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July 2010

In this Issue:

35th Annual Fun Run

Downtown Events!

Music in the Parks

Park Improvement Projects

Summer Camps

Swim Lessons

New Youth Sports Website

Events at the VMSC

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  35th Annual July 4th Fun Run 5K
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35th Annual July 4th Fun Run 5K
July 4, 2010

Do you want to have Fun, Run, and help save MUSIC in our Redwood City public schools? Get your running shoes out for the 35th annual Redwood City 4th of July Family Fun Run, co- sponsored by Redwood City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services and the Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF). This 5K event is not just fun, but also supports the RCEF Save Our School Music campaign to keep instrumental music education in ALL schools in the Redwood City School District.
Click for registration information
  Downtown Events! WOW!
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July 4th Celebration & Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2010

Once again, Redwood City hosts its July 4th celebration downtown including:
72nd Annual Parade
featuring "The Magic of Green"
10 am sharp at Winslow and Brewster
(parade map)

Music on the Square Performances
1:30pm: High N Tight
july 43:00pm: Stealing 3rd

Entertainment Stage; Arts & Crafts Booths; Battle of the Bands; Food and Beverages; Kids Area; Information Booths; Sponsor Booths

music on the square

Music On The Square
Fridays through October 8, 2010

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
July 2 Cash Tribute Johnny Cash
July 9 Caravanserai
Santana Tribute
July 16 Luce Pop Rock Alternative
                sponsored by KFOG

July 23 Café R&B Rhythm and Blues
July 30 Hot For Teacher
Van Halen Tribute
                 sponsored by 107.7 The Bone

jazz on main Jazz on Main
Mondays, June 21-August 16, 2010
Main Street, Downtown
plus- Farmers Market 4-8pm
Coming up:
July 5   No concert
July 12
Kenny Washington Quartet
July 19 Vandivier with special guest John Worley
July 26 Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo

target family days

Target Family Days
July 11, 2010
Courthouse Square

Asian Theme:
Chinese Lion Dancers
Shaolin Kung Fu International
Fei Tian Dance Academy
Wild Wonders Live Animal Show
Frank Balzerak- The Art Of Magic
Hands-on Wonton Cooking with Chef Steve Cortez
Chinese hands-on arts presented by Hidden Dragon Station

Cultural Food
Street Performers
Themed Face Painting by Fairy Faces
Bounce Houses & more!

raul midon Cultural Performance Series
Saturday, July 17, 2010

Raul Midón
Flamenco, Jazz-Infused Latin Guitar
Raul Midón unleashes a silky, soulful tenor and dazzling percussive guitar style — a syncopated, flamenco- and jazz-infused approach in which bass, harmony, and melodic lines emanate from the fretboard in one slap-happy storm. If that weren’t enough, Midón busts out his improvisational mouth horn technique, in which he creates a bebop “trumpet” solo entirely with his lips, earning himself a spontaneous burst of mid-song applause from the audience in the process. It’s a virtuosic performance, and one that reveals what has made Midón such an exciting artist to watch and hear. 

farmers market

Farmers Market + Jazz!
Mondays, through August 16, 2010
Market 4-8pm
Live Jazz 6-8pm

Main Street, Downtown (map)

Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Vegetables, Honey, Strawberries, Cage Free Eggs, Flowers, Baked Good, Arts & Crafts and more!

Need More? Don't forget to visit the Kiwanis Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm, conveniently located at 850 Winslow St. in Downtown Redwood City.

classical Classical Series
Saturday, July 31, 2010


Peninsula Symphony
The Peninsula Symphony, a 90-member community orchestra led by Music Director and Conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein, celebrates its 62nd season of providing unique and first-class music to the Bay Area community.  In addition, as part of its “Bridges to Music” outreach programs, the Symphony shares its passion for music by offering programs in schools, providing free or discounted tickets to students and their families, hosting two competitions for students, and presenting a free family concert and outdoor summer concert.  This season the Orchestra performs concerts in venues from Cupertino to San Mateo.

lunchtime Lunchtime On The Square
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm
through September, 2010
(no 7/5)
Courthouse Square

movie on the square Movies On The Square
Thursdays through September 9, 2010
@Sundown (approx 8:45pm)

