Events on specific dates follow the regular calendar:


Family Storytime

Every Week, 4-5:30 p.m., Glen Park Library

Books, songs, rhymes, and fun for children of all ages.


Poetry with Open Mic

First and third Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Bird & Beckett

Poets read, followed by open mic. See for more details.

Roots, Jazz & American Music

Second Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett

Second Mondays, we’re hosting a jam session for the incoming class of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s brand new jazz BMUS (Bachelor of Music) degree program. See for more details.


Family Storytime

Every Week, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Glen Park Library

Books, songs, rhymes, and fun for children of all ages.

Knitting Circle

First and Third Tuesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., Glen Park Library

SFPD Community Meetings

Third Tuesday of the month, 7–8 p.m., location varies

Ingleside Station’s commanding officer, Capt. John Hart, hosts a Community Relations Forum. Keep up to date on neighborhood police issues, get acquainted with the dedicated people who keep our neighborhood safe. For information, visit the website at or call the station at 415-404-4050.


Friends of Glen Canyon Park Work Parties

Every week, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Meet behind the Rec Center off Elk Street, Glen Canyon Park

Volunteers are welcome to work in the canyon with the Recreation and Park Department’s Natural
Areas Program staff. To join Friends of Glen Canyon Park, or for more information about the park, interpretive walks, and volunteer activities, contact Jean Conner at (415) 584-8576.


California Native Plant Society Work Parties

Every week, 12-3 p.m., Glen Canyon Park

Volunteer activities include weeding, planting, and general maintenance. Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and layers. The event will occur rain or shine. To RSVP, email or call 415-831-6333.


Book a Librarian

Every Week, 2-3 p.m., Glen Park Library

Computer/technology assistance. Call (415) 355-2858 for an appointment.


DIY Kids

Every Week (beginning December 13), 3:30-5:30 p.m., Glen Park Library

Craft program geared for children 7-12.


Diamond Diners Lunch and Social Hour

First Wednesday of the month, 12-1 p.m., St. Aidan’s Church

Bird & Beckett Book Club

Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Bird & Beckett

A book is discussed each meeting. Participants choose the next month’s book. See for more details.


Decorate the Fridge

Every Week (December only), 10-11:30 a.m., Glen Park Library

Craft program geared for children 18 months-4 years. Please dress in your oldest pre-stained clothing.


Tween Time

Every week, 3-5 p.m., Glen Park Library

Event moves to Fridays beginning in January.


Randy Odell presents…

First Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett


Resilient Diamond Heights

Fourth Thursday of the month (except December), 6-8 p.m., St. Aidan’s Church

For information, call 415-285-9540, ext. 3.


Food Pantry

Every week, 1-2 p.m., St. Aidan’s Church (except December 29)

Volunteers run this free food pantry for low-income and disabled clients who live in the 94131 area code. This is just one of the many activities St. Aidan’s hosts. Others include yoga, AA, Al-Anon, Overeaters Anonymous, and other community groups. For details, visit or call 415-285-9540, ext 3.


Jazz in the Bookshop

Every week, 5:30-8 p.m., Bird & Beckett

A neighborhood party every week, with live jazz. $10 per adult suggested donation; kids welcome and free! See for performers.


Jazz Club

Every week, 7:30-10 p.m., Bird & Beckett

Jazz concert series. $10-$20 cover charge. Free food at the break; wine and beer available. See for performers.

Habitat Restoration Work Parties

Third Saturday of the month, 9-12 noon; meet at the Rec Center off Elk Street, Glen Canyon Park

Join the the Friends of Glen Canyon Park and SFRPD gardeners for a monthly volunteer work party of weeding, pruning and occasional planting. For more information, please email or call 415-831-6333.  Registration required.


Which Way West?

Every week, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett (except December 24)

A weekly concert series offering jazz, acoustic Americana, world, and classical music. $10 per adult suggested donation; children free. No one turned away for lack of funds! See for performers.

