Noe Valley Voice May 2003


NOW: "Mom's Time Out," an eight-week SUPPORT GROUP for mothers, is forming in Noe Valley. Thurs., 10 am ­ noon. For info, call 970-0909.

MAY 1 ­ 22: Birds Nest Art presents "Night Vision," OIL PAINTINGS by Diane Rollins-Feissel. Reception May 15, 6 to 9 pm. Castro Computer Gallery Space, 1320 Castro St. 577-8195.

MAY 1 ­ 28: Artist/teacher ELLEN CHESNUT exhibits "Just Prints" at the Diamond Corner Cafe. 751 Diamond St. 282-9551.

MAY 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.

MAY 1 ­ 31: Integral Yoga Institute offers drop-in HATHA YOGA CLASSES, 770 Dolores St. For a schedule, call 821-1117.

MAY 1 ­ 31: "Teen Talent in the 'Hood" features ARTWORK by young local talents. Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 282-2317.

MAY 2: A student ART EXHIBIT, "Telling Our Own Stories/Estas Son Nuestras Historias," includes a reception for the artists from 5 to 8 pm. James Lick Middle School art studio, Room 18, 1220 Noe St. 695-5675.

MAY 3: An OPEN HOUSE at the Mission Library celebrates its fifth anniversary in the remodeled building, with readings, dance, music, historical photos, and refreshments. Noon ­ 5 pm. 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

MAY 3 & 4: The 12th annual OPEN STUDIOS at Hunters Point Shipyards features the work of 150 artists. 11 am ­ 6 pm. 387-5936.

MAY 3 & 4: AUDITIONS for a teen summer musical theater workshop performing Bernstein's On the Town are open to singers, dancers, and actors, ages 13 through 18. 1 ­ 4 pm. Harvey Milk Center, 50 Scott St. 554-9523.

MAY 4: Rocket DOG RESCUE will be stationed in front of Zephyr Real Estate with some very good pups who need homes. Noon ­ 4 pm. 4040 24th St. (between Castro and Noe). 642-4786.

MAY 4: A weekly BOOK GROUP at Bethany United Methodist Church discusses Joe Dominguez's Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence. Sundays at 9:45 am. 1268 Sanchez St. 647-8393.

MAY 4: "An Evening in Cuba," featuring Orquestra Aragon, is a fundraising gala for CARNAVAL. 7 pm. Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission St. 920-0125, ext. 4.

MAY 5: WORD FOR WORD theater company performs selections from The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek for teens and adults. 6:30 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 695-5090.

MAY 5 ­ JUNE 2: ImagiKnit offers a four-session KNITTING 101 class Mondays, May 5, 12 & 19, and June 2, 7 to 9 pm; and Saturdays, May 10 to 31, 9 to 11 am. 3897 18th St. 621-6642.

MAY 6, 13 & 27: Preschool STORY TIME, a read-aloud program for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 7: A SENIOR HOUSING project on 24th Street will be one of the topics at a joint meeting of Friends of Noe Valley and the East & West of Castro Street Improvement Club. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 647-3753.

MAY 7 ­ JULY 2: Abigail Reagan teaches a CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION class. Wed., 7 ­ 9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MAY 8: California Secretary of State KEVIN SHELLEY holds a public hearing to discuss the new mandates of the Help America Vote Act of 2002. 1 ­ 4 pm. SF LGBT Center, second-floor Rainbow Room, 1800 Market St. 557-0171.

MAY 9 ­ 18: Young People's Teen Musical Theater performs BIG, THE MUSICAL. Fri. and Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Randall Theater, 199 Museum Way. 554-9523.

MAY 10: The Fair Oaks Neighbors Flea Market and STREET FAIR features "fun, food, antiques, and junque," on Fair Oaks Street from 21st to 26th. 9 am ­ 4 pm. Rain date is May 17. 401-0110.

MAY 10: "Spring Into Motion, San Francisco!" is a free introduction to the FELDENKREIS Method. 9:30 am ­ 5 pm. Synergy School, 1387 Valencia St. 681-4079.

