October 19, 2017
Ray Park Master Plan Survey
Citywide Emergency Drill a Big Success!
Stormwater Management & Preparedness
National Teen Driver Safety Week
Interested in Making a Difference?
Business Landscape Award
Replanting the Urban Forest
Veterans & Armed Service Members
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

surveyRay Park Master Plan Survey

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is beginning a Master Plan for Ray Park and seeks public input! The Master Plan will be a comprehensive vision for Ray Park that will provide a framework for the park's use and development.
The Ray Park Master Plan advisory committee will be meeting over several months to evaluate and discuss playground designs, parking options, playground amenities, the snack shack, restroom, and parks storage.

Eventually the plan will be presented to the Parks & Recreation Commission for approval and phasing options will be discussed. The first priority will be to renovate the playground area to meet current ADA accessibility standards.
To guide the advisory committee's decision making, please take this  short Ray Park Master Plan survey to provide your input regarding potential playground equipment and amenities. The survey will be available until Friday, October 27, 2017.  We thank you in advance for your assistance and participation! If you have any questions about his project, please call the Karen Hager, Management Analyst, at 650-558-7317 or email khager@burlingame.org.
drllCitywide Emergency Drill a Big Success!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in Saturday's citywide emergency drill! This year's drill had 330 participants - nearly twice as many as last year!
Special thanks to drill organizers, the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN), and the   Burlingame Police Department , CCFD, CERTs, and HAMs for your dedication to the community!
stormwaterStormwater Management and Preparedness

The City's Public Works Department recently updated information stormwater management and preparedness on the City's website. Stop by and learn more by visiting:
teendriverNational Teen Driver Safety Week
The Burlingame Police Department wants to draw public attention to National Teen Driver Safety Week this week, October 15-21.
Teen Driver Safety Week will help parents focus attention on setting rules for their teen driver before allowing them to get behind the wheel. Parents and guardians must set firm driving rules to impact their teen's driving behavior. They can be the difference between life and death.
As part of its commitment to educating the motoring public, there are many programs for teen drivers and their families:
Start Smart  is a driver safety education class conducted by law enforcement personnel that targets new and future licensed drivers. 


Every 15 Minutes  challenges young drivers to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions, and the impact their decisions.


Impact Teen Drivers is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through evidence-based educational programs that support good decision-making strategies.

California Friday Night Live Partnership educates teens about traffic safety and impaired driving awareness.
The Power of Youth and The Power of Parents, are MADD's multi-sensory high school assembly education programs highlighting the dangers of teen impaired drivers.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) educates and brings awareness to California communities of the human toll caused by alcohol related crashes.
The Burlingame Police Department is aware of the importance of role models in a youth's development. Parents and others setting the example and education of new drivers and their families is regarded as a critical function to help keep everyone safe while driving.
lionsInterested in Making a Difference?

The Burlingame Lions Club has been serving our local community through its work on charitable causes for almost 90 years.
Established 1929, its mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding.  Its vision is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
Those interested in joining us in making a difference should call the Burlingame Lions Club
at 650-201-6144.
residentialFirst Annual Residential Sustainable Landscape Award Winner

Pictured left to right: Beautification Commissioner, Qiva Dinuri; Chris Reed, property owner;
Mike Reed, property owner; Beautification Commissioner, Richard Kirchner; Beautification Commissioner, Mary Ellen Kearney; and, Beautification Commissioner, Anne Hinckle.
businessTenth Annual Business Landscape Award Winner

Pictured left to right: Beautification Commissioner, Qiva Dinuri; Beautification Commissioner, Mary Hunt; Mike Horwitz of Coldwell Banker; Beautification Commissioner, Richard Kirchner; and, Dale Perkins, Renowned Artist.
urbanReplanting the Urban Forest
The Parks Division is in the process of planting 139 City trees throughout Burlingame in planter strip areas, tree lawns and parks.  The species of trees being planted will include Trident Maples, Gingko Bilobas, Crepe Myrtles, Maytens, Red Oaks, Australian Willows, Magnolia St. Mary's and Samuel Sommers, Scarlet Oaks, Red Maples, Raywood Ashes, Chinese Flame trees, Chinese Pistaches, Sycamores, Pittosporums, Purple Leaf Plums, Red Spire Pears and Idaho Locust.  This is the last of three plantings that will happen this year.
veteransHonor Veterans & Armed Forces Service Members
Submit nominations no later than November 2
The City of Burlingame invites the community to nominate a Burlingame veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces for special recognition this Veterans Day. Mayor Ortiz will present certificates of appreciation to new nominees at the November 6 City Council Meeting.  If the service member is unable to attend in person, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his/her behalf.

