November 2006

In this Issue:

Winter Activity Guide

Holiday Book & Toy Drive

Holiday, No-School Day Activity

Middle School Dance

Events at the VMSC

Fleishman Park

Hometown Holidays

November Classes

Redwood City After School Sports Program

ARAP Fundraiser

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 Winter Activity Guide

Look for the the winter Activity Guide in your mailbox around November 9. Winter camps are included in this issue!
Online & Fax-in Registration:
Resident Registration: November 15
Non-Resident Registration: November 27
Mail-in Registration: when you receive the brochure.
A sneak preview of the upcoming guide will be emailed to you soon, in a separate message. We will not take any registrations until after the guides are postal mailed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 RWC Holiday Toy and Book Program Sign-ups

November 20-December 5, 2006
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9am-1pm
T/Th: 2:30-6:30pm

For low-income families with children 12 years and under. Call 780-7500 for details on requirements for program.

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

DONATIONS OF NEW TOYS AND BOOKS
CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT CITY HALL,
THE REDWOOD CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ANY REDWOOD CITY FIRE STATION.
 Holiday Activities for Kids- November
School's Out! Time to Play! (Age 6-11)
Wednesday, November 22nd

7:30am-6pm
School is out, but fun is in. Join us on this school's out day for a day of sports & games, cooking, crafts, and a movie at the senior VET'S theater and more! Two nutritious snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please send your child with a sack lunch and good running shoes. Space is limited. REGISTER
 Middle School Dance
Friday, November 17th
A special guest DJ will be in the house. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available in the Red Morton Teen Center or at participating Schools. Student ID’s are required at all dances. No excuses!
 Events at the VMSC
Thanksgiving Gathering
Thursday, Nov. 16 12-2pm
Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal of Cornish Game Hens, Green Beans and Wild Rice with the VMSC’s staff. After lunch, dance the afternoon away with Ron Borelli’s Band. Cost: $7
For reservations & info, call 780.7270
Holiday Decorating Party
Monday, Nov. 27 9am-12pm
Come celebrate and decorate the Veteran’s Memorial Building while having fun with your friends! Holiday music, hot coffee, cider and cookies! Everybody welcome! Eat, decorate, and be merry! For information, call 650.780.7270. Share the holiday spirit!
Holiday Giving
Monday, Dec. 4 9:30-11:30am
The Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center is sponsoring our annual “Holiday Giving” project. We will be providing gift bags for the elderly who are homebound and children in need. If you would like to volunteer to help with this project, please contact us at the Senior Services Office 650.780.7274
 Fleishman Park Renovation

The renovation of Fleishman Park is almost complete. The park is open for use now, so stop by to have a picnic or just to lollygag. Be sure to bring the kids so they can climb on the new play equipment and swing on the swings. A new restroom is being constructed now and will be open for use by the first of December. In May, the new water feature will be on to cool you down during the warm summer days.

 Hometown Holidays


visit www.hometownholidays.org for more info
 Classes starting in November

Preschoolers
Kids In Tune: Age 18mos-3yrs | 3-5yrs
My First Art Class
: 18mos-5yrs | 2-5yr
Gymnastics With Arista: Session 2 starts week of 11/6
Roller Skating: Age 3+
Baby Boot Camp: Mon/Wed or Tu/Th

Youth & Teen
Cartooning- Disney & Superhero's (Age 5-9):
Sandpiper | Red Morton
Ceramic Relief (Age 5-14):
Sandpiper | Red Morton
Oil & Acrylic Painting- Holiday Themes (Age 5-9)
Sandpiper | Red Morton
Paint a Holiday Platter (Age 7-14) | Parent's Helper (Age 8-15)

Kids Culinary Adventures (Age 7-14):
Pie In Your Eye- Pumpkin 11/22, Apple 11/29

An Evening of Magic (Age 7-11) | Elementary Robotics (7 -12)
Chess (Age 5-12) 2:30pm, 3:40pm | Spanish Beg, Continuing
Guitar: at Sandpiper- 3:30pm, 4:40pm, at CAB 3:30pm, 4:40pm
Boxing | Fencing: Tuesday, Wednesday| Roller Skating
Check out Kidz Love Soccer classes online.

Adults
ARTS & CRAFTS: Extraordinary Jewelry Workshop | Earrings: Doorway to Wire | Seed Bead Therapy | Soothing and Relaxing Bath Products |

Business: Outlook & Opportunities- Market Update | Managing Your Retirement Income| Working for Yourself

Culinary: Indian Chaats | Exotic Wraps & Sandwiches

Computers: Word for Windows | Beginning Internet & Email

Dance: Hot Salsa-Beg, Cont.| Brazilian Dance-drop-in | Belly Dance at Sandpiper- Beg & Int| Belly Dance the Sensuous Workout

Special Interest: Women's Self Defense | Selling on eBay- The Basics & Beyond the Basics

Fitness & Wellness: Taoist Secrets of Health-Anti Aging | Stress Reduction through Personal Growth | Boxing- Tue, Sat
Fencing | Roller Skating

 Redwood City After School Sports Program
6th-8th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball League
Registration Dates

November 13-December 1  

Practice Dates
January 9-January 26
Season
January 29 - March 8
Game Dates
Boys play M/W (2 games/week 4, 5, 6pm) Girls play T/Th (2 games/week 4, 5, 6pm)

For any further information or if you are interested in coaching, please call Erin Niemeyer at 780.7335. 

 5th Annual ThanksGIVING Feast Fundraiser

Thursday, November 9 at the VMSC
Fee : $20 $15.00 for Feast Only
RSVP Deadline- November 7

Support the Redwood City Accessible Recreation Activities Program (ARAP) by joining us for our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Feast Fundraiser. Chefs can sign up to learn the basics of preparing a holiday meal, including decorating tips and special table setting ideas. Guests will enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fixings prepared by our ARAP Chefs. After dinner we will have music and dancing!
Time and Place. . .
CHEFS: The fee will be $20, which includes cooking instructions, dinner and surprises! Space is limited.
GUESTS: Dinner will be served at 6:30PM and the fee is $15 (includes full meal, dancing and more).
Checks and Payments should be addressed to:
ARAP
1455 Madison Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061

Please include your name, contact information and the number of people in your party with payment. Tickets can be picked up on event night at our Will Call Table from 6 -6:30pm.

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