December 14, 2017
Holiday Collection Schedule Change
Notice of PG&E Filing
Library Foundation: Did You Know?

Spare the Air Season

HIP Housing Assistance
2018 Recreation Registration
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

wasteHoliday Waste Collection Schedule Change

pgeNotice of Preparation for an Environmental Document for the Bay Area Operations and Maintenance Activities Proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has filed an application for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Section 2081 with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Click here to view the entire Notice of Preparation (NOP).

The ITP would cover PG&E's Bay Area operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for natural gas pipelines and electric transmission and distribution lines (proposed project) and establish a comprehensive approach to avoid and minimize impacts to covered species, as well as mitigate for any impacts. O&M activities are expected to be performed primarily within PG&E's existing rights-of-way (ROWs) over the course of the 30-year permit term. The CDFW will direct the preparation of an Environmental Document (ED) under its certified regulatory program to assess the environmental effects of the ITP Application. The long-term ITP would cover O&M activities, minor new construction activities, and habitat management and enhancement activities that could affect certain species.
Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend a public scoping meeting to solicit information that will be helpful in the environmental review process. One of the two public meetings will be held at the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue, on January 8, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For more information and to view the NOP, please visit:
foundationBurlingame Library Foundation
Greetings of the Season!

- More than 1,000 people visit the Burlingame Public Library every day.
- Over 30,000 attended programs for children, teens and adults last year.
- The Burlingame Library Foundation supports 100% of the vast array of public programming for all ages and the entire e-Book collection.
The Burlingame Library Foundation's vital fundraising makes this gem of our community truly shine. The past year's activities and accomplishments are highlighted in our 2017 Annual Report. Please consider adding your sparkle with an end-of-the-year contribution to the Burlingame Library Foundation, as a gift to the entire community at large.
Special thanks to all those who have already supported the library this year with your financial contributions and volunteer hours. All donations, large and small, are greatly appreciated. Best wishes for peace and joy in the new year! Happy Holidays!
To learn more about the Burlingame Library Foundation, click on this link. The Burlingame Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Federal Tax ID #94-3220365.
airIt's Spare the Air Season
Winter is often associated with crisper cleaner air; however, winter air pollution is a real challenge in the Bay Area.  Winter air pollution is mostly caused by particulates from wood smoke burned in fireplaces, fire-pits, wood stoves, and other wood burning devices. Winter air pollution can exacerbate asthma and other illnesses for people, especially children and the elderly.
Several Winter Spare the Air alerts have been called this year. On Winter Spare the Air days it is illegal to burn any wood. You can get Spare the Air alerts by downloading the app or registering for alert phone calls at 1-800-430-1515. Always check before you burn and help keep our air clean.
house hipHIP Housing Assistance Throughout SM County

HIP Housing works as a resource to the community by providing creative, affordable solutions for low-cost housing in San Mateo County. Click here to visit their website.
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!
EventsEvents Around Town
An Evening with "Slow Medicine: The Way To Healing" Author, Victoria Sweet
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Library
In "Slow Medicine: The Way To Healing", Victoria Sweet unpacks her vision for how healing works and delves into why we must rethink how our healthcare system treats patients. Join us as she discusses her book and the conversation and experiences of effective, humane, and sustainable healing.
Indoor Holiday Movie Series
"The Muppet Christmas Carol"
Friday, December 15 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. Outside food is welcome.

Our third movie of the series is "The Muppet Christmas Carol". 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
A Time to be Jolly - A Holiday Puppet Show
Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m.
Children's Room, Burlingame Main Library
Join us as we welcome The Puppet Company Marionettes! They will be performing the most requested extravaganza that takes you on a seasonal tour of Santa's Workshop and his surrounding village. You'll meet Jack Frost, Mrs. Claus, and also take a peek at Santa's elves at play!
Winter Break Adventure Camp
Week 1: December 26-29, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Week 2: January 2-5 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Play! Art! Friendship! Create!  Enrollment for Winter Break Adventure Camp is now open!   Check out the website for more information.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!  For any questions, please email nacquisti@burlingame.orgRegister by clicking here.
Shelter Fundamentals
Taught by the American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Burlingame Recreation Center
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Networking
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Instruction

The purpose of this class is to prepare you with the essential information needed to open, organize, operate, and close a disaster shelter. Participate as an individual or bring your entire group and learn as a team and be ready to help your community when a major disaster occurs.

This workshop is free but participants must register with the Parks and Recreation Department at 650-558-7300.  Space is limited. Please register soon.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Featuring Pianist Joyce Yang in Recital
Sunday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.

One of the most thrilling performers of her generation, pianist Joyce Yang returns following her superb 2013 Kohl d├ębut to perform a solo recital of some of her favorite piano works. Yang came to international attention in 2005 when at 19 years of age, she won the Silver Medal in the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She has since performed as soloist with many of the world's great orchestras, and in recital at such halls as Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum, the Kennedy Center, Chicago's Symphony Hall, and Zurich's Tonhalle, as well as in festivals world-wide.

This non-subscription Gala Holiday Concert benefits Kohl for Kids programs, serving more than 7,500 youths annually.  Go to for tickets or call 650-762-1130.
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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