Noe Valley Voice September 2000

NOW: NOE KNITTERS, a social knitting group, meets at 228 Clipper St. Call 282-2256 for times.

NOW: The "Blankets for the Needy" class at the 30th Street Senior Center needs VOLUNTEERS to make patchwork blankets for homeless and/or abused women and children. Sewing experience isn't necessary. For information call Lee Bloom at 665-6345..

NOW: For its Oct. 1, 2000, potluck picnic REUNION, the San Francisco Community School needs to hear from former students, parents, and staff. Call Alice Lucas, 731-3623, or Eunice Rosenberg, 648-7713, or Florence Hitchcock at 648-3689.

SEPT. 1: Noe Valley PHOTOGRAPHER and mixed-media artist Susan LaFranchi-Madonich is one of 12 artists featured in the exhibit "Eye of the Beholder." Reception 7 ­ 11 pm. City Art Cooperative Gallery, 828 Valencia St. 970-9900.

SEPT. 1 ­ 12: In "Elemental Forms," Carol Badran shows new works in RAKU and high-fire clay, and George Melnikoff exhibits his glass work. Reception Sept. 8, 6:30 ­ 9 pm. Ruby's Clay Studio and Gallery, 552A Noe St. 558-9819.

SEPT. 1 ­ 29: 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. from 10:15 am to noon in Douglass Park, Douglass and 27th. 773-8185.

SEPT. 2 & 3: The National Ensemble THEATER FESTIVAL features works by seven companies from five states. A Traveling Jewish Theater, 470 Florida St. Call 399-1809 for a schedule.

SEPT. 2, 3 & 4: The San Francisco MIME TROUPE performs Eating It, a satirical examination of market-driven genetic engineering. 2 pm. Dolores Park. 285-1717.

SEPT. 2, 3, 9 & 10: St. Paul's School of Religion offers REGISTRATION for children in public or non-Catholic private schools; classes begin Sept. 16, 9:30 ­ 11 am. For info, call Dorothy Vigna at the Rectory, 648-7538.

SEPT. 2 ­ OCT. 1: Longtime Noe Valley resident Charles McCue is the producing director of the S.F. SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. King Henry IV, Part 2, will be performed free in Golden Gate Park, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm. For information, call 422-2222.

SEPT. 5: "Yoga Practices for ASTHMATICS" offers natural healing techniques to increase breathing capacity. 6 ­ 9 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

SEPT. 5, 12 & 19: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 6: KATIE ALVORD discusses the alternatives to driving in Divorce Your Car. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, near BART and Muni lines, 888 Valencia St., with a bike rack in front. 282-9246.

SEPT. 6 & 13: The S.F. City Chorus is holding AUDITIONS for Nov. 17 and 19 performances of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Richard Coventry's Unknown Region, to be rehearsed Wednesdays, 7 to 9:30 pm, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 201 Eucalyptus St. Call 765-7664 for appointment.

SEPT. 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Noe Valley Library holds LAPSITS for infants and toddlers, and their parents. 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 7­ 9: Community Music Center registers new students, of all ages and skills, for fall MUSIC CLASSES. By appointment only; call 647-6015.

SEPT. 7 ­ 9: The Roxie Theater screens over two dozen films, including controversial documentaries and a retrospective of Egyptian musicals, in "Cinemayaat," an ARAB FILM FESTIVAL. For a schedule, call 564-1100.

SEPT. 8 ­ 10: The 36th annual BOOK SALE to support branch libraries is sponsored by the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Library. 10 am­ 6 pm, Friday and Saturday; 10 am­ 3:30 pm, Sunday. Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. 437-4857.

SEPT. 8 ­ 10: Painter Tim Gaskin exhibits FENG SHUI­inspired pop art. Reception and an introduction to feng shui by specialist Nancy Linebarier, Sept. 9, 6 ­ 9 pm. Gallery hours: Fri., 6­ 9 pm; Sat. and Sun., noon ­ 4 pm. Belcher Studio Gallery, 69 Belcher St. 1-800-322-5038.