Please note that certificates of appreciation will be awarded to new honorees, not previously recognized at last year's meeting.
Please send an email with the following information to info@burlingame.org with "Veterans Day" in the subject line no later than Thursday, November 2. 
Your information (nominator)
Your email:
Your phone number:
Relation to nominee:
Service member information (nominee)
Phone number:
Branch of service:
Dates of service:
**Combat service, if applicable:  

EventsEvents Around Town
S.T.E.A.M. Fest at the Burlingame Library
Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library
Come to the Burlingame Public Library this Saturday for S.T.E.A.M. Fest, a day to awaken your curiosity and spark your creativity as you make community connections with great local Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math organizations through presentations, workshops, and hands on activities. Following the mission of the library, this event will be free and open to people of all ages. For a look at the S.T.E.A.M. Fest schedule, click here.
Public Art in Burlingame Workshop - Part 2
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue
The City invites you to attend a free 15 minute presentation about Anson Burlingame, our city's namesake. The city is contemplating a site-specific public artwork to be commissioned to honor Anson Burlingame. After, our public art consultants Fung Collaboratives will facilitate an inclusive public discussion to learn about the community's interest, goals and possible locations for this commemorative artwork in order to develop the appropriate strategy to move the project forward. The workshop is appropriate for residents of all ages, interests and backgrounds.
Come join the conversation even if you did not attend the first workshop. Click here to view a video of the Public Art Workshop Part 1 presentation.
Staffing Services Roundtable
Tuesday, October 24, 10 a.m. - Noon
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
Through the Roundtable, candidates can meet a diverse group of 4-6 staffing firms both local and national, serving an array of skill sets. Learn about the various staffing firms and how they are unique, their current and future job openings, how you can prepare and maximize staffing firms in your job search, and how to communicate with them.
Second Annual Fall Fest
Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29
10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Howard Avenue
Downtown Burlingame's Second Annual Fall Festival will include live music, a free Kid's Zone, food trucks and a beer garden. It will be fun for the entire family! The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the FREE Kids Sone, so come say hello!
For any questions, please email nacquisti@burlingame.org .
Indoor Holiday Movies Series Starts November 17

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to our Indoor Holiday Movie series! Bring a blanket and enjoy time with family and friends for a classic holiday movie shown on our inflatable indoor movie screen. The event is free & open to the public, but there will be concessions available for purchase.

The first movie of the series is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) on November 17. Concessions will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. For more information about this special holiday movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Department at 650-558-7308 or nrath@burlingame.org.
Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive
December 10, Noon - 3 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Join Moms Against Poverty in partnership with Central County Fire and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee for their annual Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive. 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!
Third Annual Elves Workshop (Parents' Night Out)
Thursday, December 14, 5-8 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. 
Ski/Snowboard Teen Trip - Soda Springs
December 9, 2017

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Departments is excited to offer this ski and snowboard trip! On December 9, we will ski and ride at Soda Springs. This location is great for beginners, but still fun for all skill levels! Cost includes transportation, continental breakfast, lift ticket, after-ski snacks, and adult supervision. The trip is open to 8th graders and high school students ages 12-18 (12 - 14 year olds must register with a friend). While at the ski resort, participants will be expected to check-in with staff multiple times throughout our day. Ski/Board rental available for additional cost (see pricing). This is a small group trip. Space is very limited so register soon!.  For any questions, please email nacquisti@burlingame.org.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Music at Kohl Mansion - Season 35 Begins Sunday!
Sunday, October 22, 7 p.m.

Music at Kohl Mansion's Chamber Series Concerts are distinguished not only by superb artistry, but also by the exquisite venue, casual yet elegant ambiance, affordable ticket prices, easy accessibility, free parking, friendly patrons and, most notably, a superb Pre-Concert Talk and complimentary post-concert receptions after every performance.
Music at Kohl's series begins this Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm featuring the debut of the Calidore String Quartet. The season will feature a lineup of returning favorites and debuts of fabulous world reknown performers.  Visit the website for more information.
Conversation & Coffee with Supervisor Dave Pine
Wednesday, October 25, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Il Piccolo Caffe, 1219 Broadway Avenue

Drop by to join Supervisor Dave Pine for a cup of coffee and pastries to share your thoughts on San Mateo County issues important to you. Supervisor Pine will provide the coffee and pastries at no taxpayer expense. No appointment or RSVP required.  Please contact the district office at 650-363-4571 with any questions.
McKinley Elementary Harvest Festival
Friday, October 27, 6-10pm
Saturday, October 28, 4:30-9:30pm 
For two fun-filled nights each October, the McKinley community comes together to transform the entire school into a unique Halloween experience for kids and adults alike! The Harvest Festival's legendary haunted mansion - the scariest, most memorable haunted house on the peninsula - will be back and better than ever. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of games (with winnable prizes) and rides including a rock climbing wall, go-cart racing and huge inflatable double slide as well as kid-friendly DJ's and great food. You also won't want to miss the Sweet Shoppe, prize drawing, silent auction gallery as well as arts and crafts, face painting and Little Boo's haunted playground for the younger visitors.

The Harvest Festival offers a little something for everyone. Admission to the festival is free-visitors pay only for the attractions, food and games they choose-so come see what all the fuss is about this October! For more info, visit: www. mckinleyharvestfest.com
Day of the Dead Pop Up Party!
Thursday, November 9, 6-10 p.m.
The Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame
The Peninsula Museum of Art (PMA) invites the community to a fun night of music, food & drinks with a Dia de los Muertos theme! Come and meet other PMA supporters while checking out a special Dante's Inferno art exhibition from the PMS's permanent collection.

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