• 20
    20.January.Friday

    All day
    Fri, Jan 20, 2017-Sun, Jan 29, 2017
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    What: Make a meal or healthy snack with your family and take a photo of the fun!

    When: All week long!

    Where: All over San Carlos!

    How: Submit your entry by 10:00 AM Monday, January 30 using this FAMILY FOOD FOTO SURVEY FORM, and a member of the Week of the Family Staff will contact you by email for the photo.

    Awards and Categories: Our team of teen judges will select photos for awards for adults (ages 18 and over) and kids (ages 2-17) in the following categories:
    • “The Whole Shebang”- awarded to the tastiest looking meals that include all five food groups: protein, vegetable, fruit, dairy, and whole grains
    • “Food Fantasia”-awarded to entries that include art made from food
    • “Healthy Hero Snack Sensations”-awarded for healthy snack creations
    • “Colorful Creations”-awarded to the most colorful meals that contain at least 4 of the 5 food groups
    • “City of Good Eating”- awarded to the meals that reflect the good life we live here in San Carlos by incorporating locally-sourced ingredients and/or some kind of San Carlos location. (ie: the Burton Park Burger, or the Laurel Street Stew…)
  • 21
    21.January.Saturday

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Sat, Jan 21, 2017
    Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
    166 Edmonds Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA


    Register for Events
    Join Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Jason Clark, a pediatrician and San Carlos resident, on a family friendly hike. Dr Clark will lead some stretching prior to the hike and talk about the health benefits of exercise. The 9:00 AM walk will start at Pulgas Ridge. Enjoy a great morning walking with the family.Some interesting links are:
  • 21
    21.January.Saturday

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 21, 2017
    Central Middle School
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States

    Buy Tickets
    San Carlos Children's Theater presents Shrek the Musical JR. Students from Arroyo School, Charter Learning Center, Central Middle School and Tierra Linda Middle School will perform. Checkout the web page at sancarloschildrenstheater.com.

    Note: If you can't make the Saturday performances, the play begins Wednesday, Janurary 18 and runs through Sunday, January 22. Go to the web site above to purchase your tickets!

    Disney’s Shrek the Musical JR.‘s tuneful score, will delight the whole family.
  • 21
    21.January.Saturday

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 21, 2017
    Edgewood Park
    Old Stage Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA
    Register for Events
    The 2:00 PM nature hike is at the Edgewood Park, 10 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City. We will meet at the parking lot just off of Edgewood Road. This is a 3-mile hike with 300 ft. elevation gain. Join Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Marc Philippe, an internal medicine physician and San Carlos resident, on a family friendly hike. Dr Philippe will lead some stretching prior to the hike and talk about the health benefits of exercise.

    The trails are single track, in good condition and suitable for anyone in good physical condition. Poison oak has been trimmed from the trail, but, just to be safe, wear long pants and good hiking shoes. Space is limited to 30 hikers and reservations are requested.

    Some interesting links are:
  • 21
    21.January.Saturday

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 21, 2017-Sat, Jan 28, 2017
    Crestview Park
    Crestview Park, Crestview Drive, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Come to Crestview Park to experience the stars.Please arrive before dark. We try to minimize lights in the area, so please park on Crestview Drive. And if you choose to bring a small flashlight, only bring flashlights with a red lens. Dress warmly and wear a hat. And as always...Caution! Please don't touch a telescope without permission; parents, please watch your children.
  • 21
    21.January.Saturday

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 21, 2017
    Central Middle School
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States

    Buy Tickets
    San Carlos Children's Theater presents Shrek the Musical JR. Students from Arroyo School, Charter Learning Center, Central Middle School and Tierra Linda Middle School will perform. Checkout the web page at sancarloschildrenstheater.com.

    Note: If you can't make the Saturday performances, the play begins Wednesday, Janurary 18 and runs through Sunday, January 22. Go to the web site above to purchase your tickets!

    Disney’s Shrek the Musical JR.‘s tuneful, Academy award-winning score, with songs will delight the whole family.
  • 22
    22.January.Sunday

    All day
    Sun, Jan 22, 2017
    All Over Town
    616 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    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:
    • The Crepe Stop, 852 Laurel St. thecrepestop.com

      Special: 10% off any order of food or gelato (Roy)
    • Tutti Frutti, 1148 San Carlos Ave. (Offer good All Day) tfyogurt.com
      Special: 10% off all frozen yogurt and toppings (Varda Levy)
    PLEASE SAY "WEEK OF THE FAMILY" TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT!
  • 22
    22.January.Sunday

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Sun, Jan 22, 2017-Tue, Jan 24, 2017
    San Carlos Library
    San Carlos Library, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

    John Colins, the "Paper Airplane" guy, will show you how to build paper airplanes. John is the world record holder for paper aircraft distance. Visit his web site to find out more: www.thepaperairplaneguy.com
  • 23
    23.January.Monday

    All day
    Mon, Jan 23, 2017
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    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, 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:
  • 23
    23.January.Monday

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    Mon, Jan 23, 2017
    San Carlos Elms
    San Carlos Elms, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

    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.

    Sign up at Central or Tierra Linda.
  • 23
    23.January.Monday

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    Mon, Jan 23, 2017
    San Carlos Youth Center
    1001 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    Register for Events
    Come learn to prepare food. Parents and children will learn to create three wonderful food items. Reservations required.
  • 24
    24.January.Tuesday

    All day
    Tue, Jan 24, 2017
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    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!

