In this edition:                                         February 11, 2016

Presidents' Day is February 15
Planning Commission Vacancy
Prom Dresses Needed
It Takes a Village
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

presidentPresidents' Day is February 15
City offices will be closed on Monday

City offices and libraries will be closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.  We wish you a safe holiday weekend.
planningCity's Planning Commission Seeks to Fill Vacancy
Applications for one vacant seat due February 26

Are you interested in finding a way to participate in your community? Then consider applying for appointment to the City of Burlingame Planning Commission! The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of their City.
Commissioners offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.
Click here for an application.  If you have any questions, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at (650) 558-7204.
promProm Dresses Needed
Do you have a dress to donate to the Princess Project?

The Princess Project, in partnership with Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee and Burlingame High School Students in Action, is seeking new or gently used formal gowns and accessories for deserving young teens looking for a perfect prom dress. Dresses can be dropped off at the Recreation Center, during the month of February. For more information, contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.
landscapeCreating a Water Efficient Landscape
See the demo project at the Burlingame Police Station

Interested in preparing your yard for summer with a water efficient landscape, but don't know where to start? City staff is here to help with a demonstration project at the Burlingame Police Station . The City is replacing the Police Station's front lawn with an attractive, water efficient landscape and will be documenting the entire process as a resource for Burlingame residents. Check out the City's progress, starting with their first step, designing a landscape .
villageIt Takes a Village
Let's all pitch in to keep Burlingame beautiful
In Burlingame, we have a lot to be proud of.  From our gorgeous parks and open spaces, to our quaint neighborhoods and bustling business districts - there is something for everyone to enjoy!  Whether you live or work here, please pitch in so we can all continue enjoying our beautiful city.  Please remember to pick up after your pets and throw away your trash properly. 
In this picture taken on Saturday, February 6, employees of the Burlingame Police Department are waiting to escort the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football team from South San Francisco to the College of San Mateo for a game against San Francisco's NFL alumni.
EventsEvents Around Town
"Food Waste in the Land of Plenty"
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Main Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame

Learn about the enormous problem of food waste in America and what a local organization, Peninsula Food Runners, is doing about it. You'll also see John Oliver's hilarious take on the issue in an HBO clip. No admission charge. Free snacks and desserts will be served. Anyone who doesn't drive alone to this program is eligible for a free prize. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Details about other programs are available here: . For more information, visit or email
"Get Ready" Disaster Preparedness Class
Wednesday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Avenue

This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a major disaster. The information provided will allow you to help yourself, rather than needing help, following a disaster.

Course instructors are experienced staff of the Central County Fire Department which serves the Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae and Town of Hillsborough. If interested in attending this training, please register online at Get Ready Training Registration. This class is offered free to all Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae residents.
Spring 2016 CERT Training
7-class series: April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 21
Classes from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Class topics include disaster preparedness and safety, fire safety, disaster medical, light search and rescue, terrorism, communication and organization and skills development and applications. Click  here to register. 
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
"Show Tune Extravaganza"
TONIGHT - February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
at Burlingame High School

The Burlingame High School's Choir Concert "Show Tune Extravaganza" will feature soloists, ensembles and the choirs of Burlingame High School and San Mateo High School singing songs from our favorite musicals from the stage and screen.   All proceeds will help fund the choir's Spring Performance Tour to New Orleans.
Music at Kohl Mansion Valentine's Day Concert
Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame
The Boreal Trio, top prize-winners of numerous competitions, is passionate about exploring the existing chamber repertoire for clarinet, viola and piano, as well as inspiring composers to create new work for this unusual combination. Boreal brings to Kohl Mansion a program of pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Max Bruch and Jean Françaix to capture our hearts on Valentine's Day.

Free Pre-concert Talk at 6:00, Complimentary Meet-the-Artists Wine and Buffet Reception following concert. For tickets visit or call  (650) 762-1130.
San Mateo Union High School District
Upcoming Music Programs
  • Tuesday, March 1 starting at 6:00 p.m., Mills High School will host a District Band Showcase.  Burlingame High Schools' Wind Ensemble will be performing along with 5 other schools' upper level bands.  
  • Thursday, March 3 the Burlingame High School Chorus, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will be performing at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center.
  • Saturday, March 5th at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, the In Concert District Honors Jazz Band and Orchestra Performance Finale will perform at 7:00 p.m.  
All are welcomed to attend these performances.

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