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May 2011

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Summer Camps & Aquatics

Are You Reading Our Blog

"Almost" Mother's Day Kid's Concert

Movie Screening "Pelada"

Music on the Square

10th Annual Pet Parade

Movies on the Square

Art Walk

Children's Show at the Fox Theatre

Events at the VMSC

Library Events

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  Summer Camps!
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Summer Camps & Aquatics 2011
Do you feel the heat today? That means Summer is just around the corner! Are your kids enrolled in Summer Camp and Swim Lessons? Don't miss out! Some programs are almost full already! Don't be late!

Click here for our Summer Camp Website!

  Parks & Recreation Blog

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  Almost Mother's Day Kids Concert

almost mothers day kids concert

"Almost" Mother's Day Kids Concert
starring Andy Z and the Andyland Band
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Courthouse Square
Have at blast at the “Almost” Mother’s Day Concert, featuring Andy Z & the Andyland Band! Families will enjoy a fun kid's concert, an inflatable playland, and can also create a Mother's Day Gift in the craft area. Sponsored by the Redwood City Mother's Club and Redwood City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Redevelopment Agency.

  "Pelada" Movie Screening / Fundraiser

Pelada - view trailer
Thursday, May 12

Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theater, 1455 Madison Ave

suitable for children ages 12 and up and accompany with a parent
buy tix through America Scores
Q&A with Director, Rebekah Fergusson
We have an exciting opportunity for you in partnership with America Scores-Bay Area, the City of Redwood City, and Juventus Sport Club – the showing of an award winning documentary called “Pelada”. 

Two players. 25 countries. One game.

Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, there’s another side of soccer.  Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised games.  Every country has a different word for it.  In the United States, we call it “pick-up soccer.”  In Trinidad, it's "taking a sweat."  In England, it's "having a kick-about."  In Brazil, the word is “pelada,” which literally means "naked"—the game stripped down to its core.  It’s the version of the game played by anyone, anywhere—and it’s a window into lives all around the world.  

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros.  Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game.  From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.

This is also a fundraiser for Scores America-Bay Area (which provides after school programs and enrichment activities), as well as a Juventus team fundraiser.  Get your tickets now for the Thursday, May 12th showing at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre (1455 Madison Ave.).  Tickets may be purchased online (please see flyer) or at the door (until sold out).   

  Music on the Square
music on the square
Music on the Square
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm
Courthouse Square
May 6 The Houserockers - Rock and Roll
sponsored by Classic Rock KFOX 98.5/102.1
May 13 Arrival - Journey Tribute
sponsored by
96.5 KOIT - Lite Rock Less Talk
May 20 Preston Shannon - Blues
May 27 Orquesta La Moderna Tradición -
Salsa / Afro Cuban
June 3 Handful of Luvin' - Indie Rock
The City of Redwood City would like to thank Barracuda Networks, San Mateo Credit Union, Peninsula Infiniti, Bud Light, Rockstar Energy Drink, and The Fox Theatre for their generous contributions to Music on the Square.
  10th Annual Pet Parade

pet parade10th Annual Pet Parade
Experience the happiest event of the year
May 21, 2011
Parade starts at 12pm
Courthouse Square
Booths, Food, Music and Demonstrations! Parade is FREE.

Experience the happiest event of the year!
• Parade is FREE
• $5 Per Contest Entry
• Pet costumes are too!
• Awards for contest winners.
• Photos with you and your pet
• Awards for contest winners.
• Rescue Groups
• Pet related businesses

  Movies on the Square
movies on the square
Movies on the Square
Courthouse Square
May 12, 2011 @ 8:30pm
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (PG-13)
May 19, 2011 @ 8:30pm
The King's Speech (R)
May 26, 2011 @ 8:30pm
Inception (PG-13)
June 2, 2011 @ 8:45pm
Hitch (PG-13)

  Second Saturday Art Walk
art walk Second Saturday ART WALK
May - September, 2011


First Art walk on May 14th!
The Second Saturday Art Walk is a multicultural, socially responsible, and eco-friendly event that brings a fabulous array of art to the community. Fair trade crafts are being promoted at nine locations in Redwood City, compiling over 75 local artists bringing inspiration, culture, and entertainment this spring and summer to the entire Peninsula.
  The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Friends
winne the pooh at the fox

The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and Friends
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA
It’s time to venture out to Hundred Acre Wood where Winnie will be joined by his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, and the rest of the gang as A.A.Milne’s classic bear comes to life in this fun, upbeat children’s theatre performance.

Featuring the brilliant talent of Sign Stage on Tour in its 15th touring year, this family production is signed and spoken simultaneously.

 Events at the VMSC
US flag
Veterans Honorary Luncheon
Celebrating our Military Soldiers, past & present
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Veterans Memorial Senior Center
Honor our troops during an honorary luncheon. This
luncheon will feature special guest speakers, and of
course our beloved veterans, who are encouraged to bring stories and memorabilia. Opportunity drawing & gifts will be offered. Special gifts for the first 25 people who sign up. Please call (650) 780-7343 to RSVP by Monday, May 23rd. Fee: $8 General Admission, $5 Veteran or Military Guest.
theater] Friday Movies for Everyone
Unless Otherwise Announced
Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in December for a FREE featured movie in our state of the art movie theatre!

Friday, May 6: Unstoppable
Friday, May 13: How Do You Know
Friday, May 20: You Again
Friday, May 27: Fair Game

  Library Events

Quinteto Latino - A Family Program
Saturday May 7 • 10:15am

Downtown Library

Explore Hispanic musical roots with the Quinteto Latino


Phase2Careers Employment Roundtable
Tuesday May 10 • 10:00 AM  - 12:00 PM
Downtown Library - Community Room
The Employment Roundtable will feature five to seven Bay Area wide employers serving on a panel. The mission of Phase2Careers is to assist the "Over 40" worker in the Bay Area with finding new career opportunities.

Author Night with Elizabeth Gomez
Thursday May 12 • 6:30 pm
John Gill Elementary School

Hear a bilingual presentation by the illustrator of The Upside Down Boy . There will also be a raffle and books for sale.

Volunteer! Library Cleanup Days
Saturday May 21 • Between 10:00am and 5:00pm
Various Redwood City Libraries

You're invited to help with the Library's quarterly cleanup days. These fun volunteer opportunities include “shelf reading," cleaning children’s book covers, and pulling damaged books from our shelves. You can choose the hours - any time between 10 am and 5 pm. We do ask for a minimum of two hours in order to make the most of your valuable volunteer time. Call to arrange the best time and location! For more information, contact Jenny Davis
Phone 650.780.7046

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