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September 2010 Northwest San Francisco Community Calendar

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      Northwest San Francisco Community Calendar

      September 2010

      Sponsored by the Richmond District YMCA

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      September 2010 Events

      Washington High Class of 1950 Reunion

      WHEN: Saturday, Sep 11, 2010, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

      WHERE: Lake Merced Golf Club., San Francisco

      DETAILS: Fall 1949, Spring 1950, and Fall 1950 classmates, please join us for our 60-year reunion luncheon, $50/person. Contact Vic & Linda Udaloff 415-897-4006 ludaloff@... or George Choppelas 415-387-8327 gwfaithful@...

      Washington High Back to School Night

      WHEN: Thursday, Sep 16, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

      WHERE: George Washington High School, 600 32nd Ave., San Francisco

      DETAILS: Parents of GWHS students, this is your annual opportunity to meet your child's teachers and get involved with their school. Children will bring information home to you. Main school number 415-750-8400

      Washington High Class of Spring 1970 reunion

      WHEN: Weekend of Sep 25, 2010

      DETAILS: The very cohesive Spring 1970 class holds its 40-year reunion with another weekend of great events. Friday, afternoon time TBD, tour GWHS. Saturday evening reunion at the Elks Club in downtown SF, $100/person. Sunday afternoon BYO picnic at Travis Marina, Sausalito. Visit http://georgewashingtonhighschool1970reunion.blogspot.com/

      or www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=244451043109 or contact Sandra Alger Weiner GeorgeWashingtonHS1970Reunion@...

      Agape Community Center

      WHEN: Fall Semester September 14, 2010 - December 11, 2010

      WHERE: 378 - 18th Avenue (near Geary), San Francisco, CA 94121

      DETAILS: Tuesday 9am to 12pm - breakfast, English, Citizenship, Chinese Painting, Bible, Karaoke, Line Dance, Cultural Dance, Computer and Calligraphy Classes. Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm - Beginning Ballroom Dance/Line Dance.  Saturday 9am to 12 noon - Mandarin, Cooking, and Tai Chi Classes. Come and meet new friends; Learn something new; Enrich your life through various activities!!!

      For more information please contact Lana at 415-387-7204 or accsf@... 

      Web site: www.accsf.org

      Presentation by Institute on Aging: Dementia, Delirium & Depression: Defining, Differentiating, and Discussing the Three "D's" Common in Later Life

      WHEN: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 3:00 - 4:30PM

      WHERE: Ruth Ann Rosenberg Adult Day Health Center, 3600 Geary Blvd in SF

      DETAILS:  Training for professionals who work in the field of aging. $5 fee, 1.5 CEU's available for BRN's and BBS's.  Visit our website at www.ioaging.org/education

      A Great Night Out!  Institute on Aging presents: Funds for Friends

      WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010 6:00 - 11:00PM

      WHERE: Il Pirata Bar and Restaurant - 2007 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

      DETAILS: A great night of music and dancing. For a second year running, IOA's Friendship Line is hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for its services to vulnerable Bay Area seniors. The concert features local bands Likeiloveyou, The Big Fold, District 8 and Kaitlin McGaw. For more information visit: www.fundsforfriends.org

      ID Theft Solutions Workshop

      WHEN: Saturday, September 25th 10:00AM to 11:30PM

      WHERE: San Francisco Federal Credit Union, 770 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

      DETAILS: This FREE comprehensive workshop will cover all you need to know about how to avoid and survive identity theft. RSVP by calling 415.775.5377, option 4 or email contacts@.... Workshop is open to members and non-members. Light refreshments will be provided.

      Richmond District YMCA Rooftop Garden 4th Anniversary Party

      WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 12, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

      WHERE: Richmond District YMCA, 360 18th Ave. (btwn Geary & Clement)  

      DETAILS: Help us get our garden back up and running after summer. Learn about plants, soil and more.  Free and includes snacks.  For more information, call 666-9603

      International Dragon Boat Festival

      When:  Saturday, September 25 9:00AM-5:00PM    Sunday, September 26  9:00AM-5:00PM

      Where:  Treasure Island

      Details:  Non-profit, college, high school, and recreational team will be competing


      Live Stand-up Comedy Showcase at Bazaar Café hosted by Danny Dechi

      WHEN: Wednesday, September 15th, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., continuing every 3rd Wednesday of each month

      WHERE: Bazaar Café: 5927 California Street (between 21st & 22nd Avenues) 

