Noe Valley Voice March 2005



MARCH 2005

MARCH 1: A WOMEN'S MEDITATION course led by Angel Stork includes interactive exercises. Seven Tuesdays, 7-9 pm. Register at 285-2571 or

MARCH 1, 8 & 29: Preschool STORY TIME, for kids 3 to 5, is at 10 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

MARCH 1, 8, 15 & 22: Theresa Garcia leads ROSEN METHOD movement classes to improve alignment, flexibility, and strength. 8:30-9:30 am. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 812-9917.

MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: UCSF sponsors "Ask the PHARMACIST," a drop-in meeting with Dr. Zoe Ngo to discuss drug interactions, side effects, and herbal alternatives. 1-2 pm. Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St. 885-3693.

MARCH 1-31: Chris Sequeira holds classes in TAI CHI. Mon. & Tues., 6-7:30 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St.; Wed. & Fri., 10:15 am-noon. Call 415-773-8185 or 650-756-6857 for location.

MARCH 3-31: Chris Fernie leads QIGONG classes Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 305-4692.

MARCH 5: The monthly PLANT SALE at Strybing Arboretum offers native plants. 10 am-1 pm. Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way, 661-1316.

MARCH 5: A BENEFIT for the Potrero Hill Nursery School, features dancing, music, food, and a silent auction. 7-10 pm. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 DeHaro St. 647-7471.

MARCH 5 & 6: The San Francisco QUILTERS GUILD holds a quilt show at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-4 pm. 685 8th St.

MARCH 5 & 12: A RUBBER STAMP eraser carving class for teens 13 to 18 runs from 2 to 4 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. Call 557-4497 to sign up.

MARCH 5-20: Young Performers Theater presents the classic story of CINDERELLA. Sat., 1 pm; Sun., 1 and 3:30 pm. Room 300, Building C, Fort Mason Center. 346-5550.

MARCH 6: Rocket DOG RESCUE shows off adoptable dogs in front of Zephyr Real Estate. Noon-4 pm. 4040 24th St. 642-4786.

MARCH 6: WEDDING PLANNING firm Ribbon and Tie hosts an English tea for couples. 3 pm. 2721/2 Jersey St. 370-4771 for reservations.

MARCH 6: A BENEFIT for the San Francisco Treasures Series honors Ellen Sebastian Chang, Merle Kessler, Joshua Brody, Anne Galjour, Dee Spencer, and John O'Keefe. 2 pm. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. 826-5750.

MARCH 6: Artsake offers a six-week class in SILKSCREEN PRINTMAKING. 2-4 pm. 3961 24th St. 695-0506, or

MARCH 6: Violinist David Abel and pianist Julie Steinberg perform a concert of music by Mozart, Shastakovich, and Schubert. 4 pm. Noe Valley CHAMBER MUSIC at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 648-5236.

MARCH 6 & 7: The San Jose/Guerrero Coalition to Save Our Streets holds a two-day WORKSHOP to discuss neighborhood improvements. Sunday, March 6, 1-4 pm; Monday, March 7, 6:30-8:30 pm. Fairmount Elementary School, 65 Chenery St. 285-8188.

MARCH 6, 13 & 20: In "How to Bore Everyone to Death--A Study in Academic ESSAY WRITING," Michael McCarrin teaches skills to students 14 to 18. 12:30-2 pm. 826 Valencia St. 674-9689 or

MARCH 6-27: Mitzi Pederson exhibits two- and three-dimensional work in her first SOLO ART SHOW. Sundays, noon-5 pm, and by appointment. Ratio 3, 903 Guerrero St. 646-732-2767.

MARCH 7: A TRADING CARD-MAKING class for 6- to 8-year-olds runs for six Mondays, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Artery, 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

MARCH 7: Stanford psychology professor Dr. Annelise Korner-Kalman reads from her memoir Across the Street from Hitler, at the ODD MONDAYS Series, 7 pm, at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. No-host dinner, 5:30 pm, at Noe Valley Pizza. RSVP to

MARCH 7: Alice Rogoff, poet and editor of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, hosts an Arbor Day OPEN MIC poetry reading. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MARCH 7-APRIL 18: Natural Resources offers a 48-hour comprehensive DOULA TRAINING. Mondays, 6-9 pm. 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

MARCH 8: The annual ST. PATRICK'S DAY luncheon at St. Paul's features a traditional corned beef menu. 11:30 am-2:30 pm. In the meeting room at 221 Valley St. For reservations, 647-7173.

MARCH 8: A GLOBAL WOMEN'S STRIKE to end poverty and war commemorates International Women's Day. Meet at the Polk Street entrance to City Hall at 3 pm, and march to a rally at the jail, 850 Bryant St. 626-4114.

