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Calendar Deadline 2001
The Noe Valley Voice staff will be snoozing in deep space through Millennium II and the inauguration, so don't expect to see us until our February 2001 issue hits the stands on Feb. 2. (The paper is on vacation through the 1st of January.) However, if you have a Valentine's Day or other February event to publicize, please mail in your notice so we receive it by Jan. 15. Send it to the Noe Valley Voice Calendar, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Or email email@example.com. Questions? Call Karol at 415-285-6347.
NOW: ALUMNI of St. Paul of the Shipwreck Catholic School, from 1960 through 1980, are sought for a reunion event planned for spring of 2001. Call 467-1980, between 10 am and 2 pm, Mon. through Fri.
NOW: SENIOR PEER COUNSELING is available free through the Family Service Agency. For information call Nancy Alpert, LCSW, at 474-7310.
DEC. 1: KITKA performs a holiday concert of Eastern European music, "Wintersongs." 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 444-0323.
DEC. 1: Performance artist FRANK MOORE, as "The Passions' Conductor," plans to "weave an erotic trance state based on whoever enters his shaman's cave." 8 pm 2 am. Build, 483 Guerrero St. (510) 526-7858.
DEC. 1 10: Goat Hall Productions performs Benjamin Britten's OPERA for all ages, The Little Sweep. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Goat Hall, 400 Missouri St. 289-6877.
DEC. 1 10: ODC DANCE Company performs The Velveteen Rabbit, narrated by Geoff Hoyle, for ages 4 and up. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St. Call 978-2787 for times.
DEC. 2: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners offers a workshop in making low-cost HOLIDAY GIFTS from materials gathered in the garden. 10 amnoon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. 285-7584.
DEC. 2: A holiday CRAFTS FAIR features the handmade wearable, practical, and/or edible work of 30 craftspeople, 10 am 5 pm. The Young People's Teen Musical Theater performs A Tribute to Charles Schulz at 2 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
DEC. 2: The HOLIDAY SHOW by ArtFusion cooperative features handcrafted works of art for body and home. 10 am6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 2: An OPEN HOUSE at Synergy School offers prospective students and their parents a chance to meet the teachers and see the facilities. 11 am 2 pm. 1387 Valencia St. 567-6177.
DEC. 2: A Faux Fur FASHION SHOW, hosted by Jeffrey Weeks, benefits Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS). 811 pm. SomArts, 934 Brannan St. 241-1460.
DEC. 2: BLUES MUSICIAN and Tuvan-style throat singer Paul Pena performs with his band at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 2 & 3: A CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE at St. Philip's Church features crafts, gifts, and baked goods. Sat., 4 7 pm; Sun., 10 am 1 pm. 725 Diamond St. 282-0141.
DEC. 2 & 3: Creativity Explored's holiday open house and ART SALE offers unique work by adults with developmental disabilities. 11 am 4 pm. 3245 16th St. 863-2108.
DEC. 2 & 9: Cellspace's THEATER of the Oppressed workshop addresses how art can provide a voice for the disenfranchised. 11 am 3 pm. 2050 Bryant St. 648-7562.
DEC. 2 10: The 22nd annual Celebration of CRAFTSWOMEN features Noe Valley artists Marie Kelzer, Kelly Luscombe, and Junko Nakazawara. Sat. and Sun., 10 am 6 pm. Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center. 383-3470.
DEC. 3: An Ayurvedic VEGETARIAN COOKING class uses the tridosa and a holiday season menu. 11 am 2 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
DEC. 3: The annual Winter HOLIDAY SALE at Sharon Art Studio features handcrafted pottery, jewelry, and glass artwork. 11 am 5 pm. Golden Gate Park, next to the children's playground and carousel. 753-7006.
DEC. 3: The first ADOPT-A-PUPPY event, co-sponsored with Second Chance Rescue, offers an opportunity to spend the holidays with a new best friend. 1 4 pm. Noe Valley Pet Company, 1451 Church St. 282-7385 or SCR at 721-1721.
