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Community - April 30, 2014

Community Briefs: Sequoia Hospital opens new health care facilities

by Sandy Brundage

Sequoia Hospital unveils its latest health care facility on Friday, May 2. The $275 million, four-story "pavilion" adds 104 beds and 148,270 square feet to the Sequoia campus, located at 170 Alameda de Las Pulgas in Redwood City. The facility will house a heart institute, joint replacement center, and cardiac catheterization lab.

The opening celebration continues during the weekend, with a teddy bear clinic, music, food and facility tours planned for Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Facebook grants

Nonprofits with "a history of proven success" in Belle Haven and East Palo Alto can now apply for $3,000 to $5,000 grants available through Facebook's community foundation.

The nonprofits must be registered as 501c(3) organizations. In East Palo Alto, applicants should be programs that give kids access to and training in computers and social media, run weekend learning-based activities for teens, or support high school seniors heading to college.

Public agencies and schools are not eligible, although a nonprofit may apply if it provides services on a school campus.

Go to for more information. Applications are due May 1, and grant recipients will be notified by June 1.

May 3: Kite Day

Come fly a kite with the city of Menlo Park on Saturday, May 3. You can bring your own and fly it for free, or pay $6 to get a kite and a hot dog meal.

The annual event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Bedwell-Bayfront Park, found at the intersection of Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway.

ABBA sing-along

Break out the 1970s wardrobe: Mamma Mia!, an ABBA sing-along, is coming to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 10, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. In celebration of Mother's Day, moms get in free. Everyone else will pay $5 per person.

Fathers get their chance for free admission on Saturday, June 15, when the center hosts The Princess Bride "quote-along" from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Non-dads can get tickets for $5.

Go to to buy tickets in advance. The PAC is located at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.

Fun run

Las Lomitas School is sponsoring a fun run on Saturday, May 17, featuring three events: a short course on the Las Lomitas playground for the youngest participants; a 1-mile road course for adults and children; and a 5K run/walk through Atherton.

Walkers and strollers are welcome. Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. with the short course race at 8:45 a.m., the mile at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Participants who register by May 7 will receive a race T-shirt. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for children in advance and $35 for adults and $25 for children on race day.

The event raises money for the Las Lomitas Education Foundation.

Go to to register and for more information.


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