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Chow down for children's hospital

For the fourth year, restaurants in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Los Altos will devote a day when they will donate a percentage of total net sales to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

This year the Dine Out for Packard day is Thursday, April 19.

Visit for names of participating restaurants, hours and other information.

Those without time to dine out that day can become a virtual diner by making an online donation on the website.

Sidewalk art event in Menlo Park

Downtown Menlo Park's Santa Cruz Avenue is the site for the 30th annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20-22.

The festival starts at 10 a.m. each day, closing at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The free event is sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.

Original works by 90 artists will include jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, and sculpture. All artists will be on site and some will practice their crafts during the show.

For more information, call the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce at 325-2818 or Pacific Fine Arts at (209) 276-4394. is the website.

Learn about education opportunities in Ireland

Local high school students, parents and educators are invited to an Irish Universities open house at Menlo School to learn about education opportunities in Ireland.

The event, sponsored by the Irish government, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton.

Among the universities to be represented at the open house are Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and the University of Limerick.

Email to register for the event or sign up through the Education in Ireland Facebook page.


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