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As part of school assignment, M-A junior Lena Kalotihos photographed the Día de los Muertos festival at the Menlo Park Senior Center last Friday (Nov. 2). She emails:

“The decorations were absolutely beautiful, papel picado on the ceiling and pictures of the deceased family members hanging on the walls. Scattered throughout were hand-painted skulls, skeletons, pumpkins, candles, and very vibrant, traditional festival wear.

“Many of the volunteers who helped serve the food and run the event were dressed up as Frida Kahlo.  There was a small band playing as well, all of them with mics and acoustic guitars singing traditional Mexican songs.”

According to Wikipedia: “The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.”

Photos by Lena Kalotihos (c) 2018

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Dia de los Muertos Festival on Nov. 2 in Menlo Park

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Dress like Frida and come join us for a festive evening to celebrate Día de los Muertos on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Menlo Park Senior Center (110 Terminal Ave) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm This event will have activities for those of all ages and is fun for the whole family! Join us for music, crafts, food […]

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Two Halloween events in Menlo Park on Oct. 27

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Halloween Hoopla takes place in downtown Menlo Park on Saturday, October 27,  from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Led by a band comprised of music students from La Entrada and Hillview Middle Schools, the parade will start at 11:00 am in the Maloney Street parking lot off Santa Cruz Avenue. After the parade, from 11:30 am to […]

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Eating pancakes and climbing on fire trucks makes for fun morning in Menlo Park

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The 18th annual pancake breakfast was held Saturday morning at Menlo Park Fire District headquarters, a benefit for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The always well-attended event starts with breakfast. Pancakes get flipped by fire fighters with Boy Scout Troop 222 assisting in the fire-house-turned-dining-room. The event is co-sponsored by Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, […]

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Blessed be the fruit – “Handmaid’s Tale” Emmy snack

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The Handmaid’s Tale is nominated for 20 Emmy Awards this year. It is cause for celebration or as they would say in Gilead, “Praise Be!” It is a dark and suspenseful story, and I felt like we needed a little brightness and levity to enjoy during the show, which is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:00 […]

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Good wine, good food, good vibe at Taste of Woodside

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The Rotary Club of Woodside Portola Valley hosted Taste of Woodside last Sunday evening with proceeds benefiting the Club’s many school, community and international projects. Held on the grounds of the Woodside Village Church, the event featured wine tasting, music by the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers (below) and a dinner catered by Chantal. The neighborhood kids proved […]

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Adult Board Game Meetup on Sept. 2 at Menlo Park Library

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Meet on the main floor of the Menlo Park Library, near the Project Read offices, on Sept. 2 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm to relax and unwind with other adults. Why should kids have all the fun? Bring old friends, or make new ones, as our facilitator brings a variety of games, and helps explain […]

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Randel McGee brings his dragon puppet to Menlo Park on Aug. 26

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The Menlo Park Library’s Puppetry Festival’s final performance features Randel McGee and his friend, a talking, wise-cracking, singing, guitar-playing dragon, on Sunday, August 26, at 2:00 pm. The event takes place at the Belle Haven Branch Library  (413 Avy Drive). Randel McGee in an internationally-acclaimed storyteller, author, and teaching artist who has been entertaining audiences of […]

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Downtown Menlo Park block party offers good music and fun for kids

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The annual Downtown Menlo Park block party last night brought summer to a close, if not by actual calendar, at least by the start of school year. Menlo-Atherton High School started last Wednesday. Menlo Park City schools start on August 23, and Las Lomitas schools start on August 30. Stretching from University Avenue to El […]

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Menlo Park downtown Block Party set for August 16

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Hosted by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, Menlo Park’s downtown Block Party is one of the community’s favorite summer events and Set for Thursday, August 16 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, there will  be live music, kid friendly fun and free activities for all ages, inching a petting […]

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Menlo Summer Fest returns to Santa Cruz Avenue on July 21-22

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Menlo Summer Fest, “Hot Fun In The Summertime,” returns to downtown Menlo Park the weekend of July 21-22. Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days. Admission is free. There will be an end of day concert featuring Foreverland, a 14-piece tribute band to the music of Michael Jackson, on Saturday, July 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm […]

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