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
July 1 Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) sponsored by KDFC
July 8 Night at the Museum:
              Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)
July 15 The Blind Side (PG-13)
sponsored by KOIT
July 22
An American in Paris (not rated)
July 29 Meet the Fockers (PG-13)

dancingon the square Dancing On The Square
Tuesdays through September 21, 2010

Courthouse Square
Coming up:
July 6 Country Western instructed by Arthur Murray
July 13 Waltz instructed by Imperial Ballroom
July 20 Salsa
instructed by Vera Quijano
July 27 Cha Cha
instructed by Imperial Ballroom

art on the square Jewelry On The Square
Friday July 9, 2010
with Caravanserai
Art On The Square
Friday July 23, 2010
5:00-8:30pm with
Café R&B
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at PAL Arts & Blues Festival
Courthouse Square
  Music in the Parks
Music in the Park
Wednesdays, through August 11, 2010

Stafford Park (map)

July 7 Whiskey Dawn Country
July 14 Busta Groove Norcals hottest Party Band
July 21 Latin Rhythm Boys Latin
July 28
Silicon Valley House Rockers Rock n Roll

sounds of the shores Sounds of the Shores
Thursdays, July 22 and August 12, 2010

Location TBA

July 22 The Internationals Dance Music From Everywhere
 Park Improvement Projects
Park Improvement Projects
Interested in how we are constantly working to improve your City? Visit our new Park Improvement Projects page with information regarding current and upcoming projects in Redwood City.
  Summer Camps
Summer Camps are in Full Swing!
Arts, Crafts, Sports, Science, Legos, Engineering, Field Trips to your favorite places and MORE! Don't let your child sit in front of the TV all summer! We have PLENTY of options for even the most finicky little customer!

Click here for our Summer Camp Website!

  Swim Lessons
More than one in five fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries (from CDC.gov). Learning to swim is the most important thing your child can learn this summer. We still have space in many of our lessons. It's not too late!
Swim Lesson Information
 New Youth Sports Website
web After School Sports Website
Redwood City After School Sports has a new home on our website! A new, comprehensive site was designed to give year round information regarding leagues and clinics for the children of Redwood City! Check it out!
 Events at the VMSC
AARP Driver’s Safety Course
Saturdays, July 17th & July 24th
9am - 1pm

This course especially is designed for drivers aged 50 and over. Taking this course may help you receive a discount from your auto insurance. You can sign up at the VMSC Front Desk or by calling (650) 780-7270 and pressing #2. Leave your name and number and a staff member or volunteer will call you back to confirm your spot. Space is limited, so sign up early! Cost is $12 AARP Members / $14 Non-Members.

theater] Friday Movies for Everyone
Unless Otherwise Announced
Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center every Friday for a FREE featured movie in our state of the art movie theatre!

Friday, July 2: Hachiko, A Dog’s Story
Friday, July 9: Law Abiding Citizen
Friday, July 16: Leap Year
Friday, July 23: Edge of Darkness
Friday, July 30: Nine

Lecture Series
All lectures are FREE and are held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center.

Learn To Plan A Trip On SamTrans
Wednesday, July 14th, 1-2:30pm

Mobility Ambassadors will explain how to read a timetable and plan a trip. The attendees will learn how to schedule a free trip on the Climate Best Shuttle and will plan a trip to the Kaiser Farmers Market on July 28th. Also, learn how to take SamTrans to the airport and then we will take a trip to the airport on August 11th.
Attendees will be able to sign up for these group trips at the meeting. Space is very limited for all group trips. To sign up contact: Mobility Ambassadors L Cecilia Harris, Donna Marcus, Ann VonEssen at 508-6362 or ambassador@samtrans.com.

Health Plan of San Mateo County Free Lecture
Wednesday, July 28th, 11am - Noon

Carmen Babasa, Outreach Specialist, for the Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) will speak about their new Care Advantage Plan, which combines Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits into one simple plan. HPSM is a managed care health plan that provides health care benefits to San Mateo Countys under served residents. Their motto is +healthy is for everyone."

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Wednesday, August 25th, 11am - Noon

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a nationwide network of experienced adults who contribute their time and talent to important programs that strengthen their communities. Come hear Deborah Owdem, Program Director for RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties, speak about current opportunities,
how they match volunteers with organization, and the benefits awarded to RSVP volunteers.

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