Noe Valley Voice October 2002

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The next edition of the Voice should be unfurled throughout the neighborhood on or before Nov. 1. If you'd like to publicize an event in the calendar, please let us know by Oct. 15. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may send e-mail to


SEPT. 28: Claudia McGregor gives an overview of ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, at St. Luke's. 10:30 ­ noon. Solarium Room, Cesar Chavez and Valencia. Preregistration required at 641-6465.

SEPT. 28: St. Paul's annual BLESSING OF THE PETS by Father Mario runs from 10 am to noon. Church at Valley St. 648-7538.

SEPT. 28 & 29: St. Philip's annual FESTIVAL features games, ethnic food, and entertainment, to benefit St. Philip's School. 24th and Diamond.

SEPT. 28 ­ NOV. 30: The Lola Gallery exhibits WESTERN LANDSCAPES in "3Riding the Range2." 2519 Mission St. 401-6800.

SEPT. 29: The annual Friends of Noe Valley POTLUCK PICNIC introduces new officers and board members; bring a dish to share. Noon ­ 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

SEPT. 3O, OCT. 7, 21 & 28: A four-part BASIC S.A.T. workshop preps new test-takers and helps students who scored below 1150. 6 ­ 9 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

OCT. 1: Illustrator Anita De Lucio-Brock celebrates HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH at the Mission Library, for ages 6 and up. 4 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

OCT. 1: CHESTER HARTMAN discusses his study of San Francisco's economic and political development since the 1950s, City for Sale. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

OCT. 1, 15 & 22: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 1, 15 & 29: Preschool FILMS will be shown at 10:30 am. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.

OCT. 1 ­ 31: LIVING T'AI CHI of Noe Valley offers classes in 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.

OCT. 1 ­ NOV. 19: Hospice by the Bay sponsors an eight-session PARENTAL LOSS support group on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. 1540 Market St., #350. Register at 626-5900.

OCT. 2 : CHET HELMS, founder of the 1960s communal group the Family Dog, lectures in conjunction with an exhibition, "Rock Posters from the Rock Poster Society." City Arts Gallery, City College, Visual Arts Building, Room V-117, 50 Phelan Ave.

OCT. 2: A District 8 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES DEBATE will be co-sponsored by SPUR and the Neighborhood Parks Association. 6 ­ 8 pm. Eureka/Harvey Milk Library, 3555 16th St. 554-9445.

OCT. 2 ­ 12: CHARLIE VARON performs Soup of the Day at the Marsh. Wed. and Thurs., 8 pm; Sat., 7 and 9:30 pm. 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

OCT. 2 ­ NOV. 20: JANE UNDERWOOD leads a personal essay class at the Writing Salon, "Write from Real Life." 642-9793.

OCT. 3: Folk music legend RICHIE HAVENS performs at the Cesar Chavez Student Center at S.F. State. 7:30 pm. Jack Adams Hall, 1650 Holloway Ave. 338-2444.

OCT. 4: A benefit dinner and DANCE PARTY to stop Prop. N, the "Care Not Cash" initiative, features performances by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Molotov Mouths, and the Quails. 7 pm. ILWU Hall, 255 9th St. 824-3119.

OCT. 4 ­ 6: Project Inform offers VOLUNTEER training for its national HIV/AIDS treatment hotline. Oct. 4, 5:30 ­ 9 pm; Oct. 5 and 6, 8:30 am ­ 5 pm. Preregister at 558-8669, ext. 218.

OCT. 4 ­ 27: The four weekend OPEN STUDIOS tour begins with a reception, 5 to 8:30 pm, at SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St.; Noe Valley, Castro, Mission, Glen Park, and Bernal Heights artists will be featured Oct. 12 and 13. 11 am ­ 6 pm. For information, go to

OCT. 5: Shanti's sixth annual MOTORCYCLE RIDE for Life begins at 8 am at Kilowatt, 16th and Valencia, and ends at Fifes Guest Ranch in Guerneville. To register, call Doren Martin, 674-4764.

OCT. 5: San Francisco Mothers of Twins hold their annual GARAGE SALE from 9 am to 3 pm. St. John of God Church, 5th Ave. at Irving. 876-6789.

OCT. 5: The Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association holds a HAYRIDE and sidewalk sale from 10 am to 3 pm. Hayride (on a horse-drawn wagon) begins at Walgreen's at 11 am.

OCT. 5: Jerome Franz, MD, discusses the prevention of HEART DISEASE at a community health class at St. Luke's. 10:30 am ­ noon. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6465.

OCT. 5: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers a SEED-SAVING and Vegetative Propagation workshop. 1 ­ 3 pm. Crissy Field, Building 603, Mason and Halleck. Preregistration is required, at 561-7752.

OCT. 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE's first annual Big Bark in Dolores Park features folk and blues music, food, and adoptable dogs. 1 ­ 5 pm. 642-4786.

