Things To Know: San Bruno Chamber Sponsored BCP Blood Drive Sept 1st
Friday, August 30 - Concert at the Rotary Pavilion – 6:00 p.m. Pop Fiction – Dance Music. Extreme Pizza will be selling pizza slices. The YAC will be selling goodies. The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce will be selling wine in a special commemorative glass. $5.00 for 1st glass of wine in a commemorative glass, refills $4.00. Wine sale info or to learn about the benefits of Chamber membership - 588-0180
Saturday, August 31 - American Legion Post # 409 - 757 San Mateo Avenue - Community Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. They will be serving scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham, or sausage, and French toast. They also have juice plus coffee or tea. $8.00 per person; $5.00 for each child under 10. Come enjoy the friendship and service from the American Legion.
Sunday, September 1 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce with the City of San Bruno and the West Coast Farmers' Market Association are holding their San Mateo Avenue Farmers’ Market between Jenevein and Sylvan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through November 24th. Scheduled to have an information booth this Sunday: Native Sons, VFW, USO, Avenue of the Flags, Worldwide Chiropractic. The Wounded Warrior vehicle should be parked att he south end of the street. Info and to find out how you or your non-profit organization might be able to use a 10 foot by 10 foot space, contact the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce at 650-588-0180 or Office@SanBrunoChamber.com
Sunday September 1st – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. San Bruno Chamber of Commerce & the Blood Centers of the Pacific co-sponsor a Blood Drive in conjunction with the Sunday Farmers Market on San Mateo Avenue between Jenevein and Sylvan Avenues. The Blood Mobile will be parked in the north side driveway of Citi Bank. Thank you Citi Bank.
To Reserve YOUR Blood Donation Time Slot so you will not have to wait around:
SELECT ‘Donate Blood’
ENTER SPONSOR CODE: SanBruno
QUESTIONS: Jamie 650-588-0180
Am I Eligible?
Age: 17 (16 year-olds can donate with written permission of parent or guardian).
Weight: At least 110 pounds (different requirements for 16-22-year-olds, please call 1-888-393-GIVE).
Diet: A well-balanced meal is recommended within four hours of donation.
Health: General good health
Identification: Valid identification such as a driver’s license, DMV identification card, passport, etc.
Donating Blood Step-By-Step
Step 1 Registration
Present your photo ID Card
Read information sheet about donating blood.
Step 2 Donor Health History and Mini Physical
Provide basic demographic and health information
Answer questions about past and present health history (information is kept private)
Undergo mini exam to determine if you are able to donate (temperature, blood pressure, heart rate). Give blood drop to determine hemoglobin level.
Step 3 Hydration Station
Drink water or other beverage prior to your donation. The more hydrated you are, the faster your donation will be and the better you’ll feel afterwards
Step 4 Donation
Sit in one of our specialized comfy donor “lounge chairs”
Answer a few questions from a staff member
Once the needle is in place, it usually takes less than 10 minutes to draw a unit (about a pint) of blood. You’ll squeeze a ball to keep the blood flowing while you read, relax or chat with one of our nurses
Finish your donation, after which the needle will be removed and a bandage applied (the bandage is a great way to show off what a hero you are!)
Step 5 Visit the Canteen
Sit, relax and have a snack and drink at our donor canteen for a few minutes (California law states you’ll need to hang out with us for at least 15 minutes)
All Done! Enjoy your day. You’ve earned it! You’ve found the Hero in you!
Step 6 After Donation
Avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for a few hours. If you feel light-headed, lie down until feeling better.
A Special Legislative Day is being planned for Sunday October 6th to which the Chamber has invited the following: U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier or her representative, California State Senator Jerry Hill or his representative, California Assemblyman Kevin Mullin or his representative, San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine or his representative, and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane. This is your opportunity to talk one on one with these candidates.
A Special San Bruno City Council Candidate Day is being
planned for Sunday October 13th to which the Chamber has invited the
following: Ken Ibarra, Andrew Mason, Marty Medina, and Rico Medina. This is your opportunity to talk one on one
with these candidates.
