< 2020 >
January 19 - January 25
  • 19
    19.January.Sunday

    Family Pickleball

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    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.

    Click here to see the rules.

    Time:
    • 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Come learn how to play the game from experienced pickleball players and Parks and Recreation Department Staff
    • 10:00 AM to Noon: Practice what you have learned with some fun games
    • Come anytime between 9:00 AM and Noon 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.

    Library Event: Happy Birds

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Sun, Jan 19, 2020
    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 Happy Birds.  The birds' performance is fast-paced and upbeat, and they incorporate more than 25 amazing tricks into the show. Some of the parrots even talk! All ages welcome, but the performance is geared towards K-5th grade

    Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.
  • 20
    20.January.Monday

    Family Activity Day

    All day
    Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    Since its inception in 1999, the Week of the Family Committee has designated the Monday of the week as a time reserved for families to stay at home and do something specifically with their family. It is hoped that reserving a set time each week for family time will become habit-forming. To show their support, when the event is not on a holiday, San Carlos principals have historically declared Monday, as a "No Homework" night.

    Family Activity Day 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:

    Edgewood Park Trail Cleanup

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Edgewood Park Education Center
    10 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City
    Restrooms and drinking fountains are available there, and all supplies needed will be provided at the Park (trash buckets, gloves, litter grabbers).Volunteers will start at the Ed Center and move through the picnic areas to begin to pick up trash. You’ll then make a 1.5 – 2 mile loop on the trails, learn about the park and finish at the Ed Center by noon.Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and long shirts to this event.If possible, please bring a signed volunteer agreement with you to the event.

    Family Day of Service AM

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    Arbor Bay School
    Arbor Bay School, 1017 Cedar Street, San Carlos, CA
    Register
    Family Day of Service is a day where families can work together to support the community in a series of service projects on Martin Luther King Day.

    In the morning event, families will assemble easy meal packages and decorate cards and bags for families with kids facing critical illness. This is a great event to join with kids of all ages!

    This event is hosted in partnership with There With Care, Arbor Bay School, and Social Good Circle.

    Family Day of Service PM

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Mon, Jan 20, 2020
    First Baptist Church of San Carlos
    787 Walnut, San Carlos, CA, 94070
    Register
    Family Day of Service is a day where families can work together to support the community in a series of service projects on Martin Luther King Day.

    During the 2-hour afternoon event, families will assemble easy 12,000 meals for distribution to people in areas with food insecurity. This event is good for adults, and school-age children.

    This event is hosted in partnership with the San Carlos Lions Club, Rise Against Hunger, and the San Carlos First Baptist Church.
  • 21
    21.January.Tuesday

    Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night

    3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    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.

    Cooks Night Off

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    For three nights during Week of the Family you have the opportunity to 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.comSpecial: 10% off your bill (excluding beverages) . (Geoffroy Raby)
    • Maverick Jack's, 622 Laurel St., www.maverickjacks.comSpecial: 10% discount starts at 5:00 PM. (Kathy Person)
    • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 650 Laurel St., www.sneakerpub.comSpecial: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
    • Spasso, 769 Laurel St., www.spassosc.comSpecial: Kids eat free with parent. (Kirk)
    • Stamp Bar and Grill, 773 Laurel St., stampbarandgrill.comSpecial: 10% off the bill. (Musse)
    • Town, 716 Laurel St., www.townsc.comSpecial: 10% discount (excluding alcohol). (Michelle Qadri)

    Family History Night

    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    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. 20 Million people have connected to a deeper Family Story already.

    To make the research for an ancestor a bit easier, please bring as much information as possible, including your password to get into your email. Click here to download a form to capture your family information and/or go to www.familysearch.org and get started putting in your ancestors information. This is a free site.

    Please come prepared with family information.
    • Family names (maiden name for women)
    • Birthdays
    • Birth locations
    • Marriage dates and spouse's name
    • Date of death and place
    • (Optional) We will make computers available, but feel free to bring your laptop. This will make it easier for you to access your email and other accounts.
    If you have come before, download the Family tree app (white background with a tree on it). It is also free. Let's Go MOBILE too!A fun activity for all (recommended for older children). And if you don't have kids...no problem!

