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Week of the Family
San Carlos, CA 94070
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Phone: (650) 594-0686

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Schedule of Events

Here is the Schedule of Events for the 2014 San Carlos Week of the Family. Click on an event title to jump to details.

Event Day Date Time
Geocaching Basics Class Friday Jan. 24 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Family Hike Day Saturday Jan. 25 9:00 - 11:00 AM
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Family Star Gazing Saturday Jan. 25 Dusk - 10:00 PM
Family Theater Day Saturday

Sunday
Jan. 25

Jan. 26
1:00 PM
7:00 PM
1:00 PM
Family Sundae Sunday Sunday Jan. 26 Various Times
Family Activity Night Monday Jan. 27 All Night
Adopt a Grandparent Night Monday Jan. 27 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cooks' Night Off Tuesday Jan. 28 All Night
Red Panda Acrobats Tuesday Jan. 28 4:00 - 5:00 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Family Science Expo Wednesday Jan. 29 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hiller Flight Night Wednesday Jan. 29 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Family Storytime Thursday Jan. 30 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Family Cooking School Thursday Jan. 30 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Family Rockin' Jump Night Thursday Jan. 30 4:00 - 9:00 PM
Family Game Night Friday Jan. 31 5:30 – 9:00 PM
City-Wide Roshambo Finals Friday Jan. 31 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Family Scavenger Hunt Saturday Feb. 1 10:00 - Noon
Family Geocache Challenge Saturday Feb. 1 10:00 - Noon
Family Star Gazing Saturday Feb. 1 Dusk - 10:00 PM
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Geocaching Basics Class

Date: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: REI, 1119 Industrial Road, Suite 1b (Map)

Contact: Joe Lederer, 598-9870, joseph.lederer@att.net

REI is hosting a Geocaching Basics class to support the Family Geocache Challenge Week of the Family event on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Spending time with family members doing fun, safe, educational activities shows our children that they are loved and cared for. Celebrating the love of family members is an important asset not to forget!
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Family Hike Day

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Times:

  • 9:00 - 11 AM (4-mile, 500 ft. elevation gain, Pulgas Ridge)
  • 1:30 - 3:30 PM (3-mile, 300 ft. elevation gain, Big Canyon Park)
  • Register

Space is limited to 30 hikers per group and reservations are requested. Children of any age who are experienced hikers are welcome. However. age 6 and up recommended for the 4-mile hike; and 4 and up for the 3-mile hike. Dogs welcome on leash. Bikes and strollers not permitted To register, contact Tom Davids or click the appropriate link above.

Where:

  • 9:00 AM Hike - Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve, 166 Edmonds Road (Map)
    Meet at the Preserve parking lot on Edmonds Road just off Crestview.
  • 1:30 PM Hike - Big Canyon Park, 3100 block of Brittan Avenue. (Map)

  • Meet curbside at the park entrance on Brittan.

Contact: Tom Davids, 703-4827, tom@tomdavids.com

San Carlos has several great hiking trails in the city or nearby. Pulgas Ridge is home to the Dusky Footed Wood Rat, several early blooming wild flowers, and the former Hassler Home Sanitarium. The Eaton - Big Canyon Trail hike includes two new loops completed last year and good views to the South Bay. These trails are single track, in good condition and suitable for anyone in good physcal condition. Wear long pants to protect from poison oak.

Some interesting links are:
Instilling positive values and empowering them to make positive choices in their lives are important assets for our children to learn. Taking care of our natural resources and supporting our park system will ensure their love of nature and community.
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Family Theater Day

Dates:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Times:

  • 1:00 PM (Saturday and Sunday)
  • 7:00 PM (Saturday)

Tickets: Tickets   $12 Students (Under 18), $15 Adults

Where: Central Middle School, 828 Chestnut Street

Contact: Donna Avanzino, 594-2730, donna@sancarloschildrenstheater.com

San Carlos Children's Theater presents the tri-school play, The Little Mermaid Jr. from Jan. 22-26. Saturday, Jan. 25, is Week of the Family Day. Students from Charter Learning Center, Central Middle School and Tierra Linda Middle School will perform. Checkout the web page at sancarloschildrenstheater.com.

