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November 2011

In this Issue:

Winter 2012 Activity Guide

Holiday Skating on the Square

Redwood City Toy & Book Program

Food Donations

The Nutcracker

Events at the VMSC

Building Closures

Teen Parties

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  Winter 2012 Activity Guide
winter 2012

Look for the Winter Activity Guide in your mailbox between November 22-26. We have a variety of Winter Break Camps included in this issue as well as our Free Try It Out schedule for the first week of January!

Online & Fax-in Registration:
Resident Registration: November 23, 2011
Non-Resident Registration: December 5, 2011

Mail-in Registration:
begins when you receive the brochure.

Click here to view our Virtual Guide!

 Holiday Skating on the Square

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Holiday Skating on the Square
Now through January 16, 2012

Courthouse Square (map)
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open Black Friday!

If you haven't heard the buzz or driven by Courthouse Square, we have a new fun, family activity for you to enjoy this holiday season! Through January, you can skate to your hearts content on our eco-friendly synthetic "ice" rink! It's a tad slower than regular ice, so it's great for beginners, plus it's not cold! We still recommend dressing for ice skating as falling still hurts, skate blades are still sharp and little heads could use a bike or ski helmet for extra protection. Price range from $10-$12 per person and SKATE RENTALS ARE FREE WIITH ADMISSION! We are open 7 days a week! Come on down!
 Redwood City Toy & Book Program

Redwood City Toy & Book Drive Website
Sign-ups: November 21-December
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Did you know about this AMAZING program run by PAL, Redwood City Police Department and Redwood City Fire? Watch this video to learn more about the Toy & Book Program. Visit the site here: http://rwctoydrive.com/ index.html and learn about how you can help or participate!

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

To Volunteer with the Toy and Book Program call
(650) 556-1650 ext. 11
. Click here for more info

Holiday Program Flyer:
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 Food Donations

For those wishing to donate food to those in need during the holiday season, I’d like to let you know that the Fair Oaks Adult Clinic, which is part of San Mateo Medical Center, has collection barrels for the Second Harvest Food Bank. It’s located at 2710 Middlefield Road in Redwood City – please consider donating non-perishable food. The clinic is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to noon, and from 1-5pm. Their food drive ends December 12. For more information contact the Fair Oaks Adult Clinic at (650) 363-4602.

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 The Nutcracker

nutcraker 2010 fox theaterBallet America Presents
The Nutcracker
Friday, Dec 2, 2011
Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City

Buy Tickets
Come see the Bay Area’s most family-friendly Nutcracker performance!  This unique, full-length production includes a cast of 100 local dancers twirling alongside professional dancers like Dance Magazine’s featured ballerina—Maia Wilkens (former principle dancer of Joffrey Ballet) in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy).  This exciting performance is sure to keep Dad and the kids awake with action packed scenes like the humorous battle between soldiers and a motley crew of cowboy and pirate mice.  Children will enjoy our new scene which features a gingerbread dog and a chocolate cat roaming around a childlike version of heaven.  The fun abounds as children are invited to dress up as Nutcracker characters in the lobby during intermission, take a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy, or come onstage after the performance to meet the cast.  Ballet America’s Nutcracker is an entertaining and convenient way for the whole family to enjoy this holiday classic.  So come join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on a magical holiday journey as Redwood City’s Ballet America presents its annual, production of The Nutcracker

Tickets for reserved seating range in price from $18 to $39 and are available via the website: www.balletamerica.org, by phone: (650) FOX-7770, or by the Fox Theater Box Office:  2219 Broadway, in downtown Redwood City.

Ballet America is a performing group founded and directed by Julia Ball-Dugan, former professional dancer and current artistic director of The Academy of American Ballet in Redwood City, whose mission is to offer family-friendly productions that promote community and local appreciation of ballet through quality productions of both new and classical choreography.

Ballet America is grateful for grant funding provided by The Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and Target that helped to make this production possible.

 Events at the VMSC

Decoration Party
Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
10 AM-Noon

Veterans Memorial Senior Center
Get into the holiday spirit by decorating the Veterans Memorial Senior Center with your friends and family. A winter themed extravaganza will take over the rooms and lobby of the VMSC! Complimentary pizza lunch will be provided for those who volunteer and sign up. Sign up by calling Christina at (650) 780-7343

 Building Closures

Redwood City Buildings will be closed on:
Thursday-Friday, November 24 & 25

Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday!


 Teen Parties

Are you looking to host a teen party? If you are, then we have the perfect place for you! The Teen Center at Red Morton Community Center will be available for rental from 6-9pm every Friday and Saturday. You will be provided with one of our Teen Supervisors to help facilitate your party and full use of all recreation equipment:

- Pool table & foosball table
- 50” flat screen TV (Cable TV)
- Video Games (X-box & Arcade Games)
- In house music system for dancing
- DVD player for movies
- Tables for food and refreshments
- Outside patio for BBQ
  (Only offered if available)
- GYM for sports
  (Only offered if available)

Fee: $100 per hour / Refundable Deposit: $200.00
Call 650.780.7311 for more info or to reserve.

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