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Community - July 31, 2019

National Night Out events set for Aug. 6

National Night Out, an annual event organized to bring neighborhoods together and help residents meet local police departments, will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out takes place across the country, and the following events are scheduled in Menlo Park and Atherton.

Menlo Park

•In Nealon Park at Little House, 800 Middle Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m.

•On the 700 block of Nash Avenue, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

•At Hamilton Park, 545 Hamilton Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m.

•At Gateway Apartments, 1300 Willow Road, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

•At Cafe Zoe, 1928 Menalto Ave., from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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A bouncy house, helicopter landing and face painting will be among the activities at Atherton's sixth annual National Night Out in Holbrook Palmer-Park, 150 Watkins Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m.

The town's police and administrative staff are organizing the free event, which will include live music, a DJ, a petting zoo, balloon twisters, a fire truck and more, according to town staff.

During the event, the California Highway Patrol will land a helicopter in the park around 7 p.m. and allow attendees to peek inside of it. Organizers will serve barbecue, cotton candy and snow cones, according to staff.

The town partnered with Menlo Park Fire Protection District, California Highway Patrol, A.D.A.P.T. (Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team) and others for the event.

For more information, contact Francesca Reyes at 650-752-0500 or

— by Angela Swartz


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