June Calendar of Events – Sunset District

Summer of Love Ideals:

The Other Avenues Food Co-op celebrates the Flower Power Era by hosting an authors’

book reading event with two local authors, Mat Callahan and Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff,

Sunset Youth Center, 3918 Judah St., Saturday, June 3, 2-4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 661-7475.



How Coffee is Made: A special presentation at the Conservatory of Flowers,

100 John F. Kennedy Dr., Golden Gate Park, Saturday, June 3,

ongoing noon to 3 p.m., free with Conservatory admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Artist’s Gallery Display:

The Far Out Gallery features “Rita Soyfertis: Transparency Wave. Drawing Installation,”

3004 Taraval St., June 3 through June 25, open weekends noon-6 p.m. (artist’s reception

June 3), free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Jimbo the Musical Clown:

Jimbo the Clown delights audiences of all ages with his accordion music from

around the world, circus skills, hat tricks, juggling, dance, pantomime and skits with

audience participation, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave.,

Monday, June 5, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Dealing with Digital Photos:

Library staff will demonstrate how to use an iPhone, smart phone, iPad, tablet,

digital camera or other device to take and store photos,

Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr.,

Wednesday, June 7, 2-4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2825.


Succulent and Cactus Show and Sale:

Sponsored by the SF Succulent and Cactus Society, the 30th annual event features

“a wide variety of colorful drought-tolerant succulent plants that dazzle the senses in an

array of hues and shades,”

SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 Ninth Ave.,

Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


History of SF Film Festival:

Miguel Pendas will talk about “Art, Glamor, andPolitics: The Early Years of SFIFF,”

SF Museum and Historical Society, Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Blvd.,

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m., non-members $5-$10.

For more information, go to the website at


Taste It – Frozen Custard:

Bruno Tse from the Rolling Out café will demonstrate how to make frozen custard

with dry ice, tasting to follow, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free.

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


Good Fat, Bad Fat:

Everything Americans have been taught for decades about fat has

been wrong, butter, cream and coconut oil are good for your health,

“Superior Self” author K.J. Landis, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30-8 p.m., free. RSVP to sign up requested by emailing or calling (415) 355-2808.


Boswick the Clown:

The hilarious antics of Boswick the Clown, a.k.a. Boswick Turnstyle,

a former Ringling Brothers Circus clown with a slapstick style, for

children of all ages, Presidio Branch Library, Tuesday, June 13, 4–5 p.m., free.

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


Supporting the Immigrant Cause:

The SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network and People Organizing to Demand

Environmental and Economic Rights make a presentation on various immigrant issues,

Parkside Branch Library, Wednesday, June 14, 7–8 p.m., free.

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


Beginning Bicycle workshop:

Traffic Skills 101 is a two-part course that covers everything about biking in the City,

great for anyone wanting to hone their skills or

those intimidated by urban biking, Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St.,

Wednesday, June 14, 6-8 p.m., free.

For more information or to register, go to the website at


All about Rice:

There are more than 2,500 varieties of rice in the world, learn about the

11,000-year-old tradition of growing rice and the rice life cycle, for ages five and older,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursday, June 15, 3:30-5 p.m., free.

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


Spa Day Challenge:

Take care of your self by doing fingernails, making scrubs and sharing useful

self-care tips, for ages 10-18, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Friday, June 16, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, contact Dorcas at


iPad Stop Motion for Teens:

Create a stop motion movie using iPad Stop Motion, a science, technology and

engineering program,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, June 17, 3-4 p.m., free.

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


Create Greeting Cards with Fabric Scraps:

Spark the creative spirit by making greeting cards with fabric scraps, all materials

provided, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Sunday, June 18, 2-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808 or e-mail


Physical Awareness Through Movement:

A class using the Feldenkrais Method is beneficial for anyone interested in improving

posture, breathing, balance, coordination and easing muscle tension and aches,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, June 21, 6-7 p.m., free.

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


Personal Preparedness Training Workshop:

Jessica Cen, CYC, will explain how to prepare disaster supplies, make a

communication plan and respond to earthquakes and fires,

Cantonese translation available,

Richmond Senior Center, 6221 Geary Blvd., Third Floor, Thursday, June 22, 1-2 p.m. free.

For more information, call (415) 876-3333.



Video and Board Games for Teens:

Teen gamers (ages 13-18 only) get together on the fourth Thursday to battle it out for the

title and bragging rights of “best gamer evan,” Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Thursday, June 22, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, contact Jen at (415) 355-5610 or


National Park Service Shuttle Tour of the Presidio:

Discover native plants and birds, and learn about the history of the

national park service, shuttle picks up participants at 11 a.m. and

returns at 3 p.m., with a 2 p.m. ranger talk, sponsored by the National Park

Service (bring a lunch), Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.,

Saturday, June 24, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.


Warriors Sports Beat:

Connor Letourneau, the beat writer for the SF Chronicle covering

the Golden State Warriors, will talk about the current playoff run and future of

the team, Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP),

1736 Ninth Ave., Monday, June 26, 7 p.m., free.


Bubble Madnesss:

Gallons of bubble mix and some interesting bubble makers will be

available, or bring a wand and see what happens, all ages welcome,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, June 27, 2–4 p.m., free.

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


Summer Teen Book Trailers:

Teens can find out what’s new, what’s coming out and something to read,

watch the latest teen book trailers, author interviews and more (snacks), ages 12-18,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Friday, June 30, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, contact Dorcas at (415) 355-5770 or

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