Friday, April 02, 2010

The Time is NOW

If you haven't already done so, open those Census envelopes up, take 10 minutes to fill it out, and mail it back TODAY. Yesterday was Census Day, marking the halfway point for Census outreach efforts in making sure everyone is counted. If Census forms are not received and processed by April 22nd, it is likely a Census Enumerator will visit your household. You can avoid this by simply completing the 10-question Census form. If you have any questions, Roxana Griggs from the Census Bureau is available to answer those. Visit her at the Questionnaire Assistance Center located within Brisbane City Hall (50 Park Place) M, T, Th, F 10am - 1pm and W 4pm-7pm. And remember, if a Census Enumerator does show up on your doorstep, make sure they are wearing a Census Bureau badge that looks like this:

Also, you are highly encouraged by the Census Bureau to request to see the enumerator's photo I.D. And please be aware that the Census Bureau will NEVER call you on the phone to request any personal information - so don't give it! Just turn in your Census form and you'll be done for another 10 years.

Next Sunday, April 11th, a portion of San Francisco Ave. will be open for people to walk, bike, run, roll, play, and enjoy being active and healthy. Streets Alive San Mateo County will take place from 10am - 2pm, so come on down to the corner of Visitacion & San Francisco Ave. where you'll be greeted with healthy food, giveaways, and firefighters giving out a Healthy Firefighter's Cookbook! There will also be FREE blood pressure screenings and health information available, as well as promotional materials about Bike to Work Day (which takes place Thursday, May 13th). Before you leave, take in performances by class instructors, and tour through the Community Garden where you can also learn about composting. May Streets Alive inspire us all with ways in which we can be more active and healthy!

Get your kids started on this over the weekend by attending the Silverspot and Lion's Club Easter Egg Hunts! On Saturday, the Mothers of Brisbane will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visit for kids ages 0-5 yrs. at the Tot Lot at Silverspot (4 Solano St.) The Easter Bunny arrives at 10am and the Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30am. The older kids will have their own hunt at Lipman Middle School, sponsored by the Lions Club, on Easter Sunday, beginning at 1pm at Lipman Middle School (1 Solano). As shown in the photo above, it's a time that kids, and parents alike, can enjoy together. (And should it rain on Sunday, please head to the Community Center - 250 Visitacion - where the festivities will ensue!)

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