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MARCH 1 APRIL 2: An INTERACTIVE POETRY exhibit by artists David Cook and Margaret Tedesco, "20 Questions," explores the territory between question and answer. Noe Valley Library. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 1 APRIL 30: Vicksburg Street PHOTOGRAPHER Douglas Legg exhibits some of the 800 images he took on a 1998 trip to Vietnam. Mon. Fri., 10 am 4 pm. Metropolitan Transit Commission, 101 Eighth St. Oakland. (510) 464-7773.
MARCH 2 23: Women are invited to a class on EROTIC BODY LANGUAGE, otherwise known as "Flirting." Tuesdays, 8 10 pm. Good Vibrations, 1210 Valencia St. 541-5618.
MARCH 2 28: Students from Children's Day School exhibit their ARTWORK in a show called "Flowers, Feathers & Fairy Tales" at 17 Reasons, 3961 24th St. 206-1717.
MARCH 2 30: Lauren Coleman's Tuesday JAZZ DANCE classes begin at 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.
MARCH 2 30: The 30th Street Senior Center hosts Tuesday Latin and BALLROOM DANCE classes for all levels. 2 pm. Room 325, 225 30th St. 550-2221.
MARCH 2, 9, 23 & 30: Preschoolers 3 to 5 are invited to STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 3: The Adventist HEALTHVAN offers blood pressure testing and low-cost cholesterol screenings. 10 am 4 pm. Bell Market parking lot, 24th & Sanchez. 775-2570.
MARCH 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Noe Valley Library hosts LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents starting at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 4: Learn about safe back practices and spine protection at BACK SCHOOL, St. Luke's Hospital's free lecture. 5 7 pm. Griffin Room, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.
MARCH 4: Steve Edwards, director of Tilden Botanical Garden, gives a SLIDE SHOW of wildflowers from the Bear Valley region of the Sierra Nevada. 7:30 pm. San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave. & Lincoln Way. 759-1369.
MARCH 5: Author Deena Metzger lectures on "WRITING for Your Life." 7 9 pm. California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St. 575-6175.
MARCH 5 & 6: Noe Valley resident Emily Shihadeh performs a THEATER PIECE, "Grapes and Figs Are in Season: A Palestinian Woman's Story," with guitar accompaniment by Claude Palmer. 8 pm. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.
MARCH 6: Thea Sullivan leads a POETRY workshop, "Tapping the Vein." 10 am 4 pm. The Writing Salon. Call 642-9793 for Bernal Heights location.
MARCH 6: California Lawyers for the Arts offers a TAX WORKSHOP for creative people. 10 am 2 pm. S.F. Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St. 775-7200.
MARCH 6: Shanti and the Men's Associated Exchange host CASINO TROPICALE, a gambling, dancing, and dining fundraiser for their volunteer programs. 8 pm midnight. One Rincon Center, 101 Spear St. 674-4764 for reservations.
MARCH 6 & 7: DANCE Repertory/San Francisco shows off the work of its high school dancers and instructors (March 6) and emerging artists (March 7) in its "Vision Series." 7 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.
MARCH 7: A PET FIRST-AID class includes CPR, wound treatment, and other emergency care; 10 dog mannequins will be available for practice. 10 am 3 pm. SPCA, 243 Alabama St. To register call 1-800-637-PETS.
MARCH 7: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs Tchaikovsky's Iolanta. 3 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MARCH 7: KATE WILHELM signs her fourth Barbara Holloway legal thriller, Defense for the Devil. 3 4 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MARCH 7 & 21: Families and kids 4 to 8 are invited to take a guided walk and hear "PLANT STORIES from the Indigenous People of North and South America." 10:30 am. Helen Crocker Russell Library in Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316, ext. 303.
MARCH 8: A WORKSHOP, "Am I an Artist?", on the influence of cultural images, is led by Robert Ressler, Ph.D. 7:30 9:30 pm. Call 289-2212 for Noe Valley location.
MARCH 8: PlayBrokers presents a STAGED READING of Margaret Hunt's Loose Cannons. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.
MARCH 9: Bonnie Weiss gives an overview of JEWISH COMPOSERS in Broadway theater, followed by a singalong of Gershwin favorites. Older adult luncheon, 11:30 am 12:30 pm; talk, 12:30 1:45 pm. Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. 292-1262.
