Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – July, 2018

Artist’s Exhibition: All Things Ocean is a collection of images taken by photographer Paige Laverty in the Bay Area over the last 18 months, Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., June 30 – July 29, gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free. For more information, go to the website at http://www.faroutgallery.com.

Sing-A-Long: Join the fun the first Saturday of the month as songs from musicals, like “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady,” and the Beatles will be sung, all ages welcome, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, July 7, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Brief History of Steelpan Drums: The public is invited to an interactive, performance-based presentation on the history of the steel pan drum, a traditional instrument of the Caribbean, all ages welcome, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, July 7, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600; also at the Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, July 14, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Bath Bombs for Teens: Mix and mold an aromatic and effervescent bath bomb, for ages 12-18, sign-up required, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, July 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Movie Night: Learn about the Sunset’s history featured in two documentaries of bygone landmarks: “Remembering Playland” and “Sutro’s: The Palace at Land’s End,” Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Presidio Greenbelt: The Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC) and SF Recreation and Park Department are organizing a community meeting for neighbors to provide insight and feedback on improving the Presidio Greenbelt along Park Presidio Boulevard, Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave., Thursday, July 12, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, contact Naomi Hui at Naomi@rdnc.org.

Artists Meet-up: Artists are encouraged to bring an original piece of art to show for the month of July on the walls of The Artisans, 2549 Irving St., Saturday, July 14, 5-7 p.m., free. For more information, call Joe at (415) 921-0456.

De-Clutter and Re-Organize: Join Judith Dold, a professional organizer and owner of Twilight Organizing, as she shares information about getting organized and discusses how to clear clutter and gain a fresh perspective on possessions to create a more relaxing home life, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, July 14, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

The Edible Garden: Learn to take advantage of the unique gardening climate in San Francisco where fruits and vegetables can be grown year-round, Garden for the Environment, 1590 Seventh Ave., Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-noon, $25. For more information, go to the website at http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org or call (415) 558-8246.

Making Slime: Youth can mix some slime up and experiment with the science of fluids, solids, flow and viscosity at a hands-on science activity, for ages six and up, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Sunday, July 15, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Isha Yoga Meditation: Success, growth, and evolution in life may simply depend on how well people use their minds and bodies, a class offering simple but powerful yoga and meditation practices to bring stability and balance, by Sadhguru and Isha Foundation, mat recommended but not required, no registration necessary, all are welcome, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, July 17, 6-7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Cartooning and Graphic Novel Workshop for Teens: Join teaching artist and cartoonist Aaron Southerland for a cartooning and graphic novel workshop, students will learn to create their own cartoon and comic characters through advanced drawing techniques and with a wide array of drawing materials, Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., Saturday, July 21, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5656.

Fur, Feet and Feathers: Learn about local animals and plants with a park ranger telling stories, singing songs, doing hands-on activities and participating in a show and tell, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, July 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717; Note: also at the Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, July 25, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Geology, Rocks and Gems at “SF GeoBlitz:” The public is invited to the third annual “geology and rockhounds 101,” with the SF Gem and Mineral Society doing a program on local geology, minerals, gems and field trips, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, July  21, 1-2:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Poetry Sundays: Locals are invited to stop by for poetry, fun and refreshments, bring poems to read or come to hear other people read, Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Sugar Scrubs: Create an essential oil body scrub, learn how to blend a combination of healthy, every day household ingredients to cleanse and exfoliate your body and relax and rejuvenate, materials and supplies provided, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, July 22, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information or to resister, call (415) 355-5717.

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning: A seminar about fruit tree planting, sponsored by the Garden for the Environment, 1590 Seventh Ave., Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-noon, $25. For more information, go to the website at www.gardenfortheenvironment.org or call (415) 558-8246.

Stop Motion Animation: Create a stop-motion movie using the program Stop Motion for the iPad, for ages nine and up, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, July 28, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Ozobots: Youth can “make a robot dance” with Ozobots, an easy way to introduce youth to computer programming and coding, for ages 8 and up, or ages 6-7 with parent or guardian participation, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, July 28, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Wind Chime Craft: Create a unique wind chime and learn about different sounds it makes when the wind blows, for ages five and up, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, July 31, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

25th Annual “Fun Day:” Free bowling, lunch and dancing for children and adults with developmental disabilities, Classic Bowling Center, 900 King Dr., Daly City, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., participants with developmental disabilities and community sponsors are invited to register by July 17 by contacting Cindy Blackstone at cblackstone@prrcsf.org.

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