• 12
    12.January.Saturday

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 12, 2019
    Second Harvest Food Bank
    1051 Bing St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    HURRY!! SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR TEENS

    A special early start to the Week of the Family this year (to fit with the food bank’s schedule).  Saturday morning, January 12, from 9:00 AM to NOON food sorting for a 14+ year old youth AND a parent (a parent/youth TEAM).  There is limited capacity, so register EARLY for quality volunteer hours.  Only 13 2-person teams slots are available (plus a wait-list).  Griffin Soelberg, a senior at Carlmont High School, is scheduling names.

    Send an email to Don Eaton at don@arfgus-financial.com and he will pass on to Griffin.
  • 18
    18.January.Friday

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    Fri, Jan 18, 2019
    Tierra Linda Middle School
    Tierra Linda Middle School, Dartmouth Avenue, San Carlos, CA, USA


    PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR'S LOCATION CHANGE TO TIERRA LINDA>

    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.)

    Hot dog dinners and drinks will be sold from 5:30-7:30 PM. $5 for a complete dinner combo package--dog, drink, chips and cookie! Come join in the fun!
  • 18
    18.January.Friday

    6:30 PM-7:00 PM
    Fri, Jan 18, 2019
    Tierra Linda Middle School
    Tierra Linda Middle School, Dartmouth Avenue, San Carlos, CA, USA


    We are having our seventh San Carlos City-Wide Roshambo Contest (Rock, Paper, Scissors), with finals during Family Game Night. 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--try again.
    • A player must win two out of three throws to win a game and two games to win the match.
  • 19
    19.January.Saturday

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Sat, Jan 19, 2019
    Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
    166 Edmonds Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA

    Register
    Enjoy a great morning walking with the family in this lovely San Carlos nature spot. Local hiker Tom Davids will explain local history of the preserve. A doctor from Kaiser will joing the walk to discuss exercise and hiking.

    Some interesting links are:
  • 20
    20.January.Sunday

    2:00 PM-2:45 PM
    Sun, Jan 20, 2019
    San Carlos Library
    San Carlos Library, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, USA
    Come celebrate San Carlos' Week of the Family here at the library! This year's event is presented by Circus of Smiles. It's their Gravity Defying Circus. All ages welcome, but the performance is geared towards K-5th grade.

    Join Andrew Quick and Mr. Mustache on a comical circus adventure. These incredible performers defy the very laws of nature as they juggle, flip, and make some unbelievable catches. Come join the performance as well! They will call out to members of the audience to assist them in their gravity defying acts! This action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches. You'll walk away thinking "is there anything they can't juggle?!"
  • 20
    20.January.Sunday

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    Sun, Jan 20, 2019
    San Carlos Youth Center Gym
    1001 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


    Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States. Pickleball is a fun and exciting sport that combines elements of Badminton, Tennis and Ping Pong. It is played on a court the size of a Badminton court, with a low net similar to Tennis, and with what looks like an oversized ping pong paddle and a whiffle ball.

    Time:
    • 4 to 5 pm: Come learn how to play the game from experienced pickleball players and Parks and Recreation Department Staff
    • 5 to 6 pm: Practice what you have learned with some fun games
    • Come anytime between 4 and 6 pm for a great time!
    What to bring:
    • Your Family--we have all of the equipment you need
    • Sponsored by: the San Carlos Parks and Recreation Department and the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos.
  • 21
    21.January.Monday

    All day
    Mon, Jan 21, 2019
    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 have historically 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:
  • 21
    21.January.Monday

    10:00 AM-5:30 PM
    Mon, Jan 21, 2019
    Arbor Bay School
    Arbor Bay School, 1017 Cedar Street, San Carlos, CA
    This event is a series of service projects on Martin Luther King day. Families can work together to support the community. Most activities do not require registration. All ages welcome!
    • 10:00 AM - Noon:
      • Painting Pots and Planting for Local Seniors
        Click to register so we can order the proper planting supplies. Register
        We'll be distributing plants to seniors at the ELms on Monday, January 27 at 10AM.
      • Diaper Drive (Sizes 4, 5, 6 preferred)
      • Clothing Drive
        Diapers and clothes will be distributed through Samaritan House.
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • Prepare and Pack Lunches
      • Prepare and Pack Toiletry Kits
        Lunches and toiletry kits will be distributed through LifeMoves.
  • 22
    22.January.Tuesday

