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The City of Menlo Park is in the process of updating the its Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan.

Over the course of the next year, the City will be gathering input from the local community about what you have, what you would like to keep, what you might like to improve. and what future amenities you would like to see brought to Menlo Park’s recreation system within the next 20 years.

The first Community Workshop is scheduled for April 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.

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“Islamophobia and its Impact” is topic at Menlo Park Library on April 24

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What is Islamophobia, how is it spread — and what can be done to reverse its negative impacts? Islamic Networks Group (ING) Founder and Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi will talk about xenophobia as it has been experienced by many different groups throughout American and European history, and will discuss the current state of Islamophobia and […]

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Come join Cheeky Monkey Toys, and celebrate at two upcoming events

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Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park (640 Santa Cruz Avenue) invites you to two upcoming events: our Earth Day Celebration, and our May Day Celebration. On Sunday, April 22, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, join us outside the store for Earth Day, and paint Kindness Rocks to share with your friends and family. Be […]

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Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll takes place April 20-22, 2018

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The Menlo Park Sidewalk Spring Art Stroll, celebrating its 36th year, welcomes visitors to browse among the handcrafted works of more than 90 artists whose displays include fine jewelry, photography from many different perspectives, decorative and functional ceramics, abstract and representational paintings, gorgeous turned woodwork and much more. Unlike an online shopping experience, patrons have […]

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New free workshops on teen meditation and mindfulness begin April 19

SafeSpace is please to announce free Teen Meditation and Mindfulness classes taught by Julie Brody starting this Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the SafeSpace Community Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave.in Menlo Park. These weekly workshops run through May 24. Please register through Eventbrite.

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Capidro: A Garden of Concrete Ideas is explored on April 17

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Take a virtual tour of the fantastical garden which once called Menlo Park home on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library Once upon a time (1932) in Menlo Park, a man named John Guidici responded to personal tragedy by transforming his garden with cement, shells, sand — and […]

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Downtown parking structure community meeting scheduled for April 16

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The Menlo Park community is invited to share input on potential uses of a downtown parking structure. Uses may include, but are not limited to, retail, entertainment, housing, etc. City staff is currently in the process of researching potential development opportunities. Staff will compile community feedback for an upcoming presentation to City Council. The meeting […]

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15th Annual Circle of Support Luncheon featuring Dr. Tina Payne Bryson set for April 27

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Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, a leading voice in the world of psychotherapy and brain-based learning, will be the featured speaker at the 15th Annual Circle of Support Luncheon in Menlo Park on April 27. Dr. Bryson will address this year’s theme “Today’s Youth and Their Mental Wellness,” with remarks drawn from her practice and research […]

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Young Artivists: the Social Justice Sewing Academy visits on April 18

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Art meets social movement with the young quilters of the Social Justice Sewing Academy on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Main Library. Members of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will be joined by docents from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, which will be hosting Generation […]

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Meet aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman via Betty Slater’s performance on April 14

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In 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. Because she was black and female, Coleman could not find anyone in the U.S. willing to teach her how to fly, so she headed off to France. Coleman toured the country with […]

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Poet Lisa Rosenberg reads from her debut collection on April 10

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Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg, who is San Mateo County Poet Laureate, will read from her debut collection, A Different Physics, winner of the 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize at The Terraces of Los Gatos on Tuesday, April 10. The reading will include an informal Q&A and book signing. The event is free and open […]

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