Holidays 2018

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Join Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) as we celebrate the holiday season with readings of our newly published children’s storybook Saving Travis. Meet the author and the canine heroes and take home a copy of the book.

There will be delicious food (provided by Café Zoë) and treats for your canine companion. Enter our raffle to win a great prize! And stop by our photo booth for special Santa photos — two-legged (children and folks) and four-legged (dogs and their people) subjects are welcome!

Proceeds will benefit PAHS’ veterinary help programs. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Café Zoë, 1929 Menalto Avenue, Menlo Park

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Menlo Chorus presents “Christmas Old and New” on Dec. 15

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Listen to the Menlo Chorus on December 15, at 7:30 pm performing Christmas Old and New. The free concert will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park. The Menlo Chorus is a community choral organization, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park. The chorus rehearses a wide variety of music and performs […]

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It’s a holiday season Feel Good Friday at M-A

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InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos, who is a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School captured some of the seasonal fun at last week’s Feel Good Friday. She emails: “There was cooking decorating going on in the PAC (top photo).  Our ILS (integrated learning skills) kids, or as others know them, the kids from Pride Pals (a […]

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Menlowe Ballet offers abbreviated It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker for children with special needs

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Here’s a feel good holiday story thanks to the folks at Menlowe Ballet, which will be offering It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker Dec. 14-16 and 21-23 at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. As they did last year, the company will be offering an abbreviated performance for children with special needs. Emails Executive Director Lisa Shively: […]

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Family Holiday Tree and Gift Tag Workshop on Dec. 8

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Bring the family to create and decorate a mini 3-D paper tree, and to design unique gift tags and cards! All craft materials provided. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 am to noon. Registration required. For ages 4 and up; adults are invited to participate, but must be accompanied by a […]

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37th annual Gryphon Carolers Holiday Concert set for Dec. 9 in Woodside

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The Gryphon Carolers annual  annual holiday concert, set for Dec. 9,  marks the group’s 37th year. It will be held at Woodside Village Church (3154 Woodside Rd., Woodside). With highlights of music from all over the world, the Gryphon All-star band and the Gryphon Carolers bring an experience that is not to be missed.  This […]

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Willows neighbors embark on ambitious toy drive for 2,500 kids in the Ravenswood school district

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10 days. 400 blankets for homeless families. 2,500 gifts for low-income kids. And 100 volunteers to pull it all off. That’s what’s top of mind for Willows resident Dana Shields and her neighbors. The children in the Ravenswood City School District (RCSD) are close to her heart. For six years, Dana has volunteered in RCSD […]

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“A Scottish Christmas” performed by Silicon Valley Pipe Band on Dec. 8

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The Silicon Valley Pipe Band will be performing its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. This is a popular concert; arrive early for best seating and allow time for parking. Refreshments will be served at a reception after the concert. […]

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Woodside Village Band to perform Winter Concerts on December 8 and 15

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On December 8, the Woodside Village Band will play a selection of Christmas music at the Woodside Village Church at 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside. Among the composers featured will be Peter Tchaikovsky (Scenes from The Nutcracker), Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, and John Williams (Highlights from Harry Potter). Admission is free. The same selection will […]

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Holiday train brings Santa and Mrs. Claus to Menlo Park

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Caltrain’s Holiday Train made its annual appearance in Menlo Park last night to the delight of the families who turned out in the chilly weather. Presented by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this is the Holiday Train’s 17th year. Attendees were invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate via the U.S Marine Corps Reserve […]

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Spotted: Father & son sharing a first night of Hanukkah moment

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Atherton resident Julie Kaufman hosted her family for the first night of Hanukkah yesterday evening. We love the look on her grandson’s face as his father shows him not one but two menorahs. Photo by Doug Klein (c) 2018

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