Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – July, 2019

LaborFest 2019: The 26th annual festival begins on July 1, featuring a month of events inspired by local and international labor activists and labor history. Most events are free of charge and are held in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. For more information, visit www.laborfest.net.

BikeMobile: Fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears and even replace broken or worn out parts like brake pads, chains, seats, grips and tires. They can usually replace shifters, brake calipers and brake levers as well. Engage in a hands-on repair process to become more confident making future repairs on your own. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Monday, July 1, 2-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Lanyard Keychains: Learn how to make a colorful lanyard keychain with plastic lacing. These are so fun to make, you’ll want to give one to all your friends. For children ages 7 and up. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, July 2, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Science of Me: What makes you, you? Educators from the Children’s Creativity Museum invite children to explore the world of our biological systems that make us fundamentally human. Discover how food becomes our body’s fuel, where oxygen goes when we breathe, how our brains interpret the world and what role DNA plays in making us who we are. This four-part series includes guaranteed hands-on activities that make science fun. For ages 7-11. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, July 2, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Alka Seltzer Rockets: Blast off this summer by mixing your own rocket “fuel,”  For ages 6 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, July 3, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle: Join us to share you current projects in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All levels are welcome (men, too). Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Friday, July 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Great T(w)een Book Swap: Browse a selection of books for one that you’d like to keep, then swap us a review of the book by the end of the month. Ages 10-18. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Friday, July 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

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 Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Saturday, July 6, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Richmond Review Meet and Greet: Meet Michael Durand, the new editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the RichmondSunsetNews.com website. Bring your story ideas, feedback, suggestions, questions, calendar items and advertising inquiries. We are also welcoming new writers and photographers to find out about freelance opportunities. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St. Every second Tuesday of the month. July 9, 1-2:30 p.m. RSVP on our Facebook page: SFRichmondReview.

Baby Boomers Sing-A-Long: Join the fun on the first Saturday of the month as 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 37th Ave., Saturday, July 6, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Kids Cook: Learn how to roll vegetarian sushi with fresh ingredients from the farmers market. Ages 8-12. Sign up at the Children’s reference desk or call 415-355-2818 for more information. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, July 9, 1-2:30 p.m., free. 

Novel Noshing: We join Mackenzi Lee’s cast of headstrong characters on their adventurous European grand tour in “The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.”  We will also prepare and sample a few delicacies. Novel Noshing is a book club that welcomes youth ages 13-18, or in eighth through 12th grades. Please inform staff of any allergies. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, July 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Giant Math Winder: Created by famed word game creator David L. Hoyt, the object of the game is to be the first team (or individual) to create a winding path of equations from one side of the game board to the opposite side, either top to bottom or side to side. Stop by to show off your math skills. For ages 9 and up. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, July 10, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Movie Night – “A Star is Born:” A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga. Rated R, 136 minutes, 2018. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, July 10, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Fur, Scales and Tails Animal Show: Learn about wildlife with Tracey Hill. See animals up close. After the last animal is presented, the audience will have time to pet some of their favorite animal stars. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, July 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Art Exploration with the deYoung Museum: Teens from the de Young’s museum ambassador program will lead an interactive art activity inspired by the permanent collection. Young artists will experiment with materials and explore color, composition and texture to create an original work of art. Ages 6-12 years old and their caregivers are invited. Limited to 30 participants. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Friday, July 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Plant Swap: Bring your succulents, cuttings, starts, seeds or extra harvest to trade with others. Share your surplus and take home something new. Ortega Branch Library back patio, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Artists Meet-up: Artists are invited to bring a piece of art to exhibit for the month. Art lovers are invited to a reception, Saturday, July 13, 5-7 p.m. Free wine and snacks as well as open mic poetry. Artisans of San Francisco, 2549 Irving St. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

Sunset Flea Market: Every second Sunday, April to November. The family-friendly monthly flea market features vintage finds, local crafts, live entertainment, family fun and food all surrounded by the unique shops and eateries of the Inner Sunset. Irving Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, July 14, 10 a.m.-4.p.m. For more information, visit http://www.isflea.com or call (415) 465-2475. 

