and Fairwell Festival. Grimes’ soulful and brooding voice as well as his acute sense of songwriting has made him a recent favorite in Nashville amongst the creative community. Grimes’ debut album will be produced by Dave Cobb and will be released later this year.

Live Auction Items

All Hat, No Cattle

Unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl with a 3-night getaway for two people at The Ranches at Belt Creek, a Montana paradise combining the nostalgia of a working ranch with the luxuries of a five-star resort.  

Like communing with the great outdoors?  Then you’re in the right place. This package includes one activity per day for each guest ranging from your choice of snowmobiling, to ATV excursions, to ranger tours, to guided hikes, to horseback riding, and much more.   

Or, if you’re looking for something a little more chill, check out an outdoor painting class or book the resident masseuse for an in-cabin massage.  

No matter your daytime adventure, you’ll bunk at night in a two-bedroom, 1300 square-foot log cabin with all the creature comforts:  Fireplace, deck with ranch views, wi-fi, hot tub, gourmet kitchen bar, washer and dryer, flatscreen TV, fitness center access — the works. 

And when it’s meal time, the chuckwagon comes to you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 2 courtesy of your own private chef.  



CHOICE OF “Friends in Low Places” or “Rolling in the Deep”

Here’s your chance to check out the man, Garth Brooks, live at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 9, 2023. 

Two lucky “Garthians,” as Brooks’ loyal fans are known, will score a pair of 100 level tickets to the concert at the Colosseum, plus a 2-night stay in an Octavius Premium Room at Caesar’s Palace (check in Friday,12/8/23; check out Sunday, 12/10/23).   

For pre-hoedown eats, the package also includes a $300 American Express gift card to use at one of Vegas’ premiere dining venues such as Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Maestro’s Ocean Club, or Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak to name a just a few. 

Garth not your jam? Maybe Rolling in the Deep is more your style. 

Adele calls her fans “Daydreamers” after a song on her debut album, but more hard-core admirers readily admit that they’re full-blown “Adeleholics.”  

No matter your level of Adeleration, you’re going to want to jump on these two rear orchestra tickets to see the chanteuse live in Las Vegas on October 21, 2023.   The package includes 2 nights in a Standard Room at Caesar’s Palace (check in Friday 10/20/23; check out Sunday 10/22/33), plus a $500 American Express gift card to use at Amalfi by Bobby Flay, Lago by Julian Serrano, Spago by Wolfgang Puck, or one of many other prime dining destinations.

Dinner on the Farm 

If you’ve fallen in love with the pastoral peace of Runnymede Farm, you’re in luck:  Renowned private chef Chantale Doinel wants to prepare a five-course gourmet dinner for you and eleven of your nearest and dearest to enjoy right here among the oaks and art.  

Naturally, wine is included. Chef Chantale will curate bottles to accompany each course.  And there’ll be musical pairings as well, as members of the San Francisco Symphony perform live selections chosen to enhance each course of the sumptuous meal.   

Modern art, good friends, delectable food, fine wine, and classical music come together in an idyllic setting.  What could be better than your own perfect dinner party at Runnymede Farm?

Cowboy Up, Y’all

“Cowboy culture” may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s not.  Every year thousands of western-spirited folk gather at the Historic Stockyards of Fort Worth to celebrate the ranching way of life.   

A former Official Poet Laureate of Texas, Red Steagall — best known for his campfire stories and Texas Swing music — started the festival three decades ago as a way to honor and preserve the cowboy spirit with a ranch rodeo, chuckwagon cook-off, cowboy poetry contest, and lots of boot-scooting Western Swing.   

The best part?  No herd required.  Drugstore cowboys and rhinestone cowgirls are welcomed to mix and mingle with the real McCoys.  So steam your hat, polish your boots, and head on down to Cowtown for The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering, October 27 – 29, 2023.   

Package includes: 

Two VIP tickets to all Cowboy Gathering events. 

A two-night stay at the iconic Hotel Drover. 

A $250 gift card and dinner reservation at The Lonesome Dove restaurant. 

A second $250 gift card and a table for two at 97 West Kitchen & Bar. 

Plus, two tickets to John Wayne: An American Experience exhibit at the Stockyards which comes with a $150 western-themed gift basket featuring two authentic Stetson cowboy hats.

Wine Camp

Grab 5 friends and head off to wine camp, a luxurious overnight glamping adventure at Flying Goat Vineyards in the heart of the Russian River Valley.   

No canoes, crafts, or counselors at this camp — just beautiful scenery,  fresh air, good food, and fabulous wine. 

Following a vineyard tour, wine-making tutorial, and special barrel tasting with Flying Goat owner/operator David Gavrich, campers will be treated to a private al fresco dinner before retiring to stylish tent cabins or vintage Airstream trailers for an evening beneath the Sonoma County stars. Breakfast the next morning amidst the vines.   

