In this edition:                                         April 28, 2016

SFGate Recognizes Library
City's Waste Services
Tree Trimming Program
Events Around Town
Community Corner

Link to Full City Calendar 

sfgateSFGate Recognizes Burlingame Public Library
One of the Bay Area's "most beautiful" libraries

SFGate has named the Burlingame Public Library as one of the Bay Area's most beautiful libraries!  But what's a little beauty when you are all around awesome! Our innovative and creative library and staff host amazing events for adults and children alike ranging from adult coloring, small business seminars, homework help, story times, live music, movies and most recently, a mobile outreach bike!   Subscribe to the library's various newsletters and never miss another great event!
wasteCity's Waste Services
Are you happy?

The City would like to understand your satisfaction with our waste collection services waste. Let us know what you think about recycling, composting, and other waste services. Please go online and complete the survey .
trimCity Tree Trimming Program
Annual rotating grid pruning currently underway

The Burlingame Parks Division Tree Crew is currently trimming City street trees on the 1300, 1400, and 1500 blocks between Easton and Adeline from Alvarado to Vancouver. The trimming is part of our annual rotating grid pruning program. The program was initiated several years ago, and our goal is to trim or inspect every tree within the specified grid. The intent of the City is to trim so that the tree will not need to be trimmed for another 4-5 years.

The type of basic work that will be seen on some common trees is listed below:
  • Liquidambars - deadwood removed, raised and thinned
  • Magnolias- thinned, all deadwood removed
  • Camphors - raised, thinned, deadwood removed
  • Evergreen Pears - deadwood removed, shaped
  • Flowering Plums - deadwood removed, raised
  • Sycamores - trimmed by city contractor- height reduced and deadwood removed
  • Young trees - re-staked and pruned to establish correct growth habits
If you are interested in learning more about City tree management policies and procedures, you can locate them on the City website under Park and Recreation page.
EventsEvents Around Town
Streets Alive! Parks Alive!
Sunday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On Park Road (between Burlingame Ave and Howard Ave.)

The annual event celebrates being outside, parks, and healthy outdoor activity. Enjoy the day, held in conjunction with the Burlingame Farmer's Market, in Downtown Burlingame on Park Avenue at Howard Avenue. There will be live music from Liquid Rock, a bounce house, class demonstrations, fun activities, and a great opportunity to learn more about parks and recreational activities in Burlingame. Pick up some environmental education and decorate reusable tote bags to shop with at the farmers market at the event's Earth Day table.
Burlingame Chamber Fresh Market is Back
Thursdays beginning May 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The popular mid-week market is BACK! Come out on Thursday, May 5 at 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Park Road and Burlingame Avenue to shop the best of California's local produce and custom food products, including your favorite Organic fruits, nuts and vegetables from San Mateo County farmers
Downtown Burlingame Sidewalk Sale
Friday-Sunday, May 6-8
Visit participating shops on Park, Primrose, Howard, Donnelly, Chapin, California and Burlingame Avenue

Visit the downtown Burlingame sidewalk sale and get great deals on apparel, clothes, accessories, gifts, stationary, toys, books and more! Buki the Clown and Oliver Twist (ballon artist) will be under the pergola on Burlingame Avenue and Park Road from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Book & Author Luncheon
Saturday, May 7
10:00 a.m. Boutique Shopping
12:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Author Luncheon
Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae
The Burlingame Library Foundation's Annual Book and Author Luncheon is right around the corner!   There is still plenty of time to participate in the online auction where the Foundation will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for the library.
Community Open House
Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center
Mark your calendars for the Envision Burlingame Community Open House on Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at the Burlingame Recreation Center!
This is the second community workshop for this project and is an opportunity to share your ideas for the future of our community. The City is seeking your feedback on options for how our City may evolve. Visit for more info and keep your eye out for an online questionnaire .
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Open House & Resource Event
April 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County Veteran Services Office, 400 Harbor Blvd, Bldg B, Belmont

Drop in to San Mateo County's first Veterans Open House and Resource Event.  If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, don't miss the opportunity to connect with agencies that are dedicated to serving you! Learn about education, employment, VA benefits, and other opportunities! BBQ lunch hosted by American Legion and Central Peninsula Church. 
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.  (Master Class at 5:00; Pre-concert talk at 6:00 p.m.)
Kohl Mansion

Music at Kohl Mansion's 33rd season closes on a glorious note with a concert of piano trios by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Mendelssohn performed by the elegant  Trio con Brio Copenhagen, an ensemble whose return visits to Music at Kohl from its Danish home never fail to draw raves. Having won most of the international prizes for piano trio since its inception in 1999, the Trio con Brio Copenhagen is in constant world-wide demand and enjoys an intensive international touring schedule.
Complimentary post concert Meet-the-Artists reception following concert.Tickets/Info: 650.762.1130 or Contact or (650) 762-1130 for more information or to be added to mailer list.
WamJam - Washington Elementary Family Festival
Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
801 Howard Avenue, Burlingame
Join your Burlingame friends and neighbors at Washington Elementary School's annual spring family festival!  There will be rides and games for all ages including Laser Tag, Spider Mountain, and Vertical Rush for school aged kids and Frog Hop, Duck Pond and Bean Bag Toss for the little ones.  Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, hair braiding and a live DJ.  Local food trucks, Canasta Kitchen, Whisk on Wheels, Cluck It Up and Cookies n' Cream, will be there for food and refreshments.  
"Skyline" and "Village Scenes"
Sunday, May 8 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Exhibit Opening Event)
Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive

The Peninsula Museum of Art  is pleased to announce a May 8 Opening Event and Exhibit: Rod Titus - "Skyline" - Paintings and Drawings and Fortune Sitole - "Village Scenes" - Mixed-Media Paintings. The exhibit will run May 8 through July 10, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free. 
The Peninsula Museum of Art is a nonprofit visual arts organization housing four exhibit galleries, a children's art program, a library resource center, and a gift shop.  We relocated from Belmont to our beautiful Burlingame location in 2013.  PMA also houses a complex of working artist studios, where 29 visual artists work and exhibit their creations in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and fiber art.
Please visit the Museum in person or online at  or on Facebook and Twitter.  
Burlingame Summer Swim Team
6 week season begins June 20th

Burlingame Aquatic Club Summer Swim Team is a fun and educational environment where your child will learn the basics of competitive swimming! Our season is 6 weeks long, beginning June 20th, and we will have the opportunity to compete each week of the summer with our teams in the area.

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