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August 2010

In this Issue:

Fall 2010 Activity Guide

3rd Annual Salsa Festival

Music in the Parks

Downtown Events

Fun Run Results

Library Events

Composting Workshop

New Youth Golf Program

Tennis Junior Jamboree

Events at the VMSC

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   Fall Activity Guide

Fall 2010 Activity Guide
Look for your copy in your mailbox after August 13 . All residents of Redwood City and Woodside 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 18 at 11am
Non-residents- August 30 at 11am
Guide will be available online soon- and will be sent in a separate email!

  Salsa Making Contest- $500 grand prize!

3rd Annual Salsa Festival!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Enter Today! Deadline August 27!

Amateur and professional salsa chefs can compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory in this mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition at The Redwood City Salsa Festival on September 25th from 12-8pm, happening throughout Downtown Redwood City.

  Music in the Parks
Music in the Park
Wednesdays, through August 11, 2010

Stafford Park (map)

August 11 California Beach Boys
sounds of the shores Sounds of the Shores
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Marlin Park (map)

August 12 High n' Tight Classic Rock
  Downtown Events! WOW!

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Target Family Days - LATIN THEME
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Courthouse Square
Target Family Days will transform Courthouse Square, near the corner of Broadway and Middlefield Road, into a walkable assortment of themed family entertainment this summer. Featuring Cultural Food, themed face painting, hands-on Art Projects, cooking demos, bounce houses and more, there will be something for everyone on three Sundays from July through September. Plus, the street will be closed to through traffic, making a stroll along beautiful Broadway a fun and relaxing family experience.
Latin Rhythm Boys
Andy Z and the Andyland Band
Benny & Bebe's European Magic Circus
Piñata making
Carmen's Taqueria
Heather Rogers – Magician
Bay Area Parent Celebration Booths

Cultural Food
Street Performers
Hands-on Pupusa Making with Chef Steve
Themed Face Painting by Fairy Faces
Hands-on Art Stations with FREE projects!
Bounce Houses & more!

cinderella Cinderella at Sunset
A Ballroom Opera

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Courthouse Square
On Purpose! Productions presents, Cinderella at Sunset, a magical evening of opera, ballroom dancing and classical music. Be in awe of the ballerina fairies, enchanted by the inspiring Fairy Godmother and watch the dream of Prince Charming come to life, as he dances Cinderella into happily ever after.

music on the square

Music On The Square
Fridays through October 8, 2010

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
August 6 Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums
August 13
Rumours Fleetwood Mac Tribute
sponsored by KOIT
August 20 Courtney Lynn & Big Trouble
August 27 Native Elements Reggae

jazz on main Jazz on Main
Mondays, through August 16, 2010
Main Street, Downtown
plus- Plant Exchange 4-7pm, August 9th.
Coming up:
August 9 Kristen Strom Quintet
August 16 •
Tamburr / Vitchev Project

Cultural Performance Series
Saturday, August 22, 2010

Jayme Stone & Yacouba Sissoko -
Africa to Appalachia
Two-time Juno Award winning banjoist Jayme Stone and Malian kora master Yacouba Sissoko build a boundary-crossing musical bridge from Africa to Appalachia in their groundbreaking collaboration. 

Jayme Stone keeps an ear to the ground. His curiosity and unlikely set of reference points started early with the quirky physics of the banjo, led to a mysterious librarian who stocked his local public library with a vast trove of banjo recordings, and landed him long-lasting lessons with a series of maestros, from Béla Fleck to Bill Frisell. Influenced by Japanese poetry and Brazilian literature and featuring what he calls a “tiny symphony that takes place inside an imaginary light bulb”, Stone’s album, The Utmost, won the 2008 Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. 

