Weekly Message ~ August 2019
Business News
Facebook with an Update on Dumbarton Corridor
At this weeks Business Issues & Transportation Meeting, we will have featured speakers Don Cecil and Winsome Bowen from Facebook giving an update on the Dumbarton Corridor.

The Business Issues & Transportation committee works to keep members and the community informed about issues that could impact our city. The focus includes fostering and maintaining a strong liaison with local, state and federal government. Transportation, Housing and Land Use are major community issues in which the Chamber has taken an active leadership role. 

Thursday, August 8, 8 to 9:30 am
Chamber Conference Room
1100 Merrill St, Menlo Park
One More Week to Nominate Golden Acorn Award 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 Leadership, and Unsung Hero. The recipients are individual contributors, small businesses, organizations and non-profits serving
Menlo Park.

Nominations are due by August 12, 2019 ! You can complete the online form or fill out the  PDF nomination form !
Tour de Menlo 2019 - The Scholarship Ride
Make plans now to ride Tour de Menlo, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support for those who need it.

The ride is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation and the Almanac. All proceeds are used to support need-based Rotary scholarships, numerous other Rotary Foundation projects and the Almanac’s Holiday Fund, which contributes more than $150,000 a year to 10 local nonprofits. Second Harvest Food Bank, Life Moves (formerly Innvision-Shelter Network) and St. Anthony’s Dining Room are among the beneficiaries of the Holiday Fund.

Saturday, August 17, 7 am or 10 am
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton

Around Menlo Park
National Night Out 2019 Tonight
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community by holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great approach to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Menlo Park summer evening surrounded by friends and family!

Tuesday, August 6, 6 to 9 pm
Various Neighborhoods, Menlo Park

Summer Concert Series - Rewind
The Summer Concert Series is a wonderful community event enjoyed by all ages as is a great way to engage with the Menlo Park residents. Families can picnic, dance, and visit with friends and neighbors while listening to a wide variety of music.

Rewind (Cover Band)
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 to 8 pm
Fremont Park, Menlo Park

Menlo Movie Series - Mary Poppins Returns
Welcome Menlo Park's newest community event for all ages. Launched in 2014, the Menlo Movie Series features free movies in Downtown Menlo Park. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don't forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars.

Friday, August 9, 8:30 pm
Burgess Park, Menlo Park

West Bay Model Railroad Association Open House
Watch trains run on our scenic two-level layout while club members answer your questions!

Admission is free! Donations are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, August 10, 1 to 4 pm
1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

Around Menlo Park
Capturing the Spirit of the Land and Sea - Fine Art Exhibit
Please join Marcela's Village Gallery for a fun evening of Art & Food! Refreshments will be served. This Fine Art Exhibit will feature the following artists:

Peter Holbrook (1940-2016) was known as one of foremost landscape painters of the Southwest and the West Coast. In his 60 year career as an artist, he had gallery affiliations from New York to California including over 60 solo exhibitions.

Hilda Kilpatrick-Freyre  is a visual storyteller. Her body of work is a pictorial narrative that reflects the artist's interpretation of the sentiment. The inspiration in Kilpatrick’s subject matter derives from the notion that her scenery may be drastically different in a few years, or gone altogether.

Saturday, August 10, 5 to 8 pm
Marcela's Village Gallery
883-1 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park

Mark Your Calendar
August 6
6 to 9 pm, Menlo Park Neighborhoods

August 7
6:30 to 8 pm, Fremont Park, Menlo Park

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

August 9
8:30 pm, Burgess Park, Menlo Park

August 10
1 to 4 pm, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park

August 10
5 to 8 pm, Marcela's Village Gallery, Menlo Park

August 13
6:30 to 8 pm, Kelly Park, Menlo Park

August 14
6 to 8 pm, CCRM San Francisco, Menlo Park

August 16-17
6 to 8 pm, Bistro Vida, Menlo Park

August 16
8:15 pm, Burgess Park, Menlo Park

August 17
7 or 10 am start, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
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