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MARCH 29: The JAMESTOWN JAM 2003 features funk and disco revue Divalicious and deejay Asti Spumanti to benefit the Jamestown Community Center. 9 pm 2 am. Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway. 647-4709.
MARCH 30: The third annual CESAR E. CHAVEZ PARADE and festival features Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers. Parade begins Market and Second Street at 11 am and proceeds to Civic Center; festival 1 5 pm. 440-8502.
APRIL 1, 8 & 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.
APRIL 1 30: 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.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am noon, at Douglass Park, 27th and Douglass. 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857.
APRIL 1 MAY 18: Birds Nest Arts presents "Flower Power," an exhibit of OIL PAINTINGS by Melissa Yarbrough. Reception Thursday, April 24, 6 9 pm. Castro Computer Gallery Space, 1320 Castro St. 577-8195.
APRIL 2: Of Spirits and Healing by Dr. Paul Linde is the focus of a BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP at the Noe Valley Ministry. 6:15 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
APRIL 2: The Friends of Noe Valley and the East & West of Castro Club co-sponsor a discussion about the proposed DEVELOPMENT at 3953 24th St. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-4334.
APRIL 2: Max Dashu gives a SLIDE-SHOW, "Goddess Cosmologies," examining the global mother essence and divine law. 7 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.
APRIL 3: Check out the 22nd annual Bay Area BOOK REVIEWER AWARDS, co-sponsored by Poetry Flash. 5 8 pm. Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room and Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 989-1616.
APRIL 3 & 10: The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)needs help at the San Francisco FOOD BANK from 10 am noon. 731-3335.
APRIL 5: Friends of Dolores Park hosts a WORK PARTY to clean and beautify the grounds. 9 am noon. 753-7265.
APRIL 5: The Greenbelt Alliance sponsors a HIKING TOUR of the "seven green islands" in the city: Corona Heights, Tank Hill, Twin Peaks, Mt. Davidson, Glen Canyon, and McLaren Park. 9:30 am 5 pm. 255-3233.
APRIL 5: Noe Valley author Michael Castleman signs copies of his first MYSTERY, The Lost Gold of San Francisco. Denise Osborne, author of three mysteries, will discuss her latest, Designed to Kill. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 5: The Manring Kassin Darter trio performs a CONCERT at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
APRIL 5 & 26: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
APRIL 6: A SLING CLASS at Natural Resources offers tips on baby carriers. 12:30 2 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
APRIL 6: Swami Vidyananda leads a workshop in STRESS MANAGEMENT techniques. 1 5 pm. Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
APRIL 6: James Lick's SILENT AUCTION benefits the middle school's arts program and student trips. 5 7:30 pm. SomArts, 934 Brannan St. 282-6568.
APRIL 6: CHARLIE VARON performs "Oh My G-d, Jewish Humor for Troubled Times," a benefit for Or Shalom. 7 pm. Brava Theater Center, 24th & York. 242-9992.
APRIL 6: The Apple Hill Chamber Players performs classical music in a "PLAYING FOR PEACE" tour. 8 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 647-6015.
APRIL 7: Meet DENISE HAMILTON, author of The Jasmine Trade and Sugar Skull, mysteries set in Southern California. 4 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 7: ODD MONDAYS at the Noe Valley Ministry features a discussion with Phoebe McAfee, weaver and director of Gallery Sanchez, and writer Richard Van Kooy. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
APRIL 7, 14, 21 & 28: A four-part basic SAT WORKSHOP can help students who scored lower than 1150 on the test. 6 9 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Preregister at 355-2800.
APRIL 8: The New College of California School of Law offers a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St., 2nd floor. 241-1300.
APRIL 10: Elizabeth Goldstein, manager of the city's Recreation and Park Department, discusses plans for neighborhood PARK improvements at the Friends of Noe Valley general meeting. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-4334.
APRIL 10: A SUN SALUTATION workshop at Integral Yoga Institute runs from 7:30 to 9 pm. 770 Dolores St. 821-1117.
APRIL 11: Michael Connelly unveils his newest Harry Bosch MYSTERY, Last Night. 13 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 12: The Gay and Lesbian Sierrans do HABITAT RESTORATION at Fort Baker. Meet 9:15 am at the parking lot between the parade grounds and the Discovery Museum; bring rugged gear, water, and lunch. 586-4114.
APRIL 12: The Library holds a book-signing and publication party for the photographic record of INSCRIPTIONS at the Old Public Library of San Francisco. 1 to 3 pm. Main Library, Skylight Gallery, 100 Larkin St. 989-1616.
APRIL 12: Portola Valley author JOHN BILLHEIMER will sign copies of Drybone Hollow. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 12: Soprano Greta Larson and pianist Stephen Damonte perform a CLASSICAL CONCERT with guest artists J.D. Hagen on flute and soprano Maria West. 8 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.
APRIL 12: The ANTONIO CALOGERO Group performs at the Noe Valley Music Series. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
APRIL 12 & 13: Members of Friends of Glen Canyon Park lead a Saturday wildflower walk and a Sunday BIRD WALK. Meet at 10 am at the Glen Park Rec Center, Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.
APRIL 13: Ray Kesler, librarian for PFLAG San Francisco, celebrates his 80th birthday with stories of his life. 2 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.
APRIL 13: Bird and Beckett hosts a CAFE BABAR Poetry Scene Reunion at 3 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
APRIL 13: The Del Sol Quartet performs with pianist Eva Maria Zimmerman at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.
APRIL 13: Tenor Colby Roberts performs a concert of SACRED MUSIC by Britten, Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Ives, and Copland. 5 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.
APRIL 15: The Gray Panthers hosts a discussion of Muni fare increases and instant runoff voting, with union activist/Muni bus driver Ellen Murray and political activist Eileen Hanson. 12:30 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.
