In this edition:                                                         July 16, 2015

BPL Reaches the 100 Day Mark
Tips on Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
Adventure Camp for K-8
Traffic Advisory: Date Change!
Adult and Child CPR Training
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
BPLBPL Reaches the 100 Day Mark
Successfully completes #The100DayProject on Instagram

Congratulations and thank you to the Burlingame Library for taking us all on an exciting and informative journey through our great city these past 100 days. Today completes your 100 day adventure which started on April 9 as part of #The100DayProject on Instagram and it has truly been an ocular delight!

Through your video and photo posts we've have witnessed breathtaking architecture, traveled through shady pathways and hidden corners, explored little-known businesses and museums, marveled at historical landmarks and celebrated longstanding businesses. For those who haven't had the opportunity to view these images, it's not too late! Click on this link  View on Instagram to begin exploring. 

landscapingTips on Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
Seminar presented by award-winning gardener

Homeowners coping with water restrictions can learn about alternatives to thirsty plants and lawns at a seminar called "Beautify Your Garden With Drought-Tolerant Landscaping" on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road.


The free program, which is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and co-sponsored by the Burlingame Public Library, features Frank Niccoli, who will explain how to create a beautiful, water-efficient landscape that will save you money and require little maintenance. He is an award-winning gardener who has won gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco Flower and Garden Show and has been honored on the Oprah Winfrey Network as a person making a difference in the environmental health of the planet.


"Instead of living with a brown lawn or spraying it green, you can turn your yard into an oasis of beautiful plants that are sustainable because they are designed for our climate," said Niccoli. "Lawns typically account for 60 percent of a homeowner's water bill. I've helped people cut their water usage by 30 to 50 percent by choosing plants native to California."


All attendees will be invited to participate in a drawing for a free garden pH and moisture tester.


This program is the fifth of six free "Green Programs on Hot Topics" presented by CEC this year.

To learn more about the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, click here.  

adventureAdventure Camp for K-8
It's not too late to join!

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp in swimming, sports, scavenger hunts, weekly cooking lessons, crafty project, field trips, and hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade and are held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave! Registration is now open by visiting  or calling (650) 558-7300.
trafficTraffic Advisory: Date Change!
101/Broadway Interchange Project


Caltrans has provided an updated traffic advisory for the 101/Broadway Interchange Project. The start of the construction work and the duration of the project have changed. 

Caltrans will now be conducting construction work on the southbound off-ramp of US101 at the Broadway exit beginning July 30, 2015.  This work is a part of the construction of the new US101/Broadway Overpass. All southbound US101 off-ramp traffic at the Broadway exit will be diverted to the Cadillac Way/Rollins Road intersection. From there, traffic will be diverted to northbound Rollins Road and Broadway. All traffic over the existing overpass and southbound US101 on-ramp at Cadillac Way will remain accessible during this work.

This traffic diversion will be in effect for the duration of approximately 6 months. Motorists should expect significant delays and are encouraged to consider alternate routes during this construction. For additional details, please contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5574.

cprAdult and Child CPR Training
Make a difference. Learn how to safe a life!


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

* Obtain a course completion card

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

Training will be offered on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The cost of registration is $40.00 for Burlingame, Hillsborough or Millbrae residents and $50.00 for non-residents (proof of residency may be requested).  Registration is mandatory. No walk-ins will be accepted at class.

For class location, information or to register for a class, please email Lisa Bartolo at or call at (650) 558-7668.

EventsEvents Around Town
Movie in the Park - Clueless (1995)
Friday, July 17 at Sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.)
Washington Park at 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame

Join the library for a fun, summer night screening of Clueless (1995) in Washington Park. Loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma, Clueless follows Cher, a popular high school matchmaker who ends up finding love where she least expects it. 

Music in the Park
Sundays from  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame

The City of Burlingame, in partnership with Veolia Water, presents its Music in the Park series at Washington Park which kicked off on July 5.  This is a free event. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.  This summer's remaining bands include: Zebop!, a Santana tribute band on July 19 and Mania!, a Beatles tribute band on July 26.
Tea Party Social - BPL Open House Event
Thursday, July 23 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library at 480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame

Join us as we transform the library into a Jane Austen themed world, with live chamber music, crafts, tea, refreshments, and costumers from the Bay Area Costumers Guild roaming the library. Bring the whole family for this fun-filled night and take a look around our recently renovated library. 

Legally Blonde Jr.
Friday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Intermediate School auditorium at 1715 Quesada Way

Burlingame Parks & Recreation's summer musical camp is delighted to present yet another entertaining musical production for the whole family. It features 40 Burlingame and San Mateo students, ages 8-14. This production is free and open to the public - no tickets are necessary.

"Legally Blonde, Jr. may be a comedic, light-hearted show, but it also explores serious themes of self-discovery and independence which resonate with people of all ages" says Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theatre International.

Cathy Foxhoven is the Director, with Peter Bassford musically directing and Diane Silven created the choreography. 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)
Art Access at the Peninsula Museum of Art
Tuesday, July 21 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Peninsula Museum of Art at 1777 California Drive in Burlingame

The Peninsula Museum of Art invites mobility-disabled residents of San Mateo County to the first special reception to view our current exhibits on Tuesday, July 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.  Future receptions will occur the Tuesday after each new opening, and will be announced in conjunction with those events. 


PMA's new Art Access Tuesday receptions are free and open to residents of assisted living facilities and those living independently with the aid of a caregiver, and will be closed to the general public. These special events are co-chaired by Cynthia Stern and Richard Roth.


Museum visitors will see exhibitions of woodblock prints by David Tim and mixed-media sculpture and installations by Marianne Lettieri (July 19 - Sept. 27), digital paintings and sculpture by Corinne Whitaker, and extreme photography by Gail Wight (both up through Aug. 23).

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