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As part of its community focus on empowering girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) will host FlashDash – a photo scavenger hunt fundraiser – on Saturday, April 16, in Menlo Park.

Participants – either as individuals, or in teams of four – will receive a set of clues to photograph and post on either Twitter or Instagram using an event-specific hashtag. Some clues will be very specific, while others will require creativity and teamwork to interpret. Wacky and wild costumes are encouraged.

FlashDash will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm starting at the JLPA•MP headquarters at 555 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park. While many clues will be accessible by foot, FlashDash is not a footrace, and teams will be allowed to move about town by car.

Tickets for FlashDash are $50 per person, or $200 per team, and include post-game treats and refreshments; participants must be 21 years or older. All proceeds will support girls in STEM. Tickets must be purchased online by April 13.

The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula is investing in the next generation of female STEM leaders through strategic grant-making, coalition building, and by partnering with local and national nonprofits on projects for direct service, capacity building and advocacy.

JLPA•MP recently announced new multi-year partnerships with The Tech Museum of Innovation and Technovation to engage girls in our community with innovative STEM education and programs. These partnerships include a $100,000 grant and volunteer support to launch Girls Day at The Tech and The Tech Challenge mentorship program.

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Thirteen-acre grass fire in Menlo Park on Monday being investigated as “suspicious”

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The fast-moving grass and vegetation fire that occurred on Monday, March 28, 2016, in an area known as the Kavanaugh Tract in Menlo Park adjacent to Adams Drive and the Menlo Business Park has been deemed “suspicious” as fire investigators have confirmed it started at a homeless encampment, one of several in the area, by […]

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2016 Commuter Challenge kicks off on April 1st

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The 2016 Commuter Challenge, this year’s campaign to reward commuters who choose transportation modes other than driving alone kicks off today. Between now and May 31, people who join the challenge and commute to, from, or through San Mateo County using an alternative mode will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand […]

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Students in M-A Academy program rewarded for their 3.0 or higher grade point with bike trip in the City

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Editor’s note: We got this report from Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Chris Rubin, who heads the school’s Academy Program (explained in this 2012 post). “What a day! We traveled to San Francisco to celebrate our Academy students who had earned a 3.0 or above during the third quarter. We got a perfect day. Not only did […]

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Two local students take Grand Prizes in San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair

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Patrick Kao (right) of Menlo-Atherton High School and Andrew Land of La Entrada Middle School both took home Grand Prizes for their age groups in the “Engineering and Computer Applications” category at the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair held earlier this month.. They will go on to compete in the California State Science Fair in Los […]

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MaryLee Sunseri performs free concert on April 2

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Singer MaryLee Sunseri will perform Music & Memories during a free concert being presented by the Menlo Park Library on April 2. Familiar, nostalgic and always entertaining, MaryLee performs popular songs from the early to mid-20th century along with classic American sing-alongs. Her performance will include hit songs by the New Christy Minstrels, “Today” and “Green, […]

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Parent ed topic on March 29 is “Helping Young Athletes Reach Their Potential”

On Tuesday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the La Entrada Middle School multi-use room, Steve Smith, PhD will give a talk titled “Helping Young Athletes Reach Their Potential.” He will address: Healthy youth sports participation Specialization issues in youth sports Raising balanced kids Peak performance under pressure Goal-setting and the nature of […]

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Easter egg hunts in Menlo Park and Atherton planned for this Saturday

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Hop on over to Burgess Park where the City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Firefighter’s Association, and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will be holding their annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26. At 10:00 am, the crafts begin, the bounce houses open, jelly bean guessing competition begins, and the Bunny arrives. The egg hunts are scheduled […]

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13th annual M-A Dance Team show and fundraiser set for March 26

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Once a year, the M-A Dance Team puts on a special performance that serves as a fundraiser. This year will it will be on Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15 for adults; $8 students. Tickets may be available at the door but often sell out before the […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park hosts Rotary Means Business on March 24

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is hosting Rotary Means Business on Thursday, March 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center “Oak Room”, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park. The business community is invited to attend and connect with other professionals and Rotary members in Menlo Park as well as members from […]

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Kidnapping attempt reported in Atherton

At 2:09 am this morning (3/19), Atherton Police received a wireless 9-1-1 call from a 24-year-old female Menlo Park resident who was the victim of an attempted kidnapping. The suspect is a male adult driving a lowered 4-door sedan. The incident occurred while the victim waited for a bus near Oak Grove Avenue and Middlefield […]

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