      DETAILS: Free admission. http://bazaarcafe.com/index.html   call 831-5620

      Westside Recycled Water Project - Community Open House

      WHEN:  Tuesday, Sept. 7, 6:30 PM

      WHERE:  Golden Gate Park Senior Center/37th Ave. & Fulton

      DETAILS:  This informational meeting will talk about the 40,000 square foot water treatment plant that the SFPUC is proposing in Golden Gate Park.  Come and learn what is planned.  For more information, see the following website:  www.goldengateparkpreservation.org


      Westside Recycled Water Project - Environmental Impact Report Scoping Session

      WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 23, [time not yet set by SFPUC - see the following  website for more information 

      WHERE:  Golden Gate Park Senior Center/37th Ave. & Fulton

      DETAILS:  Submit questions to be included during the environmental review of a 40,000 square foot water treatment plant to be built in Golden Gate Park.    For more information, see the following website:  www.goldengateparkpreservation.org


      September 2010 Calendar Items Submitted to The Richmond Review (Unformatted)

      “Night Vision” Art Exhibit

      A Woman’s Eye Gallery presents the art of Jo-Ann Ordano, a noted photographer and teacher, who has created a special technique for creating close-ups, 678 Portola Dr., opens Sept. 4 and runs to Sept. 26, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call (415) 826-3451. 

      Chamber Choir Concert

      Istochnik, from Orange County, will perform “The Celebration of the Nativity” with acappella works by A. Archangelskij, P. Chesnokov and others, Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 6210 Geary Blvd., Sunday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., free (donations accepted). For more information, call (949) 830-5480. 

      6 – 12

      Labor Day Concert

      The Golden Gate Park Band will present a special concert in honor of Labor Day with American patriotic songs, Golden Gate Park, Music Concourse, Monday, Sept. 6, 1 p.m., free. For more information, call (510) 530-0814 or go to the website at www.goldengateparkband.org.

      Recycled Water Project

      The SF Public Utilities Commission is hosting an open house to discuss options for using recycled water for various projects, including watering golf courses, Golden Gate Park Senior Center, 37th Avenue and Fulton Street, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 554-3204 or go to the website at www.sfwater.org.

      Button Making for Teens

      The creation of wearable buttons will be the topic of a workshop, Senator Milton Marks/Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Sept. 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m., free. For more information or to register, call (415) 355-5610.

      Ceramics Exhibition and Fair

      The Ceramics Annual of America is a new exhibition and fair spotlighting the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics in the Americas, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchannan Street, Friday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 12. For more information, go to the website at www.ceramicsannual.org or send an e-mail to ceramicsannual@...

      Cancer Survivorship Conference

      Join cancer survivors and cancer caregivers to explore an educational event entitled "The Roadmap to Survivorship,” California Pacific Medical Center, Saturday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., free. For more information and exact location of event, call (415) 600-3081 or send an e-mail to patientnavigation@...

      13 – 19

      Social Security Seminar

      A seminar on how to maximize Social Security retirement benefits will be held at the Senator Milton Marks/Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m., free. For more information or to RSVP, call Jocelyn at (415) 955-3717 or send an e-mail to Jocelyn_reitzelsullivan@....

      Butterfly Recovery Plan

      Liam O’Brien, a lepidopterist working to preserve the endangered Blue Mission Butterfly on Twin Peaks and the Green Hairstreak Butterfly at Golden Gate Heights, will talk about efforts to preserve the Blue Mission Butterfly, Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, Thursday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 554-9600 or go to the website at www.randallmuseum.org.

      Explore Your Future

      A four-part workshop designed for people 50 and over to consider their personal goals and dreams for the future, sponsored by Coming of Age:Bay Area, is designed to help people get inspired, find their passion and plan for enriching years ahead, 881 Turk St., starts Thursday, Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. For more information, call (888) 308-1767.

      Crafts for Teens

      Teenagers are invited to bring an old T-shirt to transform it, without sewing, into something new, including macrame belts, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m., free. For more information, contact Dorcas at dwong@...

      Comedy in the Park

      The 30th anniversary of Comedy in the Park will feature 30 comics sharing the stage to fire off a five-hour “funfest” of jokes and funny antidotes, Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadow (near the Children’s Carousel), Sunday, Sept. 19, noon – 5 p.m., free.  

