February 7th, 2009
Wine Tasting to Benefit the Richmond District Libraries Campaign
When: Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: Presidio Golf Club,
Details: Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of tastings from 20 different wineries and delicious appetizers. All proceeds benefit the Richmond District Libraries Campaign to raise money for furniture, fixtures, and equipment to complete the renovations for the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks and Anza branch libraries. For a list of participating wineries and to check out our stellar silent auction items, visit us at www.friendssfpl.org/?Event&id=96. Tickets are limited, advance ticket purchase recommended. To order tickets, contact Mary Abler at 415-626-7512 x 107 or via email to Mary.Abler@Friendssfpl.org. A small quantity of tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $50.
Chinese New Year Concert and Celebration
When: Sun, Feb 8 2008 4pm
*Where: Davies Symphony Hall
Tickets: starting at $22
Details: Celebrate music, family, and tradition at the Chinese New Year Celebration. This festive collaboration of East and West celebrates the Lunar New year with an exotic mix of music and instruments. All ticket holders are invited to the post- concert festival reception, featuring complimentary food from popular Chinese restaurants, lion dancing, children’s entertainment, and good luck symbols. For information on the Imperial Dinner with preferred concert seating, please call the Volunteer Council at (415) 503-5500.
Richmond District Advisory Council (DAC) Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 10th from 9:30am to 11:00am
Where: 3330 Geary Blvd. Third Floor East
Details: Discussion around issues facing seniors and disabled adults in the neighborhood.
A Course on Sidewalks & Pedestrian Safety Pedestrian Safety Advocacy Training
Community-Building Lunches and Cantonese Translation AND ALL FOR FREE
When: February 10th, 16th, 24th & March 2nd 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
*Where: AT Taraval Police Station Community Room,
Details: During the month of February,
Outdoor Movie Night at Cabrillo Playground
When: FRIDAY, February 13, 2009. Stop by between 4:30 PM TO 5:15PM to sign up for family accounts.
Where: Cabrillo Playground,
Details: The movie will come on after family account sign ups. This event is highly recommended for outer
Police Community Relations Forum [flyer]
When: Tuesday, February 17th, 7pm
Where: Richmond District Police Station, Community Room,
Topic: Department of Parking and Traffic will have a representative to speak and answer questions about traffic and keeping the neighborhood streets safe.
Details: Captain Richard Corriea invites you and your neighbors to discuss public safety issues and learn about community safety programs. For more information, contact: Officer Connolly at 666-8000 or Kitty Ha at 668-5955 ext. 375.
Russian Festival 2009
music by DJ NICK IONOFF & “
When: Friday, Feb. 20 – 5:30pm-9:30am and stay for a dance party (disco-9:30-12:30am)
(no admittance after 10PM)
Saturday, Feb. 21 – 11am-10pm
Sunday, Feb. 22 – 11am-7:15pm
Parking: discounted parking across the street from the Center
Cost: Tickets at the door, day of festival – general admission $10; seniors & students w/valid IDs $6; children 12 and under Free
Details: The 21st Annual Russian-American Clebration of Food, Dance, Music and Art.
-World’s Greatest Vodlka Tasting Bar!
-Lacquer Boxes from Palekh!
-Baltic Amber Jewelry!
-Russian Dancers and Singers!
-Delicious Russian Food and Pastries!
-Tea from Antique Samovars!
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm, 415-921-7631
email: email@example.com; www.russiancentersf.com
Saint John’s Cinema
When: March 5, 2009, 7 p.m.
Featured Film: Citizen McCaw (2008) – The film chronicles events since July 2006, when editor Jerry Roberts and five of his colleagues quit the Santa Barbara News-Press, citing owner and co-publisher Wendy McCaw’s abandonment of journalistic ethics, which McCaw denied. Since then, McCaw and dozens of her former staffers have been engaged in a fierce clash of wills that raises important national questions of journalistic ethics and media ownership. The film details the twists and turns of the resignations and firings, community protests, legal maneuverings on both sides, a precipitous drop in the paper’s circulation, a Teamsters’ union vote, child pornography allegations, an NLRB trial, and numerous other events including a surprise ruling by the labor judge in late 2007. 80 minutes http://www.stjohnssf.org/stjohns_cinema.html
Socrates Café (Philosophical Discussion Group)
When: First Sunday of the month
Where: Café Muse –
Details: Take a break from politics and join a thoughtful, relaxed discussion of the ideas and values that underlie our efforts to be good people, neighbors, and citizens. More information, please contact Linda Greenberg 415-668-5239.
WAR AND DISSENT:
THE U.S. IN THE PHILIPPINES 1898-1915
When: Through February 22, 2009
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
Details: The Spanish-American War and the Philippine War were turning points in U.S. history and had a great impact on the Presidio. This exhibit of photographs, diaries, letters, political cartoons, recordings, maps, and flags looks at events from several perspectives. www.presidio.gov/calendar
Seniors Moving to Better Health
When: Mondays: 10-11:00 am & Wednesdays: 9:30-10:30am Drop-ins welcome
Details: Join “Always Active” FREE exercise program for seniors. Fall Prevention, Strength and flexibility training. Free Wellness Plan. For more information call 415 752-0139.
When: Third Wednesday of every month & selected days in May and October
Details: For full details of FREE visits to the
When: Every Saturday at 2pm
Where: Meet at the lion statue at park entrance,
Public transportation: MUNI line 38.
Details: Recapture the flavor of Mayor Sutro’s gift to the public, the park and baths of the late 1800s. Dramatic, wind-swept vistas in sunshine or fog. Somewhat strenuous. http://sfcityguides.org/desc.html?tour=47
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmer’s Market
When: every Wednesday, year round 10am – 2pm
*Where: Geary at
Details: The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Certified Farmers’ Market is your best source for fresh-from-the-farm, seasonal fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts. Make a visit to the market a part of your weekly routine! The farmers at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Farmers’ Market bring you the freshest locally-grown fruits and vegetables. For more information, please visit: http://www.pcfma.com/marketdetail.php?market_id=10.
Harvest Food Pantry
When: every Saturday, 7:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Details: Networking with the San Francisco Food Bank, we distribute supplemental groceries to 150 needy families & individuals at the church. Since Oct. 2000, we’ve distributed over 250,000 pounds of food. Would you like to volunteer? We are always seeking help from willing individuals including children, seniors and students. Many students use our program to fulfill their learning service requirement. If you would like to join us, please contact Dale Walker at DaleWalker@aol.com for more information or simply show up!
Multi Cultural Children’s Art Workshops MCAP (Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program)
When: Saturday mornings, 10-12pm
Cost: Refundable fee, $5/class/child
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. Please call Jane at 751-6600for class availabilities and information or visit www.rdnc.org.
The Multi Cultural Children’s Arts Program is a program of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center