ADOPT A SENIOR
I am a senior lady who needs a place to live at a private residence in the west area of San Francisco or Daly City. I have excellent references, am quiet, read a lot, am good company and live by Christian values. Call 415-561-9275 if you or someone you know can provide me a home.
BALBOA STREET BLOCK PARTY
Support the Heart & Soul SF Balboa Street Block Party happening June 17! We believe in building community and highlighting the incredible small businesses around us. We want to bring your neighborhood to you and this block party is a step toward that goal. Donate $50 and join us in supporting our mission! You can find the GoFundMe in our Instagram link in bio. Your donations will help with paying for the SFMTA block party closure permit, temporary no-parking signage, tables, chairs and the live band. There will be music, food and games at the block party. Everyone is welcome. Be a part of the Heart & Soul SF community. Learn more about us at Heartandsoulsf.com or on our Instagram.
BEST BUDDIES FRIENDSHIP WALK
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Join 600 walkers on Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.-noon in Golden Gate Park to support Best Buddies programs in schools, workplaces and communities. You’ll be making the world more welcoming to people with IDD – one friendship, one job, and one life-changing connection at a time. The event is free and open to all ages and abilities. To learn more, go to bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/sanfrancisco.
CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW
The second annual car and motorcycle show benefitting the only high school auto shop in SF will be held at George Washington High School (600 32nd Ave.) on Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free for attendees, $35/car or motorcycle entry. For more information, call GWHS Auto Shop Club at 650-703-6237 or 415-699-3933.
COMMENTARIES AND LETTERS
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FELTON TECH SQUAD
Felton’s Tech Squad is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in the Richmond District. Ask questions to learn basic skills and how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Drop-in for a one-on-one session in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
- Friday, April 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Richmond Library (351 Ninth Ave.)
- Friday, April 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Anza Library (550 37th Ave. at Geary Blvd.)
For more information, call 415-474-1558 or email email@example.com.
FREE EVENTS AT THE SF PUBLIC LIBRARY, RICHMOND BRANCH,
351 NINTH AVE., 415-355-5600
“Bel Canto Flutes.” Live performance of a range of works by this family friendly and long-running adult amateur flute choir. Saturday, April 1, 1-2 p.m.
“Outdoor Bean Bag Toss.” Enjoy some outdoor fun with friends in a challenging game of bean bag toss. For ages 13 to 18. No registration needed. Richmond Teen Back Patio. Tuesday, April 25, 3-5 p.m.
“Silent Book Club.” Bring any book (fiction or nonfiction) for a period of silent reading followed by a discussion with others of what you are reading. Meets every other Wednesday. Wednesday, April 5 and 19, 3-5 p.m.
“Breath meditation.” Guided meditation for calm, ease and stress release. Every Thursday, 11a.m.–noon.
“Vegetable Gardening in Containers.” Learn how to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and even fruits on a patio, balcony or any small space using containers. Covers types of containers, which plants to grow for your micro-climate, as well as discussing soil needs and watering options. Saturday, April 8, 1-2 p.m.
“Origami potted plant.” Learn how to make a mini origami potted plant. Space limited, reservation required: 415-355-5600 or sign up at the reference desk. Tuesday, April 11, 3-4 p.m.
“Calfresh (food stamps) Assistance.” Come and get help on Calfresh enrollment and learn more Calfresh and other free food resources information from Sarah Li, community resource coordinator at the Richmond Center. Tuesday, April 18, 3-5 p.m.
ADULT FILM PROGRAMS:
“Milford Graves: Full Mantis.” Unconventional documentary on shaman-like Renaissance man and master percussionist, M. Graves (1941-2021). One of the best “jazz” films to appear in years. NR, 92 min., 2018. Wednesday, April 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
“The Farewell.” Comedy-drama. A Chinese-American woman tries to keep her grandmother in the dark about the grandmother’s terminal illness. Rotten Tomatoes rating of 97%. Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-7:15 p.m.
