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Upcoming events: PAR Meeting (tonight!), Library open house, Community Action Fair, Women’s March, Shared Schoolyard kickoff at Alamo, Lost Landscapes returns

Thousands are expected to come out to Civic Center on Saturday for the Women’s March – San Francisco

Planning Association for the Richmond General Membership Meeting (open to the public)
Wednesday, January 18 at 7pm | Richmond Recreation Center 251 18th Ave
The agenda for tonight’s PAR meeting includes our new District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, Captain Yep from the Richmond District Police station, Friends of GGP Oak Woodlands, and the SF Dept. of Emergency Services.

Richmond District Library Open House
Saturday, January 21 11am-3pm | 351 9th Avenue
Stop by the Richmond District library for their open house, featuring Lion Dancers (11am), Boswick the Clown and his magic show (12pm), live music, and an appearance by a SFFD fire truck. Plus face painting, a raffle and other family fun. All activities are free.

Take Back the Day: A Community Action Fair
Friday, January 20 7:30am-10am | St. James Episcopal Church, 4620 California Street
“Recognizing that many people are concerned about the outcome of the recent election, we are creating a space on Inauguration Day for people to express their commitment to peace, justice, and the dignity of every human being. In a time of fear and division, this is an opportunity to experience community and take positive action.” The event includes a light breakfast, facilitated table conversations, and representatives from community groups who will provide information about volunteer opportunities and organizing efforts to protect and defend civil rights, immigrant communities, the social safety net, and the environment. More info

Women’s March – San Francisco
Saturday, January 21 3pm-8pm | Civic Center
Join in the San Francisco satellite event to the Women’s March on Washington. “This is a non-partisan march. We welcome all people to join us as we unite locally, nationally and internationally on January 21, 2017, to stand together in justice, respect and inclusion for all. There are over 280 marches in 35 countries uniting well over 1,000,000 people worldwide.” The event begins with a rally from 3pm until 5pm at Civic Center followed by a candlelight march down Market St. to Justin Herman Plaza at 5pm. More info

Schoolyard Kickoff at Alamo Elementary School
Saturday, January 21 11am-1pm | 250 23rd Avenue
As part of the Shared Schoolyard Project sponsored by the city of San Francisco and the SFUSD, Alamo Elementary will open up on Saturday for some free family fun including the Richmond YMCA and SF Youth Soccer, to neighborhood groups including Wheel Kids, Wee Scotty, and the Richmond District Neighborhood Center. Plus, activities like biking, arts and crafts, sports, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, performances and more.

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco – 11th Edition
Monday, January 30th at 7:30pm | Internet Archive, 300 Funston
This year’s film shows San Francisco’s neighborhoods, infrastructures, celebrations and people from 1906 through the 1970s and features new scenes of San Franciscans working, playing, marching and partying during the Great Depression; unseen footage of Seals Stadium and the Cow Palace in the late 1930s; newly-discovered footage of the San Francisco Produce Market in operation; glimpses of neighborhoods now gone; Cathedral Hill on the cusp of redevelopment; 1960s antiwar activism; newly found footage of Tom Mooney’s victory parade after his release from Alcatraz in 1939; Bay ferries in operation; rare images of southeastern San Francisco and the Hunters Point drydock; the 1975 Gay Freedom Day parade; a 1940s-era ode to our fog; and many more newly discovered gems. Tickets available here, proceeds benefit the Internet Archive.

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