May 3, 2018
Bike to Work Day on May 10
Free Sprinklers Correction
Leadership Class 2018
Recycling Etc. Questions Answered
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

bikeBike to Work Day on May 10

Our favorite day of the year is next week - Bike To Work Day! Whether you already commute by bike or want to test it out for a day, grab your bike and ride to work or transit on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Make sure to stop by an energizer station to pick up snacks and free goodies - here's a list of energizer stations including one at Burlingame Caltrain Station.
Bike to Work day is also the perfect time to try a LimeBike,  Burlingame's pilot bike sharing program.
sprinklerFree Sprinklers Correction

Burlingame's Free Sprinkler program is ending this summer. Sign up today to receive up to 25 free water efficient sprinklers for your lawn. Our program was mistakenly not listed on the website last month, but it's back on for those who would like to try and sign up again (we apologize for the inconvenience!).
leadershipLeadership Class of 2019
Applications now being accepted through May 11, 2018

Learn skills and develop relationships that will help you make a positive impact on yourself and your community. Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Hillsborough ("Leadership")  is a program that develops future leaders through a unique program that combines leadership skills training and in-depth interactions with the movers and shakers of San Mateo County.  
Leadership provides individuals from business, civic and nonprofit sectors with a framework for engagement in the communities of San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough, as well as San Mateo County at large. Participants develop a knowledge base and establish relationships with community leaders representing numerous sectors and issues.  It's a unique opportunity to interact with our police and fire chiefs, school superintendents, nonprofit CEOs and elected officials. For more than 25 years, the program has developed, engaged, empowered and connected leaders for positive community impact. 
Leadership alumni have gone on to hold public office, head nonprofits and advance their business careers.  Where will Leadership take you? Click here to learn more. 
recyclingRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Can empty medical inhaler units be recycled? 
Since inhalers are made of mixed materials - plastic and metal - they cannot be recycled and have to go in the garbage. Recology recommends checking whether the inhaler manufacturers have a recycling return program.

What about old prescription medicines? 
Expired or no longer needed medications should be taken to a medicine disposal kiosk. Kiosks are located at the Burlingame Police Station and Walgreens. To drop off medications put prescription or over the counter pills in a bag and deposit in the kiosk. Plastic pill containers can be recycled. Liquid medicine, creams and gels should be deposited in their original packaging.

Can I start a composting service if I live in an apartment building? 
Individual residential units may start a composting service, but its best to encourage the building owner to start composting for the entire building. Composting services cost less than garbage services, so the owner may find cost savings in composting. Contact Recology at 650-598-8239.
Send your recycling questions to Find past questions and answers  here; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here.
EventsEvents Around Town
Thursday Fresh Market Season is Back. Begins Today!
Today, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Park Rd. at Burlingame Ave.

Every Thursday through October.
First Fridays are Back!
Friday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Burlingame

The Downtown Burlingame Improvement District (DBID) will bring FREE, LIVE music to Downtown Burlingame.

Bands will play "Under the Pergola" at the intersection of Burlingame Avenue and Park Road from  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Be sure to stop by as we have a great lineup for you!  And remember to swing by the Burlingame Library as well! They will be having free refreshments on these evenings. 
Last Chance to Register for Bocce Tournament to Benefit Parks
Registration Closes Friday, May 4

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Center, together with the Lions Club, will be hosting a bocce tournament to benefit Burlingame parks. 

The event is on Saturday, May 12.  Check in is at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. Registration closes Friday, May 4.

There will be prizes for top finishers.  Teams of 4-6 players may register for a fee of $100 per team and space is limited to the first 12 teams to register. 