MAY 10: A CEMETERY TOUR sponsored by the S.F. Bicycle Coalition visits sites in the city. Meet at 10 am in front of the new Asian Art Museum, McAllister & Larkin. 431-BIKE.

MAY 10: A STREET SALE on the 500 block of Elizabeth Street runs from 10 am to 3 pm.

MAY 10: Learn about advances in eye care in a lecture at St. Luke's Hospital, "The AGING EYE." 10:30 am ­ noon. Griffin Room, 3555 Cesar Chavez St. Preregistration required: 641-6465.

MAY 10: "Mom's Afternoon Out" at Bethany United Methodist Church offers CRAFT TIME and games for kids. 2 ­ 4 pm. 1268 Sanchez St. Register by May 6 at 647-8393.

MAY 10: CARA BLACK, creator of the Aimée Leduc mystery series, will sign books and talk about the quartiers of Paris. 2 ­ 4 pm. Cover to Cover Booksellers, 3812 24th St. 282-8080.

MAY 10: The San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners offers a Mother's Day GIFT WORKSHOP, "From Mother Earth to Mom." 2 ­ 4 :30 pm. Crissy Field Center, Building 603, in the Presidio at Mason & Halleck. Preregister: 561-7752.

MAY 11: The Triangle TAI KWON DO Club gives a martial arts demonstration at the monthly meeting of PFLAG. 2 ­ 4 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

MAY 11: Contralto Delia Voitoff-Baumann performs a RECITAL, "Songs of Love and Longing," by Glinka, Brahms, Lotti, and Heggie. 5 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

MAY 13: 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. 241-1300.

MAY 13: The DOCUMENTARY FILM The Case of the Legless Veteran: James Kutcher, about political persecution during the McCarthy era, is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Howard Petrick. 7 pm. Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland St. 695-5160.

MAY 13: KATE BRAVERMAN discusses her new novel, Palm Latitudes, and reads from The Incantation of Frida K. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

MAY 13 & 18: The Golden Gate Men's Chorus performs a concert, "J.S. BACH: Cantatas and Other Works." May 13, 8 pm; May 18, 5 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 370 Dolores St. 808-9289.

MAY 13 ­ JUNE 5: The Mission YMCA offers FLAG FOOTBALL for kids 3 to 5. Tues., 11:15 am ­ noon; Thurs., 3: ­ 3:45 pm. Douglass Playground. Register at 452-7574.

MAY 14: The Mission YMCA celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the 150th anniversary of the YMCA organization with an OPEN HOUSE. 4080 Mission St. 586-6900.

MAY 14: Kathleen Harrison discusses "PLANTS AND PEOPLE: a Global Journey," examining the practical and spiritual uses of flora. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

MAY 15: BIKE TO WORK DAY includes free morning coffee and treats at energizer stations; plus a "Bike Away from Work" party at the Mission club 26Mix, 6 to 9 pm. Call 431-BIKE or visit for info.

MAY 17: Friends of GLEN CANYON PARK welcomes volunteers to join a work party in habitat restoration. For info, call 584-8576.

MAY 17: Noe Valley resident Sharon Moore leads a WALKING TOUR of the Duboce Triangle neighborhood, once the center of the city's Scandinavian community. Meet at 10 am in front of St. Francis Church, 152 Church St. near Duboce. 557-4266.

MAY 17: BUG DAY at the Randall Museum features insects to see, touch, and even taste. 10 am ­ 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

MAY 17: "FIESTAVAL," Fairmount Elementary School's annual fundraiser, includes silent auctions, a raffle, food, and entertainment for all ages. 1 ­ 4 pm. 65 Chenery St. 695-5669.

MAY 17: Robin Senour exhibits PAINTINGS and jewelry at Chatterbox. Meet the artist at a reception 3 ­ 7 pm. 1185 Church St. 647-0900.

MAY 17: HAMSA LILA performs world music at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MAY 17: San Francisco SINFONIETTA and the Community Music Center Orchestra and Chorus perform Carmina Burana and selections from the opera Dead Man Walking, to benefit Centro Cultural de Batahola Norte in Nicaragua. 7 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th & Dolores. 401-9229.

