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AUG. 31: The first-ever GAMES NIGHT at the Noe Valley Ministry features Scrabble, charades, and Pictionary, among others, plus refreshments. 1021 Sanchez St. 285-7706 or 282-2317.
AUG. 31 SEPT. 2: Noe Valley artist SARAH JANE HASSLER will be among the exhibitors at the Kings Mountain Art Fair. 10 am 5 pm. Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd. 650-851-2710.
SEPT. 2 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.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am noon, at Douglass Park. 773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
SEPT. 3 8, 12 15 & 24 29: RENO performs her one-woman show, "Rebel Without a Pause," a firsthand account of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. 8 pm. Brava! For Women in the Arts, 2789 24th St. 647-2822.
SEPT. 3, 10, 17 & 24: 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.
SEPT. 4: Conrad Susa discusses Richard Strauss' OPERA Ariadne auf Naxos. Noon. Main Library, Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.
SEPT. 4 15: The FRINGE FESTIVAL includes Mercilee Jenkins' solo performance, Menopause and Desire, Sept. 12 to 14, 8:30 pm, at the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 673-3847.
SEPT. 5: MUSICIAN Joyce Cauthen signs and reads from her book With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow: A History of Old-Time Fiddling in America; and the Alabama old-time string band Red Mountain White Trash performs. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
SEPT. 5: "CREATIVITY as a Spiritual Practice," an eight-week Thursday evening group, uses the arts for self-discovery. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Registration is required at 789-7376.
SEPT. 5 & 12: Come to an introductory SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE party on Sept. 5. Classes featuring jigs, reels, and strathspeys start on Sept. 12. 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.
SEPT. 5 OCT. 5: Hairstory, a MUSICAL REVUE "about people and their hair," combines gospel, soul, jazz, and pop music. Wed. Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 7 pm. Theater Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. 861-5079.
SEPT. 5 OCT. 13: Blue Room Gallery exhibits ARTWORK by Marilyn Rodriguez, Christopher Stout, and Paul Mahder. Reception, Sept. 5, 6 9 pm. 2331 Mission St. 282-8411.
SEPT. 6 & 7: Fat Chance BELLY DANCE performs "Beledi, Rhythms of the Urban Village." Fri. & Sat., 7:30 pm; Sat. matinee, 2 pm. Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St. 431-4322.
SEPT. 7: LIFELINE Screening offers stroke, arterial disease, and osteoporosis screenings. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Registration is required at 1-800-407-4557.
SEPT. 7: The Randall Museum offers a ZEN ROCK GARDEN workshop from 1 to 4 pm. 199 Museum Way, 554-9600.
SEPT. 7: An ORIGAMI CLUB for all ages at the Bernal Heights Library begins at 2 pm. 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
SEPT. 7: The WRITING SALON's End-of-Summer-Session Potluck Party and Reading features "schmoozing and eating." 673 Moultrie St. 642-9793.
SEPT. 7: An Eastern INDIAN MUSIC party at Club Galia features Bhangra/ Hindi, hip-hop, and '70s and '80s American music. 9:30 pm. 2565 Mission St. 970-9777.
SEPT. 8: The Sisters of PERPETUAL INDULGENCE will be the focus of the monthly meeting of PFLAG support group. 2 3 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
SEPT. 8: The second annual "Bar-be-que by the Bay" to benefit Lyon-Martin WOMEN'S HEALTH services includes a silent auction, music, horseshoes, and volleyball. 2 6 pm. The Log Cabin in the Presidio. 565-7667.
SEPT. 11: St. Paul's Catholic Church holds an 8:30 am mass and a second PRAYER SERVICE at 11 am, in commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001. 221 Valley St. 648-7538.
SEPT. 11: The Church at San Francisco offers a spiritual tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, led by Pastor Joe Bell. 8:45 am. 1596 Church St. 642-0302.
SEPT. 11: "9/11: A Service of REMEMBRANCE" at Bethany United Methodist Church will be a time for somber reflection and worship. Noon. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
SEPT. 11: The San Francisco Symphony performs a free OUTDOOR CONCERT to commemorate the Sept. 11 anniversary, featuring music by Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. 6 pm. Yerba Buena Gardens. 864-6000.
SEPT. 11: Rev. Rosa Lee Harden presides at a MEMORIAL EUCHARIST at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. 6:30 pm. 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.
SEPT. 11: The Noe Valley Ministry remembers the anniversary of the terrorist attacks with an OPEN WORSHIP SERVICE with live music, prayers, and readings. 7 9 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
SEPT. 11: A poetry reading for PEACE features Diane Di Prima, David Meltzer, and contrabassist Dartanyan Brown. 7 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
SEPT. 11: The Congregation of Sha'ar Zahav holds an INTERFAITH MEMORIAL at 7 pm. 290 Dolores St. 861-6932.
SEPT. 11 DEC. 11: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners' three-month gardening and composting EDUCATOR TRAINING program begins. Saturdays, 10 am 4 pm, and seven Wednesday night sessions. Apply by Sept. 4. 285-7584.
SEPT. 12: The topic at the general meeting of the FRIENDS of Noe Valley is board elections. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 821-4087.
SEPT. 12: FILMS for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, Let's Give Kitty a Bath, and Most Wonderful Egg. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 13 23: Liz Worthy exhibits CERAMICS at Ruby's Clay Studio. Reception, Sept. 14, 6 9 pm; open daily, 9:30 am 7 pm. 552A Noe St. 558-9819.
