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Calendar of Events
DEC. 1: A "Using DREAMS to Heal Yourself and Others" workshop offers techniques to enhance dream recall.
7 9 pm. Beyond the Sea, 1303 Castro St. Call 285-4614 for registration.
DEC. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Tuesday Latin and BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES for all levels. 2 pm. Room 325, 225 30th St. 550-2221.
DEC. 1 & 15; JAN. 5, 12 & 19: Preschoolers age 3 to 5 are invited to STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 1 10: In observance of World AIDS Day, sections of the AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT are on display at the Main Library. 100 Larkin St. The NAMES
Project, 863-1966 or 882-5500.
DEC. 1 15: PHOTOGRAPHER Sylvia Sabes exhibits images of a recent trip to Burma and Vietnam. Purely Physical Fitness, 1414 Castro St. 282-8481.
DEC. 1 24: Encantada Gallery exhibits Mexican RELIGIOUS ICONS and paintings to celebrate the festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Sun. & Mon., 11 am 7 pm; Fri. & Sat., 11 am 8 pm. 904 Valencia St. 642-3939.
DEC. 1 24: More than 30 artists are featured at a HOLIDAY SALE at Ruby's Clay Studio; techniques include raku, porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware. Weekdays 4 7 pm; weekends 11 7 pm. 552A Noe St. 558-9819.
DEC. 2, 9 & 16; JAN. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Noe Valley Library hosts LAPSITS for infants and toddlers beginning at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 2 30: A KAREN CARPENTER Christmas features the group's classic repertoire and special guests like "David Cassidy." The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. Call 826-5750 for times.
DEC. 3: Beyond the Sea's holiday AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP focuses on relaxation and stress reduction. 7 pm. 1303 Castro St. Call 285-4614 to reserve a space.
DEC. 3: "Mary at the Millennium," a slideshow/discussion by Charlene Spretnak, offers a female interpretation of the VIRGIN MARY in spiritual and cultural history. 7 9 pm. California Institute of Integral Studies, 9 Peter Yorke Way. 674-5500, ext. 241.
DEC. 3: Archivist Greg Gaar shows never-before-seen photos of 1903 SAN FRANCISCO. 7:30 pm. The S.F. Natural History Series at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9604.
DEC. 4: The second anniversary of the San Francisco SONG CYCLE features pop vocalist Amy Rigby, jazz vocalist Ann Dyer, and blues singer James Armstrong. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 4 6: The Dancers' Group Studio Theater presents "Threads of Light," by CHOREOGRAPHER Leigh Evans. 8 pm. 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
DEC. 5: S.F. Examiner columnist and Voice contributor RAYNE WOLFE leads a workshop, "Writing for Newspapers." 10 am 4 pm. The Writing Parlor, 4475 23rd St. 642-7875.
DEC. 5: The Holiday CRAFTS FAIR at the Randall Museum features activities and entertainment. 10 am 5 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600, ext. 33.
DEC. 5: The Little Elves' GIFT-MAKING WORKSHOP for kids 6 to 12 (ages 3 to 5 with a parent) includes refreshments and a visit from Santa (photos, too). 11 am 3 pm. St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive. Limited to the first 50 children; call 285-9540.
DEC. 5: Jewelry designer Dorie Meisur hosts a TRUNK SALE of her work from 1 to 4 pm. Beyond the Sea, 1303 Castro St. 285-4614.
DEC. 5: Voice contributor and author RUHAMA VELTFORT signs The Promised Land. 2:30 pm. Cover to Cover, 3910 24th St. 282-8080.
DEC. 5: A BENEFIT for the Noe Valley Nursery School features the "American vintage" music of the Trackers, snacks, and a raffle. 8 pm. The Rovers Pub, 4026 24th St. 648-4766.
DEC. 5: The Fogtown Four CELLO QUARTET performs 16th & Folsom for Quartet and Tape, by local composer A.L. Dentel. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 826-8670.
DEC. 5: Bass virtuoso MICHAEL MANRING performs solo and with flutist Larry Kassin and pianist Tom Darter. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 5, 6, 8 & 15: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs "The Wonder of It All" at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. 8 pm. 3281 16th St. 476-5153.
DEC. 5 13: The WINTER WONDER-RAMA at the Marsh's Growing Stage celebrates Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Sat. & Sun., 1:30 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.
DEC. 5 20: The California Travel Troupe @ San Francisco performs a new adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Sat., 11 am; Sun., 1 pm. Grasshopper Palace, 333 Valencia St., 3rd floor. 285-8476.
DEC. 6: The Sharon Art Studio's annual WINTER HOLIDAY SALE offers handcrafted ceramics, glass, and jewelry. 11 am 5 pm. Golden Gate Park, next to the Children's Playground and Carousel. 753-7004.
DEC. 6: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features the Sanford Dole Ensemble performing large-scale choral works. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 6: Dancers from Fat Chance BELLY DANCE shake things up at their Winter Salon. 3 and 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 647-6035.
DEC. 7 10: A Holiday ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR at S.F. State University features over 40 vendors and live music daily at noon. 9 am 7 pm. 338-2444.
DEC. 8 & JAN. 26: FILMS for children age 3 to 5 are on screen at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 9: The 30th Street Senior Center's HOLIDAY BAZAAR features art, crafts, and baked goods. 10 am 2 pm. 225 30th St. 550-2210.
