Calendar of Events

December Calendar of Events

Photo Exhibit:

An exhibit called “Waking Dreams: Photographs by Sonia Melnikova-Raich” will open at

the Far Out Gallery on Dec. 2 (artist’s reception at 2 p.m.) and run through December,

3004 Taraval St., open Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Free Sewing Class:

Wee Scotty will feature the creation of holiday hats at its free Sunday classes

(except Dec. 24 and Dec. 31), 609 Clement St., noon-2 p.m.

For more information, call (415) 221-9200 or go to the website at


Monthly LEGO Club:

The Merced Branch Library hosts some “wild and crazy” LEGO creations, family

participation encouraged, 155 Winston Dr., first Tuesday of every month,

4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2825.


Mixed Media Wreaths:

Use repurposed materials to create a holiday wreath, materials provided,

for ages 10 and older, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave.,

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Tips for Parents about Enrolling in Public Schools:

Information about elementary, middle and high schools will be available from Parents

for Public Schools of San Francisco, which hosts the event, Ortega Branch Library,

3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., free.

For more information or to pre-register, call (415) 861-7077.


 “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park:”

The SF Recreation and Park Department hosts a holiday tradition, the lighting of the

city’s official holiday tree, with numerous activities and hot cider and cookies,

John McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park, Thursday, Dec. 7, 4-7 p.m., free.


 Teen Gaming Competition:

Video gaming in a movie theater-type environment, games provided,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Friday, Dec. 8, 3:30-5 p.m., free.

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


Making Geometric Models:

Participants can learn to make 3-D models of simple, symmetrical Platonic solids: see-

through ones of toothpicks and more solid ones from cardboard patterns by learning the

secrets of symmetry known for more than 1,000 years (ages 10 and older),

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free.

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


Artists Meet-up: 

Artists are encouraged to bring an original piece of art to show for the month of

December on the walls of The Artisans, 2549 Irving St., Saturday, Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m., free.

For more information, call Joe at (415) 921-0456.


The Magic and Mystery of Vincent van Gogh: 

Presented by Marlene Aron, a leisurely 90 minutes viewing the art of the

passionate and brilliant Post-Impressionist master,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

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


Chamber Music: 

The Telegraph Quartet at the SF Conservatory of Music performs works by

Beethoven and Schoenberg, 50 Oak St., Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


Winter Rose Pruning Demonstration: 

Presented by the SF Rose Society, Golden Gate Park Rose Garden, John F. Kennedy Drive,

Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 656-4346.


Holiday Mercantile Pop-up:

The Sunset Mercantile and Inner Sunset Flea Market hosts 85-plus local artists,

merchants and craftspeople, SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park,

Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way,

Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission.

For more information, call (415) 465-2475.


Sidewalk Sale: 

Local artists and authors will hold a sidewalk sale featuring books, cards, maps,

jewelry and more, Other Avenues Food Co-op, 3930 Judah St.,

Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 661-7475.


Making Mug Cakes: 

Satisfy a sweet tooth instantly with a microwaved cake prepared and baked in a mug,

choose from quick and easy recipes that are ready in minutes, even in a dorm room,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., free.

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


Holiday Cupcake Decorations:

Join library staff to make a seasonal decorated cupcake,

Anza Branch Library, Thursday, Dec. 14, 4-5 p.m., free.

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


Forest Hill Concerts:

Featuring two-time Grammy-winning violinist Mads Tolling and Larry Vuckovich

performing various types of jazz, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd.,

Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., $20 donation requested.

For more information, call (415) 566-1414.


Holiday Green Crafts for Families:

Make homemade gifts, including newspaper baskets, origami Christmas trees and hand

scrubs, with your family, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.


Holiday Sing-A-Long:

A variety of holiday songs, including Christmas carols, will be sung,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-3 p.m., free.

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


Bolshoi Theater Lecture:

The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia is one of the largest in Russia and one of

the most significant in the world of opera and ballet,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Lip Balm and Bath Bombs for Teens:

Make lip balms and bath bombs to take home as gifts for others or as items to pamper

yourself, ages 13-18, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Thursday, Dec. 21, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Fancy Finger and Toe Nails for Teens:

Drop into the Ortega Branch Library to decorate finger and toe nails, supplies and

nail art books available, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.,

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 3-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.


Big Playdate for Youth:

Play stations that promote sensory, auditory and spatial explorations

will be set up to encourage language skills, ages 3 and older,

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10-11 a.m., free.

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


Family Dance Party:

A “noon year’s eve celebration,” complete with a countdown, balloon

drop and noisemakers, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Saturday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

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