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Aspiring artists, young and not so young, can participate in the first San Carlos City-wide Art Project. Sign up for this event and you will be delivered a packet with a number of art projects for the family. Send in your pictures and we'll post them on the Week of the Family web site. Projects include:
  • Sidewalk Art Theme: "We love San Carlos". Your packet contains sidewalk chalk. Create art on your sidewalk to uplift people in your neighborhood.
  • Coloring Theme: "Our Family". Your packet contains crayons. Get some paper and create a family art project.
  • Rock Painting Theme: "Only One You". Your kit contains a rock. Celebrate the uniqueness of you by painting a rock showing your cultural and /or family traditions, or simply traits that are unique to you! Or paint a rock to share words of hope, love, and wisdom in your native language. We'll include your rock in our proposed rock garden in Burton Park. Click the following link Only One You for inspiration.
  • Card Making Theme: "Valentine's Day". Your kit contains two holiday cards. Create a Valentine's Day card with your family. Drop the cards off at Arbor Bay School, or Tierra Linda Middle School. We'll distribute these to local seniors.
  • Other options: Create your own art project and share it.
COVID SAFETY: This event does not require any interaction with people outside your immediate family.
To get a packet:
  • Pick up a packet
    • 3161 Melendy Dr. (Any time)
    • Arbor Bay School, Burton Park, 1017 Cedar St. (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
    • Tierra Linda Middle School Office, 750 Dartmouth Ave. (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • OR Click Here to Request Delivery
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Support families facing critical illness from the comfort of home by making Care Bags. Register and you'll get all the details, but the basic tasks are:
  1. Choose from the gift bag types below. These are for newborns leaving the hospital. Make one or more of any or a mix of different bags. Your choice!
    • Activity Gift Bag -- Toys
    • Health Care Gift Bag
    • Meal-time Gift Bag
    • Shampoo & Conditioner Care Bag
  2. Purchase requested items
  3. Assemble your packages
  4. Add a tag
  5. Drop off your gift bag(s)
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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:
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Explore the stars at the Hiller Aviation Museum Tuesday-Thursday!  The Virtual Invention Lab provides a fun remote discovery experience featuring a special presentation by Hiller Aviation Museum staff members, construction of a hands-on project that can be built at home from everyday office supplies, and a virtual tour of an artifact on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  The Week of the Family program explores the space exploration as participants build a paper star wheel and learn to use it to find the shining constellations of winter in the January night sky.  Each session concludes with an examination of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

No registration is necessary, but participants will need to print out the star wheel template in advance and will need scissors to build the project.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to download the handout and find the Zoom link for each session.
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The library is hosting a collage workshop with Half Moon Bay Illustrator Shawn Harris, featuring the author of A Polar Bear in The Snow, Mac Barnett. Mac, the author of many bestselling children’s books, will read their new children’s picture book, A Polar Bear in the Snow. Shawn, who is an artist and musician, will lead a collage workshop and talk about the process he went through to create the beautiful artwork. We will end with a Q & A.
Tue Jan 1 9

Cooks Night Off

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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.

To support San Carlos restaurants, there will be NO DISCOUNTS this year. We instead are asking San Carlos families to support restaurants that have supported us in past years. Thank them for supporting San Carlos Week of the Family.
All Over Town
San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


Explore the stars at the Hiller Aviation Museum Tuesday-Thursday!  The Virtual Invention Lab provides a fun remote discovery experience featuring a special presentation by Hiller Aviation Museum staff members, construction of a hands-on project that can be built at home from everyday office supplies, and a virtual tour of an artifact on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  The Week of the Family program explores the space exploration as participants build a paper star wheel and learn to use it to find the shining constellations of winter in the January night sky.  Each session concludes with an examination of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

No registration is necessary, but participants will need to print out the star wheel template in advance and will need scissors to build the project.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to download the handout and find the Zoom link for each session.
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Do you have a reluctant reader? Sign your child up to have their own session to practice reading with a therapy dog through Zoom.

Studies show that children who may not want to read in front of their peers are much less anxious with an animal present. Children don't perceive animals to be judgmental and reading to an animal helps them become more confident readers. We’d like to thank our partners for making this possible: Pet Assisted Therapy teams and their handlers from the Peninsula Humane Society & the SPCA's Paws for Tales program.
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Cultivating Food Security with Each Green Corner: COVID-Safe Volunteer Opportunities for All Ages is presented by Sandie Nierenberg, CEO). If you are a gardener, know of a school or lonely senior with some garden space, and/or are passionate about ensuring all of our community has access to fresh, diverse produce, then this is the organization for you! Learn about Each Green Corner's programs promoting food security, community building and sustainable agriculture in San Carlos, and how you can help. COVID-safe volunteer opportunities for all ages available.

Here is a link to the presentation: Click Here
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San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


Explore the stars at the Hiller Aviation Museum Tuesday-Thursday!  The Virtual Invention Lab provides a fun remote discovery experience featuring a special presentation by Hiller Aviation Museum staff members, construction of a hands-on project that can be built at home from everyday office supplies, and a virtual tour of an artifact on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  The Week of the Family program explores the space exploration as participants build a paper star wheel and learn to use it to find the shining constellations of winter in the January night sky.  Each session concludes with an examination of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s SpaceShipOne replica!

