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NOW: For its Oct. 1 picnic REUNION, the San Francisco Community School needs to hear from former students, parents, and staff. Call Alice Lucas, 731-3623; Eunice Rosenberg, 648-7713; or Florence Hitchcock, 648-3689.
JULY 1, 2 & 4: The San Francisco MIME TROUPE performs Eating It, a satirical examination of market-driven genetic engineering. 2 pm. Dolores Park. 285-1717.
JULY 1 AUG. 5: SUMMER READING CLUB 2000 encourages kids up to age 13 to read books and thereby earn prizes. Drop by the Noe Valley Library for info. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JULY 2: San Francisco Opera Center's Merola Opera Program performs Verdi's RIGOLETTO in Stern Grove. 2 pm, with a pre-performance talk in the Grove's Trocadero Clubhouse. 252-6252.
JULY 2 & 16: "High and Dry: Desert Plains" is the theme of July's story time and GARDEN WALK for children 4 to 8 and their parents. 10:30 am. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.
JULY 3 15: Summerfun THEATER CAMP for kids age 5 to 13 features drama, dance, art, scriptwriting, and a performance created by the participants. Mon. Fri., 9 am 3:30, with two Sunday performances (no class July 4). The Growing Stage at the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.
JULY 3 AUG. 5: Neighborhood artist Susan Sternau is among the exhibitors in a "Celebrating the EUCALYPTUS" art show. Mon. Fri., 11 am 4 pm. Commonweal Alternative Medical Center, 451 Mesa Road, Bolinas. 868-0970.
JULY 3 AUG. 31: Chris Sequiera leads T'AI CHI classes Mon. and Tues., 6 to 7:30 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; and Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am to noon, in Douglass Park, Douglass & 27th. 773-8185.
JULY 5: FREE DAY at the Zoo!
JULY 5: "HYPERTENSION Is No Hype," a brown-bag lecture by William W. Parmley, M.D., examines causes and treatment of high blood pressure. 12:10 1 pm. UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., Health Sciences West Building, Room 300. 476-4394.
JULY 5 AUG. 9: Learn the basics of TAROT reading. Wed., 7 to 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
JULY 5, 12, 19 & 26; AUG. 2, 9, 16 & 30: The Noe Valley Library holds LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JULY 6: Bart and Judy Lewis teach BALLROOM dance classes for couples. One hour, on six Thursdays. Commo-dore Sloat School, Ocean Ave. & Junip-ero Serra. Reservations, call 661-2746.
JULY 7 8: A pajama party begins at 9:30 pm at Cover to Cover Booksellers, to await the new HARRY POTTER book that goes on sale at the stroke of midnight (until 1 am). Stories, snacks to be provided. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
JULY 7, 14 & 28: In IRON SCIENCE TEACHER, educators compete to concoct a classroom science activity within a 10-minute time limit, in front of a live audience. Noon 1 pm. Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St. 563-7337
JULY 8: Walt Anthony, CONJURER, presents a program of magic based on the Harry Potter books, for ages 6 and up. 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
JULY 9: The SILENT FILM Festival at the Castro Theater includes Fay Wray in person at the 4 pm screening of her 1928 Erich von Stroheim romance The Wedding March. 429 Castro St. Call 777-4908 for full program.
JULY 9: A BREEMA bodywork workshop offers relief from stress and tension, and supports balance and vitality. 2:30 5:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 255-7947.
JULY 9: The Redwood STRING QUARTET performs music by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Mozart. 3 pm. Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
JULY 10, 17, 24 & 31: "Mastering MEDITATION" is a free four-week series taught by Mayuri Mandel and sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Center. 7 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 201 Clipper St. 664-1327.
JULY 11: Martin Hickle and Geri Digiorno read POETRY at 7 pm; open mike follows. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.
JULY 11: In a solo CELLO performance, Randolph Fromme performs the music of Bach and Kodaly. 7:30 pm. Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
JULY 11, 18 & 25; AUG. 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.
JULY 12: MAKE*A*CIRCUS performs "Zucchinis Unplugged" in Glen Park. 70 Elk St. Call 337-4705 for time and info.
JULY 12: MUNI's general manager, Michael Burns, will speak at the monthly meeting of the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, 821-4087.
JULY 13: The HOLY GROUNDS COFFEEHOUSE begins its first season with Fret Not, an East Bay bluegrass gospel group. 1 pm. Bethany Church, 201 Clipper St. 648-8393.
JULY 13: Terry Tenzing's BARNYARD PETS offers a farm animal petting zoo at the Bernal Heights Library. 4 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
JULY 13: Radical Women screens two film documentaries about all-women JAZZ BANDS in the 1940s, International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Tina & Ruby: Hell Drivin' Women. 7 pm. 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.
