Noe Valley Voice October 2001

October Events Calendar

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SEPT. 29: Tom Finnegan of Life's Work Center leads a discussion, "Sectors of Employment: Where Is Your LIFE'S WORK?" 10:30 am ­ noon. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-7976.

SEPT. 30: Cooking demonstrations of healthful food highlight "Taste for the Cure," a benefit for UCSF Medical Center's BREAST CANCER patients and research. 2 ­ 6 pm. San Francisco City Hall. 353-7201.

OCT. 2: John Dieffenbacher-Krall discusses the proposed UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE in the state of Maine. 7 pm. 626 Pacheco St. 695-7891.

OCT. 2, 9, 16 & 30: 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.

OCT. 2 ­ 31: Empty Hands Martial Arts Studio offers classes for kids ages 6 to 14. Tuesdays, 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm; Wednesdays, 5 ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

OCT. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: The LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs, stories, and finger play for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Wednesdays at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 3 ­ 31: A FELDENKRAIS movement class, led by Leigh Sealy and Barbara Wright, meets Wednesdays from 8 to 9 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 759-5934 or 337-6276.

OCT. 5: KATHLEEN GEORGE signs her new Pittsburgh-based mystery, Taken. 7 pm. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 5: The Harmida Piano Trio performs a CONCERT FOR PEACE, featuring works by Schubert, Smetana, and Lou Harrison. 7:30 pm. Holy Innocents Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

OCT. 5 ­ 7: The 50th annual MISSION DOLORES FIESTA includes carnival games, live music, and international food. Oct. 5, 6 ­ 10 pm; Oct. 6, 10 am ­ 6 pm; Oct. 7, 11 am ­ 4 pm. 3321 16th St. 621-8203.

OCT. 6: The annual FLEA MARKET and rummage sale at the Noe Valley Ministry features clothes and furniture at bargain prices, plus lunch and baked goods. 10 am ­ 4 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

OCT. 6: Fairmount School's fourth annual CAR WASH and bake sale will apply profits towards field trips, classroom supplies, and fifth-grade graduation. 10 am ­ 4 pm. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.

OCT. 6: Ride a horse-drawn wagon down 24th Street at the annual HAYRIDE and sidewalk sale sponsored by the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association. 11 am ­ 3 pm. For information, contact chairperson Michael Glazer at 642-6569.

OCT. 6: Noe Valley author PAUL LINDE recounts his time as a psychiatrist in Zimbabwe in Of Spirits and Madness. 6 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 6 & 7: OPEN STUDIOS showcases the artists of Noe Valley, Mission, Glen Park, Bernal Heights, and Eureka Valley. 11 am ­ 6 pm. 646-0959.

OCT. 7: Natural Resources offers a one-day intensive CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION class. 9:30 am ­ 5:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

OCT. 7: The CASTRO STREET FAIR promises art, food, dance demonstrations, and music from Pansy Division, Sparrow's Point, Wild Mango, and the Bonnie Hayes Band. 11 am ­ 6 pm. 841-1824.

OCT. 7: The annual BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS at Bethany United Methodist Church begins at 11 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

OCT. 7 ­ 28: Open Door Yoga offers an Introduction to HATHA YOGA class, Sundays, from 4:30 to 6 pm. 1500 Castro St. 824-5657.

OCT. 10: The League of Women Voters sponsors a City Attorney CANDIDATES FORUM, with Neil Eisenberg, Dennis Herrera, Jim Lazarus, and Steve Williams. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4560.

OCT. 11 ­ NOV. 8: The Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) offers a series of six DISASTER TRAINING classes. Thursdays, 6:30 pm. Call 558-3459 for location and enrollment.

OCT. 13: The Parker House Guest House's fourth annual LUNCHEON benefits the S.F. AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Funds. 1 ­ 5 pm. 520 Church St. 621-3222.

OCT. 13: Electro-acoustic Savant Guard and sound sculpturists Den of the Sonic Illbience perform at a live MUSIC BENEFIT for the Golden Gate Center for the Homeless. 7 pm.

OCT. 13: JAZZ VOCALIST/pianist Patricia Barber performs with her trio. 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

OCT. 13: ART AND SOLE auctions off over 50 pairs of shoes decorated by local artists, in a benefit for PAWS, LYRIC, Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. 8­ 12 pm. 672 South Van Ness. 861-1760.

OCT. 13 & 14: Members of the Bay Area LEGO Users Group show their work, and promise to build something really big. Noon ­ 5 pm. Zeum, 221 4th St. 777-2800.

OCT. 14: The story of Mary Ellen Pleasant and a visit to the Poole-Bell Mansion are highlights of a City Guides WALKING TOUR of the Fairmount neighborhood. Meet at 10 am at the Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 557-4266.

OCT. 14: Sharon Art Studio's OPEN HOUSE features a sale and silent auction. 11 am ­ 5 pm. Golden Gate Park, 753-7005.

OCT. 14: Local author Peter Lilenthal discusses the ancient craft of BOOKMAKING at 1 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 14: Marcy Adelman of Rainbow Community Housing, which finds homes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered seniors, speaks at the PFLAG SUPPORT GROUP meeting. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

OCT. 14: The INA CHALIS OPERA Ensemble performs a 35th-anniversary concert and fundraiser. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

OCT. 14: Pianist Darrell Grant joins flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny at a champagne benefit CHAMBER JAZZ concert, to begin the Noe Valley Chamber Music 2001­02 season. 5 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9444.