      20 – 30

      Computer Class

      An introductory computer class for adults and seniors focuses on using an e-mail account, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Monday, Sept. 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m., free. For more information or to register (required), call (415) 355-2808. 

      Cello Recital

      The San Francisco Conservatory of Music will present cello masterworks, 50 Oak St., Recital Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 503-6265. 

      Ballroom Dancing

      Couples can learn the intricacies of ballroom dancing, including swing, foxtrot, tango, mambo and more, in a course comprised of six one-hour lessons over a six week period, Forest Hill Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd., starts Thursday, Sept. 23, six lessons for $70 per couple. For more information or reservations, call (415) 661-2746. 

      Walk to Fight Lyme Disease

      The first-ever San Francisco Lymewalk, sponsored by the California Lyme Disease Association, will raise money to fight the disease, starts at Fulton and Larkin streets, Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. For more information, go to the website at www.lymedisease.org

      Woody Guthrie and the Great American Folk Song

      Folksinger Tim Holt presents a brief history of the American folksong, from songs of the western migration to rambling Depression-era songs, including the contributions of “Lead Belly” and Woody Guthrie, Senator Milton Marks Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, Sept. 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

      World Veg Festival

      The SF Vegetarian Society hosts a two-day festival commemorating World Vegetarian Day, with cooking demonstations, lectures and more, SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, near Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $7. For more information, call (415) 273-5481.

      Castles in the Sand

      The 27th annual sand castle creation contest, sponsored by LEAP, will be held to raise money for charity, Ocean Beach, near the Cliff House, Saturday, Oct. 2, free. 

      Save The Date!

      Stay tuned here for announcements of events happening the first week of the following month!

      Lincoln-Washington Bell Game After-Party

      WHEN: Friday, Oct 1, 2010, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      WHERE: Janet Pomeroy Center (behind SF Zoo), San Francisco

      DETAILS: The sixth annual Bell Game Party brings rivals together as friends, this year in a larger venue! $30/person in advance ($35 at door) includes food & beverages. Buy online at brownpapertickets.com/event/106473 or contact Is-e Hogan 415-459-3833 isehogan@... (Lincoln) or Kris Kimball 415-453-7059 kimballsfo@... (Washington)

      Western Neighborhoods Project Picnic and BBQ

      WHEN: Sunday, Oct 3, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      WHERE: Pine Lake Park, Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco

      DETAILS: Westside (Richmond, Sunset, Parkside, etc.) natives, residents, and history buffs welcome to the first WNP Picnic and BBQ. We've reserved a nice site, recently fixed up, so bring some burgers and beverages! Contact Lorri Ungaretti lorri@...

      Holy Virgin Cathedral's "Taste of Russia Festival"

      WHEN:  October 3, 2010,  11a.m. to 6 p.m.

      WHERE:  Holy Virgin Cathedral - 6210 Geary Boulevard, SF

      DETAILS:  This festival will showcase the Holy Virgin Cathedral and Russian Culture and food.  Hourly traditional Russia entertainment featuring,  song, dance and Cathedral Choir performances also Cathedral tours and an Icon painting demonstration. Homemade traditional Russian food, including Prioshki,  Pelmeni,  Beef Stroganoff, Golubtsi and an endless assortment of Russian desserts. $5 parking at the Presidio Jr. High School activity yard.  29th & Geary. For information call (415)668-5218

      Ongoing Community Resources

      Opportunities for Volunteering

      Richmond District YMCA Board of Managers

      Richmond District YMCA Seeking to Expand Board of ManagersThe Richmond District YMCA is currently seeking to expand our Board of Managers in preparation to implement our exciting strategic initiatives:

      1. Transform our branch into a neighborhood center, which will serve as a hub to the surrounding community, bringing diverse individuals, families, business leaders, community-based organizations and community stakeholders together to build a better community;

      2. Enlist the support of the surrounding business and residential community to ensure that Richmond District YMCA programs and services are affordable and accessible to all who wish to participate.

      3. Become the primary provider/partner of a broad array of services that enhance mind, body and spirit for people of all ages.

      In addition to the criteria below, we are looking for dedicated individuals who are:

      - Passionate about building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

      - Able/willing to attend monthly board meetings, which are held at the branch on the first Wednesday evening of each month and to commit some additional time outside of board meetings to work on board projects.

      - Willing to make a personal financial contribution and/or willing to personally fund-raise for the Richmond District YMCA.

