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January 2009

In this Issue:

Winter Session Starts Now!

Fitness Calendar

Red Morton Fitness Center

Snowboard & Ski Trips

La Rosca de Reyes

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Preschool Preview Night

Events at the VMSC

Holiday Closures

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 Winter Session Starts NOW!
winter 2009 recreation brochure

Registration for Winter began at the end of November. Some classes start 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.
Many classes begin next week! Some of the classes have space available. If you were planning on signing up for one, please do it now to avoid cancellation. We usually cancel classes a few days prior to the start date if minimums are not met.

 Get in Shape in 2009!

Okay, you have been inundated with Nutrisystem & Health Club commercials for the past week! Yes, we can also help you to knock off those pesky holiday pounds!

Check out our easy to navigate, online fitness calendar. Change up your dull workout routine. Don't wait! Some classes start on January 2!

View Fitness Calendar NOW!

Want to commit now to an ongoing workout? Check out our Arron's Boot Camps

 Red Morton Fitness Center

Don't want to pay expensive gym memberships?

If your resolution was to save money this year- but you also wanted to join a gym, check out the Red Morton Fitness Center! Inexpensively pay as you go or 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 T.V.

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

 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 - Adult 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:
•  Luxury bus transportation
•  Continental breakfast on bus
•  After-Boarding & Ski snacks
•  All day lift ticket
•  Adult Supervision (on bus)
•  Movies on the ride home

 La Rosca de Reyes

Monday, January 5, 2009
Fair Oaks Library

Celebrate the arrival of the New Year and join us for cutting of La Rosca de Reyes, a classic Mexican tradition

 Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Community Activities Building

Kindergarten has changed since you were in school, and this is your chance for a preview of what your child will experience during his first year of school. Learn about strategies used by the Redwood City School District to give your children the building blocks they need to move successfully through the primary grades and beyond. A panel of kindergarten teachers representing several schools in the Redwood City School District will describe what the first few days of kindergarten are like, what your child will learn during the year, and how you can prepare them for a productive and happy first year of school. You will have a chance to ask questions of the panel and Dr. Baker. For more information, call Naomi Hunter at 423-2282.

 Preschool Preview Night

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Community Activities Building

A Preschool / Childcare & Parent Resources Fair

Join us for this popular annual event!

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

Attend one of two short presentations on "Choosing Quality Preschool & Child Care" by the Child Care Coordinating Council (5:30pm or 6:30pm)

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

For more information, call 415.846.9521 or 650.780.7311 or email.

Co-sponsored by: The Redwood City Mother's Club, Bay Area Parent Magazine, and Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services
 Events at the VMSC
sock hop couple Fifties Sock Hop Dance
Friday, January 9, 2009

Veterans Memorial Senior Center
Inviting all you cool cats for a rockin’ afternoon.  We’ll have a blast dancin’ to groovy sounds and eating tasty grub. Be there or be square!  A great way to kick off the New Year!!  $10 per person / No Reservations Required.  Call Michele at (650) 780-7344 for more info.
 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures
All City offices and Parks, Recreation, and Community Services facilities will be closed on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day and Monday, January 19th 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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