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44th Annual Campbell Valentine Fun Run - Last week to register!

Posted on February 2nd, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

After 44 years of love, we're not breaking up now!

Join us for the 2021 Campbell Valentine Virtual Fun Run, February 13-21, for a heart-warming 5K.

Anytime, Anywhere, Virturally Together.

Register by Friday, February 5, to receive your Valentine Fun Run race shirt. Complete your course by February 21 to join our photo gallery.

Distance is just a test of how far love can travel!

Please abide by all current Public Health Orders when participating


$20 Adult, $12 20 & under

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We have wonderful news about the end of the end of the Governor's Stay-at-Home order... or maybe it's terrible. Whatever it is, most people are confused and many are angry about its abrupt end. Let's all take a deep breath and unpack why the order was ended and what it means.

The recently terminated Stay-at-Home order was a blunt instrument deployed at a moment of great urgency and was at least in part designed to fight the effects of holiday travel and gatherings exacerbating an already rising infection surge. The system of colored tiers that is formally known as the Blueprint for a Safer Economy was devised as a much more nuanced set of everyday measures designed to best balance the needs of public health with the needs of a functioning economy so that we can have a functioning society.

That we are no longer under a stay-at-home order should not be seen as an all clear signal nor any indication that things are fine. It merely means that without the looming threat of a surge upon a surge from holiday gatherings, our public health officers believe that our regular "Blueprint" colored tiers framework for regulating allowable activities should be sufficient to navigate our way back down.

We're on the right track, but we have a long way to go so we need everyone to be their most responsible selves for at least another two months. Our infection rate trajectory (the R number) is encouraging, but the total number of active infections is still very high so we are still in a very uncertain situation that's about the same as when the stay-at-home order was issued.

Now that we're back in the Purple Tier, it means that restaurants will start opening for outdoor dining and you can get salon, beauty, and wellness appointments with restrictions. If you choose to come see us, more than ever follow the rules to the letter or don't come. You'll just land us right back in another shutdown. Keep your mask on, maintain distance, and do not gather with people outside of your household.

What's Open in the Purple Tier

Most businesses are allowed to be open in at least some capacity in the purple tier, but call ahead to make sure they're open and have availability for you. Some businesses have not re-opened yet and even when they do re-open, they may be operating under erratic hours so please be patient and understand the great difficulty that they're working under.

Masks must be worn at all times except when it's physically not possible to wear one.

  • All retail stores limited to 25% capacity.
  • Restaurants open for outdoor dining and takeout only.
  • Bars can operate as restaurants. You have to order food if you want a beer.
  • Fitness studios can operate outdoors.
  • Salons, Skin Care, Massage are open.
  • Entertainment centers can operate outdoors.

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ZenTangle Art *Virtual* (5-12 yrs)

“Untangle” your kids creativity with this Artistic Meditation. This method helps aspiring artists create beautiful pictures and scenes through drawing abstract, structured patterns with step-by-step instructions from our Certified ZenTangle instructor. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. Let’s get into some serious doodling and you will know there is no limit to creativity.

Cartoons and Concept *Virtual* (5-12 yrs)

An hour of creativity delivered to you with art supplies easily available at home. You just need some markers, sharpie, pencil, paper and eraser. Everyone can draw cartoons with a few simple techniques. This cartooning course will enable students to conceptualize and produce an original cartoon character and its background. Students will learn how to create their own cartoon characters with front, side and back profiles, create and design backgrounds and environments for their characters and to create movements and poses. The course will be incredibly interactive and keep kids on track with their learning.

Pastel Art Technique *Virtual* (5-12 yrs)

Pastels are an amazing medium that with good guidance can make an Artist out of a Rookie. This Online class can be attended with some oil and chalk pastels. Kids learn blending and shading using pastels. You won't believe the results from this fun for all, skill enhancing workshop. No experience necessary. Kids get instructions in real-time and have live interactions with their coach and other kids in their small group. Join us and experience virtual learning until we can reunite in our classroom.

