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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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Mamma Mia! sing-along set for May 12 at M-A PAC

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Sing-along to ABBA‘s greatest hits at the Mamma Mia! sing-along on May 12, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to bring you an interactive fun-filled evening. Sing-along events are presented with a pre-show introduction including explanation of […]

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First school-based Charlie Cart mobile kitchen classroom on the Peninsula makes its debut

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The new Charlie Cart mobile kitchen classroom made its debut last week at Encinal School’s Science Night and proved to be the most popular part of the evening. “Kids were pressing flour into tortillas and chopping fruit and veggies for salsa, reading cooking/nutrition books, and of course sampling what they cooked,” observed Encinal parent Gina Hart. Following […]

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Oak Knoll School hosts STEAM event with all kinds of hands-on projects

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Last Wednesday evening (April 26th), it was STEAM on the Knoll at Oak Knoll Elementray School in Menlo Park, an event that provided hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math projects for the whole family. Emails Alicia Payton-Miyazaki, the Menlo Park City School District’s science and math teacher on special assignment serving as an in-house professional developer and curriculum lead: […]

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Numerous Earth Day related events planned in Atherton on April 22

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Atherton’s Earth Day celebration runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel Station Lane). The Town’s Environmental Programs Committee, Recology and the Atherton Library are teaming up to bring residents free garden mulch, e-waste safe recycling, secure shredding, eco-friendly 3-D printing, the San Mateo County Bookmobile, earth […]

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Wishing you all a happy Easter, happy spring!

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This morning we celebrate the determination of a crawling baby, who just happens to be the son of long-time contributing photographer Frances Freyberg. She took him to Burgess Park for the egg hunt yesterday, not realizing “what a madhouse” it would be. That didn’t seem to bother Dylan, who demonstrated his crawling expertise in the […]

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