JULY 13 15: Tina Croll and James Cunningham's "The Horse's Mouth Greets the New Millennium" features DANCE performances by 20 artists. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 979-4500.
JULY 14: REBECCA RIOTS sings her politically charged songs at the Noe Valley Music Series. Singer/songwriter Laura Chandler opens the show at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
JULY 15: A TOOL SHARPENING workshop, with an emphasis on the chisels, planes, and scrapers used by woodworking artists, runs from 1 to 3 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. Preregistration required at 554-9600.
JULY 15: Meet the BAT LADY and her live bats at the Glen Park Library. 2 pm. 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.
JULY 15 & 16; AUG. 19 & 20: Array of Light offers a PSYCHIC HEALING FAIR from 10 am to 5 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
JULY 16: Mary Pacios investigates the BLACK DAHLIA murder case in Childhood Shadows. 3 4 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
JULY 18: "Could You Be Touched by an Angel?" is the discussion question at Array of Light. 7 9 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
JULY 20 27: The 20th annual JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL opens at the Castro Theater and other Bay Area venues. Call 925-866-9559 for info.
JULY 21, 22 & 28 30: City Summer Opera at City College performs KISMET, a "musical Arabian Nights." Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., July 30, 2 pm. Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan Ave. 239-3100.
JULY 21 & 23: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana on July 21, 7:30 pm, at Community Music Center, 544 Capp St.; and July 23, 4:30 pm, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 678 Portola Drive. 647-6015.
JULY 22: MARCIA MULLER and Bill Pronzini sign their mysteries, Listen to the Silence and Crazybone, respectively. 2 3 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
JULY 22 & 23; AUG. 12 & 13: Create a MOSAIC stepping stone for your garden at a weekend workshop led by a Potrero Hill artist. Sat., 10 am 5 pm, and Sun., noon 3 pm. Joni, 648-6740.
JULY 24: Female vocal and percussion ensemble MUTAMA perform a diverse program of music. 8 pm. Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St. 751-0439.
JULY 24 & AUG. 14: UNBLOCK CREATIVITY at a hands-on workshop at Array of Light. 7 9:30 pm. 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
JULY 25: An OPEN MIKE POETRY evening at Keane's 3300 Club begins at 7 pm and includes free food. 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.
JULY 26: The Penny Royal PUPPET THEATER performs The Lemon Princess, an Arabian folk tale featuring a talking camel. 6:45 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.
JULY 26: MARGARET BEAN gives a talk and slide show, "Living with the Maya, Giving Back to the World," about living with the indigenous people of Guatemala. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
JULY 27: This month's UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meeting will begin at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.
JULY 29: RHYTHM SALAD presents "Beat Bonanza," a chance for children 4 and up to explore rhythm and make music. 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
AUG. 2: "Yoga Practices for ASTHMATICS" offers techniques to increase breathing capacity, and natural healing approaches. 6 9 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
AUG. 2 6: The San Francisco BUTOH FESTIVAL features a variety of dance performances. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. Call 621-7797 for a schedule.
AUG. 3 24: Taught by a Kabbalistic scholar, "KABABALA" introduces ancient mysteries for benefits in everyday life. 7 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
AUG. 5: A ROSE QUARTZ workshop explores the unique energy of the stone. 7 to 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.
AUG. 6: Vijay Stallings teaches a class in AYURVEDIC COOKING, considering the basic body types and foods appropriate for each. 11 am 2 pm. Integral Yoga, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
AUG. 8: J.R. Brady, Jon Greene, and Kit Kennedy read POETRY at 7 pm, followed by an open mike. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.
AUG. 10 13: The Young People's TEEN MUSICAL THEATER performs "2000 on Broadway," a musical overview of shows currently playing. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. Preregistration required, at 554-9600.
AUG. 11: Margaret Bean shares reflections on life in Guatemala. 7:30 pm. Sanctuary of St. John's Church, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd. 282-2317.
AUG. 11: SWING FEVER performs music of the '30s and '40s, featuring vocalist Jackie Ryan. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-9557.
AUG. 11 20: California Contemporary DANCERS invites special guests to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. Fri. Sun., 8 pm.; Sun., 2 pm. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.
AUG. 13 20: The Cine/Club offers teenagers a free weeklong SHAKESPEARE FILM Festival. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. For titles, call Ronald Chase at 864-2026.
AUG. 18: The Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry hosts a musical performance by RICHARD BUCKNER and the Crooked Jades at 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
AUG. 25: Guitarist Duck Baker, violinist Carla Kihlstedt, and clarinetist Ben Goldberg perform in CONCERT. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
AUG. 26: Guitarist PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO performs with friends at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.