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Take a Trip to Filoli Mansion for the Evening Holiday Shopping Boutique

November 4th, 2014

Are you someone who always plans ahead? If you’re already in search of holiday events near Foster City so you don’t have to come up with something at the last minute, put a shopping trip to Filoli Mansion on your schedule.

Filoli Mansion is located at 86 Canada Road, just 15-minutes drive from our affluent apartments, and it promises to deliver a shopping experience that will not leave you disappointed.

Between 5 pm and 8 pm on December 3rd and December 4th, you will be able to enjoy “La saison d’ élégance” and work through your holiday shopping list with unmatched speed.

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The Evening Holiday Shopping Boutique will feature rooms filled with unique merchandise, from delicious edible treats at Filoli’s Pantry to cooking gadgets and culinary offerings at Filoli’s Kitchen.

As you stroll through the rooms in search of the perfect gifts for your family and friends, you will also have the opportunity to treat yourself with mouthwatering samples from in-house vendors.

Keep in mind, however, that the shopping boutique vendors often give samples and sell holiday treats that contain nuts, so take special care if you have any nut allergies.

Filoli members can purchase tickets for this unique shopping event for $25 while tickets for the general public cost $30.

Have you experienced the Holiday Shopping Boutique at Filoli Mansion before? Share your impressions with your neighbors on our Facebook page.

If you’re not a part of our community yet, contact us for more information about luxury living close to the best holiday events near Foster City.

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Take Beginner Dance Lessons at the Foster City Recreation Center

October 16th, 2014

Your dancing shoes have been locked in the closet for too long, and now you need some lessons to remind you of your rhythm.

Whether you decide to go alone, with friends, or with a significant other, Foster City Recreation Center has dance lessons that will keep you dancing through the night.

There are several events in Foster City to keep you occupied, but only one event is for those looking to perfect their dancing skills. Foster City Recreation Center wants to help you prepare for a special event or perfect your current skills by offering community beginner ballroom dancing classes.

Beginning November 2nd, classes will be held every Sunday from 3 pm to 4:15 pm in the East Coast Swing and Rumba style. Those age 18 and older can attend this class, and you can come alone or as a couple.

While other events in Foster City might persuade you to bring family, Sunday nights can become a time just for you to explore your passion.

Dust off your dancing shoes, and mark your calendar for dance lessons throughout November.

For more information about things to do in Foster City near our affluent apartment community, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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Join the Foster City Family Enrichment Series on Internet Safety

October 14th, 2014

There are many events in Foster City from which to choose, but some events, such as the Family Enrichment Series: Keeping Children Safe on the Internet, can provide you with invaluable information. After all, in this day and age, nearly every child has access to a computer.

This class will take place on November 5th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be held at The VIBE, which is located at 670 Shell Boulevard. This is less than one mile from our affluent Foster City apartments.

This workshop is free, and it is only open to parents. Here, you will be provided with tips on social media trends and how to keep your children safe on the internet.

Prior to attending this workshop, it’s a good idea to learn some of the reasons why teaching your children safety on the internet is important.

  • The internet is sometimes used as a tool by bullies.
  • There is a lot of marketing geared toward children online. This can be disguised as games or information. Unfortunately, many tobacco and alcohol messages are targeted to children. It’s important that your children learn to be media literate.
  • All information on the internet cannot be taken as truth. Your child needs to question, compare, and verify all information.
  • Sexting can also occur over the internet.
  • Too much time on the internet can take the place of other activities in your child’s life. Limit the amount of time your child spends online.

Of all of the educational events in Foster City, you don’t want to miss this family enrichment series on internet safety.

Are you looking for a place to live in Foster City? If so, please reach out to us for more information about our luxury apartment community and all of its wonderful amenities.

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Come to the Last Foster City Compost Giveaway of the Year

September 18th, 2014

Living in our affluent apartment community is a singular experience. You can experience the height of luxury while being surrounded by beautiful scenery and a lively city. A key part of our vibrant community is a range of green events in Foster City.

Foster City openly and wholeheartedly encourages its residents to reduce their waste and recycle wherever and whenever they can.

As part of this drive, the city is behind an energetic composting drive. A wide range of natural and food-based items can be added to the composter with an aim to help reduce waste in the city.

