The MODA Board and other volunteers have been organizing events for residents for many years. The Annual picnic dates back to the 60s, and newer events have been added since then—all in an effort to build a sense of community. No better has this been expressed than through the annual Halloween Party.
The Neighborhood Yard Sale was added in 2018—in that same spirit. More than 20 homeowners participated, and there were 5 lemonade/cookie stands run by youngsters and their parents. At the annual meeting, it was voted to continue this activity.
In 2019, a fun run, the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot was added. Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, neighbors followed one of several courses that wound through Menlo Oaks. Runners, walkers, dog walkers and stroller pushers were able to get a little exercise in before settling down to Thanksgiving dinners.
Calendar of Events for 2021
In these days of the pandemic, we hope we can hold MODA events once again. Here is a potential schedule for each.
May – Block Parties
June – Annual Neighborhood Picnic
September – Neighborhood Yard Sale
October 31 – Neighborhood Halloween Party
November – Annual Meeting
November 20 – Turkey Trot
We will update this information once we know it’s safe to gather together again. Until then, be sure wear a mask when out walking and practice social distancing when you run into friends. Be sure to wave “Hello” to each other when walking through Menlo Oaks.
Neighborhood events for 2021 will be reviewed to determine if they can be held in accordance with San Mateo County Health Officer Statements. “People at all levels of risk should know, if they venture out, and interact with others outside of their households, that they have a chance of getting infected and passing the virus on to their household members.”
Check Out Events Pictures From 2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Annual Picnic at Peninsula School
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Halloween Neighborhood Celebration
Annual Meeting at Peninsula School (3-5 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Turkey Trot (morning)