November 2009

In this Issue:

Winter Activity Guide

International Latino Film Festival

Holiday Toy & Book Drive

Family Food Program Holiday Fund

Middle School Dance

Kids Nights

Hometown Holidays

Redwood City After School Sports Program

Redwood City Girls Softball

Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program

Happenings at the VMSC

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 Winter 2010 Activity Guide
winter 2010 cover Look for the Winter Activity Guide in your mailbox around November 12. We have a variety of Winter Break Camps included in this issue!
Online & Fax-in Registration:
Resident Registration: November 18
Non-Resident Registration: November 30
Mail-in Registration: begins when you receive the brochure.
A sneak preview of the upcoming guide will be emailed to you soon. We will not take any registrations until after the guides are postal mailed. NO EXCEPTIONS.
 Redwood City International Latino Film Festival

Redwood City International Latino Film Festival
Friday-Sunday, November 6-8, 2009
ILFFDowntown Redwood City (Map)

The festival kicks off with a fabulous Gala Party “Noche de las Divas” followed by three evenings of exciting and award-winning international Latino films. The Redwood City International Latino Film Festival offers the best features, shorts, and documentaries from Latin America, Spain, and Latinos in the U.S.

The festival takes place November 6 - 8, 2009, in beautiful Downtown Redwood City. To start the festivities, the Gala Opening Reception “Noche de las Divas,” honors the opening film “Casi Divas” (Almost Divas). The reception is November 6 at 5 pm, in the San Mateo County History Museum in the dramatic rotunda under its magnificent stained glass dome.

Film screenings at the Century 20 Downtown Theatres are November 6th, 7th, and 8th. Special free community screenings are scheduled at Skyline College on November 4th, and Cañada College and College of San Mateo on November 5th. Film lovers from the local community and throughout the Bay Area will enjoy sixteen films including six features, five documentaries and five shorts from Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, San Salvador, Argentina and Spain. ALL FILMS ARE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. 

 Redwood City Holiday Toy and Book Program

Sign-ups: November 23-December 4
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

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

To Volunteer with the Toy and Book Program call
(650) 556-1650 ext. 11

Holiday Program Flyer:
English | Spanish pdf icon

  Fair Oaks Community Center Family Food Program
  Holiday Fund

Please help us make your neighbor’s Thanksgiving and Christmas/Holiday meals special this year with a contribution to the Fair Oaks Community Center Holiday Fund.  Funds raised will help us offer a holiday grocery certificate to the families in our community whom we help throughout the year with our monthly food program.

Checks can be made out to: 
Fair Oaks Community Center Holiday Fund
c/o Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

 Middle School Dance
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 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! NO RED OR BLUE CLOTHING.
 Kids Nights
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Kids Nights!
Need something fun to do on FRIDAY nights while your parents go out for a date night *hint hint*. You can watch a movie on the BIG SCREEN, get pampered during a Spa Night, hang with the boys, or have some Holiday Fun! We also have a special late night out that gives parents some valuable time to get ready for the holidays!
Location: Sandpiper

Coming up:
Boys Night Out: Super Sports Frenzy 11/13
Girls Night Out: Spa & Movie 11/20
Late Movie Night: Holiday Shoppers Special 12/18

 Hometown Holidays
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Hometown Holidays
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Downtown Redwood City

Play in the Snow, Children's Parade, Entertainment, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Photos with Santa, Tree Lighting and a grand finale of FIREWORKS! Holiday Movie on the Square to follow.
Click here for full program schedule.

 Redwood City After School Sports Program

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6th/7th/8th Grade Boys & Girls
Registration: 11/2-11/30
Coaches Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 6pm
For dates and team information, click here.