Paint Party *Virtual* (5-12 yrs)

Let your creative juices flow and alleviate your creative dormancy, come and explore the world of painting with OutOfTheBoxKids. This class will inspire kids to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty and paint their mind and heart out. We will be painting the winter wonderland, sunset landscape, valentine puppy, etc. This class is hands on with lots of guidance and support. All you need is paints, brushes, palette, A4 size paper, pencil and eraser.

Checkmate Chess *Virtual* (5-12 yrs)

Chess can raise ones IQ, increase creativity and problem solving skills and improve memory, concentration, and reading skills. This class covers a complete introduction to the chess pieces. The main focus is to teach kids the different movements and values, to understanding and strategizing on good trades versus bad trades, to ending the game with a checkmate! Everyone’s skill level is taken into account, as our coaches are dedicated to providing the most rewarding experience for your child.

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Monthly Pre-School Take Home Activity Packets

Posted on January 19th, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

The Campbell Recreation Pre-School Activity Packet includes the classroom calendar, songs, and craft supplies for the daily art projects.

Tiny Tots $20 - Two days per week of activities

Kinder Kids $25 - Three days per week of activities

Kindergarten Prep $20 - Four days per week of activities

Hurry! Limited number available! Register today before it is too late! For more information or to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog/index/ba08016013cabd0d55b24c9c41306982?filter=c2VhcmNoPXByZS1zY2hvb2w=

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El Guapo's is Closed Until Further Notice

Posted on January 17th, 2021 by El Guapo's

Shortly after the New Year, El Guapo's announced that they were closing temporarily. They were adamant that they'd be back, but it was simply not tenable for them to continue operating under the current business climate. They let their fans know that they'd be closing until further notice on January 9th, but hordes of El Guapo fans made sure they'd know how much they would be missed in the meantime by hitting their online ordering so hard on their last day before shutting down that their ordering system crashed.

Posted by Sam Ramirez on Friday, January 8, 2021

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The news that Stripes Boutique is closing was a terrible way for Downtown Campbell to start 2021, but in the end it should be the best for Elise and her family. Elise wasn't just the owner of a popular shop of artisan children's clothing for over 8 years, she was a member of the Downtown Campbell Business Association's board and someone who actively contributed to the culture of our Downtown.

Downtown Campbell will be diminished in her absence. We wish Elise all the love in the world and hope that the broken pieces of one dream will find their way into a mosaic more beautiful than the original objects that were used to make it. Thank you for the last 8+ years, Elise. Here's a word of gratitude and hopes of better days ahead.

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We have the sad news that someone you may have met in your visits to Downtown Campbell recently passed away. Dani worked at Bombshell Boutique, Orchard Valley Coffee, and possibly some other shops too. If you knew Dani and want to pitch in a little something to help the family with funeral expenses, please see this post from Bombshell Boutique.

A former Bombshell employee of mine passed away this weekend. Danitza or “Dani” as many called her, was too young to...

Posted by Brooke Ramirez on Thursday, January 7, 2021

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SJG School of Music is offering Private Online Music Lessons for students of all ages through Zoom Conferencing. This allows you to take guitar, piano, or ukulele lessons from the convenience of your home or office. The professional teachers at SJG have experience in the Online Music teaching world and are available seven days a week. We will make every effort to accommodate your schedule to help you grow musically. This package includes four 30 minute lessons. Enrolled participants must email their receipt to SJG Music Program Director & Owner, Chris at [email protected] to coordinate class times.

For more information or to register:

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Virtual LEGO® Camp February 15th-19th!

Posted on January 14th, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Play-Well Online with LEGO Materials: Winter Wonderland Engineering *Virtual* (6-12 yrs)

Bundle up, Play-Well programs are going virtual this Winter! Encounter practical real-world STEM concepts while learning from and connecting virtually with other young LEGO® engineers. Build engineer-designed projects, such as a snowplow and the Polar Express, and learn new building techniques with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. A specialized kit of LEGO® Materials is required for participation in this program and is available for a separate $40 materials fee, which includes shipping directly to each participant. For more information or to register, click here.

