Calendar of Events

August Calendar of Events – Richmond

National Night Out:

The Richmond Police Station will hold a community event to celebrate public safety,

featuring food, tour of the station, family fun and games, 461 Sixth Ave.,

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 4-7 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 666-8000.


Art Gallery Exhibit:

The Far Out Gallery features

“The Roaring Nineties: Harry Cohen – AbstractExpressionist,”

3004 Taraval St., Aug. 5-27, Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.,

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


Tim Cain’s Sing and Dance Party:

Tim Cain, playing the guitar, promises lots of laughter and a rollicking good time for

children and their caregivers,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2–3 p.m., free.

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


Knitting and Crocheting Circle:

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

all  levels welcome (men too),

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free.

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


Wolf Pack Wellness Walk:

A fundraiser for Argonne Elementary School programs, sponsored by the PTO,

Friday, Aug. 4.

For more informationor to donate, go to the website at


Summer Sing-a-long:

On the first Saturday of the month songs are sung from pop, rock, folk and show tunes

from the 1940-80s, all ages welcome, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave.,

Saturday, Aug. 5, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Make a Fidget Spinner:

Make one with a few pieces of duct tape, some marbles and a mini ball bearing piece,

supplies are limited so signups requested,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 3-4 p.m., free.

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


Sgt. Pepper is 50:

San Francisco musician Dulais Rhys discusses the background, creation and

songs of the Beatles’ revolutionary 1967 album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts

Club Band,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of both the record and the

Summer of Love, Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr.,

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2825.


Memory Loss, Dementia and, Alzheimer’s Disease:

Learn about the differences between normal aging and dementia, the basics of

Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the diagnostic process and management of the

disease, Richmond Branch Library, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

For more information, contact Stefanie Bonigut at (415) 463- 8506 or; or the Richmond Branch Library at (415) 355-5600.


Clarity in the Fog:

An afternoon of favorite readings, including short writings, quotations,

poems and haiku, proverbs and scraps of wisdom,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Learn to Make Kombucha:

A fermentation class with Dave Gomberg of SF Ferments,

the topic is how to make kombucha at home,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Aug. 12, 1-2:30 p.m., space limited,

first come, first served, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600


Dahlias on Display:

The Dahlia Society celebrates its centennial at its annual show, Golden

Gate Park, Hall of Flowers, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way,

Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission.

For more information, call (415) 994-2448.


Marble Machine Tinkering:

A STEM activity where a marble is rolled down a home-made contraption, built with

everyday materials and imagination, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information or reservations,

call (415) 355-2818.


Eclipse Viewing and Toddler Storytime:

Celebrate the solar eclipse at a hybrid eclipse viewing and storytime (view the eclipse,

story time from 10:30-11 a.m., then back outside to see how it has progressed),

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, free.

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


Celebrate Seniors:

The Richmond District Neighborhood Center is celebrating National Seniors Day

with entertainment, refreshments and more, 741 30th Ave.,

Monday, Aug. 21, 11a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.


Poems and Verses:

Poems and Verses is a literary club for writers who write in Russian,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6–8 p.m., free.

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


Researching Ancestors:

Introductory workshop teaches how to access and use the library’s

genealogy eResources, including Ancestry, to research a family’s history,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6:30-8 p.m., free.

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


Back-to-School Buttons for Teens:

Use recycled magazines and comics to make unique buttons, for ages 8 and up,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. both days, free.

For more information, send an e-mail to Dorcas at


High School Reunion:

George Washington High School will hold its annual reunion for

1970s graduates, and the 40th anniversary of the class of ’77,

Golden Gate Park, near Sharon Art Studio, Saturday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,

$10. For more information, send an e-mail to


The People of Crimea:

The history of the people of Crimea from antiquity to modernity, including

culture, religions and art, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


LEGO and Magnetic Tiles Free Play:

Youth can get creative building with LEGOs, pieces provided to create vehicles,

robots, castles and more, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave.,

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4-5:30 p.m., free.

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

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