Halloween 2014

The Members band plays on Halloween in Menlo Park

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was on hand last night at the corner of Oak Dell and Laurel in Menlo Park for the annual Halloween performance by the local dad band, The Members. Fittingly, the beverage of choice among adult attendees was one of two ales provided by Freewheel Brewing Company, owned by another group of Menlo dads.

Freewheel Brewing at Halloween

The Members Halloween 2014

Ghoul at Members Halloween

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Menlo Park yards decorated to welcome trick or treaters on Halloween

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We admit we haven’t surveyed every street in Menlo Park, but we’ve been through enough neighborhoods to salute the many residents who decorate their front porches or yards for Halloween, making it fun and welcoming for trick or treaters — and amusing for the adults who accompany them. As has been true in past years, Sherman […]

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Spotted: Witch with a warning on a Menlo Park tree

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This witch with attendant warning brought a smile to our face.

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Spotted: Wacky Halloween decorations in Menlo Park

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We love the wacky and creative spirit Menlo Park residents bring to Halloween. Robin Tobias snapped the photo of the skeletons enjoying a barbecue. If you spot some fun decorations — or kids in one-of-a-kind costumes — send photos to tips@inmenlo.com.

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Menlo Park dad’s band set for annual Halloween jam

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The local Dad’s band, The Members, will be hosting its 8th annual Halloween party this Friday night. They’ll start playing at 6:00 pm at the corner of Oak Dell and Lemon in Menlo Park and invite people to stop by during or after trick or treating.

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Spotted: Chewbacca pumpkin face at Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

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The pumpkin carved to look like Star Wars character Chewbacca caught our attention at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market this morning. It was sitting amidst uncarved pumpkins that had come to market from Cozzolino’s Pumpkins in Half Moon Bay. While we  where admiring it, a little girl and her dad stopped to inspect it, too. She liked […]

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Watch Ghostbusters at MAPAC on Oct. 28 – and “act & quote along”

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The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to bring an interactive fun-filled evening to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton). Come dressed in costume as you act-along and quote-along to our favorite ghost removal service movie, Ghostbusters, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. […]

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Menlo Park gets all dressed up in advance of Halloween

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The sun had a bit of a hard time poking through the rain clouds this morning, threatening two popular Halloween-related events, the City-sponsored parade for kiddies downtown and the Ghost Run put on by Fleet Feet Menlo Park. But break through it did, to the delight of participants at both Halloween celebrations. InMenlo contributing photographer […]

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Bark for Life at Holbrook Palmer Park on October 25

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Register today for Bark for Life Halloween, a charitable event taking place Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, benefiting Relay for Life of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The event celebrates canines and their caregiving qualities and takes place at Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. We welcome dog owners, their lovable furry […]

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“Go Giants!” is message of Panda hat clad Halloween scarecrow in Menlo Park

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We liked the whimsy of this dressed up Halloween scarecrow in the front yard of a west Menlo Park home, all set to rally on the Giants in game one of the World Series today. The Panda hat, we think, is the perfect touch!

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park hosts 4th annual Ghost Run on Oct. 25

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Fleet Feet Menlo Park owners Lisa Taggert and Jim Gothers are inviting all neighborhood critters, creatures, ghosts and goblins to participate in the store’s 4th annual Ghost Run on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 9:30 am, starting at Nealon Park (800 Middle Ave.). “Join us a flat, fast 5K in downtown Menlo Park,” they say. “Enjoy snacks and […]

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