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NOW: The "Rolling Readers" literacy program at Alvarado School, needs VOLUNTEERS for reading aloud and tutoring. Call 469-4784.
SEPT. 1 26: Catherine McPhail exhibits SCREENPRINTS at 17 Reasons Store/Gallery. 3961 24th St. 206-1717.
SEPT. 1 28: Ruby's CLAY STUDIO exhibits Denise Stukas' raku ceramics through Sept. 14, and Claudia Morgan's modern minimal works after Sept. 17. 552A Noe St. 558-9819.
SEPT. 1 29: A CHESS CLUB for players of all ages and levels meets Wednesdays at 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
SEPT. 1 NOV. 19: Douglas Legg exhibits 40 gelatin silver photographs of "VIETNAM in Black and White." Reception Sept. 2, 5:30 7:30 pm. City Hall, 1 Carlton Goodlett Place. 826-6632.
SEPT. 4 6: The S.F. MIME TROUPE's last performances of City for Sale, "a punchy new musical on the urban housing crisis," begin at 1:30 pm. Dolores Park. 285-1717.
SEPT. 4 25: The Randall Museum's Saturday workshops include "Clay Applique Boxes" on Sept. 4, "Marvelous Magnets" on Sept. 11, "Paper Bag Hats and Magic Wands" on Sept. 18, and "SSSNAKES" on Sept. 25. 1 2:30 pm; sign up at 12:30 pm. 199 Museum Way, 554-9600.
SEPT. 4, 11, 18 & 25: FAMILY STORY TIME at the Mission Library is in English at 11 am and in Spanish at noon. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
SEPT. 5: Look out for the BIG GARAGE SALE on the corner of Sanchez and Cesar Chavez! 9 am till...?
SEPT. 5: RABBI ALAN LEW from Congregation Beth Sholom signs and discusses One God Clapping. 1 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
SEPT. 5 26: Golden Gate Metropolitan Church, a "house of prayer for all people," holds its SUNDAY SERVICE at 10:30 am. 1508 Church St. 642-0294.
SEPT. 7: MAYOR WILLIE BROWN and Rec & Park chief Joel Robinson discuss their Park Renaissance Crusade at the September meeting of Advocates for Upper Noe Rec Center. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. For info call Greg Clark, 719-8828.
SEPT. 7: Dr. Betty Carmack leads a free PET LOSS support group for grieving pet owners. 7:30 9:30 pm. SPCA, 243 Alabama St. 554-3050.
SEPT. 7 & 21: The Glen Park Library offers goodies for preschoolers: STORY TIME at 10 am and crafts at 10:45 am. 3653 Chenery St. 337-4740.
SEPT. 7, 14 & 21: Preschoolers 3 to 5 will delight in STORY TIME at the Noe Valley Library. 10 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Lauren Coleman's HIP CITY JAZZ DANCE classes continue at 6 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.
SEPT. 7, 14, 21 & 28: Lullabies and BEDTIME STORIES for all ages begin at 7 pm. Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St. 337-4735.
SEPT. 8 23: Celebrate HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH with anthropologist David Matsuda's lectures on the Olmec, Teotihucan, and Aztec cultures of ancient Mesoamerica. Wednesdays, 6 7:30 pm. Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin St. 557-4515.
SEPT. 9: Bart and Judy Lewis lead a series of six BALLROOM DANCE classes for couples. Basic, 7:30 8:30 pm; intermediate, 8:30 9:30 pm. Commodore Sloat School, Ocean Ave. at Junipero Serra Blvd. 661-2746.
SEPT. 9 & 16: The SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS show off their jigs and reels at an introductory party (no partners needed) on Sept. 9, 8 pm. An eight-class series begins Sept. 16. Noe Valley Ministry. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.
SEPT. 9 11: New student REGISTRATION at the Community Music Center, by appointment only, is scheduled from 3 to 7 pm Thurs. and Fri., and 10 am to 1 pm on Sat. 544 Capp St. For an appointment, call 647-6015.
SEPT. 9 12: The 35th annual Friends of the S.F. Public Library BOOK SALE benefits neighborhood branch libraries. Thurs., 2 4 pm, members only; 4 8 pm, $15 admission; free Fri. Sun., 10 am 6 pm. Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. 557-4257.
SEPT. 9 19: Noe Valley resident Kim Porter performs her SOLO COMEDY Knock on Wood. Thurs., Sept. 9, 8:30 pm; Sun., Sept. 12, 1 pm; Wed., Sept. 15, 10 pm; Sun., Sept. 19, 4 pm. Il Teatro 450, 449 Powell St. 673-3847.
SEPT. 10 12: Dancers' Group Local 7 CHOREOGRAPHERS' series showcases original work by a variety of dancers. 8 pm. 3221 22nd St. 824-5044.
SEPT. 10 OCT. 15: Rev. Linda Kelly leads a SWING DANCE CLASS for couples and singles of all skill levels. Fridays, 7 8:30 pm. Bethany Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
SEPT. 11: FIVE DOLLAR DAY at Dance Mission affords a chance for adults to try out classes (from ballet to flamenco to hip-hop) for a daylong $5 ticket; storytelling for kids is also offered. 9 am 5 pm. 3316 24th St. 826-4441.
SEPT. 11: Be a "Doggy-Doo-Gooder" at the SPCA's PARK CLEANUP at McKinley Square. 10 am noon. Vermont & 20th St. 522-3523.
SEPT. 11: A GRANDPARENT craft and story hour at Cover to Cover begins at 11 am. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
SEPT. 11: Author/artist CARMEN LOMAS GARZA tells stories and leads a papel picado workshop for children (with their parents). 1 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
SEPT. 11: Steve Tibbetts and Choying Drolma perform "Cho," traditional TIBETAN BUDDHIST SONGS. 8:30 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 454-5238.
