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S E C T I O N 2 June 30, 2010 ■ News of local people and events in ALSO INSIDE the community. C A L E N DA R 2 1 | O B I T UA R I E S 2 2 | S P O RT S 2 2 | C L A S S I F I E D S 2 3 Festivities for the Fourth Armando Fagliano teaches a few spectators how to rope a calf at the 2008 Woodside Junior Rodeo. Gates open for this year’s 60th annual Woodside Junior Rodeo at 8 a.m. Sunday, July Fourth, at the Mounted Patrol Grounds, 521 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside. The main events start at noon. (Note: The cover photo is also by Veronica Weber.) T his year’s Independence Day events will include parades, a street fair, carnivals, and a rodeo, but fewer fireworks. Redwood City has canceled its traditional fireworks show, due to growing costs, and Stanford Lively Arts won’t present its Independence Day fireworks and concert for the second year in a row. The concert was called off last year due to campus construction. There are still plenty of family activities, however, ranging from the Redwood City Fourth of July parade to a pig scramble at the Woodside Junior Rodeo. All the events listed below will be held on Sunday, July Fourth, unless otherwise noted. Junior Rodeo in Woodside The 60th annual NorCal Junior Rodeo, sponsored by the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County, will be held Sunday, July Fourth, at the Mounted Patrol grounds at 521 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside. Gates open at 8 a.m. The full day bring decorated of events will tricycles and include cowboys Story by Jane Knoerle bikes, wagons, and cowgirls, Almanac Lifestyles Editor pets and floats ages 6 to 18, takto join the July ing part in team Fourth parade, roping, barrel Photos by Veronica Weber which begins at racing, and even 11:45 a.m. Para pig scramble for the younger kids. The main events ticipants should assemble in the Wells start at noon with the Presentation Fargo parking lot, corner of Santa Cruz of the Colors by the Mounted Patrol Avenue and Chestnut Street, at 11:30 a.m. Color Guard. The parade will make its way down Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 6-17, and free for kids 5 and Santa Cruz Avenue, across El Camino Real, and end at Burgess Park. under. The carnival begins at noon and The Mounted Patrol will also hold a dinner-dance at the Mounted Patrol features games, crafts, bounce houses, grounds on Saturday, July 3, starting a rock-climbing wall, face painting and laser tag. The band, Dave and The at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 851-8300. Diamonds, will perform. Menlo Park parade, festival Wrist bands, required for games The city of Menlo Park will sponsor and activities, will be sold for $6 each. a community parade and festival on Food and drink will be sold sepaSunday, with food, music and activi- rately. ties for all ages. Before the parade, Kepler’s Books will Kids and their families are invited hold an Independence Day story time to dress in red, white and blue and at 10:30 a.m. at 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Two historical books, “John, Paul, George & Ben” by Lane Smith, and “Imogene’s Last Stand” by Nancy Carpenter and Candace Fleming, will be read. Red, white and blue cupcakes will be served. Redwood City parade, festival The 72nd annual parade starts at 10 a.m. at Brewster and Winslow Street and travels through downtown Redwood City. The parade will feature decorated floats, local performing groups, college bands, horses, and military groups. The Peninsula Celebration Association is also sponsoring an arts and crafts festival along Middlefield Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be more than 60 crafts vendors and food and beverage booths. The 10th annual Battle of the Bands starts at 1:30 p.m. in the San Mateo Credit Union parking lot with the U.C. Continued on next page June 30, 2010 N The Almanac N17

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