September 2008

In this Issue:

September Events Downtown

Summer Event Surveys

Fall Recreation Brochure

After School Sports Sign-ups

Redwood Shores Library Grand Opening

Walk for the Health
of it

Senior Week


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  Downtown Events  
Target Family Days- Caribbean
Sunday, September 14

Target Family Days, generously sponsored by Target Stores, will attract kids and adults of all ages!

Live Music by The Harmonics Steel Band

The Bay Area Caribbean Connection Performers, Circus Center of San Francisco, Jean Valjean, World's Smallest Circus
Martial Arts Demonstration, Face Painting, Hands-on FREE Art Projects, Leis by Finau Floral, Balloon Artistry, House of Caribbean Food, Bounce Houses & more!
salsa festival 1st Annual Redwood City
Salsa Festival!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Amateur and professional Salsa chefs will compete for fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in judging. Three stages of live music with Latin, Salsa and Family themes, as well as free dance lessons, will keep Redwood City grooving all day long.

Vagabond Opera
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Courthouse Square (map)

European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! Join us for the last in our series of Cultural Events Downtown.

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Music on the Square
Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm
Courthouse Square (map)

Coming up:

9/5: Evolution-
Journey Tribute
9/12: Aja Vu-
Steely Dan Tribute
9/19: La Ventana-
Salsa Rock
9/26: Unauthorized Rolling Stones
10/3: Ze Bop
- Santana Tribute

Also check out Lunchtime Music on the Square on Mondays & Wednesdays.

dance icon Dancing on the Square
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Courthouse Square (map)

Get ready to kick up your heels with our free dance series, including Tango, Swing, Country Western, Salsa, Hip Hop, Hula and more. The fun begins with a dance demonstration and continues on with public participation.
Coming up:
9/9: Swing & Charleston
9/16: Salsa

Art on the Square
Friday, Sept. 19 at 5-8:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 20 11am-8pm

See local artists and have the chance to purchase their creations! Check out the art booths while enjoying the sounds of Music on the Square.

Also, check out
Second Saturday Art Walks

 Summer Events Surveys

Did you have fun this summer? We want to know!. We would love to hear your feedback. If you attended any of our events listed below, we would appreciate you sharing your experiences with us.

1. Movies on the Square Survey

2. Music in the Park Survey

3. Music on the Square Survey

4. Dancing on the Square Survey

  Fall Recreation Brochure

Don't forget to check out our Fall Recreation Brochure! Registration has begun and some of our popular classes are already full!

View our Fall 2008 guide

 After-School Sports Sign-Ups


Registration Period: 8/11-9/10
Flag Football- 6-8th Grade (co-ed)
Girl's Volleyball- 4th-8th Grade (girls)
Street Hockey- 4th/5th Grade (co-ed)

Registration Period: 9/29-10/24
Basketball- 4th/5th Grade (Boys & Girls)

Click here for full schedules

  Redwood Shores Branch Library Grand Opening

Saturday, September 6, 2008
10am - ALL DAY!
399 Marine Parkway, Redwood Shores
Library Website

Join friends, neighbors, and the entire community in the Grand Opening of the new Redwood Shores Branch Library!

It'll be a festive day as we open the doors to this wonderful, new community resource. Live music, cafe, Nintendo games, "storytelling lighthouse" section, curated artwork, storybook characters, balloon sculpture, teen room, community meeting rooms,storytelling, bookmaking, environmental interpretive center, check out new books and materials...and more!

 Walk for the Health of It

walkSaturday, September 13th
Red Morton Park
Veterans Memorial Senior Center
1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City map

Get your walking shoes ready!  The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is proud to host its first annual Walk For The Health Of It Community Celebration. Festivities will include a community walk (registration begins at 8am / walk begins at 9am), health & wellness demonstrations, petting zoo, food & beverages, music and more!  Event is free and open to everyone. No pre-registration required.   Come out and join the fun!  For more information, please call Bruce Utecht at (650) 780-7306.

 Senior Center Week

Monday, September 8th – Saturday, September 13th
grandparentsToday’s senior centers are evolving to reflect a new view of aging that empowers the people they serve. They’re connecting older adults with meaningful work and volunteer opportunities, and increasing their access to valuable benefits and resources. Through evidence-based programs, they’re helping them manage their health and finances so they can continue to live in their homes as long as possible. From career counseling and financial planning to tools for staying healthy, there is no doubt senior centers work.  Mark your calendars for all of our upcoming events commemorating National Senior Center Week in September!

Monday, Sept 8th
Grandparents Day Celebration!
9am-2pm Refreshments, Music & More
Let’s Talk CARS! Free Lecture 11am-Noon / Sunset Room
Free Reiki Treatments 9:30-11:00am / VMSC Café

Tuesday, Sept. 9th
Relief From Shingles. Free Lecture. 1PM-2PM
/ Sunset Room

Wednesday, Sept. 10th
Medicare Part D.  Free Lecture.
1PM-2PM / Sunset Room

Thursday, Sept. 11th
Nutrition For Your Health.
1PM-2PM / Sunset Room

Saturday, September 13th

For more information regarding National Senior Center Week Activities, please contact Merrylen Sacks at (650) 780-7320.

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