SEPT. 12: The Noe Valley Ministry celebrates its 111th BIRTHDAY with shared experiences and memories; bring your memorabilia! Noon 3 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. Call 282-7798 or 282-3448 for more info.
SEPT. 12: Bay Area writer Gretchen Brink signs The Boy Next Door, and Alex Matthews signs his fourth Cassidy McCabe MYSTERY, Wanton's Web. 2 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
SEPT. 12: COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) is the featured organization at the monthly meeting of PFLAG. 2 4 pm. St. Francis Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
SEPT. 13: Meet CLINT REILLY, candidate for mayor, at a neighborhoodwide gathering at Bethany Church. 7 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. For info, call Janice Gendreau, 876-2237.
SEPT. 15: The Mission Library's PRESCHOOL FILM program begins at 10:30 am. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
SEPT. 15: Noe Valley author KAREN ALLEN signs her new novel, Pearl City Control Theory. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
SEPT. 15, 22 & 29: The Noe Valley Library hosts LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents beginning at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 17: Singer/composers Juliana Kohl and Claudia Jensen Dudley present an evening of POETRY AND MUSIC, featuring guest soprano Ann Mia Haning. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez. 642-1507 or 387-2248.
SEPT. 18: The second annual FAMILY HARVEST FESTIVAL features farm foods, bluegrass music, organic beer, sheep shearing, butter making, and kids' activities including a hay bale maze. 10 am 4 pm. Front & Union at the Embarcadero. 433-0850.
SEPT. 18: Children's book authors
J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh bring their PENGUIN DREAMS to Cover to Cover Booksellers. 11 am. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
SEPT. 18: A BARBECUE at St. Aiden's Episcopal Church benefits community organizations. 11 am 2:30 pm. 5300 Diamond Heights Blvd. 285-9540.
SEPT. 18: Modern Times Bookstore introduces a CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR (for ages 3 to 8; third Saturday of every month) with Candace Fleming's When Agnes Caws and a talk about birds. 1 2 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
SEPT. 18: JAZZ VOCALIST Daria performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
SEPT. 18 & 19: A JEWELER'S STUDIO SALE features Amy Faust's beach and bottle glass in silver settings and Shahasp Designs' carved onyx and crystal in sterling. 11 am 6 pm. 237 30th St. 920-9439.
SEPT. 19: Kris Neri's first MYSTERY, Revenge of the Gypsy Queen, introduces detective wannabe Tracy Easton. 2 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
SEPT. 21 & 28: New Dawn YOGA THERAPY introduces an eight-week class beginning Sept. 28, "Universal Tools for Transformation," with a discussion on Sept. 21 at the Noe Valley Library. 7 8:15 pm. 451 Jersey St. 285-1831.
SEPT. 23: Historian Harriet Rochlin, author of Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West, tells stories of JEWISH PIONEER WOMEN. 11:30 am with the Congregation Emanu-El Sisterhood lunch at noon. 751-2541, ext. 55.
SEPT. 23: The Main Library shows a large-screen video, HARRY BRIDGES: A Man and His Union, as part of the "American Labor: The Struggle for Workers' Rights" series. Noon. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4515.
SEPT. 24: GUNNAR MADSEN and the Birdwatchers perform an 8:15 pm concert at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
SEPT. 25: The parent and baby MUSIC HOUR sponsored by Cover to Cover Booksellers begins at 10 am. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
SEPT. 25: The Older Women's League (OWL) hosts talk by Alice Hodge, author of Taking Charge of Your Health: Understanding the System Could Save Your Life. 10:30 am 12:30 pm. Phone 989-4422 for location.
SEPT. 25: FALL FEST at the Children's Zoo features a corn-shucking contest, a livestock stampede, scarecrow making, spinning and butter-churning exhibitions, and a barnyard animals noise contest. 11 am 3 pm. San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road. 705-0761.
SEPT. 25: The Upper Noe Neighbors invites neighborhood residents and merchants to a POTLUCK PICNIC at Upper Noe Park featuring music, games, and other fun activities. 1 to 4 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. Marybeth Wallace, 550-0257.
SEPT. 26: The fourth annual GLEN PARK FESTIVAL features entertainment, food, a raffle, and activities for all ages. 10 am 5 pm. Diamond between Bosworth and Chenery St. 841-9760.
SEPT. 26: Chattanooga CHAMBER MUSIC begins its new season with a concert at 3 pm. 152 Chattanooga St.
SEPT. 26: JAZZ DIVA Mary Stallings performs Ellington and other composers at a Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon concert at the Noe Valley Ministry. 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 824-9557.
SEPT. 27 & 28: "My Eyes Have Their Own Life," a BENEFIT celebrating women's self-determination, helps fund the Women's Community Clinic. Gala on Mon., 7 pm; community perform-ance Tues., 8 pm. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.
SEPT. 28: FILMS for children 3 to 5 include Elephants, Hot Hippo, and Tangram. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 28: Travel down to Modern Times Bookstore for Juliette Torrez's The SOFA SURFING Handbook and Cameron Tuttle's The Bad Girl's Guide to the Open Road. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
SEPT. 30: On Lok's 30th Street Senior Center celebrates its 20th anniversary with a dinner DANCE GALA at La Union Española. 8 - 10:30 pm. 838 Grant Ave. For reservations call 292-8732.
OCT. 1: The ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET performs in concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
OCT. 2: "How to Get Published," Noe Valley Voice contributor Janis Cooke Newman's nuts-and-bolts WORKSHOP for freelancers, runs from 10 am 4 pm. The Writing Salon, 642-9793; www.writingsalons.com.