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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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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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Summer of Love Family Festival set for July 22 at Menlo Park Library

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Summer of Love at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Entertainment 11:30 am: MaryLee Sunseri will lead a folk song sing-along for the whole family 1:30 pm: The Puppet Company presents “Puff the Magic Dragon”: a family favorite with a modern […]

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Youngsters get in the 4th of July spirit by parading in Menlo Park

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured the action at today’s 4th of July parade in downtown Menlo Park starring youngsters — and the young at heart — decked out in patriotic garb, often riding flag-adorned bicycles and other wheeled vehicles. They set off down Santa Cruz Avenue, ending at Burgess Park where the festivities continued with inflatable jump houses, […]

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Parade kicks off 4th of July activities in Menlo Park

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Grab your red, white, and blue and join the City of Menlo Park for the annual Fourth of July Parade and Celebration! The parade kicks things off promptly at 11:45 am on Chestnut Street next to Wells Fargo Bank. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bike or wagon. The parade concludes at Burgess Park where […]

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Nativity Carnival kicks off summer June 9-11

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The annual Nativity Carnival comes to Menlo Park at Nativity School (1250 Laurel) this Friday, June 9 at 5:00 pm and concludes Sunday, June 11 at 6:00 pm. The carnival opens at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. Free admission; tickets for rides and games. File photo from 2010 carnival

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U-pick berry season at Webb Ranch opens

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Blackberries (Prime Ark/Obsidian/Navajo), Marionberries, Olallieberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries and Raspberries will be ripening and ready for picking during Webb Ranch’s annual U-pick season. The Ranch, located off Alpine Road, is open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 8:00 am to1:00 pm. Closed days only are available for groups or large parties; email atlee@webbranchinc.com to reserve. All U-Pick items are subject to supply. Come […]

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Fremont Park summer concert series for 2017 is announced

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The Summer Concert Series at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park features a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is always room for dancing. The weekly series begins on June 14 with the last concert on August […]

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Children’s Champions set for May 20 at Menlo College

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Children’s Champions  will take place on May 20 at Menlo College (1000 El Camino Real, Atherton). The main event is noon to 2:00 pm with a VIP event from 11:00 am to noon. The purpose is to raise awareness for at-risk children in the Bay Area and raise funds for Wender Weis Foundation for Children and Fit Kids. It will […]

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Facebook hosts first Festival of the summer – Chili, Cars and Everyday Stars

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The first of five Facebook Festivals was held today on the company’s Menlo Park campus. The theme was Chili, Cars and Everyday Stars and featured classic cars and trucks along with the chili cook of competition. For $10, people could taste and the vote for their favorite chili. Proceeds benefited the local non-profit, Ecumenical Hunger Program. […]

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Comic Con returns to the Menlo Park Library on May 13

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Stormtroopers will be marching into the Menlo Park Library on May 13. Those Star Wars characters, and several others, will be on-site for the library’s second Comic Con, a free-admission celebration of comics, sci-fi, games, and movies taking place from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. The event will feature live music, film screenings, artists & vendors, crafts, a photo […]

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