In this edition:                                          October 15, 2015

Adult and Child CPR Training
What's Your Vision for Burlingame?
Caltrain Weekly Service Updates
City Plans to Improve Website
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

cpr Adult and Child CPR Training
November 19 Class Added

The Central County Fire Department offers CPR Training to prepare a wide variety of people who may need to: perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the workplace or similar setting; use an automated external defibrillator (AED); help someone who is choking; and, obtain a course completion card.

Participants will be trained by a CPR instructor, who is an experienced staff member of the Central County Fire Department, and will learn how to perform CPR on an adult, child and infant in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The November 19 training class is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration is mandatory. No walk-ins will be accepted at class. Click here to register.
visionWhat's your vision for Burlingame?
First Envision Burlingame Workshop on October 24

The first opportunity to get involved is coming up!  Attend the first Envision Burlingame Community Workshop on Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Ave. The event will be held as an open house, so feel free to drop in any time between 10am and 2pm to join your neighbors and city staff in creating a vision for Burlingame's future.  There will be a presentations once every hour. The workshop will be interactive and family-friendly. Children are welcome. 
To find out more about Envision Burlingame, sign up for updates, and hear about upcoming ways to share your ideas, visit
CaltrainCaltrain weekly service updates
Sign up for email updates

Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for weekly Caltrain construction and maintenance notices to stay informed about potential traffic delays, noise impacts and other issues. Click here to sign up for service notices.
websiteCity Plans to Improve Website
Correction: Current project start and end dates are in 2016 (not 2015)

Last week it was incorrectly reported that the current RFP schedule for a new city website assumed a March 28, 2015 project start date and an end-of-year 2015 launch date for the new website.  This is incorrect.  The current RFP schedule assumes a March 28, 2016 project start date and an end-of-year 2016 launch date. For more information, please contact Ms. Nil Blackburn, Assistant to the City Manager at
EventsEvents Around Town
Semi-Annual Book Sale
Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18 (see times below)
Lane Room at the Main Library at 480 Primrose, Bellevue Avenue entrance
The Burlingame Library Foundation will host its big semi-annual book sale for three days beginning October 16. All three days are free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library.

Select from thousands of genre-sorted, near-new books priced between $1 - $3. New stock will be added daily. Come early and often to find choice children's books, fiction, tour guides, coffee-table gems, non-fiction, cookbooks, etc.! DVD's and other media will also be on sale.

Friday, October 16 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 from   Noon - 4:00 p.m. ($6/bag of books; $10/2 bags)
Ghostbusters at Cuernavaca Park
Thursday, October 22 at dusk
Cuernavaca Park off Hunt Dr. and Alcazar Dr. in Burlingame

Experience Throwback Thursday Movie Series! This event is brought to you in partnership with our Platinum Sponsor, Gold Medal Martial Arts. Our next event will take place on Thursday, October 22nd and we will be showing Ghostbusters at Cuernavaca Park (off of Hunt Dr. and Alcazar Dr. in Burlingame).

The Parks & Recreation Department will be showing movies on our 30 foot inflatable screen. If you are looking for a good date night or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series is your chance to have a fun night out in Burlingame, enjoying some classic movies. Snacks and drinks (including wine and beer) will be available for purchase. For more information contact the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650) 558-7300 or view the flyer here.
Halloween Dance For Active Adults (55+)
Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks & Recreation, 850 Burlingame Ave
Come to the only Halloween party in town that's just for Active Adults!  The event will include a DJ with dance lessons, a costume contest, and delicious treats. Come help make this 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular a monster-mashing success! Admission is free, but please RSVP to 650-558-7300. 
Acting Out & About Performing "War of the Worlds"
Saturday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Ristorante Rocca, 1205 Broadway, Burlingame

Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's Community Theatre, Acting Out & About, will chill and thrill lunch-goers at Ristorante Rocca on October 31st with the classic thriller, War of the Worlds. The show will start at 1:00 p.m., right after lunch beginning at 11:30am. 

