Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Time Events in Redwood City: Fun for the Whole Family

This time of year can get a little crazy for families. Kids have been cooped up all winter long and although the sun may shine more often, that doesn't always mean its warm enough to be outside. If you are looking for things to do with your family in and around Redwood City, here are a few suggestions for you. 

Connect with your inner artist. If you haven't been to Laurel Street Arts in San Carlos, you are in for a true treat. This place is chock full of potential for kids, teens, adults, and even your co-workers. Whether you choose to drop-in and paint your own pottery, or sign up for one of their many classes and activities, there is a little something for everyone. Laurel Street Arts teaches classes ranging from jewelry-making and fused glass to pottery and general craft classes. You can also make arrangements for parties and a host of group events as well. This is a perfect way to spend a weekend day or two before our summer season begins to kick off.

Reading Time
. Have you taken the time to check out the variety of reading time and/or book club opportunities hosted by our public library system? We are so fortunate to have a library staff who are so inspired and committed to running programs for Redwood City residents of all ages. Among other events offered by the Redwood City Library system, you children can read a book to specially trained dogs from the Humane society, learn to make origami, and/or participate in multi-lingual learning opportunities.

Seaside Story Time. Speaking of the public library, sometimes local experts visit the  main library to speak and educate the public about their exciting fields. O Saturday, March 23rd, the library will host experts from the local Marine Science Institute to teach the public about "Sharks of the Bay."

Been to the theater lately? We mentioned the Fox Theater in our previousThings to So and See Do in Redwood City post, but our local school theater productions deserve equal attention and support. For example, the weekend of March 15-16 you can catch Woodside High School's live production of "Legally Blonde." This is a great way to support the arts and remind yourself of why prioritizing arts and music in our public school system is so important.

After school programs
. Did you know Redwood City offers vibrant After School Programs? Whether you need a safe place for your children to go until you are home from work, or your children need help with their academic pursuits, you can find the right spot for your child. The Sandpiper Youth Clubalso offers After School Programs, ranging from preschoolers through adolescents, as well as Summer Camp programs your children will love.

It's easy to get caught in the hustle and bustle of "things-you-need-to-do." Once in while, make sure to get out and about Redwood City with the family. It's a wonderful way to make memories and enrich your family's dynamic.

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