MARCH 11: The Trip Trap Troupe performs a PUPPET SHOW for preschoolers. 10 & 11 am. Noe Valley Library. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 11: Senior Action Network's general meeting focuses on the fight to strengthen SOCIAL SECURITY for future generations. 10 am noon. St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. 863-2033.
MARCH 11: Alvarado School celebrates the annual READ-ALOUD DAY with help from volunteers and parents. 12:30 1:30 pm. 695-5696.
MARCH 11 APRIL 29: Beginning ACTING CLASSES with Act 1 teach the fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. Call 824-ACT1 for particulars.
MARCH 12: MYSTERY writer Nancy Atherton signs Aunt Dimity Digs In. 4:30 5:30 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MARCH 12: GEOFF HOYLE premieres new material in a one-man show. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 13: A FLEA MARKET fundraiser for James Lick and Buena Vista schools offers treasures from 9 am to 3 pm. 1220 Noe St. 695-5675.
MARCH 13: Nancie Gee teaches a class, "Buying Your First MUTUAL FUND." 10:30 am 1:30 pm. Harvey Milk Academy, 4235 19th St. 255-7560.
MARCH 13: Jan Wahl of KNBR and KRON-TV hosts "Hats Off to the San Francisco SPCA," a benefit luncheon and fashion show. 12:30 2:30 pm. Grand Cafe, 501 Geary St. 292-0101..
MARCH 13: Alfred Geto reads IRISH STORIES to get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day. 2 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery, 337-4740.
MARCH 13: "An Evening of CELTIC WISDOM" features John O'Donohue, author of Eternal Echoes, and music by the Lahawns. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 826-0115.
MARCH 13 APRIL 24: Kids' Turn offers WORKSHOPS for parents and children dealing with separation and divorce. Saturdays, 10:30 am noon. Register by calling 437-0700.
MARCH 14: Radical Women celebrate International WOMEN'S DAY with a panel on Cuba, videos, a Cuban gift raffle, and singing. 2:30 pm, followed by buffet dinner at 5:30 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.
MARCH 14: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC features the Chamber Ensemble of the Pacific performing the Schumann Piano Quintet and the Arensky Quartet for violin, viola, and two cellos. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
MARCH 14: Sunday Night EVENSONG is a healing service of chants, meditation, and prayer. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
MARCH 14: The California BACH SOCIETY performs J.S. Bach's Passion According to St. John in the rarely heard 1725 version. 7:30 pm. St. Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, Mariposa & De Haro. (650) 299-8616.
MARCH 15: Integral Yoga Institute launches a 13-week YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING, offering postures, breathing, and meditation. Also, a six-week class in PRENATAL YOGA begins on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 pm (call Elizabeth at 931-7291). 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
MARCH 15: Robert Ressler, Ph.D., holds a WORKSHOP on "Managing Fear," for artists, performers, and writers. 7:30 9:30 pm. Call 289-2212 for Noe Valley location.
MARCH 16: FILMS for children age 3 to 5 are screened at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 16: Marilyn Wann reads from her book, FAT!SO? 7:30 pm. Modern Times, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
MARCH 17: The UCSF SUMMER CARE FAIR introduces representatives from dozens of summer day camps. 5 8 pm. Millberry Union Conference Center, 500 Parnassus Ave. 476-2692.
MARCH 17 30: Carol Alter exhibits recent DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS in "Functional Art, Lighting, and Mosaics." Reception March 19, 5 8 pm. Ruby's Clay Studio, 552A Noe St. 558-9819.
MARCH 18 21: DANCERS GROUP performs "Alter Ego: Duality Dances" as part of the Bread and Butter series. 8 pm. 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
MARCH 19: A CONCERT by the Apple Hill Chamber Players features works by Dvorak and Richard Hartshorne, and student performers. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MARCH 20: The Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy hosts a RUMMAGE SALE and auction, with food, refreshments, hand-me-downs, and gifts and services. 9 am 4 pm; early-bird sale ($5 admission) 8 9 am. 19th between Diamond and Collingwood. 241-6276.
MARCH 20: The first annual Writing Salon Open House and POTATO PARTY offers networking, "word jam" sessions, and various writing contests with the potato as theme. 1 6 pm. 642-9793.
MARCH 20: The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore hosts local writer Lori Fairweather (Blood & Water) and Bay Area expatriate John Miller (Cut Down and Causes of Action) from 2 to 3 pm. STEPHEN GREENLEAF, author of Strawberry Sunday, appears from 3 to 4 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MARCH 20: Underground CARTOON ARTIST Spain Rodriguez gives a slide show, lecture, and book signing. 6:30 pm. Encantada Gallery, 904 Valencia St. 642-3939.
