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Things To Know: Celebrate 100 Years for El Camino Real

Also, don't forget about Concerts in the Park and National Night Out.

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

Today. Concerts at the Park. 6 p.m. It's back! Free concerts held in City Park begins today and goes on every Friday night until Aug. 31. Tonight, “Just For Kicks” (classic rock) will be performing. The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce will be selling wine at all five concerts for your adult enjoyment; $5 (includes wine glass), $3 refill, $20 full bottle. Wines served are available at the Bayhill Mollie Stone's. The Youth Activities Committee will also be selling snacks every week. Cash only please for all refreshments.

Sunday, Aug 5. Celebrate El Camino Real’s past and future as part of the farmers’ market in front of The Shops at Tanforan. Samtrans will have an information booth, and there will be other non-food special booths. Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Assemblyman Jerry Hill will be present to talk to their constituents. For more information, 650-616-7074.

Tuesday, Aug 7. Continue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first paving of El Camino Real with a historic car club procession, led by the Mid Peninsula Old Time Auto Club, from San Bruno's City Hall to Burlingame’s Washington Park. The festivities begin at the City Hall steps at 10 a.m., with a special viewing area for the car procession and keynote speakers from the event partners. A car display and picnic in Washington Park will follow, with a barbecue lunch available for purchase.

Tuesday, Aug 7. 1-2 p.m. Has your child ever wondered what it's like to be in the circus? The Circus Center of San Francisco will teach kids how to juggle, be a clown and more at Circus Arts, which will be held at The Shops at Tanforan outside of Old Navy.  

Tuesday, Aug 7. 6-8 p.m. Celebrate National Night Out by turning on your outside porch light and meeting with your neighbors to become better eyes and ears for your community. Kris Gonzales (k.gonzy@att.net or 650-615-9414) has reserved tables in the Grundy Park picnic area for a no-host get-together to discuss neighborhood safety.  Please bring an appetizer or dessert and something to drink.

Thursday, Aug 9.  Outside of Old Navy: 1-2:50pm - Marine Science Institute:  Learn about the San Francisco Bay Estuary and the Pacific Ocean's marine environments with travelling exhibits by the Marine Science Institute. Please note space is limited to the first 30 kids per class.  1-1:50pm - The Live Bay:  See live fish (including sharks!) up close and personal in a mobile aquarium from the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Learn about the feeding habits, adaptations, locomotion and predator/prey relationships of leopard sharks, halibut, perch, gobies, and other fish species via hands-on discovery.  2-2:50pm - The Rocky Shore:  Children will learn about tide-pools, tides and the incredible diversity of marine life that exists in these unique habitats located along the Northern California coast. They'll also have an opportunity to handle live fish and invertebrate species such as anemones, snails, urchins, mussels and even sea stars. For more information, call 650-873-2000.

Upcoming Events So You Can Plan Accordingly

Friday, Aug. 10. 10-11:30 a.m. Assemblyman Jerry Hill will be holding a Seniors Against Investment Fraud Prevention seminar at the Twin Pines Senior & Community Center, 20 Twin Pine Lane, in Belmont. RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome. For questions, call 650-349-1900.

Saturday, Aug. 11. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Safety Car Seat Installation Inspection - Orange Park parking lot across from the swimming pool.  Flier attached.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Jarry Hill and the city of South San Francisco.  Reservations at 829-3950 preferred but drive-ups will be worked in. This is also your chance to discuss with Assemblyman Hill your concerns and suggestions for Sacramento legislation.

Friday, Sept. 7. Start of Movies in the Park. For more information, call 650-616-7017.

Tuesday, Oct. 2. 6–8 p.m. Tastes of San Bruno will take place in the rec center. Reserve your vendor space or for tickets by calling the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce at 650-588-0180.

In Case You Missed This

The San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District recently reported that a third animal carrying West Nile virus was found in Redwood City. The vector control district reminds everyone to dump all standing water and to report dead birds and squirrels to 1-877-WNV-BIRD. For questions, call 650-344-8592.

Rob Chapman August 03, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Technically, this should be referred to as the 100th Anniversary of the paving of El Camino. El Camino Real has existed since the 1700's as a Spanish trail connecting all the missions in California. It was, until the early 20 century, traveled by horse & buggy. In 1912, a portion of the over 200 years old (at the time) road was paved over in San Mateo County. Or to put it another way, El Camino Real is now over 300 years old, not 100. So, yay for 100 years of pavement.

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