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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

February's Special Events at Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Redwood City, CA - February 5, 2003 - There are great things happening at Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center in the month of February – from a presentation on the art of Norman Rockwell, to a conversation with radio personality Jim Dunbar, and a special Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance. All events take place at the Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, in Redwood City.

The public is invited to enjoy a special presentation and slide show on the life and art of one of the world’s best-known illustrators of the 20th century, Norman Rockwell. The event takes place on Saturday, February 8 starting with breakfast at 9:30, and the presentation continues until 11:30 am. The cost is $3 per person.

Then, on Thursday February 13th from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm, a special Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance will be held in the Redwood Room of the Senior Center. Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by dancing featuring the music of Bob Saul’s "Backswing" Big Band. The cost is $15 per person, and tickets must be purchased in advance – no tickets will be sold at the door.

And finally, on Thursday, February 27 from 1:15 to 2:30 pm, a very special guest will join the Senior Center’s 'Opinion Exchange' – Jim Dunbar, who hosted the Bay Area's top-rated morning radio program for over 25 years on KGO radio. His informal conversation will include current events, commentary, and plenty of opportunity to share opinions and ask questions. This is a free event.

The Veterans Memorial Senior Center offers a variety of programs and services, including innovative and creative classes, dinner dances, lectures provided by local historians, great food, information and referral, health and fitness classes that focus on wellness for free or at a very low cost. The Center is operated by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, which provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks/.

Visit Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Redwood City news releases are also available online, at www.redwoodcity.org/news.

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Contact: Yelena Devyatova
Recreation Supervisor
650-780-7306


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