In this edition:                                 July 28, 2016

Sawyer Camp Trail Closures
Spare the Air Days
Adult Kickball League
Composting Class
Events Around Town
Community Corner

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sawyercampSawyer Camp Trail
More temporary, weekday closures along sections of trail August - October

Monday through Friday, August 1 through October 28, a mid-section of the Sawyer Camp Trail, from approximately mile 1-1/4 to mile 3-1/2 (by the Jepson Laurel), will be temporarily closed on weekdays for public safety during tree removal to complete the preparation for habitat restoration.
The trail will be fully open on weekends and holidays. 
Though the trail will be closed to through traffic on weekdays, it will remain open for approximately 1-1/4 miles from the south entrance at Crystal Springs Road, and for 2-1/2 miles from the north entrance at Hillcrest. Bicyclists wanting through access should use alternative routes during this period. 
This work includes the physical removal of approximately 22 acres of non-native invasive trees that have choked out and displaced the original watershed forests.  It is part of a long-term project throughout the watershed to bring back and maintain about 180 acres of native oak woodland and grassland habitats, and the diversity of plant and wildlife species that depend on them.
Please contact (866) 973-1476;; or with any questions or for project updates. To view the printed notices distributed at the trail entrances, please click here. Thank you for your patience and support!
airSpare the Air Days
Drive less and reduce energy use

Summer is Spare the Air season and several Spare the Air days have been in effect this month. Spare the Air days forecast unhealthy air quality days due to high levels of smog - generally on days with hot temperatures and little wind. The best thing to do on Spare the Air days is to drive less and reduce energy use. Some ideas:
  • Take transit, bike, walk, or carpool to work and activities
  • Avoid gas powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers
  • Avoid using household appliances during peak day hours
For more information visit
kickballAdult Kickball League
Coming this fall!

The summer heat has us thinking of ways to cool off while still having fun in the sun. The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that coming this fall, we will be offering an Adult Kickball League at Washington Park. Game play will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the small field. The co-ed kickball league is offered on Wednesday nights starting on September 28. Registration is by team only; however, individual players may fill out a free agent form, but are not guaranteed to be placed on a team.
A maximum of 8 teams is permitted per league. The teams can have a minimum of 8 with a maximum of 11 players. This is a low-key recreational league with focus on fun and exercise. Players aged 18 and over and interested in playing some kickball and having fun and getting some frustration out are encouraged to join. For more information contact Nicole Rath at or (650) 558-7308. Registration deadline is Friday, September 16.
compostFree Class Teaches How to Compost
Offered by the Citizen Environmental Council of Burlingame

You can learn how to turn your food scraps, leaves and plant cuttings into nutrient-rich compost at the next free program offered by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. You'll even get to see live worms munching away in a see-through demonstration bin.
Experts from San Mateo County's Office of Sustainability will invite those attending the "Composting 101" class to help set up a composting station, while explaining the benefits of adding compost to your garden soil. Compost helps retain moisture, suppresses weeds, prevents soil erosion, and loosens clay and compacted soils, thus promoting better drainage.
"Households that have composting bins reduce their waste by almost 30 percent, cut pesticide use, save water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by keeping methane-producing plant materials out of landfills and by eliminating carbon dioxide emitted by vehicles hauling compostable material to landfills," said Joe La Mariana, Section Manager of Solid Waste and Environmental Services for the County's Office of Sustainability.
"Composting 101" will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road. Admission is free, and door prizes will be given out, including extras for those who don't drive alone to this event.
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) is a nonprofit organization that provides tools to help Burlingame residents live more sustainably. For more information about CEC, visit or email .
EventsEvents Around Town
Movies in the Park
Friday, July 29 at Sunset
Washington Park

Enjoy a fun night out with family or friends watching a great movie under the stars on our 30' inflatable movie screen! The Movies in the Park series is brought to you by the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Putnam Subaru.  All movies are free and everyone is welcome to attend!  Popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase. Check out the City's Special Events page for further details!  Save the dates for Inside Out on August 26 and The Good Dinosaur on September 16.
Harry Potter Magical Celebration
Sunday, July 31 at 1 3/4 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library
Join us this Sunday on the Main Library's front porch for a magical Harry Potter party!  There will be refreshments, crafts, fortune telling, face painting, and Harry Potter trivia.  Costumes are encouraged!  Books, Inc. will be selling copies of the new book as well.
Music in the Park - Last One of the Summer!
Remix - Dance Party/Top 40 Band
Sunday, July 31 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park

Come listen to REMIX's "dance party hits transformed into Modern Rock". The only real storm to hit the Northern California area this year is a 5-piece cover band that features a male and female lead vocalist paying tribute to 80's/Pop/Rock/Hip Hop music. Remix takes proven hits and remixes them into a Modern Rock sound that will get your body grooving and your head bopping all at the same time!  REMIX will be sure to leave you wanting more!

The Music in the Park summer concert series is brought to you by Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Veolia Water.  All concerts are free!   Bring your chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be face painting, cotton candy and other sweet treats for the kids. Also, the Burlingame Art Society will be on-site hosting open houses at each concert to display some of their amazing artwork. Check out our Facebook event and the City's Special Events page for further details!
National Night Out Event
Tuesday, August 2 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
In neighborhoods throughout Burlingame!

On Tuesday, August 2, neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the National Night Out crime prevention event.  National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is co-sponsored locally by the Burlingame Police Department.  Over 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in this year's "America's Night Out Against Crime."
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., people in neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors.  Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties and cookouts.
If you plan on hosting a neighborhood event and would like members of the Burlingame Police Department to visit, please RSVP to Captain Mike Matteucci by phone at (650) 777-4143 or by email at
POW! Super Heroes to Invade Washington Park
Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Washington Park

Batman, The Hulk, Spiderman, Aquaman, Storm, Wonder Woman, Hawkeye and many more super heroes will be in Burlingame's Washington Park on August 4th, 2016 at 7pm.
The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's community theatre troupe "Acting Out & About" will be presenting a hilarious one-act of "Super Heroes". The Super Heroes are lamenting that "with great power comes ordinary responsibility".  
Join Jeff Cleary (Hawkeye), Angelo Ricci (Batman/Hulk), Michelle De Barrionuevo (Storm), Kate Linenbach (Wonder Woman) Kevin O'Brien (Aquaman) Alida Hinton, Linda Milliken, Kiki Arnaudo, and Lesley Brush in enjoying this witty and comical evening.
Look for Acting Out & About's "Downton Abbey Comes To Burlingame" in the Fall, 2016.
All performances are open to the public and free. For more information, please call 697-6936 or
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area
Currently seeking volunteer coaches

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches.  Click on this link to learn more.  
Music at Kohl Mansion - 34th Season
Tickets available now!
Online at and by phone at (650) 762-1130
Every concert offers world-class music in an intimate setting - chamber music as it was meant to be heard. Also included with every concert is an engaging pre-concert talk with Kai Christiansen, and complimentary refreshments with the artists - a trademark Music at Kohl treat! Free Public Master Classes on selected concert dates.

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