Here are some important things happening around San Bruno that everyone should know about in the upcoming week:
Today, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The will debut two new self-checkout machines. The machines utilize Radio Frequency Identification technology, which allows for faster check out of library materials. The self-checkout machines will help the library keep up with increasing circulation while maintaining current staff levels.
Today, 6 p.m. The San Bruno Region 249 AYSO Soccerfest parade will be kicking off the 2011 season at the lower . The San Bruno AYSO Soccer League is open to all boys and girls ages 4 to 18. San Bruno AYSO comprises more than 1,200 players and a host of volunteers, including more than 150 coaches and more than 50 referees, in addition to people responsible for fields, schedules, permits, uniforms, equipment and everything else involved in safe, fair and fun soccer for kids. For more information, call 650-873-AYSO or 650-873-2976.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. AYSO soccer games begin on the lower Crestmoor High athletic field. Open to the public.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At this Sunday's downtown farmers' market, say the Facebook secret word to the market manager Keith and win a prize. Check out the farmers' market Facebook page and look for the secret word. Also, if you like the farmers' market, contact the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce at 650-588-0180 or email@example.com and tell them you desire to have the market back again in 2012.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The city will be holding a in City Park for the Sept. 9 fire survivors. Please RSVP for this event and potluck desserts on the city's website.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 a.m. to noon. County mosquito helicopter treatment will take place over Mills Filed (adjacent to Belle Air Elementary School). For more information, call 650-344-8592.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5-9 p.m. will be holding a Chevy’s Night fundraiser in South San Francisco. Contact any John Muir parent for information. A fundraiser coupon is needed. Many other San Bruno schools have similar fundraisers during the school year. Contact your student’s school to find out when and where. This costs you nothing extra over the cost of your meal and a percentage of the amount you spend goes back to your school. Please support these fundraisers.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with and La Kalle 105.7FM on the lower level by Old Navy. Enjoy exciting entertainment featuring Latin dance
performances, music and more. Five lucky shoppers will win a pair of tickets to see Marc Anthony in concert on Sept. 23.
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1. BIG 5 is now open at 855 El Camino Real (old Blockbuster Video location).
2. Caltrain has declared September Rail Safety Month. Caltrain addresses safety through a comprehensive program focused on the “three E’s of railroad safety”: education, enforcement and engineering.
As an active member of Operation Lifesaver, Caltrain offers a free education program for community organizations, schools and businesses on the Peninsula. The presentation includes a short video and a question and answer period and can be tailored to groups of all ages. To schedule a presentation, call Tasha Bartholomew at 650-508-7927.
Rail safety tips can be found at www.caltrain.com by clicking on the Rail Safety button.
3. The San Bruno Citizens Crime Prevention Committee’s September safety tip in both English and Spanish is attached. This committee, whose priority project is to start Neighborhood Watch groups meets the second Thursday monthly at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.