Forms will be available at Red Morton center and at the schools. For more information, contact Erin Niemeyer

Mandatory Team Up For Youth Coaches Training
6th/7th/8th Basketball
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
6:30-8:30pm at Red Morton

Has your child participated in a PAL Sports Program? We would love to hear your feedback. Please fill out this quick and easy survey and share your experience!
 Redwood City Girls Softball

rcgslThe Redwood City Girls Softball League (RCGSL) Spring season registration is officially open. The league had over 400 girls come out and play recreational and competitive softball last Spring. The Rookies (6U) division introduces young girls to the game, while the Juniors (8U) and Minors (10U) divisions begin working more on developing pitching, hitting, throwing, base running. The Majors (12U) and Seniors (14U/16U) divisions begin introducing the full complement of Amateur Softball Association (ASA) rules. Pre-season skill building and pitching clinics ensure all the girls hit the ground running in the Spring. RCGSL provides all coaches and managers with the best support system possible through required training and safety clinics. Don't miss the FUN! Visit to register and to learn more.
You can also contact RCGSL Registrar, Celine Sanie at with questions.

 Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program
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Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program register now!
(Ages 7-16)

Come join us on 5 trips to the local mountains & snowboard or ski with a certified coach! The Blue Angels program features 5 full Saturdays of coaching, a plush ride, Sierra-at-Tahoe lift tickets, a hearty lunch and even a Pro-Tec helmet!  Whether you’re a first-timer or already an expert, you’ll love the on-snow fun with Blue Angels! Visit for bus pick up locations and more information or call (925) 939-7669. 2010 Program Dates:  5 Saturdays, 1/23-2/27 (no class 2/13/10).
Program Fee: $799

 Happenings at the VMSC
movie theater
ok- not our theater, but you get the idea!
Friday Movies for Everyone
1:15pm (Unless Otherwise Announced)

Come to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center in August for a FREE featured movie in our state of the art movie theatre!   
Friday, November 6:
The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3

Friday, November 13: My Life In Ruins
Friday, November 20: The Proposal
Friday, November 27: No Movie (Holiday)


flags Veterans Celebration
Friday, November 13, 2009

Veterans Memorial Senior Center
Join us for a special evening honoring our United States Military Veterans. Program will consist of a no-host bar to benefit the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, appetizers and a special USO presentation by the Singing Blue Stars of the USS Hornet. For more information or to RSVP, please call Christina at (650) 780-7343.
Fee: $10 General Admission/Free for individuals who wear their Military Uniform
cornocopia Thanksgiving Gathering Lunch
Friday, Nov. 19, 2009

Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Spend an afternoon with your friends at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center and celebrate the blessings in your life with VMSC friends. This special luncheon will provide a full thanksgiving feast, along with
entertainment and few surprises. Cost is $8.

Senior Center Decoration Day
Monday, November 30, 2009
10am-Noon /
Redwood Room / FREE
Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Get into the holiday spirit by decorating the Veterans Memorial Senior Center with your friends and family.  A winter themed extravaganza will take over the room and lobby of the VMSC!  Complimentary pizza lunch will be provided for those who volunteer.  No sign up required! 


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AARP Drivers Safety Class
Saturday, November 7th & 14th
9am-1pm /
$12 AARP Member / $14 General

This class is held over two Saturday mornings.  You must attend both meetings.  Insurance companies may provide a discount to those who complete this class.  To sign up, please come to the hospitality desk at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center or call (650) 780-7270.


Collette Vacations: Heritage of America Presentation
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
1-2pm / FREE

@ Veterans Memorial Senior Center (map)
Collette Vacations will give an exciting presentation about an upcoming partnership trip featuring a 9 day adventure to New York, Philadelphia, Amish Country, Gettysburg, Shenandoah Valley, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Washington DC and the Smithsonian!  If you love to travel and would like to help the VMSC, please check out this free, no pressure, informational presentation about this trip and others to be offered!

Before & After: The Life of a Soldier, Presented by Henry Hensleigh
Thursday, November 18, 2009
1-2pm / FREE

Redwood Room @ Veterans Memorial Senior Center (map)
Join us for a fascinating and inspiring presentation from a decorated WWII Veteran who will share his story of fighting in 5 major battles and his life after the war.

 Building Closures

Redwood City Buildings will be closed on:
Wednesday, November 11
Thursday-Friday, November 26 & 27

Individual building hours may vary. Click here to access your center of choice.


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