March 2009

In this Issue:

Spring Activity Guide

Building a Playground in One Day

We are Hiring for Summer!

Kids Nights Out!

Day Trip

Youth Sports

Snowboard & Ski Trips

Call for Artists

Congrats Bruce Utecht!

Events at the VMSC

Spring Forward

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 Spring Activity Guide + Summer Camps! SNEAK PREVIEW
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Spring Activity Guides are coming! This guide also includes all of our Summer children's camp & aquatics activities! Look for your copy in your mailbox this week. All residents of Redwood City, Woodside and parts of San Carlos will receive the brochure in the mail. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us!
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Note: We will not accept registrations submitted prior to the brochure being mailed (approximately 3/5)

Registration Dates:
Residents- March 11 at 11am
Non-residents- March 25 at 11am

 Building a Playground in One Day in Redwood City!
kaboomSaturday, March 7, 2009
Mezes Park, 301 Standish Street, RWC

Kick-Off Ceremony featuring Redwood City Vice Mayor Diane Howard
Great time to visit and view the playground under construction
Dedication Ceremony featuring Redwood City Mayor Rosanne Foust

More than 200 volunteers from Amgen and the community of Redwood City, along with organizers from KaBOOM!, will join forces on a single day - Saturday, March 7- to build a new, safe playground at Mezes Park. The new playground’s design is based on drawings provided by children who attended a Design Day event in January, and now this fabulous one-day volunteer project is about to take off! It’s just like an old-fashioned barn raising, but with a modern urban twist!

You’re invited to join in as a community volunteer for the day, or visit during any part of the day as an observer. The playground build begins at 8:30 a.m. and the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Please join us! RSVP by calling 650-780-7252, or email dmonroe@redwoodcity.org.

You can also RSVP online.

This is a great partnership between Redwood City, KaBOOM!, and the Amgen Foundation. Our KaBOOM! playground build begins early in the morning with volunteers arriving at an empty site; KaBOOM! leads volunteers in transforming the space to a vibrant neighborhood-gathering place, in less than eight hours flat.     

KaBOOM!'s website is www.kaboom.org; Amgen Foundation's website is www.amgen.com/citizenship/foundation.html.
 We Are Hiring Summer Staff!

note: online applications will be live soon! Check our HR web page next week!

jackie loves bugsCAMP LEADERS:
RWC Parks and Recreation is looking for positive and motivated individuals! If you are 16 years and older and are looking to work with kids this summer, then this is for you! Opportunities exist at School Site Programs, Summer Camps, Day Camps, or Teen Programs. Salaries range from $8.00 - $14.75 per hour. We are accepting applications right now and you can download them online (coming soon) or pick them up at the Red Morton Community Center. Summer training will begin on June 17. Don’t miss out on making new friends, money and memories for the summer of 2009! For more information call the Red Morton front desk at (650) 780-7311.


swim instructorLIFEGUARDS:
Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? We are hiring! You must be a certified lifeguard (Have a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Card prior to working) and at least 16 years old. Pay is very competitive and the work environment very fun, challenging and rewarding. Spend your summer outdoors, teach kids how to swim, and be a role model for the community. We are accepting applications right now and you can download them online (coming soon) or pick them up at the Red Morton Community Center. For more information on becoming a lifeguard for Redwood City, please call Eric Newby at (650) 780-7317 or enewby@redwoodcity.org

 Kid's Nights Out

GIRLS NIGHT OUT- register now!
Spa Night
Ages 6-11

Friday, March 6, 2009

Girls, get ready for a night of beauty, glamour and the princess treatment. The night will include magnificent manicures and awesome jewelry making! What girl's night would be complete without ice cream and a movie?! After our beauty treatment, we'll finish the night off with a BIG SCREEN movie showing. Girls Rule! Pizza and drinks included.

girl KIDS NIGHT OUT- register now!
Lucky Charms Night
Ages 6-12
Friday, March 13, 2009

Come to this magical night full of St. Patrick’s Day fun where we will make sparkling green slime to take home, play fun group games for prizes, and more! Go for the gold & sign up! Pizza and drinks included.
 Day Trip to Laser Quest & the Movies- March 30

Laser Quest & Movies Trip!- Register Now!
Grades 1-5
Monday, March 30
Location: Sandpiper

1st-5th graders, a day off from school is a day meant for FUN Come spend the day with us playing Laser Tag and going to the Movies! The trip will depart from Sandpiper Community Center @ 10am and return by 5pm. Fee includes admission and supervision. Bring a sack lunch and good running shoes.

