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Weekend activities

Good morning, and happy Friday to you!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, and coincidentally there are a lot of activities going on. I’ve compiled a handful of them here, perhaps some will be of interest to you:

  1. Free Document Shredding Event
  2. San Mateo County “Take A Hike” Program Begins Tomorrow
  3. Fundraising Yard Sale to Benefit Henry Ford Elementary School
  4. Friends of the Redwood City Library – Spring Update and Newsletter
  5. Taiko Drumming performance at Redwood Shores Library

Please read on, and enjoy the weekend!

Thanks,

~ malcolm

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FREE Document Shredding Event
for Redwood City Residents

Bring your personal documents* for safe and secure on-site shredding – for FREE!

Saturday, April 21st 9 am – 3 pm
Redwood City Public Works Parking Lot
1400 Broadway, Redwood City

No need to worry about paper clips or staples.

*Limit of 3 (three) boxes (10”x12”x15”) worth of materials per household.

Please be prepared to show proof of Redwood City residency.

For more information contact the Redwood City Public Works Department at 650-780-7464 or Recology San Mateo County at (650) 595-3900

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Take A Hike Begins a New Season on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m.

San Mateo County Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson invites you to celebrate the season opener of Take A Hike and Earth Day at Wunderlich Park.  Take A Hike offers a fun way to discover San Mateo County Parks as great places to exercise and learn about plant and animal life unique to our area. Earth Day is the perfect day to join Take A Hike. The first 100 hikers to check in on April 21 will receive a Take A Hike t-shirt.

For the first time, Take A Hike visits Wunderlich Park in Woodside. Known for beautiful stands of mixed redwoods, madrones, and oaks, the park offers 942 acres of hills and open meadows.  Wunderlich is also home to the Folger Estate Stable which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hikes will be led by Park rangers.  Two hike routes are planned to accommodate those interested in a leisurely walk as well as those who are interested in a bit of a challenge.  Hikes can take between 45 and 90 minutes.  Hikers should wear sturdy shoes and hats and bring water bottles.

Following the hike you are invited to take a tour of the Carriage Room in Folger Stable. Docents will be available to discuss the history of the Folger and Wunderlich families and the displays which include original carriages, a replica of a blacksmith shop, and discoveries made during the 2010 stable renovation.

Because parking is limited, please plan to car pool.  For driving directions and additional park information, visit www.SMCoParks.org/. For more information, find us on Facebook, visit http://www.SMCoParks.org/TakeAHike, or call (650) 599-1009. 

Take A Hike 2012 Schedule:

  • April 21             Wunderlich Park, Woodside
  • May 19             Memorial Park, Loma Mar
  • June 16 Edgewood Park, Redwood City
  • July 21              Crystal Springs Trail, Sawyer Camp Segment, San Mateo
  • August 18         Pillar Point Bluff, Moss Beach
  • September 15   San Bruno Mountain, Brisbane
  • October 20        Huddart Park, Woodside
  • November 23    Pick a Park & Take A Hike (Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday exploring a park on your own)

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Fundraising Yard Sale at Henry Ford Elementary School

Henry Ford Elementary School announces it’s fantastic Yard Sale taking place TOMORROW Saturday April 21 from 8:30 am – 3 pm, right in front of the school, located at 2498 Massachusetts Avenue.  Come see a great selection of clothes, books, toys, household items, and lots more!

All proceeds go directly to Henry Ford Elementary School, some come out, browse, buy some great stuff at great prices, and help the school!

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Friends of the Library Spring Update and Newsletter

Bookstore Update – April, 2012

In the Friends of the Library bookstore at the Downtown Library, our Feature Sale is Spring Cleaning. This sale features a wide array of books that we are cleaning out of our back room – come in for bargains galore!

Our sale carts contain paperbacks for 50 cents each or 7 for $2.

We’ve remodeled slightly in the store. There are no more 25 cent paperbacks. The large bookshelf outside the store’s door now contains 50 cent paperbacks. Inside, where the 50 cent paperbacks used to reside, the shelves now hold very new hard back fiction for $4 or $5. These books are in alphabetical order by author. So, if there is a new book you are interested in, please stop by the shop and check out this shelving unit before you spend three times or more for the book somewhere else. This new book display will make it easier for you to find your favorite authors’ newest books.

Our Spring Newsletter is now available – get it at www.redwoodcity.org/library/Friends/Spring2012Newsletter.pdf

Last, Redwood City Farmers’ Market is OPEN! And Friends’ booth is back. Please support the Farmers Market and visit our booth.

Visit us online at www.redwoodcity.org/library/friends_of_the_library.html

See you at the Library – cheers!

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Taiko Drumming Show

Come enjoy the incredible San Jose Taiko in a special perofrmance on Saturday April 21st, 11 am at the Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway.

Taiko is the Japanese word for drum. In North America, this term is used to describe both the Japanese drum itself and the art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming with Japanese drums).

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