      Additional Criteria (one or more of the following:)

      - Background and/ or experience in at least one of the following areas: Fundraising/Business Development, Marketing/Public Relations, Organizational Development, Business/Finance

      - Knowledgeable about the Richmond District neighborhoods

      - Involved in or knowledgeable about SF City and County government, Richmond District organizations, and local businesses.

      - Ethnic and language diversity

      Richmond District Neighborhood Center

      WHEN: 2009-2010

      DETAILS: There are volunteer opportunities in many of our programs: Richmond District After School Collaborative (RDASC), The Richmond Village Beacon and administrative volunteer opportunities at the Center.  Please call or email Mila for more information.  415-750-8554 or ediaz@...

      Building Futures - A Mentoring Program of the YMCA

      DETAILS: Building Futures is a one-to-one therapeutic mentoring program aimed to move youth from risk to resiliency & help them build a better future by matching them with an adult for one year. Through building safe, consistent, and fun relationships, mentors can help youth develop healthy social skills, improve academics, increase self-esteem, enhance decision-making, and cope with family and peer conflicts. Youth are ages 6-18 and the program is free of cost to youth and their families. A unique feature of Building Futures is the therapeutic paraprofessional training mentors receive prior to being matched.  The training helps mentors prepare to work successfully with at-risk youth by understanding issues facing youth and developing relationship-building skills, and how to handle difficult situations. Training, ongoing consultation, and support groups are provided by a Building Futures Program Coordinator. This is your chance to be a part of the solution that affects our society! Trainings start in July.  For more information or to apply to be a building futures mentor, contact: Wajma Ataie at (415)447-9695 or wataie@...

      ElderWISE of San Francisco

      WHEN:  Volunteers make two visits per month to an assigned elder.

      WHERE:  Locations vary, volunteers visit home-bound elders in their home or care facility.

      DETAILS:  Our program provides social visits from trained volunteers to home-bound and/or isolated elders, regardless of income.  We are looking for both elders and volunteers.  Call 415-668-1823 for more information. 

      Forest Stewardship

      WHEN: Every 2nd Friday of the month, 9 am to Noon.  Beginning May 8, 2009

      DETAILS: Help take care of newly planted trees. Volunteers will assist with weeding, mulching, and other stewardship activities. For information and meeting location, contact the Presidio Trust Volunteer Coordinator at (415) 561-5333 or volunteer@....

      Opportunities for Young Children 

      Presidio YMCA Summer Camp

      When:  June 7 – August 13

      Where:  Presidio Community YMCA, Letterman Gym, 1152 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 

      Details:  Presidio Community YMCA is located in a National Park, and offers 10 one-week camp sessions for campers entering kindergarten through tenth grade.  We have Traditional Day Camp, Specialty Camps, and Sports Camps for all ages.  Call 415-447-9622 for more information.

      Richmond District YMCA Children’s SUMMER Dance Program

      WHEN:  June 21-July 24 (no class 7/3)

      WHERE: Richmond District YMCA, 360-18th Ave/Geary/Clement

      DETAILS: Creative Movement for Infants/Toddlers (ages 6mo-36mo) (w/caregiver): MONs, 10-11AM & SATs, 11AM-NOON. Creative Movement for Pre K/K (ages 3-6yrs): SATs 1:30-2:30PM. Beginning Tap & Ballet (grades 1-5): MONs 3-4:30PM. Intermediate Tap & Ballet (grades 2-8): SATs 2:30-4PM. All classes taught by Ms Marian (Marian Roth-Cramer). Questions and Fee Information?  666-9603 or mroth-cramer@... or pick up a Camp Brochure.

      FREE Pre School Openings

      WHEN: On-going

      WHERE: Kai Ming Head Start (please visit website for our 6 locations http://www.kaiming.org/ ) 

      DETAILS: We are looking for preschool age children (3 to 5years old) For more information, call 982-4777.

      Free Parent-Child Class-Toddler Playhouse

      When: Every Thursday, 10:00-12:00

      Where: Asian Family Support Center 2327 Clement Street

      Details: Duration 12 weeks, target age group 1year old -2 yrs old child. Music and movement, basic art project for your child.

