Weekly Message - December 2018
City Council Reorganization Meeting Tonight
You are invited to the City of Menlo Park’s  City Council reorganization on Tuesday, December 11 at 7 pm at the City Council Chambers .

Please join Mayor Peter Ohtaki, Mayor Pro Tempore Ray Mueller, and City Councilmembers Catherine Carlton, Rich Cline, and Kirsten Keith for the swearing in of the new City Councilmembers and selection of the next Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore.

No reservations are required and friends and family are welcome.

"Battle of the Badges" Blood Drive
The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage and needs our help now, so blood can be available for patients during this critical time. Menlo Park firefighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for our second Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in the community to give blood. Our first drive was a great success bringing in 29 pints of blood. We look to exceed this amount this time around.

Thursday, December 13, 11 am to 5 pm
701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

Community Meeting: Gateway Apartments Redevelopment
MidPen Housing has announced plans for a community meeting regarding its Gateway Apartments redevelopment project located at 1345 Willow Road.

Please come and share your feedback and suggestions! Food and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, December 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
110 Terminal Ave, Menlo Park

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker 2018
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 ballet's 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 appears.

This is a holiday production that you and your family will want to see! Performances will be held at the  Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center  on  December 14-16 & 21-23 . Tickets are available   here !

Menlo Park Firefighters Toy and Food Drive
Help Menlo Park Firefighters with their 2018 Toy and Food Drive. We are collecting new toys, non-perishable food, and monetary donations for members of our community.

To find out more about the Toy and Food Drive please click here .
Christmas Tree Lots
Support our local clubs and organizations by purchasing a tree at
one of these Christmas Tree Lots:

The Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot is located on the Stanford
Campus on the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real, across from Palo Alto High School.

The Nativity School Christmas Tree Lot is located at Nativity School on the corner of Oak Grove Ave and Laurel St. in Menlo Park.
Holiday Events in Menlo Park

December 14-16 & 21-23

December 15 & 22
December 11
7 to 11 pm, City Council Chambers, Menlo Park

December 13
11 am to 5 pm, 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

December 14-16 & 21-23
2 hour show, Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

December 15 & 22
3 to 5 pm, 200 Independence Dr, Menlo Park

December 17
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Menlo Park Senior Center

December 19
10 am to 2 pm, 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park

December 24-25
Chamber Closed in observance of Christmas
Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce | (650) 325-2818 |  menloparkchamber.com