March 1, 2018
Congratulations Burlingame Students
Wear Blue Tomorrow
Spring Activity Guide & Registration
Mills Canyon Map Now Available
Basketball Clinic March 9
City Seeking Planning Commissioners
Drug and Alcohol Survey
More Recycling Questions Answered
Youth Leadership Program
Seeking Part-Time Rec Leaders
Leaf Blower Ordinance
Let's Get to 500
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

congratsCongratulations Burlingame Staff and Students 

On Thursday, February 22, Burlingame Parks and Recreation staff attended the California Parks and Recreation Society's (CPRS), District 4, Annual Awards and Volunteer Recognition Dinner. CPRS provides resources, tools, advocacy, and events that strengthen California's public parks and recreation industry and professionals. 

At the ceremony, BHS Senior Lola McManus, received a received a scholarship on behalf of the Youth, Teen and Recreation Services Committee.  Long-time volunteer, Nina Orlando, won a Volunteer Citation Award. The Burlingame Adventure Camp Blog won an Award of Excellence, and Recreation Supervisor, Nicole Acquisti, was sworn in as CPRS District 4 President (for the second y ear in a row!). Great job Burlingame!
blueWear Blue Tomorrow

Friday March 2, 2018 is national Dress Blue Day. The City of Burlingame encourages residents and visitors to "Go Blue" in support of Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation and its partners, the NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter and InSide Ann's Closet to help promote colon cancer awareness.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the US. Over 140,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer every year, with 50,000 losing their lives to this terrible disease. 5,000 of these deaths are in California, and approximately 400 deaths occur in the Bay Area. Colon cancer is 90% curable when a person is screened early with one simple test, a FIT test. A FIT test is used in the privacy of your home and resulted in a lab. Everyone 50 years or older (African Americans 45 years or older) at average risk for colon cancer should be screened.

Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation and its partners, the NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter and InSide Anne's Closet will distribute a free FIT test to anyone in the Bay Area who would like to be screened for colon cancer on March 2,  2018.   Contact or 650-692-3700 for more information.
registrationSpring (and Summer Camp) Registration Begins March 7

Come play with us!  The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer the Spring 2018 season of classes, programs, and events for kids and adults.  Nearly 100 summer camp options are included! 

The Activity Guide should be arriving to your home in the coming days, but is now available at the Recreation Center and online.  Registration begins Wednesday, March 7 . Click here to register online.

millsMills Canyon Map is Now Available!

The first detailed map of Mills Canyon is now available through the efforts of the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation, and a generous community donation. In addition to canyon entrances, trail distances, and landmarks, the map includes information about the canyon's history, flora and fauna. Click here to view the map.  Hard copies are available at the Recreation Center, Library and City Hall. The Parks & Recreation Foundation's mission is to raise funds for parks improvements, youth recreation scholarships and new recreation programs. For more information about the Foundation, click here.
basketballNo School March 9? Sign Up for a Basketball Clinic!

March 9 is a Teacher Work Day for Burlingame School District families.  To keep kids busy and active, The Burlingame Recreation Center has partnered with Legarza Basketball. 

Legarza will be providing a basketball clinic at the Burlingame Recreation Center with half day and full day options available. At Legarza Basketball Camp, the goal is for all campers is to work hard and feel good about themselves in a safe, motivating, highly structured, and fun environment! Positive encouragement and measured fundamental improvement are trademarks of its camps. Not only will campers have a blast, but they'll also learn to work together in a team setting while playing games and tournaments. With a focus on positivity, respect, and team esteem, the camp instills life skills along with an impressive foundation of basketball skills. Click here to register.
commishCity Seeks Three Planning Commissioners

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.
The City is seeking to fill three (3) vacant seats on the Planning Commission. The application deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018Click here for the application and supplemental questionnaire.
drugsCountywide Alcohol and Drug Use Survey

Prevention Partnership is currently conducting a needs assessment regarding alcohol and other drugs within the central County (which includes Burlingame). A survey is being used to have community members identify what they believe are the highest need areas related to substance abuse. Click here to link to the survey
binRecycling, etc.
More of your recycling questions answered!

"I came across a package of transparencies and am wondering the best way to dispose of it?"

The transparencies are considered garbage and go in the black bins. However, before you throw them away, consider donating them to a school or resource center. Check out these places for craft/school donations:
"What about food containers from restaurants? Some look like plastic but I've heard they can be composted."

Empty plastic food containers from restaurants are recyclable and should go in the recycling blue bin. Generally, only paper food containers (like Chinese carry-out boxes) or containers that are clearly labeled as compostable should be composted in the green bin.
Send your recycling questions to
litprogram2018 Leader In Training (LIT) Program
Applications Available on Friday, March 2

The City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce another summer of its Leader in Training program. Teens can apply and will be interviewed for a chance to become an LIT. This is a volunteer position, but the hours may be applied toward community service requirements. 

