1. Looking for a way to jazz up your Monday night? Don’t forget about Jazz Mondays on Main, the weekly summer jazz series at Jazz on Main, 2002 Broadway St. This week, groove to the tunes of Ray Obeido and the Urban Latin Jazz Project. Popular on the local jazz scene since 2002, the group is known for its unique Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Jazz Mondays on Main take place from 6-8 p.m. every Monday night through Aug. 20. For more information, visit http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/jazzonmain.html.
2. If it’s comedy you seek, rather than music tonight, head on over to the , 2209 Broadway St., for Comedy Mondays at Club Fox. Dan St. Paul hosts five of the Bay Area’s top comedians. The show features seasoned veterans as well as promising newcomers presenting well-honed material and off-the-cuff surprises. Comedy Mondays takes place from 8-10:15 p.m. and tickets are just $10 each. For more information, visit the show's Facebook page.
3. Help support the ! Thanks to the generous support of the Redwood City Library Foundation, the library has raised $160,000 of the $250,000 needed to purchase new materials needed—but, that means $90,000 is still needed to meet the library’s goal. So, the foundation is asking everyone in the Redwood City community—do you use the Fair Oaks Library? How has it made a difference in your life? If everyone in the community could spare just a few extra dollars, that $90,000 the library still needs could be reached in no time. So, if that is something your family could do, donations can be made online at www.RedwoodCityLibraryFoundation.org, or can be mailed to Redwood City Library Foundation, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. Donations are fully tax deductible. For more information, call the foundation’s executive director, Georgi LaBerge, at 650-780-7045.
4. Looking to get the word out about your business? The Redwood City Chapter of the Silicon Valley Networking Meetup meets tonight, Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Café La Tartine, 830 Middlefield Road (Theater Way). Organizers say, “Each time Silicon Valley booms, different regions lead the way. With its hot new downtown and terrific location halfway between SOMA and downtown San Jose, Redwood City is already becoming the next hot spot for Silicon Valley start-ups.” So, whether you are an engineer, entrepreneur, executive, product manager, technologist, marketing specialist, sales employee, venture capitalist or any role in the tech industry, drop by this friendly event and meet your fellow tech industry professionals. For more information or to RSVP for this event, visit the group's Meetup page.
5. Have you been wondering what this whole “Zumba” craze is all about? Or, are you a fan, and looking for a great place to take classes that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg (since you’ll need those to do Zumba)? The Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL) at 3399 Bay Road hosts Zumba classes with certified instructor Lila Vasquez every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and every Saturday from 8-9 a.m. And the cost is only $3 per class! The PAL has a spacious studio with hardwood floors, modern stereo and sound systems, bathrooms and a changing area. For more information, visit the PAL website, contact the instructor at 650-290-3917, or just pop in!