The Seducers – Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music

First Sunday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett (except December 24)


DIY Kids

First, second and fourth Sunday of the week, times vary, Glen Park Library

Craft program geared for children 7-12. Contact the library for times.


LEGO Free Play

Third Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Glen Park Library

Walker Talks!

Last Sunday of each month, 2:30-4 p.m., Bird & Beckett (except December)

Walker Brents III holds his audience spellbound with his wide-ranging investigations into topics literary, mythological and otherwise.

NEW!  Wednesday, January 10

Help Organize the Glen Park Festival

Do you enjoy the Glen Park Festival? Join in the fun and help us make the 2018 festival a reality!

Volunteering on the committee is a great way to help your neighborhood, and get to know some neighbors better. We meet once a month, January through April. There are a variety of ways to help, large and small. Come to our first meeting to check it out:

This Wednesday, January 10th at 7 pm
at the offices of Keller Williams Realty
775 Monterey Blvd

San Francisco, Ca. 94127

Questions, please email or call Rebecca 415-596-6948 or

Friday, January 12

T(w)een Winter Read 2017

5:30-6 p.m., Glen Park Library

(see December 22)


9-11 p.m., Bird and Beckett

Darren Johnston, trumpet; Larry Ochs, sax ;Fred Frith, guitar; and Allison Miller, drums.

Saturday, January 13

Author Talk: Louise Nayer

12-1:30 p.m., Glen Park Library

“Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen” articulates the truth of the retirement journey and all the anxieties that surface. The reader follows Louise’s journey as well as those she interviews and learns calming techniques to deal with this huge transition, as well as ways to live a more fulfilling life after retirement.

NEW! Saturday, January 13

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Work Day

Hello friends and supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,
Please join us this Saturday, January 13, for our first volunteer work day of the new year. We will be assisted by the City Clean and Green Team.
Our work took a pause last year while SF Public Works repaired leaks to the original irrigation pipes underground. We are grateful to Lanita Henriquez at the City of San Francisco Community Challenge Grant for accommodating the delay while repairs were made. Our grant funds will be available for the installation of our landscape design later this spring.
Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Beautification Day
Date:  this Saturday, January 13
Time:9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, Parish Hall (Lower Level)
Refreshments: Morning snacks
Lunch: We will serve a hot lunch afterward to say thank you
Note: if the rain is a drizzle to light sprinkle, we will proceed. Only heavy rain and/or thick fog will cause a cancellation.
Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling (pads and gloves will be provided). Some light hoeing, too.
If you have preferred personal gloves and tools, you are welcome to bring them.

Before/After Photos:

A big thank you to the Diamond Heights Shopping Center, Safeway, and Harbor Villa Restaurant for their ongoing support (including volunteer hours, financial and in-kind donations, and enthusiastic support).

As always, thank you for your support and generous contribution of time.
See something beautiful every day…
All the best,

NEW!  Saturday, January 13

Bovines, Dynamite, and High-Flying Shows: The Amazing History of Glen Canyon Park!
Sponsored by the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project:

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at the Cow Sign, Elk Street Entrance to Glen Canyon Park

Kick off the New Year with Glen Park resident historian Evelyn Rose on this easy to moderately difficult 1.5-mile stroll through Glen Canyon as we discover the amazing natural and cultural history of this Significant Natural Resource Area in the heart of San Francisco that makes us wonder how in the world we are so lucky to still have it to enjoy today!

Suggested minimum donation $10.00; or support the GPNHP for one year ($15 per person or $20 per household) and the walk is free!

Learn More! RSVP at

NEW!  Saturday, January 13
Safe Medicine Disposal Take-back Event Saturday at Bernal Heights Branch Library

Safely dispose of your expired, unused and/or unwanted medicine from 10am-2pm on Saturday, January 13 at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. It’s free and anonymous, no questions asked. If you can’t make this take-back event, San Francisco residents can drop off unwanted and expired medicine on a regular basis at many locations in SF. New locations are available and all SF police stations have medicine collection bins in their lobbies. Find a safe medicine disposal drop off location location at What: Safe Medicine Disposal Take-back Event When: Saturday, January 13 from 10AM – 2PM Where: Bernal Heights Branch Library Find safe medicine disposal sites:

Sunday, January 14

Sunnyside History Walk: A Walk Down Mid-Century Monterey Boulevard

11 a.m-1 p.m.; meet at Monterey Deli, Edna Street and Monterey Blvd.

