Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – November, 2019

Art Show: Art and paintings from the Golden Gate Park Senior Center. Oct. 27-Dec. 5, Tuesday through Friday, 6-8 p.m. One Richmond Office, 802 Clement St.

Homework Help: Drop by the library for free assistance. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

All Ages Storytime and Playtime: Stories, songs, fingerplays and more for all ages. Must have a ticket to attend. Pick up tickets at the children’s reference desk. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 11-11:45 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Health Talk: Agape Community Center (ACC) will host a talk, “Digestive Health – Eat Your Way to a Long Life.” ACC, 378 18th Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1-2:30 p.m., in English, with Chinese translation. For information and sign-ups, contact ACC at (415) 387-7204 or email accsf@ggcrc.org.

Mandarin Stories: Chinese classics for children including sing-a-longs and read-a-longs of Tang Dynasty poems. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Transit Options for Seniors: SFMTA and Paratransit will discuss transportation choices and tools for seniors and people with disabilities. Learn about public transit options, reduced fare programs, paratransit programs, travel training and more. One Richmond office, 802 Clement St. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m., free.

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. Free wine and snacks as well as open mic poetry. Artisans of San Francisco, 2549 Irving St., Saturday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

Inner Sunset Flea Market: The last event of the season features “fabulous finds, family fun and phenomenal food,” including more than 50 local neighbors, merchants, makers, artists and organizations sharing their wares on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street. Enjoy games, activities and live entertainment. Activities include a “big lunch” at noon, a pie contest at 1 p.m. and the Animal Connection fall pet pageant and parade at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Irving Street between Ninth and 10th avenues. For more information, visit http://www.isflea.com.

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. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St., every second Tuesday of the month. Nov. 12, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, email editor@richmondsunsetnews.com.

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., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call Rhoda Meer at (415) 566-9050.

Native Flours/Brownie Tasting: Learn about acorn flour, a staple ingredient in Native American cooking on the west coast. We will be tasting brownies made from acorn flour, comparing them with other flours and discussing the science behind the differences. Let us know if you have any allergies. Recommended for ages 3 and up.  Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Book Club: This month we discuss Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. The book club meets the third Saturday of the month and alternates between fiction and nonfiction. Newcomers are always welcome. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Movie Screenings: One Richmond Art and Culture Series for Older Adults will be hosting two free movie screenings – “The Farewell” on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and a Russian comedy called “What a Mess!” on Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. 4 Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St. Everyone is welcome and no pre-registration is required. 

Thanksgiving Cookies and Crafts: Decorate cookies and create Thanksgiving-themed crafts. All ages welcome. West Portal Branch Library in the Children’s Room, 190 Lenox Way, Saturday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

“Alcatraz in Not an Island:” Historian Eloy Martinez (original occupier) and an National Park Service Alcatraz Park Ranger will tell the story of the historic 1969 Native American occupation on Alcatraz and provide information on how the 50th anniversary of the occupation will be commemorated. Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Great Books Reading Group: We will read Cowboys are My Weakness by Pam Houston (The Deadly Sin of Lust). The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., free. To obtain the reading, contact Al at (415) 641-9149 or email alberteng333@gmail.com.

California Map to Honor Native People: Learn about the history of California, the native people who lived here and create art to recognize their heritage. Use string and peg board to make a map that honors those who first lived in California. Register starting Nov. 6 by calling (415) 355-2818 or by going to the children’s reference desk. Recommended for children 7 and above. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

 Thanksgiving Crafts: Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by making a decorative paper leaf wreath. For children ages 3 and up. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Magnatiles: Children of all ages can easily create 3-D designs with colorful geometric magnetic pieces. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Book Discussion: Join us for a discussion of the bestselling book There There, by East Bay author Tommy Orange, about Native American life in the Bay Area. The book is SF Public Library’s One City One Book for 2019. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Pre-Thanksgiving Fun Afternoon: Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed music, crafts and light snacks to celebrate this warm holiday season. Space is limited. Call (415) 355-5600 or visit the library to register. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2-3 p.m., free. 

Generation STEAM: Children will be making ice cream and learning the science behind it. Ideal for ages 7-12. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Saturday, Nov. 30, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

Holiday Open House: Drop by the pressroom, gallery and typefoundry of the Grabhorn Institute/Arion Press to celebrate the 99th birthday of one of our typecasting machines. We will demonstrate historic tools and machinery and spread good cheer. 1802 Hays St., The Presidio, Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 668-2542 or visit http://www.arionpress.com.

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