Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – March 2019

Monthly Presidio Greenbelt Clean-Up: The Richmond Neighborhood Center and the SF Recreation and Park department co-sponsor a community cleanup event on the first Saturday of each month. Supplies will be provided. Meet at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Geary Boulevard. Saturday, March 2, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Artist’s Reception and Exhibit: Carol A. Levy opens her art exhibit with a reception and talk. Her inspiration comes from the natural and spiritual world, the figure form and the human condition. Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval Street, Saturday, March 2. Reception 1-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through March 31. For more information, call (415) 463-5537 or visit http://www.faroutgallery.com.

Immigrant Cultural Festival: A celebration of immigrant and native cultures in the Richmond District will be held at a family-friendly event featuring Chinese, Irish, Russian, and Ohlone music, dance, artists, and exhibitors, as well as a resource fair, food and more. Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Richmond Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Ave., free.

Book Reading and Cooking Demonstration: Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff will read from her latest book “Cooking Together” followed by a cooking demonstration and food samplings. Registration is suggested. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, March 3, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information and to register, call (415) 355-5717. Also at the Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, March 21, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Baby Rhyme Time and Playtime: Rhymes, songs and books for infants to 15 months and their caregivers. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Monday, March 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Heart/Mind Meditation: Join us for a 45 minute break from your busy life. Periods of silence interspersed with words of encouragement. This is a very basic class led by Don Narin. All are welcome. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, March 5, 12:15-1 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Let’s decorate!: We will be using a variety of colored and patterned washi tape to decorate notebooks and pencils; or bring your own gear that could use a splash of style. For ages 10 and up. All materials provided. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, March 6, 4-5 p.m., free. To register and for more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Great Grandmas and Darling Daughters: Join Bonnie Lockhart for this participatory music program featuring songs about American women from Harriet Tubman to Amelia Earhart to celebrate of Women’s History Month. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Thursday, March 7, 4-4:45 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Geocaching 101: Geocaching is a cross between an outdoor hike and a scavenger hunt, except that it is fueled by technology. Participants look for a hidden treasure, or cache, using global positioning system (GPS) coordinates. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, March 7, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Great Teen Book Swap: Every Thursday, the teen librarian will bring out several books and allow teens the chance to browse through them for one to keep in exchange for a review of the book by the end of the month. For ages 12-18. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Thursday, March 7, drop in any time between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors: Get help from a Teen Computer Corps Volunteer with email, laptops, Kindles, tablets, cell phones, digital cameras, and other electronic gadgets. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, March 9, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Plant Sale: San Francisco native plants, grown on Mt. Sutro, are drought tolerant and create habitat for local birds, bees and butterflies. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sutro Stewards Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr. For more information visit sutrostewards.org

Guided Art Hikes: Visit the Presidio’s four installations by the world-renowned artist, Andy Goldsworthy: Spire (2008), Wood Line (2010), Tree Fall (2013), and Earth Wall (2014). The three-mile hike is moderate with a few uphill stretches and surfaces that include sand and rocky areas. Rain or shine. Registration is required. Presidio Officers Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information, visit http://www.presidio.gov/events or call (415) 561-4323

Harper Lee – From Mockingbird to Watchman: Screening of a film featuring American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Harper Lee to celebrate Women’s History month. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Jewelry-Making Class: This class will involve teaching some basic jewelry-making skills, enough to help you craft your own custom-designed, personalized charm bracelet. All materials provided. For teens 10-18. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, March 13, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

College Workshop: These courses will help students build their soft-skills as they prepare themselves for their journey to and through college. The workshop covers study skills, time management, leadership skills, and more. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, March 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600. Register at StudySmart.us/sfpl

High-Tech Crafts: Participants will blend their artistic creations with electrical circuitry using LEDs, conductive fabric tape and circuit stickers and can take home their creations.  Best suited for ages 10-18. Sign up required. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, March 16, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2818.

Great Books Reading Group: We will read “A Woman of Fifty” by W. Somerset Maugham. The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. To obtain the reading, contact Al at (415) 641-9149 or alberteng333@gmail.com. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, March 19, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Jazzy Women: For our Women’s History Month series, we will highlight some of the extraordinary songwriters, composers, and arrangers who not only penned enduring hits, but also stood shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, March 19, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness: SF Fire Dept., Community Youth Center and Agape Community Center will host a Safety Fair,.  Free, event with education material, demos, answers to inspection questions, and training on Fire Safety, Disaster Preparedness, Hands-only CPR. Lots of freebies, free smoke alarms available to homeowners. Bilingual Chinese & English event. Tuesday, March 19, TU, 12:30-3:30 p.m., 378 18th Ave. To RSVP and for information, call: 415-387-7204

Monarchs in Crisis: We will screen the documentary The Guardians, a visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between human and nature which interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with the indigenous community in the Oyamel fir forests in Mexico. Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave.,Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 561-4323 or visit https://www.presidio.gov/events.

Bel Canto Flutes: Hear an adult ensemble comprised solely of members of the flute family performing a variety of pieces showing both the beauty and virtuosity of the flute. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, March 27, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Presidio Picnic: San Francisco’s largest community picnic will return for its much-anticipated seventh season beginning and running through early October. Main parade ground, Sheridan Avenue, The Presidio of San Francisco, March 31, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., entrance is free, food available for purchase. For more information, call (415) 561-4313 or visit http://www.presidio.gov/events.

 

 

 

 

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