Weekly Message ~ January 2020
Business News
Guild Theatre Project to Impact Traffic at El Camino Real/ Ravenswood Avenue
The Guild Theatre project is currently under construction and a lane on El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue must be closed intermittently during construction.

During the weeks of January 20 and 27 , southbound El Camino Real between Santa Cruz and Live Oak Avenues and westbound Ravenswood Avenue between Laurel and Merrill Streets will be reduced from two lanes to one. The lane closures will be in place from 9 am to 3 pm and are expected to cause delays on El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue as well as surrounding roadways.
Please drive safely and allow extra time during construction. The City’s police and transportation division staff will monitor conditions and work to minimize impacts where possible. 

Stanford Blood Center in Urgent Need of All Blood Types!
Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is facing a critical need for all blood types after the busy holiday season and is asking Bay Area residents to come out and donate as soon as possible to meet the immediate needs of local patients.

The Stanford Blood Center in Menlo Park is located at 445 Burgess Dr., Suite #100 . You can call  888-723-7831 to make an appointment of book  online .

RethinkWaste's Battery Survey
Batteries power our daily lives, but eventually reach their end of life and must be disposed of properly. It is illegal to put batteries in the trash.

Proper disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially hazardous materials in batteries (such as lithium, cadmium, and nickel) from harming the environment. It also protects waste workers and equipment from possible fires as batteries can get crushed inside recycling and/or trash compactors.

What do you know about battery disposal? Tell us in this short survey before January 31st and you’ll be entered to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards!

Around Menlo Park
Voter Registration Event
Are you registered to vote? Visit the library to get signed up!

The League of Women Voters will offer nonpartisan voter registration help ahead of the Presidential Primary Election on March 3.

Register to vote for the first time, or change your voter registration if you have moved, changed your name or changed your party.

Saturday, January 25, 10 am to 2 pm
800 Alma St., Menlo Park

Enjoy Live Music as the Prairie Rose Band returns to Menlo Park!
Prairie Rose promises a fun, toe-tapping, sing-along-if-you-like performance of songs you forgot you ever knew, and songs you never knew at all! The band's wide-ranging repertoire that includes folk and camp songs, 1930s and '40s western swing, Patsy Cline, Cole Porter, and even audience requests.

The event is free, thanks to funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Saturday, January 25, 1 to 2 pm
Belle Haven Branch Library
413 Ivy Dr., Menlo Park

Kepler’s Premier Event Series
Each season, Kepler's Literary Foundation programs bring noted writers, artists, and original thinkers who engage with the community to discuss their ideas, insights, perspectives, and stories. Here are some upcoming events:

Roz Chast & Patricia Marx on Love
  • Thursday, January 23, 7:30 to 9 pm

This is Now: David Talbot
  • Thursday, January 30, 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Adalyn Grace and Tomi Adeyemi
  • Wednesday, February 5, 7 to 9 pm

There is something for everyone. Please join Kepler's for these premier events!

Mark Your Calendar
January 23
7:30 to 9 pm, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

January 25
10 am to 2 pm, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park

January 25
1 to 2 pm, 413 Ivy Dr., Menlo Park

January 30
1 to 5 pm, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park

January 30
7:30 to 8:30 pm, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

February 1
4 to 6 pm, 888 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park

February 5
7 to 9 pm, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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