Strolling Holiday Sing-Along: December 14

What better way to deck the halls than to join the CTRA for a strolling holiday sing-along on Saturday, December 14, at 6pm. We’ll start at the corner of College Avenue and Amherst Street and work our way down College to Yale Street, spreading holiday cheer throughout College Terrace.

Bring your kids, bring your pets, and bring an instrument if you play one. We’ll have jingling bells and lyric sheets in case you forget that tricky eighth verse to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Come and go as you please – join us for a block or the entire route.

This event is BYOHC – Bring Your Own Hot Chocolate – but, who knows, if we manage to stay in tune, some generous neighbors may provide refreshments along the way (hint, hint).

Hope to see some you on the 16th for some festive, holiday fun!

Around the Terrace: September 28, 2019

County Sets Hearing in Palo Alto on Stanford GUP
The final phase of the approval process for Stanford’s General Use Permit is getting underway and will include a hearing at Palo Alto City Hall on October 22nd at 6pm. There will also be a study session on October 8 and another hearing on November 5, both at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Chamber in San Jose. For more information, check the County’s website.

Gryphon Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary Sunday
For half a century, Palo Alto’s Gryphon Stringed Instruments has been a hub for acoustic music lovers. This Sunday from noon to 5pm, Gryphon is celebrating its 50th anniversary with live music, cake, giveaways, and more. If you’re a local music lover and have never been to their shop (just a stone’s throw away at the corner of Park and Lambert), this is the perfect time to check it out.

Mayfield: The Town That Wouldn’t Go Away
Join the Palo Alto Historical Association on October 6 for a program with author Raye Ringholz on her new book about the town of Mayfield. Mayfield encompassed the area that is now College Terrace and the California Avenue business district, and in addition to its many saloons, it was a hub for local lumber, farming and ranching businesses.

Sending Summer Off in Style

Thank you to everyone who came out to the CTRA’s Back-to-School BBQ and Ice Cream Social this past Saturday at Werry Park! Special thanks to Nancy Cassidy for her wonderful performance and to Eileen Stolee (CTRA social chair) and the rest of the CTRA board for organizing this event.

If you would like to see more great neighborhood events like this in the future, please consider making a small donation to the CTRA.