Take a walk up and down the boulevard with Sunnyside historian Amy O’Hair to hear about many of the shops, bars, restaurants, beauty salons, barber shops, and five-and-dimes of those years. Level: Easy. Ran cancels walk. Suggested donation $10. RSVP:


Sunday, January 14

Benefit for North Bay poets who lost their homes in the fires

2-4 p.m., Bird and Beckett

NEW! Tuesday, January 16

MTA Board Hearing Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 1 pm, City Hall, Room 400

The proposal for an all-way STOP at the intersection of Diamond Heights Boulevard and Diamond Street (where Diamond comes up the hill from Noe Valley) will be on the agenda. It is also proposed to move the bus zone 60 feet north on Diamond Heights Blvd. This All way Stop was requested by the DHCA and was supported by Supervisory Sheehy. MTA is planning to install the new Stop signs by the end of the month.

NEW!  Wednesday, January 17

City College STORYTELLING class starts on Jan.17 – open to all!

Are you interested in gathering family histories, documenting your community’s stories, or storytelling about your own life experiences? City College’s WOMN 20: Her/His/Ourstories is both an oral storytelling and oral history course that explores: • Respecting our own oral traditions • Storytelling as form of resistance • Ethical practices in conducting oral histories • Collection of community stories and individual stories • Oral history as social change Speaking our truths is a powerful way to resist, transform, and affirm ourselves and our communities! This class is appropriate for traditional community college students as well as life-long learners. Thanks to Free City, CCSF courses are free to San Francisco residents. Enrollment is open now. WOMN 20: Her/His/Ourstories CRN 34334 Wednesdays 1-4pm Ocean Campus, Cloud Hall 224 GE requirements: Area E & Area H CSU transferable Taught by Lijia Lumsden, Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s Studies Instructor Women’s Resource Center Faculty Advisor Email: Spring 2018 Schedule of Classes is available here: Information about the Free City College program is available here:

NEW! Saturday, January 20

Gardening at Sunnyside Conservatory

Greetings and Happy Holidays to all Friends of the Sunnyside Conservatory;

In walking through the Conservatory, I have noticed a couple of really big
weeds. We need to give them and their like some attention.

On a very positive note, two of the rare plants are blooming, which is a
good sign. (A few cuttings were rescued by Botanists from Golden Gate Park
on a field trip to Mexico).

I would like very much to have a group of enthusiastic gardeners find time
to remove some weeds on Saturday, January 20th, from 9 AM till noon. If you
can’t stay the whole time, remember that we are grateful for your work

I look forward to seeing you on the 20th …. and will have some coffee and
some cookies on hand.


Sally R.

NEW! Saturday, January 20

Shared Schoolyard Kickoff, Sunnyside Elementary School
Sponsored by the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project:

Saturday, January 20, 2018!
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunnyside School, 250 Foerster Street
(Between Hearst and Flood Avenues)

Join us as we celebrate with San Francisco Public Schools and Supervisor Mark Farrell for the grand reopening of the Sunnyside Elementary School schoolyard for public use on weekends! We will have a booth at the event to share our exciting local histories, as told by Glenda the Glen Canyon Cow! The event will include games and activities for the whole neighborhood, free lunch, and a ribbon cutting ceremony. See you there!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

NEW! Wednesday, January 24

Glen Park Association Winter Quarterly Meeting
Glen Park Recreation Center 
January 24, 2018

700 PM

Glen Park Association Annual Officer Elections

7:45 PM


-2017 GPA Board Review
-Ideas, Concerns, and Solutions for 2018
-SFFD Fire Emergency Plans for Glen Park Canyon

8:45 PM


NEW!  Wednesday, January 24

Crime and Public Safety Forum

Join SFPD, Supervisor Sheehy and law enforcement leaders in a community discussion focusing on crime in our neighborhoods.



