January 2007

In this Issue:

New Year, New Classes

Red Morton Fitness Center

Turf Update

Events at the VMSC

Preschool Preview Night

Holiday Closures

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 New Year, New Classes!

Registration for Winter began the end of November. Some classes begin at the beginning of January! If you need a copy of the brochure, please email us at recreation@redwoodcity.org or pick one up at one of our community centers or libraries.

Classes will run from January through March.
Start your New Year's Resolution Today!

 Lose your Latte to Lose Weight!

Did you know that for the same price as a latte from your favorite coffee shop, you can work out! Trade the 272 calories of a grande latte for admission to Red Morton Fitness Center! If you buy a pass, it is even less!

We have a variety of cardio and exercise equipment to fit your needs: Treadmills, Free Weights, Exercise Bicycles, Universal 3 Station mini gym, Elliptical Trainer, Stairmasters, Ab Trainer, Lockers, Showers, Scale, and a Wall-mounted color T.V.

Fitness Tip: Parents, sign your child up for a class, and come work out!

 Synthetic Turf Update


Rain, wind and the holidays only pushed the opening of the Bechet-Griffin synthetic turf renovation project back a week. We anticipate that the field will be completed by mid-January and will be open for play. Sports teams from all over the City will really enjoy this wonderful new community asset. Also, two other fields are currently under construction at Red Morton Park (McGarvey Field and Mitchell Field) and will also be converted to synthetic turf. The anticipated opening for these two fields will be in the Spring.

 Events at the VMSC
Toast To the Town
New Years Dance
Saturday, January 6
1:00-3:00pm

Start 2007 off with an afternoon of music compliments of the Bob Saul Orchestra. Chocolate and champagne will be served. For tickets, leave a message at (650) 780-7264 by Wednesday, January 3rd.
 PreSchool Preview Night - Save the Date

Wednesday, February 7, 2007
6:00-8:00pm
4 Cs Presentation 5:30-6:15pm
Community Activities Building

A Preschool / Childcare & Parent Resources Fair

co-sponsored by The Redwood City Mother’s Club, Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services and Bay Area Parent Magazine

View displays and talk to representatives from many early care and education programs in the mid-peninsula (Belmont to Palo Alto)

Attend a presentation on “Choosing Quality Preschool & Childcare”
by the Child Care Coordinating Council (5:30-6:15pm)

Pick up general information or ask questions about family childcare, homes, State licensing, in-home care, quality indicators, accreditation and more.

For more information, call 650.224.1586 or 650.780.7311 or email

 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
All City offices and Parks, Recreation, and Community Services facilities will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Some centers will be closed the entire weekend. Please check the individual community center web pages for closure info.
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