Apr/30/2011 6th Annual Walk Against Rape

Posted by Richard • April 30th, 2011

Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile march on April 30, 2011. It is an empowering opportunity to raise awareness on the epidemic issue of Sexual Violence in our community!

You may register as an individual walker, or create a team of walkers. There is no fee to register, but we encourage everyone to raise funds.  Last year, the average fundraising walker raised $246! We had Individuals who raised up to $1745 and Teams were able to raise up to $3880! Any amount you raise is greatly needed and appreciated. Fundraising on line is easy, fun and green! Create your on page by registering here!

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals and communities that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.  At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution.

Thank you for your interest in Walk Against Rape.  We urge you to take this important step in the fight against Rape by registering for the Walk Against Rape.  The funds you raise will go toward providing direct services to survivors of sexual assault in San Francisco and beyond.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/sfwar.

Apr/30/2011 Rebuilding Together: Create a Garden at Rosa Parks

Posted by Richard • April 30th, 2011

Come help transform Rose Parks Elementary School by building a new garden. We will be removing asphalt, adding in top soil and constructing raised garden beds.

Breakfast, lunch, tools and T-shirts will be provided.

Saturday, April 30, 2011
8:30-9:00 am – Sign-in
12:00 pm – Lunch
3:00-4:00 pm – Cleanup

at Rosa Parks Elementary School
1501 O’Farrell St. (at Holis St.) SF, CA

* Parking and childcare will be provided.

Contact info: Nora Brereton, 415-424-5770, nora@communitygrows.org.

in Partnership with Rebuilding Together SF, 2011

Apr/30/2011 Lily Street Block Sale

Posted by Richard • April 30th, 2011

13th Annual Lily Street Block Sale

Spring cleaning…with all your neighbors!

What: Lily Street Block Sale
When: Saturday April 30th, 2011
Time: 9:00 am till 3:00 pm
Location: Lily Street from Franklin to Buchanan. Cross streets of Buchanan, Laguna, Octavia, and Gough.

Donations of items to sell benefitting John Muir PTA are needed.

Plan on selling? RSVP by April 15 to: cpusf.founded2002@sbcglobal.net or lilystreet@hotmail.com.

Not selling? Mark your calendar and spread the word to others to join us for a day of sustainable shopping, food and fun

A $15 Seller’s donation gets you:

  • Advertisement in multiple print and online media
  • BBQ lunch
  • Help raise funds for John Muir Teacher Appreciation Day (seeking reusable donations for resale)
  • A day to celebrate with your family, friends and neighbors, the beauty and diversity of our community.

Apr/30/2011 Urban Trail Blazers Applications Due and Short Interviews

Posted by Richard • April 30th, 2011

Want something fun to do this Summer?

Join the Urban Trail Blazers as we explore the outdoors, learn about our environment, and get hands-on experience preserving Golden Gate National Parks. Work with real Park Rangers to build and care for park trails. Investigate the health of the environment while building your own healthy body. Hike the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail! Go Kayaking! Camping in a stunning National Park!

Participants earn a $225 award for full participation in the program.

To apply, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade
  • Attend a public middle school in the San Francisco
  • Be committed to attending daily sessions
  • Attend a 6 week session, June 21st – July 29th, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-2:45pm
  • Summer sessions includes no less than 3 overnight trips
  • Complete an application, including questions, and parent or guardian signature
  • Bring in COMPLETED application and participate in a short interview on:

Saturday, April 30th
10:00am-3:30pm at
Crissy Field Center
1199 East Beach, Presidio, SF
MUNI Bus Lines: 28, 30, 43

Download an application today and visit our website at www.crissyfield.org/utb.

For more information contact:
Sam Tran
Youth Leadership Coordinator
(415) 561-7769 or

The Crissy Field Center is a partnership project between the Golden GateNational Parks Conservancy, National Park Service and the Presidio Trust.

Apr/29/2011 Youth Workshops Earth Month Series: Up-Cycle Your Jewlery

Posted by Richard • April 29th, 2011

EcoArts Tours presents

Up-Cycle Your Jewlery

Friday, April 29, 2011
4 – 6 pm
Mo’ Magic, 1294 Fillmore Street, SF

The Experience:

In this workshop, learn basic jewelry techniques, tool handling, stringing, wire- wrapping, forging, and composition. Students are encouraged to bring old jewelry, found objects, or thrift-store finds to up-cycle into a new ring, necklace or pendant.  We will start with the basics, work with wire to form a simple ring, and then evolve into personal creations.

