Calendar of Events

August Calendar of Events – Sunset District

Art Gallery Exhibit:

The Far Out Gallery features “The Roaring Nineties: Harry Cohen –

Abstract Expressionist,” 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.


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 sign-ups 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.


YOU are the Magic:

Comedy Magician Heather Rogers performs magic, juggling and escapes

with lots of audience participation and a mini-magic workshop at the end of the show,

for all ages, three west side locations on Thursday, Aug. 10:

  • Sunset Branch Library, 10:30–11:15 a.m.;
  • Park Branch Library, 2–2:45 p.m.;
  • Richmond Branch Library, 3:30–4:15 p.m.


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, storytime 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, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 751-6600.


Craft Night:

Make buttons using images from discarded books and magazines or

create your own design,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5770 or e-mail


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.


University Construction Update:

The University of California, San Francisco, is holding its quarterly community

meeting to discuss construction issues at the Parnassus campus,

745 Parnassus Ave., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., free.

For more information, send an e-mail to


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:

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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