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See Oscar-Nominated “Winged Migration” Free at Redwood Shores Branch Library, Saturday 7/30 @ 2:15

Here’s a quick note to let you know about a free screening of a really remarkable, Oscar-nominated documentary, Winged Migration, at the Redwood Shores Branch Library TOMORROW – sponsored by the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter.

Read on, enjoy the film, and have a great weekend.

~ malcolm

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The Sierra Club invites you to FLY with BIRDS

“Winged Migration” is an amazing experience to behold. Its most impressive achievement is its ability to draw the viewer into a foreign world, traveling along with a myriad of bird species as they undertake their semiannual migrations over vast distances. “The closest any of us will get to experiencing the THRILL of FLIGHT…”

Nominated for 2003 OSCAR for the BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY and many other awards around the world.

When:  July 30,  Saturday
Time:   2:15 PM to 5:00 PM
2:15 to 3:00:  Social & Snacks   Short:  “The Pacific Flyway (A Major Migratory Route for Birds) and Our Wonderful Baylands”
3:00  Movie Starts
Where:  Redwood Shores Library Community Room,  399 Marine Parkway Redwood City, CA 94065
Sponsor: Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

RSVP appreciated:  Marianna Raymond, Baylands Committee Chair, marirayz@yahoo.com or 650-369-1653

Also: Sign-ups at the event for Canoe Adventure in Baylands on August 13th, 9am-2pm. This is a unique opportunity to paddle through the amazing sloughs (wetlands), visit Bair Island, get up close with local birds, marine animals, bay water and bay mud and see this unique eco-system up-close. Bring a pack lunch. $20 public or $10 for MSI members. Space is limited.

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National Night Out – Amerca’s Night Out Against Crime – Courthouse Square, August 2nd 4 – 8 pm

Here’s a great event to put on your calendar for next week – it’s the 3rd Annual Redwood City/Target National Night Out event – America’s Night Out Against Crime. The entire community is invited to join family, friends, and neighbors at 4 pm on August 2nd at Courthouse Square in beautiful Downtown Redwood City for this fun, family event centered on bringing people together against crime.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno). It’s designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Redwood City, its Police Department and Library, PAL, and Target offer these great events, combined with our regular Dancing on the Square:

• Music, Activities, Info and Giveaways from 4 – 6 pm
• Free Fingerprinting for Children
• Neighborhood Watch Materials
• Disaster Preparedness Info
• Redwood City PAL Info
• Drawings for Free Car Seats
• Photo Opportunities with Crime Fighting Dog McGruff (bring your camera)
• Fire Engine, Police SWAT, Command Vehicle, and Police Boat Display
• Hot dogs, snacks, beverages and more for sale
• Arts and crafts fun by Target
• Redwood City Project READ Literacy Program
• Other fun games and activities
• Live Music and Salsa Dancing Lessons from 6 – 8pm

More information on Redwood City’s National Night Out event is available by calling (650) 780-7305. Thanks to Redwood City and Mountain View Target Stores for their sponsorship of National Night Out in Downtown Redwood City.

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PAL Blues, Arts & Bar-B-Que Festival at Courthouse Square This Weekend

Here’s the full scoop on the PAL Blues, Arts & Bar-B-Que Festival – Redwood City’s renowned and popular annual Downtown music festival, taking place tonight and tomorrow. Fantastic music, great weather (guaranteed!), Art on the Square, incredible food, fun kids’ activities, restaurants…did I mention the guaranteed nice weather?

Read the info below, or go to www.palbluesfestival.com for details, then join in at Courthouse Square in beautiful Downtown Redwood City for a full weekend of world-class blues, bbq, art, and fun – it’s got something for everyone in the family!

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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The PAL Blues, Arts & Bar-B-Que Festival

The PAL Blues, Arts & Bar-B-Que Festival presented by the San Mateo Credit Union brings the best of the blues to Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City on July 22nd & 23rd. This free event features blues musicians from the Bay Area and beyond including Johnny Rawls, Alabama Mike, Mark Hummel, Rusty Zinn, Ron Hacker and many more. Plus, the unique artist booths of Art on the Square will fill the square with art on Friday evening, and all day on Saturday. The festival offers wonderful music, a family area with an arcade for children, delicious food, and showcases Redwood City’s Courthouse Square, along with Redwood City’s downtown merchants and restaurants.

