April 2010

In this Issue:

Streets Alive

Farmers Market

Kids' Talent Show

Summer Camp Website

Spring Break Camps

Community Meeting:
Sand Replacement

Kids Nights

Parks Make Life Better

New Tot Classes

Events at the VMSC

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 Streets Alive!
streets aliveStreets Alive
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Downtown Redwood City at Courthouse Square

Physical activity and social togetherness is important to a healthy lifestyle. San Mateo County has partnered up with the World Health Organization to take part in a World Health Day Event, Streets Alive San Mateo County. We'll be hosting a community event, closing streets to cars and opening them to the people. Come ready to dance, play and have a great time!
 Event Schedule (subject to change)


Fun to be Fit! Hula Hooping for Fitness


Fusion Beatz - Bollywood Dance


Skate Works Skateboarding Demo


Peninsula Boxing and Fitness


Community Street Jam - Zumba


Edward’s Karate Studio - Self Defense


Family Yoga
 2010 Farmers Market Opens April 3, 2010

Support our local growers! Website
The Redwood City Farmer's Market returns this Saturday and runs through November from 8:00am-12:00pm. The market is conveniently located at 850 Winslow St. in Downtown Redwood City. MAP

 Kids' Talent Show at the Library
“Get Your Act Together”
at the Redwood City Public Library – Downtown

The Library is giving kids an opportunity to showcase their talents. If you can “Get Your Act Together” you can be a star in the annual Kids’ Talent Show!  Kids up to 11 years of age can drop in to audition on Saturday, April 17, 1:00-3:00; Sunday, April 18, 3:00-5:00; or Tuesday, April 20, 6:00-8:00.  All acts must audition.  Acts can be solo, duo or group, and each act is limited to 3 minutes.  Rehearsal time is available but optional.
If you don't want to be in the show, just come and enjoy the talent on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
For more information contact Jacky at 780-7016
 Summer Camp Website!

Did you know a couple of our camps filled on the first day? This site will keep you posted on camp enrollment availability, price changes, and more!


 Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps
Baseball, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Horseback Riding Whatever your calling is, we have something to fit the bill! Check out our Spring Break Camps for next week, April 5-9!

 Community Meeting:
 Sand Feature Replacement at Two Redwood City Parks
Community Meetings at Maddux & Stafford Parks
Saturday, April 10, 2010
(simultaneously at both
Maddux & Stafford)

Testing of the sand in play areas at Redwood City’s Stafford Park and Maddux Park has revealed persistently higher-than expected levels of the E.coli bacteria, despite repeated attempts to prevent proliferation of the bacteria. Over the last year, this has prompted City officials to periodically close the sand features to public use, depending on testing results. Since the contamination continues to recur, the sand features will be entirely removed and replaced with alternative play features. Park users and neighbors will have the opportunity to work with staff at two upcoming community meetings to discuss what alternative play features are most desired. Click for more...
 Kids Night Out!
popcorn Sandpiper Movie Night - Register Now
Grades 1-5
April 23, 2010
1st - 5th graders, can’t make it to the movie theatre? Don’t worry, we’ll bring the movies to you! We’ll compete in fun games/relays and end the night with popcorn and a BIG SCREEN movie! To make this Movie Night complete, we’ll provide pizza and drinks. Don’t forget your pajamas, pillow and sleeping bad so you’re comfy during the movie!
Location: SCC
 Parks Make Life Better!
How does "Parks and Recreation" make your life better? We can help you figure that out! Click here to read about the California Parks & Recreation Society's new brand promise!
  New Fun Classes For Your Tot!

New highlighted classes
Check our brochure for plenty more opportunities!
click on dates or times for pricing and to register online.

Adventures in Music
18 mos-3years

Fridays 9:30-10:15am
with Community School of Music & Arts
Enjoy singing, creative movement, musical games, listening while playing simple instruments & dancing with scarves, bean bags, hoops, ribbons, parachutes, more. Learn activities to be shared at home in this family-oriented class. Set your child on the path to a lifelong enjoyment of music. Parent & child must attend together. With a different “adventure” focus each session, these are the perfect classes for students to take multiple times.

Creative Music Makers
Age 3-5

with Community School of Music & Arts
Fridays 10:30am | 1pm
Children are introduced to music concepts with these classes that have a different focus each session, making them perfect for students to take multiple times. Children have fun & build skills through singing, creative movement, musical games, while playing rhythm instruments.
Location: RMCC

Little Hoopers
Age 3-5
with 1 on 1 Basketball
Thursdays 9:30-10:10am
Thursdays 10:10-11am

This unique class introduces the game of basketball to youngsters in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Our coaches have been trained specifically to teach basketball to pre-school age children using smaller balls and lower hoops. We will focus on skills such as dribbling, passing, catching and shooting and play games such as dribble tag, steal the bacon and sharks and minnows. Come out and PLAY!
Location: RMCC

mom and childMandarin & Spanish Immersion Adventure (Preschool & Tot)
Age 2 ½ - 4 ½

Preschooler Thursdays: Spanish 10am | Mandarin 2:30pm
Tot Thursdays: Spanish 9am
with I-Immersion Institute
Come to a fun immersion MANDARIN or Spanish class that focuses on conversation, listening, reading, writing, and presentations. Each class begins with an adventure topic to motivate foreign language learning so that your child wants to come back for more! No previous exposure to the language is necessary- all levels are welcomed! At-home reinforcement materials are available for purchase in class. 14 months-2½ years. Class requires parent/caregiver participation. For more info go to www.iimmersion.com or call 650.638.0463. $10 lab fee for materials is payable to instructor at first class for CD and flashcards.

French for Parent & Me
Age 2-5

with Marianne Simoulian
Tuesdays 10am-11am
BONJOUR! In this fun class, caregivers and child will learn nursery rhymes, sing and dance to songs, learn about French puppets and manipulate them. This class is an immersion into French childhood culture and incorporates music and movement. No previous exposure to French necessary. $15 lab fee payable to instructor at first class for crafts and hand-outs. CD available for purchase $8. Parent participation required.

 Events at the VMSC
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday, April 15, 2010

By invitation only event for our dedicated volunteers who make our Senior Center one of the best in the nation! Volunteers who receive an invitation must RSVP for this event by April 5th by calling our Volunteer Appreciation Hotline at (650) 780-7264.
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, April 2nd: Amelia
Friday, April 9th: Sherlock Holmes
Friday, April 16th: Couples Retreat
Friday, April 23rd: Everybody’s Fine
Friday, April 29th: Did You Hear About The Morgans?


The Peninsula Clef Hangers Choir Wants to Sing For You
Saturday, April 17, 2010
VMSC Theatre

The Peninsula Clef Hangers, a thirty member strong women’s choir, will entertain you with ballads, love songs, show tunes and more.  All are recognizable, hummable, memory provoking songs from the past.  In addition, there will be professional performers who have generously offered to share their talents. Cookies and light libations to follow.


Lecture Series

Ships and the Sea: Perspectives of a Veteran Sea Captain
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Come and hear a stirring account of life as a seaman from mariner Ron Pass, a candid and vivid storyteller.

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