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Events and Activities Coming Up

Good afternoon – in the interest of sending LESS emails (!), I am combining a number of interesting items into this one message.

  1. Reminder: Mayors Beautification RecognitionProgram
  2. Parent Information Night: New Charter School in Redwood City
  3. Volunteer with the Journal of Local History
  4. “Touch a Truck” Benefit for Open Gate Nursery School

Thanks for taking a look!

~ malcolm

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REMINDER: 24th Annual Mayor’s Beautification Recognition Program
Honors Community Building Efforts in Making Redwood City More Attractive

You’re invited to nominate your own (or someone else’s!) project to be recognized by the Redwood City Mayor and City Council – categories include best architectural design; best remodel; best historical restoration; most beautiful garden or landscape; best compatible building and garden or landscape; or any other category that you might think of.

Redwood City residents, non-profit organizations, and businesses can show their civic pride by submitting nominations. Individuals, homeowners associations, apartment complexes, businesses, non-profits, and others are all eligible. Applications are available online at www.redwoodcity.org/prideandbeautification, by visiting City Hall (1017 Middlefield Road), or by calling 780-7300

The deadline for entries is May 25th, 2012.

The purpose of this program, sponsored by the City’s  Pride and Beautification Committee, is to encourage the efforts of community members in beautifying and improving their homes, buildings, and properties, and to publicly acknowledge and recognize their pride in being part of the Redwood City community.

It’s an easy and fun way to foster civic pride in the Redwood City community, beautify the entire City, and, of course, honor people and organizations for their work to make Redwood City a better, more attractive place to live and work.

So…take a look around your neighborhood, and find a property to nominate – or nominate your own!

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Parent Information Night: New Charter School in Redwood City

Please join us for a parent information night about Community Connect Charter School, opening in the fall of 2013 in Redwood City.  This free, public school will serve children from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Tuesday, May 1 from 7 – 8 pm
Redwood City Downtown Library

If you want your children to love learning and be prepared to succeed in high school, college, and career, then you should learn more about our vision and plans. We will tell you about our curriculum, the timeline for opening, and enrollment details, as well as answer all your questions.  Tell a friend — everyone is welcome!

We look forward to seeing you then.

The Connect Community Charter School Team rwccharter@gmail.com

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Volunteer with the Journal of Local History

Want to write about history? Here’s your chance!

The Journal of Local History, which is published by the Archives Committee of the Redwood City Public Library, is seeking articles about the History of Redwood City and South County. The magazine comes out three times a year and costs just $10 annually!

The Journal makes for fascinating reading, and brings to light a lot of historical details that you’ll find interesting, illuminating, and sometimes remarkable. The latest issue includes an article on the Hughes Mining Barge that was home ported in Redwood City and was used by the CIA to recover a sunken Russian submarine off Hawaii. It’s going to be broken up for scrap. along with the Navy’s Stealth Spy ship that was built in Redwood City.

Also, thanks to the volunteers at the Journal of Local History for coming up with the serial number of the tank at Mezes Park. They also provided information on where the tank came from, which was a military storage depot in Lassen County. The City’s design for the refurbishment of Mezes Park is nearing completion, and will include a plaque commemorating the tank and its origins.

This is YOUR history! So to participate, please contact Jim Clifford 650-365-0937.

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Bring the Family to Touch-a-Truck!
Benefitting Open Gate Nursery School

Kids (and adults!) will be able to hop onto some fantastic vehicles and learn all about them! Climb onto a fire truck, a three wheeled vehicle and a rescue truck from the American Red Cross! Also in attendance will be a police car, a classic 1963 Nova Convertible, a combo vector and so much more. Kids can paint a REAL truck and ride around a mini race track.

Touch-a-Truck will be held in Redwood City on April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the corner of Middlefield Rd. and Veterans Blvd. Food vendors will be on site. Admission is $5 per person/$20 per family and benefits Open Gate Nursery School. Check out www.ogns.org for more information.

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