When youth use their time wisely and have positive role models their chances for success increases. Music and the arts are important activities for our children to learn from and be exposed to.
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Family Star Gazing

Dates:

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Time: Dusk - 10:00 PM

Where: Crestview Park (Map)

Contact: Bob Black, 592-2166, astro-bob@comcast.net

Bring your binoculars, telescopes, star guides and lounge chairs for some informal star gazing at Crestview park. See how many different things you can identify in the night sky! Dress warmly, wear a hat. Please park on Crestview Drive. Bring small flashlights only, with a red lens. All ages welcome.

Instilling positive values and empowering them to make positive choices in their lives are important assets for our children to learn. Taking care of our natural resources and supporting our park system will ensure their love of nature and community.
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Family Sundae Sunday

Date: Sunday, Jan 26, 2014, Various Times

Times: Various (see below)

Where: Shops all over San Carlos

Contact: Leslie Loomis, 339-1626, leslieloomis@sbcglobal.net

Make sundaes at local ice cream and yogurt shops to share with your family.

These selected shops are offering discounts. Your favorite is not on the list? Give them a call to see if they’ll honor your request.
Participants are:

  • Cowabunga Creamery, 784 Laurel St. (3:00 - 5:00 PM)
    cowabungacreamery.com Special: 25% discount (Bill Cotter)
  • The Crepe Shop, 852 Laurel St. (Offer good All Day)
    thecrepestop.com Special: 10% discount on any Gelato purchase (Bruce Roy Jada)
  • Tutti Frutti, 1148 San Carlos Ave. (Offer good All Day)
    tfyogurt.com Special: 10% discount (Bruce Christiansen)

PLEASE SAY "WEEK OF THE FAMILY" TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT!

Instilling positive values and empowering them to make positive choices in their lives are important assets for our children to learn.
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Family Activity Night

Date: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Time: All Night

Where: Your House

Contact: Don Eaton, 358-3188, don@argus-financial.com

Since its inception in 1999, the Week of the Family Committee has designated the Monday evening of the week as a night reserved for families to stay at home and do something specifically with their family. It is hoped that reserving one night per week will become habit-forming. To show their support, San Carlos principals unanimously declared Monday, Jan 27th as a "No Homework" night.

Family Activity Night is for everyone. You are encouraged to “adopt” friends and neighbors who would enjoy an evening of family activities.

Ideas for things to do as a family:

  • Play board or card games
  • Get out the family photo album
  • Make up a play or story
  • Make dinner—everyone contributes a dish
  • Make a family calendar
  • Read a book aloud (book lists are available at the library)
  • Write letters to grandparents or other family members
  • Draw or paint a picture
  • Learn how to use a compass
  • Pull out your old records, tapes, CDs, then listen to and discuss music
  • Tell stories from your family history
  • Go to the library
  • Bake bread
  • Start a family journal
  • Sing

Some Interesting links for additional things to do are:

By supporting our youth with love, care and attention you help our young feel secure and accepted. If you surround them with people who care and support their dreams and hopes for the future you are giving them an outlook that is positive. Positive values and identity are important assets.
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Adopt a Grandparent Night

Date: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: San Carlos Elms, 707 Elm Street (Map)

Contact: Georgina Kilfoil, 415-203-0636, georginakilfoil@inclin.com

Calling all Middle School kids! Come down with your family and spend an evening with the residents of The Elms. Many fun activities including helping the residents to decorate shoe boxes and fill them with crafts/activities for families supported through There With Care, reading or playing games with the residents, and helping the residents use their iPADs.

Being exposed to and being able to participate in cross-generational activities is an important asset for our youth. When we allow our youth to help others we foster their caring and giving nature, we are building assets.
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Cooks' Night Off

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Times: All Night

Where: Restaurants All Over San Carlos

Contact: Lorene Lederer, 598-9870, lorene.lederer@att.net

Take the family cook to dinner. Spend time with your family enjoying a night out on the town. Invite friends and neighbors to join you. Eating dinner together is often cited as a cherished childhood memory. Take the family cook(s) to dinner and enjoy a night out on the town with special Cooks' Night Out discounts. Invite friends and neighbors to join you. And don’t forget to thank them for their support! Your favorite is not on the list? Give them a call to see if they’ll honor your request.

