Holidays 2012

Annual tree lighting and holiday party is west Menlo Park neighborhood favorite

Longtime residents may recall the days when the big tree in Fremont Park was festooned with lights. Or the years when churches in the area gathered congregations together for a candlelight caroling procession on city streets. Today tree lightings and such are more neighborhood activities. Six years ago, Pam and Oscar Salvatierra started what’s become a […]

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Caltrain Holiday Train stops in Menlo Park on Dec. 2 at 7:45 pm

The Caltrain Holiday Train returns to Menlo Park for the first time in two years on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7:45 pm, with sponsorship provided by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The show train features snowmen, giant Teddy bears, singing carolers – and of course, Santa Claus – set amidst 60,000 glittering lights. Since first […]

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Alternative Gift Market scheduled for Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

The 4th Annual Alternative Gift Market will be held at Trinity Church in Menlo Park on two consecutive Sundays, December 2 and December 9 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, features 17 participating organizations. Shoppers will be able to choose from a variety of handmade […]

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You’re invited to ride the rails in Menlo Park at West Bay Model RR at two upcoming holiday shows

Did you know that here are a couple of other railroads in Menlo Park — other than Caltrain. One, in West Menlo, is a private “live steam” layout. Another is a real Menlo Park treasure – the West Bay Model Railroad Association. Located in the old Southern Pacific freight building just south of the Menlo Park […]

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M-A Outreach Club holds holiday gift drive to support local families in need

Last year, the Menlo-Atherton High School Outreach Club fulfilled the holiday wish lists of over 70 families. This year, they club is looking for families and groups to sponsor or adopt a family to help make their wishes come true. By participating in the Holiday Gift Project, your family, office, church, book club, sports team, […]

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Kitka women’s ensemble performs at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park on Dec. 2

The women’s vocal ensemble, Kitka, is bringing its 2012 Wintersongs Tour to Menlo Park, performing at St. Bede’s Church on Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm. Advance tickets are available online. Kitka’s commitment to expanding the performance unusual songs from Eastern Europe has over the years led its members on numerous research trips overseas. This […]

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Menlo Park Chorus holiday concert in preview Dec. 1 with full-length performance on Dec. 7

The Menlo Park Library presents The Gift of Music performed by the Menlo Park Chorus on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 am in the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel Street). The Chorus will perform a sampling of seasonal songs from their full-length concert scheduled for Friday, December 7th at 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in […]

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Have breakfast with Santa in Menlo Park on Dec. 1

The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department will be hosting the annual “Breakfast With Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7:30 to 11:30 am.  Activities will include pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, holiday crafts, visiting and picture taking with Santa, and a fun time with friends and family. Reservations are required. Adults $7, […]

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Christmas tree lighting and holiday boutique at St. Patrick’s Seminary on Nov. 26

The community is invited to the annual Christmas tree lighting and holiday boutique at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park on Monday, Nov. 26. The boutique and food courts open at 4:00 pm, followed at 5:00 pm by the tree lighting and caroling by the Seminary choir. St. Patrick’s is located at 320 Middlefield Road.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Local residents were greeted with blue skies this Thanksgiving morning with temperatures warm enough for a pre- or post- turkey dinner stroll. Many of the streets of Menlo Park and Atherton are lined with orange and gold, thanks to the changing fall colors and the plethora of liquid amber trees. We suggest you get out […]

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Spotted: Christmas trees arriving at Nativity School lot

Right on schedule, the 2012 supply of Christmas trees to be sold at the Nativity School lot arrived this morning. Explains long time parent volunteer Adam Kerr: “We (parent/parishioner volunteers and eighth grade students) begin unloading as soon after school starts as possible. This involves getting the 53′ big-rig into position first, so usually we […]

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