For more information, go to
Burlingame Library First Friday Art Series
Friday May 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, A/V Room

Join us as we celebrate Jason Moore's photography at First Friday! He will present a collection of his work, possibly spin some records, and host an interactive activity. Local artist Alyssa Bivins will also have a table of her work for display and sale!
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Lbrary
The Burlingame Main Library is giving away free comics this Saturday in honor of Free Comic Book Day!  We will have a photo booth and an interactive giant comic art project.  There will also be Star Wars bingo in the Lane Room at 2:00 p.m. for the whole family! 
Annual Streets Alive Parks Alive Event
Sunday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Park Rd., Burlingame

The annual Streets Alive Parks Alive event is taking place this Sunday! The event will be an extension of the Sunday Fresh Market in Burlingame on Park Road. There will be live music from The Riptides and feature a bounce house, class demonstrations, and city information tables. For additional information please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 650-558-7300.
Celebrate Earth Day (at Streets Alive Event)
Sunday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Park Rd. (between Burlingame Ave. and Howard Ave.)

The City of Burlingame will be hosting an Earth Day themed table at the City's  Street's Alive event on Sunday, May 6 

Stop by the family friendly event and enjoy live music, face painting, and inspiring Earth Day crafts and games.
Public Meeting: Feasibility of East-West Public Shuttle
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Burlingame City Hall, 501 Primrose Rd.

On Thursday, May 10, the Traffic Safety and Parking Commission (TSPC) will continue the discussion regarding the feasibility of an east-west public shuttle.  The TSPC is seeking additional community input about the necessity of this shuttle, as well as input on some alternative routes.  Click here after 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 4,  to access the agenda packet, including maps showing the alternative routes and a copy of the meeting notice
Lawn Be Gone: Attractive Turf Alternatives
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Rd.

Join award-winning horticulturist Frank Niccoli to explore the benefits of replacing your thirsty lawn with attractive turf alternatives that require far less maintenance and save you money and water. Admission is free. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and cosponsored by the City of Burlingame and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency.  For more information about CEC,visit or email
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
San Mateo County Gun Buyback
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1402 Maple St., Redwood City

This event will allow anyone to anonymously surrender firearms and receive cash payment of $100 for each handgun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 for assault style rifles. 
"Now...And Then" Exhibit
First Sunday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed in July)
Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum, in the Railroad Station, 290 California Dr.

Is Burlingame a city in transition, or not? Come see the new photo presentation featuring dozens of recently acquired images at the Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum.
Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride
Sunday, June 10
Event: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Street Closures: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION in front of Burlingame Main Library
Register online:

The 15th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, hosted by Peninsula Velo Cycling Club, will be held in downtown Burlingame near the Burlingame Main Library on Sunday, June 10.  

This unique athletic event is designed for children ages 12 and under.  Join hundreds of children, riding like champions, on an enclosed downtown course and p edal to the finish line to thunderous applause.  Raise money for cancer programs in our community by collecting pledges for the LIVE STRONG  Foundation.   Every child is a champion!  All participants receive a medal, goody bag, and a FrütStix frozen pop.

The race course will be closed to car traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parking will also not be allowed on course streets from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In the interest of safety, illegally parked cars will be towed. Please park all vehicles outside the race course the night before. Click here to view the race course map.
Course marshals will be available during the event in case of emergency. Shops and restaurants are open for business, and course marshals will assist pedestrian traffic at crossings. The parking lot behind Copenhagen Bakery is open and includes handicapped spaces. Access to this lot is at Lorton Ave. Please come and enjoy the events. For more information visit  

View the gallery and  event flyer.
Do You Have a Child Who Loves to Sing?  Join the Choir School this Fall!  

The St. Paul's Choir School (est. 2007) includes four choirs for girls and boys in grades K - 12. Based in the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) chorister training program, the Choir School experience develops each child's musicianship to the fullest, and also nurtures invaluable life skills of teamwork, leadership, discipline, and self-confidence.  The boy and girl Choristers (grades 3-8) of the Choir School rehearse weekly with adults and teens as the Choir of St. Paul's, a unique intergenerational experience.  The Choir of St. Paul's represented St. Paul's in a week-long residency at Gloucester Cathedral, England in July 2017 and in the Bay Area at Grace Cathedral, the Carolands, and Stanford University Memorial Church. In June 2018, they have been invited to sing with the cathedral choir at Trinity Cathedral, Portland.

Contact Dr. Susan Jane Matthews, Director of Music, this spring for more information about joining the Choir School this fall at

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