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December 2011

In this Issue:

Winter 2012 Activity Guide Blue Angels Ski & Snowboard

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  Winter 2012 Activity Guide
winter 2012

You should have your Winter Activity Guide by now! We have a variety of Winter Break Camps included in this issue as well as our Free Try It Out schedule for the first week of January!

Online & Fax-in Registration:
Resident Registration: November 23, 2011
Non-Resident Registration: December 5, 2011

Mail-in Registration:
begins when you receive the brochure.

Click here to view our Virtual Guide!

  Hometown Holidays
girl in the snow

Hometown Holidays
Annual Children's Festival and Fireworks Show

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Courthouse Square, Downtown Redwood City (map)

Play in the Snow, Children's Parade, Live Entertainment, Carnival, Photos with Santa, Tree Lighting, Holiday Skating Rink, and a grand finale of FIREWORKS!

Click here for full program schedule. Join us, Rain or Shine! FREE* admission!

  Try it Out! FREE!



Try it Out! FREE! January 3-7, 2012
participating classes only
Try that class you have always wanted to take - ON US! During our special Open House Week, many programs are giving you the opportunity to try a version of their class for FREE!!! Just show up the day of the free class. Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis based upon room and class capacity limits. Check for highlighted text under certain classes for specific dates & times.

ALL INFANT & PRESCHOOL AGE CLASSES REQUIRE PARENT PARTICIPATION. Free classes are for interested participants only, please do not bring groups to the try-it-out classes.

 Holiday Skating on the Square

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Holiday Skating on the Square
Now through January 16, 2012

Courthouse Square (map)
Closed on Christmas & New Years "Eves" & "Days
If you haven't heard the buzz or driven by Courthouse Square, we have a new fun, family activity for you to enjoy this holiday season! Through January, you can skate to your hearts content on our eco-friendly synthetic "ice" rink! It's a tad slower than regular ice, so it's great for beginners, plus it's not cold! We still recommend dressing for ice skating as falling still hurts, skate blades are still sharp and little heads could use a bike or ski helmet for extra protection. Price range from $10-$12 per person and SKATE RENTALS ARE FREE WIITH ADMISSION! We are open 7 days a week! Come on down!
 Winter Break Camps
lego camp Winter Break Camps
Holy cow! It's December! Your kids will soon be out of school, searching the house for gifts, wanting to sit behind the TV ALL DAY, eating all of your food (Okay, or maybe you just need to go to work or do some shopping). Regardless of the issue, we have a cure! We have a ton of camps in December and even have that first week of January covered as well as President's Week. Register now!
 December Kids Nights
SYC Movie Night

Kids Nights!
Ages 6-12
Need something fun to do on FRIDAY nights while your parents go out for a date night or finish up some holiday shopping?

Coming up:
Winter Blast
Register now

Friday, December 9
Location: RMCC

Late Night Movie Night
Register now
Friday, December 16
Location: SCC

 Redwood City Toy & Book Program
Redwood City Toy & Book Drive Website
Sign-ups: November 21-December
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Did you know about this AMAZING program run by PAL, Redwood City Police Department and Redwood City Fire? Watch this video to learn more about the Toy & Book Program. Visit the site here: index.html and learn about how you can help or participate!

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
. Click here for more info

Holiday Program Flyer:
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  Redwood Shores Residents! Follow us on Facebook!


Shores residents! We needed a better way to communicate about programs at Sandpiper Community Center, Redwood City Events and Parks! Spread the word and help us build this useful page!
 Blue Angels Ski & Snowboard Program
blue angels

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 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! The Blue Angels program provides a learning environment that fosters independence, builds self-esteem and boosts athletic skills. Bring your ski or snowboard equipment or can be rented at local shop.
Includes: Lift tickets, luxury bus transportation, adult supervision, & lunch. Pick up: Oracle Parking Lot - 5 Saturdays. No trip 2/18
Please visit or call (925) 939-7669 for more information.
Program Fee: $849

 Building Closures

Most Redwood City Buildings will be closed on:

December 23-26, 2011
December 30-31, 2011
January 1-2, 2012

Individual schedules may vary. Check each Center's web page for more info:

 Teen Parties

Are you looking to host a teen party? If you are, then we have the perfect place for you! The Teen Center at Red Morton Community Center will be available for rental from 6-9pm every Friday and Saturday. You will be provided with one of our Teen Supervisors to help facilitate your party and full use of all recreation equipment:

- Pool table & foosball table
- 50” flat screen TV (Cable TV)
- Video Games (X-box & Arcade Games)
- In house music system for dancing
- DVD player for movies
- Tables for food and refreshments
- Outside patio for BBQ
  (Only offered if available)
- GYM for sports
  (Only offered if available)

Fee: $100 per hour / Refundable Deposit: $200.00
Call 650.780.7311 for more info or to reserve.

 Library Activities

canned foodFood for Fines
through December 29
All Redwood City Libraries

Anyone with outstanding library fines is invited to deliver nonperishable food items to any Redwood City library (or to any of the San Mateo County Library’s twelve branches) during regular business hours. The higher the amount of someone’s unpaid fines, the more food they should donate! They’ll leave the library with a cleared account (up to $100 in fines may be forgiven), and the great feeling of having helped others as the holidays approach.

All food collected will be provided to Second Harvest Food Bank, and of course everyone is encouraged to donate food to help those in need, even if they don’t owe any library fines – each library has a special Second Harvest Food Bank bin where donated food items can be placed. Last year, between both the Redwood City Library and the San Mateo County Library system, “Food For Fines” collected nearly 31,000 pounds of food, feeding over 1,000 families for one week each, and cleared fines for 4,401 library users!

walter the giant

Walter the Giant Storyteller
Looking for a gift idea for the child in your life? 
Walter the Giant will tell stories and make suggestions for holiday gift giving!  Walter is the author of Walter the Giant Storyteller’s Giant Book of Giant Stories and co-author of Valerie and Walter’s Best Books for Children

Saturday December 3 @ 11:00am
Downtown Library

Saturday December 17 @ 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library

gabriel trumpet trio

Gabriel’s Trumpet Trio Holiday Concert
Wednesday December 14 @ 6:30pm
Downtown Library Fireplace Room
Gabriel’s Trio got its start playing flourishes and carols at the Old English Christmas Feasts at the Hotel Mark Hopkins. Their well-timed flourishes heralded the Lord Mayor's announcement of the dinner seating and each course of the Feast.


Santa at the Library
Sunday December 11, 1:00-4:00pm*
Redwood Shores Branch Library

Tuesday December 13, 3:30-5:30pm
Schaberg Library

Wednesday December 14, 6:00-8:00pm
Downtown Library

Thursday December 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Fair Oaks Library

Santa Claus is coming to the Redwood City Libraries! Bring the whole family - and your own camera!

*BONUS - Karen Morss, author of Flying Poodles will be reading her book at the Downtown & Redwood Shores Branch libraries.

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