Weekly Message - December 2018
Caltrain Electrification Community Meeting
Please join Caltrain staff for a community meeting about Caltrain electrification. Staff will provide an update about the upcoming construction activities that will be occurring in Menlo Park.

Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Cypress Room

Transportation Master Plan Committee Meeting
The Transportation Master Plan  Oversight and Outreach Committee  is holding their next meeting Thursday, December 6 at 6 pm at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Oak Room . They will be reviewing and discussing updates to the draft recommendations for the  Transportation Master Plan .

Chamber Board Election Ballot
A ballot that needs your vote is the Chamber Board Election Ballot. Please vote!

Board ballot closes on Monday, December 10 at 5 pm .

City Council Reorganization Meeting
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.

Hotel Nia Winter Market
Hotel Nia  invites the Silicon Valley community and guests alike to enjoy two holiday-spirit filled days for its first annual Winter Market December 8 – 9 from 11 am to 6 pm .

Featuring a kids activation – complete with cookie decorating, lawn games, and a visit from Santa – event-goers can shop a variety of San Francisco Bay Area vendors ranging from tech-savvy products, to jewelry, essential oils, and dog apparel, all the while sipping on hot cocoa, and indulging in winter themed dishes and beverages from Porta Blu.

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 !

A KOLKKA Christmas at A.Space Design Gallery
Join A.Space Design Gallery owner Jill Layman in welcoming local, family-owned KOLKKA Furniture to the gallery during a Holiday Open House. The design gallery now boasts a wide selection of KOLKKA's hand-forged metal furniture, plus upholstered pieces and bespoke accessories. Champagne and nibbles will be served.

Thursday, December 6, 5 to 8 pm
A.Space Design Gallery

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 8-9

December 14-16 & 21-23

December 15 & 22
December 5
6 to 8 pm, CCRM San Francisco, Menlo Park

December 5
6:30 to 7:30 pm, 600 Alma St, Menlo Park

December 6
5 to 8 pm, 773 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park

December 6
6 pm, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center

December 7
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

December 8
11 am to 12 pm, City Council Chambers

December 8
11 am to 12:30 pm, Multiple Merchant Locations

December 8
1 to 2:30 pm, Belle Haven Branch Library

December 8-9
11 am to 6 pm, Hotel Nia, Menlo Park

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
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