Noe Valley Voice September 2001


NOW: St. Paul's School is developing an ALUMNI NEWSLETTER; former students can call 648-7248 or 310-8715 to get (or give) information.

NOW: The San Francisco 2001 Homeless Count, scheduled for Oct. 25, needs VOLUNTEERS. For information, call the Mayor's Office on Homelessness, 252-3136.

AUG. 29 & SEPT. 5: San Francisco City Chorus holds AUDITIONS, particularly for tenors and basses, for November performances of Handel's Messiah. Call 765-SONG to arrange an audition.

SEPT. 1: The Zun Zun Duo performs a musical extravaganza for all ages, to kick off Latino HISPANIC MONTH. Noon. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

SEPT. 1: A musical BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION features Virgil Shaw and the Killer Views, Sonny Smith's The Sweet Jesus and Little Dick, and Highballers from the Planet Hell. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 487-1701.

SEPT. 1 & 2: ZEUM hosts a glass bead-making demonstration by Janice Peacock. Noon ­ 5 pm. 221 Fourth St. 777-2800.

SEPT. 1 ­ 3: The San Francisco MIME TROUPE performs a musical satire of the Bush/Cheney presidency, 1600 Transylvania Avenue. 2 pm. Dolores Park. 285-1717.

SEPT. 1 ­ 3: Noe Valley ceramicist Jacqueline Thompson and musician Aryeth Frankfurter will be at the Kings Mountain ART FAIR, a juried multimedia show. 10 am ­ 5 pm. Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. 650-851-2710

SEPT. 1 ­ 30: KEN NEWMAN exhibits photographs of street children in Guatemala and Mexico City. Diamond Corner Cafe, 751 Diamond St. 282-9551.

SEPT. 3 ­ 24: Seniors' SELF-HEALING classes include discussion, meditation, and tai chi exercise, on a drop-in basis, sponsored by City College's Older Adults Department. 9:30 ­11:30 am. Mission Y, 4080 Mission St. 585-2442.

SEPT. 4, 11 & 18: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for kids ages 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 4, 11, 18 & 25: A preschool STORYTIME is scheduled for 10 am at the Glen Park Library; on Sept. 4 and 18, preschool films will also be shown, at 10:30 am. 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

SEPT. 4 ­ 25: Lauren Coleman's JAZZ STRETCH class meets on Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2782.

SEPT. 5: VIDEOS for preschoolers include Mouse Around, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Pete's a Pizza. 10:15 and 11 am. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

SEPT. 5: Friends of Rec and Park offers a free community seminar on CONFLICT RESOLUTION and consensus building. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Trocadero Building in Stern Grove. For reservations, call 750-5224.

SEPT. 5: A monthly SAFETY RUN and Walk of 2.5 to 5 miles is organized by the Golden Gate Park Safety Committee. 7 pm. Start and finish at the entrance to Kezar Stadium. 553-1984.

SEPT. 5: 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.

SEPT. 5, 12 & 19: The LAPSITS at the Noe Valley Library feature songs, stories, and fingerplays for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Wednesdays at 7 pm. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 6: Join the Rockin' SOLIDARITY CHORUS, to perform labor songs from many traditions. Thursdays, 6:30 ­ 9:30 pm. City College, Creative Arts Building, Room 135. 452-0600.

SEPT. 6: Dr. Matteo Garbelotto discusses SUDDEN OAK DEATH at the joint meeting of the California Native Plant Society and Strybing Arboretum Society. 7:30 pm; plant identification workshop, 6 ­ 7:15 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 752-7031.

SEPT. 6 ­ 8: Fall quarter class enrollment at COMMUNITY MUSIC Center is scheduled for 3 to 7 pm on Sept. 6 and 7, and 10 am to 1 pm on Sept. 8. 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

SEPT. 6 ­ 9: The 37th annual BOOK SALE at Fort Mason benefits the San Francisco Public Library. 437-4857.

