Good evening, San Gabriel

Late last week, the City received notice that it was the recipient of the latest KaBOOM! project for a new playground at Smith Park! Please join us tonight at the Asian Youth Center at 232 West Clary Avenue for a chance to help design San Gabriel's next playground. Our Design Day begins at 5:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. Please come by and share your thoughts!

Now, here's what's making news for the week of January 23, 2019:
Help up design and build a new playground at Smith Park
The City of San Gabriel is happy to announce that we are building a new playground at Smith Park with the assistance of the Asian Youth Center, The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! – but we need your help!

On March 14, 2019 we will build a great new place for kids to play at San Gabriel’s very own Smith Park in a single day. But first, we will kick off the project at Design Day on January 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Asian Youth Center. Here, San Gabriel community members will select our playground components based on designs from San Gabriel’s kids.
"Ella Cinders" at the Playhouse January 27
Next up in the Playhouse's Silent Sundays series is "Ella Cinders," featuring silent film star Colleen Moore on January 27!

"Full of the laughs that reach your heart," the 1926 film is adapted from the popular comic strip loosely based on the Cinderella story. Accompanying the film on the Playhouse's 1924 Wurlitzer pipe organ is Mark Herman.
San Gabriel Educational Foundation holds fundraiser February 21 at Ogopogo Brewing
The San Gabriel Educational Foundation is holding a "Toast to the Future" community party on February 21 at Ogopogo Brewing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join friends and community members for laughter, music, food and fun in support of San Gabriel's public schools.
New talent and entertainment announced
for Lunar New Year
As we approach the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on February 16, we're happy to welcome Katherine Ho, Run River North, the Alan Chan Moo-Sic Orchestra and the Immortals Awaken Lion Troupe to our festival!

Be sure to follow our event page for more information and be sure to RSVP to receive further updates!
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: February 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • San Gabriel Library: Mosquito Invasion: Protect Yourself on January 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • City of San Gabriel: 411 with the Chief on February 6, 2019 at City Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • San Gabriel Educational Foundation: Toast to the Future Community Party on February 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 864 Commercial Avenue
  • La Casa de San Gabriel: Casino Night Fundraiser on March 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at La Casa de San Gabriel
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