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July 1 to 17: Brandon Vane exhibits PHOTOGRAPHS in "Water" at Luv-A-Java Cafe. 1300 Dolores St. 401-6444.
July 1 to Aug. 6: Join the SUMMER READING CLUB, "Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds," at the Noe Valley Sally Brunn Library, open Tuesday through Saturday. 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
July 1 to Aug. 22: Noe Valley Summer ART CAMP for kids 6 to 12 features drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and papermaking in nine one-week sessions. Weekdays, 10 am to 2 pm. Artsake, 3961 24th St. www.artsakesf.com.
July 1 to Aug. 26: S.F. Children's Art Center and the city's Rec and Park Department offer weekly WORKSHOPS--in arts including nature photography and journal-making--for children 7 to 10. Weekdays, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Call for info, 771-0292.
July 1 to Aug. 26: SUMMER ZOO CAMP has hands-on activities for children 4 through sixth grade. To register, call 753-7073 or go to www.sfzoo.org.
July 1 to Aug. 26: Theresa Garcia leads ROSEN METHOD movement classes for better alignment, flexibility, and strength. 8:30 am. Noe Valley Ministry, Upper Studio, 1021 Sanchez St. 812-9917.
July 1 to 29; Aug. 1 to 31: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. and Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. and Fri., 10:15 am. Call 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857 for location.
July 1 to Oct. 22: "Endless Energy--Power for a Small Planet" is a hands-on exhibit exploring sun and wind ENERGY. Tues. Sat., 10 am 5 pm. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way off Roosevelt. 554-9600. www.randallmuseum.org.
July 2: Slide guitarist DAN LANGE plays the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 9 am to 1 pm. 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 695-9299.
July 2: The QUARTETO DOS ALAS performs a concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
July 2 to 4; Sept. 3 to 5: The S.F. MIME TROUPE opens its 2005 season with "Doing Good," a fable based on John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. 1:30 pm. Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores. 285-1717.
July 3 and Aug. 7: Rocket DOG RESCUE parades adoptable dogs in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon to 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.
July 3 and 17; Aug. 7 and 21: City Guides offers a WALKING TOUR of the Mission Dolores neighborhood. Noon. Meet at the gold fire hydrant, on the corner of Church and 20th. 557-4266.
July 5 to Aug. 9: Artery offers a six-week arts and crafts class, TERRIFIC TWOS, for 18- to 35-month-olds (with adult). Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am. 1311 Church St. 285-0235.
July 5 to Aug. 9: Paula Benton leads a BEADWORK JEWELRY class at Artery for students 13 and up. Tuesdays, 7 to 8 pm. 1311 Church St. 285-0235.
July 5 to Aug. 9: Natural Resources holds a series of workshops on CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.
July 5, 19, and 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Preschool STORY TIME, for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
July 6: Camp Broadway AUDITIONS singing and dancing 9- to 13-year-olds to perform in the 2005 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; wear comfortable clothes and dance shoes, and bring a completed application from www.campbroadway.com. 10 am. Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St. 212-575-2929.
July 6: Danielle Pacifico-Gogan from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office discusses President Bush's proposed SOCIAL SECURITY initiatives at the monthly meeting of the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-4010.
July 6 to Aug. 10: Paula Benton leads a PRESCHOOL ART group for students 3 to 5 years old. Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.
July 6 to 27; Aug. 3 to 31: Natural Resources offers a weekly Mother and Baby SUPPORT GROUP, for moms with infants up to 6 months old. Wednesdays, 10:30 am. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.
July 7 to 28: Stacy Kincade-Erickson teaches HYPNOBIRTHING on Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.
July 7 to Aug. 25: NOE STROLLS offers a Noe/Castro/Mission walk for babies and their caregivers on Thursdays, beginning at 11 am. Meet at Holey Bagel, 3872 24th St. www.noestrolls.com.
July 7 to Aug. 25: Chris Fernie leads QIGONG classes on Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 305-4692.
July 8 to 10: The 10th anniversary SILENT FILM FESTIVAL includes animation rarities, The Sideshow starring Little Billy Rhodes, and Clara Bow in It. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St. 777-8623.
July 8 to Aug. 12: Kids 7 to 9 can create ROBOTS at an "Artbots" class led by Chris Myers. Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.
July 9: The band Ragged But Right performs FOLK standards at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 10:30 am to 1 pm. 24th Street at Sanchez. 695-9299.
July 9: "CLEAN SWEEP II" needs volunteers to spiff up the neighborhood; breakfast, brooms, and gloves provided. Meet 9 am at the Farmers' Market, 24th Street and Sanchez. 206-0231.
