Good evening, San Gabriel

Dumpling and Beer is quickly approaching! This year, BuzzFeed's Steven Lim will be hosting the main event. In addition, be sure to view a list of beer and dumpling vendors that will be appearing on October 4 by clicking here.

In addition, if you have a large or bulky item, be sure to dispose of it at our next bulky item drop-off event on October 13. Click here for details.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of September 19, 2018:
City Council approves purchase of six sewer smart covers
By a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the purchase of six SmartCover monitoring systems for the City’s sewage system. At the moment, the City owns and maintains over 70 miles of sewer mains. Under state and federal law, sewer lines must be regularly cleaned and repaired to prevent sanitary sewer overflows.

You can read more about this and other items in our wrap-up of the September 18 City Council meeting.
New details announced for Dumpling & Beer Fest
As we approach this year's Dumpling and Beer Fest on October 4 in the Mission District, we now have a list of confirmed dumpling and beer vendors for this year's event! From Korean-style dumplings to vegan options, this year's festival features a wide variety of dumplings for you to taste. BuzzFeed's Steven Lim will also be serving as the host of our event.

In addition, we also have several breweries that will be on hand for those who purchase our unlimited beer tasting wristbands.
Free workshop, Ramona & Jugalbandi at the Playhouse
The Playhouse will be hosting the second of a series of free workshops from the San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre titled "Character Creation" on September 20 at 6:00 p.m.

In addition, the Playhouse will host Jugalbandi on September 22 at 7:00 p.m. The show showcases the rich tapestry of India's musical arts, uniting the Hindustani musical tradition of the North and the Carnatic of the South.

Finally, "The Story of Ramona" will have its final performance on September 23.
Register now for the 43rd annual Turkey Trot
Pre-registration is now available for the 43rd annual Turkey Trot on November 17 at Vincent Lugo Park! This year's event features a 10K and 5K run, a 5K walk and a 1K kids' run. New for this year: a costume contest for registered participants.

Register by October 19 to save!
Community clean-up event October 13
Bring your bulky items and electronic waste to our Bulky Item and Electronic Waste Community Clean-Up on October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Public Works located at 917 East Grand Avenue.

We'll be taking furniture, rugs, mattresses, appliances, televisions, printers, computers, power cords and other electronic devices.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: October 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center: Preschool Enrollment for 2.9 to 5 Years Old (call Brenda Rincon at 626.286.2144 for information on tuition)
  • San Gabriel Library: Teen Advisory Board on September 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 500 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Historical Association: Dedication: Judge Wilson Jail House on September 22 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at 546 West Broadway
  • San Gabriel Library: Danza Azteca Xochiphilli on September 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Valley Humane Society: Fundraising Event on September 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Irwindale Speedway, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale
  • San Gabriel Library: Meditation Workshop Series on September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • City of San Gabriel: 411 with the Chief on October 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
  • City of San Gabriel: Dumpling and Beer Fest on October 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Mission District
  • City of San Gabriel: Bulky Items & Electronic Waste Community Clean-Up on October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 917 East Grand Avenue
  • La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center: Annual Fundraising Dinner (call Lisa Gutierrez-Correa for tickets at 626.286.2144) on October 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel
  • San Gabriel Mission High School: Pumpkin Patch Fest on October 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mission High School Sports Field
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