Let’s Celebrate 2015 Harvest Season Together!
The first day of Autumn is September 23, 2015. As Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt once wrote, “It is the summer’s great last heat. It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.”
In San Mateo, there’s plenty to celebrate during this harvest season, including the 19th Annual Wine Walk, the scrumptious Bacon & Brew Festival and San Mateo on Ice – a quintessential outdoor ice skating rink opening in Central Park on November 14th!
Below is a lineup of events & activities taking place in San Mateo this Fall Season. Explore the best of San Mateo together with your friends and family!
San Mateo Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Health and Wellness Fair Event will feature:
• Community Resources
• Free Screenings
• Health & Wellness Vendors
View event flyer for more details.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Explore the grand homes of the Peninsula in the late 1800’s as San Francisco millionaires sought to impress their neighbors. Learn about the suburban lifestyles at the time and discover the fate of some the great estates of the Peninsula. Presented by Carmen Blair, Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association.
Friday, October 2, 2015 & Friday, November 6, 2015
Knits For Life @ Claremont Art Studios #DowntownSanMateo
A group of San Mateo artists are inviting the public to come join the city’s expanded First Friday, now at several open studio locations in San Mateo, CA. Check out this month’s First Friday activities, including art, dance, music, jewelry, and food!
First Fridays are a popular event held in cities throughout the United States and San Mateo artists hope to create a thriving event by opening the doors to Claremont Studios, Scribble Me Happy, The Shop at Flywheel Press, Neologian Art Gallery, Arts Unity Movement and others.
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First Fridays @ The Shop at Flywheel Press #DowntownSanMateo
The Shop at Flywheel Press, which first began the local event about two years ago, has organized a street market filled with vendors selling locally crafted good, drinks, a food truck and live music for the public to enjoy this Friday.
“It’s a nationally recognized event that happens all over the country and usually it happens in art districts. But San Mateo doesn’t really have an art district,” Flywheel Press owner Amber Seguine said. “We kind of just took it upon ourselves to host the first First Friday and it’s grown a ton and it’s amazing.” Source: The Daily Journal Article, July 2014, by Samantha Weigel
Mark your calendars for the First Friday of each month. See you there!
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Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4, 2015
Shop all three days – new books everyday! Pick from a great selection of books at bargain prices. Proceeds will help develop the Library’s collections.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
From beets, carrots and radishes to sweet butter lettuce, peppery arugula and crisp romaine, learn everything you need to know about growing your favorite salads. Join us October 3, 1-2pm for this hands-on gardening workshop. The monthly Edible Gardening classes are hosted by Star Apple Edible + Fine Gardening and take place at Persimmon Park Community Garden in Bay Meadows.
Click here for event details.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Enjoy an afternoon in Downtown San Mateo celebrating the 19th year of this community favorite. San Mateo Wine Walk 2015 is Saturday Oct 3, 2-5pm.
Downtown merchants open their shops as “tasting rooms” where you can sip and savor wines from California’s best wine regions. Participating businesses go all out and invite you to explore all they have to offer! Many partner with local restaurants or provide light bites to nibble while you taste.
Music, entertainment, prizes and a lively atmosphere are all part of the experience for Wine Walk attendees and our downtown businesses won’t disappoint! The event ends just in time for dinner, so stay downtown and enjoy some of our fine dining and make the most of your time in San Mateo.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 & Sunday, November 1, 2015
The Master Gardeners are available at this plant clinic, to answer your questions from general information to advice about specific problems. You may bring samples of your plants for better diagnosis. Use a Ziploc or similar bag to carry your sample. If you suspect insect damage, try to include some of the insects so they can be correctly identified.
Click here for more information about this plant clinic event.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
A color slide presentation of choice California native plants for Bay Area gardens, rendered through a modern lens by Geoffrey Coffey, president of Madrono Landscape Design Studio in San Francisco. Geoff knows how to weave native plants and fine materials through a modern lens, putting color, texture, and aroma into the built landscape.
Native plants are wildlife friendly, drought-tolerant, and locally appropriate — not to mention beautiful. Hosted By: San Mateo Arboretum Society.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Bacon and Brew Festival San Mateo, which will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Central Park in Downtown San Mateo. The high profile Saturday festival will feature an expo offering food vendors, craft artisans, live music, craft brew tastings and much more!
Each food vendor has to incorporate bacon in their food. Some of the items: Bacon fried chicken, porky fries, bacon kettle corn, bacon lobster rolls, po boys with bacon, beer and bacon ice cream, kahlúa pork tacos, and so much more!
Get your tickets now!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Are you wondering how your local government makes decisions that impact you and your friends? Do you want to have input into future teen programs your city provides? The City of San Mateo’s Annual Youth in Government Day is is open to students attending Aragon, San Mateo, Hillsdale and Serra High Schools, and provides a great opportunity for students to learn how a local government agency functions and makes decisions.
This one-day event is sponsored by the San Mateo City Council, San Mateo High School District and the San Mateo Rotary Club. A day of school will be missed, but not as an absence. Please contact the teen department for details on how you can get involved! Visit event listing online. Or contact Tracy Brumett 650-522.7478 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Come in costume and trick-or-treat along 3rd Avenue and beyond. Free for the whole family! Hosted by Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA)
Saturday, October 24th, 2015 (11am- 2pm) in the US Bank Parking Lot.
Thursday, October 29 & Friday, October 30, 2015
Discover Bay Tree Bistro, a neighborhood lunch destination featuring gourmet meals. Our affordable lunches are ideal for meeting–up with your friends or making some new ones. Join us weekdays for daily delicious meals prepared by Executive Chef Artie Serrano of Creekside Grill.
These healthy and nutritious meals typically include a starter, main course and dessert. Lunch is at 12 noon each Day and the doors open at 11:30am. Reservations may be made by phone, email or in person; 650.522.7490 or @ email@example.com. View event online.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Join us for a fun, safe and spooktacular Halloween event for the entire family! Enter the costume contest, you may be a winner.
Win prizes, play games, create Halloween crafts and take a walk through our Enchanted Forest.
This event is primarily designed for preschool and elementary school-age children. Click here for more details.
Looking for ways to grow your business and expand your connections? Network and socialize with business owners, professionals and community leaders in a business casual, energetic, and FUN San Mateo business referral network. Great networking opportunities are available. Visit the San Mateo Chamber Calendar of Events webpage and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 401-2440.
The San Mateo Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business on the mid-San Francisco Peninsula. Our Chamber promotes business and the public interest through representation, advocacy and sponsorship. The Chamber organizes and funds programs that support the economic, civic, cultural and educational excellence of the San Mateo.
November 14, 2015 thru January 10, 2016
Celebrate the holiday season with San Mateo on Ice! Open to the public on Saturday, November 14th, and will be open daily (including holidays) through Sunday, January 10th, 2016; weekdays: 2-10 p.m. –Weekends & Holidays: 12-10 p.m. Located in Central Park, San Mateo. The outdoor ice rink features 9,000 square feet of REAL ice. Skaters will be able to skate in the sunshine during the day, and under the stars at night.
Open to all ages, offering daily recreational ice skating, free skate rental included. San Mateo on Ice also offers parties, private ice time, special events, and skating lessons. Tickets are good all day (no in and out privileges)
Tickets will be available starting October 1st. Click here for more information.
$15.00 to skate all day, includes free skate rental.
*Same day re-entry – $5
Friday, November 20, 2015
Join us for our favorite feast. Wear your best for this celebration of thanks. Pre-registration is required. Course # 67526.
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