September 2009

In this Issue:

September Events Downtown

Summer Event Surveys

The Circus is BACK!

Fall Activity Guide

Motherland Movie Benefit Screening

Homeschool Activities

Kids Night

Walk for the Health
of it

Events at the VMSC


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 Downtown Events  
target family Target Family Days
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Courthouse Square
Latin Theme

Target Family Days, generously sponsored by Target Stores, attracts kids and adults of all ages. This enriching event is chock-full of music, childrens performers, hands-on activities for kids and more.

The Cuban Cowboys - Cuban Swing
Andy Z and the Andyland Band - Childrens Music
Insect Discovery Lab

Jean Paul Valjean- juggler/magician
Clown Clubhouse

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kepaKepa Junkera
Basque Accordion Master

Saturday, September 12, 2009
Courthouse Square

According to the Boston Globe Kepa Junkera is “One of the most impressive world music debuts in years comes from a Basque accordionist, Kepa Junkera…Junkera is a dazzling master of the two-row diatonic button accordion.” Playing with his sextet on the mandolin, cuatro, double bass, drums, and txalaparta, Kepa’s trikitixas ". The Rocket of Seattle said “..something of a revelation...Not only a remarkable accordionist, but a true master of many styles...a tour de force..."
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2nd Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival!
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Courthouse Square

Amateur and professional Salsa chefs will compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in judging. Three stages of live music with Latin, Salsa and Family themes, as well as free dance lessons, will keep Redwood City grooving all day long.
RWC Salsa Festival
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Music on the Square
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm
Courthouse Square (map)

Coming up:

9/4: The Groove Kings-
Classic Rock
9/11: Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys-
9/18: The Sun Kings-
Beatles sponsored by 96.5 KOIT
9/25: Mazacote- Salsa
10/2: Zoostation
- U2 Tribute
10/9: Neverland- Michael Jackson Tribute
sponsored by 96.5 KOIT

Also check out Lunchtime Music on the Square on Mondays & Wednesdays.

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Dancing on the Square
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Courthouse Square (map)

Get ready to kick up your heels with our free dance series, including Tango, Swing, Country Western, Salsa, Hip Hop, Hula and more. The fun begins with a dance demonstration and continues on with public participation.
Coming up:
9/8: Belly Dance
9/15: Swing/Charleston
9/22: Salsa

Lindy on the Square
Sunday, October 25


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Art on the Square
Friday, Sept. 25 at 5-8:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 26 12-8pm

See local artists and have the chance to purchase their creations! Check out the art booths while enjoying the sounds of Music on the Square.

Also, check out
Second Saturday Art Walks

 Summer Events Surveys
Are you having fun this summer? We want to know! We would love to hear your feedback. If you attended any of our events listed below, we would appreciate you sharing your experiences with us.

1. Movies on the Square Survey

2. Music in the Park Survey

3. Music on the Square Survey

4. Jazz on Main Survey

5. Dancing on the Square Survey

6. Art on the Square Survey

 The Circus is BACK!

Zoppé- An Italian Family Circus
Thursday- Sunday
October 15-25, 2009

The Circus is coming to town! Redwood City is proud to welcome back, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus from October 15th through October 25th for a spectacular two hour performances that will enthrall the entire family! The Circus tent will be set up next to the Downtown Library (1044 Middlefield Road) in Redwood City. Tickets available online or at Red Morton Community Center.

  Fall Activity Guide
fall 2009

Don't forget to check out our Fall Activity Guide! Registration has begun and some of our popular classes are already full!

View our Fall 2009 guide

 Motherland Movie- Benefit Screening
Join us for a special screening or this powerful film. An honest and intimate look at the complexities of grief and healing, “Motherland” is about resilience, triumph of the human spirit and the power of unconditional love. It also reminds us of the vastly different ways in which disparate cultures confront deeply felt personal challenges.
Watch the trailer.
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Benefit Screening
in partnership with Kara Grief Support & Education

Tuesday, September 15

Veterans Memorial
Senior Center

Tickets $20 purchase

 Homeschool Activities
kid pyramid Homeschool Activities
Are you a homeschooler looking for enrichment classes and recreational activities during the school day? Exploration Station is BACK as well as new Art, Science, Film & Video Design and more!
 September Kids Night Out!
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Kids Nights!
Need something fun to do on FRIDAY nights while your parents go out for a date night *hint hint*. You can watch a movie on the BIG SCREEN, get pampered during a Spa Night, hang with the boys, or have some Spooky Halloween fun! We also have a special late night out that gives parents some valuable time to get ready for the holidays!
Location: Sandpiper

Coming up:
Sandpiper Pajama Jam: register now
Movie Night
Friday, September 25

 Friends Walk for the Health of It

walkSaturday, September 12, 2009
Red Morton Park
Veterans Memorial Senior Center
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City map

Join the Veterans Memorial Senior Center for a 5K walk thought beautiful Red Morton Park and a Community Flea Market.  After you cross the finish line, enjoy a Wellness Festival featuring health vendors, food and great bargains!  This event is free for everyone.  If you are interested in hosting a vendor space in the Health Fair or Flea Market, please call (650) 780-7264. 

 Activities at the VMSC
ok- not our theater, but you get the idea!

Friday Movies for Everyone
1:15pm (Unless Otherwise Announced)

Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in August for a FREE featured movie in our state of the art movie theatre! 
Friday, September 4: Earth
September 11: The Soloist
September 18: The Golden Boy
September 25: The Code

Retired Seniors Volunteer Program Benefits & More!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
1-2pm / FREE
Goldstar Room @ Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Learn about the benefits of volunteering through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  Did you know that you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement and many other perks by signing up with RSVP?  And, you can volunteer at the VMSC or other organizations.  Even if you are already a dedicated volunteer with VMSC, please join us for this exciting and informative lecture!

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