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July 2012

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summer camp guide 2012

There is still space available in Camps!
Visit our Summer Camp Website!

Our  Summer Camp & Aquatics Website is LIVE and ready for you to get loads of great, easy-to-find information! All of our summer camps are linked to our registration page from here, and we'll be updating frequently to alert you of changes, full programs, and more! 

First Week of Summer SlideShow!

 Blog Posts
Skyhawks Coach Huddle

Guest Post: Things That Make For a Terrific Camp Counselor
A wise employee from the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department once told me, “Your camps are only as good as your worst staff member.” And, she was so right. Kids can spot a lame camp counselor a mile away... Click for more.

Recent Posts:
It's Go Skateboarding Day
Music in the Parks!
Sandpiper Youth Club has HEART
Chatterblock Spotlights Redwood City!


Target Family Days 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012- Wildlife Extravaganza
Courthouse Square (map)

Target Family Days, generously sponsored by Target, transforms Courthouse Square into a walkable assortment of themed family entertainment this summer. Plus, the street will be closed to through traffic, making a stroll along Broadway a fun and relaxing family experience.

Featuring:  Plus!
  • Curiodyssey
  • Native Bird Connections
  • Insect Discovery Lab
  • Mark and Dre Comedy Show
  • California Kung Fu and Tai Chi Institute
  • Ballet Folklorico Mexico Vivo
  • Native print rubbings
  • Paper mache animal making
  • Animal themed face painting
  • Hands-on cookie decorating w/Chef Steve
  • FREE Hands-on Art Stations
  • Bounce House & Inflatable Slide
  • Honest Tea Sampling
  • Yummy Food & More!
NBC Olympics Red, White & Blues
2012 Summer Olympics in London, Live Telecast

Friday, July 27, 2012


Courthouse Square (map)
Downtown Redwood City will celebrate the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a Live Telecast on July 27th! Prior to the telecast, Music on the Square will feature Frank Bey and the Anthony Paule Blues Band from 6-8pm. At 6:30pm, NBC11 will recognize several Olympians from the Bay Area from previous games for their accomplishments. Following the concert, at 8pm we will transition over to the telecast on a high definition LED screen.
PAL Blues Fest The PAL Blues, Arts and Bar-B-Que Festival
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Courthouse Square (map)
The Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts and Bar-B-Que Festival, presented by the San Mateo Credit Union, brings the best of the blues to Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City on July 27th & 28th. The Festival features blues musicians from the Bay Area and beyond including Sista Monica, Andy Santana, Cold Feat, Gary Smith, Ron Hacker and many more. Offering wonderful live music, a family area with an arcade for children, and delicious food, the festival showcases Redwood City’s Courthouse Square, along with Redwood City’s downtown merchants and restaurants.
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music on the square

Super DiamondMusic on the Square 2012
Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
June 1 - September 28, 2012
Courthouse Square (map)

Coming up:
June 20: Super Diamond- Neil Diamond Tribute
July 27: Red, White & Blues
Frank Bey with The Anthony Paule Blues Band
August 3: Avance - Salsa

movies on the square Movies On The Square
June 7 - August 30, 2012

Courthouse Square

Coming up:
July 19: The Karate Kid (PG) 8:45pm
July 26: The Lion King (G) 8:30pm
August 2: Hugo (PG) 8:30pm
dancing on the square

Dancing On The Square
Tuesdays June 19-September 25, 2012

Courthouse Square (map)

Coming up:

July 17- Samba
instructed by Imperial Dance Club
July 24 - Tango instructed by Arthur Murray
July 31- Salsa instructed by Vera Quijano

Downtown Jazz

Downtown Jazz
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
June 18-August 6, 2012
2600 Block of Broadway (map)

Coming up:
July 23: Jennifer Scott Sextet Vocal Jazz
July 30: Anton Schwartz Quintet Straight Ahead Jazz
August 6: Dayna Stephens Quartet Straight Ahead


Farmers' Markets!
Kiwanis Club Farmers' Market
Saturdays, April through November
Downtown, in the parking lot at the corner of Hamilton and Winslow Streets (map)

Rotary Farmers' Market
Starts May 1, 2012!
Tuesdays, May through September
Downtown, on Broadway and Hamilton Streets (map)
Plus! Children's Inflatable Play Area

Redwood Shores Farmers Market
(West Coast Farmers Market Association)
Fridays, Year-Round

Redwood Shores Library Parking Lot
399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City 94065 (map)