SEPT. 7: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in a FREE CONCERT featuring soprano Lisa Vroman singing Duke Ellington songs, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. Noon. Yerba Buena Gardens. 503-5474.

SEPT. 7: HARRY ALEO, Mission High baseball player from 1934­37, will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame at the association's banquet,. 5:30 pm. Patio Español Restaurant, 2850 Alemany Blvd. Reservations: 650-588-9529 or 650-991-2876.

SEPT. 7 ­ 9 & 15: DAN MCHALE performs Meet John W.T.O. as part of the 10th annual Fringe Festival. Sept. 7, 10 pm; Sept. 8, 4 pm; Sept. 9, 5:30 pm; Sept. 15, 7 pm. Phoenix II, 653 Geary St. 931-1094.

SEPT. 8: Noe Art Space celebrates BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY with a reception for the artworks of Mauricia Gandara, Jonathan E. Powk, and Marie Augusta Kaufman. 7 ­ 10 pm. Value Vacation, 3901 23rd St. 824-2550,

SEPT. 8 & 22: The Strybing Arboretum hosts a PLANT SALE on Sept. 8, featuring monkey flowers and fried egg plant poppies, from 10 am to 1 pm, and a plant clinic to identify species and diagnose diseases on Sept. 22, noon to 3 pm. Golden Gate Park. 661-1316.

SEPT. 9: The SPCA's sixth annual ANIMAL WINGDING features pet costume and talent contests and food. 10 am ­ 4 pm. 2500 16th St. 522-3545.

SEPT. 9: The FALL GATHERING celebration at the Noe Valley Ministry includes a Welcoming Worship with drama, music, and dance at 10:30 am, and an open house/potluck from noon to 2 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

SEPT. 9: Cover to Cover hosts a discussion, "Starting a Parent/Child BOOK GROUP." 1 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

SEPT. 9: A SOLAR ELECTRIC WORKSHOP by a Noe homeowner shows how to install a PV system. For times and information, call 282-5330.

SEPT. 9: The Parents Place OPEN HOUSE and Block Party offers fun, food, and tours of the new facility at 1710 Scott St. 1 ­ 3 pm. 359-2454.

SEPT. 9, 16, 21 & 30: "SAT I Fundamentals" is a free four-part workshop for teens, to review test content and test-taking strategies. 9:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Call 695-5090 to register.

SEPT. 11: "Think Like a Visionary," a UCSF BROWN BAG LECTURE, offers new ways of perceiving the world. 12:10 p.m. Room 300, Health Sciences West Bldg., 500 Parnassus Ave. 476-4394.

SEPT. 11: The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay FREEDOM BAND performs "Celebration and Fanfare," a concert featuring trumpet soloist Patricia Grima. 8:15 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 554-0402.

SEPT. 12: MARGA GOMEZ emcees and performs at the first annual "Women's Voices" fundraiser, featuring a silent auction and the music of Voices, to benefit the Women's Building. 6 ­ 10 pm. 3543 18th St. 510-532-7700.

SEPT. 12: Cartoonist TRINA ROBBINS introduces her tales of goddesses from every culture and persuasion, in Eternally Bad. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

SEPT. 13: St. Luke's Hospital holds VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS for gift shop helpers and information desk staff. 3 ­ 5 pm. Volunteer Services, first floor rear, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6490.

SEPT. 13: Friends of Noe Valley board member Jeannene Przyblyski presents a slide talk, "PARIS 1871/San Francisco 2001: Cities and History." 7:30 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

SEPT. 13 & 20: A SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE party on Sept. 13 begins at 8 pm; classes to learn jigs, reels, and strathspeys begin Sept. 20 at 8 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.

SEPT. 15: The Collingwood Hill MONSTER GARAGE SALE spans the 300 and 400 blocks of Collingwood and Diamond streets. 9 am ­ 2 pm.

