Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – March 2020

Census 2020: Now hiring census takers and supervisors. Earn extra income while helping your community. No prior work experience needed, receive paid training, earn from $30–33 per hour, flexible work hours. What to bring: Social Security number, email address, valid driver’s license. Selective Service (must be registered or have a qualified exemption if male born after Dec. 31, 1959, veterans preference documentation, if applicable). Application help will be available every Sunday from 1:30–3:30 p.m., through mid-March, at the Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.For more information, call (415) 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl.org. You can also apply online at: 2020census.gov/jobs.

Meet the Author: Listen to how author Aimee Lucido has successfully combined her two worlds: writing and coding. Aimee is the author of “Emmy in the Key of Code” and the upcoming Recipe for Disaster.” Lucid is a software engineer who has worked at Google, Facebook and Uber, and has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. For kids 10–16. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Friday, March 6, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600 or email ricmgr@sfpl.org.

Clement Street 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.

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

Parkside Library Open House: The library is hosting its annual open house and everyone is invited. Special activities include: balloon artist and magician, Mr. SHAP; Crafts; Indian Kathak classical dance performance with Sarika Parekh; spin the quiz wheel for prizes; book swap for all ages; and a special story time with District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar.Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, March 7, 2-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl.org.

Music Performance: Musicians from San Francisco High School of the Arts perform as part of the Tiny (Reference) Desk Series. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Thursday, March 5, 5-5:45 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886 or email wpomgr@sfpl.org.

Hepatitis B Awareness. One in 12 Asians carry hepatitis B without having shown symptoms. Lowell Join Jade Club, directly affiliated with Stanford University’s Asian Liver Center, presents information about this disease that affects mainly Asians and Pacific Islanders. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, March 7, 1-2 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700 or emailortmgr@sfpl.org.

Film – “Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song”: Celebrate Women’s History Month with “Strange Fruit,” the first documentary exploring the history and legacy of the classic song performed by Billie Holiday. The song’s evolution tells a dramatic story of America’s radical past highlighting the courage and heroism of those who fought for racial injustice. It examines the history of lynching, the interplay of race, labor and the left and pop culture as forces that would give rise to the Civil Rights Movement. Organic popcorn served. NR, 58 min., 2002. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Sunday, March 8, 2-3 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717 or email anzmgr@sfpl.org.

Curiositeens: Join us for crafts, games, movies and more. For ages 10–18. Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Wednesday, March 11, 2-4 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717 or email anzmgr@sfpl.org.

Disability and Aging Services Drop-in Clinic: Meet one-on-one with members of the Peer Ambassador program from the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and Aging and Disability Resources Centers to find out if you or someone you know is qualified to receive free services. Services include: Calfresh; Medi-Cal; housing services; home-delivered meals; in-home supportive services; case management services; and veterans services. No registration required. First come, first served. Call (415) 355-6700 or go to http://www.selfhelpelderly.org for more information on benefits available to older adults, veterans and persons with disabilities. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, March 10, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl.org.

“Alice in Wonderland”: Meet the cast for a special storytelling performance by costumed dancers. Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18thAve., Thursday, March 12, 10:30-11 a.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808 or email sunmgr@sfpl.org.

Senior Power! “Property Tax Savings Redux” Special Guest Speaker Nicole Agbayani from Assessor Carmen Chu’s office follow up her 11/19 presentation of property tax savings for Seniors w/emphasis on Tax Savings Programs. Translation services (English-Cantonese) will be provided. Meeting to be followed by Qigong exercises, special announcements, raffle prizes and light refreshments. Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave., March 12, 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact M. Graf at opoygani@yahoo.com or (415) 652-4751 or visit www.sfseniorpower.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, March 14, 5-7 p.m. For more information, call (415) 921-0456.

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. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St. Every second Wednesday of the month. March 11, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 706-6428 or email editor@richmondsunsetmews.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. Rolling Out Cafe, 1722 Taraval St. Every second Thursday of the month. March 12, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call (415) 706-6428 or email editor@richmondsunsetmews.com.

Storytime For Families: Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m.-noon, free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717 or email anzmgr@sfpl.org.

Film – “Jandek’s Toronto Sunday”: The film presents the musician Jandek’s most elaborate concert movie captured by five cameras at a 2006 performance in Canada. Jandek’s vocals and synthesizers are accompanied by three guest musicians. NR, 117 mins., 2007. The screening will be preceded by introductory comments placing the movie within the context of Jandek’s overall career. Presenter Nikolai Sadik-Ogli has degrees from Indiana University and San Jose State University, works as an archivist and contributes regularly to the online Finnish cultural journal Mustekala. This two-part presentation is based on a book-length manuscript he has written about Jandek. Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Sunday, March 15, 3-5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600 or email ricmgr@sfpl.org.

Learn Tai Chi: 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, March 16, 4-5 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717 or email anzmgr@sfpl.org.

Storytime For Babies: Anza Branch Library, 550 37thAve., Tuesday, March 17, 10:30-11:30 p.m., free.For more information, call (415) 355-5717 or email anzmgr@sfpl.org.

West Portal Book Club: In “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886 or email wpomgr@sfpl.org.

Laughter Yoga: No mats, no poses, just laughter. Led by a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call  (415) 355-2886 or email wpomgr@sfpl.org.

Poet Evgeny Vinokurov: Lecture by Nikolay Sundeyev.about poet Evgeny Vinokurov (1925-1993). Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, March 25, 2-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600 or email ricmgr@sfpl.org.

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 assistance. Reservations required. Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Thursday, March 26, 1-2 p.m., free. For more information and to register, call (415) 355-5700 or email ortmgr@sfpl.org.

Presidio Picnic: San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated ninth season beginning Sunday, March 29 and running through October 25, from 11 am – 4 pm. Co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust and Off the Grid, the weekly picnic combines the best of the international food scene with the best of this national park. This multi-cultural experience offers a blend of culinary selections from international mobile food vendors, family-friendly games, music and special performances every third Sunday by various Bay Area community dance groups. The city’s most sustainable picnic is accessible from downtown via the free PresidiGo shuttle. Main Parade Ground, Sheridan Avenue, the Presidio of San Francisco. Entrance is free, food available for purchase. For more information, call (415) 561-4323   or visit  https://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-picnic 

Clement Street Fourth Friday: Clement Street Merchants Association presents and evening of art, music, food, drinks and activities. Clement Street in the Inner Richmond, Friday, March 27, 6-9 p.m., free. For more information, visit www.clementstreetsf.com.

“NO IVY League”: Volunteers needed to remove the invasive ivies that are smothering Golden Gate Heights Park. Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and clothing suitable for physical work. Gloves and tools will be provided; if you have leather gloves, please bring them. Light snacks will be provided. Saturday, March 28 and the last Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Meet in the lower meadow on Rockridge Drive. For more information, call (415) 831.6884 or email kori.dean@sfgov.orgor recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

Dahlia Tuber and Plant Sale: The Sunset Community Garden charges no fees or dues and offers free use of tools, water and the opportunity to organic garden. Dahlia tuber and plant sale, 37th Avenue at Pacheco Street,Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, contact Lance Mellon at (650) 826-1723 or lancemellon@hotmail.com.


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