In this edition:                             December 8, 2016

Senior Activites Committee
Winter Reading
Tree Trimming
Pershing Park Swings
Food For Fines
Recreation Registration
Winter Weather Preparedness Burlingame Library Book Sale
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
seniorcommitteeSenior Activities Committee
Applications are due tomorrow!

We want your input! A new Senior Activities Committee is being formed.  The committee will be responsible for the sharing of ideas and resources to improve the offerings for seniors, in addition to acting as a liaison between the Parks and Recreation Department and seniors in the community to promote activities and events. For more information or an application, please contact Recreation Coordinator, Corrie Fuhrman, at (650) 558-7310 or cfuhrman@burlingame.org .  Applications are due by Friday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
winterreadingWinter Reading
Burlingame Public Library
 
Join the Winter Reading Program at the Burlingame Public Library!  Open to all ages, the program will run until January 14.  Simply read for 15 days throughout the holiday break and mark a snowflake in your reading log for each day you read.  Bring back your reading log and receive a raffle ticket for each five days of reading.  There will be six chances to win prizes! Pick up your log today at the Main Library or Easton Branch!
treetrimmingTree Trimming
On Easton Drive - from El Camino Real to Vancouver Avenue

Beginning Monday, December 12 the Eucalyptus trees on Easton Drive from El Camino Real to Vancouver Avenue will be trimmed by the City's tree contractor, Bay Area Tree Specialist.
If you have any questions please contact the Parks Division at (650) 558-7330.
pershingPershing Park
Swings Temporarily Removed

During a routine safety inspection of the Pershing Playground, it was determined that the surfacing underneath the swing apparatus is in need of repairs. The swings have been temporarily removed while we evaluate necessary repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at (650) 558-7330 should you have any questions.
foodfinesFood for Fines
Clear fines and help others
 
Clear library fines while providing food for those in need!  From now until the end of the year, bring in non-perishable food items to the Burlingame Library and get your library fines cleared.  Fines must be from items belonging to participating libraries.  All food collected will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
recregRecreation Registration
Happing now!

Winter 2017 Recreation Registration is taking place now! New year, new you! Click here to register for fitness classes, art, trips, enrichment and more! Fall 2017 Village Park Preschool Registration is on page 9.
To view the Winter Activities Guide click here. Come join the fun!
adventurecampWinter Break Adventure Camp
Fun for kids, helpful for parents!

Recreation Department's Winter Adventure Camp today! Campers will enjoy an abundance of art projects, entertaining games, meeting new friends, and winter themed fun! Winter Break Camp offers parents child care from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Full week or day-at-a-time registration is available. Contact the Burlingame Recreation Center for more information or visit www.burlingame.org/rec .
winterweatherprepWinter Weather Preparedness
The rainy season is here!

Residents are urged to prepare by following the recommendations below:
  • Clear drains, rain gutters and downspouts of debris.
  • Trim trees and landscaping as needed to ensure that branches and limbs are clear of your structure and clear from overhead power lines. (Contact PG&E if trees have grown over or around power lines on your property.) 
  • Inspect your roof for any signs of damage or needed repairs. Make arrangements for the repairs before water starts to leak inside your property.
  • Stabilize slopes on your property to prevent mud and landslides. 
  • Secure outdoor furniture and other loose items from causing damage during periods of heavy winds.
  • Use sand bags in areas known for flooding around your property.
Residents can pick up sandbags at the Sandbag Station located near the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and California Drive. The station is self-service. There is a limit of 15 sand bags per address.
booksaleBurlingame Library Book Sale
Everything is under three dollars!
 
The holidays are fast approaching and the bookstore at the main branch of the library is a good place to purchase a gift for the readers in your life. Operated by the Library Foundation, all proceeds directly benefit the Burlingame libraries. Adult fiction, children's picture books, young adult, biographies, travel, history, finance, health, self-help, the arts, cookbooks, cd's, dvd's, and audiobooks are just some of what's available. Everything is under three dollars. 
 
Also, your book, dvd, and cd donations are always welcome. Just bring them to the information desk at the entrance to the library. Large donations may also be scheduled for pick-up.
 
Sign-up for the LibraryAware Newsletter that will keep you up to date on the latest library news and events by clicking here or go to the information desk the next time you visit the main branch of the library.
EventsEvents Around Town
Broadway Cheer
Friday, December 9 from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
On Broadway
 
The Broadway Merchants and the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce invite you to come and share the holidays on Broadway. The Central County Fire Department will be hosting its annual Holiday Toy Drive.  Please bring a toy or purchase a toy on Broadway and come enjoy the local holiday music.
Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive
Sunday, December 11 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Join Moms Against Poverty in partnership with Central County Fire and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee for the Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive event. This will be a day of gift wrapping donated toys for families in need these holidays. Come with your families and bring your donations, big or small! Families will be able to wrap toys together, write cards, and celebrate with the community. We hope to see you there!
2nd Annual Elves Workshop
Tuesday, December 13 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

This event will be an opportunity for a "Parents Night Out" this holiday season. Parents can register their child(ren) in grades K-5. Recreation Staff, along with our Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee, will lead games, crafts, provide dinner and watch a movie. Finish your last minute errands while we take care of the kids! To register, click here.
Holiday Lunch and Movie (55+)
Wednesday, December 14 at Noon
Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Ave
 
The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join them for a holiday celebration including lunch and a movie on Wednesday, December 14th.  Lunch will be served at Noon, and the movie "White Christmas" will begin at 1:00 p.m. The event is free with RSVP to (650) 558-7300.
Princess Dance - Save the Date
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks and Recreation

Save the Date for the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department's first Princess Dance!
Once Upon A Time, in the City of Burlingame, there was a Princess Dance event and all were invited! Get dressed in your best outfit and prepare to dance the night away with your handsome date. Dads, granddads, guardians or special friends are welcome to accompany princesses ages 5-11 years old. A great feast will be provided along with a royal Master of Ceremony and DJ, there will even be a photo booth! Dads with multiple princesses can purchase additional, discounted tickets, if needed! And remember, no one is too old for fairy tales! We hope to see you all there! The End. Click here to register
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

Music at Kohl Mansion Holiday Gala
December 18 at the Kohl Mansion in the great hall
2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame

The Aulos Ensemble with Julianne Baird, soprano presents A Baroque Holiday. The mansion is festively decorated to put you in the holiday spirit and ready for you to enjoy some baroque classics as well as traditional carols.
 
Among Music at Kohl's most beloved traditions is the annual holiday concert. This year, it welcome back New York's famed Aulos Ensemble. Aulos Ensemble. Founded in 1973, is one of America's first "original instrument" ensembles, and its accomplishments over the past four decades have made it one of today's pre-eminent early music interpreters. Aulos will be joined by soprano Julianne Baird, distinguished American baroque specialist hailed by The New York Times as a "national artistic treasure".
This non-subscription Gala Holiday Concert benefits Kohl for Kids programs, serving more than 7,500 youths annually. For information and tickets visit www.musicatkohl.org or call (650) 762-1130.

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