A Special San Bruno Park School Board Candidate Day is being planned for Sunday October 20th to which the Chamber has invited the following: Patrick Flynn, John Marinos, Henry Sanchez, and Chuck Zelnick. This is your opportunity to talk one on one with these candidates.
These are events where the Chamber provides San Bruno residents the opportunity to educate themselves on the positions of those running for the San Bruno City Council and School Board and talk to their various legislative representatives.
Monday, September 2 - City offices CLOSED – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 3 – Between approximately 6 a.m. until noon. The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District will perform the last helicopter treatment of the season over Mills Field between highway 101 and the 7th Avenue properties. Pellets treated with a special selective bacteria are dropped into the thick groups of tules, in standing water, and then using the helicopter prop downdraft, the pellets are forced all the way down between the tules into the water below. Weather permitting and depending upon whether the first treatment in at Mills Field or Sharp’s Park, the actual time could be anywhere between 6 a.m. and noon. The District continues to remind all residents to dump all standing water and to report freshly killed birds and squirrels to 1-877-WNV-BIRD. Questions: District Manager Robert Gay – 650-344-8592.
Thursday, September 5 - Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic - 8am-4pm Car Drop-Off by Barnes & Noble – The Shops at Tanforan.
The Peninsula Human Society & SPCA is offering a free mobile spay/neuter clinic the first Thursday of every month through November 7th. Families and pet owners with limited financial means will be able to fix their pets, eliminating the possibility of accidental litters.
· Pets will be accepted from 8am-9am on a first come, first served basis.
· Surgery is performed by a licensed vet inside the Peninsula Humane Society's surgery vehicle.
· One pet per family; dogs and casts only; no dogs over 80lbs and no pets over 8 years old.
· Pets must fast from midnight on the the night before the surgery and be current on vaccinations. Pets may drink water after midnight.
Visit the mobile spay/neuter clinic at the car drop-off lane in front of Barnes & Noble. For questions regarding the mobile clinic, please contact 650-340-7022, ext. 387.
Wednesday, September 4 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Nursery Workday (San Bruno). Join volunteers at the Mission Blue Nursery every Wednesday morning. Plants propagated here will be used for habitat restoration projects on San Bruno Mountain. The nursery is under the direction of Joe Cannon. Joe or ken can be reached at San Bruno Mountain Watch office at 415-467-6631. Mission Blue Nursery is located off Bayshore Blvd in Brisbane. View Google map location of Mission Blue Native Plant Nursery. Info: http://www.mountainwatch.org/sbmw-calendar
Friday, September 6 – San Bruno AYSO SoccerFest Parade 6:00 p.m. - San Bruno AYSO Region 249 will be holding their Soccerfest Parade on Friday, September 6, 2013 on the Crestmoor High School soccer fields on Cortland. This is an annual Soccerfest parade where we honor the players, coaches and sponsors with a short march around the lower field. The event is covered by San Bruno Cable and hotly contested judging is held to pick the best handmade Team Banner that the players and parents have created for the occasion. League games start Saturday September 7th. Teams must arrive by 5:15 p.m. with their banner. FLIER attached with parking info.
Friday, September 6 - Movies in the Park near the tennis courts – “The Hunger Games” (PG013). Movie at approximately dusk Info: 616-7017
Saturday, September 7 - San Bruno AYSO Soccer Games BEGIN at Crestmoor filed on Cortland – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FREE hotdog BBQ for players and coaches. Helpers needed – Flier attached.
Saturday, September 7 - Take A Hike – San Bruno Mountain Park. This month this series of hikes takes participants on guided tours of a County Park. Just bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes; we’ll supply the beauty and fresh air courtesy of our San Mateo County Parks. Hikes are 2-3 miles long and are led by volunteers familiar with the trails. Hikes start at 9 a.m. and last less than 2 hours.