DEC. 3: The Ferrara/Leisek Duo performs GUITAR works by Piazolla, Gismonti, Carlos Jobim, and Sergio Assad. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
DEC. 3 JAN. 5: The paintings of JONNIE VANCE are on display in a one-woman show, "Sleight of Hand." Reception Dec. 9, 3 5 pm. Gallery Sanchez at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
DEC. 4 7: The Associated Students' HOLIDAY ARTS and Crafts Fair at S.F. State features more than 40 vendors. 9 am 7 pm. Student Center, 1650 Holloway Ave. 338-2444.
DEC. 4, 11 & 18: Staci Boden leads three "Baby Spirit" classes: "Becoming a Family" on Dec. 4, "Pregnancy Life Lessons" on Dec. 11, and "CONSCIOUS PARENTING" on Dec. 18. 7 9 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
DEC. 5: Bird and Beckett Books and Records hosts a BARDIC ROUNDTABLE, with open discussion and a poetry reading. 7:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
DEC. 5: Beth Custer Doña Luz 30 Besos performs two sets of IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC at Bruno's. 9:30 and 11 pm. 2389 Mission St. 648-7600.
DEC. 5, 9, 10 & 12: The Golden Gate MEN'S CHORUS performs "Candlelight Concerts." 8 pm; Sun. 3 pm. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St. 668-GGMC.
DEC. 5 & 19: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children ages 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 6: In "AROMATHERAPY: An Aromatic Guided Tour," Julia Fischer discusses the use of various scents. 7 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co. 1173 Valencia St. Call 821-0997 to register.
DEC. 7: Local author ANDREA ALBAN GOSLINE will sign her new book, Welcoming Ways: Creating Your Baby's Welcome Ceremony with the Wisdom of World Traditions. 7 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
DEC. 7: Modern Times Bookstore hosts readings from Word of Mouth: An Anthology of GAY AMERICAN POETRY, written over the past half-century. 7 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
DEC. 7 10: OIL PAINTINGS by Dennis Gardner and clay works by Carol Badran are on display at Value Vacation. Reception and holiday party, Dec. 7, 5 9 pm. Gallery hours 11 am 6 pm. 3901 23rd St. 824-2550.
DEC. 7, 15 & 16: TEDDY BEAR TEAS are a holiday treat at Lovejoy's for children under 10 years. Dec. 7, 3:30 pm; Dec. 15, 6:30 pm; Dec. 16, 10 am. 1351 Church St. Seating is limited; call for a reservation at 648-5895.
DEC. 8: The Noe Valley Music Series hosts a CONCERT by Virgil Shaw, Sonny Smith, and Caroleen Beatty. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 8 & 9: A HOLIDAY HEALING FAIR features gift ideas, psychic readings, crystals, massage, and New Year's Feng Shui. Noon 5 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
DEC. 9: "Know the Law: TENANTS' RIGHTS," a lecture by Ora Prochovnik of the New College Housing Clinic is sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals. 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 9: ELLEN BONEPARTH signs her new book, Death at the Olive Press. 2 3 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
DEC. 9: A "craft fair for shoppers who hate craft fairs," Naughty Santa's BLACK MARKET promises offbeat art vendors, music, performance, and food. 3 pm midnight. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. 695-9100.
DEC. 10: SANT A PAWS will pose for photos with pets, to benefit PAWS. 10 am 1 pm. Noe Valley Pet Company, 1451 Church St. 282-7385.
DEC. 10: An OPEN HOUSE at Brown Chiropractic offers a chance to meet Dr. Covey and view the facilities. 11 am 2:30 pm. 1404 Church St. 642-7536.
DEC. 10: Daphne Miller, M.D., introduces her new family practice with an OPEN HOUSE; cookies and tea will be served. 11 am 4 pm. 1448 Church St. 642-0333.
DEC. 10: "A DICKENS of a Christmas" features an English tea at 5 pm, followed by dramatic readings from A Christmas Carol and seasonal music, beginning at 7 pm. Bethany Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
DEC. 12: Your VOTE counts in the District 8 runoff between Eileen Hansen and Mark Leno -- just be sure to punch the chad all the way through! For information, call the Department of Elections at 554-4411.
DEC. 12: Preschoolers 3 to 5 can enjoy FILMS picked just for them at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 12: St. Luke's Hospital holds a VOLUNTEER orientation, for people who'd like to work with patients or offer clerical help. 3 to 5 pm. St. Luke's Hospital, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.
