Noe Valley Voice April 2002

April Calendar

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NOW: The 30th Street Senior Center needs VOLUNTEERS to make patchwork blankets for abused and neglected women and children. Mon. and Fri., 1 ­ 4 pm. 225 30th St. 550-2210.

MARCH 31 ­ MAY 16: An ART SHOW, "Double Vision," features the works of Karen Wenger and Pauline Crowther Scott. Reception Sat., April 13, 1 ­ 4 pm. Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley Ministry Sanctuary, 1021 Sanchez St. 550-1213 or 826-1895.

APRIL 1 ­ 30: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes including meditation and Qigong, taught by Chris Sequeira. Mon. and Tues., 6 ­ 7:30 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., and Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am ­ noon at Douglass Park. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.

APRIL 1 ­ MAY 6: PHOTOGRAPHERS Pernilla Persson and Mack McFarland exhibit their images, and Carl Dielh offers live kinetic video engineering at Noe Art Space. 3901 23rd St. 824-2553.

APRIL 1 ­ MAY 6: Noe Valley artist CAROL KERNER exhibits her neighborhood landscapes at MikeyTom Market. Mon. ­ Sat., 7 am ­ 9 pm; Sun., 8 am ­ 8 pm. 1747 Church St. 641-5290.

APRIL 2, 9 & 16: 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.

APRIL 2 ­ 30: Empty Hands MARTIAL ARTS Studio offers classes for children 6 to 14. Tues., 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm, and Wed., 5 ­ 6 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 824-6063.

APRIL 3 ­ 24: The WORLD HARMONY CHORUS seeks singers of all ages to learn a varied choral repertoire. Wednesdays, 6:15 ­ 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 510-547-8980.

APRIL 3 ­ 24: 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.

APRIL 4: Norman Solomon leads a panel discussion, "Connecting the Dots: The Independent Press and the ENRON SCANDAL." 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

APRIL 5 ­ 28: The Class Act Theater performs Mr. Williams Pays a Call, five rarely-seen one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, including Talk to Me Like the Rain, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, The Unsatisfactory Supper, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, and A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 5 pm. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St. 364-3037.

APRIL 6: The annual meeting of Parents for Public Schools discusses ways to change and improve S.F. schools in 2002­03. 8:30 am ­ 12:30 pm. Monroe Elementary School, 260 Madrid St. Call 468-7077 to reserve childcare.

APRIL 6: Neighborhood historian Richard Brandi shows slides and discusses the HISTORY of West Portal. 2 pm. West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way, 753-7135.

APRIL 6: The WRITING SALON's open house, potluck, and reading runs from 6 to 10 pm. 673 Moultrie St. 642-9793.

APRIL 6: TANGO No. 9 quartet performs "Historical Tango Trip" with tango dancers and singers. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley MUSIC SERIES at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 7: POETS Jack Hirschman, Louise Nayer, and Carol Tarlen read, followed by a jazz jam session. 4:30 ­ 8 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

APRIL 7: Avant-garde composer and pianist TERRY RILEY performs a benefit concert for Noe Valley Chamber Music and the Noe Valley Music Series. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 7: Jamaican singer/songwriter EARL ZERO performs at 9 pm at the Elbo Room. 647 Valencia St. 252-9397.

APRIL 8 ­ MAY 2: Noe Valley residents Warren Agee and Carol Henry are among the exhibitors in "Night Songs," NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS by Tim Baskerville's U.C. Berkeley Extension class. Mon. ­ Fri., 8 am ­ 9 pm; Sat. and Sun., 8 am ­ 3 pm; reception Thurs. April 11, 6 ­ 8 pm. The Galleria, 55 Laguna St. 252-5221.

APRIL 9: RUTHANNE LUM McCUNN reads from her work, including Wooden Fish Songs and Moon Pearl. 7:30 pm. USF Lone Mountain, 2800 Turk Blvd., Room 141. 422-6066.

APRIL 10: Tracy Beckerley-Taguchi gives sample readings in an introduction to a TAROT class at the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. 7 ­ 9 pm. 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

APRIL 11: BART planners will present the results of a yearlong study on the cost and feasibility of building a new station at 30th and Mission streets. 6:30 pm. Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Ave. 510-287-4702.

APRIL 11: Jay Wiffgot discusses the biodiversity of Sonora at the meeting of the Golden Gate AUDOBON SOCIETY. 7 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

APRIL 12: VINCE PETERSON performs a concert at St. Philip's Church at 8 pm. 725 Diamond St. 282-0141.

APRIL 12: Gerard Jones introduces his new book, Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy Games, Superheroes, and Make-Believe Violence, at 7 pm. Cover to Cover Books, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

APRIL 13: Friends of Glen Canyon Park sponsor a SPRING FLOWER WALK in Glen Canyon Park. 10 am ­ noon. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Rec Center at Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

APRIL 13: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) holds a free "HARDSCAPING Your Garden with Recycled Materials" workshop. 10 am ­ 1 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. 285-7584.

APRIL 13: WRITERS WITH DRINKS presents readings by Kirk Read, Dana Cory, Candice Hern, Simon Sheppard, and Rudy Ruckner. 6 ­ 8 pm. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St. 861-5016.

APRIL 13 & 20: Artist LEE WALTON's "Master Class I and II" at the Sunnyside Conservatory is a workshop conducted by the Bureau of Urban Secrets. Noon ­ 3 pm. 236 Monterey Blvd. 282-4334.

APRIL 14: Learn to make DREAM HERB pouches at a workshop in the "Colors, Candles, and Stones" series by energy therapist Sue Loyd and Janice from Eye of the Day. Noon ­ 2 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 386-1452.