OCT. 15: An INFANT CARE class at Natural Resources will be held from 10 am to 1 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

OCT. 16: Learn how to present a case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT at a workshop sponsored by New College of California's School of Law. 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

OCT. 16: LAUGHING MEDITATION includes Hatha Yoga poses, extended conscious laughter, and a silent meditation. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

OCT. 16 ­ NOV. 4: San Francisco State University artists in the ELDER ARTS Celebration program exhibit their work at the Crucible Steel Gallery. Reception Oct. 21, 3 ­ 5 pm. Cell Space, 2050 Bryant St. 441-2649.

OCT. 17: Wendelin Van Draanen, author of the Sammy Keyes MYSTERIES, signs her latest, Flipped. 11 am. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 19 & 20: Mexican singer Astrid Hadad performs "Latin Kitsch PERFORMANCE ART." 8 pm. Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St. 392-4400.

OCT. 19 ­ 27: MARGARET JENKINS Dance Company premieres "May I Now (18 Questions in the Space of an Answer)." Thurs. ­ Sat., 8 pm. Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St. 621-7797.

OCT. 20: "Traditions and Transitions," a City Guides WALKING TOUR of Noe Valley, begins at 10 am on the corner of Noe and 25th St. 557-4266.

OCT. 20: On Lok Senior Health offers a free workshop on avoiding MEDICATION INTERACTIONS. 10 ­ 11:30 am. 4430 Mission St. Register at 292-8715.

OCT. 20: Beach Blanket Babylon is holding AUDITIONS for male and female singers; bring music for both an uptempo song and a ballad, and your résumé and photo. Noon. Club Fugazi, 678 Green St. For info, fax 421-0518, or e-mail

OCT. 20: A group discussion led by MARIAN BRANCH, "Friendship Among Women," is featured at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

OCT. 20: ST. PAUL'S CHURCH sponsors a Retro Dinner Dance and Auction, to benefit its earthquake retrofitting projects. 6 pm. Irish Cultural Center, 45th Ave. and Sloat Blvd. 648-7538.

OCT. 20: New York's TIN HAT TRIO performs a concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

OCT. 21: Noe Valley resident CAROL HUGHES signs Toots Underground, the sequel to her first novel, Toots and the Upsidedown House. 1 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 21: A HOUSE TOUR sponsored by the San Francisco Victorian Alliance will show off interior restoration in architecturally significant homes in the Liberty-Hill Historic District. 1 ­ 5 pm. Tour begins at Guerrero and Liberty streets. 826-1437.

OCT. 22 & 29: TAX RELIEF SEMINARS at Edward Jones Investments point out changes in the law. 6:30 ­ 8 pm. 816 Diamond St. Call 282-4079 for a reservation.

OCT. 23: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 23: Body Shop founder ANITA RODDICK gives a slide talk about corporate globalization and the impact of the WTO. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

OCT. 24: St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary celebrates its 50th anniversary with a "Golden Musee" fashion show, silent auction, and luncheon. 10:30 am. Sheraton Palace Hotel Grand Ballroom, Market and New Montgomery. 641-6538.

OCT. 25: On Lok's 30th Street Senior Services hosts their annual AUTUMN DINNER AND DANCE, featuring Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band. 5:30 pm. La Union Enpañola's Picasso Room, 2850 Alemany Blvd. 292-8732.

OCT. 25: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

OCT. 25: The San Francisco 2001 Homeless Count needs VOLUNTEERS to help with the count. For information, call the Mayor's Office on Homelessness, 252-3136.

OCT. 27: STORMY HALLOWEEN at the Randall Museum features lightning and thunder, and "creepy crafts and ghoulish games," for kids 2 through 12 and their families. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

OCT. 27: BOO AT THE ZOO features a Spooky Safari and trick-or-treat stations for kids, and pumpkin presents for selected animals. 10 am ­ 3 pm. San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Rd. 753-7080.

OCT. 27: The HALLOWEEN and Day of the Dead celebration for children of all ages at Strybing Arboretum features pumpkin and gourd decorating, mask making, and lessons in creating leaf skeleton pictures and marigold mini-altars. 11 am ­ 3 pm. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316, ext. 300.

OCT. 27: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, SLUG, hosts "Fruit from the Fog," a WORKSHOP specific to growing in the cool local climate. 10 am ­ noon. St. Mary's Urban Youth Farm, Alemany Blvd. at Ellsworth St. 285-7584.

OCT. 27: Michoacán MASK MAKER Felipe de Jesus Horta demonstrates his craft at the Mission Library. Noon. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

OCT. 27: JUDY SERRA reads from her new collection of poems, Monster Goose, at Cover to Cover's Halloween Spooktacular. 6 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

OCT. 27: Harmonic Choir founder David Hykes performs a CONCERT of world vocal music, including Tuvan throat singing. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

OCT. 31: Upper Noe Recreation Center celebrates HALLOWEEN starting at 10:30 am (ages 1­3), with a "Jumpy House," costume fashion show, and potluck dinner. Kids 3­12 can join the parade from 3:30 to 6 pm. Day & Sanchez. 695-5011.

OCT. 31: Neighborhood ghosts invite all who dare to visit "Hoffman: The HAUNTED STREET," on Hoffman Avenue from 22nd to 25th. Don't forget to stop by the firehouse at 100 Hoffman between 5 and 8 pm. 282-4562.