Things to Know: Grownups' Arts and Crafts Class

Also, don't forget about Jackie Speier's upcoming Job Hunter Boot Camp in San Mateo and Jerry Hill's "Java With Jerry," which will be held in San Bruno.

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

Saturday, March 3. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. First Congregational Church of Belmont, 751 Alemada de las Pulgas, in Belmont will be offering a beginner's beekeeping class. There is no charge, but you must register. For more information, email learnaboutbees@sanmateobee.org.  

Wednesday, March 7. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The San Bruno Library will be holding an event call Crafts for Grown-Ups–Altered Books. Bring a brown bag lunch and help turn a book into a piece of art. Pre-registration is required.  Sign up at the library or email sbpl@plsinfo.org.

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

Saturday, March 10. 8-9:30 a.m. Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will be holding a "Java With Jerry" at Never Too Latte. The flier will be in next week's column, or call 650-349-1900 for more details.

Saturday, March 10. 10:15 a.m. Join the library staff in the community room for a free Music Together class, where parents and caregivers and toddlers and preschool-age children can take part in interactive music and movement. For more information, call 650-616-7078.

Tuesday, March 13. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Congresswoman Jackie Speier will be holding her 8th annual Job Hunters Boot Camp in the Fiesta Hall at the San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, in San Mateo. So far, 25 employers have committed to be there and more are expected to show up. For more information and to sign up, call 650-342-0300.   

Monday, March 26 through May 4. 3:30–4:30 p.m. The elementary school volleyball league (third- through sixth-graders) will hold practices on Mondays and Wednesdays at the rec center. Players will be separated by grade level and ability. Three Friday games are scheduled, starting at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Exact times for each level will be determined after practices begin. There will be no league play during the week of April 9 due to spring break. The cost is $83 for residents and $98 for non-residents. For more information, call 650-616-7180

Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. It is not too early to make your committment to support the American Cancer Society by forming a team or joining a team for the San Bruno Relay for Life at Capuchino High. From personnal experience, this is a very worthwhile activity. Help make the San Bruno location a winner in 2012.

Who's Who and What's What

1. Many residents in the Belle Air district whose property line abuts the San Francisco International Airport open space (through which the Cupid Row flood control canal flows) received the attached letter on Feb. 27. SFO has undertaken an expansion as a mandate to protect the sensitive habitat for the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog.

This increased protection of the snake and frog re-open the question: "Who is more important to protect: the snake and frog or the San Bruno residents?" For years, residents have been concerned with the manner in which the county and SFO have been allowed to work to return Cupid Row to its initial design and water-carrying capacity.

Some work has been performed over the years to remove some of the vegetation and accumulated silt in portions of Cupid Row, but this has only been accomplished under the observations and limitations imposed by regulators. Blackberry bush vegetation in portions of the area continue to overgrow the small drainage ditch and grow over residents' rear property fences. 

Residents have legitamate concerns about the protection priorities. As a side note, PG&E's Line 101 runs through this area.

2. Now hiring! The rec center is now accepting applications for day camp and lifeguard positions for summer employment for June through August. You must be 15 years old to apply. Lifeguards must have a valid Lifeguard Training Certifications issued by the American Red Cross. Interviews will take place in April. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Veterans Memorial Building. For more information, call 650-616-7180.

3. The San Bruno Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of the city, and it is always looking to provide assistance to new businesses seeking to move to San Bruno. The chamber also supports activities that benefit the community overall. For more information, call 650-588-0180 or visit the chamber's website.

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