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Free Health and Wellness Fair at the RDNC, July 25

This Thursday from 10am until 1pm, the Richmond District Neighborhood Center is hosting their first Health and Wellness Fair.

The event is organized by the students of the summer Junior Nurses Program, a RDNC program designed to give high school students an idea of what to expect in nursing school.

The fair will offer free information on stroke, seizure, heart attack, and diabetes, and will also feature booths from the Institute of Aging and the Richmond Village Beacon.

Junior Nurses Program organizer Abigail Pejoro tells us, “the high school students are doing the health fair to utilize what they’ve learned in the program in a healthcare setting – the community. Students will showcase what we’ve taught them by doing various health teachings and assessments. It will be supervised by student nurses and registered nurses to ensure that the students are providing accurate information and doing assessments properly. We will also answer any questions that the high school students may not be able to answer.”

The fair takes place this Thursday from 10am until 1pm at the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, 741 30th Avenue between Balboa and Cabrillo.

Sarah B.

3:10 pm | Posted under Events, Health | Comments Off

Presenting the Richmond District Jog in the Fog 5k fun run – sign up today!

We’re super excited to present our latest community project / event – the Richmond District Jog in the Fog 5k family fun run, taking place on Sunday, September 8.

This event is ALL about the Richmond District. The course runs through the Richmond District, local businesses are sponsoring it, and proceeds from the race benefit a neighborhood charity, the Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC).

Heck, we even had a neighborhood artist, Andy George, design the race logo!

This is a great chance to come out and enjoy a fun run through our beautiful neighborhood with your fellow neighbors and support the RDNC, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost resources, support, and activities to children, teens, adults and seniors in the neighborhood.

Get all the details about Jog in the Fog and register on the event website at joginthefog.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates leading up to the race.

Special thanks to our local sponsors for their support of the event and the RDNC: San Francisco Toyota, Busvan, Green Apple Books, Angelina’s Cafe & Deli, SanFranPsycho, the Clement Street Merchants Association, Sparky’s Balloons, Bright1Fitness and Thidwick Books.

SIGN UP TODAY to reserve your spot in the race (cool t-shirt and flashy race number included!).

We can’t wait to see you out there!

Sarah B.

5:15 am | Posted under Events | 13 comments

Help clean up Ocean Beach + taste Ben & Jerry’s new SF flavor this Saturday

Photo by jmanhughes

This Saturday from 9am until 12noon, Ben & Jerry’s is sponsoring an Ocean Beach volunteer cleanup. Come lend a hand at the beach to pick up trash, remove graffiti and do some light landscaping.

As thanks for their hard work, the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck will be on scene to give volunteers free scoops of their new City Churned ice cream, ice cream flavors as voted by local residents. The company held a contest and the winning ingredients for San Francisco are: Cookie Dough, Kika’s Treats, Caramel, TCHO Chocolate, Marshmallows, Fair Trade Coffee and Fairtrade Vanilla. So very SF, right? :)

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at the event. To participate, meet at Ocean Beach, Stairwell 21, located just south of the Beach Chalet Restaurant. The closest intersection is Lincoln Way and the Great Highway.

For more information, visit the event page.

Sarah B.

4:56 pm | Posted under Events, Ocean Beach, Volunteer | 4 comments

Want to work at Outside Lands? Find out how at their July 13 Job Fair for locals

The Outside Lands Music Festival is returning for its fifth year this August 9-11 in Golden Gate Park. The 2013 lineup includes Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend and many more.

And while most people go to the festival to rock out, some are there to earn a living. Festival organizers have always claimed to want to help the local neighborhoods in which the festival takes place – the Richmond and Sunset Districts – and this year, they’re making good on their promise with a job fair for residents.

The event takes place on Saturday, July 13 at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park from 10am until 3pm. The festival is hiring for three types of positions:

Applicants from all over the city are welcome to apply, but special consideration will be given to residents in the Richmond District and Sunset District.

Sarah B.

