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December 2009

In this Issue:

Hometown Holidays

Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids

Movie on the Square

Park Renovation Focus Groups

Recreation Gift Certificates

Winter Activities
for Kids

Become a Fan on Facebook!

Winter Activity Guide

Youth Winter Basketball League

4th & 5th Grade Girls Soccer

Redwood City American Little League

Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program

New Online Store!

Events at the VMSC

Holiday Book & Toy Drive

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 Hometown Holidays Children's Festival
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Downtown Redwood City

Play in the Snow, Children's Parade, Entertainment, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Photos with Santa, Tree Lighting and a grand finale of FIREWORKS! Holiday Movie on the Square to follow.
Click here for full program schedule.
YAB Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids!
Saturday, December 5, 2009

@ Hometown Holidays
Please join the Redwood City Youth and Teen Advisory Boards at the "Kris Kringle's Crafts for Kids" table during the Hometown Holidays Festival. Kids will be able to make free holiday crafts to take home as well as enjoy more holiday delights at our booth.
 Movie on the Square
Movie on the Square
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Courthouse Square
Join us for our last outdoor movie of the year! Saturday, after the Hometown Holidays Festival, we will be showing How the Grinch Stole Christmas on the Square. Bring your sleeping bags and blankets to keep warm during this fun, holiday experience. There will be hot drinks and treats for sale.
 Dove Beeger & Westwoood Park Renovations

Saturday, December 5, 2009

at Westwood Park & at Dove Beeger

Community input is needed for the renovations of two of our small City Parks, Westwood Park (Westwood St./Briarfield Ave.) & Dove Beeger (Whipple Ave./Circle Road). Each group will meet at the park itself to discuss neighborhood needs.

Flyers (bilingual) Dove Beeger | Westwood

 Recreation Gift Certificates

Give the gift that keeps on giving! Help your family & friends achieve their goals next year!
It's time for the Holidays and what better “Stocking Stuffer” to give to someone than a Parks and Recreation Gift Certificate?  For any amount you desire, you can give the gift of learning a new talent, a new language, summer camp for a grandchild, swimming lessons, an adventure trip for your teenager, a fitness class for your significant other (or for yourself!); take a class together like ballroom dance – and hundreds of more ideas!!Please come to the Red Morton Community Center and pick yours up today!  For more information, please call 780-7311.

 Winter Holiday Activities for Kids

Parents! Did school let out too soon? Do you need childcare? Do you need to get some holiday shopping done? We have plenty of winter camp opportunities to choose from!

KIDS NIGHT OUT- register now!
Late Night Movie Night

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)
Friday, December 18, 2009

Attention parents! Need to finish up on that last minute holiday shopping? No need for a babysitter, drop your children off with us for a night of FUN! We'll have a ton of holiday arts and crafts, relays, games and a BIG SCREEN MOVIE showing! Pizza and drinks will be included.
Location: Sandpiper

 We Need 500 Fans!
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Become a fan of Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services on Facebook and get ready to win gift certificates towards upcoming classes and camps!
We need 500 fans to start the giveaway program! Join today and suggest to friends

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 Winter Activity Guide
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The Winter Activity Guide is available and registration has begun! If you need a copy, please email us at or pick one up at one of our community centers or libraries.

Classes will run from January through March and our winter holiday activities are included as well.

 Youth Basketball League - NEW!
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Youth Basketball League

Winter 2010 Season

Age 5-9 as of December 31, 2009

SEASON: Saturdays, January 9-March 27, 2010
ELIGIBILITY: Boys & Girls between the ages of 5 and 9 (as of December 31, 2009) are eligible to play. Participants will need to bring basketball shoes (NO black soles) and a positive learning attitude. Each player will receive a reversible jersey, team photo, and trophy at the end of the season.
LOCATION: ALL games and practices will be held at Red Morton Center
DIVISIONS: Boys 5, 6-7, 8-9 and Girls 5, 6-7, 8-9

Saturday Games- January 9 - March 20 12:30/ 1:30/ 2:30/ 3:30/ 4:30
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: ALL practices will be 20 minutes and games will be 30 minutes in the form of (2) 15 minute halves.

