Noe Valley Voice June 2005


Now: SUMMER ZOO CAMP for children ages 4 through sixth grade runs from June 13 through Aug. 26. To register, call 753-7073 or go to

June 1: Besides singers and dancers, the annual James Lick TALENT SHOW includes a student art show. 6 pm. 1220 Noe St. 695-5675.

June 3: PAMELA HOLM, author of The Toaster Broke, So We're Getting Married, will sign copies of her new novel, The Night Garden. 7 p.m. Cover to Cover, 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

June 1: District 8 Supervisor BEVAN DUFTY leads a discussion of his work at City Hall at the monthly meeting of the Noe Valley Democratic Club. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-4010.

June 1 to 5: The Green Scene ENVIRONMENTAL FILM Festival features more than 30 feature-length and short films showing both a planet in crisis and its natural wonders. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. For program information, call 338-1236 or visit

June 1 to 29: 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.

June 1 to 30: Chris Sequeira leads classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am. Call 415-773-8185 for location.

June 2 to 30: NOESTROLLS offers a Noe/Castro/Mission walk for babies and their caregivers on Thursdays, beginning at 11 am. Meet at the Holey Bagel, 3872 24th St.

June 2 to 30: Chris Fernie leads QIGONG classes Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 305-4692.

June 3, 10, 17 & 24: Theresa Garcia leads a ROSEN METHOD class, helping alignment, flexibility, and strength. 8:30 am. Noe Valley Ministry, Upper Studio, 1021 Sanchez St. 812-9917.

June 4: Learn about residential SOLAR POWER and electric vehicles at a workshop commemorating U.N. World Environment Day. 10 am to noon. The San Francisco School, 300 Gaven St. 681-7716 or

June 4: "Sun and Wind Day" at the Randall Museum celebrates WORLD ENVIRONMENT Day with hands-on family activities. 10 am to 3 pm. 199 Museum Way. 554-9600.

June 4 & 18: The Noe Valley­Sally Brunn Library offers a LAPSIT for babies, toddlers, and their parents. 10:30 am. 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

June 5: A low-cost RABIES VACCINE clinic will be held at S.F. Animal Care and Control. 10 am to 1 pm. 1200 15th St. 822-5566.

June 5: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off adoptable canines in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon to 4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

June 5: St. Mary's Park GARDEN TOUR showcases hidden botanical gems to benefit the St. Mary's Park Improvement Club. 11 am to 2 pm. Tour maps will be available on the corner of Genebern Way and Benton Street on June 5. 239-7370.

June 5: The 15th annual S.F. ACCORDION FESTIVAL runs from noon to 6 pm at the Cannery. 2801 Leavenworth St. 771-3112.

June 5: DAN GOLDENSOHN discusses "The Nuremburg Interviews" at Bird and Beckett. 4:30 pm. 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

June 5 to July 3: Ara Peterson exhibits new ABSTRACT SCULPTURE and video based on synthesized wave formations in "The Wedge." Sundays, noon to 5 pm and by appointment. Ratio 3, 903 Guerrero St. 646-732-2767.

June 5 to July 9: 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 information call 666-7079.

June 7: City College's SUMMER classes begin at the Castro/Valencia campus at James Lick. 239-3000.

June 7: A human ribbon will be staged from Ferry Plaza to the Civic Center to the Golden Gate Bridge to observe National HUNGER AWARENESS DAY, in an event sponsored by the S.F. Food Bank, the St. Anthony Foundation, and Project Open Hand. 11:30 am to 1 pm. 282-1900 or

June 7, 14 & 28: Preschool STORY TIME, for children 3 to 5, begins at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

June 8: Nathaniel Rich hosts "San Francisco NOIR: The City in Film from 1940 to the Present," with film clips. 6:30 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

June 9: DAVID SEDARIS introduces the paperback edition of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim at a Cover to Cover book-signing. 1 pm. 1307 Castro St. 282-8080.

June 9: St. Luke's Hospital holds VOLUNTEER training the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

June 9: The ODD MONDAYS Series at the Noe Valley Ministry hosts "Innocent Victims of War: In Memory of Maria Ruzicka," with music by Jonathan Dimmock and discussion by members of Global Exchange and the Center for Justice and Accountability. 7 pm. 1021 Sanchez St. No-host dinner, 5:30 pm. at Noe Valley Pizza. RSVP to

June 9: Friends of Noe Valley hosts a COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss Noe Courts park, restaurants on 24th Street, the October Harvest Festival, library renovations, the CBD, and the Friends' annual survey. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 282-9918.

June 10: TANGO No. 9 performs and gives a beginners' class and party, beginning at 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

June 11: The Garden for the Environment offers a class in growing and using TONIC HERBS. 10 am to noon. Seventh Avenue at Lawton. 731-5627.

June 11: Labor and delivery nurse Pat Marjavi leads a class at Natural Resources, advising how to have the kind of BIRTH you want in a hospital. Noon to 2 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

June 11: Alex Fajardo, creator of Plato's Republic and Kid Beowulf, leads a CARTOONING WORKSHOP. 1 to 4 pm. Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St. 415-CAR-TOON.

June 11: The Bay Area ORIENTEERING CLUB and Meridian Geographics host the S.F. Day and Night Challenge for teams or solo competitors, on foot, bike, or duathlon, to visit famous and obscure checkpoints around the city. Meet at 4 pm at the Douglass Playground Clubhouse, 26th and Douglass. 650-697-6359 or

June 11: POET Katherine Harar reads from her work, with jazz accompaniment. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

June 11: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, led by Noe Valley caller Bruce Herbold, features live music by Katherine Gardner, Heather MacKay, David Newitt, and Debra Tayleur; no prior experience or partner necessary. 7:30 to 10 pm. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 821-2654.

