Weekly Message - December 2018
BUSINESS NEWS
New City Council Members Meet and Greet
This Meet and Greet event is an opportunity for our newly elected City Council Members to meet with staff and members of the public.

Tuesday, December 18, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
"Downtown" Conference Room
701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

Recology Holiday Calendar
So that Recology employees can enjoy the holidays with their families, Recology will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day) and Tuesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day).  If you are a Tuesday customer and your service falls on these two holidays, your collection will be moved to the next day (Wednesday, December 26th and Wednesday, January 2nd). If your collection usually falls on Wednesday, place your containers out on Thursday, December 27th and Thursday, January 3rd. Please see calendar here for complete schedule.

Caltrain Holiday Schedule
Caltrain operates on a  holiday schedule  with service to and from San Francisco on these winter 2018-2019 holidays:

Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

HOLIDAY EVENTS
It's a Wonderful Nutcracker Holiday Tea
Enjoy sugar, spice, and everything nice at Hotel Nia's It's A Wonderful Nutcracker Holiday Afternoon Tea at Porta Blu . This event is from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, December 22 , just BEFORE the Menlowe Ballet performance of It's A Wonderful Nutcracker at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center.

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 21-23 . Tickets are available   here !

MEMBERS @ WORK
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 .
MARK YOUR CALENDAR

December 18
4:30 to 5:30 pm, 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

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

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

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

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