NEW!  Thursday, January 25


NEW! Saturday, January 27

Healthy Feet Over 50 … Or Before!

1-3 p.m., Glen Park Library

Have your feet (or those of someone you love) gotten away from you? Susan Lorica, RN, is a Certified Foot Care Specialist in San Francisco with her own practice. In this presentation, she will discuss how to manage common foot ailments and keep your feet as healthy as possible with good skin care, massage, footwear, simple foot and ankle exercises and more.

NEW!  Sunday, January 28

Tax Savings for HomeownersSunday, Jan. 28th, 1- 3 pm

This meeting will cover tax savings for homeowners on their property taxes and income taxes and  cover changes that affect homeowners per the new federal tax law. A flyer for the meeting is attached. A flyer is attached.


TOPIC:                  Tax Savings for Homeowners

DATE:                    Sunday, January 28th

TIME:                    1:00 – 3:00 PM

LOCATION:         SF Public Library, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Room (basement level)

100 Larkin Street

                                San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP:                    Click here to RSVP

ORGANIZERS:    Office of the Assessor Carmen Chu, SF Public Library, Bar Association of San Francisco’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic


For information and questions contact:

Nicole J. Agbayani,

Office of the Assessor-Recorder
City & County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-7434




NEW!  Wednesday, January 31

The “Hello Club”

Organizer:  Ann (Carol) Grogan

Calling for locals who want to affirm and join a new Hello Club, devoted to bringing back the “village” feel and civility by saying “hello” to those whom we pass in Glen Park! Everyone is invited to our first coffee/tea clatch at Cafe Bello on Wednesday Jan. 31 at 3 pm. Seems like an auspicious time at the end of the month, giving us self-defined opt-in “Club members” the chance to implement for one month our resolve this year to become more welcoming to everyone whom we pass. Future meetings can be in the evening to accommodate those who wish to meet with like-minded folks and can’t make a daytime social. Too, we can meet in different places. Bring your thinking caps on matters like “how do we state our common cause?” and “what holds some back from saying hello all the time?” Bring your experiences from this month when you said “hello”: who responded?, who did not and why?, who did you not say hello to and why?, and how did it seem to make them or you feel?  Let’s get the discussion going!

NEW!  Wednesday, January 31

Greening Opportunities in Glen Park

You’re invited to meet and join your neighbors in Glen Park, to organize greening opportunities in the neighborhood. We’ll be meeting on:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Glen Park Library 2825 Diamond St
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Will you join us? PLEASE RSVPShare this news on, your local e-list, or tell your neighbors!

We’ll be discussing these opportunities:

  • Sidewalk Landscaping Opportunities
  • Tree planting, replacements of empty stumps, and basin expansions for broken sidewalks
  • Request Deadline: March 14, 2018 || Planting Date: April 28, 2018

For more info

We would love to plant as many trees and sidewalk gardens as possible along an entire block!

Esmeralda Martinez
Sidewalk Landscaping Outreach Manager
(415) 525 – 8381 |
Jasmine Lim
Community Outreach Manager
(415) 268 – 0773 |


Friday, February 2

Kahil El’Zabar and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 45th Anniversary!

9-10:30 p.m., Bird and Beckett


Saturday, February 3

Teotihuacan Family Art with the de Young Museum

2-3:30 p.m., Glen Park Library


Sunday, February 4

Nasty Women Poets

2-4 p.m., Bird and Beckett

Monday, February 5

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Quarterly Meeting

7-8:30 p.m., St. Finn Barr Community Room, 415 Edna Street

Wednesday, February 7

All the Women in My Family Sing: Raising the Voices of Women of Color

7-9 p.m., Bird and Beckett

A new anthology featuring essays by America Ferrera, Belva Davis, Marian Wright Edelman, Natalie Baszile, Porochista Khakpour, Samina Ali, Nayomi Munaweera, and many more, documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the 21st century. These brief, trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of women of color as they exercise autonomy, creativity, and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today’s turbulent world.