APRIL 15: Meet JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING, author of the award-winning In the Bleak Midwinter. (Her newest book is A Fountain Filled with Blood.) 5 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 15: The Ingleside Station hosts a POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING for residents of the area south of Cesar Chavez. 7 pm. 630 Valencia St. 1 Sgt. John Young Lane. 404-4000.
APRIL 15: A KNITTING BEE with the Shizknits teaches basic skills on a hat pattern. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
APRIL 17: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav celebrates a community PASSOVER SEDER. 6:30 pm. Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, 1500 Van Ness Ave. Reservations required: call 861-6932.
APRIL 18 MAY 31: The reception for an exhibit of local TEEN ARTWORK called "Teen Talent in the 'Hood" will be held April 27, 2 4 pm. Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
APRIL 19: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) offers a workshop to create MUSHROOM GARDENS. 1 4 pm. Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton. Preregister at 255-4493.
APRIL 19: Noe Valley author CARA BLACK will sign copies of her latest Aimée Leduc novel, Murder in the Bastille. 24 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 20: ALAN GORDON, author of the historical Jester series, will be on hand to sign his new release, Widow of Jerusalem. 2 pm. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 20: EASTER SUNDAY.
APRIL 21: Orli Bein and Nora Khouri, members of the PALESTINE/JEWISH Living Room Dialogue Group, are guests of the Odd Mondays program at the Noe Valley Ministry. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.
APRIL 21: Jim Nisbet, author of the neo-noir Price of a Ticket, and legendary Dutch author Janwillem Van De Wetering, author of the classic Grijpstra and De Gier MYSTERIES, will sign their books. Call for times. San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 4175 24th St. 282-7444.
APRIL 22: EARTH DAY.
APRIL 22 MAY 13: The Mission YMCA offers YOGA for children ages 4 to 6 from 8 to 8:45 am on Tuesdays, and cooking for 7- to 10-year-olds from 3 to 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.
APRIL 23: St. Luke's Hospital celebrates its first annual FOUNDER'S DAY with a cocktail reception and blessing of the new Donor Wall by Bishop William E. Swing. 4:30 7 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez, 1st floor. 641-6555.
APRIL 23: Julia Fischer will discuss essential oils for HOLISTIC SKIN CARE from 7 to 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.
APRIL 24: A BOOK group for adults will discuss Amsterdam by Ian McEwan. 4 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland St. 695-5160.
APRIL 24: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm at Upper Noe Rec Center. Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.
APRIL 24 MAY 15: The Mission YMCA offers INDOOR GOLF for kids 5 to 11. Thurs., 3:15 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.
APRIL 24 MAY 22: The Mission YMCA holds HIP-HOP AEROBICS for adults, Thursdays, 6:15 7:15 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. Register at 452-7574.
APRIL 25: "April in Paris," a JAZZ / BOOK PARTY at Bird and Beckett, features the Chuck Peterson Trio and readings from French literature. 7 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
APRIL 25 MAY 4: NATIONAL DANCE WEEK includes over 200 Bay Area events, beginning with a kickoff party Fri., April 25, 7 pm, at the Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St., and a mini-performance by the Joe Goode Group on Tues., April 29, 7 pm, at the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. For a complete schedule, call 561-1433.
APRIL 26: Thomas Wang leads a Corona Heights wildflower and INSECT WALK, sponsored by the Rec and Park Department. 9 10 am. Meet in front of the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 621-3260.
APRIL 26: SPRING FESTIVAL at the Randall Museum introduces the new Outdoor Learning Environment with an 11 am dedication ceremony, entertainment, games, and snacks. 10 am 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
APRIL 26: Humorist GLORIA NORTH performs "Don't Get Old, Get Outrageous" at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League. 10:30 am 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.
APRIL 26: BREAST CANCER ACTION sponsors a town meeting, "Coming Together: Moving from Illness to Activism," featuring workshops and speakers. 12:30 5 pm. Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Oakland. 243-9301.
APRIL 26: Word for Word theater company presents stories by SANDRA CISNEROS for ages 6 through adults. 3 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
APRIL 26: The San Francisco Lesbian/ Gay FREEDOM BAND celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert, sing-along, and historical memorabilia. 7 pm. Everett Middle School Auditorium, 450 Church St. 255-1355.
APRIL 26: Glen Velez and the West Coast FRAMEDRUM Ensemble perform a concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
APRIL 27: The seventh annual GLEN PARK FESTIVAL includes live music, arts and crafts vendors, a raffle, and children's programs. 10 am 5 pm. Diamond Street between Chenery and Bosworth. 835-2112.
APRIL 27: The Rec and Park Department holds a BUTTERFLY gardening workshop in Precita Park. 10:30 am noon. Sign up at 753-7274.
APRIL 27: The Great City Guides HISTORY HUNT leads sleuths along the old Barbary Coast. 1 5 pm; sign up at 12:30 pm. Advance registration required at 557-4266.
APRIL 27: Walker Brents hosts an open reading of the works of poet ARTHUR RIMBAUD. 4:30 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.
APRIL 29: FILMS for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include Frog Goes to Dinner, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Little Blue and Little Yellow. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.
APRIL 29: A POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING at Mission Station, covering the area north of Cesar Chavez, begins at 6 pm. 630 Valencia St. 558-5400.
APRIL 30: Natural Resources offers a child and INFANT CPR class. 6:30 9:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.
APRIL 30: Diana Shpiel-o-rama, aka Diana Naparst, tells TALES and performs tricks for kids 3 to 7. 6:30 pm. Glen Park Library, 653 Chenery St. 337-4740.
APRIL 30: POETS Forrest Hamer and Suzanne Lummis read from their work, in honor of National Poetry Month. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.