    All day
    Tue, Jan 22, 2019
    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.” Don’t forget to thank the manager for their support to our families! And it's polite to tip on the full (pre-discount) amount.
    • Cuisinett, French Comfort Food, 1105 San Carlos Ave., www.cuisinett.com
      Special: 10% off your bill (excluding beverages). (Geoffroy Raby)
    • Maverick Jack's, 622 Laurel St., www.maverickjacks.com
      Special: 20% discount starts at 5:00 PM. (Jessica Candelaria)
    • Patxi's, 677 Laurel St., www.patxispizza.com
      Special: Free kid's pizza with purchase of entree. (Nicole Samavia)
    • Spasso, 769 Laurel St., www.spassosc.com
      Special: Kids eat free with parent. (Kirk)
    • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 650 Laurel St., 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)
  • 22
    22.January.Tuesday

    3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    Tue, Jan 22, 2019
    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 making lunches for the homeless. Feel free to bring your favorite short story to read.

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

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Wed, Jan 23, 2019
    Hiller Museum
    Hiller Aviation Museum, Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA, United States

    Register
    Explore the magic of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum! Discover how aircraft fly with a collection of some 50 historic aircraft. Take on the wind tunnel challenge in the Invention Lab, see robotic flight in the Drone Plex, take the controls of a realistic flight simulator and much more on a family-themed evening of aerial excitement.

    Pilots of all ages are welcome to participate. Pilots of all ages are welcome to participate. Flight simulation capacity is limited so reserve your ticket. Any unissued tickets will be distributed at check-in on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll see you there!
  • 24
    24.January.Thursday

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019
    The Reading Bug
    The Reading Bug, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States


    "Bears at the Bug"

    Join Sue for a Teddy Bear Picnic--stories, treats and crafts. If you can, bring a bear to share with a child in need. Space is limited, so get there early.
  • 24
    24.January.Thursday

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019
    Central Middle School
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
    Buy Tickets
    San Carlos Children's Theater presents Mary Poppins JR. Students from Arroyo School, Mariposa, Charter Learning Center, Central Middle School and Tierra Linda Middle School will perform at Mustang Hall. Checkout the web page at sancarloschildrenstheater.com. The play begins Thursday, Janurary 24 and runs through Sunday, January 27. Go to the web site above to purchase your tickets!

    Disney’s Mary Poppins JR.‘s tuneful score, with songs will delight the whole family.
  • 25
    25.January.Friday

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    Fri, Jan 25, 2019
    San Carlos Youth Center Gym
    San Carlos Youth Center, 1001 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA

    This is a concert for kids featuring the Purple Fox & the Heebie Jeebies. Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies is a Fun, Funky, Hip Hop, Rockin' and Rollin' Band based in Silicon Valley. They bring a FUN interactive experience for children (3-8) and full grown movers and shakers!
  • 25
    25.January.Friday

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Fri, Jan 25, 2019
    Piacere
    Piacere Restaurant, 727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
    LET THE COMPETITION AND GAMES BEGIN!

    Whether you are young or old (or somewhere in between), empty nesters, if you have kids or not, if you are single or not -- you are all part of the San Carlos family. AND if you love trivia and competition, please join us for our 2nd Annual Adult Trivia Night at Piacere Restaurant. The trivia event will be emceed by last year’s fantastic trivia host. Teams will be limited to 5 people. You can come with a team or you can become part of team when you arrive.

    We ask that you purchase a small appetizer and/or a drink to support Piacere's donation of the venue on Friday night. Be sure to encourage friends and neighbors who might not otherwise participate. Let’s meet and have some fun.
  • 26
    26.January.Saturday

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 26, 2019
    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. 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.
  • 26
    26.January.Saturday

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 26, 2019
    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.
  • 26
    26.January.Saturday

    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 26, 2019
    Mahany Hall
    Mahany Hall, 1336 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
    Lions Club annual Crab Feed Fundraiser to support a wide range of community projects. Buy a ticket from any San Carlos Lion.

    Happy Hour: 5:30 PM
    Dinner: 6:30 PM
    Tickets: $60