Valley Gala to honor the Balacqs


The San Geronimo Valley Community Center presents its annual Heart of the Valley Gala on Saturday, September 24, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course.  The fundraising event will feature great food and drink, live music and an eclectic mix of Valley residents. This year the center will honor longtime Forest Knolls residents Al and Lisa Baylacq for their support in organizing and expanding the event, which the couple hosted in their home until it could no longer hold the number of participants, in 2009. As a partner of Good Earth Natural Foods, Al continues to provide healthy food for the community center’s weekly events, including the Senior Lunch and various youth programs. Lisa is a photographer and regular volunteer event coordinator. Tickets for the gala are $100; proceeds will help the center provide the human services, cultural enrichment, health fairs and arts and educational programs that support the wellbeing of the San Geronimo Valley community. For more information or to purchase tickets go to or call (415) 488.8888.