Participating restaurants:

  • 888 Ristorante Italiano, 888 Laurel St., 888ristoranteitaliano.com
    Special: 25% off entire menu (excluding alcohol) (Vince Madealena)
  • Cowabunga Creamery, 784 Laurel St., cowabungacreamery.com
    Special: Two free toppings on every scoop of ice cream (Bill Cotter)
  • CreoLa Bistro, 344 El Camino Real, creolabistro.com
    Special: 20% off entire menu, including the MardiGras Menu. Offer runs through Thursday, Jan. 30. Go to web site for reservation. Reservations are encouraged. (Edwin Caba)
  • Cuisinett, French Comfort Food, 1105 San Carlos Ave., cuisinett.com
    Special: $10 off your bill for the family (Geoffroy Raby)
  • Kabul Afghan Cuisine, 135 El Camino Real, kabulcuisine.com
    Special: 20% off entire menu (Bashir Ahmad)
  • LuLu’s on Laurel, 876 Laurel St., lulusmexicanfood.com
    Special: 10% off entire menu and FREE chips and salsa fresca with meal (Kim)
  • Mack’s Smoked BBQ, 1754 Laurel St., mackssmokedbbq.com
    Special: 20% off entire menu (Jason Mackwood)
  • Noelani's, 1037 Laurel St., noelanis.com
    Special: 20% off entire menu (Bradley Wills)
  • Rangoon Ruby, Burmese Cuisine, 680 Laurel St., rangoonruby.com
    Special: 20% off entire menu (excluding alcohol) (Tom Halligan)
  • Round Table Pizza, 1324 El Camino Real, roundtablepizza.com
    Special: $9 for a 1-Topping Large Pizza (Victor)
  • Sneakers Pub & Grill, 1163 San Carlos Ave., sneakerspubandgrill.com
    Special: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
  • Town, 716 Laurel, townsc.com
    Special: 20% off entire bill (Frank Sanchez)

PLEASE SAY "WEEK OF THE FAMILY" TO RECEIVE THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Being socially competent is an important asset. When you help our youth develop life skills and expose them to new people and things, model and teach the positive skills they need to succeed and celebrate with them their successes you are increasing their assets and their chances for a happy life.
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Red Panda Acrobats

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Times:

  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Doors open at 15 minutes before each show and close promptly at the start of the show.

Where: San Carlos Public Library, Community Room A/B, 2nd Floor, 610 Elm Street (Map)

Contact: Michelle Loomis, Youth Services Librarian,
591-0341x224, loomis@smcl.org

Enjoy the music, culture and traditions of China with a performance by The Red Panda Acrobats. This program is recommended for all ages. No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the San Carlos Library.

Note: Two performances will be offered limited to 200 attendees each; doors will close once the room is full.

Being exposed to and being able to participate in music, drama and the arts are an important asset for our youth. When we challenge our youth to explore and learn new things, read and learn with them and encourage them in their education, we will be building assets.
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Family Science Expo

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: San Carlos Public Library, Community Room A/B, 2nd Floor, 610 Elm Street (Map)

Contact: Alice Henderson, 585-6660, alice.c.henderson@gmail.com

Projects from students who attend Central, Charter Learning Center, Saint Charles and Terra Linda schools will be on display at the San Carlos Library. There will be something that anyone age seven and older can appreciate. In the past we have had exhibits that range from training hermit crabs, to dyeing hair using different products, like Kool-Aide; and more complex ones like a complicated wing design and the impact of vegetation on cooling roofs.

Come see why San Carlos students have gone on to compete at the San Mateo, Bay Area and CA State Fair and do very well!

