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December 2008

In this Issue:

Hometown Holidays

Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids

Movie on the Square

La Gran Posada

Recreation Gift Certificates

Winter Activities
for Kids

Events at the VMSC

Holiday Book & Toy Drive

Winter Activity Guide

4th & 5th Grade Girls Soccer

ARAP Holiday Spectacular

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 Hometown Holidays Children's Festival
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

10am-6pm
Downtown Redwood City

Play in the Snow, Children's Parade, Entertainment, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Photos with Santa, Tamale Tasting Contest, Tree Lighting and a grand finale of FIREWORKS! Holiday Movie on the Square to follow.

Click here for full program schedule.
Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
10am-4pm

@ Hometown Holidays
Please join the Redwood City Youth and Teen Advisory Boards at the "Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids" table during the Hometown Holidays Festival. Kids will be able to make free holiday crafts to take home as well as enjoy more holiday delights at our booth.
 Movie on the Square
Movie on the Square
Saturday, December 6, 2008
6:45pm
Courthouse Square
Join us for our last outdoor movie of the year! Saturday, after the Hometown Holidays Festival, we will be showing A Christmas Story (PG) on the Square. Bring your sleeping bags and blankets to keep warm during this fun, holiday experience. There will be hot drinks and treats for sale.
 La Gran Posada Celebration
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La Gran Posada Celebration
Thursday, December 18, 2008
4:00-8:00pm
Fair Oaks Library, 2510 Middlefield Road
650-780-7261

All events are free and open to the public
4:00-6:00pm  Arts & Crafts
4:30-5:30pm  Photos with Santa! 
6:00-7:00pm  Stories and Songs w/Victor Hugo Santos
7:00-7:30pm  Annual Candlelight Procession
7:30-8:00pm  Pinatas and Favors

 Recreation Gift Certificates

GREAT STOCKING STUFFER IDEA!!!
Give the gift that keeps on giving! Help your family & friends achieve their goals next 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.
 Winter Holiday Activities for Kids

Parents! Did school let out too soon? Do you need childcare? Do you need to get some holiday shopping done? We have plenty of winter camp opportunities to choose from!
CLICK HERE FOR CAMPS
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KIDS NIGHT OUT- register now!
Sandpiper Pajama Jam & Movie Night

Friday, December 19, 2008
6:30-9:30pm
$18

Cartoon Workshop - REGISTER NOW!
with Pixar Animator Matt Luhn!
(Age 7-18)
Saturday, December 6, 2008
1:30-4:30pm

Red Morton Community Center

Learn to draw all your favorite cartoons from Buzz Lightyear, The Incredibles, to the characters in Ratatouille and WALL•E ! Click for more info...

 Events at the VMSC
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FREE Lecture Series
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm

Medicare Part D
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Blues w/ Reverend Tom Harshman
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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arbor gift shop volunteer

Arbor Gift Shop to re-open!
Friday, December 5, 2008
9am-3pm

Support programs at the VMSC by shopping locally for your Christmas gifts this season! The Arbor Gift Shop has a great collection of handcrafted items. Find that Hostess gift you've been looking for or check out our reasonably priced infant items and baby blankets! From greeting cards to jewelry, there is something for everyone.

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harp Wind In The Strings Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 11, 2008
1-2pm
 

Join us as we celebrate this special season with a lovely flute and harp duo.  Enjoy music from different traditions.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  Donations gratefully accepted.
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gift Holiday Giving Project
Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

9:30-11:30am

Download information & donation form (26K,pdfpdf)
The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is sponsoring our annual “Holiday Giving” project.  We will be providing gift bags for homebound elders and children in need.  If you would like to make a donation and / or volunteer to help with this community project, please contact us at the Senior Services Office, (650) 780-7274.
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Holiday Sing Along & Linda Griffith Retirement Party
Thursday, December 18, 2008
1-3pm

Join us for two hours of joy, friendship and memories of holidays past!  Sing old holiday songs with your friends and enjoy hot cider and treats.  This will also be your opportunity to say goodbye to Linda Griffith, VMSC Manager, who will be retiring at the end of the year.  FREE
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sock hop dancers Fifties Sock Hop Dance
Friday, January 9, 2009
1-3pm

Inviting all you cool cats for a rockin’ afternoon.  We’ll have a blast dancin’ to groovy sounds and eatin’ tasty grub. Be there or be square!  A great way to kick off the New Year!!  $10 per person / No Reservations Required.  Call Michele at (650) 780-7344 for more info.
 RWC Holiday Toy and Book Program Sign-ups

For low-income families with children 12 years and under. Call 650.780.7510 for details on requirements for program.
To volunteer with the Toy and Book Program call, 650.556.1650

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

DONATIONS OF NEW TOYS AND BOOKS
CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT CITY HALL,
THE REDWOOD CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANY REDWOOD CITY FIRE STATION.
 Winter Activity Guide
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The Winter Activity Guide is available and registration has begun! If you need a copy, please email us at recreation@redwoodcity.org 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.
VIEW ONLINE NOW!

 4th & 5th Grade Girls Soccer

Registration:
December 8, 2008-January 9, 2009
Coaches Meeting:
Wednesday, Feb. 4th at 4:30pm, Fair Oaks School
Season:
February 9-March 27, 2009
Game Days/Location:
Mon-Thurs, 3:30pm at Hoover Field and Fair Oaks

 Accessible Recreation Friday Social
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Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
6-8pm

Celebrate the joy of the season with your friends at ARAP. The evening will consist of making Soap at Opalz in Palo Alto followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Fee: $35
Call (650) 780-7344 for more information.
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