December 2006

In this Issue:

Winter Camps
for Kids

Recreation Gift Certificates

Park Rules Update

Events at the VMSC

Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids

Holiday Book & Toy Drive

Winter Activity Guide

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 Winter Camps for Kids- December
Holiday Helpers Winter Camp
(Age 3-5 years)
Calling all elves! Come join us while we create holiday crafts and gifts for friends, family, and yourself! We will play plenty of Reindeer Games to keep little ones entertained.
Location: Sandpiper
Camp Winter Adventures
(Grades 1-5)
It might be cold outside, but Camp Winter Adventures is definitely the HOT spot to be! Campers will spend a week warming things up with fun crafts, games, team building activities and more. Campers should bring a sack lunch and wear running shoes.
Location: Sandpiper
Camp Butter Sugar Flour
(Age 7-12)
with Kids Culinary Adventures

Winter wonderland is in the kitchen this season! Kids will be whipping up delicious holiday treats everyday! Kids will whip up and show off a different holiday cookie or candy everyday - from traditional Raspberry Thumbprint cookies to delicious old world Divinity, hand pulled Taffy and mouthwatering Fudge! Truly a class you won’t want them to miss! Children should bring a nutritional morning snack and sugar free beverage. Hair tied back and closed toed shoes!
Location: CAB
 Share the Gift of Recreation this Year!


It's time for the Holidays and what better “Stocking Stuffer” to give to someone than a Parks and Recreation Gift Certificate?  For any amount you desire, you can give the gift of learning a new talent, a new language, summer camp for a grandchild, swimming lessons, an adventure trip for your teenager, a fitness class for your significant other (or for yourself!); take a class together like ballroom dance – and hundreds of more ideas!!! 

Please come to the Red Morton Community Center or to the Sandpiper Community Center and pick yours up today!  For more information, please call 780-7311.
 Park Rules Update

The Parks and Recreation Commission has completed an update of our Park Rules and will soon be recommending the changes to the City Council.  The Commission is now working on options for how to best to enforce our Park Rules with the goal of having the new park rules and enforcement policy in place by March 2007. 

Some of the highlights include expanding our successful picnic area reservation system to require permits for activities involving 25 or more people, use of any structures over 12 ft in any dimension, use of jumper structures as well as portable BBQ's, but only at designated sites in certain designated parks.

Other changes include restricting the length of a dog leash to no more than six feet long and limiting the number of dogs to no more than three dogs per person in any park or facility including our off leash dog park in Redwood Shores.

If you would like to share your input on our potential new park rules, please contact, Corinne Centeno, Director.

 Events at the VMSC
Deck The Halls Decoration Party
Monday, Dec. 4 • 9:30-11:30am
Deck the halls with holiday cheer. Decorate the Senior Center with the delightful sounds of holiday music in the background. Cider and cookies provided. Free for all. Call (650) 780-7320 to volunteer your time at this event.
Gift Bags Giving Project
Monday, Dec. 11 • 9:30-11:30am
The best part of the holiday season is the giving of gifts, and you can give the greatest gift of all...your time! Help assemble and deliver holiday gift bags for homebound seniors & children on this very special day. Call Kim at (650) 780-7320 to volunteer.
Holiday Spectacular
Monday, Dec. 18 • 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy an evening of holiday crafts, pizza feast and a tour Redwood City's best holiday lights. Cost is $ 20 per person. Includes craft supplies, dinner, and transportation. Call (650) 780-7344 for more information.
Holiday Sing-a-long
Thursday, Dec. 21 • 1:30-3:30pm
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-along spirit while enjoying hot cider and holiday cookies. Cost is $2. No reservation required.
 Kris Kringle Crafts for Kids @ Hometown Holidays

Saturday, December 2, 2006
Downtown Redwood City

Please join the Redwood City Youth and Teen Advisory Boards at the Hometown Holidays Celebration on Saturday, December 2, 2006. We will have FREE holiday crafts for kids to make and more! Our booth will get you in the spirit of the holiday! We will be located on the corner of Winslow Street and Broadway downtown Redwood City from 10am-4pm.

Event Schedule:
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 RWC Holiday Toy and Book Program Sign-ups

Sign-ups end December 5!
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9am-1pm
T/Th: 2:30-6:30pm

For low-income families with children 12 years and under. Call 780-7500 for details on requirements for program.

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

 Winter Activity Guide

The Winter Activity Guide is available and registration has begun! If you need a copy, please email us at
or pick one up at one of our community centers or libraries.

Classes will run from January through March and our winter holiday activities are included as well.

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