Calendar of Events

April Calendar of Events – Sunset

Technology Help for Seniors and Adults:

Need help with a Kindle, laptop, tablet or other electronic gadget? 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 city-wide 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 artisans2u@ gmail.com or

go to the website at http://www.facebook.com/ArtisansofSF.

 

Easter Sunrise Service:

The 95th annual non-denominational service will feature

local clergy under the lit Mt. Davidson Cross, Lansdale Avenue and

Dalewood Way, Sunday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 566-8393.

 

Author Reading:

Local author Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff will read from her

new book, “Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy of the Peoples Food System of

the San Francisco Bay Area, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Tuesday, April 11, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

 

Junior Ranger Day:

SF Maritime National Historical Park will host a free

Junior Ranger Day geared toward children ages 5-12 and their families, 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 http://www.nps.gov.safr.

 

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.

 

Endangered Species of San Bruno Mountain:

Celebrate Earth Day with David Schooley, the Bay Area’s lifelong

campaigner for protecting San Bruno Mountain and saving its

Mission Blue butterflies and other rare animal and plant

life via the Endangered Species Act, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Wednesday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

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

 

UDN Chinese eBooks Platform Tutorial:

Learn how to use a Chinese ebooks 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 http://sfcm.edu.

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