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Lotería, Spanish for lottery, is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbered ping pong balls. The Menlo Park Library is hosting  a “Shelter-in-Play” Virtual Lotería Night on Friday, June 12 from 6:00 tp 7:00 pm. Similar to bingo night, each player will receive a pdf Lotería card! The game will be presented in both Spanish and English. Register online.

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Spotted: A whale in a tree on Oakfield Dr. in Menlo Park

Folks waking up this morning in the area around Oak Knoll School may have been surprised to see a bunch of critters (of the stuffed variety) attached to trees. It was the result of imaginative birthday planning by mom Sarah for 9-year-old twin Donny and Benji whose friends and classmates were invited to participate in […]

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Spotted: Family shadow art to pass the time

We spotted these three girls who were passing the time by drawing chalk outlines of their bodies, using each other’s shadows. It’s a nice sunny day for such activity. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2020

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Spotted: Camarillo Pacific Railroad delighting neighborhood children

Jim Camarillo reports that operating the Camarillo Pacific Railroad in the University Heights neighborhood in Menlo Park has a two-fold benefit: “It gives me something to do during shelter-in-place and delights neighborhood children who stop by when they are out walking.”

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Menlo Park teen puts rhyming scavenger hunt together to play in any neighborhood

When we visited with Menlo Park resident Lucy Rutherford just after Easter, she was shaking off the effects of helping her mother put together 300 egg-filled baskets that were distributed to the LifeMoves’ Maple Street Shelter as well as other local families in need. But that did not dampen her enthusiasm for talking about the scavenger hunt […]

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Online Trivia Night at Cafe Zoë features Mayor Cecilia Taylor on April 2

Although the restaurant is now closed, Cafe Zoë is hosting another online Trivia Night this Thursday, April 2,  with Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor as the co-host asking question. How to sign-up: 1. You must sign-up here bit.ly/cztriviaapr2 Emails Zoë: “We need know how many people are going to play. Teams, please designate a team […]

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Ideas to bring some brightness to your shelter-in-place neighborhood here in Menlo Park

From Julie Hayes: “Looks like Friday, March 27, will be rain free [with maybe some showers on] Saturday, March 28, so get ready to chalk your sidewalk, driveway or curb. You pick your residential canvas while following social distancing guidelines. Fun for the kids, a release for adults. Many thanks to Nicole Gesher in The […]

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Teens – express yourself with henna at two events

Bay Area multicultural folk art and henna artist, Rachel Anne Palacios, will be presenting the traditions of henna art and teens will receive one henna design from the artist. All supplies will be provided for teens to create their own henna design. Grades 4-12 are welcome. Rachel will be at the Menlo Park Library on […]

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Children’s songwriter Nathalia comes to the Belle Haven branch library on Feb. 16

Join us for a fun, interactive, bilingual family concert with children’s songwriter Nathalia on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2:00 t0 3:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library. From themes like space exploration to cruising down the Amazon River, her infectious songs will have families singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish, […]

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M-A Big Band Dance takes place Saturday, Feb. 1

The M-A High School Band Dance 2020, which will take place on Feb. 1 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm,  benefits the school’s music program. The event will bring the spirit of Mardi Gras and the ambiance of the French Quarter of New Orleans to M-A! Tickets will be available at the door: $35 general admission; $20 […]

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Mad Science Fun Station comes to Menlo Park on Jan. 26

Students in grades 2-6 maye not believe their eyes at the Mad Science “Do You See What ‘Eye’ See” fun station coming to the Belle Haven Branch Library (413 Ivy Dr) on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Learn how your eyes and brain work together to process images, and take home a […]

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