Summer is here. . .
First of all Congratulations to all the graduates out there! Whether graduating from pre-school, elementary, junior high, high school, college, graduate, professional, or certificate/program - these milestones of accomplishments are reason to celebrate. Way to go!
Now that the lazy days of summer have finally arrived, here are a number of local events and programs that I hope you will check out for some family summertime fun. Where possible, I have included a link for further information:
Summer Concert Series in the Park
This year's series begins July 11. Bring the whole family, your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and enjoy this super popular concert series. No time to cook? Central Park BBQ will have delicious foods to purchase. Be sure to arrive early as the parking gets filled quickly!
Fremont Skate Park Now Opened
The Skate Park is officially opened and has been teeming with skateboard enthusiasts who have waited patiently forthis state of the art skate park board to be built. The park features unique custom designed ramps, bowls, and street courses.
Professional skateboarding legend, Jordan Richter will be hosting a world class lesson and skateboarding camp program. Get ready to enjoy the freedom of rolling, turning, and catching air at the new Fremont Skatepark!
Affordable Family Fun is just a splash away at our ever popular Aqua Adventure Waterpark! Here is a fun way to enjoy a wet and wild splish splash beautiful day! Be sure to check out the special Family Friday Nights featuring water fun, family games, and $1.50 hot dog specials - this is a bargain not to be missed!
The City of Fremont has an extensive list of summer classes and camps for children of all ages. The Summer Recreation Guide is chock full of wonderful classes ranging from all types of sports - swimming, gymnastics, golf, soccer to dance, tiny tots, boating, music, fitness and so much more. These classes encourage Creating Community through People, Parks & Programs.
Please take advantage of these
exceptional programs offered to keep our kids happy, healthy, and well.
East Bay Trail Challenge
Sign up for this popular self-guided hiking program and enjoy your Regional Parks at the same time! The Trails Challenge program is self-paced and designed to get people fit and into the great outdoors by exploring the East Bay Regional Park District's 65 parklands. They are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this very popular program.
I have done this East Bay Regional Park Trail Challenge forthe past several years and have enjoyed the beauty and uniqueness of each park and trail that we have hiked!
Parade President Jesse Schaa
Our traditional 4th of July Parade, hosted this year by the Niles Business Association, will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. with a parade route that will travel Fremont's Developing Downtown District. This year Lyanne Melendez of KGO ABC News Channel 7 will be the Grand Marshall and recently retired Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler will be the Honorary Grand Marshall. Please join me and thousands of spectators as we share in the excitement of star spangled floats, specialty units, marching bands, and guest celebrities.
This year's theme, United We Stand, promises to be a real crowd pleaser.
National Night Out 2013 is an annual nationwide event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity; raise crime prevention awareness; and develop partnerships between the City and the Community.
This year the City-Wide Celebration will include Neighborhood Crime Watch Groups, CERT members, Homeowners Associations, and other Neighborhood groups interested in celebrating and strengthening their neighborhood connections.
I will be visiting a number of Neighborhood parties and look forward to visiting with our residents. Registration runs throughJuly 26
either online at www.FremontPolice.org
Alameda County Library
At last, summer vacation is finally here! Now, there are loads of ways to spend your 3 months off, but participating in this year's Summer Reading Program has to be one of the best ways to use that time. As a kid, this was one of my most favorite summertime activity and playing the game made it even more fun. Sign your kids up now and explore the wonders and adventure of reading.
The Alameda County Sheriffs in conjunction with the Alameda County Library will be sponsoring Dig Deep Farms
Pop Up Market every Wednesday Noon to 4 p.m.
Fremont Main Library-on the front lawn. 2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont.
Fresh healthy fruits and vegetables grown locally will be available for purchase.
We recently approved our 2013-2014 City Budget and allocated funds to begin opening Fremont Main Library on Sundays. This was a very important unmet needs that we were committed to funding, once the economy began to improve. Sunday hours will likely begin just as our students start school in September. Stay tuned for more updates on this important community benefit.
Once again, Ohlone Performing Arts has a full array of summer entertainment from movie screenings to live theater productions to musicals. Nestled in the Fremont Hills, the Ohlone College Amphitheater stadium is the perfect way to enjoy an evening performance under the starlit skies. Be sure to bring a blanket, as the evenings get chilly. This is one of my favorite summer activities, enjoying our local talent.
Fremont Festival of the Arts
August 3-4, 2011
2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the Festival of the Arts- 30 Years of Fun in the Sun! The first festival was held in 1983 and is the largest free two-day street festival west of the Mississippi with an attendance over 385,000 and over 700 artisans and vendors. There is something for everyone - Kids City, Wine Garden, Live Music, Gourmet Foods, Wine, and so much more. Take the entire Family out to experience thisFremont summer tradition!
As you can see there are lots of activities and events to check out this summer. I hope to see you there! Don't forget to drink lots of water and wear plenty of sunscreen!