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    November 10, 2019


    Sunday, November 17th, 5pm, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

    Join Community Equity Collaborative, Menlo Together and other local community organizations as we explore how the policies and practices that segregated America affect our schools and neighborhoods today. We will look deep into Menlo Park's history to see how Richard Rothstein's bestselling book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, is reflected in one Peninsula community.  For more information and tickets, visit Eventbrite

    Menlo-Atherton High School Music Program

    Support music students in our community! The Menlo-Atherton High School music program is seeking auction donations for its annual fundraiser, which supports several ensembles comprised of more than 100 students. Please contact Rebecca Goldsmith ( if you can contribute anything that can be auctioned off for a good cause, including instruments, tickets, gift certificates and other goods and experiences. The online auction takes place in February 2020.



    November 15-17 & 22-24, 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, M-A Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton

    Come see this hilarious Broadway hit at Menlo-Atherton High School. Buy your tickets at  Info at Great for teens and adults, you gotta go to this witty Tony Award-winning musical!


    Come See MPCSD Students Perform in The Nutcracker

    December 6 at 7pm, December 8 at 2pm and 5pm, Fox Theatre, Redwood City.

    Enjoy the Bay Area's most family-friendly Nutcracker performance! Ballet America's show has it all: professional dancers alongside 100 local performers including our own MPCSD students! Tickets are available at See you at the Nutcracker!

    Dancers Repertory Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    December 8 at 1pm and 4pm, December 14 at 3pm, December 15 at 1pm and 4pm, Woodside Performing Arts Center

    A delightful dance-theatre event that will enchant audiences of all ages! Based on the Clement C. Moore poem, the show includes Santa and his magical sleigh, prancing, reindeer, dancing mice, twirling toys and a cast of over 85 children and adults. Please come and support your MPCSD schoolmates! For tickets and reserved seating:


    It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker!

    December 13-15 & 21-22, Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield, Atherton

    It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker blends the magic and awe of a traditional Nutcracker with inspiration from Frank Capra’s 1940’s iconic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This production has been embraced by audiences for its warmth, whimsy, and original blending of these two, classic tales. Adults appreciate the humor, poignant message, and world-class dancing, while youngsters perch on the edge of their seats as dancing dolls magically appear, toy soldiers battle mischievous mice, snowflakes swirl, and a beautiful angel emerges. This is a holiday production that you and your family will want to see! Tickets are available at

    Silicon Valley Boy Choir

    Nov 12-30 by appointment, Palo Alto

    Auditions for the January semester will be held at the choir's rehearsal location near downtown Palo Alto (600 Homer Ave). Open to 2nd-5th grade boys meeting twice weekly. High school and middle school boys with choral experience may audition for upper levels rehearsing once a week. SVB provides a personalized approach to teaching singing, music theory, and sight-reading, while providing flexible scheduling for busy families. In addition to their own winter and spring concerts, SVB performs for local events including appearances with Stanford University Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra, West Bay Opera, Schola Cantorum of Mountain View, and singing the national anthem at sporting events. Email or visit


    Boy Scouts of America now Welcomes Girls

    Scouts BSA Troop 222 in Menlo Park wants to bring the same program and opportunities that boys have enjoyed for 110 Years to the young women in our community.  Girls and Boys between the ages of 11 to 18 are welcome to join us for Shooting Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Hiking, Water Sports, Personal Growth, Leadership, and FUN.  Scouting is a Game with a Purpose. Imagine your daughter being the first Female Eagle Scout from Menlo Park.  Visit or email for more information.