The LIT program's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to learn leadership skills through interacting with the youth enrolled in the summer camps and aiding staff. Last year we had over 80 LITs for the summer! Our campers benefit immensely from the support provided by our youth leaders. 

There will be a mandatory training on Saturday, June 16 at the Burlingame Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Applications to become an LIT are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. For more information about the program, contact the Burlingame Recreation Center at 650-558-7300.  
partimeSeeking Part-Time Rec Leaders for Youth Adventure Camp

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is searching for responsible and enthusiastic part-time recreation leaders for its youth Adventure Camp programs! Click here to apply now!

Did you know that the City of Burlingame restricts the use of gas-powered leaf blowers to certain days of the week? An ordinance enacted in 2012 to address noise and air pollution allows the use of commercial leaf blowers on one weekday each week. Commercial blowers must display a sticker, issued by the city's Department of Public Works, certifying that the machinery operates at less than 65 decibels.
Residents can use leaf blowers on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., as well as on their assigned weekday. 

To learn which day commercial leaf blowers can operate in your neighborhood, click on this link. This page on the city's website also includes an information flier that you can print out and leave on neighbor's doorstep to remind them of the ordinance.
letsgetLet's Get to 500

Almost 300 electricity accounts have signed up to ECO100- the 100% renewable energy rate from Peninsula Clean Energy - thank you for making a powerful (but easy!) move to support clean energy and protect the environment.
For a minimal cost, you too can sign up and make a deep impact toward community-wide clean energy. ECO100 costs about $4 more a month for the average household. Estimate the actual cost for your household here.
We would like to ask your help in getting to our milestone goal of 500 ECO100 accounts. Take a quick and simple minute right now to sign up to ECO100 to purchase 100% renewable energy for your home and/or business.
EventsEvents Around Town
Author Event with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library

Join us for an event with New York Times-bestselling author and former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims!

In striking prose, her new memoir Real American illustrates her experience with American racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. The New York Times described it as "important and inherent and instructive to understanding how a culture of whiteness can affect a person of color."

Books will be available for sale from Books Inc Burlingame at the event.
Arbor Day Celebration
Wednesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Pershing Park, 138 Crescent Ave., at Newlands Ave., Burlingame

Please join the Beautification Commission and help celebrate Burlingame's thirty-ninth annual Arbor Day Celebration. Staff from Cal Fire, City Council, school students and more, will be participating in the ceremony. The City of Burlingame has proudly been a "Tree City USA" for 39 years - the fourth longest in the State.
Repair Cafe & eWaste Disposal
Saturday, March 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library

Repair Café is Coming Back to the Burlingame Library!
You can bring up to three items for repair. Most repairs are free. We have volunteers able to fix jewelry clasps, small sewing repairs, small appliance repair, and some computer hardware troubleshooting.

There will also be a free e-waste disposal location near the Bellevue entrance.

The Library is always looking for more people to help with repairs so if fixing something makes you happy, email Cynthia at
Compost Give Away
Saturday, March 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
420 Carolan Avenue (at the Parks Yard near the grandstands)

The City of BurlingameParks Division, with Recology, will be offering a Compost Give Away on Saturday, March 10.  Residents need to bring their own shovels and are eligible for two (2) large garbage cans full of compost. For further information please contact the Parks Division office at 650-558-7330.
Spring Break Adventure Camp
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Play! Art! Friendship! Create!  Enrollment for Spring Break Adventure Camp is open!   Check out the website for more information.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!  For any questions, please email .  To register click here.
Senior Listening Session
Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Would you like to learn more about your local government? Are there concerns facing the community you would like to share with a City Councilmember? Do you have questions about projects going on around town?  Seniors in the community are invited to our second Senior Listening Session. Councilmembers look forward to listening to your ideas and addressing your questions.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to 650-558-7300.

Save the Date - Sixth Annual Citywide Emergency Drill
Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Wondering what you will do when the "Big One" or a wildfire hits? The Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) invites you to participate in the sixth annual citywide emergency drill  to learn how to work with your neighbors in the aftermath of a disaster to support one another. More than 300 individuals participated in last year's drill.
The exercise is organized by BNN and supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers and local Ham radio operators. There is no fee. To indicate your interest and keep informed about upcoming training opportunities, sign up for BNN's free newsletter at:
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Les Miserables (School Edition)
March 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:00 p.m. and March 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Intermediate School Auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame
BIS Performing Arts is proud to present the multi-award-winning musical phenomenon as their 10th anniversary musical! The epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution features some of Broadway's most profound characters and one of the most memorable scores of all time, including songs such as "I Dreamed a Dream", "On My Own", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "At the End of the Day," and many more.  
Tickets available for purchase by clicking here.   Please be advised, parental guidance is suggested for younger audience members.

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