Nonprofit organizations

Safari Encounters: South America comes to Belle Haven branch of Menlo Park Library on March 10

Meet animals from South America, including an anteater, a water opossum, a sloth, and an ocelot, and learn about their habits and habitats on Saturday, March 10, from 2:00 to 2:50 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library ( 413 Ivy Drive). This free event, which is funded by the Friend […]

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Ravenswood Education Foundation funds important programs for Ravenswood school students – here’s how you can help

Last year, the Ravenwood Education Foundation launched the literacy intervention program in the Ravenwood School District, which identifies third to fifth grade students reading 1-1.5 years below grade level and provides them with intensive support.  Groups of four students cycle through six weeks of four-times-per-week instruction with a literacy Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). As […]

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Mercy Beyond Borders to hold fundraiser in Menlo Park

“Our Song Rises” is the theme of Mercy Beyond Borders’ fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Quadrus Center, in Menlo Park. The event includes an  evening of music, camaraderie, and fine dining along with a look at MBB’s work overseas. Highlights include a speaker from Haiti as well as recognition of Donor of […]

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Learn how to talk with your doctor on Feb. 13 at Rosener House.

Elizabeth Landsverk, MD, will be speaking at Rosener House (500 Arbor Road) on the topic of “How to Talk With Your Doctor” to receive the best care on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Being an educated advocate for yourself and/or your loved ones is crucial in navigating the complex issues involved with […]

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Mission Hospice celebrates 40th anniversary and names Lisa Deal new CEO

Yesterday, more than 200 people gathered at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park to celebrate Mission Hospice & Home Care’s 40 years of caring for the local community. The nonprofit organization also introduced Atherton resident Lisa Deal as its new CEO, and honored outgoing CEO Dwight Wilson for his decade of […]

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Informational coffee about becoming a preschool teacher set for Jan. 31

At this informational coffee sponsored by the Community Equity Collaborative, learn about the requirements of entering the field of early childhood education and connect with preschools seeking creative, energetic team players who want to change young lives. The event takes place on Thursday. Jan. 31 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at Trinity Church in Menlo […]

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M-A students Claire Bozdog and Elise Kratzer receive Girl Scout Gold Awards

On January 12, Claire Bozdog and Elise Kratzer of Menlo-Atherton High School were honored at the Girl Scout Award Ceremony for earning their Gold Awards, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative from California’s 18th Congressional District, gave an inspiring speech about women leaders and citizenship. Claire and Elise were […]

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Alley-Oops Kids holds 3 Point Shootout fundraiser

Brothers Shay and Rishan Patel had been dreaming of throwing a three point contest fundraiser after watching the NBA version year after year. This year they made it happens as Alley-Oop Kids has been growing and thinking of really fun, kid-centric ways to fundraise. This past Sunday, Jan 6, Alley-Oop Kids and co-sponsor, SportsHouse, threw […]

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Spotted: Leos delivering holiday gifts to Menlo Park veterans

This past December, the Leo District 4-C4 ran their Second Annual Virtual Giving Tree for the veterans. The Leos provided gifts to 52 veterans, all part of the Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans Affairs Center in Menlo Park. They also shared homemade cookies. The Leo District 4-C4 is comprised of the 17 Leo […]

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The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein + her famous fig and arugula salad

Chef and restaurateur Sondra Bernstein, founder of Sonoma’s wildly popular wine country farm-to-table eatery the girl & the fig, is this month’s featured Changemaker. Bernstein, whose mantra is “doing one thing is boring,” is someone I have long admired. A one-women show, Bernstein is credited with “putting Sonoma County on the big-league culinary map 20 […]

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Torah stitch by stitch: Re-creating the Bible’s first five books through cross stitching

A Facebook post by Menlo Park resident Amy Bayersdorfer got our attention. It was a photo of cross stitch panel that we learned was part of world-wide movement called Torah Stitch by Stitch. Started by well known fibre artist Temma Gentles, more than 1400 stitchers of all faiths in 27 countries are cross stitching the […]

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