CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR A CAUSE
San Francisco-based musical project, Honey Disposition, is making and selling beautiful macrame Christmas ornaments to raise money for local nonprofits this holiday season. Each ornament is $10 and all the proceeds go to a neighborhood charity of the customer’s choosing. To place an order, you can visit Honey Disposition’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/honeydisposition or its Instagram at www.instagram.com/honeydisposition. You can also reach Elizabeth Boaz, the co-founder of Honey Disposition and creator of the ornaments, at 707-774 – 5226.
CLEAN-UP EVENTS IN THE RICHMOND
Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email email@example.com with event name. All supplies provided.
• SF Village Cleanup. Thursday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon Help us with San Francisco Village and its senior community clean up the Inner Richmond. Meet at Rise and Grind Coffee (785 Eighth Ave.). Free coffee for volunteers.
• One Richmond Cleanup. Thursday, Dec. 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help One Richmond clean up along Clement Street in the Inner Richmond. Meet at the One Richmond Office (802 Clement St.).
• Morning Coffee Cleanup (Balboa Street). Friday, Dec. 2, 8-9 a.m. Help us clean up along Balboa Street in the Inner Richmond. Meet at Tastebuds (600 Fifth Ave). Stay afterwards for free coffee and to meet fellow volunteers.
• Clement Street Happy Hour Cleanup. Friday, Dec. 2, 3:30-5 p.m. Help us clean up trash along Clement Street in the Outer Richmond. Meet in front of The Plough and the Stars (116 Clement St.). Stay afterwards for a free round on the house and to meet fellow volunteers.
• Richmond Neighborhood Center Cleanup. Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Help the Richmond Neighborhood Center clean up in the Outer Richmond. Meet at the Richmond Neighborhood Center (741 30th Ave.).
CLEAN-UP EVENT IN THE SUNSET
Parkside/Sunset Cleanup. Help Happy Days Preschool clean up along Taraval Street. Meet at Happy Days Preschool, 809 Taraval St., Sunday, Dec. 4, -4 p.m. All supplies provided. Sign up on the TogetherSF Mobilize page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with event name.
COMMENTARIES AND LETTERS
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COMMUNITY LIAISON POSITION AVAILABLE
A part-time community liaison position is avaliable at Felton Institute, a non-profit social services provider. Community Liaison Program, Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). Job duties: Provides technical assistance by teaching basic computer skills on a smart device (smart phone, tablet or laptop). Skills include downloading and using the Zoom app, teaching Google Services, as well as navigating the internet to access resources helpful for daily living. Enjoys working with older adults and people with disabilities. Proficient in English and Cantonese preferred. Send resumes to email@example.com.
FELTON TECH SQUAD
Felton’s Tech Squad is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in the Richmond and Sunset districts. Ask questions regarding how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Drop-in for a one-on-one session on Friday, Dec. 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Richmond Library (351 Ninth Ave.). For more information, please call 415-474-1558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILMS AT THE SF PUBLIC LIBRARY, RICHMOND BRANCH
Free films at the San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave. Free.
• Thursday, Dec. 15, 4-5:45 p.m. “Only the Strong Survive.” Documentary on the soul-music scene in Memphis and Chicago during the 1960s and ‘70s, with Isaac Hayes, Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett, et. al. Directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. PG-13, 97 min., 2002.
• Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. “King Lear.” Drama. Jean-Luc Godard’s (1930-2022) experimental reworking of Shakespeare, with stage director Peter Sellars, Burgess Meredith, Molly Ringwald, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy, Woody Allen, Norman Mailer, and JLG. In English. PG, 91 min., 1987.
• Thursday, Dec. 22, 5:30-7:15 p.m. “Comfort and Joy.” Comedy-drama. A Glasgow radio DJ becomes involved in a turf war between ice cream trucks. Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100%. PG, 100 min., 1984.
• Wednesday, Dec. 28, 4-5:45 p.m. “Xanadu.” Musical fantasy set in a roller disco, with Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022) and Gene Kelly. Features music by Newton-John (“Magic”), Electric Light Orchestra, Cliff Richard and the Tubes. PG, 93 min., 1980.
• Thursday, Dec. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. “We Don’t Deserve Dogs.” Documentary. Scenes from around the world showing the simple and extraordinary ways dogs influence our lives. NR, 84 min., 2020.
Happy December birthday to Jarrod B., Arlene Bradlyn, Derrick Carvajal, Helen Curran, Luca “The Bazooka” Dermu, Justine Fields, Sima Grabovsky, Paul Kozakiewicz, Dave Mana, Brittany Markert, Bryan Marsh, Leland Monagle, Laurie Rittman, Millie Young, David Wang and David Wong. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Free.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS STROLL
Join us in spreading holiday cheer throughout the Inner Sunset at the second annual Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll! The event features festively decorated and illuminated storefronts, living windows, live music and in-shop events scattered throughout the neighborhood. Jolly Trolley rides from 2-8 p.m., raffle and fun activities for all ages including a scavenger hunt reaching into the outskirts of our merchant corridors. Visit the info booth on Irving Street at Ninth Avenue for more details. Saturday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. Learn more at innersunsetmerchants.org.
HOLIDAY MAKER’S MARKET
Time for another wonderful Holiday Maker’s Market. This fun and family-friendly event will have local vendors selling arts, crafts and clothes just in time for the holidays. There will also be arts and crafts for kids, live children’s music and a beer and wine garden for the adults. Sales will benefit Sunset Co-Op Preschool. The Holiday Maker’s Market will be taking place on Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 37th Avenue, between Ortega and Pacheco streets.