About the Instructor:

Josie Adele has been an entrepreneur jewelry designer since 2004 and uses recycled elements and local production in her work.  She has a degree from Colorado State University and completed the Sustainable Design Program at the University of California Berkeley Extension. She develops eco-efficient products from recycled metals and other materials and views it as a beautiful and rewarding challenge to up-cycle waste into something of value, which will be appreciated for years to come.

For more information about Josie, please visit: www.josieadele.com.

Apr/28/2011 Mo’ MAGIC Meeting

Posted by Richard • April 28th, 2011

Apr/28/2011 District 5 Budget Town Hall

Posted by Richard • April 28th, 2011

With the City again facing a $380 million deficit, Supervisor Mirkarimi will host a Budget Town Hall with Mayor Lee and other city department heads on:

Thursday, April 28th
6:30 pm
All-Purpose Room at the Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Boulevard

Please join Supervisor Mirkarimi and Mayor Lee at the Budget Town Hall. Parking in the neighborhood is limited, so please take Muni–lines 22 or 38 are both convenient to the rec center.

Apr/27/2011 Thank you for helping us make MAGIC!

Posted by Richard • April 27th, 2011

Thank you to the hundreds of supporters that attended, donated and/or supported a night of MAGIC. Donald Lacy did an awesome job hosting the event and the young performers in Pop Lyfe were beyond impressive!

Thanks to our sponsors

Webster Towers
Sibert, Branford
Fillmore Center
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Siebert Brandford Shank Co., LLC.

Special thanks to the host committee who helped with event. We look forward to hosting another event next year. We also acknowledge the co-chairs, London Breed and Kimberlei Dixon Evans.


Apr/27/2011 Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011 Series

Posted by Richard • April 27th, 2011

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Fusion of the Maturing Mind 2011

A six-part series hosted by AgeSong Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care, and the Jewish Home of San Francisco

Integrative Medicine (Part 3 of 6)
Wednesday, April 27
5:00-6:30 pm

Nina Weil, certified practitioner, Healing Touch, & Kaylah Sterling, director of Integrative Medicine, Jewish Home of San Francisco

Age Song Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care
624 Laguna Street, SF
Medical Factors that Contribute to Making the Difficult Client Difficult (Part 4 of 6)
Wednesday, May 25
5:00-6:30 pm

Dr. Jay Luxenberg, chief medical officer, Jewish Home of San Francisco

Jewish Home of San Francisco
302 Silver Avenue, SF
Nutritional Issues of the Elderly (Part 5 of 6)
Wednesday, September 28
5:00-6:30 pm

Jen M. Meltz, registered dietitian experience in clinical dietetics, food management, and weight loss

Age Song Institute at Laguna Grove & Hayes Valley Care
624 Laguna Street, SF
Mindfulness-based Approaches to the Maturing Mind (Part 6 of 6)
Wednesday, October 26
5:00-6:30 pm

Dr. Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong founder and CEO

Jewish Home of San Francisco
302 Silver Avenue, SF
RSVP to sfevents@agesong.com or call 415-318-8670
CEUs available for nurses, MFTs & LCSWs. Light hors d’oeuvres served.

Apr/26/2011 Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Workshop

Posted by Richard • April 26th, 2011

How ready are you?

Learn how to:

  • Prepare a family disaster plan
  • Create a personal emergency contact sheet
  • Create a home/work/car kit list
  • Go alone for 3 days

Tips for seniors and What is a Go Bag anyway?

Date & Time:
April 26, 2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

John Muir ES
380 Webster Street, Auditorium

For more information:
Marco Diaz

Sponsored by the Western Addition Beacon Center and the Western Addition Family Resource Center

The goal of the NERT program is to help the citizens of San Francisco to be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team, preparing them to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each. The NERT Training is free to the public. The San Francisco Fire Department has the following NERT trainings scheduled. You may attend at any location. Enrollment is limited.

Make-ups may be approved. A certificate will be issued. Make-up classes must be completed within 6 months of beginning training. Enrollment must begin by the 2nd session to participate.

NERT website: www.sfgov.org/sffdnert