5:14 am | Posted under Events, Golden Gate Park | 3 comments

Happy 4th of July! Fireworks at 9:30pm tonight

Tonight 9:30 pm: Fourth of July Fireworks show will launch from the foot of Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. If you can’t make it to Aquatic Park, other good viewing locations are all along the waterfront including by Coit Tower, Aquatic Park, the Cannery, and Ghirardelli Square.

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4:15 am | Posted under Events | Comments Off

“Penguins to Polar Bears” Sunday Streets – this weekend in GGP, Great Highway

This Sunday is the next installment of Sunday Streets, when areas of the city get closed off to traffic so residents can play!

This Sunday, portions of Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway will be completely closed to traffic, making it a great chance to get out and walk, run, bike, rollerskate – pretty much anything goes. Indulge in car-free wanderlust all the way from the Academy of Sciences (“Penguins”) out to the SF Zoo (“Polar Bears”).

Dozens of activities, live music and performances will line the route along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway. Popular programs include free bike repair, skate lessons and rentals, music, dancing, and more.

So dust off those bikes, scooters and other wheeled vehicles and come out to enjoy our streets with your neighbors! Sunday Streets runs from 11am until 4pm, this Sunday.

Sarah B.

5:12 am | Posted under Events, Golden Gate Park | 2 comments

Join the “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt on Clement Street in July

Merchants along Clement Street (and on some side streets too!) are taking part in a “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt during the month of July.

Waldo is hidden in twelve different shops up and down Clement Street. To get started, pick up a free passport at Green Apple Books (506 Clement).

Then go find as many Waldo’s as you can up and down Clement Street. With each sighting, you’ll receive a stamp in your passport from the merchant.

Once you’ve gathered 5 stamps, stop back at Green Apple for a Waldo sticker and a $1 off Waldo book coupon (first 100 customers).

If you get 10 stamps, show your passport at Green Apple again to be entered in the July 31 raffle for a chance to win on of the following: a Waldo postcard book; a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books; a gift card to Q restaurant; a $25 gift card to Green Apple; a Kobo Mini; or other prizes!

Green Apple will host a Waldo party on July 31 to award raffle prizes.

The deadline to participate is July 30. So get over to Green Apple soon to pick up your passport and start hunting!

Heeeeere, Waldo…

Sarah B.

5:11 am | Posted under Events, Kids | 1 comment

Free “Science Saturday” workshops at Mt. Lake Park, July 6 & 20

Mountain Lake Park is undergoing a lot of changes. A new restroom is being finished, the lake is being cleaned out, and park groups are working towards a $3.15 million playground renovation that will begin in March 2015.

Next month, the Presidio Trust is hosting two free “Science Saturday” workshops, where the public is invited to come learn more about the ecosystem of Mountain Lake, one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco.

Saturday, July 6th | 1pm-2pm
Mountain Lake Underground and Underwater: The History of Mountain Lake and its Environs

Join archaeologist Kari Jones to learn about the ongoing research into the cultural and natural history of Mountain Lake. She will discuss results of limnological coring of lake sediments that took place prior to dredging and what this research can tell us about the formation of the lake and the prehistoric environment. She will also discuss what is known about the Native Ohlone occupation of the Presidio and the Spanish Colonial settlement that followed. By presenting the geological, limnological, archaeological and historical data, she will summarize what is currently understood about the lake along with the many questions that remain unanswered.

Saturday, July 20th | 1pm – 3:30pm
The Lichens of Mountain Lake

Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, will explain what lichens are and show some examples of various lichen structures, then lead an exploration of the lichen habitats of Mountain Lake, talking about where to look for lichens, lichen ecology, and why lichens are important.

Workshops are free to the public, and meet on the lake beach, below the playground which can be accessed at Lake Street and 12th Avenue.

For more information on these talks or others in the “Science Saturdays at Mountain Lake” series contact Jason Lisenby at jlisenby@presidiotrust.gov.

Sarah B.

5:05 am | Posted under Events, Parks | Comments Off