Nonprofit organizations

10156068_358674800938048_379438912_nThe kick off event for the Menlo Park Relay for Life is on Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fremont Park on Santa Cruz Avenue. Emails MP resident Betty Meissner: “The community can learn about and support the American Cancer Society and register for our local Relay. There will be food, entertainment, games, prizes. Though Relay isn’t until August 9/10, hopefully people will plan ahead and join/start a team.”

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Fit Kids Foundation co-hosts Children’s Champions event at Stanford Stadium

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It was just about three years ago that Atherton resident Ashley Riley founded the Fit Kids Foundation, so we thought the time was right to get an update about the organization’s programs. She told us that they’re now offering after school fitness programs free of charge to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to participate […]

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Tickets now available for Peninsula Volunteers Authors Salon Luncheon on May 4 in Menlo Park

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) 23rd annual Authors Salon Luncheon returns to the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club (2900 Sand Hill Road) in Menlo Park on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The  line up of authors include New York Times bestselling historical novelist, Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I; Ron […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank launches Stand Up for Kids co-chaired by Sheryl Sandberg and John Donahoe

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One in three local kids is bullied by hunger. It happens every day and in every neighborhood, even in wealthy Silicon Valley. Just like facing a menacing bully, these kids never know when hunger will pay them a visit. When it does, they fear it will never leave them alone. Second Harvest Food Bank of […]

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Bestselling author Kelly Corrigan kicks off first Children’s Health Council Dots event

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In the midst of a jam-packed book tour that included interviews with The Today Show and NPR’s Anna Quindlen, national bestselling author and Bay Area mom Kelly Corrigan made a special stop in Menlo Park, sharing personal stories from her memoir and shining a light on a new volunteer opportunity with the Children’s Health Council (CHC). […]

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Masters Swimmers donate food, money to Menlo Park lunch program for seniors

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Menlo Masters swimmers recently completed the February Can-Do Challenge at Burgess Pool, with over 200 swimmers taking part in the annual challenge. Since 1995, Menlo Masters swimmers have taken February as an opportunity to re-engage after the holidays, pledging to swim as many yards as possible during the month. Starting in 2005, swimmers have been encouraged […]

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Emma Shelton is recognized with Silver Beaver Award for her years of service to the Boy Scouts

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Menlo Park resident Emma Shelton’s two sons are both grown and out of the house. But that hasn’t stopped her enthusiasm for Scouting, which started when her boys got involved with Tiger Cubs. They later joined Boy Scout Troop 206, where Emma continues as an assistant Scout Master. For her dedication, Emma is receiving the […]

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Local Girl Scouts round up supplies and send them off to City of Joy in the Congo

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On Februrary 27, a very special delivery took flight, headed to Africa on the Google Plane. Thanks to the efforts of a few local students and hundreds of donations from all over the United States, over 2600 items were en route to a community known as The City of Joy, a refuge for battered women […]

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Boy Scout Troop 206 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast set for March 8

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Boy Scout Troop 206 is hosting its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 8 from 8:00 am to noon in the parish hall at Trinity Church (333 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. Cost is $5 per adult or every two children; Scouts in uniform eat free. Menu includes Formula 206 flapjacks, fresh fruit & […]

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Kundalini Yoga comes to Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park

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Amidst the jazzercise and zumba classes, a new calm has descended on the Little House Activity Center in Menlo Park — and it comes in the form of Kundalini yoga, called by practitioners “the yoga of awareness.” Typical class structure includes a 5-10 minute warm-up, 30-45 minute kriya (manifestation through movements), 5-15 minute layout, and 11-31 minutes […]

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Maasai warrior Sabore Ole Oyie shares tales of Kenya while raising money for water wells

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That he stands out walking along Middle Avenue in Menlo Park, Sabore Ole Oyie does not dispute — and it’s not just because he’s tall. A Maasai warrior, Sabore wears traditional red Maasai robes and carries a hand-made, wooden weapon, although lion encounters aren’t the risk they are in his native Kenya. Sabore is here for […]

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