Geology, Rocks and Gems: Join our all-ages “Geology and Rockhounds 101” as we partner with the SF Gem and Mineral Society on a program about local geology, minerals, gems and field trips. “Rockbrarian” Robert will show examples found in this part of California and talk about collecting. Bring a “mystery rock” to be identified. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Sunday, July 14, 1:30-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Sunday Matinee – “Loving Vincent:” In the first fully painted feature film, this 2018 Oscar-nominated film tells the story of the mysterious and tragic death of the famous artist, Vincent van Gogh. Featuring the voices of Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2018 Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and the BAFTA Awards. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Sunday, July 14, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Jewelry Workshop: Learn the ancient art of jewelry making with Bay Area jeweler, Chelsee Robinson. You will learn introductory jewelry making skills or build on existing skills. All materials are provided. This class is for t(w)eens 10-18 years old. Space is limited. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, July 15, 3-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Drawing Superheroes: Brian Kolm’s cartooning workshop taps into a student’s creativity while teaching communication skills in a fun and exciting way. For ages 6 and up. Space is limited to 25, so call to reserve a spot. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, July 16, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Meet the Candidates for District Attorney: Candidates will share their ideas on how to make communities safer and to discuss their views on criminal justice policy proposals related to violent crime, property crime, homelessness, mental illness and drug abuse. Learn about the candidates and share your ideas and concerns with them. Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave., July 17, 7 p.m.

The Science of Yeast: Have you ever wondered what creates the air bubbles in your bread? Experiment with household ingredients and discover just how fun and surprising yeast can be. For children ages 5 and up. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, July 17, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Smart City Cycling: Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a two-hour course covering all you need to know for biking in SF and the Bay Area. This is the perfect class for anyone already riding to hone their skills or people interested learn more about riding. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Small Space Gardening: Pam Peirce shares information on year-round garden planning, choosing the best crops and varieties for a small garden, soil preparation, growing edible flowers, attracting beneficial insects and avoiding many common garden pests. Peirce is a San Francisco-based gardener, author, photographer and lecturer who taught horticulture at City College of San Francisco for nearly 30 years. Her garden column appears monthly in the San Francisco Chronicle. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, July 20, 12:30-2:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Model Yacht Sailing Lessons: The San Francisco Model Yacht Club will host model sailing for youth, ages 10-14, using radio-controlled Victoria sailboats. Parents should plan on sharing the experience and learning with their children (no drop offs). Each child will have about 20 minutes of individual sailing time. Spreckels Lake (in Golden Gate Park on the northern edge, near 36th Avenue). Sunday, July 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information, visit sfmyc.org

The 26th Annual “Fun Day:” For children and adults with developmental disabilities. Bowling and lunch are free. Uniformed police and fire personnel from Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City, San Francisco and San Bruno volunteer their time to ensure everyone has a safe and exciting day. Participants with developmental disabilities from the Bay Area are invited to register by July 22. Classic Bowling Center, 900 King Dr., Daly City, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information, email Cindy Blackstone at cblackstone@prrcsf.org.

Make Your Own Buttons: Use pressed flowers, art supplies, recycled comics or your own imagination to make buttons to pin to your clothes or bags. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Monday, July 22, 3:30-4:40 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

DIY Playdough: Make your own molding clay with basic kitchen ingredients. All materials provided. For ages 4 and up. Space is limited. Sign up your child today at (415) 355-5700. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, July 23, 2-3:30 p.m., free. 

History and Science of Chocolate: Join local author KJ Landis as she explains how chocolate came to the United States and Europe, the types of species of cacao trees, the health benefits and nutrients within and more. Tastes provided. Space is limited. Beginning July 2nd, please call or visit the library to register. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Make Your Own Ice Cream: Make ice cream in a bag for the perfect summer treat. For ages 8-18. Please let us know about food allergies. No sign-up necessary. Supplies are limited. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, July 24, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Tim Cain’s Sing and Dance Party: Guitar in hand, Tim Cain promises lots of laughter and a fun time for children and their caregivers. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, July 27, 11:30 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Wine and Cheese Pairing: The Rainbow Grocery moderates an educational and entertaining discussion on how to pair cheese with wine. Space is limited for this adult program. Call (415) 355-5717 or visit to register. Sign-ups begin July 7. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, July 28, 2-3:30 p.m., free. 

Tie-Dye T-Shirt: Turn a plain shirt into a colorful work of art with an alternative method of tie-dye. Space is limited, registration is required. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, July 30, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Music, Movement and Mindfulness: Join Charity Kahn for an interactive song and dance concert. Expect themes of peace, celebration of all life, kindness and Earth care. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, July 31, 1:30-2:15 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

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