Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – February, 2020

Far Out Gallery: Richard Goldberg – Rackets and Laminates. Richard Goldberg, who earned his masters of fine arts at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1987, will have his first solo art exhibition, Feb. 1-March 1. Far Out Gallery (FOG), 3004 Taraval St. at 40th Avenue. FOG is open Thursday–Sunday, noon–6 p.m. For more information, call (415) 463-5537.

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, Feb. 1, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (415) 751-6600.

Clement St. Farmers’ Market: Find an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce, an array of baked goods, fresh flowers and hot food. Clement Street between Second and Fourth avenues, every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tai Chi for Beginners: Tai Chi may help improve your overall health, fitness, balance, flexibility, coordination and posture. This beginner class introduces the first part of the Yang style long form, co-taught by Laura Chinn-Smoot and Gary Smoot. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Monday, Feb. 3, 4-5 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Technology – Book a Librarian:Do you need personalized help using a computer or the Internet? Would you like to learn about ebooks or other eResources the library offers? This class offers 30-minute slots of one-on-one training sessions. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St. Every Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Call (415) 355-5700 or email ortmgr@sfpl.org to schedule an appointment.

Craft – Pottery and Poetry: Make simple clay vessels with carved inscriptions inspired by potter and poet Dave Drake. For ages 10–18,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free.For more information, email anzmgr@sfpl.org or call (415) 355-5717.

Sunset-Parkside Education and Action Committee (SPEAK): The 50th anniversary commemoration membership meeting will include presentations on the City’s Emergency Firefighting Water System capabilities, recommendations of the mayor’s transit reliability working group, Senate Bill 50, Prop. D (vacancy tax) and Prop. E (limits on office development). SF Supervisor Gordon Mar will be presenting on District 4 and Citywide issues. Ortega Library community meeting room from 6-8:30 p.m. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors: Trouble with Technology? A Teen Computer Corps volunteer can help you with Kindles, email, laptops, tablets, cell phones and other electronic gadgets. Please have your device fully charged and know your sign-in information and passwords.Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Friday, Feb 7, 4-5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Census 2020: Earn extra income while helping your community. Census takers and supervisors receive hands-on assistance filling out the application. The Census Bureau is offering flexible work hours and paid training. No prior work experience needed, earn $30–33 hourly. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free. For more information, email ricmgr@sfpl.org or call(415) 355-5600.

Native Plant Sale: It is planting season. California native plants create habitat for local birds, bees and butterflies and are well adapted for San Francisco’s climate. Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr., Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit www.sutrostewards.org/events.

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, Feb 8. 11, 5-7 p.m. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

Homework Help: Children will team up reading buddies in a safe, non-judgmental environment to practice reading skills out loud. The program is suited for children grades K-6. Presented by the National Charity League, an organization of seventh- to 12th-grade girls who volunteer with their mothers to help strengthen the bonds of their family and their communities. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2:30-4:45 p.m., free. To sign up for a 45-minute session or for more information, call (415) 355-2808 or email sunmgr@sfpl.org.

Technology Help for Adults/Seniors: A patient teen tutor is available to assist with basic tech help including eReaders, email, laptops, tablets, cell phones and other electronic gadgets.Please have your device fully charged and know your sign-in information and passwords. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2-3 p.m., free.To reserve a 30-minute session, or more information, email anzmgr@sfpl.org or call (415) 355-5717. Drop-ins also welcome.

“Love, Fillmore Style:” The Fillmore Merchants Association invites you to come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Sunset Mercantile mini open-air market. Explore nearly a dozen local makers, merchants, artists’ works and food artisans as well as live music and children’s activities all surrounded by unique shops and restaurants. The Fillmore Parklet, 2410 California St. at Fillmore, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sunsetmercantilesf.com.

Senior Power!: “Love Yourself” Are you a senior? Living with or caring for a senior? Having some issues related to your hearing? Is it cognitive or is it hearing loss? Don’t give up and just assume it is part of the aging process. Join us for a free community meeting to listen to guest speaker Steven Lopez, program manager with the Hearing and Speech Center, present “Hearing Loss 101” explaining how to minimize the loss and the variety of devices that can help.Special Valentine treat: Christine and her magic massage chair. Fallowed by Qigong exercises, neighborhood announcements and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave. Feb. 13, 10 a.m. Translation services (English/Cantonese) will be provided for the lecture. Hearing Enhancement devices available for the hearing impaired. For more information, Contact: M. Graf at opoyganl@yahoo.com, call (415) 652-4751 or visit www.sfseniorpower.com.

Early Learning: Mandarin story hour with Guang Hui Chinese Classics Promotion Center. Chinese classics for children including sing-a-longs and read-a-longs of Tang Dynasty poems. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808 or email sunmgr@sfpl.org.

Presentation: “The Impact of Confederate Nostalgia with Bill Doggett.” A multimedia presentation with Bill Doggett discussing the impact of Confederacy nostalgia on commercialized messaging through the technology of early recorded sound. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808 or email sunmgr@sfpl.org.

Film – “Downton Abbey:” The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Directed by Matthew Goode. PG, 122 mins., 2019. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700 or emailortmgr@sfpl.org.

Mother-Daughter Book Group: “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare. For girls ages 9–11, with a favorite adult, on (usually) the second Thursday of the month. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2886 or email wpomgr@sfpl.org.

Richmond Review and 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 Wednesday (a change from every Tuesday) of the month. Feb. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 706-6428 or email editor@richmondsunsetmews.com.

Craft for Adults: Wood Photo Magnets. Participants can bring a photo to create a photo magnet. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Thursday, Feb 13, 6-7:30 p.m., free. Space is limited. To sign up,or for more information, call (415) 355-2808 or email sunmgr@sfpl.org.

Book Club: The book club meets the third Saturday of the month and alternates between fiction and nonfiction. Join us this month to discuss “The Winter Soldier” by Daniel Mason. Newcomers are always welcome. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700 or emailortmgr@sfpl.org.

Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR): Quarterly Community Meeting to discuss initiatives that will be on the March, 2020 ballot.

Everyone welcome, free. Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave., between Clement and California streets, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sfpar.org.

Wellness: Heart/Mind Meditation: Join us for a 45-minute break from your busy life. Periods of silence interspersed with words of encouragement. This is a very basic class led by Don Narin. All are welcome. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 12:15-1 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600 or email ricmgr@sfpl.org.

Storytime: For preschool children.Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Thursday, Feb. 27, 10:30-11 a.m., free. Space is limited. For reservations, call 415 355-2818 or email sunmgr@sfpl.org.

The calendar of events is a public service listing of meetings, presentations, activities and community events that are free and open to all. Send calendar items to Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com by the 20th of the month. 


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