    Participating restaurants are:
    • Bistro Burget, 1152 San Carlos Ave., www.bistroburgersc.com
      Special: 25% off everything. (Mahonie)
    • Cuisinett, French Comfort Food, 1105 San Carlos Ave., www.cuisinett.com
      Special: 10% off your bill (excluding beverages). (Geoffroy Raby)
    • Locanda Positano, 617 Laurel St., www.locanda-positano.com
      Special: Selected entrees at $12.95. (Monica Mulligan)
    • Patxi's, 677 Laurel St., www.patxispizza.com
      Special: Free kid's pizza with purchase of entree. (Tom Aragon)
    • Spasso, 769 Laurel St., www.spassosc.com
      Special: Kids eat free with parent. (Kirk)
    • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 1163 San Carlos Ave., www.sneakerpub.com
      Special: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
    • Town , 716 Laurel St., www.townsc.com
      Special: 10% discount (excluding alcohol). (Michelle Qadri)
    • West Park Bistro, 788 Laurel St., www.westparkbistro.com
      Special Free Glass of wine for mom and dad per entree. (Kubiley)
    FYI: Don't forget...it's polite to tip in the full (pre-discount) amount.
  • 25
    25.January.Wednesday

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Wed, Jan 25, 2017
    Hiller Museum
    Hiller Aviation Museum, Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Register for Events
    Explore the magic of flight with a fun-filled family adventure at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly while enjoying special age-appropriate activities around the Museum, including glider construction, engineering with the pre-school friendly Imagination Playground, flight simulation for older kids and exploration of the Museum’s collection of some 50 different historic aircraft.

    Pilots of all ages are welcome to participate in this program, but Flight Night is limited to 200 participants. Reservations are required and must be made no later than January 23th.
  • 26
    26.January.Thursday

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    The Reading Bug
    The Reading Bug, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Bring your 5 - 10 year old kids to enjoy a wonderful family-oriented story presented by the Reading Bug, followed by an art project. Limited space available.
  • 26
    26.January.Thursday

    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    San Carlos Library
    San Carlos Library, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Come and get started learning about where your family came from (genealogy) and where they went along the way.

    To make the research for an ancestor a bit easier, please bring as much information as possible. Click here to download a form to capture your family information.
    • Family 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! 
  • 27
    27.January.Friday

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    Fri, Jan 27, 2017
    Central Middle School
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States


    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. Bring games from home to share as well. Gator Games of San Mateo has donated a number of games that will be given out as prizes throughout the evening. (Gator Games discount coupons will be available to those in attendance.)

    Special this year, the first 40 families will receive a free game, one of 8 different Pack-O-Game games, a game that is the size of a pack of gum. Choose from HUE, TKO, GEM, FLY, TAJ, LIE, SHH or BUS. Pack-O-Game is produced by Chris Handy at Perplext (http://www.perplext.com/

    Hot dog dinners and drinks will be sold from 5:30-7:30 PM. Come join in the fun!
  • 27
    27.January.Friday

    6:30 PM-7:00 PM
    Fri, Jan 27, 2017
    Central Middle School
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States


    We are having our sixth 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 -- Kindergarten and above.

    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.
  • 28
    28.January.Saturday

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 28, 2017
    Second Harvest Food Bank
    1051 Bing St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    Register for Events
    HURRY!! SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR TEENS
    A special Saturday morning food sorting for a 14+ year old youth and a parent (a parent/youth TEAM).There is limited capacity, so register EARLY on EVENTBRITE for quality volunteer hours.Only 13 2-person team slots are available (plus a wait-list).
  • 28
    28.January.Saturday

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 28, 2017
    San Carlos Museum of History
    San Carlos Museum of History, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Come join the fun as a family to find various geocache treasures all over San Carlos. Meet in front of the San Carlos Museum.REI will again be sponsoring this event, and will bring some GPS units to check out and use….or use your own unit.
  • 28
    28.January.Saturday

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 28, 2017
    San Carlos Museum of History
    San Carlos Museum of History, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Enjoy a leisurely walk through the downtown area as you search for items in the windows of local merchants listed on the Scavenger Hunt Sheet. Your entire family will share in the fun as you scan windows seeking the hunt objects. The hunt begins at the San Carlos Museum between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, January 28. A list of rules and a hunt sheet will be given to each family prior to the start.

    Prizes will be awarded to the family with the most correct answers in the following categories: families with children six and younger, seven to 12 years of age and 13 and older. Dust off your magnifying glass and we’ll see you at the museum.
  • 28
    28.January.Saturday

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 28, 2017-Sat, Feb 4, 2017
    Crestview Park
    Crestview Park, Crestview Drive, San Carlos, CA, United States


    Come to Crestview Park to experience the stars.Please arrive before dark. We try to minimize lights in the area, so please park on Crestview Drive. And if you choose to bring a small flashlight, only bring flashlights with a red lens. Dress warmly and wear a hat. And as always...Caution! Please don't touch a telescope without permission; parents, please watch your children.
  • 29
    29.January.Sunday

    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Sun, Jan 29, 2017
    San Carlos Youth Center
    1001 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    The San Carlos Youth Center Foundation invites you to join us for an Open House. Come find out more about the Youth Center. Meet the great Staff. Learn about The Youth Center Foundation.

    Here are just a few of the fun things that will be happening:
    • Free Inflatable Joisting
    • From 1:00 to 2:00, The Week of the Family is proud to have as our guests US Olympian Lily Zhong (from Palo Alto) and elite (top 20 in the US) table tennis coach and player, James Guo, from San Carlos’ own Pong Planet.Come and see these word-class players, hear their stories, and learn how to improve your own game. They will for sure give you some pointers!
    • Free Popcorn
    • Make Valentines for friends, Family or The Veterans at The Palo Alto VA Hospital
    • Robotics Demo by Sequoia High School Teams 9578 Purple Pi and 4475 Purple rain
    • Table Tennis Demo
    • Prize Wheel
    • Play Giant Checkers Game
    • The San Carlos Lions Club will be selling Hot Dogs for lunch