Workshops & Special Events


In addition to our ongoing programs we also host workshops, community gatherings and special events.  Whether it's our annual fundraiser - Rally for Riekes, our monthly open house Creative Arts Recital, a special guest speaking engagement or a bow making workshop in the woods, we hope to see you all there! 

Ongoing Community Events

3rd Thursdays  

Community Campfire | Open House | Creative Arts recital

Our monthly campfires take place in the back yard and often feature a nature activity as well as snack.  

Every third Thursday at 7pm we are proud to feature our Creative Arts students in a public recital.  Students sing, show movies, share artwork and celebrate milestones.  

Stop by our Open House starting at 6:30 on your way to the recital. Enjoy some snacks and refreshments, meet staff and get to know other community members.  

Past Workshops

BOCCIA IS BACK!                                                                                                     

Paralympic Boccia Clinic | April 14th -15th, 10am - 3pm                                                   

Boccia is one of the fastest growing Paralympic sports in the US and world. It is the sport for individuals with physical and/or neurological disabilities. The Paralympic clinic is open to all. For more information, email Steven Toyoji at  



Menlo Park CalTrain Station | April 26th, 6-8pm                                                              Come out and listen to our Riekestra wow the crowds while you dine on food truck fare!

The Creative Arts Department Presents: 

The Ruckus Jazz Trio workshop, Jan. 12th, 2017, 7pm

The Ruckus trio is on a West Coast tour and will provide a workshop for Riekes Students and community.  Ruckus will perform some original compositions, jam with students and answer questions.  

Ruckus is the next evolution of the classic jazz trio, with influences ranging from Ravel to Flying Lotus, Art Blakey to Bon Iver.  The members of Ruckus have trained at Berkley, McNally - Smith, Cal Arts, Brubeck Institute, and the New School.  They have shared the stage with greats such as Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, and Wynton Marsalis.