Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – November 2018

Holiday Bazaar: The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation will hold its annual holiday bazaar, featuring needlework, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, collectibles, jewelry, loose beads (including vintage and collectible), silent auction and raffle, 1750 29th Ave., Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free admission.

Bicycle Tour: ArtSpan is partnering with JUMP Bikes for a group tour of SF Open Studios galleries and artist studios in the Richmond and Sunset districts with a fleet of up to 30 electrified JUMP bicycles, Saturday, Nov. 3, meet at Avenue 12 Gallery, 1101 Lake St., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., free.

Election Day: Voters are urged to go to the polls and vote, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

International Games Week: Tabletop games will be featured as a part of International Games Week, which takes place in libraries around the world, open to all ages and abilities, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

San Francisco Preschool Fair: For parents looking for preschool options and ways to obtain financial aid, the City hosts a fair featuring child care and preschool options, free food and play zone provided, SF City Hall, Grove and Polk streets, north and south light courts, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m., free.

Choosing MediGap Insurance Wisely: A workshop explaining major expenses that Medicare does not cover; why an insurance agent may sell you the wrong insurance policy; what you must know to lower insurance premiums and save money; how to pick the best supplemental insurance policy (participants will create a personalized report based on age, gender and zip code), SF Main Public Library, 100 Larkin St,, fifth floor, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2-3 p.m., free.

Teen Project: Supplies will be provided for teen-agers to create various projects with yarn, ages 13-18, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave, Thursday, Nov. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Native American Beaded Bracelet: Instructor Kalorie Roanhorse, an expert in Native American beading, will teach all aspects of jewelry design and beading in this basic jewelry making class, ages eight and older, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Holiday and Chanukah Fair: The Women of Congregation Beth Israel host and arts and crafts fair, 625 Brotherhood Way, Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission. For more information, go to the website at

Tween Cuisine: Teen-agers can learn how to make pumpkin spice lattes without the coffee, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

California and the Americas Food History: Native foods have a history of shaping cultures, creating ceremonies and providing medicine and nutrition, chef Farais will share native food history through a presentation and food demonstration, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Building with LEGOs: A play date for youth aged five and up featuring the versatile building blocks, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Nov. 15, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Making Winter’s Jewels: Teens and tweens can make jewelry incorporating traditional autumn and Thanksgiving-themed beads with artist Chelsea Robinson, all materials included, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Friday, Nov. 16, 3:30-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Occupation of Alcatraz Lecture: In anticipation of the annual Alcatraz Thanksgiving Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, poet and scholar Dean Rader will lead an interactive presentation on the Indian occupation of Alcatraz that took place from 1969-1971, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Open Mic Poetry: Sally Saunders hosts an open mic night for budding poets or fans of poetry, Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St., Sunday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m., free. For more information, email

Holiday Hack with TechMobile: Create unique holiday greeting cards, ornaments, decorations or gifts with a 3-D printer and electronic plotter, explore robotics, stop-motion animation and electric circuitry, Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr., Monday, Nov. 26, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2825.

Sovereign Seeds and Starts: Join Ben Shleffar (Pikanni Blackfeet) from the American Indian Child Resource Center as he teaches about Native-American heritage, traditional agricultural practices and the importance of maintaining them, hands-on learning about seed harvesting and saving techniques, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Conservatory of Flowers Presents Night Bloom: A new interactive and immersive light and sound experience will illuminate the SF Conservatory of Flowers starting on Dec. 2 and running until Jan. 6, 2019, light and sound will transform the San Francisco landmark into a glowing landscape of interactive and immersive experiences, event runs from 5 p.m.-11 p.m., ticket prices are $27 and children under eight years of age are free. For more information, go to the website at

Christmas Festival: The Pinehurst Women’s Auxillary hosts its annual festival, featuring jewelry, Christmas trees, baked goods and silent auction, 2685 30th Ave., Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m., free admission.

Editor’s note: The deadline for calendar submisisons is the 20th of the month.

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