october 2010 enews

October 2010

In this Issue:

Zoppé Italian Family Circus

Last Music on the Square

Second Saturday Art Walk

Halloween Spooktakular

October Kids Nights

No School Day Field Trip

Youth Basketball

Teen Parties

Peninsula Oktoberfest

Carlmont Arts Showcase Gala

Library Events

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  Zoppé - An Italian Family Circus


An Italian Family Circus website
Thursday- Sunday
October 14-24, 2010
Matinee & Evening Showtimes

Circus Tent: 1044 Middlefield Rd. Downtown Redwood City
The Circus is coming to town! Redwood City is proud to welcome, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus from October 15th through October 24th for spectacular two-hour performances that will enthrall the entire family! The Circus tent will be set up next to the Downtown Library at 1044 Middlefield Road in Redwood City and will host matinee and evening performances.

In addition, on October 14th, the Zoppé Circus is offering a rare opportunity, Dinner and a Circus! Get up-close and personal with the family and their new son, as they prepare for their two-week run in Redwood City under their new, enlarged tent. The evening includes a delizioso 3-course Italian meal (salad, pasta, desert, non-alcoholic beverages) around the Circus Ring, served by the performers, with performances in between!

  Last Music on the Square
MJ Banner

Michael Jackson Tribute

Friday, October 8, 2010
Courthouse Square

Sponsored by 96.5 KOIT

Foreverland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson. Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue." Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist.  The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music. As the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!

   Second Saturday Art Walk
Art Walk

Second Saturday ART WALK
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Second Saturday Art Walk is a multicultural, socially responsible, and eco-friendly event that brings a fabulous array of art to the community. Fair trade crafts are being promoted at nine locations in Redwood City, compiling over 75 local artists bringing inspiration, culture, and entertainment this spring and summer to the entire Peninsula.

Bring the family for an Art Walk - wander from gallery to gallery, take in the art and culture, and enjoy the new dining and entertainment options in our revitalized downtown.
Click here for the nine participating galleries.

   Halloween Spooktakular

Halloween Spooktakular
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City, 94061
Ages Newborn to 10 years
Carnival Games, Monster Maze, Trasylvania Treats, Prizes & Fun. Costume Parade @ 1:30pm. $5 per child.

 October 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:
Boys Night Out
register now

Friday, October 22
Sandpiper CC
Fright Night
register now

Friday, October 29
 No School Day Field Trip for Redwood Shores Students 10/11
campers Day Trip to Laser Quest & Movies - click to register
Grades 1-5

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.
Register by Friday 12pm.
 Youth Sports - Boys & Girls 4th & 5th Grade Basketball

4th/5th Grade Boys & Girls
Registration Deadline: 10/22
Coaches Meeting: Wednesday 11/3, 6pm at Red Morton
Practice Dates: 11/4-11/30
Season/Days/Times: 12/1-1/28/11 (No Games Winter Break.)
Location: Red Morton, Boys & Girls Club, Kennedy & McKinley

For more dates and team information, click here.

For more information and to register please go to  www.teamsideline.com/redwoodcity or contact Erin Niemeyer at ENiemeyer@redwoodcity.org

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. 

 Teen Parties

Are you looking to host a teen party? If you are, then we have the perfect place for you! The Teen Center at Red Morton Community Center will be available for rental from 6-9pm every Friday and Saturday. You will be provided with one of our Teen Supervisors to help facilitate your party and full use of all recreation equipment:

- Pool table & foosball table
- 50” flat screen TV (Cable TV)
- Video Games (X-box & Arcade Games)
- In house music system for dancing
- DVD player for movies
- Tables for food and refreshments
- Outside patio for BBQ
  (Only offered if available)
- GYM for sports
  (Only offered if available)

Fee: $100 per hour / Refundable Deposit: $200.00
Call 650.780.7311 for more info or to reserve.

 Peninsula Oktoberfest


Peninsula Oktoberfest
October 23, 2010

Courthouse Square

Hosted by Bullfrog Media, Peninsula Oktoberfest is a one-day community event of beer, food and music. You are invited to join beer lovers from around the SF Bay Area.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit two local charitable organizations, The Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) and the
The San Carlos Educational Foundation (SCEF).

 Carlmont Arts Showcase Gala Event

Saturday Oct. 23, 2010
Carlmont Arts Council is proud to present a showcase of our Arts programs at this elegant event. Come and enjoy performances by Carlmont students musicians, dancers and
actors as well as enjoy artwork created by Carlmont students. All proceeds benefit the Performing Arts Center.

6-7pm Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, tours of the new Arts Building
7-9pm Dance, Drama, Choral and Instrumental selections performed on the Main Stage by Carlmont student ensembles.
$30 per person, inclusive, Purchase tickets from the Carlmont Website
Click on the Arts tab then select Upcoming Event

 Library Events

Dad & Me @ the Library: Captain Jack Sparerib
Saturday October 16 @ 11:00am
Redwood Shores Branch Library
Ahoy, mateys! Capt’n Jack is sailing in to surprise you with feats of pirate mayhem – and a little juggling!


one book one communityThe Supergirls
A Slide Lecture by Author Mike Madrid
A One Book, One Community Program
Thursday October 14 @ 7:00pm
Downtown Library - Community Room
Madrid is the author of The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, a cultural history of female superheroes in American comic books.


one book one communityJazz of the Times:
Guitarists John Schott & Michael Dionne
A One Book, One Community Program
Saturday October 23 @ 3:30pm
Downtown Library - Fireplace Room
Music from the era of Kavalier and Clay, showcasing some of the more popular jazz tunes of the ‘40s and ‘50s. John Schott is a Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer who appears regularly with the Baguette Quartette and John Schott’s Typical Orchestra. Michael Dionne has been playing guitar for more than 20 years and has toured the West coast with his own rock-punk band, The Garden.

dark knight

one book one community

The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Zonka, Artist
A One Book, One Community Program
Tuesday October 26 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library - Teen Space
Wonder how artists come up with comic book characters? Meet Aaron Zonka, and find out as he walks you through one of his amazing illustrations. Learn how to create your own characters and maybe draw a simple comic.

Aaron is a Redwood City native, now making a living in San Francisco as a freelance artist and illustrator. For teens, grades 6-12.


Halloween Parade and The Raytones
Wednesday October 27 @ 7:00pm
Downtown Library

Two great programs in one! Join our annual big and noisy costume parade as we march through the library - then rock ‘n’ roll with the fabulous RayTones!

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