      Agape After School Chinese Program 2010-2011

      WHEN: Fall & Spring Term: August 16, 2010 to May 27, 2011

      DETAILS: To assist children to learn English and Chinese language skills, cultural awareness and traditions.  For application and information, please call 415-387-7204 or visit www.accsf.org

      Agape Saturday Chinese Program 2010-2011                                              

      WHEN: Fall & Spring Term: August 28, 2010 to May 21, 2011

      DETAILS: To assist children to learn Chinese language skills, cultural awareness and traditions.  For application and information, please call 415-387-7204 or visit www.accsf.org

      Agapeland Summer Program 2010

      WHEN: Summer Term: June 14, 2010 to August 06, 2010 (8-week Program)

      DETAILS: To provide an enriching environment in which children are engaged in learning and developing math, language arts, cultural awareness and traditions. For application and information, please call 415-387-7204 or visit www.accsf.org 

      Saturday Learning Time Preschool 

      WHEN: Saturday mornings at 9:00a.m to noon. 

      WHERE: 4620 California Street. 

      DETAILS: Offering free preschool classes for children (2.5 to 5 years old) not currently enrolled in a preschool program. Classes are free but nine parent service hours are required per school year. Call 415-751-1199 for more information.

      Multi Cultural Children's Art Workshops MCAP (Multi Cultural Children's Arts Program) 

      WHEN:  Saturday mornings, 10-12pm 

      WHERE:  Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue, (between Balboa and Cabrillo) 

      DETAILS:  Spring Arts Workshops are for children ages 6-12.  There is a different workshop each Saturday.  You can sign up two workshops per child.  Cost:  Refundable fee, $5/class/child call Jane for class availabilities and information at 751-6600, or visit website:  www.rdnc.org. *The Multi Cultural Children's Arts Program is a program of the RichmondDistrictNeighborhoodCenter

      Aspire (After School Program Involving Enrichment and Education) 

      WHEN:  Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m. 

      WHERE: Community Learning Center - 4620 California Street,in the Parish Hall 

      DETAILS:  Quality after school care, where volunteer tutors help kids Kindergarten to 5th grade with their homework. There are arts and crafts, music, dancing and other activities after the homework is finished.  Cost:$180.00 per month.  Call: Merry Chan Ong for more information 415-823-2622 

      Homework Help Center 

      WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m. 

      WHERE: Roosevelt Middle school. 

      DETAILS: Tutoring by high school students who have recently taken middle school courses can help with your child's homework.

      Opportunities for Youth and Teens

      FLEX (Fitness Leadership EXperience)

      WHEN: M-F, 3pm to 6pm

      WHERE: Richmond District YMCA - 360 18th Ave

      DETAILS: FLEX is a free fitness, leadership, and lifeskills program for high school students run by the Richmond District YMCA.  Programming includes teen-oriented fitness classes (Yoga, Circuit Training, Capoeira, etc), full access to our fitness facilities during program hours, nutrition and cooking workshops, and a teen leadership council.  To enroll, please contact Crissie at cponciano@... or (415)666-9602

      George Washington High School Dragon Boat Team 

      WHEN: Practice every Sunday at ll:30AM-l:30PM.  

      WHERE: Lake Merced

      DETAIlS: Contact Alan Layug nemesisdog@....  Looking for freshmen and sophomores attending Washington to join the team.

      Homework Help Center

      When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m. 

      Where: Roosevelt Middle school. 

      Details: High School students interested in volunteer work tutoring middle school students at Roosevelt Jr. High, should call 415-751-1199.  This is a great way to earn your 100 hours of service credits for high School!

      Opportunities for Adults

      Spanish Classes

      WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 15 6:30pm-8:30pm

      WHERE: Richmond District Neighborhood Center (741 30th Avenue). 

      DETAILS: Come learn a new language or dust up on the skills you already have.  For more information call 415-750-8554 or email ediaz@...


      WHEN: Wednesdays 4 -5 pm

      WHERE: Presidio Middle School this summer. 

      DETAILS: Does someone else’s drinking bother you?  Alateen is here for you. For more information, call 750-8554.

      Agape Community Center

      WHEN: Spring Semester January 12, 2010 - May 15, 2010

      WHERE: 378 - 18th Avenue (near Geary), San Francisco, CA 94121

      DETAILS: Tuesday 9am to 12pm - breakfast, English, Chinese Painting, Karaoke, Health Exercise, Cultural Dance and Computer Class. Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm - Beginning Ballroom Dance.  Saturday 9am to 12 noon - Mandarin, Cooking, Tai Chi and Craft Classes. Come and meet new friends; Learn something new; Enrich your life through various activities!!!

      Adult Bible Study Group

      WHEN: Wednesdays from 1:15 - 2:30pm

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