Holidays 2015

New layout on view at West Bay Model Railroad Association’s holiday open house

The West Bay Model Railroad Association is holding its annual open house for the public to see model trains running on a new large layout on Saturday, December 5, 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, December 6, 5:oo to 9:00 pm. The event will be at the Model Railroad Building (1090 Merrill St.) near the Ravenswood Avenue crossing of […]

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Holiday tree lighting at Fremont Park on December 4

The City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce are hosting the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Fremont Park  on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The festivities include holiday treats, a family movie, and a spectacular tree lighting. Here’s the schedule of events: 5:30 pm – Welcome 5:30 pm – Movie “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” […]

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A bit of Thanksgiving love springs forth in Menlo Park

Leave it to the ever clever Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy to add just the right touch to a day of thanks, in this case a bit of Thanksgiving Love. Alexis’s website, Jac o’lyn Murphy, has creative ideas all year long.

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Menlowe Ballet’s holiday offering is “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker”

Menlowe Ballet unveils the world premiere of Michael Lowe’s It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker December 12-20, 2015, at Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. Inspired by Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, Menlowe’s It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker is set in the 1940s and boasts all the magical trimmings of a traditional Nutcracker enhanced […]

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December 6th is date of the Holbrook-Palmer Park Children’s Holiday Tea

The Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park is holding their annual Children’s Holiday Tea on Sunday, December 6th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This year children will enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, an enchanting holiday show by the Fratello Marionettes, and a holiday craft activity. As always, children and their parents will enjoy delicious holiday treats, […]

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Christmas events at Allied Arts Guild on Dec. 5 & 13

The Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Road) in Menlo Park is hosting a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with music and a visit from Santa. A choral group, the Merlot Notes, is scheduled for 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Free and open to the public, all the shops will be […]

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Holiday festivities kick off December in Menlo Park

Kicking off two days of festive events is the holiday tree lighting at Fremont Park from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on December 4. Festivities include treats, a family movie, and Santa appearance. The next morning, December 5,  the City of Menlo Park Community Services Department hosts the annual “Breakfast with Santa” from 7:30 to 11:30 am at the Arrillaga Family […]

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Sacred Heart Prep Holiday Boutique set for Dec. 2-4

The Annual Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) Holiday Boutique ―”A Traditional Christmas”―will take place December 2-4 (Wednesday – Friday), in the Main Building on the Sacred Heart campus, 150 Valparaiso Avenue. Open to the public and free to attend, the popular boutique offers holiday gifts and home decor, artisan foods, and handmade wreaths and greenery from […]

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Young dancers are getting ready to perform in this year’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Tickets are on sale now for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas to be performed at the Woodside Performing Arts Center on December 6th, 12th and 13th. This year’s cast is comprised of ballet dancers from Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Los Altos, San Mateo and Hillsborough. ‘Twas was created in 1969 […]

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Delfina and Mauricio are poster faces for this year’s Second Harvest Food and Fund Drive

Delfina and Antonio have three kids — daughters Maritza, 9, and Itzel, 7, and son Mauricio, 6. Even though Antonio works long hours as a full-time mechanic at a local body shop, finding affordable housing and surviving in a region that has one of the highest costs of living in the nation is a daily […]

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Spotted: M-A canning kids collecting a big haul

The group of five Menlo-Atherton High School students stationed at Trader Joe’s in Menlo Park this morning had a very successful morning of collecting canned goods in the annual drive in partnership with Second Harvest. Two full shopping carts were overflowing! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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