OCT. 5: "GRAPES Aloud!" a public reading of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, features local writers and actors. 1 ­ 3 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

OCT. 5 & 6: "REGGAE in the Park," a benefit for Global Exchange, will have music, ethnic food, and colorful crafts. 11 am ­ 6 pm. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park. For tickets and information, call Global Exchange at 648-8068.

OCT. 6: The CASTRO STREET FAIR features arts, crafts, food, music, and fun. 11 am ­ 6 pm. For volunteer opportunities, call 701-9455.

OCT. 6 : The annual BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS at Bethany United Methodist Church welcomes all species of animal companions. 11 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

OCT. 6 & 13: CITY GUIDES offers a walk through West Portal, once the site of Adolph Sutro's ranch. 10 am. Call 557-4266 for information.

OCT. 7: The STONESTOWN STROLLERS holds a one-hour fitness walk for new mothers, and a free forum on the best ways to use a baby sling, led by California Pacific Medical Center. 8:30 ­ 10 am. Meet at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in Stonestown Galleria, 19th Ave. at Winston Drive. 759-2600.

OCT. 7: "NOCTURNES: Fort Mason and Environs" features the night photography of Noe Valley residents Tim Baskerville, Marc Babstein, Carol Henry, and Lance Keimig; a night photography workshop will be held Oct. 18 ­ 20. Fort Mason, 441-3400.

OCT. 9 : A BLOOD DRIVE at the UCSF Blood Center runs from 11 am to 3:30 pm. Chancellor's Conference Room, 3333 California St. 353-8789.

OCT. 9: Professor of Clinical Periodontistry Randal Rowland discusses "Keeping Your TEETH for a Lifetime," in a UCSF Brown Bag Lecture. 12:10 ­ 1 pm. Health Sciences West , Room 300, 513 Parnassus Ave. 476-6547.

OCT. 9: Non-partisan CANDIDATES AND ISSUES Night, sponsored by the Friends of Noe Valley and other local groups, features District 8 supervisorial candidates and representatives from the Prop. A, N, O, and R campaigns. 7 pm. Alvarado School Auditorium, 625 Douglass St. 282-4334.

OCT. 9 ­ DEC. 4: The Randall Museum gives DOCENT TRAINING on nine Wednesday evenings, 6 ­ 8:30 pm. 199 Museum Way. Register by Oct. 1 at 554-9600.

OCT. 10: ZEDD FINE ARTS Gallery hosts a fundraiser for Pink Triangle Park and Memorial, in remembrance of gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi regime during World War II. 5:30 ­ 7:30 pm. 493 Sanchez St. 621-4055.

OCT. 10 ­ 27: Hot Pants Homo Players performs "LAVENDER LOCKEROOM" at Theater Rhinoceros. Thurs. ­ Sat. 8 pm; Sun. 7 pm. 2926 16th St. 861-5079.

OCT. 12: The Parker Guest House, Supervisor Mark Leno, and the 2223 Restaurant and Bar sponsor a FALL LUNCHEON in the Parker House gardens to benefit the S.F. AIDS and breast cancer funds; live music played by the Knutson Quartet. 1 ­ 5 pm. 520 Church St. 621-3222.

OCT. 12: An ART OPENING at Chatter Box features work by Leila Fakouri, Pattie Gerrie, Mauricia Gandara, Emily Miller, and Bucky Swisher. 2 ­ 6 pm. 1195A Church St. 647-0900.

OCT. 12: Zygmunt Strzep, ORGAN VIRTUOSO from Poland, performs works of Bach, Borowski, and Cracoviensis. 5 pm. The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, 1661 15th St. 861-1436.

OCT. 12: BOX SET DUO performs a folk-rock concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry. 8:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

OCT. 13: FAMILY FEST 2002, organized by Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, features games and crafts, live entertainment, and childcare resources. Noon ­ 4 pm. Golden Gate Park Concourse. 239-0161.

OCT. 13: Representatives from the Working Group on Marriage discuss civil marriage for same-sex couples at the PFLAG support group meeting. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

OCT. 13: ORGANIST Paul Ellison plays music by J.S. Bach, Buxtehunde, Liszt, Brahms, and Verdi. 5 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

OCT. 13, 20 & 27: "Anglican Perspectives on DEATH and Dying" explores theological, liturgical, and practical issues. 10 ­10:50 am. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

OCT. 14 : PHILIP GLASS discusses the use of his music in films with Dean Suzuki. 1 pm. Knuth Hall, S.F. State University, 19th Ave. and Holloway. 338-2467.

OCT. 14 : The 14th annual GOLF AND TENNIS Tournament benefits St. Luke's Cardiac Care Center; silent and live auctions, and a cocktail reception and dinner are offered. 10:30 am ­ 7 pm. Lake Merced Golf Club. For information call 641-6555.

OCT. 14: A FLAMENCO BASS participatory workshop with Mariano Martos demonstrates techniques in different styles. 7:30 ­ 10 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.

