Events

Menlo Park City School District has long recognized the importance of high quality early childhood education for all families, and has worked to bring more options to its community with the opening of its preschool, the Early Learning Center, in the fall of 2019. While the ELC reserves spots for lower income families, more needs to be done to meet the need for affordable high quality preschool for all families.

To bring the conversation about early learning to our community’s attention, MPCSD is collaborating with Community Equity Collaborative, All Five, the Primary School and Good2Know Network to present a free showing of the documentary No Small Matter followed by a discussion panel with local leaders including San Mateo County Office of Education Superintendent Nancy Magee, San Mateo County Supervisor David Pine, Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister, Menlo Park Mayor Ceclia Taylor, and early learning educators.

The community is invited to attend on January 22, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park, CA. Free tickets are available online.

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“Voting in the Primaries: What you need to know” is topic on Jan. 18

The Presidential Primary Election is March 3. Get election information, including how procedures in San Mateo County have changed since the last Presidential election on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library.  

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The Festive Table hosts second annual Resolution Reboot event January 31

The Festive Table will present the second annual health & wellness event, Resolution Reboot at the Allied Arts Guild on January 31 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. On hand will be 20 health and wellness vendors in one room, each presenting how they can help with your overall health and well-being. “You will walk […]

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Free film screening at Art Ventures gallery on Jan. 17

The UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Cafe in conjunction with Menlo Park Public Art is presenting Can Art Stop a Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 pm. A description of the film is available online. The screening will take place at Art Ventures Gallery, 888 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, with a […]

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Find about about San Francisco’s public stairways on Jan. 15

Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas and linking colorful, diverse neighborhoods. Mary Burk, co-author of Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring, will share some of the city’s well-known and clandestine corridors where you may encounter enchanting tidbits of architecture, history, pop culture, and horticulture at […]

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“Biased: How Unconscious Bias Shapes Behavior” is topic at Common Ground speaker series on Jan. 15

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt (pictured above left) will be in conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims (right) to discuss implicit bias and how it impacts our society at the Common Ground speaker series on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Prep (150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton). Eberhart offers a powerful exploration of how unconscious bias […]

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Kids: Get involved with art on Jan. 14

Kids can create their own masterpieces at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Jan., 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. It’s a mini festival of hands-on art projects! Create a few pieces to take home, and check out some art books before leaving.

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Learn how to start you own bonsai plant on Jan. 14

The art of bonsai brings the serenity of the natural world into our everyday lives, but it can seem impossibly complex. Guest experts from the Kusamura Bonsai Club will demystify the process of creating a bonsai at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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Experience the music of Venice in the 17th century on Jan. 12

Venice in the 1640’s – without a doubt the time to be alive. Why? With luck and a bit of wealth, you might get to hear Monteverdi’s late masterpieces as they were launched. As a close second, you can hear these pieces very soon, performed by the vocal soloists of St. Bede’s, Menlo Park, with […]

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Jym Marks Quintet performs at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 11

Jazz lovers unite for a free concert from the local group, the Jym Marks Quintet, at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Jan. 11,  from 11:00 am to noon. Marks calls his progressive jazz “a spirit that keeps seeking to change the language…players keep delivering it in their own way, hoping not to say it […]

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Make appointment for free household hazardous waste collection event in Menlo Park on Jan. 11

Menlo Park residents are invited to make appointments to drop off their household hazardous waste materials at a special local HHW collection event January 11, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (appointments required). Acceptable items include: acids/bases, aerosol cans, automotive supplies (car batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, break fluids, etc.), cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, flammable liquids, […]

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