Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – December 2019

Agape Community Center (ACC) will host a workshop called Personal Preparedness for Earthquakes, in Chinese with English translation. 378 18th Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1-2 p.m. For information and sign-ups, please contact ACC at (415) 387-7204 or email accsf@ggcrc.org.

Mandarin Storytime: Chinese classics for children including sing-a-longs and read-a-longs of Tang Dynasty poems.Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve.,Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Books and Journals with Peopleologie: Make a pocket-sized journal to have with you anytime, anywhere.  From simple everyday items, fold a lot or a little, make it simple or fancy.  Your journal will be ready to fill with project ideas, doodles, poetry, dreams, and illustrations or for starting your next novel. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets:Meet the cast for a special holiday storytelling, based on the ballet. Costumed dancers will perform excerpts from the show.Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Thursday, Dec. 5, 10:30-11 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery: “Spirit of San Francisco” reception. Meet the artists and enjoy the art, music and refreshments. 647 Irving St. at 8th Avenue. Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30-8 p.m.

First Friday Craft-n-Snack: Make nail polish flowers and turn them into small bouquets, hair pins and more. Meet in the teen area each first Friday of the month to make some art and share some snacks. Bring a friend or make a new one. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Friday, Dec. 6, 3:30-5 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886.

POPS Christmas Tree Lighting: The People of Parkside Sunset (POPS) will hold their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Community members are invited to enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and live Christmas music to sing along with. Bring your own ornaments to help decorate the Taraval Tree. McCoppin Square (Taraval Street and 23rd Avenue), Friday, Dec. 6, 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sf-pops.com.

Presidio Planting Day: Volunteers are needed to convert the parade ground, a largely non-native annual grass field, into a diverse native meadow that will better support wildlife while retaining its historic character. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, 1216 Ralston Ave., Presidio.For more information, visit https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-planting-day-2019.

Celebration: Open House: Fun, food, music and dance for the Richmond Branch Library community. 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Iron Lotus Street Company performance,

1:30 p.m.: the fire truck arrives. 3-4 p.m.: Mission Hot Club Trio plays gypsy jazz and American hot jazz. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Holiday Open House: Drop by the pressroom, gallery and type foundry of the Grabhorn Institute/Arion Press to celebrate the 99th birthday of one of our typecasting machines. We will share stories about the history of printing in San Francisco, 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.

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, Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Presentation: Retirement and Estate Planning: This workshop will cover the concepts behind retirement savings vehicles to help you make better decisions about long-term savings. It will also discuss managing healthcare costs and the importance of estate planning. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Ice-Cream Cone Holiday Tree Edible Craft: Create your own delicious holiday tree with an ice-cream cone. Ages 4 and up. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, Dec. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Film – The Public (2019): An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. Directed and written by Emilio Estevez with an ensemble cast. PG-13, 120 mins. free. Organic popcorn served. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Fifth Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile: Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at this annual event featuring two days of local makers, merchants, artists, food artisans, food trucks, children’s activities, live music, family fun, community causes, beer and wine tasting and more.Free admission and open to all. SF County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. Dec 14 and 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information and vendor registration, visit http://www.sunsetmercantilesf.com.

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, Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

Sunset Book Group: “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital,” by David M. Oshinsky. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Readings alternate between fiction and nonfiction. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve.,Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Richmond Review 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. Dec. 10, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 706-6428.

Film – “Penguins:” A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. (Rated G, 76 mins., 2019).Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

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., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call Rhoda Meer at (415) 566-9050.

Chinese Language Book Club: Share your thoughts about a Chinese book. New book recommendations and reviews from the librarians. Discussion will be held in Chinese. Meet every second Thursday each month. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Dec. 12, 5-6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

San Francisco Sound Wave Chorus (SFSWC): Holiday a capella music concert. SFSWC is made up of 50 women of diverse ages and backgrounds who sing barbershop and other styles of a capella harmony. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Alcohol-free Holiday Libations: We will mix and create delicious holiday themed non-alcoholic beverages. Less alcohol intake may lessen inflammation, help maintain healthy weight and fight those winter blues. Tasting to follow. Adults only. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Children’s Homework Help: Need homework support? Drop by the library for free assistance. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2886.

Toy Drive and Open HouseBring an unwrapped toy and enjoy the holiday lights and hot cocoa with your Richmond District neighbors. Richmond Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Ave., Tuesday, Dec.17, 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 415-751-6600.

Workshop: Advocating for Immigrant Families: Learn how to become an ally and advocate for everyone in your community in this workshop led by PODER in partnership with the YMCA. PODER’s mission is to organize with immigrant families and youth to put into practice people-powered solutions that are locally based, community-led and environmentally just. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Holiday Crafts: Create a fancy snowflake holiday card. For adults. All materials are provided, Space is limited. Reservations required: Call (415) 355-5700 (starting Dec. 1). Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle: Share current projects in a fun and friendly atmosphere, all levels are welcome. Men welcome, too!All materials are provided, Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Friday, Dec. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Film – “Elf:” After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell. Rated PG, 95 minutes, 2003. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Movie – “The Man Who Invented Christmas:” The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday. PG, 104 min., 2018. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Dec. 26, 1-3 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Teen Volunteers Orientation: Would you like to volunteer at the library?  Are you 13-17 years old?Turn in your completed application prior to attending orientation.Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Dec. 26, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Great Teen Book Swap: Browse through books (new titles, old titles and titles that have not been published yet) for one you would like to keep. In exchange, swap us a review of the book by the end of the month. For ages 12-18. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, Dec. 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

 

 

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