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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 2015 San Carlos Week of the Family. Click on an event title to jump to details.

Event Day Date Time
Geocaching Basics Class Friday Jan. 23 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Family Hike Day Saturday Jan. 24 9:00 - 11:00 AM
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Elder Care Resource Fair Saturday
Sunday
Jan. 24 10:00 - 3:00 PM
Family Bocce Tournament Saturday Jan. 24 10:00 - 4:00 PM
Family Theater Day Saturday
Sunday
Jan. 24
Jan. 25
1:00 PM, 7:00 PM
1:00 PM
Family Star Gazing Saturday Jan. 24 Dusk - 10:00 PM
Family Sundae Sunday Sunday Jan. 25 Various Times
Family Activity Night Monday Jan. 26 All Night
Adopt a Grandparent Night Monday Jan. 26 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cooks' Night Off Tuesday Jan. 27 All Night
Family Puppet Show Tuesday Jan. 27 4:00 - 5:00 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Family Cooking School Wednesday Jan. 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Hiller Flight Night Wednesday Jan. 28 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Family Storytime Thursday Jan. 29 5:00 PM
Family History Night Thursday Jan. 29 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Family Game Night Friday Jan. 30 5:30 – 9:00 PM
City-Wide Roshambo Finals Friday Jan. 30 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Family Scavenger Hunt Saturday Jan. 31 10:00 - Noon
Family Geocache Challenge Saturday Jan. 31 10:00 - Noon
Family Bocce Ball/a> Saturday Jan. 31 10:00 - 4:00 PM
Youth Center Open House Saturday Jan. 31 1:00 - 4:00 PM
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Geocaching Basics Class

Date: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Registration: Register

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 help prepare new geocache enthuiasts for 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. 24, 2015

Times:

  • 9:00 - 11 AM (4-mile, 500 ft. elevation gain, Pulgas Ridge, Walk with Doc event--see details below)
  • 1:30 - 3:30 PM (3-mile, 300 ft. elevation gain, Big Canyon Park)

Registration: Register

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.

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.

The Pulgas Ridge hike will feature a physician from Kaiser Permanente who will hike with us and answer questions about hiking and a healthy life style. So, join us on this WALK WITH DOC.

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 Bocce Ball

Dates:

  • Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
  • Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration: Reserve a Time

Where: Burton Park, Bocce Ball Court (Map)

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

Enjoy an afternoon playing Bocce Ball. Here is a link to the rules. Click here for Bocce Ball rules.

Limited space available. Please register to get your time slot no later than Jan. 22nd.

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 Theater Day

Dates: Thursday, Jan. 21 - Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Times:
  • 7:00 PM (Thursday - Saturday)
  • 1:00 PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Tickets: Tickets   $13 Students (Under 18), $17 Adults

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

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

San Carlos Children's Theater presents the tri-school play, Peter Pan Jr. from Jan. 21-25. 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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Elder Care Resource Fair

Date: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration: No reservations required.

Where: Adult Community Center, 601 Chestnut Street (Map)

Contact: Anna Kertel, 802-4384, akertel@cityofsancarlos.org

Attend the fair to discuss options and resources regarding elder care. Reservations not required.

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 Star Gazing

Date: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Time: Dusk - 10:00 PM

Registration: No reservations required.

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 25, 2015, Various Times

Times: Various (see below)

Registration: No reservations required.

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: 2 toppings free (Bill Cotter)
  • 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. 26, 2015

Time: All Night

Registration: No reservations required.

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 26th 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. 26, 2015

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Register: See your middle school leadership teacher or call.

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

Contact: Lori Randich, 645-9725, lori@redwoodmortgage.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 making Valentines cards for veterans, reading or playing games with the residents, and helping the residents use their iPADs. Feel free to bring your favorite short story to read.

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. 27, 2015

Times: All Night

Registration: Varies. See below.

Where: Restaurants All Over San Carlos

Contact: Lorene Lederer, 678-2280, lorene.lederer@att.net

Enjoy a family dinner...and give the family cook(s) the night off! Eating dinner with the family is often cited as a cherished childhood memory. Allow our community-minded restaurateurs to help you celebrate. The San Carlos restaurants listed below are offering a Cooks’ Night Off Special Discount when you mention “San Carlos Week of the Family.” Enjoy...and, don’t forget to thank the manager for their support to our families!

  • 888 Ristorante Italiano , 888 Laurel St., 888ristoranteitaliano.com
    Special: 25% off (excluding alcohol). Reservations recommended via our web site. (Vince Madealena)
  • Cowabunga Creamery , 784 Laurel St., cowabungacreamery.com
    Special: Up to 2 free toppings for every scoop of ice cream. (Bill Cotter)
  • CreoLa Bistro , 344 El Camino Real, creolabistro.com
    Special: 20% off entire menu (includes Mardi Gras Menu). Reservations encouraged via our web site. (Edwin Caba)
  • Cuisinett, French Comfort Food , 1105 San Carlos Ave., cuisinett.com
    Special: 10% off your bill (including drinks). (Geoffroy Raby)
  • LuLu’s on Laurel , 876 Laurel St., lulusmexicanfood.com
    Special: 10% off entire bill and free chips & salsa fresca with meal. Dine in only. (Kim)
  • Noelani's , 1037 Laurel St., noelanis.com
    Special: 20% off entire bill. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 650-394-8169. (Bradley Wills)
  • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 1163 San Carlos Ave., sneakerpub.com
    Special: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
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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Family Puppet Show

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Times:

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

Registration: No reservations required.

