Community Events

Family-Friendly Events

Now-Nov 3, 2019,  REDWOOD CITY

Zoppé Italian Family Circus

The Zoppé Italian Family Circus welcomes guests into an authentic one-ring circus tent, in Red Morton Park in Redwood City from October 11th through November 3rd for matinee and evening showtimes. For 2019, Zoppé brings a special show honoring women… La Nonna (Grandmother in Italian). This one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling, mostly women-based acts.

Mon October 21, 2019, 10AM, SAN CARLOS

Learn about Sequoia Strong™

Sequoia Strong™ (formerly 70 Strong) is a free, online resource guide that connects residents like you to activities and services in our community. Join us for a special website demonstration and Q&A session at San Carlos Adult Community Center. Free and open to all!

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 4-5:30PM, SAN CARLOS

San Carlos Goblin Walk

San Carlos Parks & Recreation is excited for their 11th annual Goblin Walk! Children 7 years and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to Trick-or-Treat down Laurel Street in their costume and visit the businesses displaying the Goblin Walk sign. The first 1,000 Trick-or-Treaters can pick up a Goblin Walk Trick-or-Treat bag at Harrington Park.

Sat Oct 26, 2019, 11AM, FOSTER CITY

VIBE Halloween Festival for Kids & Youth

Join The Foster City Teen Center for a SPOOKtacular day of activities geared towards preschoolers-fifth graders! Enjoy games, a haunted house, arts and crafts, story time and much more! Admission is $3 per person (ages 2 and under are free).  Proceeds from the event benefit the Foster City Youth and Teen Foundation.

Events for Adults 50+

Thurs Oct 17, 2019, 5:30-6:30PM, MENLO PARK

The Latest Research Towards a Cure for Alzheimer’s and other Neurological Conditions

Join Rosener House Adult Day Services (500 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park) for a FREE talk by Stanford neurologist Dr. Sharon Sha. Dr. Sha is currently Co-Director of the Huntington’s disease and Ataxia clinic, Co-Director of the Lewy Body Disease Association Research Center of Excellence, Clinical Core Co-Leader of the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and Medical Director of the Stanford Neuroscience Clinical Trials Group. To register, call 650-363-9200 or email

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 1PM, BELMONT

Twin Pines Halloween Spooktacular Dance

Enjoy a spooky affair at the Twin Pines Senior Center in Belmont! Socialize, dance, and enjoy music and treats. 

Thurs Oct 31, 2019, 12PM, REDWOOD CITY

Halloween Luncheon

Come one, come all for a great lunch, raffles, and fun at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City. Wear your costume! Cost is $10. Call 650-780-7259 for Luncheon Reservations

Events for Parents & Youth

Thurs October 17, 2019, 7-8:30PM, REDWOOD CITY

The Good, the Bad, and the OMG of College Admission

Join Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives, for a frank discussion about the college admission process. In this warm, witty, and dynamic presentation, Ms. Furtado offers parents and students a greater understanding of and appreciation for topics related to college choice and student-centered college search.

Thurs October 24, 2019, 7-8:30PM, ATHERTON

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach for Effective Parenting

Join us at Menlo Atherton High School’s Performing Arts Center for a special, Sequoia Healthcare District sponsored evening with Charlie Appelstein, MSW, an internationally prominent youth care specialist who uses positive, strength-based principles to tap into the greatness in every young person. Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Light refreshments, and book sales and signing will be available. Free admission!

Tues November 5, 2019, 6-7:30PM,  SAN MATEO

Free College Essay Review Session, Peninsula Family YMCA

Writing a narrative essay and supplements for your college application can be intimidating. This workshop is for students in the brainstorming phase or students looking for feedback on a draft. All students will leave with clarity to focus their writing. Snacks will be provided. The workshop starts at 6pm.

Thurs November 7, 2019, 7-8:30PM, ATHERTON

Know Your Rights, Know the Law: Sex, Bullying, and Social Media

What should you and your teen know about social media and the law? Today’s teens must navigate complex issues relating to appropriate physical contact, cyberbullying and distribution of digital content. Join us at Menlo-Atherton High School to be informed of legal and practical information regarding the sharing of sensitive information on social media.