Holidays 2011

Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3

Kids can have a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus and from 7:30 to 11:00 am at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center on Saturday, Dec. 3. After breakfast, Santa will pose for photos. Activities are co-sponsored by the Menlo Park Rotary Club. Photo from 2010 breakfast

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Allied Arts Guild Christmas Market on Dec. 3

Allied Arts Guild will celebrate the season with a Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is free to the public and features treats or small gifts in the shops to the first hundred visitors. Guests can pick up a map at any shop & have it stamped […]

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Christmas Festival at Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday, Dec. 3

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Annual tree lighting at St. Patrick’s Seminary draws hundreds to reflect, celebrate the Christmas season

The seminarians directing traffic last night in advance of the third annual community tree lighting at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park had a good problem — where to park all the cars that were bringing folks to an event that appears to be growing in attendance. Last year, we described attendees as “friends and family”. […]

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Menlo Park Chorus presents two holiday concerts

The Menlo Park Chorus is presenting two holiday concerts in December. The first — a free sampler concert — takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. The second — a full concert performance titled Let It Snow! — is at St. Bede’s […]

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Madeline Dutton-Gillett: Renewed commitment to dance, thanks to role as a Frost

Madeline Dutton-Gillett’s interest in dance was initially circumstantial. “I started ballet in kindergarten at an after school program that I had to attend because my mom was in charge of the program,” she recalls. “The barre was the back of a desk!” By first grade, the school principal was telling Madeline that they couldn’t teach […]

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It’s starting to look like Christmas at Menlo Park farmers market

There was a seasonal shift at the Sunday farmers market in downtown Menlo Park today, with a wet, valley fog adding to the mood change. True, Tony Cozzolino was still selling that symbol of Fall — sunflowers — but he’d added a grove of Christmas trees to his other botanicals. Down the way, Michael Astone […]

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St. Patrick’s hosts tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 28

St. Patrick’s Seminary and University is hosting it’s third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Monday, Nov. 28 at the 5:00 pm. Refreshments and an Advent boutique begin at 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public, and local community members are invited to take the long driveway onto the seminary grounds, […]

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Adam Kerr: Entering his second decade selling Christmas trees at Nativity lot

Volunteering at the Nativity School Christmas tree lot has come full circle for Adam Kerr, who is also chairing the fundraising event this year. He was part of the group of parents who started the sale in 1998, when his son was a first grader. This year, it’s a daughter who’s the first grader. “I […]

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10 things to be thankful for in Menlo and Atherton

How can you walk, bike or drive around Menlo Park and Atherton at this time of the year and not be immediately thankful? The most obvious prompted us to put together this Thanksgiving top 10 list. 10. Yes, the obvious at this time of year — the fabulous Fall color. Is it our best kept […]

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No crab for Thanksgiving? Go get it yourself!

Editor’s note: Here’s the good news. There are no long lines outside Cook’s Seafood in Menlo Park on this day before Thanksgiving. Here’s the bad news. There are no long lines outside Cook’s Seafood on this day before Thanksgiving because commercial crab operations have yet to begin in the Bay Area due to a price […]

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