SEPT. 15: SeptemberFest at the SUNNYSIDE CONSERVATORY features a gardening work day from 10 am to noon, arborist Ted Kipping's walking tours from 12:15 to 1 pm, and a sun printing workshop with Susannah Hays from 1 to 4 pm. Monterey Blvd., between Baden and Congo. 905-4418.

SEPT. 15: The GRAY PANTHERS meets to prepare an October action in Hunters Point "against the militarization of space and the poisoning of people and the earth." 12:30 ­ 3:30 pm. Quaker Meeting Hall, 65 Ninth St. 552-8800.

SEPT. 15: Noe Valley HISTORY DAY features a memorabilia and photo display, Tye the Magic Guy (3:30 pm), and a slide show and history talk by historian Mae Silver (2 pm). 2 ­ 5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 19: A reception for artist Elizabeth Berrien's "Get Wild with Wire" show runs from 6 to 8 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

SEPT. 20: The Noe Stroller Group's "VIVA VALENCIA" walk tours the Mission. 3:30 ­ 5 pm. Meet at the Cover to Cover courtyard, 24th and Church. For info, e-mail

SEPT. 20: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting to discuss local housing, parking, and safety issues begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

SEPT. 20 ­ 23: ANNE BLUETHENTHAL and Dancers performs "Tears of Rock," inspired by the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 8 pm. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. 273-4633.

SEPT. 21 ­ 23: "A Taste of Greece," a GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL, also features music and cultural exhibits. 11 am ­ 10 pm. 245 Valencia St. 864-8000.

SEPT. 22: The Older Women's League (OWL) holds a PANEL DISCUSSION, "Exploring the End of Life Issues." 10:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St. 989-4422.

SEPT. 22: Zephyr Real Estate sponsors a free slide show and talk by historian Mae Silver on RANCHO SAN MIGUEL, the ranch once owned by Jose Noe. 10 am. Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St. 905-0255, ext. 230.

SEPT. 22: Men's RUSSIAN CHORUS Slavyanka performs sacred hymns and marching, folk, and love songs. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

SEPT. 22 & 23: The San Francisco BLUES FESTIVAL features a diverse lineup of performers. 11 am ­ 6 pm. Great Meadow, Fort Mason. 979-5588.

SEPT. 23: The Bicycle Coalition's fourth annual BIKE FAIR includes a kids' rodeo and free bike maintenance advice. Noon ­ 3 pm. Peacock Meadow on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. 431-BIKE.

SEPT. 23: Classical vocal ensemble CHANTICLEER performs a concert to benefit St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. 7 pm. 3281 16th St. 863-6371.

SEPT. 24: NANCY LONDON addresses the concerns of mothers over 40 in her book Hot Flashes, Warm Bottles. 7 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

SEPT. 24 ­ NOV. 19: "Sing Your Heart Out," a JAZZ SINGING CLASS, meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 pm. For information, call 641-5466.

SEPT. 25: FILMS, including Foolish Frog, Rosie's Walk, and Three Billy Goats Gruff, will be screened for preschoolers. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 25: An AIRPLANE YOGA workshop suggests stretches and breathing exercises to make travel more comfortable. 6 ­ 7:30 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

SEPT. 28: In his book Philosopher's Club, Christopher Phillips introduces kids to SOCRATIC DIALOGUE. 6 pm. Cover to Cover, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

SEPT. 29 ­ 30: St. Philip's Parish holds its annual FESTIVAL to benefit the St. Philip School, featuring games and food booths, raffle prizes, and an Elvis talent show. 10 am ­ 6 pm. 824-8467.

SEPT. 30: Sit in the bleachers at the Giants' last home game at the Noe Valley Ministry's BASEBALL FUNDRAISER. Call 282-2317 for reservations.

SEPT. 30: Friends of Noe Valley's annual POTLUCK PICNIC and board election runs from noon to 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-4087.

SEPT. 30: FLY FISHING DAY at Cover to Cover, in conjunction with Cal Trout, features Andy Weiner and Brian Stranko's tips to get kids fishing. 1 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.