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Come enjoy an afternoon of Halloween-inspired carnival games and activities at the Onetta Harris Community Center (100 Terminal Avenue) in Menlo Park.

There will be games and snacks at this free event. Remember to wear your Halloween costume for a chance to compete in the costume contest.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

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Next house concert at Dala’s Nest features Wendy Waller on Oct. 21

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Willows neighborhood resident Aimée Campbell is a self-described “lifelong lover of live music.”  Since 2014 she’s hosted house concerts at her venue called Dala’s Nest, featuring local artists playing a variety of musical genres. “Events at Dala’s Nest bring diverse music to the community at no cost to the artists,” she said. This Saturday, Oct. […]

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Atherton hosts inaugural Halloween Bash on Oct. 21

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Town and Library staff have partnered together to bring you a family-friendly frightful fun time! Come on down to Town Center for an exciting, fun, and safe trick or treat adventure! The Halloween Bash will take place at Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel/Station Lane) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, […]

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Newspaper Box Ordinance community meeting set for Oct. 25

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2016, from 6:30-8:00 pm, the City of Menlo Park is hosting a community meeting to discuss the new, Newspaper Box (Rack) Ordinance to be adopted by the city. The meeting will be held at the Arrillaga Recreation Center located at 700 Alma St. Sample ordinances, implantation timelines, rack specification and rack […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith hosts tree planting meeting on Oct. 19

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Community members are invited to a meeting hosted by Mayor Kirsten Keith to discuss planting trees in the Belle Haven neighborhood, co-sponsored by Canopy and Facebook, on Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Ave.) Speakers include Catherine Martineau, Executive Director of Canopy and Lauren Swezey, Sustainability […]

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Finish folk pop duo, Vellamo, appears in Menlo Park on Oct. 21

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In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. In the world of music, Vellamo is the performing & songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, ethereal vocals, and virtuosic guitar styling. They write instantly-memorable songs in English as well as in their native Finnish, and […]

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith invites you to the annual State of the City event on Oct. 12

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Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith will address the “State of the City” on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the British Bankers Club (555 Santa Cruz Ave). Doors open at 6:00 pm, with the formal program starting at 6:30 pm.

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The Monster Squad invades Menlo Park Library on October 10

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The 1980’s cult classic, The Monster Squad, featuring Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy and company, who have a run-in with a bunch of meddling kids, will screen at the Menlo Park Library on October 10 at 6:30 pm. You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call when you have […]

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Sing-along to the film Frozen on October 8

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Sing-along to the words of the Academy Award-nominated film Frozen on October 8 at 1:00 pm at the M-A PAC. Dress up as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, or your favorite Frozen character! This sing-along event is highly interactive with in-movie antics and a special “Fun Pack” for advance ticket buyers. Seating is limited; Fun Pack quantities […]

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“City Council elections − How can we make them better?” is topic of a community meeting on Oct. 7

Update: The Menlo Park City Council passed a motion to move away from at-large elections at special council meeting on Wednesday evening. There’s good coverage of what the council did and next steps is in the AlmanacNews. Menlo Park elects City Council members at large, but other cities hold district elections. Learn what options exist for […]

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Lily Liu Guzheng benefit concert for Neighbors Abroad set for October 7

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A special event featuring a mixture of Western and Eastern culture through musical performances on the Guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument with over 2,500 years of history), piano, violin, and flute, as well as demonstrations of Tai Chi and dance, will take place on the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on October 7 at 7:00 pm. […]

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