January 2012

Co-chairs Anne Flegel and Diane Rosland bring word of the Peninsula Volunteers’ 21st Annual Authors Salon Luncheon. Participating authors are Dr. Abraham Verghese, Adam Hochschild, Annie Barrows, Ellen Sussman, and Jim Newton. The moderator is courtroom drama author Sheldon Siegel.

This year’s event has returned to the Peninsula and will be held Sunday, March 4th, at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club, starting at 10:30 am and winding up at 3:oo pm.  Tickets are $100 each. For tickets or information, please call Cathy Duhring at 650-326-0665, Ext. 238.

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Spotted: Spirit of Uganda at Encinal School

Encinal parent  Gina Hart emailed this photo showing Spirit of Uganda performing at Encinal School on Monday (1/30) with a note: “The entire school watched the performance. The classes were rotated through the big gym, so the performers did the show twice. This followed their appearance on MAPAC on Sunday evening.” Photo by Gina Hart

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English Language Development (ELD) tutors needed

Do you have about two hours a week to work with Menlo-Atherton High School students who are trying to learn English? Additional tutors are needed this semester during the following times: Wednesdays, Period 3 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. ; ELD levels 1 and 2 combined, with Ms. Lee-Gilbert Thursdays, Period 2 from 9:40 […]

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Transition team announces plan to make Kepler’s the “prototype community bookstore of the future”

Kepler’s Transition Team, a group of local business and community leaders, today announced the launch of “Kepler’s 2020.”  The project aims to create an innovative hybrid business model that includes a for-profit, community-owned-and-operated bookstore, and a nonprofit organization that will feature on-stage author interviews, lectures by leading intellectuals, educational workshops and other literary and cultural […]

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Liz Feierabend: Helping people get fit – and keep their new year’s resolutions

It’s January 31st and time for a New Year’s resolution check. For the past nine years, Liz Feierabend has offered personal fitness training at Axis in Menlo Park, so she’s seen quite a number of people resolve to get fit at the beginning of a new year. “Most people’s resolutions are on too grand of […]

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Menlo Park artist Alice Weil’s paintings featured at Portola Art Gallery

A joint exhibition of recent plein air and studio works by Alice Weil and Mary K. Stahl are currently on display at the Portola Art Gallery in a show titled Two Artists, Two Views, which runs through the end of February. Alice Weil of Menlo Park finds peace painting under the shade of the mighty […]

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Author Daniel Handler introduces young adult novel on Feb. 2

Author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and illustrator Maira Kalman will discuss their new young adult novel, Why We Broke Up, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park. Characters Min Green and Ed Slaterton were in love — […]

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Devon Davey and AYSO Region 109 team to get soccer gear to young players in Guadalajara

If you travel to Guadalajara, Mexico and happen to see kids playing soccer, you may do a double take. Don’t those jerseys look familiar? Thanks to efforts coordinated by Devon Davey (second from right), who grew up in Atherton and is now doing Master’s degree field work for the nonprofit organization Codeni in the Mexican […]

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Teen sexuality is M-A parent education topic on Feb. 2

Teen Sexuality Panel: Get the Facts (What Every Parent Wants to Know) is the topic of the next M-A parent education series scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. The panel discussion features professionals in the fields of adolescent development and medicine, mental health, and sex […]

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Assemblyman Rich Gordon holds open house on Feb. 2

Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) will host an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 2 at his District Office in Los Altos (5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117).  Constituents will have an opportunity to ask the Assemblyman questions, voice their thoughts and concerns about state government, and discuss the outlook for the State of California in […]

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Spotted: M-A’s buildOn team at farmers’ market

Members of Menlo-Atherton High School’s buildOn group were at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market this morning, raising money for their project to build a school in Malawi, where three M-A students will be visiting. M-A’s buildOn group also does after school community service projects locally. buildOn mobilizes students in 118 schools in New York, Connecticut, […]

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