Halloween in Menlo Park

Spotted: Big and little pumpkins at Bianchini’s in Ladera

The 556-pound pumpkin that Bianchini’s entered into a pumpkin contest (but didn’t win!) is on display outside the store’s Ladera Country Shopper location. Someone had whimsically placed a mini pumpkin on top of it! Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2015

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The Members hosts 7th annual Halloween gig

If your trick or treat circuit is in the Stanford Oaks area of Menlo Park, treat yourself to some rock and roll music played by local Dad’s band, The Members. They’ll be at the corner of Lemon and Oak Dell starting at 6:00 pm on Halloween.

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Getting in the Halloween spirit at Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch packed with activities on the weekend

Webb Ranch manager Deano Lovecchio spotted us soon after our arrival late on a Sunday afternoon at this year’s Pumpkin Patch. “We grew a lot more of our own pumpkins this year,” he said proudly. “We’re up to 30 acres.” Like every year,  there’s an enormous variety of pumpkins in different sizes and colors — orange, red, white, green […]

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The Members make it a rock and roll Halloween in Menlo Park – and the rain stays away

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was on hand last night at the corner of Oak Dell and Laurel in Menlo Park for the annual Halloween performance by the local dad band, The Members. Fittingly, the beverage of choice among adult attendees was one of two ales provided by Freewheel Brewing Company, owned by another group […]

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Menlo Park yards decorated to welcome trick or treaters on Halloween

We admit we haven’t surveyed every street in Menlo Park, but we’ve been through enough neighborhoods to salute the many residents who decorate their front porches or yards for Halloween, making it fun and welcoming for trick or treaters — and amusing for the adults who accompany them. As has been true in past years, Sherman […]

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Spotted: Witch with a warning on a Menlo Park tree

This witch with attendant warning brought a smile to our face.

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Spotted: Wacky Halloween decorations in Menlo Park

We love the wacky and creative spirit Menlo Park residents bring to Halloween. Robin Tobias snapped the photo of the skeletons enjoying a barbecue. If you spot some fun decorations — or kids in one-of-a-kind costumes — send photos to [email protected]

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Menlo Park dad’s band set for annual Halloween jam

The local Dad’s band, The Members, will be hosting its 8th annual Halloween party this Friday night. They’ll start playing at 6:00 pm at the corner of Oak Dell and Lemon in Menlo Park and invite people to stop by during or after trick or treating.

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Spotted: Chewbacca pumpkin face at Menlo Park Farmers’ Market

The pumpkin carved to look like Star Wars character Chewbacca caught our attention at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market this morning. It was sitting amidst uncarved pumpkins that had come to market from Cozzolino’s Pumpkins in Half Moon Bay. While we  where admiring it, a little girl and her dad stopped to inspect it, too. She liked […]

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Watch Ghostbusters at MAPAC on Oct. 28 – and “act & quote along”

The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department has teamed up with Guggenheim Entertainment to bring an interactive fun-filled evening to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton). Come dressed in costume as you act-along and quote-along to our favorite ghost removal service movie, Ghostbusters, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. […]

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Halloween Hoopla takes place in downtown Menlo Park on Saturday, Oct. 25

The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department proudly presents the 2014 Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, October 25, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce and Cheeky Monkey Toys. Come in costume and participate in the annual parade to Fremont Park starting at 11:45 am. The parade will start in the Maloney Street parking lot […]

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