OCT. 15 & 27: The deadline for entries in the City of San Francisco and Norcal Waste Systems RECYCLED FASHION CONTEST is Oct. 15; call Nature by Design Trade Show at 554-7755 for an application. The contest will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, with prizes, live music, environmentally friendly product booths, and hands-on workshops. 1:30 ­ 3 pm. S.F. City Hall.

OCT. 16: CARTOONIST Keith Knight, creator of the K Chronicles, talks and shows slides, in "Fear of a Black Marker." 7 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.

OCT. 17: Integral Yoga Institute holds a Blindfolded Hatha Yoga WORKSHOP from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.

OCT. 18 ­ 27 : The BETHANY THEATRE Project performs the off-Broadway musical revue about love and relationships Starting Here, Starting Now. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

OCT. 19: Sharon Art Studio in Golden Gate Park holds an OPEN HOUSE, fundraising sale, and silent auction featuring pottery, glass, jewelry, drawings, and paintings. 11 am ­ 5 pm. 753-7005.

OCT. 19: "A Night Under the Stars," St. Paul's gala DINNER DANCE to benefit the church's retrofit fund, begins with a silent auction at 4 pm, dinner at 8, a live auction, and dancing from 9:30 pm. Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave. 648-7538.

OCT. 19: BLUEGRASS/country fiddler Laurie Lewis joins guitarist Nina Gerber in concert. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

OCT. 19 & 26: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and fingerplays; on Oct. 26 come in costume and enjoy refreshments. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 20: The Victorian Alliance's annual fall HOUSE TOUR shows restored historic homes in the Duboce Triangle area. Noon ­ 5 pm. 826-1437.

OCT. 20: PORTUGUESE FADO singer Cristina Branco performs at the Brava Theater Center, formerly the York Theater. 2 and 7 pm. Brava! For Women in the Arts, 2789 24th St. 647-2822.

OCT. 21: Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC's gala opening concert features pianist Jake Heggie, singers from Beach Blanket Babylon, S.F. Opera star Kristen Clayton, and cellist Emil Miland. Silent auction and champagne reception begins 6 pm; concert 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

OCT. 22: The S.F. SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS' annual "Back to School Lunch" will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin St. Francis Hotel. 11:30 am. 749-3700.

OCT. 23: Word for Word performs the GRIMMS' FAIRY TALE Hans, My Hedgehog. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.

OCT. 23: Cynthia Belew leads a class, "Menopause and Beyond," spotlighting HERBS that promote physical and mental health. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

OCT. 24: Cascada de Flores takes preschoolers on a trip through MEXICO in song and dance. 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 24: The Sanchez Hypnosis Studio's OPEN HOUSE features information, food, and prizes including free hypnosis sessions. 5 ­ 8 pm. 1423A Sanchez St. 385-8382.

OCT. 24: Stephen J. Botti discusses and signs his book An Illustrated Flora of YOSEMITE National Park. 7 ­ 9 pm. Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316, ext. 354.

OCT. 24: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS' monthly meeting is at 7:30 pm, at the Upper Noe Recreation Center at Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.

OCT. 24 & 30: The LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS sponsors an assessor-recorder forum on Thursday, Oct. 24, and a Community College Board candidates forum on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 4:30 ­ 5:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

OCT. 26: The fifth annual BOO AT THE ZOO features a haunted nature trail, a creepy crawler presentation at the Insect Zoo, and pumpkin treats for the animals. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 1 Zoo Road, off Sloat. 753-7081.

OCT. 26: "DEATH and Dying" will be discussed by Christa Williams, MSW, at Hospice by the Bay, at the meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location and information.

OCT. 26: A march and rally, "STOP THE WAR Against Iraq," begins at 11 am in Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero BART. 821-6545.

OCT. 26: The annual HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL and 65th Birthday Bash at the Randall Museum features "creepy crafts, fiendish face painting, and ghoulishly goofy party games" for kids 2 through 12 and their families. 11 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way, 554-9600.

OCT. 29: FILMS for preschoolers age 3 to 5 include Alligator All Around, Harry the Dirty Dog, and Little Girl and the Gunny Wolf. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

OCT. 30: Learn about charms, candle magic, and how herbs and oils can be used in spell work in an HERBAL CHARMS workshop led by Inanna Hazel. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

OCT. 31: The soothsayers say Hoffman Avenue between 22nd and 25th streets will be transformed into "HOFFMAN THE HAUNTED STREET" from 6 to 8 pm. Children, beware.

OCT. 31 ­ NOV. 2: "Buddha's Delight 3," a Buddhist-inspired ARTS FESTIVAL, includes film, music, dance, lectures, and rituals. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 282-2018.

NOV. 5: It's ELECTION DAY. Get out there and vote for District 8 supervisor and all those propositions. Polls open from 7 am to 8 pm. 554-4375.