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Science, Walking and Music in Menlo Park this Weekend

Lots of walking and music this weekend. Time to get out and move to the beat, and then some!

Regional Science Bowl at SLAC

Teams of high school science students will be showing off their stuff Saturday at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for the annual Regional Science Bowl. The Science Bowl is a question-and-answer competition with buzzers, judges, and time keepers —the competition is tough, and it's real. 

It's a top-notch affair. Participants will be welcomed by Noble Prize Laureate Dr. Martin Perl, followed by the competition. After lunch, there will be tours and elimination rounds before the awards ceremony.  Dr. Burton Richter, Director Emeritus and a Nobel Prize Laureate himself, will give out the trophies.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 4 p.m. and the public is welcome. SLAC is at 2575 Sand Hill Road. Remember, all adults (18 and older) are required to show a valid photo ID at the Main SLAC Gate on Sand Hill Road upon entrance. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Kreitz at (650) 926-4385 or e-mail pkreitz@slac.stanford.edu.

Alzheimer's Futurist Steve Winner

The Silverado story is an unusual one, and a lesson for us all. This Saturday, Alzheimer’s Futurist and Silverado Senior Living co-Founder Steve Winner will speak and sign copies of The Silverado Story: A Memory Care Culture Where Love is Greater than Fear. Winner dared to be different in his approach to Alzheimer's and he will share his story and what he learned in his talk at Kepler's at 3 p.m. Come spend two hours in one of Menlo Park's nicest book stores and learn something more about memory impairment and a positive approach to dealing with it. Kepler's Books is at 1010 El Camino Real. For more information, call Kepler's Books at (650) 324-4321 or e-mail service@keplers.com.

Ravenswood Hike

Come out for a walk Saturday morning and experience a wildlife extravaganza, sponsored by the Dan Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park. This family-friendly walk will trace a 2.3-mile perimeter trail and offer great opportunities to see winter wildlife at play and discuss how future wetlands restoration will shape this piece of the Bay. The two-hour walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants should meet at the main parking lot bathrooms at , located at Hwy 101 and Marsh Road. For more information, call (408) 262-5513, ext. 106.

Fifty Plus Adventure Walks and Runs

Fifty Plus Adventure Walks and Runs holds its monthly walk for seniors this Saturday. If you are over 50 years old and feel the need to get outdoors, this group wants you!  The walk takes place, rain or shine, so don't let a little bit of inclement weather put you off.  The Menlo Park walk is Saturday and is a constant fixture on the fourth Saturday of each month, so if you can't make it this Saturday, keep it mind for March! The group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the , 930 Santa Cruz Ave. For more information, call (650) 493-1621 or (650) 329-6628.

Music at Cafe Borrone and Cafe Zoe 

Two local cafes, two different sounds. Tonight, Chris Stone makes his local debut with a four-piece acoustic band by the name of Soup. You can catch Soup between 6:30 and 8 p.m. tonight at , 1929 Menalto Ave. When the music stops at Cafe Zoe, it starts at , so you can wander over there. The music is on from 8-11 p.m., and most Friday nights, you will be treated to Clint Baker's All-Stars, who regularly jam in the Cafe. For a schedule of performers, call (650) 327-0830.

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