DEC. 13: A poetry reading by KIM ADDONIZIO, author of Tell Me, a National Book Award finalist, begins at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
DEC. 13: JOSEPH SUTTON reads from his new novel, Morning Pages. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
DEC. 15: J.P. ORBIT and Hot Buttered Rum perform original jazz, soul, groove, and bluegrass. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-5149.
DEC. 16: SANTA will be on 24th Street, along with various sidewalk sales to help your Christmas shopping, sponsored by the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association. 10 am 3 pm.
DEC. 16: The annual HOLIDAY POTLUCK at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL) also features board member elections. 10:30 am 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location and information.
DEC. 16: Bake a batch of Christmas COOKIES with your neighbors, then go Christmas caroling around the neighborhood. 4 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
DEC. 16: A HANUKKAH CONCERT celebration features Davka and monologist Josh Kornbluth. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
DEC. 16 & 17: The Winter Solstice CRAFTS FAIRE features original and unusual work, including items created by the Youth Enterprise and Arts Coalition. 10 am 6 pm. Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St. 648-7562.
DEC. 17: A children's holiday party features Amahl and the Night Visitors performed by the Ina Chalis Ensemble, refreshments, and a visit from Santa Claus. 11:30 am 1 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
DEC. 17: Early Music ensemble Terra Nova Consort performs "Renaissance en Provence," CHRISTMAS CAROLS from Southern France. 5:30 pm. St. Gregory Nyssen Church, 500 De Haro St. (510) 528-1725.
DEC. 17: St. Philip's Church Choir and CHAMBER ORCHESTRA perform "A Christmas Promise" at 7 pm. 725 Diamond St. 282-0141.
DEC. 21: Array of Light hosts a celebration of the WINTER SOLSTICE. 7 9 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
DEC. 21: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE hosts a winter solstice party; free admission for spectators. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.
DEC. 22: Lovejoy's Tea Room hosts a winter solstice TEA at 7 pm. 1351 Church St. Seating is limited; call for reservations, 648-5895.
DEC. 23: The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association has invited strolling CHRISTMAS CAROLERS to bring seasonal song to 24th Street. 10 am 3 pm.
DEC. 23: The fifth annual HEY KLEZMEH! festival sponsored by the Noe Valley Music Series features the S.F. Klezmer Experience and Josh Kornbluth. 8 pm. The Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. 454-5238.
DEC. 25: A CHRISTMAS DAY worship service and community brunch will be co-sponsored by Dolores Street Baptist Church. 11 am. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
DEC. 31: A NEW YEAR'S EVE ecumenical service at Integral Yoga Institute offers a service honoring all major world spiritual traditions, followed by chanting and meditation. Small dinner, 7:30 pm; program 8:30 midnight. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
JAN. 4 & 9: Live Oak School offers two OPEN HOUSE events, for the middle school on Jan. 4 and the elementary school on Jan. 9. 7 pm. 117 Diamond St. 861-8840.
JAN. 6: RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 11: The San Francisco School holds an OPEN HOUSE tour and presentation for middle schoolers (grades 6 through 8). 7 8:30 pm. 300 Gaven St. 239-5065.
JAN. 11 25: A creative momentum WORKSHOP offers new strategies to sustain inspiration. Thursdays, 7 to 9:30 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
JAN. 12: David Hykes and Dennis Lewis perform a CONCERT at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 13: The Manring/Kassin/Darter trio's improvisational and eclectic MUSIC will be recorded live at this performance. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 19 & 20: BOX SET DUO performs at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 21: Noe Valley Chamber Music presents a COMPOSER'S FORUM at 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
JAN. 21: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE classes teach jigs, reels, and strathspeys. 6 pm. UCSF Milberry Fitness Center, 333-9372.
JAN. 24: The Noe Valley Library hosts a POETRY READING with Priscilla Lee and Yvonne Cannon. 7:30 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JAN. 26: The Noe Valley Music Series presents a concert by folk star JESSE WINCHESTER. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JAN. 31: AROMATHERAPY for babies and toddlers is taught by Cary and Johanna Friedman. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.