Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekend Fun in Brisbane

The Brisbane Lagoon, looking southwest, with Fisherman's Park to the left of the photo.
The 2010 Brisbane Lagoon Cleanup is taking place tomorrow from 9:00am - 12:00 Noon at Fisherman's Park.  This year, the Brisbane Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission, in conjunction with the Brisbane Lions Club, South San Francisco Scavengers, Universal Paragon Corporation, and the California Coastal Commission are sponsoring this annual event.  Our Lagoon Cleanup coincides with the Worldwide Coastal Cleanup Day and gives you a chance to help improve the quality of life in Brisbane.  Bring your family and friends to the Brisbane Lagoon to remove garbage and debris from the shoreline around the Lagoon.  Plan to wear work clothes, bring gloves and sunscreen to assist with this work day.  Volunteers will be honored with a commemorative T-shirt, lunch and our special gratitude for a job well done.  We'll see you there!

After putting in some volunteering hours in the morning, why not join in on the BDW History Adventure Scavenger Hunt and Movie in the Park later that day? The fun starts at 4:00pm at the gazebo in the Community Park.  It's sure to be a fun time for people of all ages as they learn some history about Brisbane, catch a movie in the Park, all while supporting Brisbane Dance Workshop.  Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite 50's character!

The Brisbane annual "Day in the Park" is only one week away!  From 10am - 5pm on Saturday, Oct. 2nd, the Community Park will come alive with musical performances, children's entertainment, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses, and tables to tell you more about City initiatives (the Open Space & Ecology Committee will have a table showing examples of invasive and native plants) and other City-sponsored programs (the Alliance will provide information on the 2 commuter shuttles Brisbane residents may ride for FREE with a shuttle pass, with the first 250 visitors receiving a shuttle pass/ID holder).  There will also be FOOD from the Women's Club (baked goods 'n ice cream), Lion's Club (BBQ), Eagle's Club (nachos), Brisbane Youth Sports Association (sodas/water), Mothers of Brisbane (cotton candy) and Citizens for a Brisbane High School (corn on the cob). 

Also, the Brisbane Derby will be taking place once again at 8:00am at Plumas & San Francisco St. next Saturday as a kick-off to the "Day in the Park" celebration. It always makes for a fun time, watching on the sidelines as the most creatively-designed soap box cars race down San Francisco St., cheered on by on-lookers.  It may be an early start to the day, but boy is it worth it!  Come and witness the community and volunteer spirit that's alive and well in Brisbane!


TheresaJ said...

And don't forget... the Movie in the Park, with the screen setup under the gazebo, will begin at dusk (about 7PM), right after the Scavenger Hunt, plus we'll have dinner covered... you can purchase hot dogs, chile, popcorn, baked goods, beer, wine, soft drinks, etc. So, come for one or come for both. The weather is going to be fabulous and what would be more fun?!!!

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that the community festival announcement is hidden here and not on the city home page and not in the city on line calendar.

The City of Brisbane said...

We'll be making another annoucement for the Day in the Park Festival in tomorrow's blog posting, as well. Also, the City is unveiling its new website at Monday night's City Council meeting. The community calendar and homepage have been MAJORLY improved where information about upcoming City sponsored events will be clearly visible.