The 2012-2013 Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Club board is busy preparing for its annual holiday party, one of the organization's most popular events of the year.

The Dec. 1 event, an elegant affair featuring cocktails and generous hors d'oeuvres, is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the home of one of the board members. Reservations are required.

Founded in 1985, Piedmont Neighbors and Newcomers Club is a resource for newcomers and longtime residents, offering book clubs, playgroups, family gatherings and adult events to build connections and socialize.

Membership in PNNC is open to all Piedmont residents. Those interested are encouraged to email piedmontpnnc@gmail.com or call Amy Griffith at 510-813-3484.

To attend the holiday party, you must be a PNNC member and your payment is your reservation, $60 per person by November 26 via check to PNNC, 55 Tyson Circle, 94611 or PayPal to piedmontpnnc@gmail.com. For more information, call Dana Lung at 510-922-9580.

The 2012-2013 PNNC board is comprised of: Liz Laub, president; Jane Violich, vice president; Sheila M. Bhatia, secretary; Stacey Isaacs, treasurer; Amy Griffith, membership chair; Wendi Lelke-Walway, newsletter; Dana Lung, web and email; Leslie Santos, book clubs and dinner clubs; Su Su Maung, playgroups; Claudia Garcia, playgroups; Charlotte Ero, holiday playgroups and baby meals; Lara Dickinson, special events; Dianna Preena, membership welcoming chair; and Wendy Peterson, publicity.


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