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MARCH 1: VIDEOS for ages 3 to 5 will be shown at 10:15 and 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
MARCH 1, 4 & 5: Project Inform offers volunteer training for its HIV/AIDS treatment hotline. For information, call Mark Owens at 558-8669, ext. 218.
MARCH 1 5 & 9 12: Erling Wold's CHAMBER OPERA, A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, is based on a collage-novel by Max Ernst. 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.
MARCH 1, 22 & 29: The Noe Valley Library offers LAPSITS for infants, toddlers, and their parents, beginning at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 1 APRIL 2: A Traveling JEWISH THEATER presents Snake Talk: Urgent Messages from the Mother. Thurs. Sat. 8 pm; Sun. 2 and 7 pm. 470 Florida St. 399-1809.
MARCH 1 APRIL 15: Trained and certified TAX-Aide volunteers will offer free help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. 1-800-510-2020.
MARCH 2: The KURT WEILL Centennial Cabaret celebrates the 100th birthday of the German American composer. City College, Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan St. 239-3132.
MARCH 2 APRIL 15: Noe Valley's Charlie Varon performs the world premiere of his SOLO PLAY, The People's Violin. Thurs. Sat., 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 4.
MARCH 3: The MANRING/KASSIN/DARTER Trio performs "Bartok Jazz/Berg Meets Bird" improv music. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 3 31: "Music and MOVEMENT for Young Ones" is a creative fun class for ages 2-1/2 to 4-1/2. 11:30 am on Fridays. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 4: Natural Resources offers an Infant and CHILD CPR class from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 4: As part of the Globalization Lecture Series, a number of local artists and activists offer performances in "Stop Prop 21/Shut Down the Corporate Agenda." 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
MARCH 4: Barbara Lynn and her trio, with special guest John Schott, perform at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 4, 11, 18 & 25: The Randall Museum's "Saturdays Are Special" program offers its annual SCIENCE FAIR on the 4th, a "Tiles and Trivets" workshop on the 11th, the world of "Amazing Amphibians" and a meeting of the Golden Gate Model Railroad Club on the 18th (11 am to 3 pm), and a workshop in making clay boxes on the 25th. 1 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
MARCH 4 MAY 14: The de Young Memorial Museum exhibits "Picturing San Francisco: 1850 2000," featuring more than 50 local artists. Golden Gate Park, 75 Tea Garden Drive. 750-7692.
MARCH 5: Community Music Center's annual CONCERTO CONCERT features the concerto competition winners in solo works. 4 pm. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MARCH 5: The California BACH Society performs Tomas Luis de Victoria's Requiem in the order of the original memorial service of 1603. 4 pm. St. Gregory Nyssen Episcopal Church, De Haro and Mariposa. 650-299-8616.
MARCH 6 & 13: GAETANA CALDWELL-SMITH performs "Something New Is Painful, or the Tragic Joy of the Certainty of Uncertainty on a Little Clod of Atom...Earth," an exploration of "reality, Nietzsche, and quantum mechanics." 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.
MARCH 6, 13, 20 &27: A FELDEN-KRAIS class, "Awareness Through Movement," promises relief from muscle tension and pain. 8 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-1590.
MARCH 7: Please stop and take the time to VOTE.
MARCH 7: The Adventist HEALTH VAN offers free blood pressure testing and low-cost cholesterol screening. 10 am 4 pm. 24th St. at Mission. 775-2570.
MARCH 7 & 21: Preschool STORY TIME with crafts for children ages 3 to 5 begins at 10 am. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.
MARCH 7 28: MUSIC CLASSES for mothers and their babies up to 1 year old are scheduled from 10 to 10:30 am on Tuesdays. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 8: Join the Wages for Housework Campaign in a WOMEN'S STRIKE against "no pay, low pay, and too much work." For local activities, call 626-4114; womenstrike8m.server101.com.
MARCH 8: LEONARD MARCUS discusses his book about Ursula Nordstrom, editor to Maurice Sendak and Margaret Wise Brown, Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom. 6 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.
MARCH 9: Tom and Dave's Juice It! offers FREE SMOOTHIES all day; also, from the 1st to the 15th of the month, 5 percent of their proceeds will benefit James Lick Middle School's planned trip to Italy and Greece. 3901 24th St. 641-0493.
MARCH 9: HISTORIAN J.S. Holliday discusses "Failure Be Damned!: The Origins of California's Risk-Taking Culture, 1850 to 1880." 6 pm. Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post St. 393-0114.
MARCH 9: Judy Martens, senior services director at the Mission YMCA, discusses the Y's plans for Noe Valley at the monthly meeting of the FRIENDS of Noe Valley. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-1086.
