Events

Kirk Waller will share a tale from the 13th century epic of Sundiata, the Lion King of the Mali Empire on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. He promises a fascinating story filled with history, myth, magic, violence, battles, and love, in which he will use traditional instruments as well as his dramatic cadence to help carry the tale along.

This program is suitable for adults, teens, and mature children in grades 3 and above.

Kirk  has been involved in theater, public speaking, mime, and storytelling for over 20 years. He performs in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

 

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Kids grades 3-6 can learn how to read aloud like an actor on March 20

In this fun class, Enid Davis of Story Friends leads students through exercises in reading aloud in a dramatic, effective voice, skills useful in any presentation — be it literary or nonfiction. It will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. The program is free but […]

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Safe Routes to School Spring Party set for March 24

Celebrate the start of spring with a fun and interactive event to help educate residents about the Safe Routes to School Program. Come to the Sequoia Room located at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center for some informational and hands-on fun on Sunday, March 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities will include: – Access to […]

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Special musical performances at St. Bede’s on March 17

St. Bede’s choir, with organist Rani Fischer and officiant Colby Roberts, will offer a service of Evensong featuring music by Canadian composer Stephanie Martin (The Selwyn Service) and American composer Richard Webster (Preces & Responses, Phos Hilaron, & Abide With Me.) on Sunday, March 17, at 4;00 pm. Immediately following the service, distinguished Bay Area […]

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Sample the tastes of Oaxacan cooking on March 16

What makes a dish Oaxacan? Hear–and taste–the answers on Saturday, March 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) Zaida Soriano of Oaxacan Kitchen Markets will talk about the food of her culture, and cook a few samples for us to enjoy! From Oaxaca, […]

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The Members appear at Freewheel Brewery on March 16

Menlo Park’s dad band, TheMembers play next Saturday, March 16, starting at 7:30 pm at the Freewheel Brewery (Marsh Manor). Emails Allen Weiner: “We’re excited to play mix of our old standards along with some surprising new tunes we’ve never performed in public before.” InMenlo file photo (c) 2012

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Come have coffee with a cop on March 14

Join officers from the Menlo Park Police Department as they learn more about community issues important to, and you learn more about the officers that serve our community. The event takes place on Thursday, March 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Starbucks (693 Santa Cruz Ave.).    

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A look back at the Peninsula during World War II is topic on March 12

Discover the Peninsula’s World War II legacy, with Carmen Blair, the Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association on Tuesday, March 12, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Wartime activities in San Mateo County included civilian defense, hospitals, industries such as Eimac and Western Pipe & Steel, internment camps, […]

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Safari Encounters: South America comes to Belle Haven branch of Menlo Park Library on March 10

Meet animals from South America, including an anteater, a water opossum, a sloth, and an ocelot, and learn about their habits and habitats on Saturday, March 10, from 2:00 to 2:50 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library ( 413 Ivy Drive). This free event, which is funded by the Friend […]

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Boy Scout Troop 206 pancake breakfast is on Saturday, March 9

Menlo Park/Atherton’s Boy Scout Troop 206 is hosting its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for the community on Saturday, March 9, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Trinity Church Parish Hall, 330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park. Griddlecakes from the fabulous formula 206, savory sausages, fruit, assorted juices, coffee and tea are on the menu. Cost […]

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Listen to the Swingin’ Blue Stars on Saturday, March 9 at Menlo Park Library

Enjoy an upbeat, fun performance in three-part harmony by the Swinging’ Blue Stars singing songs of the World War II era — especially those made famous by groups like The Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters on March 9 from 11:00 am to noon. The event will take place on the main floor of the Menlo […]

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