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An audience favorite from last year’s Storytelling Festival, Muriel Johnson, returns to share another tale. Be afraid, but not very afraid! Your fear will turn to laughter and relief as you take a journey with Muriel, listening to stories from the American South and beyond. For ages 5-adult, thise event takes place at the Belle Haven Branch Library, 413 Ivy Dr., Menlo Park.

Muriel was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. As a child, she would sit in awe as her mother would read, tell stories, sing songs, and recite nursery rhymes. It was only natural that when Muriel became a mother and later a teacher, she was compelled to share the same way her mother had shared with her.

Muriel currently lives in the Bay Area, is the mother of three children, and has been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 plus years. She has performed at museums, colleges, festivals, pre-K and elementary schools, churches, and countless other venues from rural communities on the Eastern Shores of Maryland to the townships of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Peninsula College Fund honors Lisa Sobrato Sonsini at annual luncheon on Oct. 25

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The Peninsula College Fund’s (PCF) annual fundraising luncheon, “Building Futures – A Luncheon to Support The Peninsula College Fund,” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. The keynote speaker and honoree is Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, Board President and Trustee of The […]

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Baritone Nick Volkert in recital at St. Bede’s on Oct. 21

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The alchemy of music and poetry ignite for a tour-de-force program of music for voice and piano on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4:00 pm. Nick Volkert’s recital will feature Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel (poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson), Gerald Finzi’s Let us Garlands Bring (poetry of William Shakespeare), and a song cycle set […]

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Learn about California state propositions on Oct. 20

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Are you looking for objective information about the state propositions that will appear in the upcoming election? During this pros and cons presentation, representatives from the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County will present information to help you make your own decisions. League of Women Voters Pro/Con presentations: Are unbiased Present opposing […]

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M-A student Elise Kratzer receives Jefferson Award for community service and leadership

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Last week, Elise Kratzer was honored with the prestigious Jefferson Award for community service and leadership. The Jefferson Award has the mission of empowering others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most. Michael Amoroso (Menlo-Atherton High School ASB Teacher), Dr. Streshly (Sequoia Union High School District Superindendent) and Christopher Thomsen (Sequoia […]

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Michele Daschbach Fast remembered on the 7th anniversary of her tragic death

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Two days after the seventh anniversary of the Seal Beach Salon Meritage mass shooting in which Michele Daschbach Fast and seven others were killed, the Annual Michele Daschbach Fast Swim and Paddle was held in Seal Beach, California. The event, organized annually by Michele’s older brother Rooney Daschbach and his wife Claire, is a swim […]

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Two new documentary film series at Menlo Park’s Little House: UNAFF for Seniors and Cinema Conversation and Coffee

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The UNAFF for Seniors documentary special screenings program has made a return to Little House after a few years hiatus, and is joined by a new documentary series “co-curated” by the center’s Program Coordinator Kamilah Najieb-Wachob and community member Judy Adams, who organized the Save the Guild theater petition. Both series will offer documentaries on […]

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Police pursuit results in unique measures by Firefighters to remove a subject from the Dumbarton Rail Bridge

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Menlo Park Firefighters received a request from Menlo Park Police Officers at 11:40 am Monday morning to assist them in removing a male subject from the Dumbarton Rail Bridge over Highway 101. An Engine, Truck, Rescue and Battalion Chief from the Fire District were dispatched as part of a technical rescue response and directed to […]

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Mandala Art Workshop is event at Vallombrosa Center on Oct. 20

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There will be Mandala Art Workshop at the Vallombrosa Center (250 Oak Grove Avenue) in Menlo Park on October 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration is $40 and includes lunch. A mandala is a symmetrical design composed of circles and squares. Mandalas have been made throughout history by all cultures, and can be thought […]

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Meet Menlo Park City School District Superintendent on Oct. 19

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Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister invites the community to join him for Sup & Sandwich on Friday, October 19, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Superintendent Burmeister will give a brief state of the district presentation and be available to answer questions about public […]

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Fit Kids presents a morning with historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Oct. 19

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Fit Kids, a non-profit that provides structured fitness activities to underserved youth through schools and community centers in the Bay Area and beyond, invites the public to learn how to combat health crises facing our youth from historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Friday, October 19, at 10:00 am at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. […]

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