DEC. 9: The S.F. Hobby BEEKEEPERS meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 665-7520.
DEC. 10: JOHN LONGHI discusses his collection of stories, Flashbacks and Premonitions. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
DEC. 11 13: Creativity Explored's Open House & ART SALE features one-of-a-kind arts and crafts by 70 artists with developmental disabilities. Fri., 6 9 pm; Sat. & Sun., 11 am 5 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.
DEC. 11 20: Goat Hall Productions presents the Christmas classic, AMAHL and the Night Visitors. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Goat Hall, 400 Missouri St. 289-6877.
DEC. 12 : Visit SANTA at the Bank of America, with free photos and goodies courtesy of the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association. 10 am 2 pm. Castro & 24th.
DEC. 12: The ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE Center hosts an "Isadorian Winter Arts Fair," featuring dance performance, arts and crafts for sale, poetry, and refreshments. 3435 Cesar Chavez, #202. 587-0802.
DEC. 12 & 13: The 28th annual KPFA Holiday CRAFTS FAIR features over 200 booths of juried artists and artisans. Sat., 10 am 7 pm; Sun., 10 am 6 pm. Concourse Exhibition Center, Eighth & Brannan. (510) 848-6767, ext. 602.
DEC. 12 & 13: Bernal Heights artists host an OPEN STUDIOS tour. Call Collette Crutcher at 641-1987 for a map.
DEC. 12 & 19: SIDEWALK SALES are scheduled for two Saturdays by many of 24th Street's merchants, to help you finish up your holiday shopping.
DEC. 12 & 19: Celebrate Chanukah with the San Francisco KLEZMER EXPERIENCE and monologuist Josh Kornbluth. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 12 19: The Open Wing Theater performs "Who Fears to Speak of '98?" celebrating the bicentennial of the 1798 Irish rebellion. 8 pm every day except Mon. New College of California, 777 Valencia St. (510) 841-7287.
DEC. 12 20: City College's Performing Artists Group enacts "RAGGEDY ANN & Andy," an adventure in which the dolls rescue the French doll Babette and the wrinkle-kneed camel from Looney Land. Sat. & Sun., 1 pm. Black Box Theater, Bungalow 222, Phelan & Judson. 285-8476.
DEC. 13: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs Amahl and the Night Visitors at a holiday party for children. 11:30 am. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 826-8670.
DEC. 13: The Sisters of PERPETUAL INDULGENCE discuss their origins and community work at the monthly meeting of PFLAG. 2 4 pm. St. Francis Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
DEC. 13: A Community CHANUKAH FESTIVAL at the Jewish Community Center features candle lighting, Klezmer music, performances for all ages, and holiday gift vendors. 4 7 pm. 3200 California St. 346-6040.
DEC.13: Sunday Night EVENSONG (formerly Taize/Cantate) is a healing service of chants, silent meditation, and prayer. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 17: Salvadorean ARTIST Camilo Minero is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his work to help victims of Hurricane Mitch. 7 pm. ArtBeat Gallery, 3266 21st St. 452-1104.
DEC. 18 20: The S.F. School of CIRCUS ARTS performs "Zoppo," an extravaganza of acrobatics, juggling, plate spinning, and trapeze. 7:30 pm; also 3 pm on Sat. and Sun. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.
DEC. 19 : CHRISTMAS CAROLERS and musicians will stroll Noe Valley, thanks to the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association.
DEC. 24: The S.F. Gay MEN'S CHORUS gives a concert, "Home for the Holidays," at the Castro Theater. 5, 7 & 9 pm.
DEC. 24: A CHRISTMAS EVE service of candlelight, carols, and the Christmas story begins at 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 25: The CHRISTMAS DAY communion celebration at the Noe Valley Ministry starts at 10 am. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 25: The Jewish Community Center's sixth annual Evening of Kung Pao KOSHER COMEDY includes a seven-course Chinese banquet at the New Asia Restaurant. 5 9 pm. Meet at 3200 California St. 292-1262.
JAN. 2: Start the new year at a guided WRITING MARATHON led by Voice writer Jane Underwood: "You'll write until your forehead shimmers." 10 am 4 pm. Call for location. 642-7875.
JAN. 9: The Writing Parlor offers a class, "The ABC's of Writing CHILDREN'S BOOKS. 10 am 4 pm. Call for location. 642-7875.
JAN. 14 MAR. 4: ACT 1's BEGINNERS ACTING class features all the basics in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Thurs., 6:30 8:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-ACT1 (2281).
JAN. 16: The acoustic duo BOX SET performs their folk/rock at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 16 MAR. 6: Be spontaneous at an eight-week IMPROVISATIONAL GAMES class sponsored by ACT 1. Sat., 11 am 1 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-ACT1 (2281).
JAN. 22: SCOTTISH Country Dancing classes begin a nine-week session at the Millberry Fitness Center. 8:15 9:45 pm. 500 Parnassus St. 333-9372.
JAN. 24: Violinist Cynthia Mei and pianist Aileen Chanco-Everett, the CHIAROSCURO DUO, perform a classical music concert at 3 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
JAN. 30: Cuban piano wiz OMAR SOSA performs with Bay Area percussion hero John Santos. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.