Things to Know: Deadline Approaching to Win Prom Giveaway Package

Also, don't miss the next meeting continuing the discussion about possible school closures, check out an update from SFO about how its plans to protect endangered species impacts San Bruno, and sign up for the Showcase of Businesses.

Here are some important things happening around town that everyone should know about this upcoming week.

Monday, March 26. 6:30 p.m. Carol Kocivar, the president of the California State PTA, will be holding a meeting with parents at the library to speak about a ballot initiative that seeks to restore funding for education for all California children. The public is welcome.

Tuesday, March 27. 6:30 p.m. The next school closure meeting will be taking place at Allen Elementary School. This committee is expected to make a recommendation to the San Bruno Park School Board on April 18.  

Friday, March 30. 3:30-5 p.m. The Shops at Tanforan will be holding its Easter Eggstravaganza with Radio Disney on the upper level near JCPenney. Join Radio Disney and the mall for a day of fun that includes a Golden Egg scavenger hunt, Egg Hunters mask activity and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Friday, March 30. This is the deadline for early-bird registration for the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual Showcase of Businesses.

Saturday, March 31. You could win a prom package from The Shops at Tanforan that includes a prom dress, shoes, a manicure and pedicure, hair stylist and make-up application. The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on March 31. 

Saturday, March 31. 9-11 a.m. The city's 33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will take place at City Park. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for those 65 and older and those 12 and under. Kids 6 and under eat free with a paid adult. For more information, call 650-616-7180.

Saturday, March 31. 2:30-4 p.m. The Shops at Tanforan will be holding its third annual Just Dance! Hip Hop Contest on the lower level by Old Navy. Show off your hip hop skills for a chance to win a $1,000 mall gift card. The first runner-up will also receive a $500 mall gift card. Group dancers ages 8 through 18 can enter by March 26 by submitting a video clip of a recent performance and completing a contest application. Email the completed application and video clips to evelynrosales@forestcity.net by 5 p.m. March 26.

Events Beyond This Week...So You Can Plan Properly

Monday, April 9 through Saturday April 14. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sign up early for the city's spring camp in City Park to assure your spot. For more information, call 650-616-7180.

Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. There is still time to register your team or join a team for Relay For Life of San Bruno, which will take place at Capuchino High School.

Who's Who and What's What

1. A new business, Summers Laundry, is almost ready to open at 560 San Mateo Avenue.

2. The following is an update from the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District:

The vector control district reminds readers that we are in tick season. To help protect yourself from ticks when hiking, wear long pants, boots and socks.  Check yourself for ticks and remove them promptly. Use 20 percent DEET to help repel ticks. Permethrin sprayed on clothing will kill ticks that hitchhike on you. The district's February 2012 entomology report summarizing their actions and containing additional info is attached. For more questions, call 650-344-8592.

3. The following is an update from last week's column:

In a , I reported and attached a letter from the San Francisco International Airport about its multi-year program to protect the endangered California garter snake and the red-legged frog in the open space area near the Belle Air neighborhood. In a letter dated Feb. 27, SFO said it was planning to give a presentation to the residents about the issue. Michael McCarron, the airport's spokesman, also just said that a presentation has being scheduled for the April 24 City Council meeting.

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