September 28, 2017
S.T.E.A.M. Fest at the Library
Donate Costumes to Kids
Honor Veterans & Service Members
Pet Parade Winners
Bocce Tournament Registration
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

steamS.T.E.A.M. Fest at the Burlingame Library

Come to the Burlingame Public Library on October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. for S.T.E.A.M. Fest, a day to awaken your curiosity and spark your creativity as you make community connections with great local science, technology, engineering, art, and math organizations through presentations, workshops, and hands on activities. Following the mission of the Library, this event will be free and open to people of all ages.
costumesDonate to "Costumes for Kids"

Please consider supporting the San Mateo County Children's Fund's,  "Costumes for Kids" drive.  This program distributes Halloween costumes to hundreds of homeless, low-income, and foster youth in San Mateo County.  Learn more about the Children's Fund by clicking on this link.

Place your donations in the donation barrels at Burlingame City Hall, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The drive will end on October 13.   If a monetary donation is preferred, please make checks payable to the Children's Fund and send to 1 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA  94002.  All donations are tax deductible and a self-reporting receipt is available at the drop-off site.

What can be donated:
  • New and gently used costumes in any size - infant through adult
  • Accessories - unused face paint, scarves, glasses, etc.
What cannot be donated:
  • Wigs or masks (unless brand new)
  • Plastic guns, knives or anything that depicts violence
  • Other clothing items that are not specifically costumes
veteransHonor Veterans & Armed Forces Service Members
Submit nominations no later than November 2
The City of Burlingame invites the community to nominate a Burlingame veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces for special recognition this Veterans Day. Mayor Ortiz will present certificates of appreciation to new nominees at the November 6 City Council Meeting.  If the service member is unable to attend in person, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his/her behalf.

Please note that certificates of appreciation will be awarded to new honorees, not previously recognized at last year's meeting.
Please send an email with the following information to with "Veterans Day" in the subject line no later than Thursday, November 2. 
Your information (nominator)
Your email:
Your phone number:
Relation to nominee:
Service member information (nominee)
Phone number:
Branch of service:
Dates of service:
**Combat service, if applicable:  
petsPet Parade Winners

Photo source: Susan Monroe

Congratulations to Rick the skateboarding tortoise, who was the Grand Prize winner in the 2017 Burlingame Pet Parade! His human is Daiki Yamaguchi of Burlingame.
McKinley School won top honors (and $500) in the Best School Float contest, and Roosevelt School took second-place and received $250. The Most Unusual Animal was Mr. Big, a Polish dwarf rabbit cared for by humans Mila and Shea Mulready of Burlingame. The Best Dressed Pet was Lei, a Rottweiler-Labrador dressed as a UPS man; his human is Lei Fesaitu of Burlingame. The Most Original Group was a Wizard of Oz entry by Beatrice Burke, David Greene and their three dogs, who were dressed as a witch, Toto and flying monkeys. The Best Pet Trick was performed by Rocky, a Corgi Papillon who was an enthusiastic beggar. Rocky's human is Josh Frojelin of San Carlos.Place article copy here. Be sure to make the articles short and concise as people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs.
Bocce Tournament Registration

The Burlingame Lions Club and the Parks & Recreation Foundation are hosting a bocce tournament on Saturday, October 21 to benefit the Paloma Park Playground reconstruction project.  The tournament will be held in Washington Park and is open to the first 12 teams to register before the October 7 deadline. Click here to register or contact the Recreation Division staff at 650-558-7300. 
Registration is now open at a cost of $100 per team of four to six players.  For more information about the tournament, please contact Randy Schwartz at
EventsEvents Around Town
Peninsula Recruitment Mixer
Thursday, September 28, 6-8 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

Meet Bay Area employers face-to-face in an informal setting.  Network and  learn about important employment resources and career opportunities. Share leads with fellow job seekers. Register online for this recruitment mixer.
Diwali: Festival of Lights Celebration
Saturday, September 30, 11 a.m.
Children's Room, Burlingame Public Library
Join us for a special dance performance by Natyakshethra Arts celebrating Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights".
Candidate Forum
Wednesday, October 4, 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road
On October 4,  the League of Women Voters will be hosting a candidate forum in Burlingame.  This is an opportunity for residents to hear from the four candidates running for three open seats on City Council.  If you are unable to attend, click here to view live video of the candidate forumClick on this link for more information about the candidates running for City Council.
Draft General Plan Community Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 7-9 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

After more than two years of community input, the draft Burlingame General Plan is ready for review.  Click here to view the draft.
Mark your calendars for the evening of October 11th to join your neighbors to review the draft plan and share your thoughts. We'll be talking about land use, mobility, economic development, community health, and more.
The meeting will be an open house format, running from 7-9 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center. A short presentation on the draft General Plan will be made at 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Senior Care & Life Planning Seminar
September 30, 10-1 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City

Assembly Speaker pro Tempore, Kevin Mullen, invites the community to attend this senior care and life planning seminar to obtain the latest information, have your questions answered, learn about scams that can occur, and discuss legislation.

Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this free seminar.  No solicitations. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (650) 349-2200.
Mercy Alumnae Association Holiday Boutique at Kohl
Wednesday, November 29, 5-9 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Dr., Burlingame

The public is cordially invited to the Mercy High School Burlingame Alumnae Association's annual Holiday Boutique. More than 65 vendors will display unique holiday treasures, jewelry, clothing and decorations. There will be two docent presentations of the historic Kohl Mansion, at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The mansion formerly known as The Oaks will be decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, garlands, and decorated trees. There will be musical entertainment, and light refreshments will be available for purchase.  Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, please visit the Mercy High School website at 

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