Being exposed to and being able to participate in music, drama and the arts are an important asset for our youth. When we challenge our youth to explore and learn new things, read and learn with them and encourage them in their education, we will be building assets.
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Hiller Flight Night

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Where: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road

Contact: Jon Welte, 654-0200, education@hiller.org

Explore the magic of flight with a fun-filled family adventure at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Learn how airplanes and helicopters fly while enjoying a special 30-minute tour of the Museum, and then explore flight hands-on with an exciting flight simulation session.

All pilots should be at least age 5 to participate in this program. The flight event is limited to 100 participants. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Jan. 29th.

Spending time with family members doing fun, safe, educational activities shows our children that they are loved and cared for. Celebrating the love of family members is an important asset not to forget!
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Family Storytime

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Reading Bug, 785 Laurel Street

Contact: Yvette Royce, 868-8204, yvetteroyce@gmail.com

Bring the kids in ready for bed - PJs, slippers, favorite snuggly and all. Enjoy a wonderful family-oriented story presented by the Reading Bug. Milk and cookies will be served. Limited space available. Reservations are recommended and should be made no later than Jan. 29th.

Being exposed to and being able to participate in music, drama and the arts are an important asset for our youth. When we challenge our youth to explore and learn new things, read and learn with them and encourage them in their education, we will be building assets.
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Family Cooking School

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Arbor Bay School (Kiwanis Building), 1017 Cedar St. (Map)

Contact: Mary King, 594-0686, mary_king@mindspring.com

Come learn to prepare food. Parents and children will learn to create three wonderful food items: sushi, fruit salad, and decorated sugar cookies.

Spending time with family members doing fun, safe, educational activities shows our children that they are loved and cared for. Celebrating the love of family members is an important asset not to forget!
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Rockin' Jump Family Night

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: Rockin' Jump, 401 Quary Road (Map), sancarlos.rockinjump.com

Contacts:

  • Lorene Lederer, 598-9870, lorene.lederer@att.net
  • Onsite Manager: Francisco, 528-2036

Come in any time after 4 PM on Thursday, Jan. 30th and buy an hour of jump for $12 and receive the 2nd hour of jump free when mentioning “San Carlos Week of the Family.” A signed wavier by a parent or legal guardian is required for every jumper. Please complete the e-wavier online (see "Required e-Waiver" link above). Once you are registered in our system, no additional waivers are required.

Being exposed to and being able to participate in physical activity is an important asset for our youth. When we challenge our youth to explore and learn new things, read and learn with them and encourage them in their education, we will be building assets.
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Family Game Night

Date: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Where: Central Middle School, Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut Street (Map)

Contact: Kevin O'Hare, 591-4085, ibacchus@pacbell.net

Come enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends. Play a variety of board and card games that are fun, competitive and educational in nature. Local board game players will loan their personal games for play, plus teach and coordinate game playing. Gator Games of San Mateo has donated a number of quality games that will be given out as prizes throughout the evening. (Gator Games discount coupons will be available to those in attendance.) Bring games from home to share as well.

Hot dog dinners and drinks will be sold from 5:30-7:30 PM. Come join in the fun!

Spending time with family members doing fun, safe, educational activities shows our children that they are loved and cared for. Celebrating the love of family members is an important asset not to forget!
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City-Wide Roshambo Finals

Date: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Time: 6:30 – 7:00 PM (During Family Game Night)

Where: Central Middle School, Mustang Hall, 828 Chestnut Street (Map)

Contact: Georgina Kilfoil, 415-203-0636, georginakilfoil@inclin.com

We are having our fifth San Carlos City-Wide Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) Contest during the Week of the Family, with finals during Family Game Night at Central's Mustang Hall. Both "at-large" finalists and school champions will participate in the finals. Prizes will be awarded. If you are interested in participating in the "at-large" division just come along to Family Game Night and sign-up. Everyone can play and there are no age restrictions.