No registration is necessary, but participants will need to print out the star wheel template in advance and will need scissors to build the project.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to download the handout and find the Zoom link for each session.

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Middle schoolers! Do you love reading graphic novels and comics? Join librarians Jenna and Michelle for our monthly Graphic Novel Book Club! This month we’ll discuss Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale. We’ll also be sure to leave time to discuss what you’re reading and your favorite graphic novels. Donner Dinner Party is available in print, as well as digitally as an eBook from Hoopla. Click here to access the eBook.
Growing Seedlings to Feed the Hungry: How-to Training & Q&A is presented by Cindy Ievers, EGC Seedling Starter Lead Volunteer. Learn how to raise seedlings for EGC's Seedling Starter program! These seedlings are planted in our school gardens and participating local seniors' homes, then harvested and donated to Second Harvest. Training followed by Q&A with our Seedling Starter Program lead volunteer.

Here is a link to the presentation: Click Here

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Missing live storytimes at the library? Join Ashley and Angela for the online version of their popular Musical Storytime. Hear your favorite songs and stories from the comfort of your own home in this lively interactive program for all ages.
The Reading Bug
The Reading Bug, Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA, United States

Attend this years year's storytime held by the Reading Bug. No special link, viewers just need to "like" The Reading Bug's facebook page and tune in at 11am on Facebook.
Eating from Your Garden: Nutrition for Kids, is presented by Zoee Tanner, EGC Education & Curriculum Team. It is an interactive presentation geared towards children and families about the building blocks of nutrition and importance of fresh produce in a healthy diet.

Here is a link to the presentation: Click Here
Fri Jan 2 2

Adult Trivia Night

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Calling all trivia buffs… the games are back for the 4th year. This year we will be online. Game time is Friday night January 22, 2020 from 6PM - 8PM.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.

SCEF, SMCL & The Reading Bug present author JENNIFER HOLM! The incredible author of favorite series Babymouse and Sunny Side Up is visiting with us virtually! Bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor winning author, Jenni Holm is releasing her newest out-of-this-world novel, The Lion of Mars. We are excited for you to meet Jenni, hear about her books, and have the chance to ask her questions about her books and writing!

Register  Sun., Jan. 24, 12pm is geared towards K-4th graders.
Register  Sun., Jan. 24 at 4pm is geared towards 5-8th graders.
Buy author-signed copies of Jenni’s newest book, The Lion of Mars, and other Jenni Holm titles at The Reading Bug! Please consider a book donation to your school or teacher's classroom.

WIN! a Warriors DubHub Experience!Register your reader for the Read-A-Thon and enter the drawing for a Golden State Warriors Virtual Fan Experience! It is a chance to win one of two (2) courtside virtual fan DubHub experiences at either the January 25th or 27th Warriors games! Register for Read-A-Thon and be entered to WIN!

The San Carlos Education Foundation’s inaugural Read-A-Thon will encourage students to read as much as they can January 25 -- February 5, 2021. We hope that our community will experience unity through the shared activity of reading and, in the process, raise educational funding for every student in our district. Our goals are to foster the love of reading, attain 100% participation/sign-up and raise $200,000 for our schools. We are excited that the teachers, principals, San Mateo County Libraries, and Reading Bug are working with us to promote the event. Please note that while donations of any amount are appreciated, this is a free event. Donations are not required to participate.

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San Carlos Children's Theater presents High School Musical JR. via streaming video. Tickets are donation based. The cast is made up of middle school students from 13 different schools. For more information go to sancarloschildrenstheater.com.

There are two performances: 7:00 PM January 29 and 1:00 PM January 30.


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San Carlos Children's Theater presents High School Musical JR. via streaming video. Tickets are donation based. The cast is made up of middle school students from 13 different schools. Click here for more details: sancarloschildrenstheater.com.

There are two performances: 7:00 PM January 29 and 1:00 PM January 30.
Mahany Hall
Mahany Hall, 1336 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070, United States

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The San Carlos Lions Club is hosting our 23rd annual Crab Feed. Support a number of local causes.

Cost: $50 per meal (Crab, Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert)

Covid Safety: This year's crab feed it a drive-by. You'll pick up your meals from your car. When you order, you will choose a pickup time.

Register  Jesse Bennett Author Event on Sunday, January 31 at 4:00pm
Join us for a lively author event with the talented Jesse Bennett as she discusses her latest book, Lift. Lift is Jesse’s third children’s book and she is excited to share it with you! This uplifting picture book is fun for all ages, but especially recommended for those in grades TK-3. This event is held in partnership with the San Carlos Education Foundation and The Reading Bug.

Maybe there are days when the world feels too big and you don't know where we belong. When that happens, know that you can reach out to the people around you to help lift you up. Even better, you can help lift them up too! This uplifting children's book inspires the practice of inclusion, empathy, and kindness for ourselves and those around us.

Buy author-signed copies of Jesse’s newest book, Lift, and other titles by Jesse Bennett at The Reading Bug! Please consider a book donation to your school or teacher's classroom.