MLK National Day of Service Celebration – Jan 16th, 2012

At his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama declared Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national day of service.  No other gesture could be more fitting to honor the dream and legacy of Dr. King.  The African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) is the host site and hub for this amazing event, held Monday, January 16, 2012.  We invite you to get fired up, round up some friends and give back in honor of Dr. King!


The Gist:


Monday, January 16, 2012 volunteers meet at the AAACC – 762 Fulton Street @ Webster (SF) *This is an all ages event. We have projects even the little ones can do. Bring the whole family!*


Tentative Schedule:


8:45am-9:15am – Breakfast and volunteer sign-up

9:15am-9:30am – Rally featuring special invited guests

9:30am-10:00am travel to volunteer destination by shuttle bus

10:00am-12:30pm – VOLUNTEER for as long as you like

12:30pm-1:00pm – Return to AAACC

1:00pm-3:00pm – Volunteer Rally- BBQ, Entertainment and more!

Beyond the Blaze – Jan. 20th, 2012

Beyond the Blaze is a benefit for the 60 residents on Pierce Street who lost their homes in the Western Addition’s five-alarm fire in December. Sponsored by the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association and Scoutmob, this event will take place on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at St. Cyprian’s (Turk St and Lyon).


This is a collaborative effort between musicians, community members, neighborhood associations, local merchants and other community sponsors; it will run from 6:30PM-10PM and is poised to be one for the books. Highly acclaimed sister resturauants NOPA and Nopalito, and soon-to-be Western Addition neighbor Bi-rite, will donate food for the cause. Speakeasy Brewery & Rolling Rock have generously donated beer for the occasion and Green Barrel as well as Matching 1/2 will be present serving wine and coffee respectively. Raffle tickets featuring prizes from local merchants will be available for purchase at the event.


With a line-up of diverse local musicians including Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band, Even Taylor, Conspiracy of Beards and The Sundance Kids (more to be announced), there’s something for everyone.


Attendees can also expect free bike parking (please bring a lock).




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