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August 2011

In this Issue:

Fall 2011 Activity Guide

Endless Summer Swim

4th Annual Salsa Festival

Music in the Parks

Downtown Events

Parade Run Results

Summer Camps

PHAT After School Program

Library Events

Events at the VMSC

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   Fall Activity Guide

Fall 2011 Activity Guide
Look for your copy in your mailbox after August 12 . All residents of Redwood City and Woodside will receive the brochure in the mail. If you live in a different city than those mentioned above and would like to be added to the mailing list, email us!

Online Registration Dates:
Residents- August 17 at 11am
Non-residents- August 29 at 11am

We will not accept any registration forms until brochures have been received in resident mailboxes. All forms sent prior to this will be returned.

 2 More Nights of Endless Summer Swim!
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Endless Summer Swim!

Come on board to help establish this new  Redwood City nighttime tradition--swim, play, bond---build some great memories
Herkner Pool will be open:
Monday through Friday
5:45pm – 7:30pm
July 25th -August 12th

Rec Swim, Some lap lanes available. Adults $5, Youth $3.
  Salsa Making Contest- $500 grand prize!

4th Annual Salsa Festival!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Enter Today! Deadline August 26!

Amateur and professional salsa chefs can compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory in this mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition at The Redwood City Salsa Festival on September 25th from 12-8pm, happening throughout Downtown Redwood City.

  Music in the Parks

Music in the Park
Thank you for attending our Music in the Park series! We are sad to say that it's over, but would love to hear your feedback about this fun, yearly, community event! Thank you in advance for your time!

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sounds of the shores
Sounds of the Shores
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Marlin Park (map)

California Beach Boys Tribute
  Downtown Events! WOW!

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Target Family Days - Culture, Crafts & Curry
click the link above to read about Curry Fest & More!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Courthouse Square (map)
Target Family Days, generously sponsored by Target, will transform Courthouse Square, into a walkable assortment of themed family entertainment this summer. Featuring Live Music, Street Performers, Cooking Demonstrations, Themed Face Painting, Hands-on Art Projects, Food, Bounce Houses and More, there will be something for everyone on three Sundays from July through September. Plus, the street will be closed to through traffic, making a stroll along Broadway a fun and relaxing family experience.

  • Curry Fest! Curry Food Booths & Food Trucks!
  • Cooking Demonstrations 
  • Bhangra Empire
  • CA Kung Fu and Tai Chi Institute
  • San Mateo County History Museum Victorian Days
  • Krystle’s Tahitian Dance
  • Chinese Hands-on Art Stations w/FREE projects & FREE trinkets with Hidden Dragon Station.
  • Inflatable Play Area
  • Henna Artist
  • Asian Themed Face Painting
  • Bay Area Parent Celebration Booths
  • Yummy Food & More!

music on the square

Music On The Square
Fridays through October 7, 2011

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
August 12 Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's - Jump Blues
August 19 Cream of Clapton - Best of Cream & Eric Clapton
August 26 The Rising - Bruce Springsteen Tribute

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Jazz on Main
Monday, 6:00-8:00pm
Main Street, Downtown
Coming up:

August 15 • Wayne Wallace, John Worley and Kristen Strom
Three Horns, No Limits

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Movies On The Square
Thursdays through September 9, 2010
@Sundown (approx 8:45pm)

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
August 12 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (PG)
August 18 Toy Story 3 (G)
sponsored by
August 25 Mary Poppins (G)
September 1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
sponsored by

dancing on the square
Dancing On The Square
Tuesdays through September 21, 2010

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
August 16 Fox Trot Imperial Ballroom
August 23 Rhumba Arthur Murray
August 30 Tango Arthur Murray

art on the square
Art On The Square
Friday, August 26, 2011

with The Rising
- Bruce Springsteen Tribute 
Courthouse Square

art walk
Second Saturday ART WALK
May - September, 2011


Next one: August 13th
Locations around Downtown Redwood City
  July 4th Parade Run Results
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Thank you to all who participated in the Annual July 4th Parade Run! We had a fantastic turn-out and it proved again to be a perfect way to kick-off the holiday! Thanks to the 747 Parade Run runners and walkers, many sponsors, and the dynamite organizing committee, $20,500 was raised for the Save Our School Music campaign!.

Click here for the Results.

View Fun Run website

  Still Looking for Summer Camps?
Summer Camps are Still Going Strong!
Arts, Crafts, Sports, Science, Legos, Engineering, Field Trips to your favorite places and MORE! We still have plenty of fun and camps through August 19! We have PLENTY of options for even the most finicky little customer!

Click here for our Summer Camp Website!

 PHAT - A New After School PAL Program

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Are you a middle school student?
Do you want to have fun and discover new skills and talents?
Are you interested in living a strong and healthy life?
The Personal Health Academy for Teens (PHAT) is for you !

PHAT is a program provided to boys and girls in 6th-8th grades. Start date: Wednesday, September 7
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $25.00 per month (limited scholarships available)
Registration: Aug 1-Aug 31

The PHAT is set up to be a fun, safe and hands-on experience where students will participate in a full range of ‘healthy’ activities for middle school students. 
A sample of program offerings includes activities such as:

Sports and recreation
Conditioning and fitness                                                               
Martial arts and dance
Healthy snacks and nutrition       
Gardening and cooking
Review of youth health risks 
Conflict resolution skills
Field trips

 Library Events

League of Intrepid Paper Sculptors
Let’s Make Origami!
Join us to make some cool origami!
Saturday August 13 • 1:00-5:00pm
Downtown Main Library

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Destination - Australia
New Zealand and Fiji
Saturday August 13 • 2:00 pm

Downtown Library - Fireplace Room

Linda Margolin has been a travel agent for over 30 years, and an Aussie Specialist since 1992. She has traveled throughout Australia over 39 times and can customize the perfect vacation in the region for you.

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Meet the Author - Lian Gouw: Only a Girl
Thursday August 25 • 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Community Room

Lian Gouw was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, then a Dutch colony known as the Netherlands’ East Indies. Lian explores themes of human relationships, connection with animals, and fable-like fantasy. She is particularly interested in the lives and struggles of women.
Visit the author at: www.liangouw.com

 Events at the VMSC
Friday Movies for Everyone
Unless Otherwise Announced
Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center every Friday for a FREE featured movie in our state-of-the-art movie theatre!

Friday, August 12: No Strings Attached
Friday, August 19: The Conspirator
Friday, August 26:
Kung Fung Panda

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