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The Youth Group of Bethany Lutheran Church in Menlo Park is hosting its 6th annual Gingerbread House decorating event on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am to noon. The Gingerbread Houses are pre-assembled so you get the fun of decorating without the headache of construction! Your house includes all the candy, sweets, and tools you need to decorate your holiday centerpiece.

Bring the kids, your imagination, and your holiday spirit and create a holiday memory the entire family will treasure! Each house is $55. Refreshments will be served. Space is very limited so we strongly encourage that you reserve your Gingerbread House today. Book your reservation online call the Church Office at 650-854-5897.

All proceeds go towards Bethany Youth Group projects & activities. Bethany Lutheran Church is located at 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park, at the corner of Avy and Cloud Avenues, just off the Alameda.

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Christmas Market at Allied Arts Guild set for December 6

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The annual Christmas Market at Allied Arts Guild will be on Saturday, December 6, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All shops and the Blue Garden Café will participate with a treat or small gift to visitors plus a chance to be entered into drawings for a gift certificate. Maps will be issued when you […]

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Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 6 in Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department is hosting the annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 7:30 to 11:30 am at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center located at 700 Alma Street. Activities will include pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, holiday crafts, visiting and picture taking with Santa, and a fun time with […]

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State Senator Jerry Hill congratulates Laurel School on its California Distinguished School Award

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With third grade chorus students looking on, State Senator Jerry Hill presented Laurel School’s Principal Linda Creighton with its 2014 California Distinguished School Award. He applauded the parent community for their dedication to Menlo Park public schools as well as Laurel students. Both Linda Creighton and Laurel music teacher Rachel Bergeron thanked parents for their financial support via […]

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Hillview Middle School presents The Miracle Worker for four performances, Nov. 20-22

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Hillview Middle School’s drama department presents The Miracle Worker this Thursday, November 20, at 3:30 pm; Friday, November 21,  at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 22 , at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring play has become an unforgettable American […]

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MPPC hosts annual Global Gift Fair Nov. 22 & 23

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In time for the holidays, local shoppers can help the poorest of the poor at the Global Gift Fair at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Sunday, November 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is […]

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Free screening of the movie Free Birds on Nov. 20

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Kick-off your Thanksgiving festivities a free screening  of Free Birds on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the  Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Watch as two turkeys from opposite sides of the track set aside their differences in an effort to get turkey off the holiday menu. RSVP online  and check-out other events. This free movie is part […]

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Central Valley agriculture and declining groundwater is Nov. 20 topic at USGS

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Water, Nuts and the Nation’s Fruit Bowl: California’s Central Valley Hydrologic Science” is the topic of a free public lecture given by USGS hydrologist Claudia Faunts on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Faunts, who recently appeared on 60 Minutes, will address these issues: Using about 1% of the U.S. farmland, California’s Central Valley supplies 7% […]

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Big Band Dance comes to M-A on Nov. 22

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Dust off your dance shoes and mark your calendars for Menlo-Atherton High School’s annual music program fundraiser, the Big Band Dance, on Saturday, November 22. M-A music teacher Kent Kurrus will be conducting student musicians from the Concert, Orchestra, and Jazz Bands. The ensembles will be setting toes tapping at the Ayers (old) Gym on […]

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MPPD releases names in officer-involved shooting

The Menlo Park Police Department released the following statement this afternoon: “In an effort to provide the public with pertinent information regarding the officer-involved shooting, we are releasing the names of the officers involved in Tuesday’s incident. “Menlo Park Police Sergeant Jaime Romero and two police officers, Scott Mackdanz and Nicholas Douglas, were involved in […]

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MPAEF hosts 5th annual Gift Boutique, opening tonight with more shopping Friday

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The Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) Gift Boutique — a local holiday tradition — celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight and tomorrow at the Allied Arts Guild. Open to the entire community, the Boutique showcases over 20  local, unique vendors; 20% of the proceeds benefit Menlo Park schools. Searching for a fun, community-oriented way to raise funds for MPAEF and […]

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