Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – April 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, April 6, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Presidio picnic: Every Sunday through early October, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground.

Heart/Mind Meditation: Join us for a 45-minute break from your busy life. Periods of silence interspersed with words of encouragement. This very basic class is led by Don Narin. All are welcome. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, April 2, 12:15-1 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Get in My Belly!: Level-up your instant ramen by trying various hacks to make your ramen tastier at this teen series featuring quick and easy recipes to make at home or in your dorm room. For ages 13-18. Please let us know about any food allergies. No sign-up necessary. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, April 3, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle: Crafters share their current projects in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All levels are welcome. Men welcome too!Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Friday, April 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Family Story Time: Books, songs, rhymes and fun for children of all ages. After story time, stay and meet other parents while children play with the library’s toys. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, April 6, 10:15-10:45 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Baby Boomers’ Sing-a-Long: Every first Saturday of the month we sing songs that we know, love and grew up with. Songs from musicals like “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady” and by the Beatles, Carpenters, John Denver, Frank Sinatra and many others.  You don’t need to have a great singing voice, you just need to love music!  Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Saturday, April 6, 1-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Art Opening Reception: Ephemeral Seas Vol. 2 : Paintings by Jeffrey Nemeroff. Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St. at 40th Avenue. Saturday, April 6, 1-5 p.m. Artist’s Talk at 2 p.m. For more information, call 415-463-5537, email anne@faroutgallery.com or visit www.faroutgallery.com. Gallery open Thursday – Sunday, noon-6 p.m. and by appointment.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon: Golden Gate Park, Sunday, April 7. Visit the event’s website to learn about the significant road closures to accommodate the race: http://www.runrocknroll.com.

Homework Support:Drop by for free assistance. To be certain our volunteers are on hand, call the library beforehand. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Sunday, April 7, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

Great Books: Every month we will alternate between two books. To obtain a copy of the reading(s), contact Cliff at (415) 750-1786 or Clifford.louie@sbcglobal.netor Jim at (415) 387-2125 or jimsrhall@earthlink.net. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, April 9, 6:15-8:15 p.m., free.

Hidden Trails of the Central Hills: Drawing on archival photographs and the dictates of terrain and hydrology, explorers of hidden open space have opened up the middle of the city to a network of volunteer-built trails. Speakers from the Sutro Stewards and SF Urban Riders will contribute to this event. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Thursday, April 11, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Joe’s Ice Cream’s 60thAnniversary Celebration: The first 100 people to attend the event will receive Joe’s goodie bags. Also, all customers can enjoy $2 junior cones and $2.50 single cones all day as “thank you” to the community. April 13, 11:30 a.m. 5420 Geary Blvd. For more information, visit http://www.joesicecream.com.

The Soprano Saxophone – A Personal Journey with the Straight Horn: Musician Bruce Ackley will present a brief and informal overview of the history of the soprano saxophone. He will explore the use of the straight horn in traditional and contemporary jazz, and the alternate universe of improvised music. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, April 13, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Autism Awareness Month: Showing of the film “Keep the Change,” winner of best new narrative director and best U.S. narrative feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film features a cast of actors with autism to play characters with autism. Freshly popped organic popcorn will be served. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, April 14, 2-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Bike and Roll to School Week: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is celebrating April 15-19 by encouraging families across the city to join us in biking and rolling to school. Thousands of students at over 90 schools will ride with parents and teachers in “bike trains.” For more information, visit http://www.sfbike.org/br2sw.

Great Teen Book Swap: Browse all titles for one you’d like to keep. You will, in turn, swap us a review of the book by the end of the month. For ages 12-18. For more information, contact Tony at anthony.luini@sfpl.org.Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, April 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Food Demo and Tasting – Spring Salads: Learn how to make seasonal and delicious spring salads with author Shanta Nimbark. Call 415-355-5770 to register. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, April 16, 7-8 p.m, free.

Teens in Stitches: This is a free-form fiber arts program for teens. Bring something you’re working on or learn a new fiber art. We have materials for creating ribbon leis in your favorite colors to wear to prom, graduation or any occasion. For ages 11-18, Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Tuesday, April 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Washi Tape Greeting Cards: Japanese washi tape can improve the look of anything you own, from phone covers to school supplies. We’ll provide blank cards to decorate or bring your own gear that could use a splash of style. For tweens and teens. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Wednesday, April 17, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

420 Event: Hippie Hill and Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park will be filled with thousands of marijuana enthusiasts for this annual event. April 20, all day. For more information, visit http://www.420hippiehill.com.

LEGO and Magnetic Tiles Free Play: Join us for a fun and creative afternoon with LEGO and more. Children of all ages are welcome.We provide all the pieces you’ll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Wednesday, April 24, 4-5:30 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Computer Help for Adults and Seniors: Having trouble with technology? We can help! Get help from a teen volunteer.Bring your own device or use one of our laptop computers. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, April 24, 4-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Financial Planning Workshop: Get free, objective, no-strings-attached financial advice from Certified Financial Planner™ professionals on topics such as college funding, investments and basic estate planning. Call (415) 355-5700 to sign up.Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-8:30, free.

Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs, fingerplays and more for ages 3 to 5. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, April 30, 10-10:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Whimsical Weaving: Make a colorful weave using found materials such as jeans, t-shirts, maps, books, fabric scraps and more. Learn how to construct a simple loom and then re-purpose favorite garments, natural fibers and other household items as playful textile artworks. Call 415-355-5770 to register starting April 16. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free.

 Animal Compassion Artist Residency: Alicia Guckenheimer is a San Francisco artist who creates photographs, paintings and sculptures, giving the viewer a lesson in compassion and empathy for all living things. March 23-May 11, Playland at Judah Street and 43rd Avenue.Closing art show will coincide with Playland’s 3rdAnniversary celebration on Saturday, May 11.

West Portal Library’s 80th Birthday Open House: Among the array of events planned are a Conservatory of Music performance, a talk on local history led by Woody La Bounty, Children’s Author and Illustrator Lisa Brown speaking and signing books, Flying Angels dancers, open mic for sharing library love and anecdotes, especially about West Portal Library. Coffee and treats will be served all day.West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

 

 

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