For its sixth year, the Festival introduces a Bar-B-Que Cook-off Competition, where amateur and professional chefs will compete for fun, plaques, and BBQ Glory. The Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts and Bar-B-Que Festival is a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful summer day basking in Redwood City’s glorious weather, while savoring great Blues Music, Art, Bar-B-Que and drink!

Proceeds from this fun and exciting family festival will directly benefit the important programs of the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL). The PAL offers prevention and intervention programs to the youth of the community including programs such as the citywide sports programs and after school programs.

Here are the details:

Dates: Friday July 22nd from 6 to 8 pm & Saturday July 23rd from11 am to 8 pm
Location: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City
Cost: Free admission! – Raffle tickets available to win great prizes with 100% of the monies collected to benefit PAL and it’s programs.
More information: call (650) 556-1650 or visit www.palbluesfestival.com

Friday Schedule
6 pm Earl Thomas & The Blues Ambassadors

Saturday Schedule
11 am Blues Cadillac
12 noon John Le Conqueroo
1 pm Tip of the Top
2 pm Ron Hacker
3 pm Rusty Zinn’s Roots Reggae Band
4 pm Mark Hummel with Nathan James
5 pm Alabama Mike and 3rd Degree
6:30 pm Johnny Rawls

Check out the full press release and artist info at this link:
www.palbluesfestival.com/pdfs/RedwoodCityBluesFestival2011.pdf

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Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow “Serving the Generations” – and Save the Date for National Night Out at Courthouse Square

Good afternoon – here are a couple of events you might like.

First, we’re doing a ribbon cutting tomorrow at 2 pm at Fair Oaks Community Center, for the grand re-opening of the remodeled toddler playground, and the grand opening of its new adult activity center lounge serving older adults in our community. These two activities highlight Redwood City’s ongoing work to serve the community’s kids, older adults, and families. We’re proud to be serving people within that wide generational range!

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and Redwood City Vice Mayor Alicia Aguirre will help the young kids and the “seasoned” citizens in special dual ribbon-cutting ceremonies, officially opening the refurbished playground and new adult activity lounge. We’ll see older adults side-by-side with toddlers, as Redwood City bridges the generations with these two important and much-needed projects. Take a look at the news release for more information (direct link: www.redwoodcity.org/manager/news/2011/pr_prcs_FOCC_Ribbon-cutting2011.html).

It’s Thursday, July 21 at 2 pm (ribbon cutting at 2:30 pm) at Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, in Redwood City. Refreshments suitable for every age will be served.

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Second, please save the date of Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 4 – 8 pm at Courthouse Square for National Night Out – brought to you by Redwood City and Target. This event takes place in conjunction with our Dancing on the Square, which that night features Salsa dancing.

National Night Out is America’s Night Out Against Crime – a unique nationwide crime/drug prevention event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Enjoy lots of fun and informative activities – music, games, giveaways, free fingerprinting for kids, neighborhood watch and other safety materials and info, Redwood City PAL booth, FREE drawing for car seats, Crime Fighting Dog McGruff (bring your camera!), police and fire vehicles and equipment, arts and crafts, and more.

Come to Courthouse Square on Tuesday August 2 from 4 – 8, get a lot of great info and fun at National Night Out, and enjoy dancing and music!

 

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Ice Cream Social Fundraiser/Cat & Kitten Adoption Event at Local Non Profit Nine Lives Foundation-This Saturday

Have you heard of the Nine Lives Foundation? It’s a great non-profit right here in Redwood City – a “no kill” shelter for cats providing low cost spay/neuter, rescue, medical, and adoption services. They’re a community-based organization doing wonderful things, and this Saturday they’re holding an Ice Cream Social fundraiser/cat and kitten adoption fair.

Read the details below – and you can visit their website at www.ninelivesfoundation.org. (take a look at the really cute event flyer at http://www.ninelivesfoundation.org/#!__events)

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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Cool Treats…Cool Cats!
Nine Lives Foundation Cat & Kitten Adoption Fair Ice Cream Social

Join us at the Shelter and treat yourself to a cool Ice Cream Sundae or Rootbeer Float, and then meet our COOL CATS

THIS SATURDAY, July 23
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3016 Rolison Road
Redwood City

All proceeds go towards caring for the cats at the Nine Lives Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c3) no-kill cat shelter.

