Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – September, 2019

Free Square Dance Introduction: St. Paul’s Presbyterian, 1399 43rdAve., Monday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m. For more information, email capercutters@3osb.com, call (650) 549-5273 or (415) 751-3105 or visit http://www.sfsquaredancing.org.

Great Teen Book Swap: Browse a selection of books for one that you would like to keep and then swap us a review of the book by the end of the month. Ages 12-18.Parkside Branch Library,1200 Taraval St., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, contact Dorcas at dorcas.wong@sfpl.org.

Back to School Craft: Come to the library to make a monster pencil case. All materials provided. For children ages 5 and up. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursday, Sept. 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

First Friday Craft-n-Snack: Join us in the teen area on the first Friday of each month for a chance to make some art and share some snacks. Bring a friend or make a new one! West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Friday, Sept. 6, 3:30-5 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, Sept. 7, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Family Story Time: Books, songs, rhymes and fun for children of all ages. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Saturday, Sept. 7, 11-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Earthquake Safety: The Seismic Safety Outreachteam will provide hands-on training and education on how residents, both young and old, can prepare to be ready during and after an earthquake. Cantonese translation provided upon request. Upon completion of three workshops, participants will receive a free disaster kit.Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., This three-week workshop meets on Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21, noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Film: “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea”: Celebrate Middle Eastern Heritage month. Based on the award-winning novel by Valerie Zenatti, this poignant long-distance friendship illuminates the story of two people separated by a history they are trying to understand and change. In Hebrew, Arabic, and French with English subtitles.  Organic popcorn served. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

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. The September flea market celebrates “A Taste of Comedy” featuring live stand-up comedy from 2-3 p.m. Irving Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4.p.m. For more information, visit http://www.isflea.com or call (415) 465-2475.

Richmond Review/ Sunset Beacon Meet and Greet: Meet Michael Durand, the 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 interested in contributing stories and photos to our website. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St. Every second Tuesday of the month. Sept. 10, 1-2:30 p.m. RSVP on our Facebook page: SFRichmondReview.

Great Books Discussion Group: Discuss short works of fiction and non-fiction by famous authors. Alternate between two books every month.Richmond Branch Library,351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:15-8:15 p.m., free. 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

Mae Macau Art Exhibition: A Macanese-inspired group art show, August 10 – October 1. CIQ Gallery, 3423 Balboa St., free, For more information, visit http://www.maemacau.com.

Senior Power’s First Birthday Celebration: Senior Power is a free community organization aimed at helping others avoid and manage the risk factors often associated with aging. Join us to help celebrate our one year anniversary. It is a free community party to socialize, meet neighbors and practice Qigong. Learn computer techniques at our tech program and enjoy party favors, our year-to-date in photos and video, a special musical treat and light refreshments.Taraval Police Station. 2345 24thAve., Thursday, Sept. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, contact M. Graf@opoyganl@yahoo.com or (415) 652-4751.

Mooncake Tasting: Learn the process of making mooncakes, explore the history of the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and sample different flavors. Space is limited. Call (415) 355-5600 or visit the library to register. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Friday, Sept. 13, 3-5 p.m., free.

San Francisco Begonia Society Annual Plant Sale: Large selection of begonias for sale by expert growers, many hard-to-find varieties. Scheduled workshops held throughout the day. San Francisco County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.sfbegonia.org.

Dungeons and Dragons: Youth ages 13-18 are invited to join us for a roleplaying adventure with an experienced Dungeon Master. This is an eight week Dungeons and Dragons program. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call Angela at (415) 355-5791 or email angela.moffett@sfpl.org.

Artists Meet-up: Artists are invited to bring a piece of art to exhibit for the month. Art lovers are invited to a reception every second Saturday of the month. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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.

39thAnnual Comedy Day: 40 comedians entertain for free at Robin Williams Meadow (formerly Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, Sunday, Sept. 15, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit comedyday.org.

Latin American Snack Trials: Join us after school to experience a taste of Latin American snacks. Please be aware of food allergies. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call Tony, the teen librarian (415) 355-5700 or email anthony.luini@sfpl.org.

Medicare 101: An overview of the Medicare program covers eligibility, options, enrollment periods and more. The goal is to help Medicare beneficiaries and those who care for them to understand how the program works so they can get the most out of it. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Big Book Sale: Friends of the SF Public Library is holding its 55thannual book sale to support the library. Fort Mason Festival Pavillion, Sept. 18-22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit FriendsSFPL.org/BigBookSale.

West Portal Book Club: We meet the third Wednesday of every month. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

25th Annual Sunset Community Festival: Celebrate ”Westside Pride” with live entertainment, food artisans, family fun, local makers, an electric vehicle information fair, merchants, beer and  wine garden and more. Also celebrating the Ortega Library’s 63rdanniversary. West Sunset Playground on Ortega Street at 39th Avenue, Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. For more information, visit www.sunsetyouthservices.org/sunset-community-festival or call Angie at 415-465-2475.

Monthly Book Club: Meet every third Saturday of the month, alternating fiction and nonfiction. Newcomers always welcome. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Latin American Classical Guitar: Lyle Sheffler is a graduate of both the prestigious Peabody Conservatory and San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is acclaimed for his artistry and creative interpretations. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Weaving: Both simple and complex, weaving is one of the oldest ways of creating cloth and fabric. Learn about traditional indigenous weaving through artifacts like raw cotton, llama and alpaca fleece, handmade spindles, looms, a dye made from insects and clothing that takes a year to make and lasts a lifetime. Then warp, weave and wear an armband home. Best for youth aged 8 and older, with their caregivers. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 3:30-5 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Chinese Language Book Club: Do you want to share your thoughts on a Chinese book that you recently read? Join the Chinese language book club every fourth Thursday of the month. Activities will include book circles, new book recommendations and reviews from the librarians. Discussion will be held in Chinese. Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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