July 9: The Baguette Quartette performs a musical BASTILLE DAY celebration. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
July 9 to Aug. 7: The REAL MOTHER GOOSE returns with Ms. Gosling to perform classic rhymes. Sat. and Sun., 1 pm. Young Performers Theater at Fort Mason, Building C, room 300. 346-5550.
July 10: The S.F. Bicycle Coalition offers a five- to seven-mile NIGHT RIDE to the Secret Slide; bring front and rear lights, water, and hors d'oeuvres to share. 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Meet at the Panhandle statue, Fell and Baker. 431-BIKE or robinm@ exploratorium.edu.
July 11: Registration begins for fall semester classes at City College, including the Castro/Valencia campus at James Lick Middle School. Classes start Aug. 17. 239-3127. www.ccsf.edu.
July 11 to Aug. 15: In a TRADING CARD creation class at Artery, kids ages 6 to 8 can invent their own exotic heroes and villains. Mondays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm. 1311 Church St. 285-0235.
July 12: FILMS for children ages 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
July 13: Noe Valley resident MICHAEL CHOROST reads from Rebuilt, his memoir of going deaf and getting a cochlear implant. 7 pm. Books Inc., 3515 California St. 221-3666.
July 14 and Aug. 11: St. Luke's Hospital trains VOLUNTEERS the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.
July 15: Cover to Cover hosts a pajama party celebrating J.K. Rowling's latest, HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince; advance purchases encouraged. 8 pm to midnight, when the boxes of books will be opened. 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.
July 15 to Aug. 22: Mission Cultural Center presents "Imagine the Mission," a PHOTO exhibition honoring El Tecolote newspaper and 35 years of Mission District history. Opening reception July 15; closing party featuring Chicano writer Luis Rodriguez Aug. 22; both events 7 to 9 pm. 2868 Mission St. 821-1155.
July 16: The Noe Valley FARMERS' MARKET plays host to guitarist Mick Shaffer from 8 to 10:30 am and rock-and-rollers They Call Me Lucky from 10:30 am to 1 pm. 24th Street at Sanchez. 695-9299.
July 16: The Garden for the Environment offers a class in GOPHER-PROOFING your garden. 10 am to noon. Seventh Avenue at Lawton. 731-5627.
July 16: A Day of ANIMAL SAFETY features demonstrations by the Red Cross and SPCA, including CPR, first aid, and earthquake prep. 10 am to 2 pm. Dolores Park. Call Diane Hourany, 695-7707.
July 16: Randall Museum experts give demonstrations of SPINNING-WHEEL techniques, hula hoops, and spiderwebs. Noon to 4 pm. 199 Museum Way.
July 16: The BAT LADY shares the secrets of mysterious night creatures at the Glen Park Library. 1:30 pm. 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.
July 16: PRINCE DIABATE performs a concert on the Kora African harp. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
July 17: Natural Resources offers a one-day intensive on CHILDBIRTH preparation from 9:30 am to 5:50 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.
July 19 and Aug. 16: Ingleside Police Station holds its regular POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at 7 pm. Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John Young Lane. 404-4000.
July 20 and Aug. 17: Community Care Licensing offers a CHILDCARE LICENSING orientation, 9 to 11:30 am, followed by a support workshop, 12:30 pm. Children's Council, 445 Church St. 343-3333.
July 21: Dono the CLOWN performs magic tricks especially for kids 3 to 5. 10 and 11 am. Noe ValleySally Brunn Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
July 21: The 16th ANNIVERSARY PARTY of S.F. Animal Care and Control features a benefit auction. 6:30 to 9:30 pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission St. 822-5566.
July 21 to Aug. 8: Noe Valley FILMMAKER Jay Rosenblatt will be featured at the 25th Jewish Film Festival. For info, call 621-0556 or visit www.sfjff.org.
July 21 to Sept. 1: Artist PEGGY SPILLANE exhibits new work in a solo retrospective, "Face to Face." Reception, July 21, 7 to 9 pm; Mon. Fri., 10 am to 3 pm; Sat., 1 pm to 6 pm. Creativity Explored Gallery, 3245 16th St. 863-2108.
July 23: Yerba Buena Gardens will host the 10th annual "Books by the Bay" festival featuring authors, poetry, and works from 40 bookstores. 10 am to 4 pm. 4th and Mission; www.booksbythebay.com.
July 23: The band QUAKE CITY performs from 10:30 am to 1 pm at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 695-9299.
July 23: BRITISH GUITARIST Adrian Legg gives his only Bay Area concert at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
July 23; Aug. 6 and 13: The Sally Brunn/Noe Valley Library offers a LAPSIT for babies, toddlers, and their parents. 10:30 am. 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
July 24: Chris Moore teaches child and INFANT CPR with American Heart Association certification. 9 am to 1 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.
