GETTING THE SCOOP ... The annual Midtown Residents Association Ice Cream Social will be held Sunday (Sept. 18) from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St. in Palo Alto. The ice cream social is a way to bring Midtown "old-timers" and new arrivals together, organizers said. Members of the Palo Alto City Council, city staff and commissioners will scoop ice cream for Midtown residents. Palo Alto firefighters will serve their award-winning chili. Other activities include popcorn, face painting, emergency information and children's activities.
A 'SUPER' DEAL ... "An Evening with the School Superintendent Kevin Skelly" takes place at the Midtown Residents Association general meeting Tuesday (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m. Topics include an update on current construction projects, enrollment information, and school board goals. The meeting takes place at the Ohlone Elementary School Library, 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto.
BIKE PALO ALTO ... The Second Annual Bike Palo Alto! community bike ride, which is hosted by the Palo Alto Neighborhood Green Teams, will take place Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. The ride starts at El Carmelo School, at the corner of Bryant Street and Loma Verde Avenue. Self-guided route maps with a variety of rides for all ages will be provided. Vendors along the routes will offer free treats such as ice cream and fruit. More than 600 participants are expected. The event includes bike safety, free bike maintenance, bike registration and a raffle. Information: www.pagreenteams.org/bikepaloalto