MARCH 8: The UCSF Women's Global Health Imperative presents a public briefing focusing on WOMEN, POVERTY, AND HIV. 5:30-7 pm. War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. 248-1962.

MARCH 8 : The New College School of Law holds a workshop, "How to Present a Case in SMALL CLAIMS COURT." 6 pm. 50 Fell St. 241-1300.

MARCH 8: Winners from the Bay Guardian FICTION CONTEST read from their stories; Michelle Tea hosts. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

MARCH 9: Elijah Wald, Grammy Award winning author of Escaping the Delta: ROBERT JOHNSON and the Invention of the Blues, plays acoustic guitar. 6-7:30 pm. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. 557-4400.

MARCH 9: Paula Benton leads a BEADWORK JEWELRY class, for ages 13 and up, at Artery. Six Wednesdays, 7-8 pm. 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

MARCH 9: Artsake offers a six-week class in ACRYLIC PAINTING for beginners. 7-9 pm. 3961 24th St. 695-0506, or

MARCH 9: The GRAY CABARET at the Castro Theater is hosted by St. Luke's Hospital and the Senior Action Network. 429 Castro St. 546-1333.

MARCH 10: St. Luke's Hospital holds VOLUNTEER training the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 pm. 3555 Cesar Chavez St. 641-6538.

MARCH 10: Kids 7 to 9 can create their own robots in Chris Myers' "ARTBOTS" class at Artery. Six Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm. 1311 Church St. 285-0235.

MARCH 10: A six-week class in OIL PAINTING, covers all the basics. 6:30-8:30 pm. Artsake, 3961 24th St. 695-0506, or

MARCH 11: The Crooked Jades and The Wilders perform vintage American ROOTS MUSIC. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 12: The Bicycle Coalition and the Neighborhood Parks Council co-host a BIKE TOUR of the southern San Francisco waterfront, including Dogpatch, Butcher Town, and India Basin. Meet 10 am at the Bike Hut at Pier 40, South Beach Harbor at Townsend and Embarcadero. 647-5183.

MARCH 12: The Friends of Glen Canyon Park hosts a SPRING FLOWER WALK in the park. 10 am-noon. Meet behind the Rec Building at Elk and Chenery. 584-8576.

MARCH 12: The 11th annual BOWL THE PLANET benefits the Center for Ecosystem Survival. 5-8 pm. Serra Bowl, Daly City. 648-3392.

MARCH 12: ANTIWAR ACTIVISTS discuss the lives of women in Iraq at a Radical Women's International Women's Day meeting. Middle-Eastern buffet dinner, 6 pm; meeting, 7 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.

MARCH 12: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE classes feature Noe Valley caller Bruce Herbold and music by David Strong, Michael Siemon, and William Allen. No partner necessary. 7:30-10 pm. Bethany Church, 1268 Sanchez St. 821-2654 or

MARCH 12: Singer/composer Candy Forest and alumni from Noe Valley's SINGING RAINBOW will perform a concert in celebration of songwriter/storyteller Nancy Schimmel's 70th birthday. 8 pm. Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 1111 Addison St., Berkeley. 510-548-1761 or 415-648-8471.

MARCH 12: Jazzkhatek performs JAZZ/WORLD music, featuring Indian dancer Kaveri Agashe. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 13: S.F. Animal Care and Control offers a free PET MICROCHIPPING clinic for dogs and cats. 1-4 pm. 1200 15th St. 822-5566.

MARCH 13: The San Francisco CHILDREN'S CHORUS performs a musical tribute to Vaudeville and Broadway shows. 4 pm. Community Music Center, 544 Capp St. 648-8471.

MARCH 13: GERALDINE WALTHER, principal violinist with the S.F. Symphony, and cellist Jan Volkert perform works by Bach, Mozart, and Dvorak. 5 pm. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks St. 994-1955.

MARCH 13: A seminar on "WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS," moderated by Daniel Handler, features panelists Vivian Walsh (Penguin Dreams) and Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man). 6-9 pm. 826 Valencia St. 674-9689 or e-mail

MARCH 13 & 27: City Guides offers a WALKING TOUR of Mission District murals. Meet at noon at the Women's Building, 3543 18th St. 557-4266.

MARCH 15: FILMS for preschoolers 3 to 5 screen at 10 and 11 am. Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St. 355-5707.

MARCH 15: Precita Eyes Mural Arts offers a hands-on MURAL WORKSHOP. 7-9 pm. 2981 24th St. Preregistration required at 285-2287.

