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75th Anniversary Gala

75th Anniversary Gala & "FUN"Raiser
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City (map)

VIP Reception | The Concert | Raffle Prizes | Buy Tickets

 A Cause for Celebration!

75th anniversary logoThis October marks the incredible 75th Anniversary of Redwood City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. In commemoration of a remarkable 75 years of making life better for the community, the City is holding a Gala "Fun" Raiser at the historic Fox Theatre, with all proceeds going to support the new Parks and Arts Foundation - which in turn, supports the Parks Department and the community.

It's hard to believe, but it was way back in 1937 that the precursor to the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department first came into being. Some things were very different back then - a gallon of gas was 10¢, the average price of a house was $4,100, the Golden Gate Bridge first opened to traffic, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt began his second term as President.

But some things were the same then as they are now - to be healthy and thrive, cities have always needed a strong sense of community, public places for people to gather, open, green spaces for families, recreation programs, and community services...and Redwood City's PRCS is to be congratulated for fulfilling that need for 75 very successful years.

PRCS has come a long way since a young man named Alfred "Red" Morton started a recreational softball league here in 1937. Today, the Department provides hundreds of classes, camps, programs, and services for tens of thousands of residents each year; offers after school educational and sports programming for over 8,000 elementary school children; delivers specialized services to thousands of residents who need extra support; brings over 100,000 visits to Downtown each extended summer season through its events programming; and hosts hundreds of thousands of people in the City's 30 parks, plazas, and playgrounds each year. That's a lot to celebrate!

And, this year is especially significant because PRCS is launching a new non-profit organization - the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation. This Foundation will further the PRCS mission of providing critical services to the Community, and the October 18th "Fun" Raiser will help to get that new foundation up and running. This event's fantastic program includes a VIP Reception with a hosted bar (beer/wine), a "Taste of Redwood City" (local restaurants providing food), a raffle of great local prizes, and admission to a fantastic concert by the renowned party band, "Love Fool," all for $50 (concert only is $25 advance purchase). Information and tickets to the "Fun" Raiser are online now at



Event Schedule:
VIP Reception 6pm to 7:30pm
Program 7:30pm to 8pm
Concert 8:00pm to 10:00pm

VIP Ticket $50
(includes hosted beer/wine prior to show, hors d’oeuvres, one raffle ticket, and admission to concert) 

Concert only: $25 + fee adv/ $30+ fee door

 Event Details
The Concert
Lovefoolthe Bay Area's newest and brightest 80's 90's and more cover band, designed by Tainted Love's band leader, uses many of the same auxiliary players and is committed to giving the audience a fun and high-energy show!
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The Reception
Come early for the VIP Reception that includes a hosted bar (beer/wine), and a "Taste of Redwood City," hors doeuvres provided by these local restaurants:

Bangkok Bay
Donato Enoteca
Little India
Portobello Grill
Patty Shack
Sakura Teppanyaki
Sweet Cakes
Cafe La Tartine
Canyon Inn
Old Spaghetti Factory
De Carlo Catering
La Azteca
Whole Foods Market Redwood CIty
Chef Steve

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tixRaffle Prizes
Each VIP Ticket includes one raffle ticket. More will be available for purchase at the event. Some examples of the prizes include:

  • Set of 4 tires from Redwood City General Tire
  • Giants Tickets for the 2013 Season
  • Dinner for 6 at the Fire Station - prepared and served by our Firefighters
  • Police Ride-A-Long, Boat Ride and Visit to the Shooting Range
  • Gift Certificates from Goetz Brothers, City Pub, Emerald Hills Golf, Broadway By the Bay - courtesy of the Fox Theatre, Station 1 Restaurant in Woodside, Edible Arrangements, Lobster Shack, Spiinaker Sailing, Mountain Mikes, Costco, Redwood City Art Center, Bucks of Woodside, Cooking Classes,
  • Gift Baskets: Jigsaw Java Puzzles, Peninsula Hills Women's Club Goodies, Wine Basket, Redwood City Art Center, Curious George Box, Baby's First Library, Canada College Goodies, San Jose Sharks, Summit Coffee
  • iPod
  • Tickets to Great America, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Century Theatres

And more!



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