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Menlo Park’s 11th Annual Downtown Block Party, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Wednesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The event includes entertainment for the whole family including live music, kid’s activities, food and fun.

This year’s  theme is “Menlo on the Move,” celebrating transportation. Test drive the newest in transportation technology including electric vehicles and E-Bikes. Children can tour Santa Cruz Avenue on the trackless train. Bike parking is provided as well as an opportunity for free bike tuneups and repairs

Nutty the Squirrel will be on hand for photos. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, because once the block party is over, there will be a special showing of the movie Cars (2006) at 8:30 pm on the Paseo at Chestnut Street.

Originally appeared on menlopark.org; used with permission

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Meet Juana Briones in Menlo Park on August 12

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A businesswoman. A rancher. A landowner. A humanitarian. A woman of transcendent vision and independence. Juana Briones was an extraordinary woman who was a leader in her own right and a role model for generations to come. In a dramatic and historically-accurate monologue and dialogue with the audience, Olga Loya uses her spellbinding storytelling skills […]

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Menlo Movie Series kicks on on Thursday, July 27

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Menlo Movie Series features nine weeks of free movies, kicking off the season at the Onetta Harris Community Center Thursday, July 27, at 8:45 pm with Moana. Bring the family, a blanket, chairs and a snack to enjoy this adventure with Moana and her pot-bellied sidekick Pua. On Friday, August 4, movie night moves to Curtis Street […]

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Spotted: Young dancers showing their stuff when Freddy Clarke and Wobbly World play

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At the beginning of the concert tonight at Fremont Park, Freddy Clark said, “I’m Freddy Clark from Menlo Park.” While we couldn’t confirm that Freddy is indeed a local, we did spot a pair of amazing young dancers at the concert tonight at Fremont Park. We think the pair has had dancing lessons but that […]

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Cellist Alexander Hersh comes to Music@Menlo as part of the International Program

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Alexander Hersh, a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, is a fourth generation string player, so it was surprising to hear him say, “My parents never pushed me to play an instrument; my mother wanted me to be a lawyer.” However, he did admit to getting a toy violin when he was […]

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Spotted: Two-step dancers at summer concert in Menlo Park

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Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that specializes in Cajun and Zydeco two-steps and  funky New Orleans grooves, was on stage at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park last night. While kids did the usual jumping up and down on the “dance floor,” more experienced two steppers used the sidewalk to show off their moves. Photo by Linda […]

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Middle Eastern Percussion with Mary Ellen Donald on July 15

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On July 15, enjoy a free concert with musician Mary Ellen Donald, a nationally-acclaimed performer, instructor, and author in Middle Eastern percussion. Ms. Donald notes that while she happens to be blind, she hopes you will find it clear that her disability has not been disabling. The event is presented by the Menlo Park Library, […]

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Library events for elementary age children in July

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An event for elementary school children (ages 8-12) happens on Tuesday, July 11, at 1:00 pm when Randel McGee & Groark the Dragon visit the Menlo Park Library. Randel is a pro storyteller, and this program will feature comedy, storytelling, music, & ventriloquism. Randel has spent many years performing internationally with this act. Another elementary school event will occur on July 25 […]

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Windrider Film Forum Bay Area closing feature, STEP, to include Q&A with Director and film subjects

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum announced its closing feature film STEP, screening July 8 at 7:00 pm at the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School, will feature a Q&A with director Amanda Lipitz along with some of film’s subjects following the screening. “We are thrilled to be presenting this inspiring and powerful film on […]

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Vocalist Madeleine McGlynn debuts at Stanford Jazz Festival

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Menlo Park resident Madeleine McGlynn (fourth from left), who we profiled in June, made her performance debut today appearing with three other vocalists at the Stanford Jazz Festival in a program called Celebrating the Great American Songbook. Backed  by a five-piece band, she appeared solo for two songs, singing Night and Day and Feeling Good, which she said […]

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Peanuts Naturally Festival coming to Menlo Park Library on June 27

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On June 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Peanuts Naturally Festival will turn the grounds of the Menlo Park Library into a hands-on art and science museum! Highlights include: – Fun, interactive, nature-related exhibits – Exploring animal & plant adaptations – Learning about recycling paper – Pretending to excavate dinosaur bones – […]

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