July 2009

In this Issue:

Downtown Events

Music in the Park

Sounds of the Shores

PAL Blues Festival

Summer Camps still available

Events at the VMSC


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  Downtown Events- WOW!
target family daysTarget Family Days
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Courthouse Square (map)

East Indian Theme / Bollywood Theme

Target Family Days, generously sponsored by Target Stores, will attract kids and adults of all ages one Sunday per month, from 11am until 3pm. Three cultural themes including East Indian-Bollywood, Hawaiian and Latin will round out each enriching event with music, children’s performers, hands-on activities for kids and more.

Dholrhythms of Non Stop Bhangra
Indian Dancing & Lessons
Geetanjali and Wild Wonders Animals

Cultural Food; Street Performers; Themed Cooking Demonstrations
Themed Face Painting; Art Stations with FREE projects!; Balloon Artistry, Caricature Artist; Henna Art; Bay Area Parent Pictaroo; Leimaking, Flowers & Baked Goods for Sale; Bounce Houses & more!


Shakespeare on the Squarewow

Two Gentlemen of Verona
Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Two Gentlemen of Verona begins with Valentine and Proteus travelling from Verona to Milan, Valentine heading for Milan to serve in the Duke of Milan's court. Proteus joins his friend with his servant Launce, but would rather be with Julia, the women he loves and whom secretly loves him as well. Proteus is heading for the court because his father has decided it is time for his son to make a living. In Milan, Valentine falls in love with Silvia, the Duke of Milan's daughter but unfortunately for the two lovers, Silvia is to marry wealthy courtier Thurio instead. Valentine and Silvia therefore prepare to elope but Valentine reveals his plans to Proteus who is also in love with Silvia and who decides to tell the Duke of the elopement plan to have Silvia all to himself. Valentine suspects his friend loves Silvia, but Proteus denies this, hiding his true feelings but questioning the morality of loving 
- absoluteshakespeare.com

kailash kher

Featured Cultural Events
Weekends, 8/1, 8/15 & 9/12

Courthouse Square (map)

Kailash Kher
Indian Idol
Bollyrock / Jam Band Sufi Music

Kailash Kher’s meteoric rise from a humble upbringing outside of New Delhi to being appointed a judge for the 2008-09 season of Indian Idol – all before the age of 30 - is nothing less than remarkable. It is also a testament to the strength and appeal of what is undeniably one of the most unique voices in Indian music today.  Click for more...


Music in Redwood City
WOW! The 2009 schedule is here! Enjoy another rockin' season of Music on the Square downtown.

Coming up:
7/10: Careless Hearts-
Indie Country Rock
7/17: Tempest-
Celtic Rock
7/24: Kenny Neal- Blues
7/31: Evolution- Tribute to Journey
Also check out Lunchtime Music on the Square on Mondays & Wednesdays.


Movies on the Square
Thursdays through September 10, 2009
Movies begin at sundown
Courthouse Square (map)
Enjoy Downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a FREE movie!  The Summer experience continues with a showing of 13 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45pm).  Come early for the best seats (a limited number of chairs and tables are available). 

Bring your blankets, pick up take-out food from the nearby wonderful restaurants and experience the outdoor "theater" with our 25 foot inflatable screen. 
Coming up:
7/9: School of Rock (PG-13)
7/16: Harry Potter and the Order ofkoit            the Phoenix (PG-13)
        sponsored by 96.5 KOIT          - Lite Rock Less Talk
7/23: Kung Fu Panda (PG)
         sponsored by
         Peninsula Covenant Church

7/30: Hairspray (PG)

Dancing on the Square
Tuesdays, through September 22, 2009
Courthouse Square (map)
Get ready to kick up your heels with our free dance series, including Tango, Swing, Country Western, Salsa, Hip Hop, Hula and more. The fun begins with a dance demonstration and continues on with public participation.
Coming up:
7/7 : Cha Cha
7/14: Salsa
7/21: Fox Trot
7/ 28: Argentine Tango

Lindy on the Square
Sunday, July 26, 2009

Courthouse Square

Redwoodcityswing.com and Downtown Redwood City are excited to bring to you "Lindy in the Square." On the last Sunday of each month Courthouse Square will host a FREE Outdoor Swing Dance Event from 12:00 - 2:30pm.
Featuring free mini-lessons & open social dancing for all ages & all levels, no experience needed and no partner required.

art on the square'

Art on the Square
Friday, July 19 & July 24, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009
PAL Blues Festival

See local artists and have the chance to purchase their creations! Check out the art booths while enjoying the sounds of Music on the Square.