Rules:

  • You and your opponent make a fist with one hand and tap it three times on the fist of the other hand (or another hard surface).
  • You and your opponent should both count the strokes out loud.
  • On the third tap you and your opponent should both make or “throw” your characterizations of either ROCK, PAPER, or SCISSORS very distinctly, at the exact same time, so there is absolutely no mistake what you threw.
  • Winner is awarded 1 point for the winning throw. (Rock dulls/beats scissors, paper covers/beats rock, scissors cuts/beats paper.)
  • If you and your opponent “throw” the same character, no points are awarded.
  • A player must win two out of three throws to win a game and two games to win the match.
Young people need to develop positive values. They need a strong sense of their own power, purpose, worth, and promise. Healthy competition encourages our youth to get excited about learning new things, having fun, and living out positive values such as honesty, caring, and sportsmanship.
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Family Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Time: 10:00 - Noon

Where: Downtown San Carlos--starting at the San Carlos Museum of History, 533 Laurel Street (Map)

Contact: Jennifer Kula, 585-2207, jkula@yahoo.com

2014 Scavenger Hunt Card will be distributed at the event.

Starting at 10:00 AM, meet at the San Carlos Museum of History. Take a walk through downtown San Carlos looking in store windows for items listed on their Scavenger Hunt Card. Scavenger hunt rules and Scavenger Hunt Cards will be available here early Saturday morning or pick-up at the Museum at the start of the event. Return the completed card to the Museum to collect prizes. There will be participant prizes as well as prizes for the most correct answers for a family with children 6 and under, a family with children 12 and under, and for a family with children 13 and older.

Spending time with family members doing fun, safe, educational activities shows our children that they are loved and cared for. Celebrating the love of family members is an important asset not to forget!
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Family Geocache Challenge

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Time: 10:00 - Noon

Where: Downtown San Carlos--starting at the San Carlos Museum of History, 533 Laurel Street (Map)

Contact: Joe Lederer, 598-9870, joseph.lederer@att.net

Starting at 10:00 AM, meet at the San Carlos Museum of History. Take a tour of San Carlos on a Geacache hunt. Armed with a mobile phone or device that displays longitude and latitude, hunt for prizes throughout town. Geocache rules will be available here early Saturday morning or pick-up at the Museum at the start of the event. Collect trinkets then return to the Museum to show off what you have found.

Are you new to geocaching? REI will hold a free Geocaching Basics Class training class on January 24th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, at their San Carlos store. Click here to register for the REI class.

FYI: REI has offered to provide a limited number of GPS units you can borrow.

Spending time with family members doing fun, safe, educational activities shows our children that they are loved and cared for. Celebrating the love of family members is an important asset not to forget!
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Quick View of Events

Click here to download the 2014 Schedule of Events.

Jan 24, 2014 (Friday)
Geocaching Basics Class
Free REI class on geocaching.

Jan 25, 2014 (Saturday)
Family Hike Day
Hike San Carlos trails.
Family Theater Day
See play, The Little Mermaid Jr.
Family Star Gazing
Explore space at Crestview Park.

Jan 26, 2014 (Sunday)
Family Sundae Sunday
Eat ice cream sundaes.
Family Theater Day
See SCCT The Little Mermaid Jr.

Jan 27, 2014 (Monday)
Family Activity Night
City-wide no-homework night!
Adopt a Grandparent Night
CMS/TL volunteer at the Elms.

Jan 28, 2014 (Tuesday)
Cooks’ Night Off
Local restaurant discounts.
Red Panda Acrobats
See children's show live.

Jan 29, 2014 (Wednesday)
Family Science Expo
City-wide Science Fair exhibits.
Hiller Flight Night
Explore the Hiller Museum.

Jan 30, 2014 (Thursday)
Family Storytime
Listen to a great story.
Family Cooking School
Cook simple Family snacks.
Family Rockin' Jump Night
Family jump at Rockin' Jump.

Jan 31, 2014 (Friday)
Family Game Night
Play games. For all ages.
City-Wide Roshambo Finals
Rock, paper, scissors contest.

Feb 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Family Scavenger Hunt
Explore San Carlos--win prizes.
Family Geocache Challenge
Explore San Carlos--win prizes.
Family Star Gazing
Explore space at Crestview Park.