SEPT. 9: An ORGAN CONCERT by Charles Rus includes works by Franck, Buxtehude, Bohm, Sweelinck, and Bach. 5 pm. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, 1661 15th St. 861-1436.

SEPT. 10: The Friends of Noe Valley POTLUCK PICNIC invites one and all to bring some food to share; drinks, plates, and utensils provided. 11 am ­ 2 pm. On the deck of the Noe Valley Sally Brunn Library, 451 Jersey St.

SEPT. 10: TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS are panelists for a discussion at the monthly support group meeting of PFLAG. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

SEPT. 10: In 1978, Congress proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National GRANDPARENTS' DAY.

SEPT. 12, 19 & 26: Lauren Coleman's Hip City JAZZ DANCE class meets Tuesdays at 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.

SEPT. 13: The Noe Valley Democratic Club sponsors a District 8 CANDIDATES' FORUM, a discussion of propositions on the November ballot, and a visit from a representative of the Gore-Lieberman campaign. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez, 821-4087.

SEPT. 13 & 27: Taught by a scholar in the field, "KABABALA" introduces ancient mysteries for benefits in everyday life. 7 ­ 9 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

SEPT. 14: U.S. SURGEON GENERAL David T. Satcher inaugurates the Center for Health and Community. 2 ­ 5 pm. UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., Cole Hall. 476-7408.

SEPT. 14: A BALLET WORKSHOP, for ages 6 to 9, begins at 4 pm at the Excelsior Branch Library. 4400 Mission St. Call 337-4735 for a reservation.

SEPT. 14: TRASH BASH at the Randall Museum is a permanent exhibition about recycling; the opening reception features hands-on art projects and refreshments. 6 ­ 8 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

SEPT. 14: The Jewish Community Center hosts an INTERFAITH WORKSHOP for couples, "Understanding the Jewish High Holy Days," in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, and Yom Kippur, Oct. 8 to 9. 7 ­ 9 pm. Congregation Emanu-el, 2 Lake St. Register at 292-1252.

SEPT. 14 & 21: A SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE party on the 14th offers an introduction to the lively jigs and reels taught at a class beginning Sept. 21. No partner needed; bring flat shoes. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372..

SEPT. 16: Noe Valley HISTORY DAY features photographs, memorabilia, music, and a 3 pm performance of magic, comedy, and juggling by Heather the Court Jester. 2 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 16: Celebrate HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH with the Gato Colorado Puppet Theater, performing for all ages. 4:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

SEPT. 16: The Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals and Ora Prochank of New College Housing Clinic present a discussion of TENANTS' RIGHTS. 4 pm. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th St. For info, call CCLP at 614-0978.

SEPT. 17: The third annual BIKE FAIR features maintenance demonstrations, urban cycling skills, a raffle, and a kids' bicycle rodeo. Noon ­ 3 pm. Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park. 553-1984.

SEPT. 19: Ingleside Station Captain Marsha P. Ashe of the SFPD hosts a forum on DOGS in public parks, with representatives from Rec and Park and Animal Control. 7 ­ 8 pm. Ingleside Community Room, 1 Sergeant John V. Young Lane. 553-1602.

SEPT. 19: "Achieving Personal Excellence" is a MEDITATION seminar taught by Mayuri Mandel and sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Center. 7 pm. Bethany Church, 201 Clipper St. 664-1327.

SEPT. 19: "Earth Angels Jammin'" features solo and group IMPROVISATIONAL movement theater. 8 pm. Venue 9, 252 9th St. 289-2000.

SEPT. 19 ­ JAN. 30: DOCENT TRAINING at the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park focuses on learning about the gardens and plant collections. Call 661-1316, ext. 312, for requirements and registration.

SEPT. 20 ­ 22: DANCER/choreographers Stephanie Schaaf and Sue Roginski perform "In Your House." 8 pm. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. 863-9834.