Our cats and their bios can be found on our website at www.ninelivesfoundation.org

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SamTrans Community Meetings – Have Your Say on SamTrans Service Plan July 20 Mtg in Redwood City

In case you were not aware of it, I wanted to let you know that SamTrans is holding community meetings to get public input on that agency’s Service Plan, and how to meet the needs of the community in light of limited resources. This is something that is important to the entire county, so I hope you’ll participate in some way. Please note that one of the meetings will be in Redwood City, on July 20. Read on and consider making your opinions known on this issue. For information go to www.samtrans.com/ssp, call 650-508-6338, or email ssp@samtrans.com.

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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SamTrans is holding a series of community meetings to gather input for the SamTrans Service Plan.  The plan will take a close look at how to best meet the community’s changing needs while making the most of its resources. SamTrans last took an in-depth look at its service about 10 years ago.

Monday, July 18 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cunha Intermediate School, multi-purpose room
600 Church St., Half Moon Bay

Wednesday, July 20 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Thursday, July 21 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Doelger Senior Center, Doelger Café
101 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City

Wednesday, July 27 – 1 to 2:30 p.m.
SamTrans headquarters, Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos

More information about the plan can be found on a project  website that will be used to keep the public informed and to gather input during the process. The website will be a resource for all project-related information, including study materials.    The dedicated website can be reached from a landing page on the SamTrans website: www.samtrans.com/ssp.

In addition to the website, information will be available on SamTrans buses and on SamTrans’ Facebook page and Twitter feed. The public can also call the project message line at 650-508-6338 (for English and Spanish speakers) or send comments by email to ssp@samtrans.com.

 

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Free Screening of Award Winning Documentary Film – “Flow” – Monday July 18, 6:15 pm at Downtown Library

You might be interested in attending this free screening of what looks like a very interesting film – it’s called “Flow”  and it’s an award-winning documentary about the critical issue of water supply in the 21st century. This screening is sponsored by the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter.

Please read on, and note that RSVPs are requested.

Thanks,
~ Malcolm

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The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter invites you to a special screening of the award-winning documentary, “Flow”

It will change the way you look at water forever….

“An award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – The World Water Crisis.” – Robert Redford

Monday, July 18, 2011
6:15pm – 9:00pm (Film starts at 7:00)
Redwood City Downtown Library, 3rd Floor Community Room
1044 Middlefield Rd.  (1 block from the Caltrain station)
RSVP is requested – call 650-454-0259
Light dinner provided before the film, no charge

Filmmaker Irena Salina presents a riveting documentary of the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply. FLOW gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround. The film urges viewers to action, and tells how to join the movement to help save the world’s water supply.

N.Y.Times: “Irena Salina’s astonishingly wide-ranging film is less depressing than galvanizing, an informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests.”

 

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Target Family Days Sunday 7/17 music, singing, bugs & birds, art projects, face painting, bounce house…

Good morning, and happy Friday!

Families will be pleased to know that this Sunday is the first of three very special Target Family Days, on Courthouse Square in Beautiful Downtown Redwood City, presented by Redwood City and generously sponsored by Target.

Target Family Days is a series of FREE themed family activities, transforming Courthouse Square into a walkable assortment of themed family entertainment with live music, street performers, cooking demonstrations, themed face painting, hands-on art projects, food, bounce houses and more. There’ll be something for everyone on three Sundays from July through September. Plus, the street will be closed to through traffic, making a stroll along Broadway a fun and relaxing family experience.

THIS SUNDAY July 17th, from 11 am to 3 pm, the Target Family Days theme is “Wild about Wildlife” featuring:
– Dr. Noize – Musical Guest
– Native Bird Connections
– Broadway by the Bay performs “The Music Man”
– The Lizard Lady
– Insect Discovery Lab
– Wild Birds with Kenny Elvin
– Animal Exhibits & Demonstrations
– Hands-on Art Stations w/FREE projects
– Animal Cookie Decorating with Chef Steve
– Inflatable Play Area
– Face Painting by Fairy Faces
– Bay Area Parent Celebration Booth
– Yummy Food & More!

