Noe Valley Voice February 2000


The next issue of the Noe Valley Voice will be sprinkled throughout the neighborhood on or before March 3. The deadline for your cards, letters, and calendar notices will be Tuesday, Feb. 15.

You can mail your epistles to the Noe Valley Voice at 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114. Or email

For last-minute changes or corrections, call Karol at 285-6347. Thank you for being so sweet.

Calendar for February 2000

NOW: The Women's CANCER RESOURCE Center will be training volunteers beginning in March; call (510) 548-9286, ext. 309, for an application.

FEB. 1, 8, 15 & 29: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 1 ­ APRIL 15: Trained and certified TAX-Aide volunteers from the AARP will offer free help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. Call 1-800-510-2020.

FEB. 2: The Adventist HEALTH VAN offers free blood pressure testing and low-cost cholesterol screening. 10 am ­ 4 pm. 24th & Mission. 775-2570.

FEB. 2, 9, 16 & 23: The Noe Valley Library offers LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 2 ­ 26: "Love Stinks" is an ART EXHIBITION by 10 local artists working in a variety of media. Reception Feb. 10, 5:30 ­ 9 pm; open Wed. ­ Sun., noon ­ 6 pm. Gallery Luscombe, 3040 24th St. 285-8545.

FEB. 3 ­ 6: The Young People's TEEN MUSICAL THEATER performs Sondheim's Into the Woods. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive 554-9523.

FEB. 3 ­ 12: The Fellow Travelers Performance Group premieres three new DANCE works. Thurs. ­ Sat. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

FEB. 3, 10 & 17: Home Care Companions offers free FAMILY CAREGIVER classes, covering a variety of topics, from 7 to 10 pm. CPMC Davies Campus, Castro and Duboce. Reserve a space at 824-3269.

FEB. 4 ­ 6: City College presents the Broadway musical MAN OF LA MANCHA. Fri. & Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan Ave. 239-3132.

FEB. 5: The Noe Valley TENANTS ASSOCIATION holds its monthly meeting at the Noe Valley Library. 1 ­ 3 pm. 451 Jersey St. 282-5525.

FEB. 5: The first annual San Francisco BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL features the Kathy Kallick Band, the Crooked Jades, and a reunion of the Blue Flame String Band. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

FEB. 5, 12, 19 & 26: The Randall Museum's "Saturdays Are Special" program offers "Animal Music" on Feb. 5, "African ROOTS OF JAZZ" on Feb. 12, birdwatching and mobile-making on Feb. 19, and an African-American face cups workshop on Feb. 26. 1 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

FEB. 6: Janet Marie McLain performs a PIANO RECITAL of 1920s European and American music. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

FEB 6: The bands HIGH COUNTRY and All Wrecked Up perform as part of the San Francisco Bluegrass Festival. 7:30 ­ 11 pm. Radio Valencia, 1199 Valencia St. 752-0606.

FEB. 7: Today is the deadline to register for the GARDENING and Composting Educator Training Program running through June and sponsored by SLUG, the S.F. Recycling Program, and the PUC. For information, call 285-7584.

FEB. 7 & 14: Beverly Langer leads a Madame Bovary STUDY GROUP. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

FEB. 9: PRESCHOOL Preview Night, sponsored by Parents Place and Bay Area Parent magazine, offers a chance to meet more than 80 representatives from local programs. 6 ­ 8:30 pm. Hall of Flowers, 9th Ave. & Lincoln Way. 563-1041, ext. 133.

FEB. 9: The Noe Valley Democratic Club hosts TOM AMMIANO, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Members will also vote for club officers and make March 7 election endorsements. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 821-4087.

FEB. 10: The NOE COURTS COALITION requests that supporters of off-leash recreation for dogs come to the Animal Control and Welfare Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 pm at City Hall, Room 408. 675-0110.

FEB 10: STRINGBEAN is the featured band at the Atlas Cafe, one of five venues for the S.F. Bluegrass Festival. 7 ­ 10 pm. 3049 20th St. 648-1047.

FEB. 10: Bruce Bonacker and Joe Fusco, of People for a New de Young, will discuss alternatives to the museum's proposed design at the monthly meeting of Friends of Noe Valley. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-1086.