Join us at San Bruno Mountain Park in Brisbane on September 7, at 9 am for the sixth hike of the season. The 3-4 mile adventure will allow hikers to discover coastal scrub, wildflowers, birds, and beautiful vistas of Mount Tamalpais. Mount Diablo, and the Farallon Islands.
Visitors to San Bruno Mountain enjoy the picnic area, trails, wildlife, and the fresh air offered by the mountain’s exposure to the Pacific Ocean. The park is home to 14 species of rare or endangered plant life, as well as host and nectar plants of endangered butterflies. Top off your Saturday at San Bruno Mountain by enjoying the breathtaking views of the entire central Bay and the San Francisco skyline.About Take A Hike
Take A Hike encourages you to discover a County Park on the first Saturday each month, April through October (except Sunday, May 5th). Participants learn about local parks and are encouraged to use the trails to stay active and healthy. This year’s schedule features one park that was not included in prior seasons.
Hikes begin at 9 a.m. and are between one to three miles long. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes for this activity. Rangers and volunteers lead the hikes and provide information about park history and the local habitat. Bring water, dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. We supply the beauty and fresh air courtesy our San Mateo County parks.
Most hikes begin at the park’s main parking lot. Check back here for detailed information about the hike approximately three weeks prior.Learn More For additional information about Take A Hike, please call (650) 599-1005. All ages are welcome.
Sunday, September 8 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Clean Sweep Flea Market – San Bruno City Park – over 85 vendors (event space sold out) Admission is FREE to shop. Info: 616-7180
Friday, September 13 - Movies in the Park near the tennis courts – “Brave” (PG). Movie at approximately dusk Info: 616-7017
Friday, September 20 - Movies in the Park near the tennis courts – “The Avengers” (PG013). Movie at approximately dusk Info: 616-7017
Saturday, September 21 - California Coastal Cleanup Day. Be a part of the solution to marine pollution by participation in California Coastal Clean-up Day, the premier volunteer event focuses on the bay and marine environment in the county. Clean-up activities are being planned for coastal and bay beaches. For more information, 215 Bay Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 321-5812 info@SupportParks.org www.SupportParks.org
Saturday, September 21 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The San Bruno Community Preparedness Committee will be hosting their 2013 “San Bruno EMERGENCY Preparedness Day” in San Bruno City Park. More info to follow. Info: Dena Gunning - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 27 - Movies in the Park near the tennis courts – “Wreck it Ralph” (PG). This is the Family Overnight in the Park. Movie at approximately dusk Info: 616-7017. When registering: Code 5597.401 Bring your family out to San Bruno City Park and enjoy a hot dog BBQ, watch a movie in the park and then sleep over in the park in your tent. Each family should bring a tent to sleep in, sleeping bags, flashlights, and warm clothes. All children under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult. Info: Jennie at 616-7184. Event must have a minimum of 50 participants by Friday September 20th. Register Early.
Saturday, September 28 - National Public Lands Day – This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. A variety of projects to improve local trails are being planned. For more information on work projects, 215 Bay Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 321-5812 info@SupportParks.org www.SupportParks.org
Sunday, September 29 - The Chamber’s “How Much Does This LARGE Pumpkin Weigh” contest begins and runs thru Sunday October 27th. Further details forthcoming.
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The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District continues to remind all residents:
1. The District reminds all residents and park visitors to report all, what appear to be freshly killed, birds and squirrels to the state WNV hot line – 1-877-WNV-BIRD.
2. The District also reminds everyone to continue to dump all standing water, so there are fewer possible locations where mosquitoes may breed.
Questions or concerns about how the District is working to prevent mosquito breeding and to curtail the possible spread of WNV can be obtained by contacting District Manager Robert Gay at 650-344-8952
Additional info: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html
The District’s Monthly Report is posted here: http://www.smcmad.org/entomology_reports.htm
Select the month of interest. The reports are usually uploaded the month after the cover date. Usually there is no August report and sometimes there is no November report. Questions on items in the reports should be directed to District Manager Robert Gay 344-8592. Mr. Gay is available to speak to your group or organization on the District’s programs and how YOU can assist it.