Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – October, 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 Avenue and Geary Boulevard. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

One City One Book Club: The 15th annual One City One Book selection is There There by Tommy Orange. Meet your neighbors and enjoy the company of others to discuss this important novel. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors: Trouble with technology? We can help! Bring your own device or use one our laptop computers and get help from a teen volunteer. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Artisans of San Francisco: This month’s events: SFMADE, Oct. 10, 5-9 p.m.; artists meet-up, Oct. 12, 5-7 p.m.; poetry reading, Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m.; Open Studio weekend, Oct. 18-20. Artisans of San Francisco, 2549 Irving St. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

Sunset Beacon Meet and Greet: Meet Michael Durand, the editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the 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. Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 706-6428.

Sunset Boulevard Master Plan Community Meeting: Join the SF Department of Public Works and Supervisor Gordon Mar for the second community meeting on the Sunset Boulevard Master Plan. Hear updates to the plan to reinvigorate this important greenway based on community feedback from the first meeting and have an opportunity for further public input. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3201 Ulloa St., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 – 8 p.m. For more information, email

San Francisco Storytellers League: Meet every second Thursday of the month to share a five-minute story, fable, myth, personal story, poem, etc. Canasta Room at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center, 6101 Fulton St., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call Rhoda Meer at (415) 566-9050.

SAT Test Prep.: This course will prepare students to take the 2019-20 SAT exams by building confidence, increasing standardized test fluency and setting effective test-taking goals. The workshop is a 10-hour course and generally takes place over four weeks. Register at: Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:30-7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival: The annual event organized by the Outer Noriega Merchants features local vendors, art, food, music and more. Noriega Street and 46th Avenue, Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit the Outer Noriega Merchants Facebook page.

Dungeons and Dragons: Youth ages 13–18 are invited for an eight-week roleplaying adventure with an experienced Dungeon Master. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call Angela at (415) 355-5791 or email 

Duct Tape Crafts: Make your own pencil case, wallet, bag or a creation of your own design using duct tape. Supplies will be provided. For ages 10–18.

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4-5 p.m., free. Teen volunteers needed. Contact Tony at (415) 355-5700 or if interested.

Landlords and Tenants Working Together: Join representatives from the SF Community Land Trust to learn how we can work together to preserve affordable housing. Green Apple Books, Granny Smith Room, 506 Clement St., Oct. 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email Ayanna at

Medicare Educational Workshop: Learn from a licensed Medicare educator  the differences between Medicare and other types of health coverage, if prescriptions are covered, how much it will cost, if there are deadlines to enroll and more. Your questions will be addressed by the. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Oct. 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Mandarin Storytime: Chinese classics for children, including sing-a-longs and read-a-longs of Tang Dynasty poems. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Western Neighborhoods Project: “Retrospective on the Contribution of the Anderson Sisters School of Dance to the Culture and Sociology of San Francisco’s Richmond District.” Presidio Golf Course’s Concordia Club, Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m., free. For more information, visit  

ArtSpan – SF Open Studios: this annual, month-long art event in October and November is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, See the work of 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Richmond and Sunset district artists will be participating the weekend of Oct. 19 and 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free. For more information, visit

Author Talk: Jeffrey Thomas Leong will visit the Richmond Branch Library and read from his latest book Writ (2019). He is the Winner of the 2019 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation for Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island (2018). Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

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