July 24: The San Francisco SYMPHONY performs a free concert in Dolores Park, featuring music from Bizet's Carmen, food and entertainment. 2 pm. 503-5474.
July 25: The Main Library offers a computer class researching the city's Community Services Directory, a guide to local organizations. 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Fifth-floor training center, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.
July 26 and Aug. 30: The COMMUNITY meeting at Mission Police Station begins at 6 p.m. 630 Valencia Street. 558-5400.
July 27: Starko the CLOWN celebrates the grand finale of the Summer Reading Club. 3 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Call 355-2828 for reservations.
July 28: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meet at 7:30 pm at the Upper Noe Rec Center on Day and Sanchez. 285-0473.
July 29 and 30: The first annual AFRO-FUNK Music Festival is a benefit for Save the Children Sudan's Emergency Response Fund. 10 pm. Elbo Room. 647 Valencia St. 641-7833.
July 30: Gay and Lesbian SIERRANS hold a habitat restoration work party in Corona Heights. Meet 10 am on the north side of the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 552-3542; www.glshikes.org.
July 30: Learn to identify edible and MEDICINAL PLANTS at an urban foraging workshop at the Garden for the Environment. 10 am to noon. Seventh Avenue at Lawton. 731-5627.
July 30: You can hear SWING standards by Hal Glatzer and Friends at the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. 10:30 am to 1 pm. 24th Street between Sanchez and Vicksburg. 695-9299.
July 30: In "Make Merry," Catherine performs music, leads movement, and tells stories for babies to age 4. 10:30 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
July 30: The TOUR DE FAT features bicycle acts and games, a bike parade, music, and entertainment to benefit the S.F. Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. 11 am to 5 pm. Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. 431-BIKE.
July 30: BOX SET DUO brings its music to the Noe Valley Ministry at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
July 31: SUNDAY JAZZ WORSHIP features jazz performed by eight Bay Area musicians directed by Darren Hochstedler. 10 to 11 am. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 722-9731.
Aug. 1: Booth fees are due for spaces at the Noe Valley HARVEST FESTIVAL, scheduled for Oct. 22. 641-1414.
Aug. 3: An OPEN HOUSE at the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy features information about careers in the field. 7 to 9 pm. 1199 Sanchez St. 695-2710.
Aug. 4: The Nick Barone PUPPETS perform two original fairy tales in "Tales from the Enchanted Forest," for 3- to 5-year-olds. 10 am. The Noe ValleySally Brunn Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.
Aug. 6: Breastfeeding and INFANT CARE are the topic at a Natural Resources workshop from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27: MUSIC at the Saturday morning Noe Valley Farmers' Market on 24th Street features slide guitarist Dan Lange on Aug. 6, Chuck and Jeanie's Country Round-Up Aug. 13, Hal Glatzer and Friends Aug. 20, and guitarist Mick Shaffer (8 to 10:30 am) and They Call Me Lucky (10:30 am to 1 pm) on Aug. 27.
Aug. 6 to 28: Liebe Wetzel's LUNATIQUE FANTASTIQUE performs the story of a Japanese family's forced evacuation to Topaz, Utah, during World War II, in Executive Order 9066. 7 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.
Aug. 8 to 29: Norma Fong Chan teaches a class for adults, "Fun with CALLIGRAPHY." Mondays, 10 am. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.
Aug. 10: NORMAN SOLOMAN discusses his book, War Made Easy: How Politicians and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.
Aug. 10 to 24: "State of the Nation," an exhibit and ART AUCTION at the Gallery at Intersection, features the works of 50 local artists. Tues. through Sat., noon to 5 pm; auction Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 pm. 446 Valencia St. 626-2787.
Aug. 17: St. Paul's Church hosts a one-day bus trip to CACHE CREEK CASINO. 8 am to 5 pm. 648-7538.
Aug. 20: Jeffrey Halford and the Healers performs an ACOUSTIC CONCERT with the Cowlicks at 7 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
Aug. 22: Natasha Miller and Count Basie singer Jamie Davis sing JAZZ VOCALS. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.
Aug. 22 to 26: A senior (55 and over) GETAWAY to Camp Mather in Groveland, Calif., near Yosemite, is sponsored by the city's Rec and Park Department. For info call 666-7079.
Aug. 27: Celebrate the 90th birthday of sidewalk astronomer John Dobson with a day (and night) of ASTRONOMY lectures, demonstrations, and stargazing at the Randall Museum. 10 am to 5 pm, and 7 to 10 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
The next edition of the Voice will be distributed on Sept. 2, 2005. The deadline for calendar items is Aug. 15. Please note that because of space limitations, Noe Valley events take priority. Our address is Noe Valley Voice, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Or you may send an e-mail to Calendar Editor Karol Barske at firstname.lastname@example.org.