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Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara will be running gaming for kids 13+ each afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, February 21-23, at the Menlo Park Library

Get free demo decks and learn Magic. Learn how to play a Role Playing Game and have fun with your imagination. Also, try out some new board games.

This free event is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Here’s a bouquet of Valentine’s Day trivia (in a taco shell!)

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Editor’s note: Wonder what’s going on here? The photo by Alexis Murphy celebrates Taco Tuesday/Galentine’s Day (with the emphasis “gal”), which she took at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park and posted on her blog. And the Allied Arts was also the setting yesterday for a pre-Valentine’s Day talk given by Menlo resident and local realtor […]

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Spotted: Valentine’s Day tree on Cotton Street

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There are always a few Valentine’s Day trees that spring up around Menlo Park. We spotted this one on Cotton St. between Santa Cruz Avenue and Middle. Note: The tree we spotted last year is up again this year.

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Get your New Orleans fix at M-A’s Big Band Dance on Saturday, Feb. 3

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Come swing to the sounds of the award-winning Menlo-Atherton Bands and Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 7:00 t0 10:00 pm. This year’s New Orleans-themed evening will transport you to the French Quarter, where we will dance to jazz music performed by our talented ensembles led by the incomparable Kent Kurrus, participate in a second […]

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Orion Lakota is newest brewer at Freewheel Brewing Company

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Some people’s vocations are a bit of a zig zag, even at a young age. Such is the case with Orion Lakota, whose name even has a story. “My parents chose a new last name, Lakota, for both me and my sister, Raven,” he explained. “It’s after the Native American tribe. “Orion came about because […]

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Come for ballon fun at Belle Haven Library on Jan. 13

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Kids, you’re invited to come to the the Menlo Park Belle Haven Branch Library on Jan. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm to have a balloon creation made just for you! Enjoy the work of our friend, balloon-twister extraordinaire Räúl Gonzalez! He will create a little masterpiece just for you to enjoy and take home. […]

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Lady Bird Ding Dongs, our tribute to Sacramento

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The Golden Globe nominated film, Lady Bird, is lovely, quirky and sentimental. It is about a young girl’s love/hate relationship with her hometown of Sacramento. As it turns out, the city is not just a backdrop, but one of the stars of the movie. If you are from California, you know our state capitol often gets a […]

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Registration opens Jan. 6 for Mud is Fun event at library

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Preschoolers will have fun taking a close look at soil science and getting creative with mud at the Menlo Park Library on Jan. 27 from 10:30 to noon. Part of the library’s STEAM initiative, this program will feature a storytime about dirt and mud, a hands-on opportunity to learn how soil supports life and a […]

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Afternoon of gaming and snacks on January 2 at the library – for teens only!

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Teens, here’s something fun to do over Winter Break! Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers in Santa Clara will be running gaming for kids 13+  on January 2, 2018, from 2:30-4:30 at the Menlo Park Library. Get free demo decks and learn magic! Learn how to play a role playing game and have fun […]

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Five fun things to do with gumdrops – even on a busy December weekend

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Gumdrops just make me happy. They are bright, colorful and festive any time of year.They are also one of the most versatile of all the goodies in candyland. Here are some of my favorite ways to use them. Yellow gumdrops with a sprig of rosemary make instantly festive pineapples. Much more convenient than a trip to Hawaii! Gnome […]

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Spotted: Cast of Bugsy Malone, Jr. getting “stringed”

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Emails Gina Hart: “At the finale last night of Bugsy Malone, Jr., 4th and 5th grade Encinal students took one final bow for their audience. Little did they know that their directors and a few sneaky parents had a Silly String attack planned. “After Bugsy Malone displayed his two golden tickets to Hollywood with Blousey […]

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