MARCH 20: Ray Manzarek, former Doors keyboardist, and poet Michael McClure perform MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 20 & 21: The San Francisco Beekeepers Association offers a class in BEEKEEPING for beginners. Sat., 10 am4 pm; Sun., 10 am 1 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
MARCH 21: The Sanchez Street STORY SWAP features a half-hour of storytelling by Laura McHale Holland, then 10-minute tales by others. 2:30 4:30 pm. 1589 Sanchez St. 647-7455.
MARCH 21: The SPRING SING Alumni Concert at the Community Music Center features past and present members of the San Francisco Children's Chorus. 3 pm. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MARCH 22: Artists, writers, and performers get a grip on "Self-Defeating Beliefs" at a workshop led by Robert Ressler. 7:30 9:30 pm. 289-2212.
MARCH 25: STORY TIME with James Tyrone Wallace features Proud to Be Me: Stories from Around the World; for age 6 and older.10 am. Noe Valley Library. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 25: The next meeting of the UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS will cover parking, traffic, kids, dogs, and new store activity in the outer Church Street area. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.
MARCH 25 APRIL 3: ODC DANCE COMPANY performs "Dancing Downtown," launching its spring repertory season. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St. 978-2787.
MARCH 26: Six emerging WOMEN WRITERS, including Voice contributor Kathy Dalle-Molle (under her fiction nom de plume, Kathy Kaplan), will read from their poetry, fiction, and memoirs. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
MARCH 26 & 27: Community Music Center's spring quarter REGISTRATION for new students is Friday, 3 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm. 544 Capp St. Call 647-6015 for appointment.
MARCH 27: Have some "Adventures in POETRY REVISION" at the Writing Salon. 10 am 4 pm. 642-9793.
MARCH 27: Daniel Bacon guides a BARBARY COAST trail walk sponsored by the Bay Area Historical Society. Meet 10 am at the Ben Franklin statue, Washington Square, North Beach. 641-5058.
MARCH 27: "Oh, My ACHING FEET" is the topic of a free lecture at St. Luke's Hospital. 10:30 am noon. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.
MARCH 27: "Surviving Transition:
The Art of Self-Renewal" is a talk to be given by Dr. Eva Long at the OLDER WOMEN's League. 10:30 am 2:30 pm. First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.
MARCH 27: A cesarean section SUPPORT WORKSHOP for birth mothers explores the experience and the emotions around it. 11 am 1 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 27: ANIMAL STORY HOUR features Antonio Hernandez Madrigal reading from The Eagle and the Rainbow: Timeless Tales from Mexico. 2:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
MARCH 27: Two AUTHORS will visit the S.F. Mystery Bookstore: Jaqueline Girdner, signing her new Kate Jasper mystery, Murder on the Astralplane; and writer Jonnie Jacobs, with a Motion to Dismiss, starring Kail O'Brien. 2 3 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MARCH 27: Sandy Cressman and her band perform BRAZILIAN JAZZ at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 27 & APRIL 3: The Sneaky Pete Ensemble performs a classic RUSSIAN FOLK TALE, Vasilia and the Saga of Baba Yaga. 11:30 am & 1:30 pm. The Marsh's Growing Stage, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.
MARCH 27 APRIL 3: The Bay Area VIDEO COALITION's "Video Production Boot Camp" is a two-week training covering all aspects of video production. 2727 Mariposa St. 861-3282.
MARCH 28: Parenting educator Michele Mason leads a workshop in INFANT CARE and successful breastfeeding. 3 6 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 29 APRIL 2: A CREATIVE MOVEMENT and art class for children 4 and 5 years old runs for four days, from 1 to 3 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-9668 or 826-8776.
MARCH 29 APRIL 19: An INFANT MASSAGE workshop helps relieve stress and emotionally nourishes your baby. Mon., 2 3:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 31: A PASSOVER Community Seder at the Jewish Community Center features a traditional kosher meal, singing, and activities for children. 6 pm. 3200 California St. 292-1262.
MARCH 31 APRIL 1: The third annual Youth Speaks TEEN POETRY SLAM has local teenagers competing for a chance to go to the national finals in Albuquerque. 7 10 pm. Zeum Theater, Fourth & Howard. 777-2800.