Special Events Monthly

Teen Night: ANIME Your Way!

Are you a fan of the Japanese arts of manga and anime? Join us to pick up some techniques from artist Carlos Nieto! Carlos Nieto III has worked as a layout artist on the Emmy-winning TV show “The Simpsons,” as well as “King of the Hill.” He has also served as a visual consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs. He conducts his Comic Book making, Anime and Animation drawing workshops at libraries across the country. Teen Night: ANIME Your Way! will be held on Feb 17th from 6pm-8pm at the Menlo Park Library. Geared for teens aged 13-18 years, participants will need to register online prior to the event. Registrants will receive a confirmation email including a release form for the event. Guardians will need to drop off and pick up teen at library entrance, and submit completed and signed release form. Teens are free to attend, snacks and supplies provided. 

Summer Camp Fair 

Be the first to enroll your child for the camp of their choice! Join the City of Menlo Park on Mar 10th for our fourth annual Summer Camp Fair. The fair will take place at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (700 Alma Street, Menlo Park) from 6pm-8pm. Some camps will fill up fast!  Parents and kids are welcome to attend to gain resources on over 20 summer programs in Menlo Park. Camps included are: Sports Camps, Camp Menlo, Mini Madness, Munchkin Madness, Menlo Madness, Sky’s the Limit, Specialty Camps, and many others. See the full list on the Menlo Park Event Calendar. The fair will feature games, camp raffle, petting zoo, announcement of summer jobs for youth, and free pizza! When you register your child at the event, receive 10% off all city run camps! Summer Camp Fair programs are geared for children aged 3-15 years. 

Belle Haven Mini-Grant Program

The Belle Haven Community Development Fund is now accepting applications for the 2017 Belle Haven Mini-Grant Program for home curb appeal projects and community building events.  Belle Haven residents can learn more about the program and how to apply by attending a information session on Feb 3rd, Mar 2nd, or Apr 3rd. All information session will be held at 6pm at the Onetta Harris Community Center (100 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park). For more information, you can contact the Belle Haven Community Development Fund by calling 650-450-5484 or by email. The Program is funded by the City of Menlo Park and administered by Belle Haven Community Development Fund. Grants range from $500 to $1,000 and applications are due Apr 4th, 2017.

Menlo Park Grant for the Arts

The Menlo Park Community Services Department has launched the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts (MPGA) for performing arts programs being held in 2017-18. The grant program is designed for organizations looking to perform in a professional-grade theater in an effort to support the Menlo Park artistic community. Five (5) organizations will be awarded $500-$1000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2017 to June 2018. This grant was created to increase the accessibility of the PAC by members of the community and to encourage the development of local artistic groups by providing a high-quality venue at a subsidized cost. MPGA online applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2017. 

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