MARCH 15: Ingleside Police Station holds its regular POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting starting at 7 pm. Ingleside Station, 1 Sgt. John Young Lane, near San Jose Avenue. 404-4000.

MARCH 15: POET Diane di Prima reads from The Black Notebooks. 7:30 pm. Bird and Beckett, 2788 Diamond St. 586-3733.

MARCH 16: Valencia Health Services hosts a free COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, with demonstrations, a raffle, and a free book for each child attending. 2-5 pm. 1647 Valencia St. 502-6763.

MARCH 16: CARNAVAL San Francisco seeks 250 volunteer parade marshals; a festival planning meeting is at 6 pm. 362 Capp St. 920-0125.

MARCH 17: TRINA ROBBINS discusses her new book, Wild Irish Roses: Tales of Brigits, Kathleens, and Warrior Queens. 7:30 pm. Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. 282-9246.

MARCH 18: A WOMEN'S HISTORY ASSEMBLY by students at Alvarado features the second- and third-grade chorus, short plays, dancing, and poetry. 9 am. 625 Douglass St. 695-5695.

MARCH 19: The third annual ECO CAREER DAY for teens offers an opportunity to apply for internships and summer jobs. 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason St. Advance registration required, 561-7751.

MARCH 19: The eighth annual SILENT AUCTION at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy features gift certificates, local art, and entertainment. Noon-4 pm. 4235 19th St. 241-6276.

MARCH 19: Author Angel Stork leads a WEDDING WORKSHOP for couples, based on the book Practically Perfect Wedding and Commitment Ceremonies. 2-4 pm. Register at 285-2571 or

MARCH 19: The Gray Panthers hosts a performance by FOLKSINGER and activist Faith Petric. 2 pm. Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St. 552-8800.

MARCH 19: The Alvarado School PTA holds a fundraising AUCTION with refreshments and music by local Tex-Mex band Familia Peña-Govea. 7-10 pm. Fort Mason. 563-6238.

MARCH 19: Female VOCAL ENSEMBLE Solstice performs music from 11 countries. 8:15 pm. Noe Valley Music Series at the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 454-5238.

MARCH 21: Dr. Michael Odent, the OBSTETRICIAN who introduced birthing pools, discusses his work, in a lecture sponsored by Natural Resources. 7:45-9:45 pm. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. 531-7793.

MARCH 22: The POLICE-COMMUNITY meeting at Mission Police Station begins at 6 p.m. 630 Valencia Street. 558-5400.

MARCH 22: John Garvey gives a talk on the history of the San Francisco FIRE DEPARTMENT, at the S.F. History Association. 7 pm. Mission Dolores School Auditorium, 16th & Church. 750-9986.

MARCH 23: See Jane Run offers a CLINIC on gearing up for a triathlon. 6-9 pm. 3910 24th St. RSVP to 401-8338 or

MARCH 24: RADICAL WOMEN hosts a public meeting to introduce the group's current activities. Dinner, 6:15 pm; meeting, 7 pm. New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission St. 864-1278.

MARCH 24: UPPER NOE NEIGHBORS meets at 7:30 pm; Joe Caruso, of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, is scheduled to attend. Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez. 285-0473.

MARCH 26: Donations are sought for the Alvarado School RUMMAGE SALE (April 9 and 10); bring your castoffs to the 22nd Street entrance. 695-5695.

MARCH 26: Join a volunteer work party for HABITAT RESTORATION at Corona Heights Park. 10 am-noon. Meet at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. 554-9600, ext. 16.

MARCH 26: WOMEN in World War II will be remembered in documentary films at the monthly meeting of the Older Women's League (OWL). 10:30 am-noon. Call 989-4422 for location.

MARCH 29: The CARNIVAL OF CHAOS presents Mark Bunnell, "The Juggling Tornado," for children of all ages. 4 pm. Mission Library, 300 Bartlett St. Space is limited; call 355-2828 for reservations.

MARCH 30: A NUTRITION CLINIC for endurance athletes at See Jane Run will be led by Molly Becker, R.D. 7-8 pm. 3910 24th St. RSVP to 401-8338 or

MARCH 31-APRIL 21: "HYPNOBIRTHING: A Celebration of Life," taught by Stacy Kinkade-Erickson, offers relaxation techniques for pregnant women. Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm. Natural Resources, 816 Diamond St. 550-2611.

APRIL 1: The third annual COMEDY NIGHT sponsored by 826 Valencia will be hosted by Al Madrigal and feature Greg Proops, Patton Oswalt, and Zach Galifianakis. 7:30 pm. Everett Middle School, 450 Church St. 674-9689.


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