MAY 18: Friends of the Urban Forest hosts a WALK through Eureka Valley, led by certified arborist Mike Sullivan. 2 ­ 4 pm. Meet at 17th and Hartford. 561-6890.

MAY 18: Students of Katherine McKee perform a VOCAL RECITAL of classical music, accompanied by Daniel Lockett. 3 pm. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 824-5142.

MAY 18: The Stern-Simon-Abondolo Trio performs music by Mozart and Dohnanyi at Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 4 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

MAY 18: Community Music Center's graduating students and seniors perform a CONCERT of classical, baroque, Latin, jazz, and Chinese music to celebrate the Year of the Ram. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 587-3956.

MAY 20: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 include El Alfabeto, Angus and the Ducks, and Caterpillar and the Polliwog. 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 20: The GRAY PANTHERS hosts a discussion of the General Agreement on Trades and Services. 12:30 ­ 3 pm. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

MAY 20: Friends and students of DIANE DIPRIMA, including poets Alex Blasdel, Carol Bernard, Steve Berry, and Elsa Marley, read from their work. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MAY 21: Cara Black's Murder in the Marais is the selection at the monthly MYSTERY reading group sponsored by the San Francisco Mystery Bookstore. 7 pm. 4175 24th St. 282-7444.

MAY 21: Richard Pitt's "Introduction to HOMEOPATHY" covers basic principles and primary remedies. 7 ­ 9 pm. Scarlet Sage Herb Company, 1173 Valencia St. 821-0997.

MAY 21: PICK OF THE MONTH!! The Noe Valley DEMOCRATIC CLUB hosts a debate among the candidates for District Attorney. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-4010.

MAY 22: Robert Altman, former Rolling Stone PHOTOGRAPHER, gives a visual presentation, "Photographing the Life and Times of the 1960s," at the monthly meeting of the San Francisco History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th & Church. 750-9986.

MAY 24: Jacqui Snowden discusses universal HEALTH CARE at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am ­ 12:15 pm. Call 989-4422 for location.

MAY 24: Paul Fresina of the Artists in Residence program at the Sanitary Landfill Company discusses artist selection and shows a video in "What a Dump! Trash to Treasures from RECYCLED ART." 3 ­ 4 pm. Main Library, Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

MAY 25: The CARNAVAL PARADE begins 10 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant, proceeds west to Mission, north to 17th , and east to the festival area on Harrison between 16th and 22nd. 10 am ­ 6 pm. 920-0125.

MAY 27: A Child and INFANT CPR class at Natural Resources will be led by Media Aranda. 6:30 ­ 9:30 pm. 1307 Castro St. 550-2611.

MAY 28: "THE COLLEGE VIEW," a panel discussion of the four California college systems, offers information for 10th- and 11th-graders and their parents. 6 ­ 8:30 pm. Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St. Register in advance at 202-7944.

MAY 28: An evening of MYSTERY, hosted by Diane Kudisch of the San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, includes readings by Cara Black, Michael Castleman, Peter Plate, Martha Conway, Claire Johnson, Bette Lamb, and JJ Lamb. 7 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095 or 282-7444.

MAY 29: The UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS group meets at 7:30 pm at Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 824-7127.

MAY 30: Portland BLUEGRASS group Jackstraw performs a concert. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MAY 31: Learn about the Ligurian and Tuscan truck farmers who once populated the Excelsior District, on a WALKING TOUR sponsored by City Guides. Meet at 10 am at the Excelsior Library, 4400 Mission St. at Cotter. 557-4266.

MAY 31: LAPSITS for babies, toddlers, and their parents feature songs, stories, and finger plays. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 695-5095.

MAY 31: Jenny Jonak leads a NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY walk in McLaren Park, sponsored by the S.F. Recreation and Park Department. 11 am ­ 12:30 pm. 621-3260.

MAY 31: Three Bay Area SOLAR POWER companies discuss converting your home. 2 ­ 3:30 pm. Main Library, Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4277.

June So Soon?

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