MEET THE EDITOR OF THE RICHMOND REVIEW
Meet the editor of the Richmond Review: You are invited to meet with Michael Durand, editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the RichmondSunsetNews.com website. Bring your story ideas, feedback, suggestions, questions, announcement items and advertising inquiries. We are also welcoming new writers and photographers interested in contributing stories and photos. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St., every second Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 415-706-6428 or email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Scheduled appointments not necessary but appreciated.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND ONE RICHMOND TOY DRIVE
Join your neighbors for festive treats and holiday activities at the Richmond Neighborhood Center’s Holiday Open House, 741 30th Ave., Friday Dec. 16, 5-7 p.m. If you are able, please bring donations of new and unwrapped gifts for kids at the Asian Family Support Center. Donations can be dropped off before Dec. 15 at the One Richmond office at 802 Clement St (1-5 p.m. weekdays) or The Richmond Neighborhood Center at 741 30th Ave. (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) For more information, go to onerichmondsf.com/toy-drive-holiday-open-house.
ROBIN GALANTE ART EXHIBIT
The San Francisco Public Library is hosting an exhibit featuring 40+ watercolor paintings of the Richmond District by local artist Robin Galante, now through Jan. 5, 2023. On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m., there is a free Artist Walkthrough and Q&A open to the public. These works capture the neighborhood before and during the pandemic and celebrate the community, spirit and resilience of the Richmond. The exhibit is on the sixth floor of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. For more information, here is an article on the SF Library website as well as an article in the SF Examiner.
OUTER SUNSET FARMERS MARKET AND MERCANTILE
Join us at our weekly Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile, Sundays 9 a.m.-3 p.m on 37th Avenue at Ortega Street featuring local farmers, highly acclaimed food trucks/vendors, makers, merchants, artists and causes, plus live music, children’s activities, yoga and Wednesday storytelling. Go to sunsetmercantilesf.com or call 415-465-2475 for more details. Note: The market will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Also, hours will change in January to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SEEKING A ROOM TO RENT
Senior lady seeks a living accommodation for under $1,000 per month in a private residence. Quiet, excellent live-in references. Call 415-561-9275 if you or someone you know has extra space in west area of San Francisco.
SHOP EAT LOCAL FIRST (SELF)
The SELF Initiative is an ongoing, comprehensive, open-ended program. Visit the One Richmond website for a listing of all participating businesses and describing the discounts or personalized promotions. Membership cards with a QR code are being distributed to families in the Richmond District, as well as to those who sign up to become a One Richmond member. Cardholders can scan the QR code to learn about specific merchant discounts or promotions and present their membership card at checkout to receive the appropriate discount. The Richmond Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the residents of the Richmond District. By providing youth programs, a robust food security program and numerous community activities, The Richmond Neighborhood Center provides critical community services to enrich the community and its residents. Pick up a card from The Richmond Neighborhood Center, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, or visit One Richmond office, 802 Clement St., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to onerichmondsf.com/about-self-plan.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded employment training program for unemployed, low-income eligible adults, 55 years of age or older, who reside in San Francisco. Felton Institute operates the program and is currently enrolling trainees who are placed in a part-time, 12-hours-per week community service training positions in non-profit or government agencies, while getting paid a minimum wage income ongoing. They are required to take full advantage of courses, workshops, resources and to obtain specialized certificates, if applicable, to enhance their skillsets and knowledge. The trainees will be able to learn the skills needed and obtain ongoing support from our program, with the goal of transitioning into unsubsidized employment. Enrollment is considered a temporary position. Our goal is to assist trainees in finding employment outside of our training program. If you are interested in the SCSEP program, please send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or call 415-474-7310 ext. 613, or ask for SCSEP.
SF METAL BAND SPORZ RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “FIG LIVES”
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! San Francisco metal band SPORZ releases their debut album titled “Fig Lives”! Reviews just in say “One part bouncy, two parts evil,” with Chef Justice reporting “I’m getting some Melvins on the nose with hints of Mastodon.” Album now available on all streaming platforms and Bandcamp. Extra! Extra! Sporz! Sporz! Sporz!
STAMP COLLECTOR AND STAMP COLLECTIONS
Stamp collector is buying stamps and stamp collections. I am buying the “older stamps” from the 1800s to 1930. American Philatelic Society member since 1986. Pictures are appreciated. Call or text message 415-533-0761.
SUNSET HOLIDAY MERCANTILE
Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our seventh annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile featuring two days of local makers, merchants, artists, food artisans, food trucks, oodles of children’s activities, live music, storytelling, community causes, beer and wine tasting, plus so much more! Free admission to the festive indoor and outdoor market with different vendors and entertainment each day. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday Dec. 4, 11 a.m-5 p.m. at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. After Saturday’s Mercantile, be sure to explore the Inner Sunset Holiday Lights Stroll, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m. throughout the Inner Sunset. More details at sunsetmercantilesf.com.
TAKING A BREAK
Two of the Richmond Review’s content creators are taking a break this month. Please check back next month for columns by Paul Kozakiewicz and Sandra Lee Fewer. Also, look for Supervisor Connie Chan’s column at RichmondSunsetNews.com.
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THE OPERA IN YOU
SF Opera fuses the storied art form of opera with the art of storytelling in The Opera in You, a new story writing program inviting the public to discover their own operatic tales as part of the company’s centennial season. Free and open to the public, the workshops will bring together story- and music-lovers, working with professional writing coaches to uncover each of their unique stories and build storytelling literacy skills. The workshops will take place Saturdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, from 1-3 p.m. at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library (351 Ninth Ave.), and at the Ortega Branch Library (3223 Ortega St.). More information is available at sfopera.com/operainyou.
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