Weekly Message - August 2018
Critical Need for O Blood Types at Stanford Blood Center
Bay Area residents are being asked to donate type O blood products at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the needs of local hospitals.

Because of higher than normal blood usage in the hospitals and a drop in donations over the summer, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of both O positive and O negative blood. Please consider making an appointment to donate at one of our centers or mobile blood drives.

Last Chance to Register for the 2018 Block Party!
Today, Tuesday, August 7 is the deadline to register for the 2018 Block Party!!

The Block Party represents a unique opportunity for businesses to showcase Menlo Park to residents and visitors who may not otherwise be downtown. The 12th Annual Downtown Block Party is on August 16, 2018 from 5:30 to 8 pm on Santa Cruz Avenue .

Nominate Golden Acorn Recipients
The Golden Acorn Awards is a Menlo Park tradition. During this event, the Chamber celebrates community achievement through the volunteer efforts and contributions of organizations and individuals.

The Nominating Committee will select award recipients in
the fields of Business Excellence, Community Service, Professional
Excellence, and Unsung Hero. The recipients are individual contributors, small businesses, organizations and non-profits serving Menlo Park.

You can fill out the PDF nomination form or complete the
online form . Nominations are due August 10, 2018 .
National Night Out is tonight!
National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie, and crime prevention. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. National Night Out takes place on Tuesday, August 7th in the following Menlo Park locations:

Belle Haven Neighborhood
  • Hamilton Park - 605 Hamilton Ave. - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Central and West Menlo Park Neighborhoods     
  • Little House - 800 Middle Ave. - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Nash Bash - 700 block Nash Ave. - 6 to 8:30 pm
Willow's Neighborhood
  • Willow Oaks Park - 490 Willow Road - 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Facebook Summer Jam Festival
Celebrate Summer with Island Vibes & Reggae Beats
Roots & Island Culture, Art, Music & Dance
Summer Drinks & Street Food Tasting for Charity
Peninsula Clean Energy is offering free electric vehicle test drives at this festival as well!

Proceeds benefit local environmental & sustainability organizations.

Saturday, August 11, 1 to 6 pm
1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, Parking Lot 15

Summer Concert Series: Haulin' Oats
The Summer Concert Series presented by Facebook features a variety of musical styles from Jazz to Country to hits of today and yesterday. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is always room for dancers of all ages.

This Wednesday's concert features Haulin' Oats.  Haulin Oats  is a tribute to the legendary Daryl Hall and John Oates. Formed out of the sheer need for more Hall and more Oates and a mutual respect for one of the greatest catalogs of music ever written and composed. Haulin Oats is a tribute experience that is not be missed.

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 to 8 pm
Fremont Park, Menlo Park

Menlo Movie Series - Black Panther
The 2018 Menlo Movie Series features free outdoor movies at Burgess Park. Grab a chair, blanket and some snacks to enjoy a free community movie night with your friends and family. Come and enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars.

Friday, August 3, 8:30 to 10:45 pm
Burgess Park, Menlo Park

Relay for Life at Menlo Park
Join the fight against cancer right here in our community through Relay For Life. Relay brings community and neighbors together to walk, celebrate cancer survivors, honor caregivers, and remember loved ones lost. Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle, from research to local programs, each critical to achieving a world without cancer! 

The City of Menlo Park will come together at the Burgess Park for our very own Menlo Park Relay for Life, on Saturday, August 11, 2018 !

Sign up today or find out more information here !

Menlo Park Summer Events

August 16

August 7
5:30 to 9 pm, Menlo Park local neighborhoods

August 8
6 to 8 pm, CCRM San Francisco, Menlo Park

August 9
9 am to 5 pm, 1346 Saratoga Dr. San Mateo

August 9
5:30 to 7 pm, 825 Santa Cruz Avenue

August 11 &12
Saturday and Sunday, Burgess Park, Menlo Park

August 11
1 to 6 pm, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park

August 16
5:30 to 8 pm, Santa Cruz Avenue

August 17
8:30 to 9:30 am, Chamber Conference Room

August 18
7 am or 10 am start, Menlo-Atherton High School
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