There are so many ways to meet people and become involved in the BMC community. Here are some highlights on the opportunities to meet other parents in the area. To register for an event, log into BigTent.
Throughout the year, we host fantastic social events for our members and their families. We have a large Halloween Parade on Burlingame Avenue, host a Spring Fling Party in the Park in the spring and an Ice Cream Social in the summer. We also celebrate Kindness in November and the Holidays in December. These events feature entertainment and activities for the children. Once a year, we also host an incredible night out for parents (no kids allowed!). Watch for announcements for these events in BigTent and the newsletter. Please note: these events are very popular. We recommend an early registration so we can be sure to have enough of everything to make all our little guests happy.
We plan group activities for moms and children every month. Popular recurring events include children‘ s music, gymnastics, dance, swimming and yoga classes, walks for moms and infants, as well as berry and pumpkin picking trips. Different activities are planned for our three target ages: newborn to walking, toddlers and preschoolers. We also organize relaxing and entertaining events for moms to enjoy without their kids, such as private shopping events (make-up, bras, and baby products/clothes), lunches, dinners, group cooking/baking classes, wine tastings, Sunday brunches, game nights, movie nights and happy hours.
Throughout the year, we host many speaker events. Our speaker events are focused on the specific challenges of parenting young children. We offer classes on topics such as children and infant CPR, discipline, language development, lactation, sleep training, potty training, kindergarten, preschool, etc. We select topics of interests based on our members‘ feedback, look for reputable speakers to organize the class and negotiate the best possible pricing for our members.
Helping Hands activities ensure our interaction with our community at large and provide fundraising for our community partner non-profit organizations. Activities include preparing Thanksgiving baskets and other assembled bags for needy families, conducting holiday toy, used clothing and baby supply drives, “adopting” less-fortunate families at the holidays, drives, holiday toy drives for and other community-focused events. The Helping Hands team also organizes the annual BMC Flea, which provides a great place to find good-condition, second-hand products related to parenting and children, or a little something to spruce up your home with admission and table renting proceeds going directly to our community partner non-profit organizations.
Burlingame Mothers’ Club also has a variety of Subclubs available for you to join, including Working Moms Subclub, First Time Moms, Mom-Owned Business Subclub, and many more. Each Subclub has events and meetings set up by the subclub leaders. Login to Big Tent to see our full list of Subclubs.