November 2010

In this Issue:

Winter 2011 Activity Guide

Park closure updates

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

November Kids Nights

Winter Vacation Camps

Youth Basketball

Redwood City Toy & Book Program

Fair Oaks Family Food Program and Holiday Fund

The Nutcracker

Events at the VMSC

Library Events

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  Winter 2011 Activity Guide
Look for the Winter Activity Guide in your mailbox around November 29. We have a variety of Winter Break Camps included in this issue as well as
Online & Fax-in Registration:
Resident Registration: December 1, 2010
Non-Resident Registration: December 9, 2010
Mail-in Registration: begins when you receive the brochure.
A sneak preview of the upcoming guide will be emailed to you mid-November. We will not take any registrations until after the guides are postal mailed. NO EXCEPTIONS.
 Park Improvement Update
Sand Play Area Renovation
Maddux Park & Stafford Park
The sand features at Maddux & Stafford Parks are being replaced due to persistent presence of the E.coli bacteria, which is generally caused by fecal contamination from humans, cats, dogs, or other animals. Despite our best efforts over the last year, the City has been unable to prevent the problem from recurring, so the decision was made to replace the sand features with new play features. Select a park to view plans.
Maddux Park | Stafford Park

Due to the nature of the project, the City has opted to close Maddux Park for the entire construction period (November 15, 2010 - January 15, 2011- pending weather). There is not a safe entry and exit point for heavy machinery and we feel it poses a large safety concern for participants. Stafford Park will remain open and the improvement area will be fenced off for safety.
 Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
Monday, November 15, 2010
Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City

This session will be conducted in English with translation available for Spanish speakers. For more information, call Naomi Hunter at 423-2282. Kindergarten has changed since you were in school, and this is your chance for a preview of what your child will experience during his first year of school. A team of kindergarten teachers will describe what the first few days of kindergarten are like, what your child will learn during the year, and how you can prepare them for school. You will have a chance to ask questions of the teachers, Ms. McRae and Dr. Baker. Dr. Baker will review procedures for registering your child in the Redwood City School District. This year’s event is being hosted by the Redwood City Mother’s Club.

Spanish Session - Thursday , November 18, 2010
7:00-8:30pm at the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Rd. Session in Spanish with English translation available.
Para más información, llame Victoria Orozco: 423-2222.

 November Kids Nights Out!

Kids Nights!
Ages 6-12
Need something fun to do on FRIDAY nights while your parents go out for a date night *hint hint*?.

Coming up:
Girls Night Out
register now

Friday, November 12
Sandpiper CC
Wild Wacky Winter Games
register now

Friday, December 10
 Winter Vacation Camps!
Week of December 20
Week of December 27
Camp 3 Days of Fun Fun Fun!
Sandpiper Center
Sign up for 12/20-12/23 or for individual days. Visit here and sort by category "Winter Break Camps" for more info.
Winter Gymnastics Camp
Age 3-10
Half Day | Full Day

Bayshore Elite
Arista's Jump Start Gymnastics Winter Camp
Age 5-7, 9am-12pm
Red Morton Center
Holiday Horse Camp
Age 6+, 9am-1pm
Springdown Equestrian
Kidz Love Soccer Indoor Winter Camp
Age 5-8, 9am-12pm
Red Morton Center
Chemical Magic- Magical Microscopes- Rocks & Minerals
Age 6-11, 9am-2pm
Red Morton Center
Holiday Horse Camp
Age 6+, 9am-1pm
Springdown Equestrian
 Youth Sports - Basketball

6-8th Grade Boys & Girls
Registration: 11/1-11/29
Coaches Meeting: Thursday 12/9, 6pm at Red Morton
Practice Dates: 1/3/11-1/29/11
Season/Days/Times: 1/3/11-3/26/11
Location: Red Morton, Boys & Girls Club

For more dates and team information, click here.

For more information and to register please go to or contact Erin Niemeyer at

2 DAY BASKETBALL CLINIC (4th & 5th grades)
Sat-Sun, November 20-21, 2010
Red Morton Community Center
$50/player (Both Days), $30/player (Single Day)

Register Now:
Both Days | Saturday | Sunday

Program Information:  Clinic will be hosted by Donovan Blythe and the Eastside College Prep High School Girls’ Basketball team. Teaching emphasis will be on shooting techniques, ball handling, footwork, passing and defensive fundamentals. 

 Redwood City Holiday Toy and Book Program

Sign-ups: November 22-December 3
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

 The Nutcracker

nutcraker 2010 fox theaterBallet America Presents
The Nutcracker
Friday, Dec 3, 2010,
12-2 pm
Fox Theater, 2223 Broadway Street, Redwood City

Buy Tickets
This rousing hometown favorite plays every year to two sold out school matinees and two  public performances at the historic Fox Theatre.  A local tradition, Ballet America brings the Nutcracker to over 1000 peninsula schoolchildren and makes dance a vibrant part of our whole community.
Redwood City’s own Ballet America dances a spirited, full-length version of this much-loved holiday ballet.  From the youngest angels to the professional Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, this Nutcracker joins dancers of all levels in an exuberant production that has made its home at the Fox Theater for nearly a decade.  

Set to the beloved Tchaikovsky score, this Nutcracker includes a cast of more than 100 dancers, colorful sets, and beautiful  costumes.  A festive night out for families and experienced ballet fans alike, this show is also a superb, affordable way to introduce children to the magic of ballet.This year, the students and teachers of the Academy of American Ballet are proud to be joined by professional dancers Maia Wilkins as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Michael Levine as the Cavalier, and David Bier as the Snow King.

 Events at the VMSC
movie theater
ok- not our theater, but you get the idea!
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, November 12: Letters to Juliet
Friday, November 19: The Extra Man
Friday, November 26: NO MOVIE- CENTER CLOSED
Friday, December 3: Knight and Day

cornocopia Thanksgiving Gathering Lunch
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

Veterans Memorial Senior Center

Spend an afternoon with your friends and celebrate the art of gratitude for the blessings in your life. This luncheon will provide a full thanksgiving meal along with dancing and music provided by Ron Borelli. Call (650) 780-7259 for your reservation. The Arbor Gift shop will also be hosting an Open-House (so get a jump on your Holiday shopping!)
decorations Decoration Party
Monday, Nov. 29, 2010
10 AM-Noon

Veterans Memorial Senior Center
Get into the holiday spirit by decorating the Veterans Memorial Senior Center with your friends and family. A winter theme will take over the rooms and lobby. Coffee, hot cider, breakfast goodies and Free Pizza will be complimentary to all who volunteer. Sign up by calling Christina at (650) 780-7343.
 Library Events
2 stools

Dad & Me @ the Library: Owen Baker-Flynn
Saturday November 20 @ 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library
He juggles! He balances stuff! He spits jelly beans! You don’t want to miss this!

Puppet Art Theater
Wednesday, November 17 @ 7pm

Downtown Library (map)
Live puppet theater combining audience-participation and a lot of laughs!

Crafty Tales with Marsi O’Malley-Riley
November 27 @ 11
Downtown Library - Fireplace Room (map)
Hear the story – make the craft! Great for all ages!

 Building Closures

Redwood City Buildings will be closed on:
Thursday, November 11
Thursday-Friday, November 25 & 26

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


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