Things To Know: St. Robert's Parish Festival Starts Today

Also, don't forget about the city's Arbor Day celebration, the next Movie in the Park and Java With Jerry in San Mateo.

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

Today. Dusk. Movies in the Park will start at dusk at the tennis courts with “The Blind Side." For more information, call Jennie at 650-616-7184.

Today, Saturday and Sunday.  will hold its parish festival, with the theme "Lei'd Back" this year. The weekend will be filled with family fun, game booths, prizes, carnival rides, valet parking, special events and performances and food.

Saturday, Sept. 15. The city's Arbor Day celebration starts at 10 a.m. in . Come help green up San Bruno and plant a tree in the park.  Register as a volunteer at the rec center. For more information, call Jeff at 650-616-7180.

Sunday, Sept 16. 9 a.m.-1 pm. The weekly farmers' market will take place in front of The Shops at Tanforan. The special “event” of the day will be Urban Farming Day – Ask an Urban Farmer. The on-site farmers’ market manager, Ashley, will bring Miracle Grow potting soil, egg cartons and seeds (shiso, mustard, garden bean, sweet thai basils, red scarlet zinna, german chamonmile, thyme, oreganos, common sage, sweet basil, lemon basil and catnip) so that shoppers can come, choose their seeds, plant them and have something to walk away with. An application for a booth is attached. For more information, call PCFMA at 925-825-9090 or the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce at 650-588-0180. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19. 8-9 a.m. You can join Assemblyman Jerry Hill at the San Mateo Coffee Company, 127 West 25th Ave., in San Mateo for another Java With Jerry, where you can speak face-to-face with our local state legislator and let him know where you support him and where your views differ from his.  Assemblyman Hill will be providing the free coffee. For more information, call 650-349-1900.

Wednesday, Sept. 19. 11:15-11:45 a.m. The San Bruno library will hold another baby storytime in the Children’s Room. Babies learn the shape of a book and that it means something fun. No signup required. For more information, call Raquel Metcalfe at 650-616-7078.

Wednesday, Sept. 19. Talk Like A Pirate Day starts at 4 p.m. in the library with a rollicking sing-along musical storytime starring special guest Thom Bail from the famous Pacifica Library musical storytime series. Practice your "Arrrrghs" and "Ahoy, Me Hearties." Costumes welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 20. 11:15-11:45 am. The San Bruno library will hold another Itsy-Bitsy story time, which is recommended for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old. For more information, email sbpl@plsinfo.org.

Upcoming Events So You Can Plan Accordingly

Friday, Sept. 21. At dusk, the Movie in the Park will be followed by Family Overnighter in the Park. For more information, call Jennie at 650-616-7184.

Saturday, Sept. 22. Join the San Bruno community at 9:30 a.m. to dedicate the new Lions Field, which was converted to a year-round athletic facility. Drive to the south end of Third or First avenues.

Monday, Sept. 24. Starting this day and continuing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and from 1:30-6 p.m. on Thursdays, the San Bruno Library Homework Center will be open in the Community Room, and it is free and open to students in grades K-8. Students and parents must sign a registration form (available in the children’s room) before a student uses the Homework Center. It is recommended that parents of children younger than 10 years old remain in the library building while their child is at the center. The Homework Center will provide computers to complete assignments, access to online tutoring, and a Homework Center Site Manager will create an atmosphere conducive to studying as well as help children complete their homework, as time permits. The Homework Center does not provide one-on-one tutoring. For more information, call 650-616-7078 or email sbpl@plsinfo.org.

Tuesday, Oct 2. SAVE THIS DATE for this year's Tastes of San Bruno. The restaurant participation application and updated flier listing the first few of the participating restaurants is attached.  For more information, call 650-588-0180 or visit www.sanbrunochamber.com. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber at 618 San Mateo Ave. or online at Eventbrite.

Who's Who and What's What

1. Are you a San Mateo Avenue Business? Councilwoman Irene O'Connell reports that the city, along with its Beautification Task Force and the Chamber of Commerce, are asking for businesses on San Mateo Avenue to sponsor a tree pot along the Avenue—to water and weed it. Diddalidoo and Never Too Latte have agreed to sponsor theirs, and the group will be asking others soon. If you are a business that would like to join in (or know of a business who would like to join in), please have them call Councilwoman O'Connell at 650-589-9985 or email her at IOConnell@ci.sanbruno.ca.us.

2. The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce is finalizing its 2012-2014 City Map, a resource for members, businesses, relocation, newcomers, visitors and tourists.  There are still a limited number of ad spaces available on a first come basis. Fax your filled out flier (attached) to the chamber at 650-588-6473 or email it directly to Deloris Spikes at 760-443-0909, or email it to chamberpub@gmail.com.

3. PG&E’s high-pressure gas pipeline, Line 101, that runs parallel to the Seventh Avenue property lines has been observed with a small section uncovered. On Tuesday, representatives from most of the agencies needing to OK the permits before work can begin met on site. Verbal approval was given to erect a temporary fence along the inner road to help protect the exposed pipe section from damage from falling items off of vehicles while the inspection and repair work begins. I'm looking to being able to report very soon that the work has actually started.

4. The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District reminds residents that this is the high point in the West Nile Virus season. Dump all standing water. Report dead birds and squirrels to 1-877-WNV-BIRD.

5. You can blog for the San Bruno Patch. You don’t have to be a great writer or a journalist to blog and there are no rules about how often you blog or what you write about. There are more than 18,000 Local Voices blogging on Patches across the country. This is a great opportunity for us to get the word out about what we are doing and what you are doing in and around our community. If you know others who might be interested, you should contact San Bruno Patch Editor Martin Ricard martin@patch.com or share this link: http://sanbruno.patch.com/blog/apply.

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