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

The Fratello Marionettes will perform two family puppet shows. “Carnival of the Animals” depicts three storybook fairy tales, The Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The Ugly Duckling. "The Frog Prince" is the classic story of the spoiled Princess Ofelia’s encounter with a talking frog, who is really a handsome prince in disguise. All ages are welcome. These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the San Carlos Library.

Note: Two performances will be offered limited to 150 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 Cooking School

Date: Wednessday, Jan. 28, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations: Register

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. Reservations needed.

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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Hiller Flight Night

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Reservations: Register

Where: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road (Map)

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 144 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 Authors' Night

Date: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM

Registration: Register

Where: Reading Bug, 785 Laurel Street (Map)

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

Bring your 8 - 12 year old kids to meet reknown authors, James Riley (Half Upon a Time trilogy) and Brandon Mull (Fablehaven and Beyonders series). There will be a joint presentation, each launching a new series, followed by a booksigning. Enjoy a wonderful family-oriented story presented by the Reading Bug. Limited space available. Reservations are recommended and should be made no later than Jan. 27th.

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 History Night

Date: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Time:

  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Registration: Register

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

Contact: Glenna Eaton, 364-9292, eatonglenna@gmail.com

Come and get started learning about where your family came from (genealogy) and where they went along the way. Bring your own laptop or use one of the 20 available at the class.

To make the research for an ancestor a bit easier, please bring as much information as possible:

  • Familhy names (maiden name for women)
  • Birthdays
  • Birth locations
  • Marriage dates and spouse's name
  • Date of death and place

A fun activity for all (recommended for older children). And if you don't have kids...no problem!

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 Game Night

Date: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Registration: No reservations required.

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.

Special For 2015! Family Game Night will host a "Pandemic Party" raising funds for Doctors Without Borders and their efforts to fight Ebola. Multiple games of Pandemic will be run throughout the evening. Pandemic is a cooperative game where players work together to find cures to four world wide pandemics. Pandemic Parties Link: http://www.pandemicparties.com/

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. 30, 2015

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

Registration: Sign-in/register at Family Game Night.

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

Contact: Jackie McCormack, 408-887-1072, jackie.mccormack23@gmail.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, Jan. 31, 2015

Time: 10:00 - Noon

Registration: No reservations required.

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

Contact: Patrick Boland, 455-0443, pgboland@comcast.net

Scavenger Hunt Sheets 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 the Scavenger Hunt Sheet. Scavenger hunt rules and sheets will be available at the Museum at the start of the event. Return the completed sheet to the Museum to to be entered into the contest. 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, Jan. 31, 2015

Time: 10:00 - Noon

Registration: No reservations required.

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

Contact: Joe Lederer, 281-4460, 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 23rd, 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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Youth Center Open House

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Registration: No reservations required.

Where: Youth Center Open House, 1001 Chestnut Street (Map)

Contact: Cori Carpenter, ccarpenter@scsdk8.org

Attend an open house at our San Carlos Youth Center. Registration NOT required.

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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Jan 23, 2015 (Friday)
Geocaching Basics Class
Free REI class on geocaching.

Jan 24, 2015 (Saturday)
Family Hike Day
Hike San Carlos trails.
Family Bocce Ball
Play Bocce Ball.
Family Theater Day
See play, Peter Pan Jr.
Elder Care Resource Fair
See resources for elder care.
Family Star Gazing
Explore space at Crestview Park.

Jan 25, 2015 (Sunday)
Family Sundae Sunday
Eat ice cream sundaes.
Family Theater Day
See SCCT The Little Mermaid Jr.

Jan 26, 2015 (Monday)
Family Activity Night
City-wide no-homework night!
Adopt a Grandparent Night
CMS/TL volunteer at the Elms.

Jan 27, 2015 (Tuesday)
Cooks’ Night Off
Local restaurant discounts.
Family Puppet Show
See the Fratello Marionettes.

Jan 28, 2015 (Wednesday)
Family Cooking School
Cook simple Family snacks.
Hiller Flight Night
Explore the Hiller Museum.

Jan 29, 2015 (Thursday)
Family Storytime
Meet children's authors.
Family History Night
Research your family history.

Jan 30, 2015 (Friday)
Family Game Night
Play games. For all ages.
City-Wide Roshambo Finals
Rock, paper, scissors contest.

Jan 31, 2015 (Saturday)
Family Scavenger Hunt
Explore San Carlos--win prizes.
Family Geocache Challenge
Explore San Carlos--win prizes.
Family Bocce Ball
Play Bocce Ball.
Youth Center Open House
See the Youth Center.