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A number of Menlo Park girls participate in iSing Silicon Valley, a world-class choir of over 300 girls in grades 1–12.

The iSing mission is to provide young women with an exemplary choral music education that will foster artistry, leadership, and community in a creative and supportive environment led by internationally acclaimed teachers. iSing has recorded at the Skywalker Ranch (yes, think Star Wars!), performed at the Bing Concert Hall and Santa Clara Mission, and won an international competition.

iSing choir members from Menlo Park include Madeleine Chen, Gina Cline, Ilaria Cline, Caroline Connaghan, Sadie Evans, Tallulah Evans, Paige Fehrenbach, Ava Paruszewski, Caroline Rose, Lucia Rose, and Alexandra Tong. Watch the choir performing at the Bing Concert Hall.

iSing is now auditioning girls entering grades 1-5 for the 2020-21 season! To sign up for an audition, visit isingsv’s website.

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From Trauma to Triumph: Women Share Stories of Healing and Hope on May 26

How does one move forward in life, from a background of trauma? In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Menlo Park Library is presenting a live panel discussion on Tuesday, May 26, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Register to watch. Women working in the fields of recovery, mental health, and advocacy will share how they’ve […]

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State Senator Jerry Hill and California Insurance Commissioner host telephone town hall on May 28

Join California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and State Senator Jerry Hill for a telephone town hall on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency on Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up-to-date information […]

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Leonard Cohen, Annie, Memorial Day & Magic: Join us for the 9th Stanford [email protected] Concert on May 21

Thursday, May 21; 5:30 to 6:30pm (PDT). Join online. Sponsored with support from a Stanford COVID-19 Creative Community Response Grant, (OVPA).

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Watch “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” and then discuss on May 22

Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices, with your Menlo Park Library card and the Kanopy app! Check it out now at the library website. The film: Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour […]

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Arts and crafts with Mayra on May 21

Fun, easy arts and crafts project with Mayra from the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library on Thursday, May 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Good for kids, seniors and all who enjoy art. Participants will just need a few household craft items to follow along and create this project: -Different color paint […]

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Gaby Castro performs virtually on May 19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! The Menlo Park Library is hosting Gaby Castro on May 19 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm who will discussher struggles with mental illness and how music and songwriting have helped. Her goal is to connect with audience members who feel they are alone in their struggles with mental health issues, […]

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Funding and equipment donations still needed for San Mateo County

The County of San Mateo is accepting donations of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) from organizations and individuals. What can I donate? -Unused N95 respirators and surgical masks. Boxes and packages can be opened, as long as masks have not been used. -Packages of disposable gloves, preferably nitrile exam gloves in all sizes. -New containers […]

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Amended shelter-in-place order allows additional businesses to reopen May 18

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow has amended the shelter-in-place health order allowing the reopening of additional businesses, effective at 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2020, and bringing the county into alignment with early Stage 2 of the statewide reopening plan. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the State of California Resilience Roadmap on May […]

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Local school officials and Menlo Park city council member discuss education during COVID-19 on May 20

  Three local school Superintendents and Menlo Park City Council member Ray Mueller will participate in a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on public education, on Wednesday, May 20th, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Use this URL to watch: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83494099137

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New Community Church in Menlo Park hosting food drive on May 17

New Community Church will host a food drive on Sunday, May 17, from noon to 4:00 pm in its parking lot at 1100 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park. The church will collect non-perishable food, along with diapers and baby wipes, to help meet the unprecedented demands Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto is facing as […]

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