    FYI: We will also sign blue card for Genealogy Merit Badge for Boy Scouts.
  • 22
    22.January.Wednesday

    Cooks Night Off

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Wed, Jan 22, 2020
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    For three nights during Week of the Family you have the opportunity to 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.comSpecial: 10% off your bill (excluding beverages) . (Geoffroy Raby)
    • Maverick Jack's, 622 Laurel St., www.maverickjacks.comSpecial: 10% discount starts at 5:00 PM. (Kathy Person)
    • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 650 Laurel St., www.sneakerpub.comSpecial: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
    • Spasso, 769 Laurel St., www.spassosc.comSpecial: Kids eat free with parent. (Kirk)
    • Stamp Bar and Grill, 773 Laurel St., stampbarandgrill.comSpecial: 10% off the bill. (Musse)
    • Town, 716 Laurel St., www.townsc.comSpecial: 10% discount (excluding alcohol). (Michelle Qadri)

    Hiller Flight Night

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Wed, Jan 22, 2020
    Hiller Museum
    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, take the controls of a realistic flight simulator and much more on a family-themed evening of aerial excitement.

    In addition to normal Week of the Family events at Hiller, the museum is hosting an indoor planetarium event. Come and learn about the stars and use this new knowledge during the Saturday Family Stargazing event on January 25th.

    Pilots of all ages are welcome to participate. Flight simulation capacity is limited so tickets will be distributed at check-in on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll see you there!
  • 23
    23.January.Thursday

    Family Story Night

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    The Reading Bug
    The Reading Bug, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

    Enjoy a children's book read at the Reading Bug. If you can, bring a bear to share with a child in need. Space is limited, so get there early.

    Cooks Night Off

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    All Over Town
    San Carlos, CA 94070, USA
    For three nights during Week of the Family you have the opportunity to 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.comSpecial: 10% off your bill (excluding beverages) . (Geoffroy Raby)
    • Maverick Jack's, 622 Laurel St., www.maverickjacks.comSpecial: 10% discount starts at 5:00 PM. (Kathy Person)
    • Sneakers Pub & Grill , 650 Laurel St., www.sneakerpub.comSpecial: Kids under 10 eat free (children’s menu) with each adult meal ordered (Steve Salazar)
    • Spasso, 769 Laurel St., www.spassosc.comSpecial: Kids eat free with parent. (Kirk)
    • Stamp Bar and Grill, 773 Laurel St., stampbarandgrill.comSpecial: 10% off the bill. (Musse)
    • Town, 716 Laurel St., www.townsc.comSpecial: 10% discount (excluding alcohol). (Michelle Qadri)

    Family Theater Night: Footloose

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Central Middle School
    828 Chestnut St, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States
    Buy Tickets
    San Carlos Children's Theater presents Footloose. 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 www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com. The play begins Thursday, Janurary 23 and runs through Sunday, January 26. Go to the web site above to purchase your tickets!

    The music and dancing will delight the whole family.
  • 24
    24.January.Friday

    Adult Trivia Night

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Fri, Jan 24, 2020
    Domenico’s Winery
    1697 Industrial Road, San Carlos

    A NEW & EXCITING LOCATION FOR 2020

    Calling all trivia buffs… the games are back for the 3rd year and we are excited to announce a new location, Domenico’s Winery, located at 1697 Industrial Road in San Carlos. Game time is Friday night January 24, 2020 from 6PM - 8PM and will be held upstairs in the Syrah Suite.

    Domenico’s has an eatery and bar downstairs–the Osteria–serving Italian small plates, pizza, other dishes and award winning wines. Please plan to come a bit early as you will have an opportunity to order food and drink from the Osteria before the games begin, and you can then bring your food and drink upstairs to enjoy during the games.

    Teams will be limited to 5 people. You can come with a team or you can become part of a team when you arrive. Our fantastic emcee, Matt, will be returning again this year. We encourage you to invite family, friends, and neighbors (trivia buffs or not!) to this fun and engaging community game night in San Carlos. We look forward to another great event this year. See you at Domenico’s.
  • 25
    25.January.Saturday

    Family Firetruck Tour

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    San Carlos Museum of History
    San Carlos Museum of History, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States
    Members of the San Carlos Fire Department will allow children of all ages to tour a Fire Truck at the Laurel Street Station.  This is at the same location and time as the Family Scavenger Hunt and Family Geocaching events.

    Family Scavenger Hunt

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    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.  This is at the same location and time as the Family Firetruck Tour and Family Geocaching events.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.

    Family Geocaching

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    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. This is at the same location and time as the Family Scavenger Hunt and Family Firetruck Tour events.

    San Carlos Lions Crab Feed

    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    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 PMDinner: 6:30 PMTickets: $60For more information and tickets, go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-day-of-service-for-mlk-day-am-event-there-with-care-tickets-8950350439

    Family Stargazing #2

    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    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.