Art on the Square Art on the Square
Friday, July 28, 2012
Courthouse Square
Art on the Square
features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City.  Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Blues Festival, Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more at prices for every budget.  And at each show you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate good to use in any artist’s booth.
  Music in the Parks
Music in the Park
Wednesdays, June 20-August 15, 2012

Stafford Park (map)

Coming up:

July 18 Tortilla Soup • Latin
July 25 Caravan of Allstars • Blues
August 1 Dream Posse • Acoust-Eclectic
Sounds of the Shores

Sounds of the Shores
**Now on Sundays**
Sundays, July 22 and August 12, 2012

Marlin Park (map)

Coming up:

July 22
: Jokers & Thieves • Rock/Soul
August 12 Bell Brothers • Country Rock

ALSO, no need to pack a picnic dinner! Hill Country BBQ Company will be rolling out their Food Truck! Come on down to Marlin Park for some fun, great tunes and yummy food!

  Care & Shelter
Red Cross

Did you know that the PRCS Department is responsible for the care and shelter of residents displaced by fire, flood, earthquake or other disasters? Two apartment fires (Alden Street and Stambaugh Street) in June displaced dozens of residents. PRCS staff had to act quickly to open up shelters at the Community Activities Building and the Fair Oaks Community Center to accommodate the victims. In addition to working with the Fire Department and then coordinating with the Red Cross, the Fair Oaks Community Center team works diligently to find temporary housing, food assistance and other services to support individuals and families during a very stressful and emotional time in their lives. Thank you, thank you for such a dedicated and caring team!

  Park Improvement Updates
marlin park plansMarlin Park Playground Renovation
The play equipment at Marlin Park has been installed! The contractor will be focusing on installing fibar material, pre-school fencing and gates, site furnishings, and the irrigation over the next few weeks.
PRCS Float The PRCS Float won First Place in the “Municipal Vehicle” division at the 74th Annual RWC Parade!  This year’s theme, celebrating the Department’s 75th Anniversary, was “Concert in the Park on Wheels.” Congratulations Everyone!
 Sandpiper After-School Care Registration started 6/1
SYC Snack Bar Girls

SHORES RESIDENTS! Have you registered for Sandpiper Youth Club or K-PLay yet?
No more waiting until August to enroll in our after school program! SYC is 5 days a week and operates every day after school and accommodates ALL minimum days. K-Play is a 2 hour per day program for Kindergartners and due to demand, we will now run 5 DAYS A WEEK!

Click here for more information

 Library Activities
Join the Summer Reading Club!
Sign ups Begin Thursday June 7 and continue until the end of August!
All Redwood City Libraries

Avoid summer brain-drain!
Readers, listeners, and parents are invited to join the Summer Reading Club. Read or listen for 600 minutes to win an array of awards and to get a ticket for the big raffle held at the end of the summer.
busy bee dogs Summer Reading Club Program:
Ventriloquist Steve Chaney

Tuesday July 17 • 4:00pm Schaberg Branch Library
Tuesday July 17 • 7:00pm Downtown Library
Wednesday July 18 • 4:00pm Fair Oaks Branch Library
Wednesday July 18 • 7:00pm Redwood Shores Branch Library

The hilarious voice of Corny the Crow!

panda NEW! Mandarin Storytime

Stories in Mandarin Chinese.

Saturday July 21 • 4:00pm Downtown Library


Summer Reading Club Program:
Puppet Art Theater
Hilarious mayhem and comedy juggling!

Tuesday July 31 • 4:00pm Schaberg Branch Library
Tuesday July 31 • 7:00pm Downtown Library
Wednesday August 1 • 4:00pm Fair Oaks Branch Library
Wednesday August 1 • 7:00pm Redwood Shores Branch

Tommy's Space Adventure puppet show! www.puppetarts.com/touring.htm#space

Daffy Dave Summer Reading Club Program:
Daffy Dave

Kid-tested slapstick comedy!

Tuesday July 24 • 4:00pm Schaberg Branch Library
Tuesday July 24 • 7:00pm Downtown Library
Wednesday July 25 • 4:00pm Fair Oaks Branch Library
Wednesday July 25 • 7:00pm Redwood Shores Branch

MSI Seaside Storytime
Hear stories about local seabirds with the Marine Science Institute.
Saturday July 28 • 11:00am
Downtown Library
Saturday July 28 • 1:30pm
Redwood Shores Branch
 Redwood City eNews

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