July Calendar of Events – Sunset

Art Exhibition:

An exhibit, Fox in the Fog, features sculptures by artist Stephen Fox,

Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., through July 30, open Saturdays and

Sundays, noon-6 p.m., free admission (opening reception July 8).

For more information, go to the website at


Healthy Aging and Healthy Brain Presentation:

Findings from the Institute for Health and Aging at UCSF will feature ways to keep the

brain healthy, Richmond Senior Center, 6221 Geary Blvd, third floor,

Thursday, July 6, 1 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 405-4675.


Knitting and Crocheting Circle:

Knitters and crocheters share their current projects in a fun and friendly atmosphere,

all levels welcome, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave.,

Friday, July 7, 3:30–5:30 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, July 8, 5-7 p.m., free.

For more information, send an e-mail to

or go to the website at


Old Prescriptions Collected:

A free way to dispose of expired or unwanted medicines,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, July 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free.

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


Scientific Facts About Chocolate:

An expert will discuss chocolate, with free samplings provided,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m., free.

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


Author’s Lecture:

Andrew Carroll will discuss his new book, “My Fellow Soldiers:

Gen. John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War,”

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Tuesday, July 11, 7-8 p.m., free.

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


Detecting Early Signs of Alzheimer’s:

A workshop addressing 10 warning signs and the benefits of early detection,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, July 12, 1-2:30 p.m., free

(Cantonese and Mandarin workshop from 2:30-4 p.m.).

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


Fiery Fermentable Edibles:

The authors of “Fermented Vegetables” host a meeting featuring 60 recipes for hot

sauces, mustards, pickles and more, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Wednesday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., free.

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


Science for Preschoolers:

A preschool science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

story time featuring digestion, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Thursday, July 13, 10:30-11 a.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2818.


Hip Hop Rockers for Youth:

The Alphabet Rockers hip hop concert gets children ages 3-9 speaking up and

singing to lyrics like “gonna be the change in the world, we all gotta see,”

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursday, July 13, 2-3 p.m., free.

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



Youth can “make a robot dance” with Ozobots, which is an easy way to introduce youth

to computer programming and coding, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Saturday, July 15, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.


Makey Makey:

Construct a banana piano or pencil drawing game controller using Makey Makey,

a simple invention kit that can turn everyday objects into touchpad to

use with the  Internet, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Saturday, July 15, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Beach Clean-Up:

Hosted by the Other Avenues Food Co-op, which will provide bags and disposable gloves

and serve hot beverages and bagels, meet at 3930 Judah St. before trekking

to Ocean Beach, Sunday, July 16, 11:30 a.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 682-9104.


Literature from Latin America:

A group discussion of literature that is translated from Latin American authors,

facilitated by SFSU professor Francisco Cardona,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, July 19, 7-8 p.m., free.

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


Gentle Exercises:

Circular Swing-Flowing Ocean, a gentle exercise resembling Qigong and meditation,

reduces stress and improves wellness of the body, mind and spirit,

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, July 22, 2-4 p.m., free.

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


Geology – It Starts with Rocks:

Robert Kozak of the SF Gem and Mineral Society presents a program on the geology

of the Bay Area and where cut and polished stones can be found to make jewelry,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, July 22, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Red Cross Disaster Education:

Learn how to become Red Cross ready and the importance of being well-prepared before

a disaster strikes, the 45-minute presentation will show how to build a kit, make a

plan and be informed, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.,

Saturday, July 22, 10-11:30 p.m., free.

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


Duct Tape Workshop: Sophie Maletsky will demonstrate how to make a wallet,

phone case, pen holder,or anything else that can be thought of, supplies provided,

ages 7 and up, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, July 26, 2-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2818.


Meet a National Park Service Ranger:

Learn about the flora, fauna, and tales of San Francisco through storytelling from a

local National Park Service ranger, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Thursday, July 27, 2-3 p.m., free.

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


Kite Making:

Create a unique kite and test run it at the park next to the library,

for ages five and older, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Friday, July 28, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

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


High School 10-Year Reunion:

For graduates of George Washington High School, Golden Gate Park

(site to be determined), Saturday, July 29, 2-6 p.m.

For more information, go to


SHARP Meeting:

The Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People will

host a community meeting featuring SF Supervisor Norman Yee to discuss proposed

senior housing at 250 Laguna Honda Blvd., Monday, July 31, 7 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at

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