 Youth Sports

4/5th Grade Boys Soccer - coaches needed


February 3 - March 11, 2009

Coaches Meeting

March 25th at Fair Oaks at 4:30pm


May 4th- June 13th, 2008

Game Days

M-Th, 3:30pm


Hoover Field (W/Th) and Fair Oaks (TBD)


Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th at Fair Oaks


Saturday, June 13th at 10:30am & 12pm at Fair Oaks

6/8th Grade Girls & Boys Soccer - coaches needed


February 23 - March 11, 2009

Coaches Meeting

March 25th at Fair Oaks at 4:30pm


April 27th- June 5th, 2009 (6 weeks)

Game Days

M/W at 4/5pm (PAL sites); T/Th 4:45/6pm (SAL site)


MIT and Kennedy (PAL sites) and Fair Oaks (SAL site)


WED 6/3 at 4pm & 5:15pm at Hoover North/South


FRI 6/5 at 4pm & 5:30pm at Hoover North/South

Jr. Dribblers 2nd/3rd Grade Basketball - coaches needed


March 2 - 27, 2009

Coaches Meeting

April 15th at Red Morton at 6pm


April 27th- June 3rd, 2009 (no 5/25)


M/W 4-5:15 Skills (1st 5 class dates)
Games at 4 or 5pm starting the 6th class date.              

 Snowboard & Ski Trips
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Trip to Squaw Valley! Saturday, March 14!
SKI & SNOWBOARD TRIPS (click for more info & to register)
(Age 4 - Adults 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: •  After-Boarding & Ski snacks    
•  Luxury bus transportation •  Adult Supervision (on bus)  
•  Continental breakfast on bus •  Movies on the ride home
•  All day lift ticket  
  Call For Artists!
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Call for Artists!
2009 Art on the Square
Artists! Be a part of Art on the Square, a series of four juried shows on the streets surrounding Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Apply now!

You may also apply for a special Art on the Square Event during our Sing Tao sponsored Asian Street Fair on May 2-3, 2009. Apply Now!

 New Senior Center Manager- Welcome Bruce Utecht!


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Bruce Utecht has accepted the position of Recreation Manager at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC).  Bruce has worked for the City for the past 23 years and the last 5 as a Recreation Supervisor at the VMSC. Bruce brings a passion for senior advocacy, a progressive approach to programming, and an ability to build strong community relationships that benefit seniors. 

Along with his dedication to seniors, Bruce is also a talented musician and a lifelong resident of Redwood City. 

We are very excited that he will assume the leadership of our Nationally Accredited Senior Center!

 Events at the VMSC (MAP)
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All events below are held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City. (MAP)

Patrick’s Lucky Irish Luncheon & Concert
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Corned Beef & Cabbage lunch and wonderful sounds from “Winds In The Strings” Celtic Duo and the Songbirds Choir. A 50/50 opportunity drawing will complete this lucky luncheon.  Please call (650) 780-7259 to reserve your tickets. Cost: $7.00.

Monday Morning Movie Madness (MMMM)
Every Monday In March 10am-Noon

Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center every Monday in March and enjoy your classic favorites on the big screen again!  After the movie, enjoy a hearty lunch for only $4.50!  Call our lunch desk at (650) 780-7259 for menu selections and reservations.
Monday, March 2nd: Singin' In the Rain
Monday, March 9th: Pillow Talk
Monday, March 16th:  The Luck of the Irish
Monday, March 23rd: An American In Paris
Monday, March 30th: Sabrina

Friday Movies For Everyone
Every Friday at 1:15PM (Unless Otherwise Announced)
Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in March for a FREE featured movie in our state of the art movie theatre!  Call (650) 780-7270 for the most current movie listing.
Friday, March 6th: Vicky Christina Barcelona         
Friday, March 13th: The Visitor
Friday, March 20th: Nights In Rodanthe
Friday, March 27th: Changeling

AARP Free Tax Aid
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Assistance for seniors to get their taxes done for 2008-2009.  Call Christina at (650) 780-7343 to schedule an appointment.

Mystery Spot Trip
Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz. After discovering the uniqueness of this place we will enjoy lunch at a local bistro. Cost $35.00.  Call Michele to reserve your spot at (650) 780-7344.

Hearing Association of America
Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Sr. Ann Rooney will speak about the work of this group, and inform us of the new advances in technology for people with hearing loss.  Free!

Understanding Your Bladder-Changes As We Age
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cari Cardinale from Mills-Peninsula Hospital will inform us of the latest information and research on the aging bladder. Problems in the area are very common as we age, but opportunities to learn about and discuss them are rare. This is an important opportunity and we hope to see you. FREE
Spring Fling Symphonic Band Performance
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Back by popular demand, this uplifting and inspiring group of 40 musicians will entertain us with a variety of stirring music. Wine and refreshments will be sold. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling our VMSC Hotline at (650) 780-7264.
Home Safety Equipment
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Safety devices to keep us safe and in our homes are available for a short time through a grant with the Center for Independence of the Disabled. Grab bars, ramps and much more are offered. Come see how to make your life easier and more comfortable.
 Spring Forward!
It's that time of year again!
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward 1 hour on Sunday, March 8 at 2am. We'd hate for you to miss your morning workout!  
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