MARCH 10 & 11: BALINESE GAMELAN orchestra Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs two concerts for the Noe Valley Music Series. Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 11: Educators of grades 3 through 8 are invited to a workshop, "Using Nature to Inspire LANGUAGE ARTS," featuring a performance by Japanese storyteller and toy maker Hiroko Fujita. 9 am 4:30 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. Call 554-9608 to register.
MARCH 11: Natural Resources offers a class in INFANT CARE for expecting parents. 10 am 12:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
MARCH 11: A PLANT SALE at the Strybing Arboretum features unique specimens suitable for spring planting. 10 am 1 pm. Golden Gate Park. 415-661-3090.
MARCH 11 & 12: CHANTICLEER performs a 10th-century Easter resurrection morality play, Ludus Paschalis. Sat. 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, Dolores and 16th. 392-4400.
MARCH 12: Candace Forest directs the S.F. CHILDREN'S CHORUS in the annual winter concert featuring popular and folk songs. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
MARCH 14: Poetry at the 33 features a LIMERICK CONTEST. 7 pm. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.
MARCH 15: The Pacific Academy of HOMEOPATHY offers an introduction to homeopathic treatments from 7 to 9 pm. 1199 Sanchez St. 458-8238.
MARCH 15: PAUL KRASSNER discusses Impolite Interviews, pieces from his satirical magazine The Realist. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
MARCH 16: To commemorate the birthday of ROBERT FROST, actors will read about the poet's life in San Francisco as part of "Sentimental San Francisco," produced by Zyzzyva editor Howard Junker. 6:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.
MARCH 17: Omar Sosa and John Santos perform LATIN JAZZ at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 18: The Gray Panthers co-sponsors a panel discussion, "Imagine HEALTH CARE 2000," proposing strategies to get affordable, accessible, quality care for all. 12:30 3:30 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, Franklin and Geary. 552-8800.
MARCH 18: The second annual Writing Salon Open House and POTATO PARTY in Bernal Heights offers a chance to meet the teachers and other writers; bring a potato potluck dish. 1 4 pm. RSVP to 642-9793 or the web site www.writingsalons.com.
MARCH 18: STEVE LACY and the Roswell Rudd Quartet perform a concert to celebrate their recording, Monk's Dream. 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 19: The Sanchez Street STORY SWAP features Kate Frankel, editor of Storyline, the quarterly newsletter of the Storytelling Association of Alta California. 1589 Sanchez St. Call Laura McHale Holland at 647-7455 for information; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 20: Teens are invited to a free WORKSHOP, "What's My Line of Work," which offers a chance to discuss a variety of careers and occupations with working professionals. 6 8 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
MARCH 21: 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.
MARCH 21: LAUGHING MEDITATION workshops include Hatha Yoga poses, extended conscious laughter, and silent meditation. 6 7:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
MARCH 24: Fairmount Elementary School needs volunteers for its week-long READ-A-THON, beginning 6 to 10 pm. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.
MARCH 24: Author and activist RICK BASS discusses nature and solitude in the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center's Writers of the Land lecture series. 6:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.
MARCH 24: MOBIUS OPERANDI makes music with experimental instruments. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 25: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers a class, "Growing FLOWERS for Cutting." 10 am noon. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. Preregister at 285-7584.
MARCH 25: MYSTERY author Barbara Seranella signs her new book Unwanted Company. Noon. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MARCH 25: The BROUN FELLINIS perform at the Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
MARCH 25: In honor of WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, the Older Women's League (OWL) hosts a panel discussion on the legacy of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. 10:30 am 12:30 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.
MARCH 25: The San Francisco WALDORF SCHOOL features an information evening about teacher training. 7:30 pm. 2938 Washington St. 331-8879.
MARCH 25: Lise McClendon signs her third Alix Thorssen MYSTERY, Nordic Nights. 2 3 pm. S.F. Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
MARCH 26: The ARTARIA QUARTET performs "Death and Rebirth: Music by Franz Joseph Haydn," including Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.
MARCH 28: FILMS for preschoolers screen at 10 and 11 am. The Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
MARCH 28: The Integral Yoga Institute offers a workshop, "STRESS MANAGEMENT Through Yoga." 6 7:30 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
MARCH 28: IRISH POETS, featuring Frank Holt, will read at 7 pm, followed by an open mike. Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St. 826-6886.
MARCH 30: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting features the election of officers and a vote on bylaw changes. 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.
MARCH 31 & APRIL 1: Community Music Center's new student REGISTRATION takes place on Fri., 3 to 7 pm, and Sat., 10 am to 1 pm. 544 Capp St. By appointment only; call 647-6015.