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Archived News Release from 2003

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October Special Events at Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Redwood City, CA - October 3, 2003 - There are great things happening at Redwood City’s Veterans Memorial Senior Center in the month of October – from an open house at the Gift Shop, to a special breakfast speaker, to a wonderful Italian dinner concert. All events take place at the Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, in Redwood City.

On Thursday, October 9 from 10 am to 2 pm, shoppers can get a jump start on their holiday gift buying at the Senior Center’s Arbor Gift Shop – there’s a great variety of interesting specialty gifts available, and the first 20 shoppers who make a purchase of $10 or more on that day will receive a free gift.

Then, on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, a special Continental Breakfast will be held in the Redwood Room. In addition to the Senior Center’s usual healthy, tasty, and plentiful breakfast, Dr. Pat Wiklund, Ph. D., will make a presentation on how to deal with stress and other issues in everyday lives. Her topic will be, “Stay Laughing – Stay Healthy: Learn why laughter is still the best medicine and how you can add the honey to make your own medicine go down.” Tickets are only $3.00 including breakfast and the presentation.

And finally, on Friday, October 17 from 6:30 until 9:30 pm, enjoy a traditional Italian dinner concert featuring the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra. The food, ambiance, music, and good cheer will transport the entire evening to the heart of Italy! The cost is $15 per person including dinner and concert.

These are just some of the fun, educational, and informative events and activities provided by the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. With 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 a great asset to Redwood City. It’s 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.

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Contact:
Yelena Devyatova
Recreation Supervisor
650-780-7306

 

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