Special Events Monthly

Comics Legend Trina Robbins 

The Menlo Park Library will host an appearance by Trina Robbins, the underground comix trailblazer, historian of women in comics, and the first female to illustrate “Wonder Woman” comics. She’ll share stories from her new memoir, “Last Girl Standing.”  The event is free, thanks to the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, and it will take place at 6:30-8:00 pm on February 8, 2018 in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. This event is in partnership with the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest which involves several art classes for young people of varying ages, both drop-in and by-registration, at the Menlo Park Library as well as the Belle Haven Branch.


Black History Month Luncheon & Gospel Fest

The Menlo Park Senior Center, at 110 Terminal Avenue, will host its 18th Annual Black History Month Luncheon and Gospel Fest on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Enjoy heart-warming Gospel music, dance by Soul Line Dancers, poetry readings, and a delicious home cooked meal. There is a $10 entry fee the day of the event, but if you pay before February 20, you can purchase tickets for only $7. Be sure to mark your calendars for more events at the Menlo Park Senior Center including: a Mardi Gras Celebration on February 13, a Valentines Day lunch on February 14, and a Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Celebration on February 16. All events will begin at noon.


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 $500-3000 toward subsidizing the rental cost of the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC) for performances from July 2018 to June 2019. 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 applications will be accepted until March 1, 2018. 


Summer Camp Fair 

Be the first to enroll your child for the camp of their choice! Join the City of Menlo Park on March 2, 2018 for our Summer Camp Fair. The fair will take place at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park from 6:00-8:00 pm. 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. 


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