In this edition:                             March 30, 2017

Share Your Vision for Burlingame
PMA Founder Honored
Street Sweeping Schedule Update
Youth Leader in Training Program
Shred and e-Scrap Recycling Events
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

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museumPeninsula Museum of Art Founder Honored
Ruth Waters receives plaque for efforts in promoting arts

Pictured above (L to R): David Pine, Ruth Waters, Katrina Rill, Marc Hershman, and Emily Beach.

On Sunday, March 19, Katrina Rill from U.S. House Member Jackie Speier's office presented Ruth Waters, the Peninsula Museum of Art's (PMA) Founder and Executive Director, a plaque of Recognition entered into the Congressional Record by Rep. Speier. Marc Hershman also presented Ms. Waters a Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Jerry Hill. In addition, San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and Burlingame City Councilmember Emily Beach each delivered tributes to Ruth Waters at the event.

The event was a celebration of PMA's four years in Burlingame and Ms. Water's 40 years of leadership in promoting the arts and art appreciation in the Bay Area. Click here for a link to the Congressional Record.
scheduleStreet Sweeping Schedule Update
Effective April 3
Beginning April 3, the Burlingame Street Sweeping Program will return to the Spring/Summer schedule.   All streets in Burlingame, during the Spring/Summer (April-September) schedule, will be swept once every other week.  More details and a maps reflecting the sweeping schedules can be found on our city web site
youthlitYouth Leader In Training Program
2017 Applications are now available!
The City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce another summer of our Leader in Training (LIT) program. Teens can apply and will be interviewed for a chance to become an LIT. This is a volunteer position, but the hours may be applied towards community service requirements. The LIT program's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to learn leadership skills through interacting with the youth enrolled in the summer camps and aiding staff.
Last year we had over 60 LIT's for the summer. Our campers benefit immensely from the support provided by our youth leaders. There will be a mandatory training on Saturday, June 17at the Burlingame Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Applications to become an LIT are due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. For more information about the program, contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.  
shredIt's Finally Out!
2017 Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Events

The 2017 Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Events schedule is now on the RethinkWaste website at this link .
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these free events, held annually by RethinkWaste and Recology San Mateo County, on behalf of participating Member Agencies.
Bring your paper documents and confidential materials to a Shred Event for safe and secure shredding on site.  Proof of residency is required, and there is a limit of 3 standard size bankers boxes (10"x12"x15") per household.  Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.
For proper recycling, bring your old electronic items to an E-Scrap Recycling Event. Accepted items include TVs, computers, printers, monitors, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 players, DVD players, laptops and other electronics.  NO household appliances or hazardous waste will be accepted at these events.
EventsEvents Around Town
Spring Compost Give Away
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
420 Carolan Avenue (at the Parks Yard near the grandstands)

Each resident can fill two large garbage cans full of compost. Brought to you by the Burlingame Parks Division along with Recology.   For further information, please contact the Parks Division office at (650) 558-7330.  Don't forget to bring a shovel and two large garbage cans!
City Council Meeting
Monday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
New Singing Competition, Burlingame Sings
8 weeks, Mondays, April 4 - May 23, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks and Recreation Auditorium

Burlingame Sings replaces the popular Burlingame Idol, with a brand-new singing competition.  Showcase your talents by performing a Broadway "showstopper" song.  If you prefer, you can sing with your friend or friends!  There will be no age categories and past Burlingame Idol winners and finalists are invited to compete again.  Participants will audition for five weeks and at the end of the fifth week, 12 acts will be selected to perform at Burlingame Parks & Recreation's Auditorium for a cabaret-style venue on June 10, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The last three weeks will be spent polishing your acts.  The chosen 12 will also perform at Burlingame on the Avenue and possibly the Millbrae Art & Wine Fest. 
Requirement: Participants must come to all auditions prepared with a memorized song that has a CD accompaniment.  An accompanist may be provided if needed at a later date.  Entry fee is $60.  For more information, call (650) 697-6936 or email  
First Fridays is Back!
April 7 - May 5 -  June 2 -  July 7 - August 4 - September 1 - October 6 - November 3
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Avenue & Park Road and 347 Primrose Road
The Downtown Burlingame Business Improvement District (DBBID) is excited to continue First Fridays for 2017.  The first First Friday is April 7. Enjoy live music in the heart of downtown Burlingame. First Fridays is free and open to the public.
Village Park Playground
Friday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Village Park Playground, 1535 California Drive

Let's Play! Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Village Park Playground, 1535 California Drive, Burlingame. Come join the festivities!
Free, Fun Family Theater Entertainment
Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School Auditorium, 1801 Devereaux Drive, Burlingame

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is presenting two days of free theatre entertainment for the whole family.  Children, ages 5-11, will be entertaining through songs, dance and acting both days.  

 "Broadway Kids", a group of 25 children, will perform songs from Gypsy, Annie, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.   Following "Broadway Kids", 35 talented students will act, sing and dance their way through Music Man Kids, with "76 Trombones" and "Shipoopie".
These performances are sponsored by the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's after school enrichment classes. They are free and open to the public. No tickets required.  For more information, e-mail or call 650-697-6936.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Town Hall: Plans for Peninsula Wellness Community
Tonight! 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Peninsula Health Care District Offices at 1819 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame

Peninsula Health Care District is holding a town hall meeting to discuss plans for the District's Peninsula Wellness Community.  The Peninsula Wellness Community will be located in the area between Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Marco Polo Way. It will include senior housing, health support across generations, working spaces for professionals, and neighborhood open space.
Museum Exhibit
Sunday, April 2, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Station Museum, 290 California Drive

Did you know that  prominent writer Shirley Jackson was a Burlingame resident and based the thriller "Road Through the Wall," on life in Burlingame?

Learn about these, and other fun historical tidbits in our new exhibit!
Peninsula Girls Chorus Auditions
Saturday, April 22 by appointment

The Peninsula Girls Chorus (PGC), a place where girls have found their voices since 1994, will be holding spring auditions on April 22 for all girls ages 6-18.  No previous choral experience is necessary.  PGC currently serves over 230 singers in 6 different choir levels and was chosen by CBS news as one of the top choirs on the Peninsula.  To schedule an audition appointment or for more information about PGC's program, please visit our website at You can schedule an audition appointment online or call our office at (650) 347-6351. 
Spring Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bunny Rec Swim 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Burlingame Aquatic Club, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame

Join Burlingame Aquatic Club for a Spring Easter Egg Hunt with prizes. The event will take place in the warm water training pool (temp 88). Make sure to stay for the Bunny Rec swim.  Price is $5.  The fee includes the Rec Swim until 4:30 p.m.
Grassroots Advocacy 101
Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road
Many people are tired and confused by all the requests to sign petitions, make phone calls and attend rallies. The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame has invited a professional advocacy trainer to teach people skills and introduce them to tools that will help them use their time effectively and efficiently to influence policy makers regarding the topic of their choosing.
Admission is free, but reservations are required in advance by emailing Everyone attending the program will be eligible for a free raffle prize. Those who cannot attend the April 12 program who are interested in a half-day training session that may be offered in early summer should also email

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