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Announcements Pages are a Google Site tool to provide a running list of news stories.

Each story post is created as a sub-page, however the most recent stories also appear on the main announcements page.  A website can have multiple different announcement sections, each with a distinct purpose.

Announcements are a bit like a blog, except there's one major difference, there isn't a useful way for visitors to comment.

In addition a widget object can be embedded on another page(s) of the site, as has been done on the Announcement Widget page.  In this way you can place a 'News Summary' on your home page using the widget while having the main announcements pages tucked away down in the site menu.

The examples below were extracted from a set of Community Events of family interest near Redwood City.  In the site where they were originally published, events also appeared on a 'Community Events' calendar, and the calendar was embedded in this top section and near the summary widget.

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

posted Nov 24, 2014, 10:21 PM by Steve Raab   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 10:21 PM ]

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- 2 FREE 
The Taming of the Shrew events in Redwood City - 

1) Wednesday May 21 7pm
 - Redwood City Downtown Library - 

"An Unusual Romance: Love, Lust and Negotiation in The Taming of the Shrew"  presented by Rebecca J. Ennals, Artistic Director of San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

Admission is free and all are invited. 

"Join us at the Redwood City Library for a lively and interactive discussion with Rebecca J Ennals, director of this summer's production of The Taming of the Shrew. Actors will perform roles from the play to accompany her informative commentary on the characters and themes found in this production. Who is the bigger Shrew? You may have a different perspective after attending this witty presentation!" 

2) Free Shakespeare in the Park 
Performances of The Taming of the Shrew will be held on the grounds of Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave at Broadway, between August 9-24, on Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm. Visit: http://www.sfshakes.org/park 

Learn more about the San Francisco Shakespeare Fesitval at: http://www.sfshakes.org

RCEF Parade Run

posted Nov 24, 2014, 10:19 PM by Steve Raab   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 10:19 PM ]

- 4th of July - 8:45am -
 5K fun run and walk 

Celebrate Independence Day with the RCEF Parade Run 5k fun run and walk! 

Parade Run kicks off the Redwood City 4th of July Parade. This family-friendly fun run and walk weaves its way along Redwood City's downtown parade route, so you'll have no shortage of supporters to cheer you on. Afterwards, stay for Redwood City's Independence Day festival for even more fun!

Proceeds from Parade Run benefit the Redwood City Education Foundation, which has been working since 1983 to enrich and advance education opportunities for all students in the Redwood City School District.

Register, sponsor and learn more at:

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Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals

posted Nov 24, 2014, 10:14 PM by Steve Raab   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 10:14 PM ]

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 - Google on April 13 - Stanford on May 18 - 

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals seek to inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. The students will get to experience intriguing puzzles, problems, and activities designed for students in 6th - 12th grades*. There will be mathematicians to work with the students on the activities in a collaborative, non-competitive atmosphere.

* Younger students - also allowed, but activities may be challenging.

There are two upcoming Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals in the Bay Area:

1. Google Campus on Sunday April 13, 2014 from 1-4 pm.

This free math festival will take place at Google's Charlie's Cafe, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. Directions/Map Charlie's Cafe is in Building 40. Look for the colorful umbrellas out front.

Please use this form to register up to 5 students and 1 adult: http://tinyurl.com/JRMFGoogle2014.  If you would like to register more students, simply fill out the form again. If you have additional adults who will be attending, or who would like to volunteer to help, please fill out the form again.

2. Stanford University on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 9 am-12 pm.

Stanford's McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center at 326 Galvex St. Directions.  Admission fee per student is $10 for this festival if you register ahead of time ($25 at the door). Adult chaperones are free.

Please use this form to register: http://www.juliarobinsonmathfestival.org/festival.php?id=49

If you have any questions, please contact info@juliarobinsonmathfestival.org.

There's a nice article about the Festival in the Huffington Post.
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Stanford Splash - April 2014

posted Nov 24, 2014, 10:07 PM by Steve Raab   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 10:07 PM ]

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What is Splash?

Splash is a two-day weekend marathon of classes in a variety of subjects that are open to all students in grades 7-12. The classes students take are completely up to them, as the goal of Splash is to get them excited about learning and help them explore new topics.

Classes are taught by college students and local community members. The teachers create their own classes, which means every class will be led by someone excited about the topic. The classes are generally one to four hours long and may be lecture-style, hands-on, or discussion-based. The subject matter for classes ranges from casual hobbies to intensive academic subjects.

During the weekend of Splash, they have the Stanford Splash Parents’ Program available to the parents of Splash students. The Parents’ Program is a series of talks and sessions relating to Splash, your child’s education, and college admissions. 

The next Splash is the weekend of April 12-13, 2014. 

Student registration is now open

The class lottery phase is from 9:00 am March 10 to 11:59 pm on March 25.

The first-come-first-serve phase is from 9:00 am March 28 to 11:59 pm on April 7.

For more information on this great program, please visit:


Mozart to Madonna with Squid Inc.

posted Nov 24, 2014, 10:06 PM by Steve Raab   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 10:06 PM ]

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
2013-2014 Family Concert 3:

March 30 3:30pm

Mozart to Madonna
with Squid Inc.

Welcome to the future of the string quartet! Rock 'n' roll meets classical with this dynamic ensemble, whose original tunes and arrangements of everything from Lady Gaga to Britney Spears, with a little Beethoven and Mozart thrown in, have been thrilling audiences since they opened their tentacles two years ago. Fun, fiery, and fabulously original!

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March 30 * Sunday 3:30pm * San Mateo 
College of San Mateo Theatre, Bldg. 3 
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 

Additional Performances:

March 29 * Sat. 2:00pm & 3:30pm* San Francisco
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way

March 30 * Sun. 12:00pm * Oakland
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. (Suite 290)

All Concerts Are Free!

The SFCO FREE Family Concerts are only 45 minutes long. Seating is first-come first-served. 

For more information: 


http://www.squidincquartet.com/ - listen to their music! 

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