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Virtual Life Skills Classes for Youth & Teens start next week!

Posted on January 14th, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Life Skills classes are now available online for ages 7 to 13!

Public Speaking and Debate

Public Speak: Confident Speakers and Writers

Smart Money and Investing

For more information or to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog/index/12136b61554ff2ee261....

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As you know, it has been a very tough winter for restaurants with the December 2020 Shelter-in-Place order requiring restaurants to close outdoor dining. A guest videography team wanted to do something nice for restaurant businesses struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic and they chose Downtown Campbell as the location to shoot a short promotional video.

The SeeFood team did a wonderful video featuring Downtown Campbell restaurants and gave our eateries a chance to express their gratitude for the support that you've given us in 2020. That so many of our eateries survived 2020 is a testament to how much our community has been there for us. To everyone who's been ordering take-out to keep our restaurants alive, we cannot thank you enough.

Thanks for visiting Downtown Campbell, SeeFood team and thank you so much for the great video!

About SeeFood

SeeFood works with restaurants to make them a visual picture menus and features the menus on the SeeFood app to allow people to quickly and visually browse the menu. SeeFood's goal is to get people excited about a restaurant's food and create a better dining experience for their customers by encouraging them to explore the menu beyond their usuals.

We know there have been many individuals and companies that have gone above and beyond, helping others in the community.

Let us know who they are! The deadline is this Sunday, January 10th.

Who do you know that deserves recognition for contributions to the community in 2020?

Let us know. Nominate an individual and/or a business. The deadline is this Sunday, January 10th.

Nominations forms are available at:

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Campbell Recreation is here to help you and your loved ones stay active from the comfort of your home!

This winter we are offering the following adult fitness and dance classes:

Register online or learn more!

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Virtual Music Classes for Ages 0 to 8!

Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Online

As we continue to practice social distancing, we know parents like you are looking for fun online activities to engage your little ones and support their learning. With our interactive online music classes, you can now have access to the same high-quality early childhood music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world -- from the convenience of your home.

Registration is now open for our Winter 2021 Classes! MusicalMe Inc. virtual classes will be back starting the week of January 4th! We are excited to offer Music Together Online Mixed Age (0-5 yrs), Rhythm Kids Online (4 to 8 yrs), and Canta y Baila Conmigo (0 to 5 yrs)! For more information on the class descriptions and times, click here. Register today before it's too late!

12 Week Session includes:

  • Weekly Zoom Calls
  • Facebook Live Classes & Recordings
  • CD & Digital Access Code
  • Unlimited Bonus Classes

Do you have more than one child? Email [email protected] about the sibling discount!

Not yet ready to register? You can try a FREE class through MusicalMe.com to see what a wonderful experience the class will be for your child!


Register online today!

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Open Enrollment for Campbell Recreation Pre-School Programs

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Campbell Recreation Events

The Campbell Recreation Pre-School has just a few spots left in the Super Kinders/KPrep class for ages 4.5-5.5.

This hybrid program of Super Kinders and Kindergarten Prep will allow children the opportunity to participate in school 4 days a week. This program will develop social interaction skills through creative learning experiences. This class will focus on language development, motor skills, science, math and art in
a center-based learning environment. Classes are 3 hours long and meet Monday to Thursday.

Hurry! Spaces are limited! Register online today. If a class is full, add your child's name to the enrollment fee wait list.

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January Take Home Activity Packets for Pre-Schoolers

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Campbell Recreation Events

The Campbell Recreation Pre-School Activity Packet includes the classroom calendar, songs, and craft supplies for the daily art projects.

Tiny Tots $20 - Two days per week of activities

Kinder Kids $25 - Three days per week of activities

Kindergarten Prep $20 - Four days per week of activities

Hurry! Limited number available! Register today before it is too late! For more information or to register, visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog/index/ba08016013cabd0d55b24c9c41306982?filter=c2VhcmNoPXByZS1zY2hvb2w=

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