November 2018

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The Dancers Repertory Theatre presents Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside five performances: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm; Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 pm; Sunday Dec. 9 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is a delightful dance/theatre production following the famous Clement C. Moore poem. With dancing mice, prancing reindeer and a bag of toys that all come to life, it is guaranteed to bring the holiday spirit to all! This lively and colorful show with a cast of 85+ dancers entertains both the young – and young at heart!

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Holiday Train comes to Menlo Park on Dec. 2

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The Holiday Train will fire up its engine for the seventh year this December to delight Bay Area families with glittering lights and holiday giving. This festive tradition brings holiday treats, entertainment and characters including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and Santa’s elves to nine stations between San Francisco and Santa Clara. It will stop in […]

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Members of Task Force 3 save American flag for owner outside destroyed Camp Fire home

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California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3, sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, is one of eight California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) and 28 National Response Teams sponsored by FEMA. Team members took the  time to respectfully take down and save an American Flag for the owner of a destroyed […]

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West Bay Model Railroad holds annual open house on Dec. 1 and 2

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You can watch trains run on a scenic two-level layout while members of the West Bay Model Railroad Association answer you questions at the 2018 Holiday Train Show. The open house will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. The model railway […]

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Raegene Castle advocates for those who are experiencing hearing loss

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Raegene Castle hears everything clearly when she attends Nativity Church in Menlo Park, thanks to the fact that there is a hearing loop in the sanctuary. “Loops are common in Europe,” she said, “I just wish they were more common here. About 20 years ago, Raegene attended a New Year’s Eve party and got what […]

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Now that’s a storm and it’s continuing over Menlo Park

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Update at 4:30 pm from Bill: “Another .6” this afternoon for a total of 1.05″ in today’s storm! This makes 2.7” season to date. This compares to 3.25” a year ago. Then again, in 2017, December that year had no rain the first 19 days.” Wind. Thunder. Pouring rain. Finally a real winter storm is […]

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Friends of the Library holiday book sale set for Dec. 1

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The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This is a one day sale on Saturday, Dec. […]

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Annual Christmas Bazaar at Russian Orthodox Church in Menlo Park set for Dec. 1

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The 2018 Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Menlo Park (1220 Crane St.) Wonderful traditional Russian food and desserts, live musical performances, rummage sale, original art, and  a petting zoo for the kids!

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Fit Kids forms new community group called Champs

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Fit Kids founder Ashley Hunter let us know that the organization has a new support group called Fit Kids Champs. She emails: “Anybody can join for a small fee of $250, which fee covers the cost of one child in Fit Kids for one school year.” Founded in 2011, Fit Kids is a non-profit that provides […]

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Light but steady rain overnight in Menlo Park

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Emails InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ this morning shortly after 7:00 am: “This morning was .05″ making the total 1.2” season to date. Slow and steady but not the sound of big drops of rain on the roof we are waiting for.” Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2018

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Allied Arts Christmas Market is December 1

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Allied Arts annual Christmas Market is the first day of December this year with free admission and parking. Santa visits 12-1, carolers from 11:15-11:45, Simply Jazz 1:00-3:00, all on 3.5 acres of gardens and shops. Eat at the award-winning Cafe Wisteria (650-838-9002), enter free drawings, enjoy treats from the shops, bid on mini pre-decorated Christmas […]

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