June 11: ZA'TAR performs music of the Jews of Arab and Muslim lands. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

June 12: S.F. Animal Care and Control offers a free PET MICROCHIPPING clinic for dogs and cats. 1 to 4 pm. 1200 15th St. 822-5566.

June 12: FILMMAKERS Peter Barbossa and Dee Mosbacher discuss their work at the PFLAG Support Group. 2 to 4:30 pm. St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. 921-8850.

June 12: Mezzo-soprano Sonia Gariaeff performs a CONCERT of works by Mahler, Beethoven, and Saint-Saens. 5 pm. The Second Sunday Series at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 515-0425.

June 12: The Harmida Music Trio performs Beethoven's "Ghost" trio in D Major and the world premiere of Mark Applebaum's Jetsam in a concert to benefit Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC. 7 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 6648-5236.

June 13 to Aug. 26: Weekly WORKSHOPS for children ages 7 to 10--including nature photography, cityscapes, and journals--will be offered by S.F. Children's Art Center and S.F. Rec and Park. Weekdays, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Call for info, 771-0292.

June 14 : New College School of Law hosts a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

June 14: Ingleside Police Station holds a POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting starting at 7 pm. Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John Young Lane. 404-4000.

June 15: Today is the DEADLINE for vendor applications and submissions to the children's logo contest for the Noe Valley Harvest Festival, to be held Oct. 22. Drop off at Forbeadin, on Church near 24th, or go to Richard May, 206-0231.

June 15: Community Care Licensing offers a family CHILDCARE LICENSING orientation from 9 to 11:30 am, followed by a support workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Children's Council of S.F., 445 Church St. 343-3333.

June 15: Magician Brian Scott presents a "WIZARD Training School" show at the Mission Library. 11 am. 300 Bartlett St. Call 355-2828 for reservations.

June 16 to 26: The 29th annual International Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender FILM FESTIVAL showcases new cinema at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria theaters. For program information: 703-8650.

June 18 & 19: The NORTH BEACH FESTIVAL celebrates its 51st year with juried arts and crafts, an Italian street chalk art competition, a celebrity pizza toss, and live entertainment. 10 am to 6 pm. The 1200 to 1500 blocks of Upper Grant Avenue. 989-2220.

June 18 & 19: The 29th annual San Francisco FREE FOLK FESTIVAL features folk, blues, and new acoustic and international music, crafts, music and dance workshops, and children's activities. Sat., noon to 11 pm; Sun., noon to 10:30 pm. Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello St.

June 19: Midlife gay and bisexual men and friends are invited to the fifth annual GEEZERS' BALL, a celebration of aging well. 4 to 7 pm. 401 Van Ness Ave. Preregister by 5 pm on Friday, June 10, for free admittance: 575-0150;

June 20 to Aug. 22: Noe Valley Summer ART CAMP for kids ages 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.

June 21: FILMS for children ages 3 to 5 will be shown at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

June 21: Renee Saucedo and Riva Enteen discuss recent attacks on immigrants' rights and CIVIL LIBERTIES, at the Gray Panthers monthly meeting. 1 pm. 1187 Franklin St. 552-8800.

June 21: Walter Jebe Sr. discusses the HISTORY of the Excelsior District from his perspective as a photography shop owner, at a meeting of the San Francisco History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th and Church. 750-9986.

June 21: Modern Times Bookstore hosts a BENEFIT READING for Stanley Tookie Williams, founder of the Crips gang, 25-year death row resident, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. 7:30 pm. 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

June 22: Koto master Elizabeth Falconer performs JAPANESE MUSIC and stories for children of all ages. 1 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Call 355-2828 for reservations.

June 22: "Grotto Nights VII: Losing It" features readings, film, theater, music, and "much mayhem and wonder," with special guest DON NOVELLO. 4 and 6 pm. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

June 22: ANNE GALJOUR performs her newest work-in-progress, Stars at Night. 8 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

June 23: Bob Hornback discusses EDIBLE FLOWERS in "Plants: To Eat or Not to Eat." 6:30 to 8:30 pm. S.F. Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park. Preregistration required at 661-1316, ext. 354, or

June 24: The 27th annual PRIDE CONCERT, "A Return to Grace." features the local premiere of "Sing for the Cure." 8 pm. Grace Cathedral. 1100 California St. 865-2787.

June 25: Scott Mackin from the UCSF Over 60 Program discusses DEPRESSION in later life at the Older Women's League (OWL) monthly meeting. 10 am to noon. Call 989-4422 for location.

June 25: The fourth annual Positively SIXTH STREET FAIR features entertainment, crafts, and a chance to visit a "diverse and soulful" area of the city. 11 am to 4 pm. Sixth at Minna Alley.

June 25-26: GAY PRIDE WEEKEND includes a "Dyke March" (Sat., 7 pm) and the all-day Pride Parade on Sunday. For details, go to

June 28: Carl Winters, "The KALIMBA King," performs at Glen Park Library. 10:30 am. 653 Chenery St. 337-4340.

June 28: The POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at Mission Station begins at 6 p.m. 630 Valencia Street. 558-5400.

June 29: The BUBBLE LADY performs magic at 2 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. 355-2828 for reservations.

June 30: Upper NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm at the Upper Noe Rec Center. Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

June 30: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE hosts a Summer Solstice Party with demonstrations of jigs and reels. 7:45 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 333-9372.

July 2 to 4: 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. 285-1717.


The next edition of the Voice will be distributed on or before July 1, 2005, and will cover two months of Calendar: July and August. The deadline for calendar items is June 17. 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