The most recent chapter in Stone’s musical travelogue takes place in Africa. He went knowing what’s still news to most: that the hide-covered instrument with an “extra” drone string we call the banjo actually comes from West Africa. He became particularly curious about the music that may not have made it across the ocean on slave ships headed west from Senegal and Mali in the 1700-1800’s. An eight-week trip to Mali was supported by a prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship and found Stone sitting in with Toumani Diabate and the Symmetric Orchestra in downtown Bamako, lost in circles of Wassoulou polyrhythms and in a rural Dogon village with no electricity where he inadvertently discovered a banjo predecessor unheard of in the West. The resulting album, Africa to Appalachia, featuring kora player Mansa Sissoko, ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate and fiddle pioneer Casey Driessen, won the 2009 Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year.

lunchtime Lunchtime On The Square
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm
through September, 2010

Courthouse Square

movie on the square Movies On The Square
Thursdays through September 9, 2010
@Sundown (approx 8:45pm)

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
August 5 Ghost (PG-13) sponsored by
August 12 Star Trek (PG-13)
August 19 UP (PG)
sponsored by
August 26 Alice in Wonderland (G)

dancingon the square Dancing On The Square
Tuesdays through September 21, 2010

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
August 10 Fox Trot Imperial Ballroom
August 17 Tango Arthur Murray
August 24 Rumba Arthur Murray
August 31 Salsa Vera Quijano

art on the square Art On The Square
Friday, August 6, 2010

with Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

Courthouse Square
  July 4th Fun Run Results
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Thank you to all who participated in the 33rd 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

  Library Events

FOFamily DayFair Oaks Library Family Day
Wednesday, August 11
10am - 1pm

Fair Oaks Library
Featuring Jose-Luis Orozco, Children's Author, Educator and Bilingual Performer, Food, Fun, Arts & Crafts
10:30am - Jose-Luis Orozco
11:30am - Ballet Folklorico
Mexico Vivo Dancers


Bookstock 6
Three Hours of Peace & Music

Saturday August 14
1 - 4pm

Courthouse Square
Crafts, food, music & a book sale. Featuring The Sippy Cups and Cotton Candy Express
Children's Librarian Chuck Ashton is retiring after 23 years in Redwood City. Come say farewell to the "Yuckmeister."
1:00 The Sippy Cups
2:00 Farewell to Chuck
2:15 Cotton Candy Express
3:00 The Sippy Cups

  Composting Workshop

Composting Workshop - FREE!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Community Activities Building

Discover the benefits and differences of composting with a backyard composting bin and vermicomposting bin. Learn which materials compost well...solutions to potential problems...how to use compost. Turn your yard trimmings and food scraps into a rich, sweet smelling soil amendment that can supply all of the nutrients needed for healthy plant growth.
  Still Looking for Summer Camps?
Summer Camps are in Full Swing!
Arts, Crafts, Sports, Science, Legos, Engineering, Field Trips to your favorite places and MORE! Don't let your child sit in front of the TV all summer! We have PLENTY of options for even the most finicky little customer!

Click here for our Summer Camp Website!

 New Youth Sports Golf Program
web Youth Golf Program
Redwood City Parks & Rec and Emerald Hills Golf Course, in partnership with Hook A Kid on Golf, is offering a NEW, 3-Part Youth Golf Program. All classes are taught at Emerald Hills Golf Course on Mondays & Saturdays. Check it out!
 Redwood Shores Tennis Club- Junior Jamboree!
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Tennis Junior Jamboree!
Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Redwood Shores Tennis Club is pleased to host the first ever SVTA Juniors Tennis Clinic in Redwood Shores! This clinic is open to young players of all skill levels (children will be divided by age and ability). Instruction covers major elements of tennis play: Forehand & Backhand, Serve, and Volleys & Overhead. Prizes provided for hitting targets! Questions: Email rstc.info@gmail.com or call Karen Brodersen (RSTC) at 650-637-9808 or Aaron Elbert (SVTA) 408-390-5466.

 Events at the VMSC
theater] Friday Movies for Everyone
Unless Otherwise Announced
Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center every Friday for a FREE featured movie in our state-of-the-art movie theatre!

Friday, August 6: Extraordinary Measures
Friday, August 13: The Bounty Hunter
Friday, August 20: Green Zone
Friday, August 27: Brooklyn’s Finest

Lecture Series
All lectures are FREE and are held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Wednesday, August 25th
11am - Noon

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a nationwide network of experienced adults who contribute
their time and talent to important programs that strengthen their communities. Come hear Deborah Owdem, Program Director for RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties, speak about current opportunities, how they match volunteers with organization, and the benefits awarded to RSVP volunteers.

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