War of the Worlds was originally broadcast on October 30, 1939 with Orson Welles as the young star performer.  However, it was so expertly crafted that radio audiences believed Martians had really invaded and were destroying the United States.  It caused quite a furor and there was widespread panic. 

Newcomers Jeff Keleher, Daniel Keohane, Leslie Brush and David Ruettiger join veteran AOA actors Kevin Tully, Jeff Cleary, Linda Milliken, Alida Hinton, and Kiki Arnaudo.  Cathy Foxhoven is the "folley" artist and director.

For more information, please e-mail or call 650-697-6936. For lunch reservations, please call 650-344-3900. The performance is open to the public but non-lunch guests cannot be guaranteed seating.    
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
St. Paul's Annual Fun Fair
Friday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
405 El Camino Real (at Chapin Drive)

Celebrating its 36th year, the St. Paul's Nursery School Halloween Fun Faire is a delightful community tradition.  Children two years old and up enjoy activities and games with a "no scare" policy.  Children are invited with their parents to come in costume, play games and enjoy the ever-popular Ghost Town Railroad.  The fun continues with story time, cookie decorating, face painting, pumpkin patch, art and craft and much more!

For grownups, the Fun Faire features a fantastic Silent Auction with opportunities to bid on wonderful vacations, tickets, gift baskets and services.  A raffle also takes place throughout the two-day event. Admission is FREE.  Delicious snacks and activities are available through the use of Punch Cards sold at the door.  Get your family in the Halloween spirit and don't miss it!  

St. Paul's Nursery School is a parent participation program founded in 1950. For further information, please visit the school's website.
"The Power of Possibilities" Recognition Event
Friday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Sofitel hotel at 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, 94065

Holly Robinson Peete will join Community Gatepath at the " Power of Possibilities" recognition event. Best known for her acting roles on 21 Jump Street and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Holly's career as an actress has led her to becoming a voice for her son with Autism Spectrum Disorder and her community. Holly often says, "I wouldn't change my son for the world, but I would change the world for my son."

Holly and her husband Rodney Peete, former NFL quarterback, formed the HollyRod Foundation whose mission is to provide support and resources to those affected by autism and Parkinson's disease. Tickets are on sale now and individual tickets and tables are available. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Please contact Jeanne Berube at (650) 259-0160 or For more information visit the Community Gatepath website.
Chamber Concerts at Kohl Mansion
Begins this Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame
Music at Kohl Mansion begins its 33rd chamber concert series on Sunday, October 18. There is a pre-concert talk in the library at 6:00 p.m., concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and a complimentary meet-the-artists reception follows the concert. Hear chamber music as it was meant to be heard in the historical landmark Kohl Mansion's Great Hall. Season Subscriptions are still available - save 15% off single tickets. Mini subscriptions are available for a 10% discount. Visit the website at or call the office at (650) 762-1130 for tickets or more information. This is a Burlingame gem that many residents have yet discovered!
Burlingame High School Playathon
Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At the Burlingame Avenue Train Station
The Burlingame High School Music Boosters invites you to its annual BHS Playathon! Come and support the Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Choir, as music students perform.  Home-baked treats will be on sale all day at the CalTrain station. Enjoy mouth-watering cakes, cookies and more as you support music programs for our students. Also, don't forget to buy your raffle tickets at $2 each for a chance to win fabulous prizes, including a $250 cash grand prize. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Playathon or from BHS music students ahead of time. Winners will be announced between 3:30-4:00 p.m. Don't miss this big day of instrumental and vocal music, while supporting Performing Arts at our public schools!
Interested in Playing Competitive Soccer?
Tryouts begin November 9

The Burlingame Soccer Club has over 25 years of developing Premier Teams and delivering the highest level of education to its players.  Enroll today for 2016 team tryouts!
- Tryouts begin November 9th 
- Tryouts held in both Burlingame and Hillsborough
- All players ages 6-13 welcome
- Teams formed by US Club Soccer calendar year format 
- Exact tryout schedule and more information

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