Good evening, San Gabriel

This week, enjoy a free energizing performance by Mariachi Espectacular at Vincent Lugo Park, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy a showing of Disney-Pixar's "Coco" - all happening this Thursday.

Now, here's what's making news for the week of August 15, 2018:
Enjoy Mariachi Espectacular and "Coco" this Thursday
This Thursday, enjoy a free energizing performance by Mariachi Espectacular followed by a screening of Disney-Pixar's "Coco" - all beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park.

Our Parks After Dark program will also be at Vincent Lugo Park on August 16, offering activities and crafts. Please be sure to stop by the SGPD booth for giveaways, the New York Life booth for child ID badges and a booth with historical information about the Lugo family in San Gabriel. For food, Tepeyac Food Truck and Nomad Ice Pops will be selling delicious food and treats.

Finally, be sure to mark your calendars on August 23 for Kiki Ebsen and the Jeff Colella Quartet at the Playhouse.
Sign up your child for an after school program
Community Services' after school program is returning to your child's elementary school this year.

Beginning on August 20, children in second through fifth grade can take part in traditional fall sports, homework assistance, arts, crafts and fun activities. In addition, the sports program is available for those in third grade through fifth grade. These programs will be held at Coolidge Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Washington Elementary and Wilson Elementary School.
Take a final summer swim at Smith Park Pool this week
Come to Smith Park Pool this week for a refreshing final week of recreational swim! August 18 marks the end of the season for the public to enjoy open swim from Monday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The cost is only $1.50 for children 17 years and younger and only $2.00 for adults 18 years and older.
Purchase a Silent Sundays subscription by September 6
The Mission Playhouse's Silent Sundays film series returns next month with an expanded five film lineup!

Returning are silent favorites Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks along with some new faces to the Playhouse screen, including the legendary Lon Chaney, the talented comedic actress Colleen Moore and the star of Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail" Anny Ondra.
Ogopogo Brewing now open
San Gabriel's first brewery is now open! Started by professional baseball player Ryan Edell , Ogopogo Brewing offers several flavors that represent the unique tastes of the community, including a b londe ale, a rye pale ale, a double IPA and a porter. “I think a lot of breweries are interested in expanding,” said Edell. “That’s a good but hard model to follow, so we wanted to do the opposite by becoming hyperfocused on locals and the community.”

You can learn more about their new operating hours here.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: August 21 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
  • City Council: September 4 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • City of San Gabriel: Mariachi Espectacular on August 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Vincent Lugo Park
  • San Gabriel Library: Teen Advisory Board Meeting on August 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • San Gabriel Library: Parent-Child Workshop on August 21 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 500 South Del Mar Avenue
  • Mission Playhouse: Kiki Ebsen and the Jeff Colella Quartet on August 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse Plaza at 320 South Mission Drive
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