Calendar of Events

April Calendar of Events – Richmond


Technology Help for Seniors and Adults:

Need help with a Kindle, laptop, tablet or other electronic gadgets? Drop in and get help

from the Teen Volunteer Computer Corps, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.,

Sundays in April, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Leaving the Darkroom:

Camera less photos will be on display throughout the month, Far

Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., Opens April 1, open weekends, 12-6 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 463-5537.

Presidio’s Role in Internment of Japanese- Americans: During World War II:

The Presidio – the Army’s Western Defense Command – played a

pivotal role in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, purportedly

in the name of national security, the special exhibition marks 75 years since Lt.

Gen. John L. DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Orders,

Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., April through May, free.

For more information, call (415) 561-4400.

75th Anniversary of Capitol Records:

Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show and discuss rare photographs

from a newly-released book, “75 Years of Capitol Records,”

Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5656.

Primp for Prom:

Teens get tips on cleaning hands, picking a color and getting nails ready

for prom, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Friday, April 7, 3:30-5 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Save Muni Summit on SF Transportation:

A meeting for people who want to work on citywide transportation solutions,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, April 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Big SF Play Day:

An “old school” playdate, with bubbles, play dough and tactile tables,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, April 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Anza Branch Library’s 85th Anniversary Open House:

The open house will feature live jazz music, light refreshments, visit by a

fire engine, balloon twisting, face painting, origami cherry blossom crafting

and a self-powered bike that blends smoothies,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, April 8, 2-4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Artists Meet-up:

Artisans of SF will hold a meeting where artists can show their work

and leave it on display in the framing gallery,

2549 Irving St., Saturday, April 8, 5-7 p.m., free.

For more information, send an e-mail to or go to the website at

Richmond District Budget Meeting:

A meeting with District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer to hear the needs and concerns of

Richmond residents, Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave.,

Monday, April 10, 5:30-8 p.m., free.

For more information or to RSVP, send an

e-mail to

Junior Ranger Day:

SF Maritime National Historical Park will host a free

Junior Ranger Day geared toward children ages 5-12 and

their families, rangers and park volunteers will

lead demonstrations and teach crafts, including sea chantey sing-alongs,

building toy wooden boats and weaving rope,

Hyde St. Historic Pier, Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., regular admission rates.

For more information, call (415) 447-5000 or visit the website at

Anime and Manga Club:

The club is a program for teens 12-18 years of age,

Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., Saturday, April 15, 2- 3:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5656.

Reading and Guided Meditation:

Local author K.J. Landis teaches the value of silence

and reads from her latest book (signing afterwards),

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Saturday, April 15, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Plant and Tuber Sale:

The Dahlia Society of California will host its annual plant and tuber sale,

County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way,

Saturday, April 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon, free admission.

Beginner’s Guide to Belly Bugs:

The trillions of microscopic bacterial passengers in the human

body, known as “microbiomes,” and how they affect health will be discussed with local

physician Dr. Sarah Gupta, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Tuesday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Richmond SFPD Community Meeting:

A representative from the Richmond Police Station will host the

monthly community meeting  at the Richmond Branch Library,

351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, April 18, 6-7 p.m., free.

For more information, visit the website at

PAR General Membership Meeting:

Jeff Kositsky from the city’s department of homelessness

will give a presentation on homelessness in the Richmond,

Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave.,

Wednesday, April 19, 7 p.m., free.

UDN Chinese eBooks Platform Tutorial:

Learn how to use a Chinese e-books platform on PC and mobile devices, instruction in

Chinese, UDN offers eBooks and news published in traditional Chinese characters,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, April 19, 2-3:30 p.m., and

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., April 19, 7-8 p.m., free.

For more information or to register,

call (415) 355-2808 (Sunset) or (415) 355-5770 (Parkside).

Book Art for Teens:

Celebrate Earth Day by reusing a paperback book and learn the art of

paper-folding to create a “bookish hedgehog” to take home,

materials provided, ages 13-18,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, April 22, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Monday Monthly Craft:

Children can join an after-school craft, Ortega Branch Library,

3223 Ortega St., Monday, April 24, 3-4:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Creative Pasta Art and Sculpture:

Small motor and engineering activities using simple

dry pasta and play dough will be featured,

supplies provided, children younger than five must be

accompanied by an adult,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, April 25, 4-5:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355- 5717.

Mavra and Dido and Aeneas:

The SF Conservatory of Music presents fully-staged

productions of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Stravinsky’s “Mavra,”

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., free.

For more information, visit the website at

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