August 2008

In this Issue:

Fall Recreation Brochure

Salsa Festival

Fun Run Results

Target Family Days

Music in the Park

Downtown Events

Jazz up the Shores

After School Sports Sign-ups

After School Programs


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  Fall Recreation Brochure
Fall 2008 Recreation Brochure
Look for your copy in your mailbox after August 13 . All residents of Redwood City, Woodside and parts of San Carlos will receive the brochure in the mail. If you live in a different city than those mentioned above and would like to be added to the mailing list, email us!

Online Registration Dates:
Residents- August 20 at 11am
Non-residents- August 27 at 11am
  Salsa Making Contest- $500 grand prize!

1st Annual Redwood City
Salsa Festival!

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Enter Today! Deadline August 29!

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.

  July 4th Fun Run Results

Thank you to all who participated in the 32nd Annual July 4th Fun Run! We had a fantastic turn-out and it proved again to be a perfect way to kick-off the holiday!

Click here for the Results.

View Fun Run website

  Target Family Days

Target Family Days
Sundays, 12:00-4:00pm
8/10, 9/14
Courthouse Square (map)
Sunday, August 10: Hawaiian Theme
Target Family Days, generously sponsored by Target Stores, will attract kids and adults of all ages! Our four targeted cultural themes will round out each enriching event with music, children's performers, storytelling, cooking instruction, hands-on activities for kids and more.


   Music in the Park 

Music in the Park
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
Stafford Park
8/13: The Groove Kings- Classic Rock/Soul
Let us know what you think!
Click here to fill out a quick survey regarding our concerts!

  Downtown Events
2008 Olympic Telecast & Beijing Night Market Experience
Friday, August 8, 2008
Marketplace opens @ 6:00pm
Live Music from 6:00-8:00pm- The Cocktail Monkeys
NBC Live Olympic Opening Ceremonies Telecast begins at 8:08pm

Lucky Draw for Olympic Souvenirs throughout the evening.

Featured Cultural Event
Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Courthouse Square (map)
Nikolai Massenkoff, international acclaimed star of The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, founded the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival in 1975 because of his love for his Russian heritage. He has performed more than two decades both nationally and internationally to great acclaim.

Shakespeare on the Square

Saturday, August 23

Taming of the Shrew
Sunday, August 24

Music on the Square
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm
Coming up:

8/8: Cocktail Monkeys-
Dance & Pop
8/15: Sun King-
Beatles Tribute
8/22: Skynnyn Lynnrd-

         Lynard Skynard Tribute
8/29: California Cowboys- Country
Also check out Lunchtime Music on the Square on Mondays & Wednesdays.

Movies on the Square
Thursday Evenings
Movies begin at sundown
Courthouse Square (map)
Bring your friends, family, your warm jacket and even a sleeping bag! Movies on the square will give you the big screen experience all over again with some of your old favorites!
Coming up:
8/7: CARS (G)
8/14: Mary Poppins (G)
8/21: Top Gun (PG)
8/28: West Side Story (NR)

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:
8/12: Waltz
8/19: *SPECIAL* Dance Party
            with Double Funk Crunch
8/26: Fox Trot

Art on the Square
Fridays at 5pm
August 1 & Sept. 19

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

 Jazz up the Shores

Akira Tana (Jazz)
August 7
Marlin Park

Akira Tana has established himself as one of today's most sought-after drummers on the international jazz scene. More info...

 After-School Sports Sign-Ups


Flag Football- 6-8th Grade (co-ed)
Girl's Volleyball- 4th-8th Grade (girls)
Street Hockey- 4th/5th Grade (co-ed)

Registration Period: 8/11-9/10
Click here for full schedules

 RWC After School Progams

Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Dept. in collaboration with the Redwood City School District, offers 7 after school programs on school sites. If you have a child at John Gill, Hawes, Selby Lane, Fair Oaks, Taft, Hoover or Garfield, your child may qualify to participate in one of our after school programs.  

Our After School Learning Centers offer academic enrichment/homework support, recreation, and life skills activities.  The program runs from the end of school day until 6pm Monday through Friday. For more information please call 780-7315.

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