Calendar of Events

April Calendar of Events

Pangu Shengong: Pangu Shengong, a specialized form of Qigong, developed by Master Ou Wen Wei, has its fundamental philosophy and practice rooted in kindness and benevolence, Pangu Shengong is easy to learn, and its benefits to health and well-being can be experienced immediately, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., every Thursday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Big SF Playdate: Playdate for youth is back and it is coming to the Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Tuesday, April 3, 10-11 a.m., free. For more information, call (414) 355-2880.

Making Prom Corsages and Boutonnieres: Personalize a prom by making a corsage or boutonniere, flowers and other necessary materials provided, for grades 6-12, sign-up required, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, April 3, 4:30–6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Car Seat Safety with the CHP: California Highway Patrol officers will offer a drive through clinic to make sure a child’s car seat is safe, pull your car up to the 10th Avenue side of the library to get a child passenger safety technician inspection, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

“School Loop” Family Bike Ride in the Sunset: Get ready for Bike & Roll to School Week by taking an easy loop on neighborhood streets, the route passes Francis Scott Key Elementary and Sunset Elementary schools before returning to Playland, 1360 43rd Ave.,Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., free. For more information, go to the website at

All ages Sing-A-Long: Join the fun the first Saturday of the month by singing songs from musicals, like “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady,” and by the Beatles and more, all ages welcome, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, April 7, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Writer’s Presentation: Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, author of “Cooking Together: A Vegetarian Co-op Cookbook,” will read from her book and discuss the importance of sharing food and food preparation, followed by a food demonstration, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, April 7, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808. (Also at the Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, April 10, 2-3 p.m.)

Family Dance Party: The public is invited to a monthly family dance party with a DJ, scarves, shakers and bubbles, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.–noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Craft Night: Celebrate spring time by making pretty tissue paper blossoms on sticks, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30 p.m., free. Register by calling (415) 355-5770 or e-mailing

T(w)een Poet-tea: Sip tea and share poetry while celebrating National Poetry Month, also steeping and sampling some delicious teas, for grades 6-12, no sign-up necessary, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, April 17, 4:30–5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Make Moroccan Glass Jar Lanterns: Create glass lanterns in the style of Moroccan geometric patterns (bring empty clean glass jars, Mason jars or pasta sauce jars), Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, April 18, 4:30-6 p.m., free. To register (required), call (415) 355-2808 or e-mail

Talk – CA Telephone Access Program: For people having difficulty hearing, seeing, moving, speaking or remembering while answering and utilizing a standard telephone, there is free equipment available through the California Telephone Access Program, a representative, fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, will discuss and answer questions, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Thursday, April 19, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Free Health Seminar: Free blood testing for Hepatitis B, which could cause liver cancer, and information will be given out for free, Agape Community Center, 378 18th Ave., Saturday, April 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Register by phone at (415) 387-7204 or go to the website at

Musical Theatre: Enchanted Evening – A Musical Theater Revue will be performed, SF Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., free, no tickets or reservations required. For more information, call (415) 864-7326 or visit the website at

Presidio Branch Library Open House: Celebrate the neighborhood library with an afternoon of food, refreshments and programs, featuring a musical performance by local singer and songwriter Sara Rose Corrigan, with Kevin Franke on guitar (1 p.m.) and Jimbo the Clown for children (3:30 p.m.), Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, April 21, 1-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (414) 355-2880.

Adult Crafts – Freezer Paper Stencils: Use freezer paper and fabric paint to create a personalized tote bag, perfect for carrying library materials, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, April 22, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Daruma Origami for Youth: Want encouragement to reach a goal? Hear the story of theJapanese “Daruma” figure and find encouragement and make an origami creation for inspiration, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Monday, April 23, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Get in My Belly Mango Lassi Smoothie: Get in My Belly! is a teen series featuring quick and easy recipes to make at home or in a dorm room, Hop on the Rock the Bike bicycle and pedal to a mango lassi smoothie, ingredients provided, for youth aged 13-18, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, April 24, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Mayoral Debate: Sponsored by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP), Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Association, Sunset-Parkside Education and Action Committee (SPEAK), Outer Sunset-Parkside Residents Association and La Playa Park Neighborhood Association, Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, Thursday, April 26, 6:45 p.m., free.

Plant Swap: Bring succulents, cuttings, starts, seeds or surplus harvest to trade with other local gardeners, Ortega Branch Library, Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.–noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Homelessness in San Francisco: Jeff Kositsky, director of San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, will speak about the challenges and responses to homelessness, Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., Sunday, April 29, 1-3 p.m. (reception follows), free.

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