APRIL 14: Come celebrate COVER TO COVER'S third anniversary on Church Street, with a party featuring jugglers, balloons, cookies, and other surprises. 2­4 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

APRIL 14: The Nagano-Reiss-Hersh PIANO TRIO and guest violinists perform music by Dvorak, Schumann, and Ives. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

APRIL 14: Cellist Emil Miland, along with guest musicians Bryndon Hassman, Carey Bell, and Dawn Harms, performs works by Bridge, Kodaly, and Brahms at the SECOND SUNDAY SERIES of classical concerts at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. 5 pm. 455 Fair Oaks St. 776-7538.

APRIL 15: TAXES are due! The SPCA tries to "Take the Bite Out of Tax Day" with adoptable cats and dogs to hug at the Rincon Annex Post Office. 11 am ­ 1 pm. Steuart Street entrance. 554-3000.

APRIL 16: This is the registration deadline for the SPCA's SUMMER CAMP 2000, one-week sessions for children ages 7 to 15 who want to learn about working with animals. For information call 554-3000.

APRIL 16: Stacey Karp from California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League and Lori Nairne from the International Wages for Housework Campaign lead a discussion at the GRAY PANTHERS monthly meeting. 1 ­ 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

APRIL 16: Friends and students of DIANE DI PRIMA read from their work. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

APRIL 17: SUSAN PARKER discusses her upcoming memoir, Tumbling After, in Zyzzyva's "Amazing Women" series. 4:30 pm. Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

APRIL 18: Noe Valley author CARA BLACK will sign her latest Aimée Leduc mystery, Murder in the Sentier, at a book party at Cover to Cover Booksellers. 7 pm. 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

APRIL 17: The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 285-6043.

APRIL 19: The BELLA COSI QUARTET performs music by Shostakovich. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

APRIL 19 ­ 21: "Be Holy for I Am Holy: Creative Expressions from Within" features WORKSHOPS, worship, and Klezmer dance for all ages. Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St. Call 861-6932 for registration.

APRIL 20: EARTH DAY Plant Restoration in Glen Canyon Park with the Friends of Glen Canyon Park needs workers from 9 am ­ noon. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Rec Center at Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

APRIL 20: Seann Xenja discusses "FENG SHUI for the Home," in a free seminar sponsored by Zephyr Real Estate. 10 am ­ noon. Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St. Call 905-0255, ext. 230, for reservations.

APRIL 20: "Beyond the Pink Ribbon: Challenging the Culture of BREAST CANCER," a town meeting organized by Breast Cancer Action, features emcee Anne Lamott and keynote speaker Barbara Ehrenreich. Noon ­ 5 pm. Women's Building, 3543 18th St. 355-9988.

APRIL 20: The BOX SET DUO performs a concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 21: David Armstrong leads a BIRD WALK in Glen Canyon Park, sponsored by the Friends of Glen Canyon Park. 9 am. Meet at the picnic tables behind the Rec Center at Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

APRIL 21: The Nagano-Reiss-Hersh PIANO TRIO perform the Ravel Piano Trio and the Schumann Piano Quintet, with a special guest. 4 pm. Noe Valley Chamber Music at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 21: The New Providence Baptist Church and St. Philip's Choir and Children's Choir perform a CONCERT. 4 pm. St. Philip's Church, 725 Diamond St. 282-0141.

APRIL 23: Rebecca Nile, the BUBBLE LADY, introduces the Bubble Family to preschoolers and their families. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 24: Sarah Holmes describes "Eight HERBS You Must Know" and their uses in health care. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Co., 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

APRIL 24: POETS Genny Lim and Louise Nayer read from their work at 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

APRIL 25: HISTORIAN and tour guide Gary Holloway discusses the "Mission Era to the Gold Rush" at the monthly meeting of the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church, 750-9986.

APRIL 25: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

APRIL 25 ­ 28: PuppetLove! Festival of RADICAL PUPPETRY features marionettes, blacklight theater, humanettes, shadow puppetry, giant puppet pageantry, and a puppet slam. Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St. Call 905-5958 for a schedule of events.

APRIL 26: Singer/songwriters Charlie King and Karen Brandow perform at Noe Valley Music. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 27: A GARAGE SALE held by the S.F. Mothers of Twins Club should have twice as many bargains. 9 am ­ 3 pm. St. John of God Church, 5th Ave. at Irving. 485-5036.

APRIL 27: President of Senior PAC Bernie Rush discusses political action committees for midlife and senior women at the meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12 :15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

APRIL 27: Great GUITAR NIGHT at the Noe Valley Music Series features performances by Jim Canpilongo, Leni Stern, Will Bernard, and Adam Levy. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

APRIL 28: The sixth annual GLEN PARK FESTIVAL features live music, arts and crafts for sale, and refreshments, to benefit the Glen Park Silver Tree Summer Day Camp. 10 am ­ 5 pm. Diamond Street between Chenery and Bosworth. 835-2112.

APRIL 28: A vegetarian cooking class offers simple and tasty YOGIC RECIPES. 11 am ­ 2 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

APRIL 28: The OPEN HOUSE DANCE-IN at Rhythm and Motion Dance Center features free classes for kids and adults, including capoiera, Afro-Cuban, and self-defense. 3 ­ 7 pm. 1133 Mission St. Call 621-0643 for a schedule.

APRIL 28: Students from the S.F. Conservatory of Music perform a 7 pm CONCERT at St. Philip's Church. 725 Diamond St. 282-0141.

APRIL 30: FILMS for preschoolers age 3 to 5 include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Monty, and Good Night, Gorilla. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.