Camp songs optional. No letters home required.

PVI introduces “Mystery Boxes” to this fundraising event! 20 boxes will be sold at the event at $100 each with a minimum $150 value inside of each box! No matter the item, you are a winner! Examples of items you might be lucky enough to snag include:

  • $500 Gift Card to Gleim Jewelers
  • $150 Gift Card to Neimans with beauty products
  • A Round of Golf for Four with lunch at Saratoga Golf Course

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Wild West Sponsor 

Vab and Lata Goel 


Georgie Gleim 

Corral Sponsor 

Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation 

MaryLue and Tim Timpson 

Jeannie and Frank Fischer 

Horseshoe Sponsor 

Capital Group 

Mark Jon Bluth 

Ann Griffiths and Rachel Morrissey 

Barbara and Arnold Silverman 

Barcelon Associates Management Corporation 

Underwriters and Donations 

Annie Nunan 

Susan Golivin 

Jeannie and Frank Fischer 

Bohannan Foundation              JoAnn and Jim Connor 

John and Ellie Flegel              Lisa Deal

Carolyn O’Leary              Linda Drew

Menlo Advisors              Duke Spirits

Huguette Bartels

The Stanford Park Hotel

Fran Eastman and Edward Goodstein

Modern Luxuary Silicon Valley and San Francisco

Palo Alto Weekly / The Almanac


Saturday, October 1, 2022

Located at the beautiful Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

THE GALA promises to be a sparkling celebration recognizing more than seven decades of service and the countless thousands of seniors whose lives have been enhanced since PVI was first established in 1947. 

We will have the unique opportunity to honor the legacy of Merv and Roz Morris.


Ann Griffiths

Gloria Kennett

Anne Melbye

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For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please email Melissa Badger at [email protected] or call Melissa at (650) 868-1135.

The evening begins with a fabulous cocktail reception, followed by a sophisticated dining experience and “OVERVIEW 75”, a snapshot of how we arrived at this major milestone. Five Star entertainment, and a “dance the night away” After Party round out this not to be missed event.

Blacktie Optional

This event is expected to sell out immediately; therefore seating is very limited. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. To request an invitation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please send inquiries to [email protected]

Yes. If you require a wheelchair, please email  upon purchase of seat/table or call Melissa Badger at (650) 868-1135.

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voice-over and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award.

In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.

Chenoweth recently co-starred in Apple TV+’s acclaimed musical-comedy series “Schmigadoon!” For her role as Mildred Layton, Chenoweth received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Chenoweth just released her first picture book “What Will I Do with My Love Today?” This heart-warming story, is a sweet tale about a young girl who shares her love through acts of generosity around New York City. Chenoweth is an editor and participant in an upcoming essay book, “My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves” out in May. In 2023, Chenoweth will release her hilarious and insightful gift book, “I’m No Philosopher, But I Have Thoughts: For Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us.”

Chenoweth released her latest holiday album “HAPPINESS is…Christmas!.” Filled with holiday classics both old and new, the 12-song set shows Kristin in a festive but classy light as she rings in the best time of year. Previously, Chenoweth released a stand-alone Holiday e-single titled “White Christmas.” Chenoweth released her album “For The Girls,” debuting at #3 on the Current Pop Albums chart and #11 on the Billboard Top Albums chart. The album is a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history, particularly some of Kristin’s heroes and friends. To celebrate the release, Chenoweth returned to the Broadway stage in November 2019, for an eight-performance concert engagement at the Nederlander Theatre.

Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement “My Love Letter To Broadway,” receiving rave reviews. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Chenoweth performed with iconic The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra in their annual Christmas concert. The concert aired on PBS and BYUtv in December 2019.

Notable television roles include appearances in “American Gods,” “Trial & Error,” “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and “The Muppets.” Chenoweth starred in the holiday film “A Christmas Love Story,” which premiered on Hallmark Channel. and hosted the Food Network competition series “Candy Land.”

Chenoweth was seen starring in the sports drama “National Champions.” She also starred in the Netflix film “Holidate,” and voiced the character Daisy in the HBO Max film “The Witches.” She voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in “The Peanuts Movie.” She starred in the indie teen drama entitled “Hard Sell” and additional film credits have included “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “Twelve Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit & Run” and “Family Weekend.” She also starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle. Chenoweth voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and can also be heard in the Sony Pictures animated film “The Star.”

Chenoweth is a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth’s accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming “The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre” in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry including Kristin herself. In her lifelong mission to cultivate arts education across the globe, Chenoweth has also created “Places! The Kristin Chenoweth Tour Experience,” a unique educational program for young singers that puts them right next to her performing on stage. Each concert in Chenoweth’s ongoing tour will feature local participants from higher education conservatories, universities, and colleges for the immersive educational experience.

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

More details to come!
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