Also, check out
Second Saturday Art Walks

  Music in the Park
Music in the Park
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
June 25-August 13
Stafford Park (map)
Coming up:
7/8: Zydeco Flames
- Zydeco / Cajun
7/15: Pure Ecstasy- Motown / R & B
7/22: Rodeo Clowns- Acoustic/Electric Rock 'n Roll
7/29: Mollys Revenge- Celtic

Sounds of the Shores
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
July 23 & August 6
Marlin Park (map)
Coming up:
7/23: Madison Blues Band-
8/6: Dave Rocha- Jazz Band

 PAL Blues Festival
 blues fest
The Blues Take the Stage on Courthouse Square on
Saturday, July 25th
Featuring Mighty Mike Schermer with Special Guest Earl Thomas; Sid Morris and the Roadhouse Rockers with Gary Smith; Taylor P. Collins; The California Honeydrops; Bluestate; Russell Barber Band; South City Blues Band and DeBraun Thomas

Check the Schedule

 2nd Annual Salsa Festival- Call for Entries

salsa festival

2nd Annual Salsa Festival

Saturday 12-8pm
September 26, 2009
Courthouse Square
Salsa Tasting Contest: Call for Entries!

A $500 Cash Prize for the Best Salsa! There will be loads of great prizes in additional categories! There's even an award for Best Decorated Booth. It so hot, it's cool!

Teams can enter the salsa challenge as individuals, or businesses.
Salsa will be judged by a qualified panel of judges in the following categories Hot, Mild, and Fruit.

The festival goers will be able to purchase a tasting kit in order to cast their vote for the “people's choice award.”. A qualified panel of judges will judge entries equally based on the following criteria: aroma, consistency, color, appropriate heat level, taste and after-taste. This panel will also judge each team booth for Best Decorated.

Fees are $75.00 for restaurants and $50.00 for individual teams.
Space is limited, first come, first serve.

 Summer Camps are still available!
Hey Parents!
There is still time to sign your kids up for summer camp! Click the links below to view availability in our popular recreation camps, or visit our online registration link to view all summer offerings.
 Activities at the VMSC

History of Union Cemetery with John Edmonds
Thursday, July 9th • 1-2pm

Hear the fascinating history of Redwood City, the early pioneers who settled the area, and about Union Cemetery. FREE

Collette Vacation: Canada’s Winter Wonderland Presentation
Monday, July 13th
Collette Vacations will give an exciting presentation about Canada’s Winter Wonderland trip scheduled for December 2009.  If you love to travel and would like to help the VMSC, please check out this free no pressure, information presentation about this trip and others to be offered in the future!  10% of all proceeds raised on this trip will benefit the Veterans Memorial Senior Center.  FREE

AARP Driver’s Safety Program
Saturdays, July 11th & July 16th
• 9am-1pm

Take this 8 hour refresher course especially designed for driver’s 50 and up.  In some cases, you may be able to receive a discount from your auto insurance for taking this course!  Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.  Must sign up in advance by calling (650) 780-7270.  Max enrollment of 30 students, so sign up soon!

Advance Health Care Directive Clinic
Thursday, July 16th

The purpose of the health care directive is to put in writing what your wishes are regarding life sustaining medical treatment in the event that you become incapacitated and cannot tell the doctor what kind of treatment you want.  Come to the Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center for a FREE Advance Health Care Directive Clinic. Volunteer lawyers and law students from the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County will provide and assist you in completing the forms. Call for an appointment today! (650) 780-7274.

Stress Reduction & Meditation
Thursday, July 16th • 1-2pm

Dr. Kaisha Puhakka will lecture on a topic that has come to the forefront of discussions of health, longevity and quality of life. We all experience stress in our lives, some good and some bad. Let’s see what we can do about the “bad” type. FREE

Patriotic Concert by West Bay Community Band
Saturday, July 18th

The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is proud to welcome back the West Bay Community Band!  This very special patriotic concert will feature an array of songs honoring our country, along with popular hits from WWII era!  There will be something for everyone at this performance!  To receive a discounted cost of $10, please call (650) 780-7274.  Tickets purchased at the door will cost $15.  Proceeds from this concert will be split to benefit the West Bay Community Band and the Veterans Memorial Senior Center.  Join us from 6:30PM-7:30PM for a pre-concert cocktail hour.  Concert begins at 7:30PM and will end at approx. 9pm..

Life Review w/ Dr. Shen
Thursday, July 23rd • 1-2pm 

Life Review is a special way to look back on your life that can have a very positive outcome, bringing out our unique stories, lifting depression and bolstering self-confidence. FREE

Nutrition w/ Kaiser Hospital
Thursday, July 30th • 1-2pm

Older adults interested in the changing nutritional needs associated with aging will enjoy this interactive question and answer session. Ms. Faye is a registered dietician.

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