As a further incentive, residents that want to support green events in Foster City can claim free compost several times each year.

The compost giveaway takes place at Boat Park West Corner, off of Foster City Boulevard and Bounty Drive. The last of the four dates for this year happens on October 4th from 8 am until 5 pm.

All residents and employees within Foster City are welcome to attend and can take up to one cubic yard of compost. This is the same as six full garbage cans. To claim your free compost, you will need to bring along some containers. Don’t forget about shovels and gloves.

How do you use your compost? Visit our Facebook page, and tell us all about it. However, if you are not yet part of our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us for more information about our floor plans and amenities that will make your living nothing less than spectacular!

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See All Sorts of Creations Take Flight at the Foster City Lift Off Festival

September 16th, 2014

There are a lot of great festivals in Foster City, but there are some festivals that are truly unique. The Lift Off Festival is one such festival. You will find yourself amazed as you see flying discs, floating bubbles, and soaring falcons.

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The Lift Off Festival will take place on October 4th from 10 am until 4 pm. It is being brought to you by CuriOdyssey in celebration of their 60th anniversary. This science and wildlife center is located at 1651 Coyote Point Drive.

You will get the opportunity to see new and exciting exhibits, such as the Pneumatic Ball Launcher. This exhibit allows you to learn about air pressure and also launch a ping pong ball high up into the air.

Check out the gigantic pinwheel, which draws attention to the wind patterns found on the San Francisco Bay. This installation includes 200 various size spinning pinwheels outside on the building.

Watch performances by the Rebels Elite cheer team, Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, and the San Jose Spiders Ultimate Team.

Come hungry and get a mouthwatering lunch from the food truck, Capelo’s Hill Country Barbecue.

Of all of the festivals in Foster City, you do not want to miss the Lift Off Festival. Make plans to attend this exciting event today!

Are you searching for a luxury apartment community in Foster City? If so, reach out to us for detailed information about our apartments and the amazing amenities.

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Clay Pot Workshop with Peopleologie at Brisbane Library

September 12th, 2014

Ready to get your hands dirty and learn a little more about indigenous people at the same time? Head over to the library on Visitacion Avenue for a Clay Pot Workshop with Peopleologie.

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One of a series of events at Brisbane Library, this workshop lets you explore the cultures of Africa and the Middle East where people first put water to clay to create beautiful and useful utensils. This workshop will be on October 10th at 3:30 pm, and it is free to attend.

Peopleologie works to promote cultural awareness through hands-on craft workshops. Many of these have a fee, but like other events at Brisbane Library, there is no charge for this particular one.

With Peopleologie, you can learn about Indonesia by making shadow puppets or Egypt and India by printmaking. She offers afternoons focusing on bookmaking as well as finger-knitting. Not only is crafting fun and relaxing, but with Peopleologie, it allows you to meet a new kind of people and learn their old ways and traditions.

The Brisbane branch of the San Mateo County Library is open from Monday through Saturday at varying hours. Along with a wonderful local author collection, this library boasts a large historical collection and offers several events for families, kids, and older adults.

So why stay in your apartment with so many events at Brisbane Library to entertain you?

To learn more about our apartments near Brisbane Library, contact us to schedule a tour.

 

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Join the Community Bike Ride in Boothbay Park

August 27th, 2014

Perhaps you’re looking for community events in Foster City that you can enjoy with your family or friends. An activity that is both fun and provides physical exercise, such as a bike ride, is perfect for people of most ages.

The Community Bike Ride will be on Sept. 21 at Boothbay Park. It will start at 10 a.m. and go until 1 p.m. Opt for a 2.5 mile bike ride or an 11-mile bike ride.

There will be bike and helmet safety checks along the way, free of charge. There will also be water and snacks at the half point of the bike ride and at the finish line.

Restorative yoga is also a great way to unwind either solo or with others. Fortunately, as tenants of our affluent apartments in Foster City, we have the perfect spot to practice yoga – the Zen Courtyard.

Restorative yoga is useful in training your body to handle stressful situations. The three steps to this type of yoga are relaxing your body and mind, long, deep breaths and calming your mind.

You can use various poses to bring to your mind the areas of your body that are holding tension. Then you will be able to breathe into those areas and help yourself relax.