There will be an End of Season Exhibition Game where the coaches will play against the Ballin’ Ambassadors Entertainment Basketball Team on March 27, 2010 at 3PM. (The game will include a guest speaker and trophy celebration).
COST: League is $125. Sign-Ups begin NOW and will continue until all rosters are filled.

Discounts for Multiple Siblings. Fee assistance is available for those who qualify. Contact Youth Basketball Director, Mike Allen at 408-279-4123 or email:
TO REGISTER: Visit Mike Allen's Website for all forms, payment, volunteer coaching info and more.
 Girls 4th & 5th Grade Soccer

December 7, 2009-January 8, 2010
Coaches Meeting:
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 4:30pm, Fair Oaks School
February 8-March 26, 2009
Game Days/Location:
Mon-Thurs, 3:30pm at Hoover Field and Fair Oaks


  Redwood City American Little League

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Sign-up to play baseball!!  The Redwood City American Little League (RCALL) is having registration for the 2010 Season.  Boys and girls residing in Redwood City between the ages of 5 and 16 are invited to participate and have a wonderful time learning and playing the game.  Registration will takes place at the Fair Oaks Community Center on the following dates:

  • Saturday December 12, 2009 from
    10:00am to 2:30pm
  • Saturday January 9, 2010 from
    10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Sunday January 10, 2010 from
    10:30am to 2:30pm

If you have any questions or want to know more about RCALL you can visit or stop by our booth at the Hometown Holidays Celebration.  We will have fun games and prizes.

 Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program
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Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program
register now!

(Ages 7-16)

Come join us on 5 trips to the local mountains & snowboard or ski with a certified coach! The Blue Angels program features 5 full Saturdays of coaching, a plush ride, Sierra-at-Tahoe lift tickets, a hearty lunch and even a Pro-Tec helmet!  Whether you’re a first-timer or already an expert, you’ll love the on-snow fun with Blue Angels! Visit for bus pick up locations and more information or call (925) 939-7669. 2010 Program Dates:  5 Saturdays, 1/23-2/27 (no class 2/13/10).
Program Fee: $799

 Buy Online and Benefit Parks & Recreation!
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Support Parks & Recreation by purchasing one of the many products available in our online store! All profits will benefit Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

Designs can be applied to many different shirts, mugs, hats, bags, mousepads, doggie tees...even skateboards! You can even personalize it with your name! Check out all of the customization options when you select a design!

Visit our store today and show your love for our community by sporting some Parks & Recreation swag!

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 Events at the VMSC

The Veterans Memorial Senior Center will be closed starting Thursday, December 24th through Monday, January 4th for a Winter Break. 
Sunday Bingo will be open on 12/27 & 1/2.

Beating Those Holiday Blues
Thursday, December 10, 2009
1-2pm / FREE

Sunset Room @ Veterans Memorial Senior Center

We are told that the holidays are a time of joy and happiness….but if that’s the case, how come so many of us feel blue?  This lecture will talk about the holiday blues and provide tools for working through them.

movie theater
ok- not our theater, but you get the idea!
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, December 4: The Maiden Heist
Friday, December 11: The Ugly Truth
Friday, December 18: Julie & Julia
Friday, December 25: No Movie

Holiday Gift Bags For Homebound Seniors & Children In Need
Monday, December 7, 2009
Veterans Memorial Senior Center

This holiday season the Veterans Memorial Senior Center will be helping homebound seniors and children in need throughout the community by delivering holiday gift bags.  The VMSC is currently accepting donations to assist the Senior Center in purchasing items for the Gift Bags.  If you are interested in making a donation, please fill out this form and return it to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center. Your support is greatly appreciated!

West Bay Community Band Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2009

Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre

The VMSC is happy to welcome back the west Bay Community Band for a very special holiday concert. Enjoy a no-host bar from 7-7:30pm, with a concert starting at promptly 7:30pm. To receive $10 discounted tickets, please call (650) 780-7264 to be placed on our VIP Will Call List. If your name is not on the list, tickets will be $15 at the door.
 RWC Holiday Toy and Book Program Sign-ups

Sign-ups: November 23-December 4
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

For low-income families with children 12 years and under. Call 780-7500 for details on requirements for program.

To Volunteer with the Toy and Book Program call (650) 556-1650 ext. 11

Holiday Program Flyer:
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