FEB. 12: The San Francisco BICYCLE COALITION sponsors a Sewer Tour, exploring water treatment plants and the newly opened wetlands habitat on the Bay. Meet 10 am at the Safeway lot, 16th & Brannan. 431-BIKE.

FEB. 12: MYSTERY author Mark Coggins signs his new novel The Immortal Game; Chris Larsgaard also signs and discusses The Heir Hunter. 1 to 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 12: The Little Children's Aid Junior Auxiliary gala features emcee Gavin Newsom and music and dancing; show to benefit the teen shelter GUERRERO HOUSE. For reservations call Maria Cunningham at 643-5043.

FEB. 12: Guitarist ADRIAN LEGG gives his only Bay Area concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

FEB. 13: It's puppy love (or kitty crush) at the VALENTINE'S ADOPTION FAIR sponsored by the SPCA and Animal Care & Control. 11 am ­ 3 pm. Alabama betw. Florida & Harrison. 554-3012.

FEB 13: The bluegrass bands Dark Hollow and Stringbean will play the last night of the San Francisco Bluegrass Festival. 7:30 ­ 11 pm. Radio Valencia, 1199 Valencia St. 752-0606.

FEB. 13 & 20: Diana Shimana performs "A Magicfantastic Tree Telethon" to save the Fluffaloo Forest, with puppets, songs, and audience participation. 1:30 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.

FEB. 14: Fair Oaks Press discusses "The Making of an Audiobook," their expanded edition of Mark Twain's Diaries of Adam & Eve. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

FEB. 15: Naturopathic doctor Victoria Hamman discusses "Common MEDICINAL HERBS and How to Use Them." 7 ­ 8:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-3656.

FEB. 19: The Noe Courts Coalition sponsors a CLEANUP DAY at Noe Courts Park, rain or shine. Bring work gloves and work clothes; refreshments and equipment provided. 9 am ­ noon. 24th & Douglass. 675-0110.

FEB. 19: Join the Freedom SOCIALIST Party and Radical Women's discussion of the Youth Crime Initiative (Proposition 21) at 3 pm, followed by a home-cooked dinner at 5:30 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.

FEB. 20: John Billheimer introduces his new MYSTERY, Highway Robbery, and Domenic Stansberry signs Manifesto for the Dead. 2 ­ 3 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

FEB. 20: Music on the Hill presents a CONCERT by the Modern Mandolin Quartet. 7 pm. St. Kevin's Church, 704 Cortland Ave. 241-1515.

FEB. 22: FILMS for preschoolers include Broderick, Giant Turtles, and It's Snow. 10 and 11 am. The Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

FEB. 23: UCSF offers a free lecture by Candy Tsourounis on "The Facts on Non-Botanical DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS." 12:10 ­ 1 pm. Health Sciences West, Room HSW-300, 513 Parnassus Ave. 476-4394.

FEB. 24: Eric Muller of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute lectures on science and PHYSICS in "While You're Waiting for the Food to Come." 6 pm. The Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St. 393-0114.

FEB. 24: The San Francisco HISTORY ASSOCIATION hosts Eric Blind's lecture and slide show covering the archaeology of the Presidio, 1776 to 1846. 7 pm. The Cannery, Third Floor, 2801 Leavenworth St. 750-9986.

FEB. 24: Upper Noe Neighbors monthly meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

FEB. 25 ­ MARCH 11: M. Lynne O'Connor premieres her new PLAY, Love Songs for Reagan Babies. Thurs. ­ Sat., 8:30 pm. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

FEB. 26: The Older Women's League (OWL) offers a lecture, "Getting Rid of CLUTTER." 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

FEB. 26: The Tse Chen Ling Center offers "ETHICS for a New Millennium" with Thubten Pende. 10:30 am ­ 4 pm. 4 Joost Ave. 333-3261.

FEB. 27: The New Millennium Ensemble performs the Shostakovich 10th Quartet, "from the inside out." 4 pm. Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.

FEB. 27: Latin-rock band MALO performs with Pete Escovedo at a benefit dance for the Buena Vista Alternative Elementary School. 7 pm. Space 550, 550 Barnveld St. 519-4097.

FEB. 29: KEITH KNIGHT, The K Chronicles cartoonist, gives a narrated slide show of his work, "Fear of a Black Marker." 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.