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Community - September 26, 2012

Around Town: Firefighters to flip flapjacks for benefit breakfast

Menlo Park firefighters will demonstrate their cooking skills from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fire Station No. 1, 300 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, at the annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District, the Junior league of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula, and the Stanford Park Hotel are teaming up for the 12th year to benefit the foundation, which provides programs for burn survivors in California. Last year's pancake breakfast raised $12,000, with more than 1,000 people attending, according to Junior League president Rahela Abbas.

Along with pancakes and sausages, there will be activities for children such as face painting, arts and crafts, coloring, and posing for photos in the vintage fire engine, Old Tom.

The fire district will host a silent auction featuring a dinner for four prepared by firefighters and a child's ride to school on a fire truck.

Tickets for the breakfast are available at the door, where donations will be accepted.

Walk to school

Corte Madera and Ormondale schools in Portola Valley will be among the San Mateo County schools to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

In Portola Valley, coordinator Kari Rust will present three days of bike and pedestrian education to prepare students, according to the San Mateo County Office of Education.

Approximately 47,000 students in San Mateo County may walk to school alongside parents, teachers, and community leaders on Oct. 3, according to Karen Williams of the county Office of Education. National Bike to School Day will be held May 8, 2013.

Monotype printmaking

at Little House

A workshop by master printmaker Kathryn Kain, in conjunction with Smith-Anderson Editions in Palo Alto, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park.

Ms. Kain teaches the basics of monotype printmaking, using oil-based inks, brayers, and plates to produce prints on 100 percent rag Rives BFK printmaking paper on a small etching press. Cost of the workshop is $120 and is limited to 10. Participants should bring an apron and latex gloves for protection.

To register, call Julie Scales at 326-2025, ext. 229.


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