• Second Harvest Food Bank
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Wed, Jan 17, 2018
    1051 Bing St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    1051 Bing St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA

    A special Wednesday evening of 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 10 2-person team slots are available (plus a wait-list).

    Heather Irwin, Carlmont PTSA, is scheduling names. Send an email to

    Note: On Saturday, January 27, from 9:00 AM - noon, there is another opportunity for 15 2-person teams to volunteer.
  • Family Game Night
    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    Fri, Jan 26, 2018
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
    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.)

    Gaming celebrities Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert) and Susan McKinley-Ross (Qwirkle, Skippity, Lucky Dogs) are returning this year.

    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!
  • City-wide Roshambo Finals
    6:30 PM-7:00 PM
    Fri, Jan 26, 2018
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States

    We are having our sixth San Carlos City-Wide Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) Contest, 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.

    • 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.
  • Little Explorer's Petting Zoo
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Sun, Jan 28, 2018
    San Carlos Library, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States
    San Carlos Library, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

    Come celebrate San Carlos' Week of the Family here at the library! We have invited the Little Explorer's Petting Zoo to come teach us all about the farm animals that live on their farm. There will be 25 of the friendliest farm animals you have ever seen for you to see up close and personal. Come touch and learn about their alpaca, pot belly pig, large tortoise, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and bunnies. Visitors will have an opportunity to feed the animals a small snack, as well as learn how to hold the smaller animals. In order to make sure everyone has a one-on-one experience with the animals, visitors will be taking turns coming inside of the small petting zoo.
  • Family Activity Night
    All day
    Mon, Jan 29, 2018
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    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:
  • Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night
    3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    Mon, Jan 29, 2018
    San Carlos Elms, Elm Street, San Carlos, CA, United States
    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.
  • Family Cooking School
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    Mon, Jan 29, 2018
    1001 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    1001 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA

    Register: Family Cooking School
    Come learn to prepare food. Parents and children will learn to create three wonderful food items. Reservations required. Recommended ages 3-7.
  • Cooks Night Off
    All day
    Tue, Jan 30, 2018
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    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:
    • Cuisinett, French Comfort Food, 1105 San Carlos Ave.,
      Special: 10% off your bill (excluding beverages). (Geoffroy Raby)
    • Patxi's, 677 Laurel St.,
      Special: Free kid's pizza with purchase of entree. (Tom Aragon)
    • Spasso, 769 Laurel St.,
      Special: Kids eat free with parent. (Kirk)
    • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 1163 San Carlos Ave.,
      Special: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
    • Town , 716 Laurel St.,
      Special: 10% discount (excluding alcohol). (Michelle Qadri)
    • West Park Bistro, 788 Laurel St.,
      Special Free Glass of wine for mom and dad per entree. (Kubiley)
    FYI: Don't's polite to tip on the full (pre-discount) amount.
  • Hiller Flight Night
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Wed, Jan 31, 2018
    Hiller Aviation Museum, Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA, United States
    Hiller Aviation Museum, Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA, United States

    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. No reservations required, but flight simulation capacity is limited and tickets will be distributed at check-in on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll see you there!