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There is no shortage of things to do in the Baywood community, San Mateo, and the Peninsula. 


Our friends at the San Mateo Daily Journal maintain a comprehensive event calendar filled with activities for kids, families, and seniors. Check out to see what's going on in the Peninsula!



Go Solar at Home - Webinar

November 1, 2023

Interested in going electric and making your home more environmentally sustainable and healthier? Bay Area SunShares is hosting another free informational webinar on Nov. 1. Learn about solar and storage basics, how to take advantage of the SunShares discount, and ask a pre-vetted installer questions during a live Q&A. Register to attend online. Visit to learn more about clean energy options for renters and homeowners.

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Online

Home Electric Workshop

November 16, 2023

This workshop will feature San Mateo homeowners sharing their electric home journeys and lessons learned from their experience. After the homeowner presentations, there will be time for a discussion to encourage a dialogue between presenters and attendees and to hear your questions and concerns about electrification. Workshop attendees will walk away with their own plan on how to get started on going electric. Snacks will be provided.  

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: San Mateo Public Library

Grease - Aragon Spring Musical

Come see Aragon High School's Drama program in action! It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping “Pink Ladies” are looking sassy in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

Thursday, November 16 @ 7 pm
Friday, November 17 @ 7 pm
Saturday, November 18 @ 7 pm
Sunday, November 19 @ 2 pm

Rockin' Holiday Show & Tree Lighting

November 17, 2023

Start off the holidays celebrating at our Rockin’ Holiday Show and Tree Lighting on Friday, November 17 at 5:30pm. Be dazzled with a live music tribute featuring impersonators Elton John, Cher, and Travis Allen as Elvis, whose extraordinary likeness and talent brings each real artist’s music to life. Be transported back in time with stand-out, all-time favorite hits and jingle jammin’ holiday tunes by these amazing performers. Emceed by Host Greg Sherrell, join us for a show-stopping evening of entertainment for the entire family. Plus, be ready to cheer on Santa as he arrives to light the tree. 

Time: 5:00 PM -7:00PM

Location: North Block Plaza, Hillsdale Mall

Domingo & Friends in Concert

November 18, 2023

Join the San Mateo Public Library for a special evening concert at the library with Domingo and Friends, featuring Bay Area bassist, Domingo Balinton, who comes from the musical family of Sugar Pie DeSanto and Etta James, and developed his artistry during the Fillmore’s “Harlem of the West” era.  Find more of the adult programs and events on the library web page.

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Oak Room, San Mateo Public Library

City Council Meeting - Draft Design Standards for New Housing Buildings

November 20, 2023

Ever wonder why buildings look the way they do? Are you interested in how new construction will be designed in San Mateo? Check out the new draft Objective Design Standards (ODS) for multi-family and residential mixed-use development! The City Council will next meet to consider approving the new rules. The revised Objective Design Standards will be available for public review one week prior to the City Council meeting on the ODS project web page. The staff report and other meeting materials will be available through the Public Meeting Portal.

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Hybrid Format (remotely via Zoom and in person at City Hall Council Chambers,330 W. 20th Avenue)

Winter Wonder Walk on 25th Ave

December 1, 2023

Shop at local businesses and enjoy seasonal promotions, festive treats, holiday music and cheer. There will be fun for the little ones too, including cookies and milk, face-painting and an opportunity to meet Santa!

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: 25th Ave, San Mateo

Winter Wonderland

December 2, 2023

Enjoy this indoor winter-themed event for the whole family! Winter Wonderland features holiday music, crafts, photo opportunities, cookie decorating and hot chocolate! Crafts are free and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Take photos with our winter-themed decorations throughout and outside of the center! The Ta'Contreras food truck (mexican food) will be selling food for the duration of the event. 

Time: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM

Location: Central Recreation Center, Central Park

Fixit Clinic

December 9, 2023

Bring: broken electronics, appliances, toys, etc. for assessment,disassembly, and possible repair. The SMPL will provide workspace, tools, and guidance by specialists from to help you disassemble, troubleshoot & maybe even FIX your item.​ Walk-ins are always welcome but please register in advance select the 2023 San Mateo Public Library event.

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Oak Room, San Mateo Public Library

San Mateo on Ice

November 10 - January 7, 2023

Central Park is getting into the holiday spirit as they open the festive annual outdoor ice skating rink. You won’t want to miss this wonderful holiday tradition, so lace up your skates and get ready to make unforgettable memories with your family and friends. The outdoor rink is hosted on our Fitzgerald Baseball field on the corner of El Camino Real and Fifth Avenue in Downtown San Mateo. Be sure to join us for free sponsored community skate days on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. For tickets and more information, visit San Mateo On Ice.

Location: Central Park

The San Mateo Public Library is offering virtual storytimes, lessons, workshops, and more! 

Check out all of their daily activities using this link.

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