For instance, try the legs up the wall pose. In this pose you lie flat on your back with your legs extended up a wall. This pose helps to bring the blood flow to your stomach and other intestinal organs.

Of all the community events in Foster City, you don’t want to miss the community bike ride. Make plans to attend today!

Are you looking for an affluent apartment in Foster City with amazing amenities and an ideal location? Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.

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Go Green at September Recycling Events in Foster City

August 20th, 2014

Recycling in Foster City helps keep our part of the state clean and beautiful, so it’s something many residents take pretty seriously. So seriously, in fact, that events are organized year round to make sure recyclables get where they need to go. September will see several of these events.

2014 Foster City Green Events

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E-waste Recycling: Sept. 6

Old laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic waste don’t have to end up clogging our landfills. By recycling their valuable metals and components, we can get years of further use out of obsolete electronics. Bring your old electronics to the City Hall parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for recycling.

Shred Event: Sept. 6

Protect your privacy by disposing of sensitive documents is a way that keeps them out of the hands of identity thieves. During this event, which takes place at the same time and location as the E-waste event, you can have your recyclable documents carefully shredded by machine.

Compost Giveaway: Sept. 20

Recycling in Foster City isn’t only about getting rid of your trash. At the Compost Giveaway, you’ll enjoy the benefits of being on the receiving end of recyclables. Compost is one of the most effective natural ways to give your garden a nutrient boost. Sometimes, though, the compost your household produces isn’t quite enough.

If you’d like to pick up free compost for your yard and garden, come to Boat Park between 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Bring a yard waste bag, plastic barrel, your pickup truck or other container.

Keep in mind, too, that curbside hazardous waste pickup is available year-round for consumer electronics, paint, insecticide, and other dangerous materials.

If you’re ready to move into a well-maintained, eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us.

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5K Race Near Foster City: Run with the Jets at Coyote Point

July 15th, 2014

Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting out, the opportunity to enjoy a great local race is coming up on August 17th.

The Run with the Jets includes a half-marathon and 5K race near Foster City so you can choose the distance that best suits your level of fitness or specialization.

The Run with the Jets will take place in San Mateo, with the starting lines for both races in Coyote Point Park near the “knoll”.  The course will wind through the southern side of the city, passing the marina and the Yacht club.

Since most of the race is along the water, runners will be able to stay cool and have an awesome view of the San Francisco Bay throughout the experience.

There will be water stops along the way to keep runners hydrated. Following the race, there will be a festival area where runners can enjoy post-race snacks, drinks, and other fun.

Medals will be given to all finishers, and a goody bag containing coupons and fun treats will be given to all participants. The race course will remain open for 3 1/2 hours.

If you would like to run in this race, now is the time to register. There is  cap at 2000 participants. The registration fee is $100 for the half-marathon and $45 for the 5K.

The races start at 8 am, and you can pick your number up on the day of the race at 7 am. You can also pick your packet up the day before at A Runner Mind in Burlingame.

While you’re in town for this 5K race near Foster City, remember to visit our luxury apartment community. Contact us if you’re looking for a home in the area and would like to schedule a tour.

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Summer Concerts in Foster City: Fridays Just Got Better

June 18th, 2014

Are you looking for an outdoor summer event in Foster City? If so, you are in luck. The City of Foster City Summer Concert Series is quickly approaching, and these concerts are sure to be a good time for all ages.

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The concerts are being hosted at Leo Ryan Park, which consists of 20 acres overlooking Central Lake at 650 Shell Boulevard. The location is very convenient, only one mile from our Foster City apartments. This is the perfect distance to leave the car at home, get some exercise, and walk or bike.

The concert series starts on Friday, July 11 and continues through Friday, August 15, 2014. Each Friday, the concert will take place from 6 until 8 pm.

Bands include Pure Ecstasy, Super Huey, Zebop!, TinMan, What is Hip, and Apple Z. These bands play a variety of genres, including Motown, dance, and rock music, and several of the bands are tribute bands.

You don’t want to miss out on these wonderful outdoor concerts. Make plans to go with your friends or family today.

Are you looking for a new apartment in Foster City? If so, contact us at 877-506-2678 for more information about our apartments or to tour our community.

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