“Alcatraz” and “Eberbach.” Haunting photography slideshow of Alcatraz Island and a gothic German monastery, with otherworldly music by composer Ingram Marshall (1942-2022). Will change your view of Alcatraz! Not widely available. NR, 48 min., 2013. Saturday, April 15, 3-4 p.m.
“William S. Burroughs.” Rarely seen French TV documentary on the Beat writer of “Naked Lunch.” Includes passage read from many of his books, set to hallucinatory visuals. NR, 49 min., 2000. Saturday, April 15, 4-5 p.m.
“Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser.” Landmark b&w documentary on the great jazz pianist and composer T. Monk (1917-1982). Included in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. PG-13, 90 min., 1988. Wednesday, April 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
“Pandaemonium.” Historical drama on the friendship of English Romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth, with actress Samantha Morton, and directed by Julien Temple. Not widely available on disc or streaming. “Literate and handsome” – NY Times. PG-13, 119 min., 2000. Wednesday., April 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Happy April birthday to Jimmy Baker Jr., Linda Cresci, Lindsay Emrick, Shlomit Heller, Lulu J., Noah J., Vince Keehan, Beth Lederer, Liana Luján, Zoë-Elise Quon, Danica N., Andrew P., Baby P., Siva Raj, David Roberts, Faustina Sarah Maria Sullivan, Cameron Young and Ariel Yuan. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Editor@RichmondSunsetNews.com. Free.
Retired female journalist looking for part-time multi-month housesitting, sublet or private bedroom and bath in a house. Contact Carol Clurman, 703-946-6083, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ORTEGA BRANCH LIBRARY TECH POPUP
Ortega Branch Library is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in the Sunset District this month. Ask questions to learn basic skills and how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Co-Hosted by the Ortega Branch Library, SF Tech Council, Felton Institute, and other service providers. Drop in for a one-on-one session in English, Cantonese and Mandarin on Friday, April 28, 1:30- 3 p.m. at the Ortega Branch Library (3223 Ortega St. at 39th Ave.). Refreshments and raffle for a free tablet! For more information, call Karla Suomala at 510-829-9149 or email email@example.com.
OUTER SUNSET FARMERS MARKET AND MERCANTILE
Join us every Sunday at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile, where you can find fresh produce from local farmers and ranchers, enjoy delicious dishes from Outer Sunset eateries and discover unique finds from local makers and artisans. Every Sunday, you can find a revolving series of live performers, engaging activities and exhibitions at the ArtShip and fun zone! Our farmers market accepts WIC, EBT and Market Match! 37th Avenue at Ortega Street, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Go to sunsetmercantilesf.com or call 415-465-2475 for more details.
PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE
Tyrone Bartoli has been a professional photographer since 1995. He is available for a wide range of photo shoots. Call for a free consultation: 415-846-7838. Also, check out his Instagram page @tyronebartoli. Ask for the Richmond Review discount. Learn more at TyroneBartoli.com.
PLANNING ASSOCIATION FOR THE RICHMOND (PAR) MEETING
PAR general membership meeting will be held at the Richmond Recreation Center (251 18th Ave.) on April 19 at 7 p.m. District 1 Supervisor Connie Chan will talk about Richmond District issues and will take your questions. PAR board elections will also take place. For more information, go to https://www.sfpar.org.
SALVATION ARMY GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Salvation Army San Francisco is having a golf tournament at the Presidio Golf Course. The tournament offers a way for people to “take a swing” at homelessness at the first annual Swing for the Way Out Golf Tournament on April 14 at the Presidio Golf Course, benefiting “The Way Out,” our ambitious new initiative to combat homelessness in San Francisco. We will feature a shotgun start best-ball scramble tournament, with players’ prizes, followed by a banquet, silent auction and inspiring guest speakers. Go to https://paybee.io/in-person-event/tsags/5 to sign up a foursome, become a sponsor or find more information on this event! For questions or to donate an item to our silent auction, contact Dana Jauco at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the 140 years of ongoing support The Salvation Army has provided in the community by visiting https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/san_francisco/.
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.
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