February 2009

In this Issue:

Ways to Stay Connected

Kids Night Out!

Presidents Week Camps

New Homeschool Program

Youth Sports

Snowboard & Ski Trips

Redwood City Home Improvement Loan & Repair Programs

Events at the VMSC

ARAP Dance

Holiday Closures

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 Kid's & Teens Nights Out

Kids Night Out- register now!
Be My Valentine
Ages 6-12
Friday, February 13, 2009

Red Morton Community Center
Parents take your sweetheart out for the night while we treat your kids to a fun night of activities. Kids will enjoy this Friday evening filled with holiday flare. We will be making cool crafts, playing fun games for prizes and more! Pizza and drinks included.

Teen Lock-In- Sandpiper teens
Age 11-14
Friday, February 6, 2009


Bored in the Shores? This night at Sandpiper will definitely be your cure. This lock-in style party in the shore has something for everyone!
• Live DJ & Dancing
• Large Music Video Screen
• Blow-up Obstacle Course
• Video Game Room (X-box and Wii Competitions)
• Game Room (Pool and Ping-Pong)
• Food and Refreshments
• Teen Lounge
This is a lock-in style party so no in-and-outs! In addition, preregistration
is mandatory and space is limited. Tell your friends
that the teen party is on the shores!!!


 Presidents Week Camps
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Holiday Break Camps
Do you need childcare for the upcoming school break? Check out our Presidents Week camps for february 17-20!

 New Activity for Homeschoolers!
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*NEW* Homeschool Activities
Hey Homeschoolers! Want to try something new, play games, do cool projects and make new friends? Check out the new Exploration Station, designed especially for you! Check back periodically as we may be adding additional classes that occur during traditional school hours.

 Youth Sports
 Indoor Soccer
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Indoor Soccer - register now!
Registration Deadline:
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
Age: 8-14 years

Sundays, February 22 - March 29

Red Morton Community Center

This is a coed indoor drop-in soccer program with in-house rules designed to encourage playing good quality, fast paced, soccer.
If there are enough registrants, this will be converted to a small league.  Game length is up to 20 minutes long with no half time. Players will be placed on a team of 6-8 players, with 6 on the field at one time.  (Free substitution, no game stoppage required.) 

4/5th Grade Boys Soccer - coaches needed


February 3 - March 11, 2009

Coaches Meeting

March 25th at Fair Oaks at 4:30pm


May 4th- June 13th, 2008

Game Days

M-Th, 3:30pm


Hoover Field (W/Th) and Fair Oaks (TBD)


Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th at Fair Oaks


Saturday, June 13th at 10:30am & 12pm at Fair Oaks

6/8th Grade Girls & Boys Soccer - coaches needed


February 23 - March 11, 2009

Coaches Meeting

March 25th at Fair Oaks at 4:30pm


April 27th- June 5th, 2009 (6 weeks)

Game Days

M/W at 4/5pm (PAL sites); T/Th 4:45/6pm (SAL site)


MIT and Kennedy (PAL sites) and Fair Oaks (SAL site)


WED 6/3 at 4pm & 5:15pm at Hoover North/South


FRI 6/5 at 4pm & 5:30pm at Hoover North/South

Jr. Dribblers 2nd/3rd Grade Basketball - coaches needed


March 2 - 27, 2009

Coaches Meeting

April 15th at Red Morton at 6pm


April 27th- June 3rd, 2009 (no 5/25)


M/W 4-5:15 Skills (1st 5 class dates)
Games at 4 or 5pm starting the 6th class date.              

 Snowboard & Ski Trips
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Trips to Northstar, Sierra @ Tahoe and Squaw Valley!
SKI & SNOWBOARD TRIPS (click for more info & to register)
(Age 4 - Adults are welcome!)

Redwood City Teen Snowboard and Ski Trips are back! This year we are teaming up with Bay Area Ski Bus! Bay Area Ski Bus has served teens in the Bay Area for over 11 seasons. Trips will depart at 4:30am from Red Morton and return approx. 9:30pm. For more information on Bay Area Ski Bus, please look up www.BayAreaSkiBus.com or contact Mark Yasuda at (650)780-7316.

Trips include: •  After-Boarding & Ski snacks    
•  Luxury bus transportation •  Adult Supervision (on bus)  
•  Continental breakfast on bus •  Movies on the ride home
•  All day lift ticket  
 Events at the VMSC
New Patrons , Volunteer Welcome Reception
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Open to everyone who would like to come and learn more about all the programs, services and opportunities the Veterans Memorial Senior Center has to offer. Reception will include tasty treats and beverages and a free gift for everyone who attends. Learn more about your Nationally Accredited Senior Center….the best kept secret on the Peninsula. For more information, please contact Merrylen at (650) 780-7320.
hearts Love Is In The Air Dinner Dance
Friday, February 13, 2009

Celebrate Love! Evening will feature a deluxe 3 course dinner accompanied with wine, coffee, sparkling cider and a decadent dessert. Live music will compliment this evening with sounds from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Tickets can be purchased starting Monday, January 26th by calling (650) 780-7264. Leave your name and phone number and a volunteer will call you back to confirm your ticket order. Reservations are required. For more info call 780-7270. Fee: $25
 City of Redwood City Home Improvement Loans & Minor Home  Repair Programs

Minor Home Repair Program (pdf, 231K)
houseGot a “Honey Do List” but no Honey to do the work? Apply to the City’s Minor Home Repair Program and we’ll send the Handyman.  Eligible low income senior and disabled homeowners receive up to $500.00 in minor home repairs absolutely free. 

Home Improvement Loan Program
Thinking Green for 2009? The City of Redwood City is offering 3% interest loans up to $65,000 to eligible low income homeowners. Reduce your utility costs with energy efficiency windows, lighting, heaters and water heaters.
Roof leak?: Install a new roof and gutters in time for winter rains.
Dry rot or termite damage?: Ensure your safety, protect your investment, and preserve the life of your Home.
Disabled or Aging?: Need to make your Home more accessible?

Call City Hall at (650) 780-7290 and request your application today. Technical assistance is provided to obtain bids, monitor construction, and make payments to contractors. Click here for more information.

 Holiday Closures
All City offices and Parks, Recreation, and Community Services facilities will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 16th. Some centers will be closed the entire weekend. Please check the individual community center web pages for closure info.
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