December 7, 2017
Buy a Brick and Support Paloma Park
Holiday Crime Prevention Tips
Winter 2018 Recreation Registration

Represent Burlingame on County Board 

Be Efficient with Holiday Lights
Girls Running Coaches Needed
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

brickBuy a Brick and Support Paloma Park
Looking for a unique gift? You can order a custom-engraved brick to be placed in Paloma Park, which is being renovated after vandals destroyed the play structure. Through the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation's BUY-A-BRICK Program, you can be part of an enduring piece of Paloma Park.
crimeHoliday Crime Prevention Tips from the Burlingame Police Department
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Burlingame Police Department would like to remind citizens that you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a burglary or other crimes by following some simple crime prevention tips.
Take the following steps to avoid residential burglaries (which primarily take place during the day when homeowners are at work):
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity or subjects. Most burglars are caught because of alert neighbors calling the police when they see suspicious activity.
  • Keep your homes locked
  • Install an effective alarm system, if possible, and always use it
  • Ensure exterior home doors have a solid core or are metal
  • Use quality, heavy duty, dead bolt locks, knob-in lock sets, and strike plates
  • Use wide angel peepholes with exterior doors
  • Use secondary blocking devices on all sliding glass doors and windows
  • Block accessible windows or sliding doors and open no more than 6 inches for ventilation
  • Use highly visible alarm signs, "beware of dog" signs, or neighborhood watch signs on windows, doors, and gates
  • Use home safes, record the serial numbers of your valuables, and mark valuables with your drivers license number, when possible
  • Get to know your neighbors and be aware of suspicious activity or subjects in your neighborhood
Take the following steps to avoid car burglaries:
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity or subjects
  • Do not leave valuables in your car if at all possible (holiday packages, shopping bags, GPS devices, lap tops, tablets, cell phones, wallets, purses, briefcases, backpacks, luggage, loose change, etc.)
  • If you must leave valuables in your car, do not leave them in plain view
  • Move valuables to the trunk prior to reaching your destinations. Do not move them while in plain view of others
  • Do not leave windows/sunroof open or doors unlocked
  • Do not leave keys in your vehicle
  • Do not leave garage door openers in plain view
  • Do not leave items with personal information
  • Slow down and use common sense before you leave your car
  • Be aware of your surroundings while shopping, walking or dining out
  • Do not leave your wallet or purse unattended in a shopping cart or on the back of your chair while dining out (even for just a few seconds)

regWinter 2018 Recreation Registration

Winter 2018 Recreation Registration is taking place now! New year, new you! Click here to register for winter camps, fitness classes, art, trips, enrichment and more! Fall 2018 Village Park Preschool Registration is on page 11.
To view the 2018 Winter Activities Guide, click here. Come join the fun!
vectorRepresent Burlingame as a Member of the County Board of Trustees

The City is seeking to fill the vacant Burlingame Representative seat on the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Click here for an application and supplemental questionnaire.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at 650-558-7204.
efficientBe Efficient with Your Holiday Lights


Before you light up for the holidays check out PG&E's holiday lights summary. LED lights were found to last longer, shine brighter, use less energy, and cost less to operate (but cost more to purchase). Happy holiday lighting!


Other ways to be holiday lights efficient include setting lights on timer to turn off late at night; and using holiday d├ęcor that doesn't use electricity.

coachesRunning Coaches Needed

Girls on the Run is recruiting dedicated and enthusiastic coaches for 3-5 graders for the spring 2018 season! Volunteer coaches are needed in San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin and San Mateo counties.
The season begins February 26, 2018.  Volunteers do not need to be runners or competitive athletes in order to be successful coaches. Volunteers will serve as role models for girls by showing up prepared and on time, listening attentively, by having a positive demeanor and outlook, and by leading a healthy lifestyle! 
Girls on the Run is an after-school running program to educate and build confidence in girls in the 3rd through 5th grades. The program combines training for a 5K running event with uplifting workouts that encourage emotional, social, mental and physical development. Girls on the Run is not a typical track program as its curriculum contains 20 fun, active lessons dealing with issues such as media images, gossiping, physical health, emotional health, cooperation and community.
EventsEvents Around Town
Broadway Cheer
Friday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
On Broadway, Burlingame

Come to Broadway for a magical night presented by the Broadway Merchants and the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, share the holiday spirit and bring a toy or purchase a today for the annual toy drive sponsored by the Central County Fire Department.
Indoor Holiday Movie Series
"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
Friday, December 8 at the Burlingame Recreation Center
Concessions open at 5:30 p.m. and the m ovie will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to our Indoor Holiday Movie series! Bring a blanket and enjoy time with family and friends for a classic holiday movie shown on our inflatable indoor movie screen. The event is free and open to the public, but there will be concessions available for purchase. Our second movie of the series is "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. For more information about this special holiday movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650) 558-7308 or
Second Fridays: Art in the Library
Friday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Main Level, Burlingame Library
Join us as we welcome Roan Victor to the Burlingame Library as our featured local artist for December! She will have a botanical-influenced art project for all attendees to work on, as well. April Gee, also known as ContainHer, will be performing live music for the evening!
Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive
Sunday, December 10, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center
Join Moms Against Poverty in partnership with Central County Fire and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee for their annual Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive. This will be a day of gift wrapping donated toys for families in need these holidays. Come with your families and bring your donations, big or small! Families will be able to wrap toys together, write cards, and celebrate with the community. We hope to see you there!
An Afternoon with Author Mark Noce
Sunday, December 10, 2:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Library
Local author Mark Noce discusses the second novel in his historical fiction series set in Wales. A book signing and reception follows the talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event by Books, Inc.
Third Annual Elves Workshop (Parents' Night Out)

Thursday, December 14, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Burlingame Recreation Center


This event will be an opportunity for a "Parents Night Out" this holiday season. Parents can register their child(ren) in grades K-5. Recreation Staff along with our Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee will lead games, crafts, provide dinner and watch a movie. Finish your last minute errands while we take care of the kids! To register, click here. 

Save the Date: Burlingame's Royal Ball
January 20, 2018
Get dressed in your best outfit and prepare to dance the night away with your date. Princesses and Princes (ages 5-11) may ask anyone (over 18 years old) to accompany them as their evening companion. A great feast will be provided along with a royal Master of Ceremony and DJ as well as a photo booth! Chaperons with multiple young royals can purchase additional, discounted tickets, if needed! And remember, no one is too old for fairy tales! We hope to see you all there! Click on this link to register  The End.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
15th Annual Burlingame Chanukah Celebration!
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
240 Park Road, Burlingame (near the Apple store)
Enjoy live music, imported snow, Chanuka jelly doughnuts, selfies with the Dreidel-Mascot, hot latkes and a giant coin Menorah lighting!

Join the Tzedakah project to benefit the victims of Sonoma County and Napa fires. Bring your loose change and help build a giant coin Menorah.

This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine!
Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul's, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame
Don't miss this opportunity to hear the acclaimed Choir of St. Paul's Orchestra and Organ perform a wide selection of Christmas favorites including sections of Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas oratorio and O Holy Night.

Tickets are $30 each ($20 for students). Price includes a festive post-concert reception. Click here to purchase tickets.

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