Put these other two Target Family Days on your calendar:
August 21st – Culture, Crafts & Curry
September 18th – Create & Build

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Friends of the Library Presents 2 Free Events – Meditation Workshop and Live Music with Blackwell and Michael

Many of you frequently visit one of Redwood City’s libraries, and I hope you already know about the great, non-profit volunteer group Friends of the Library. That group is sponsoring two FREE community events in July at the Downtown Library, that I think you’ll want to check out:

Thursday, July 21, 7 pm – “Cool Your Mind with Meditation” featuring Marshall Zaslove, M.D. How can we find true and lasting peace while living in today’s frantic world? Board certified psychiatrist, best-selling author, and long-time meditator, Marshall Zaslove, MD, will present a lively and engaging workshop in achieving stillness of mind in meditation, for physical and emotional wholeness. His presentation will be based on the best-selling Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation by Rajinder Singh. All participants will be taught how to meditate on the “inner light.” What a great way to slow down our hectic lives, find inner calm, and help to foster a renewed energy and tranquility. Location: Community Room at the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

Saturday, July 23, 2 pm –Kenny Blackwell & Dorian Michael, Live in Concert. The community is invited to join friends and neighbors for a great live performance of duo Kenny Blackwell (mandolin) and Dorian Michael (guitar). The duo’s diverse backgrounds are the wellspring for a performance of exciting and heartfelt music. Their enthusiasm for making music and their respect for their audience is plainly evident whenever they perform.
Dorian says that, “Some music makes you feel deeply, some music makes you think and some tunes are played just for the sheer fun of it. We like to try to get to all those places in the space of a concert!”  This will be a fun, family-friendly concert that brings great music right to the library. Location: Fireplace Room at the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

The Friends of the Library is a group of volunteers who are committed to furthering the excellence of the Redwood City Public Library. They raise funds solely to benefit Redwood City’s four libraries, and make significant gifts to expand Library collections, programs, and services. Visit the Friends of the Library Bookstore for great deals on gently used books, located at the Downtown Library. The Friends of the Library website is at www.redwoodcity.org/library/friends_of_the_library.html.

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FREE PAL Blues, Art, & BBQ Festival at Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City, July 22, 23

Here’s a reminder about an annual Redwood City event that you won’t want to miss – it’s the PAL Blues, Arts, & BBQ Festival, at Courthouse Square on July 22 and 23! It’s a benefit for the Redwood City Police Activities League, so you’l have a great time in the sun, and be helping this wonderful organization.

Read about it below, and also go to either www.palbluesfestival.com for more details. Get this on your calendar and get ready for some world-class blues – and more! – in Downtown Redwood City!

~ Malcolm

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The PAL Blues, Arts & Bar-B-Que Festival presented by the San Mateo Credit Union brings the best of the blues to Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City on July 22nd & 23rd!

This FREE event features blues musicians from the Bay Area and beyond including Johnny Rawls, Alabama Mike, Mark Hummel, Rusty Zinn, Ron Hacker and many more. Plus, the unique artist booths of Art on the Square will fill Courthouse Square with art on Friday evening, and all day on Saturday. The festival offers wonderful music, a family area with an arcade for children, delicious food, and showcases Redwood City’s Courthouse Square, along with Redwood City’s great array of Downtown merchants and restaurants.

For its sixth year, the Festival introduces a Bar-B-Que Cook-off Competition, where amateur and professional chefs will compete for fun, plaques, and BBQ Glory. The Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts and Bar-B-Que Festival is a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful summer day basking in Redwood City’s glorious weather, while savoring great Blues Music, Art, Bar-B-Que and drink!

Proceeds from this fun and exciting family festival will directly benefit the important programs of the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL). The PAL offers prevention and intervention programs to the youth of the community including programs such as the citywide sports programs and after school programs.

Information:

Dates: Friday July 22nd 6 to 8 pm & Saturday 23rd, 2011 11 am – 8 pm
Free admission! – Raffle tickets available to win great prizes with 100% of the monies collected to benefit PAL and it’s programs.

For more information, please call (650) 556-1650 or visit http://www.palbluesfestival.com

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