SEPT. 21: Medium Tricia Hollenberg's RELATIONSHIP CLINIC uses tarot archetyping to determine one's perfect match. 7 to 9:45 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

SEPT. 21: RUTHANN LUM MCCUNN discusses her new novel, The Moon Pearl. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

SEPT. 21 & 28: A Parent's Place discussion, "RAISING BOYS," examines the pleasures and trials of "boy energy." 10:30 am ­ noon. 3272 California St. 563-1041.

SEPT. 23: Support the newly organized San Francisco chapter of the anti-gun violence MILLION MOM MARCH by wearing your MMM T-shirt today. For more information, go to www.

SEPT. 23: The Randall Museum harvests its own honey at HONEY HARVEST 2000, a chance to learn (and taste) what the bees have been up to. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

SEPT. 23: Mary Twomey, director of the S.F. Consortium on Aging, discusses ELDER ABUSE at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

SEPT. 23 & 24: The 28th annual San Francisco BLUES FESTIVAL, founded and produced by Noe Valley resident Tom Mazzolini, features an impressive lineup of performers. 11 am ­ 6 pm. Great Meadow at Fort Mason. Call 979-5588 for information.

SEPT. 23 & 24: A PSYCHIC HEALING FAIR features massage, healing crystals, and psychic readings. Noon ­ 5 pm. Array of Light, 4291 24th St. 642-9249.

SEPT. 23 ­ OCT. 15: Lunatique Fantastique performs "Objects in Predicaments: A PUPPET SHOW. Sat. and Sun., 1:30 pm. The Growing Stage, the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750, ext. 2.

SEPT. 24: Mezzo-soprano Heather Antonissin and pianist Bryan Baker perform a CONCERT of works by Brahms, Chausson, Barber, and Rossini. 4 pm. Community Music Center , 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

SEPT. 24: Emceed by Tom Ammiano, SALSA AND SOUL 2000 features jazz singer Paula West and the Roberto Quintana band, to benefit the Integrative Center for Culture and Healing at St. Luke's Hospital. 4 ­ 8 pm. Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission St. 249-9194.

SEPT. 24: The Native American Cultural Center's first annual AUTUMN EQUINOX celebration runs from 5 to 10 pm. Cafe Cocomo, 650 Indiana St. 406-6332.

SEPT. 26: Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 can watch FILMS at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 26: The Integral Yoga Institute hosts a workshop, "HATHA YOGA Modifications for Back Care." 6 ­ 8 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

SEPT. 26: NICK BANTOCK, author of the Griffin & Sabine trilogy, introduces his new book, The Artful Dodger: Images and Reflections. 6 ­ 7:45 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

SEPT. 27: A coalition of four community groups, including SPUR and the Neighborhood Parks Council, holds a District 8 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES' DEBATE. 7 ­ 9 pm. Harvey Milk Academy, 4235 19th St. 241-6276.

SEPT. 28: An adult READING GROUP at the Bernal Heights Library discusses Ella Leffland's Breath and Shadows. 4 ­ 5:30 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.

SEPT. 28: On Lok's annual "Autumn Magic" dinner and DANCE GALA, with music by Marianao, benefits the 30th Street Senior Center. 5:30 ­ 10:30 pm. La Union Española, 2850 Alemany Blvd. For reservations call 292-8732.

SEPT. 28: The president of the Guild of St. Francis, Michael J. Cook, discusses the history and architecture of Grace Cathedral and its Ghiberti doors in the San Francisco History Association's SLIDE LECTURE "The Doors of Paradise." 7 pm. Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 678 Portola Drive. 750-9986.

SEPT. 29 ­ OCT. 1: ROSH HASHANA services include Sept. 29 at 7 pm; Sept. 30 at 10 am and 7 pm; and Oct. 1 at 10 am, with a Shofar blowing at 11 am. Chabad of Noe Valley, Edison Charter Academy, 3531 22nd St. 267-6926.

SEPT. 29 & 30; OCT. 6 ­ 8: The theater arts department at City College presents the MUSICAL Pippin, directed by local resident Deborah Shaw. 8 pm; Sun., Oct. 8, 2 pm. Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan Ave. 239-3100.