June 2014

Windrider Film Forum presents its 5th season of films at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

This year’s line-up of independent films will be screened  at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Hank and Asha is the opening night film on Thursday, June 19, at 7:00 pm. It is the story of a friendship that develops in an unconventional way, through video correspondence. Both filmmakers, James Duff and Julia Morrison, will be on hand for the […]

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Friends of the Library book sale set for June 14 & 15

Menlo Park Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, June 14, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, June 15th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Great books for the entire family will be available so come early and stock up for summer. The sale will be located in the […]

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Photographer Larry Calof is featured artist in June at Portola Art Gallery

During the month of June, the Portola Art Gallery is presenting “Spirits of the Wild,” a collection of wildlife and landscape photography images by Larry Calof. The exhibit features images printed on aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. After a successful 30-year career in corporate and securities law, Larry rediscovered his […]

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Hydraulic fracturing is topic at June 10 Café Scientifique in Menlo Park

“Can Hydraulic Fracturing Provide a Bridge to a Green Energy Future” is the topic that will be addressed by Dr. Mark D. Zoback, Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, at Café Scientifique on Tuesday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The proven ability for horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing to produce large quantities of oil and […]

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InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos in permanent exhibit at Western Reserve Academy

We journeyed to Hudson, Ohio this past weekend to attend the dedication of a permanent exhibit of InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos at his alma mater, Western Reserve Academy. The event was held in conjunction with what would have been his 45th class reunion. Choosing the dozen or so photos that would fit the Academy’s needs was challenging. […]

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Not Just for Kids summer reading program for adults offered at Menlo Park Library

From June 9 to August 9, the Menlo Park Library will be offering an Adult Summer Reading Program, featuring free events and incentives just for “the over-18 set.” Adults will be able to sign up at the library or online to receive a Summer Reading Bingo card. Bingo squares may be completed by reading books […]

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“Capture the mood!” says photographer Michael Frye

In street photography, it’s mostly about capturing gesture – along with great light and color. In landscape photography, things shift – there’s no “person of interest”, no gesture to catch our eye. So we need to try something different. Landscape photographer Michael Frye suggests we try to capture the mood of the place – a […]

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M-A Alumni Association awards scholarships to two college-bound seniors

The Menlo-Atherton High School Alumni Association recently announced the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards. The committee screened over 35 applicants and narrowed the choices down to three finalists who were interviewed. The two recipients this year are Coral Brady (right top) of Menlo Park, who will be attending UC Santa Cruz next year and plans on taking courses that […]

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[email protected] announces 2014 Summer Festival: Around Dvořák

[email protected] announces its 2014 summer festival, Around Dvořák, an exploration of the self-described simple Czech musikant Antonín Dvořák, whose influence would be felt as far as the United States. By way of eight Concert Programs, four artist-curated Carte Blanche Concerts, four multimedia Encounter lectures, and a host of ancillary events, [email protected] examines the unfolding dynamic […]

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34th Nativity School Carnival is June 6-8

This year’s attractions include 12 carnival rides, game booths, food court and Tiki Bar, silent auction, and 2013 FIAT 500 Pop or $15,000 Grand Prize Raffle. Live entertainment all three days. Opening hours are 5:00 to 11:00 pm on June 6; Noon to 11:00 pm on June 7; Noon to 6:00 pm on June 8. Photo […]

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Spotted: New Galway, Ireland directional sign in Menlo Park

Emails Jim Lewis of the Two Menlos organization: “The new Galway directional sign was installed in Menlo Park today. It is located near the parking lot off Laurel Street on the south side of the Administration Building, near the Burgess Park athletic field. 8,055 kilometers equals approximately 4,970 miles, or in our case “smiles”. Kilometers were used […]

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