SEPT. 14: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and fingerplay. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 14: Noe Valley HISTORY DAY features a photo exhibit, chats with oldtimers, a film recounting the 1906 earthquake, and a 2 pm circus arts and magic performance. 1 5 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 14: The MANRING/KASSIN/ DARTER trio performs a concert to celebrate the release of their first CD, Scatter. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
SEPT. 15: "The War on Terrorism's War on CIVIL LIBERTIES" will be considered in an open discussion moderated by Randall Lyman, co-chair of the Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books and Records, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
SEPT. 16: A YOGA FOR MENOPAUSE workshop offers practices to strengthen the body and calm the mind. 6 8 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
SEPT. 16: Rev. Gilbert Shaheen Al-Bazi, pastor of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church ministering to refugees in Basrah, IRAQ, speaks at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7:30 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
SEPT. 17: The SF Lesbian/Gay FREEDOM BAND performs "When the Stars Begin to Fall," a concert in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 8:15 pm. Bethany Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.
SEPT. 18: Consultant Susan Christy discusses "How to Say No and Deliver Bad News," in a UCSF Brown Bag Lecture. 12:10 1 pm. Health Sciences West, Room 300, 513 Parnassus Ave. 476-6547.
SEPT. 18: OPERA PICCOLA Small Works Theater Company performs Chac the Rain Spirit: A Mayan Folk Tale. 4 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.
SEPT. 18: District 8 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES will speak at the Noe Valley Democratic Club's general endorsement meeting for the upcoming elections. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.
SEPT. 19: An ART AUCTION benefits the Coalition on Homelessness. Reception, 5:30 pm; auction, 7 pm. SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. 346-3740.
SEPT. 19: The annual Autumn Magic DINNER AND DANCE GALA sponsored by On Lok's 30th Street Senior Center begins at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:30 and dancing to Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band from 8 to 10:30 pm. La Union Española, 2850 Alemany Blvd. 292-8732.
SEPT. 20: A HARVEST MOON WALK at Strybing Arboretum explores the traditions of Japanese moon viewing; bring binoculars and flashlights. 7:15 9 pm. Meet at the Main Gate, Golden Gate Park. 661-1316, ext. 307.
SEPT. 20 22: "A Taste of GREECE" features traditional delicacies, live bouzouki music and dancing, and cultural exhibits. Fri. and Sat., 11 am 10 pm; Sun., noon 10 pm. Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia St. 864-8000.
SEPT. 20 22: The San Francisco ALTERNATIVE ART Venues Showcase exhibits the work of 35 artists from galleries including Noe Art Space and Chatterbox. 6 11 pm. Fine Arts du Jour, 672 Valencia St. 370-1993.
SEPT. 20 22: Paufve Dance performs In Exhale, new and repertory DANCE works. 8 pm. Dance Mission Theater, 24th and Mission St. 273-4633.
SEPT. 21: A COMMUNITY MEETING sponsored by the S.F. Library and the Friends of Noe Valley discusses proposed improvements to the Noe Valley Sally Brunn Library. 9:30 11 am. 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
SEPT. 21: The S.F. Bicycle Coalition hosts a BIKE TOUR of Golden Gate Park. 11 am 1 pm. Meet at the McLaren Lodge at Fell and Stanyan. 431-BIKE.
SEPT. 21: OPEN GARDEN DAY at the Noe Valley Library celebrates 22 years of gardening at the site with a tour and refreshments on the deck. 11 am 4 pm. 451 Jersey St. 826-0522.
SEPT. 21: IVAN E. COYOTE reads from his books Close to Spider Man and One Man's Trash at 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
SEPT. 23: The STONESTOWN STROLLERS, cosponsored by Noe Valley Strollers , will cover a one-mile course, using the stroller for resistance to "help Mommy get back in shape." Weekly, beginning Monday, Sept. 23, 8:30 10 am. Meet at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in Stonestown Galleria, 19th Ave. at Winston Drive. 759-2600.
SEPT. 23: The Odd Mondays series features a presentation by Soka Gakkai International, a NICHIREN BUDDHIST association. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
SEPT. 25: The Bernal Heights Book Groupies BOOK CLUB, for grades 6 through 8, will discuss Lemony Snicket's The Hostile Hospital. 3:30 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave. 695-5160.
SEPT. 26: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm, at the Upper Noe Recreation Center at Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.
SEPT. 27: The first-ever CAR-FREE DAY, urged by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition, will close Montgomery Street to cars between 10 am and 2 pm. 431-BIKE.
SEPT. 27: "Tuning to the COSMIC SOUND" involves chanting the sacred mantram Om Hreem Namah Sivaya, to bring out the universal vibration. 7:30 9:45 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
SEPT. 28: Claudia McGregor gives an overview of ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE at St. Luke's Hospital. 10:30 noon. Solarium Room, Cesar Chavez and Valencia. Preregistration required at 641-6465.
SEPT. 28: "Changing Perceptions of TIME" will be discussed by Marita Grudzen from the Stanford Geriatric Center, at the meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location and information.
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. 29: Film clips, live music, and a raffle are featured at a fundraiser for completion of the film The WILD PARROTS of Telegraph Hill. 2:45 5:15 pm. Moose's Restaurant, 1652 Stockton St. 441-0503.
OCT. 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE's first annual "Big Bark in Dolores Park" features folk and blues, food, and adoptable dogs. 1 5 pm. Dolores between 19th and 20th. 642-4786.
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