Thursday, February 8

Creations with Duct Tape for T(w)eens

3-5 p.m., Glen Park Library

Make your own wallets or pouches out of colorful, durable duct tape. All materials are provided. This is a program for tweens/teens 10-18 years old.


Paul Sanwald Quartet

7:30-9:30 p.m., Bird and Beckett

Saturday, February 10

History Meeting, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

3:30-5:30 p.m., Location: TBD

Join the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project as we rediscover the amazing and rich histories of Glen Park, Glen Canyon Park, Sunnyside, Fairmount Heights, and Diamond Heights with presentations by local historians and/or guest speakers. Meeting begins promptly at 3:30 pm. Check our Events page for more details. Suggested donation $10, or support the GPNHP for one year ($15 per person or $20 per household) and today’s meeting is free.

Saturday, February 17

A Trestle Ran Through It: Early Days in Glen Park Village

9 a.m.-12 noon; meet on the Glen Park BART station

Take this 1.8-mile walk with historian Evelyn Rose back through time to learn more about the history of Glen Park that would set the foundation for the endearing character of neighborhood today. Suggested donation $10. RSVP:

Sunday, February 18

Sunnyside History Walk: The Early Years

11 a.m.-1 p.m.; meet at Glen Park BART station

On this 1.5-mile walk with Sunnyside historian Amy O’Hair, explore aspects of life in Sunnyside during the first decades, from the famous electric street car to stories of immigrant families. Level: Easy. Rain cancels walk.Suggested donation $10. RSVP:

Saturday, February 24

Modern Diamond Heights: The Redevelopment of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills

10 a.m.-12 noon; meet at Christopher Playground amphitheater, just west of Diamond Heights Shopping Center

Explore the early history of Red Rock and Gold Mine Hills on a 1.5-mile walk with architectural historian Hannah Simonson and hear how declaration of “blight” would lead to unrealized skyscrapers and Modernist architecture. Suggested donation $10. RSVP:


Red Envelope Craft with Maria Fong

10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Glen Park Library

Saturday, March 3

San Francisco History Days 2018 at the Old Mint

11 a.m.- 5 p.m., The Old Mint, 88 5th Street

Last year, 6,500 people attended SF History Days 2016, from history enthusiasts to historians, from archaeologists to genealogists, from National Park Service rangers to local neighborhood history groups, all to partake of the rich history San Francisco has experienced, plus having the opportunity to tour the Old Mint, a National Historic Landmark that survived the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project will be there Saturday and Sunday with 75 other history exhibitors. Learn more at Free.

Sunday March 4

San Francisco History Days 2018 at the Old Mint

11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Old Mint, 88 5th Street

(See March 3)

NEW! Friday – Sunday, March 9, 10, 11

Free admission to California Academy of Sciences – Details and  schedule for Glen Park and nearby neighborhoods:

A gigantic fossil of Tyrannosaurus Rex stands in the light-filled lobby of the California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on designated weekends each spring and fall, according to zip code.

Free admission is available for San Francisco residents of each zip code during the designated dates listed below. Visiting adults are limited to six children for free entry. Proof of residency is required.*

Spring 2018 Free Days: Mar. 9, 10, 11
Neighborhoods: Castro, Excelsior, Forest Hill, Glen Park, Ingleside, Noe Valley, Outer Mission, Parkmerced, Parkside, St. Francis Wood, Sunset
Zip codes: 94112, 94114, 94116, 94122, 94127, 94131, 94132

*Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combinations are acceptable:

  • A driver license or state ID card
  • Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date
  • Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box).
 To learn more, go to

Beating the Bounds: A Walk Around the Original Edges of the Sunnyside

10 a.m.-1 p.m.; walk begins at Cup Cafe, 6 Monterey Blvd (just around the corner from Glen Park BART)

(See December 9)