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San Francisco Commemorates 9/11
Citywide Events Highlight Tenth Anniversary after September 11th Attacks including Lighting Coit Tower in Red, White and Blue, read more of the Mayor's Press Release here
This weekend marks the 10 year anniversary of the event that redefined our nation. This year in San Francisco, we will rekindle this spirit of unity by coming together at major community gatherings from remembrance services to cultural and sporting events. Below is a list of events that are occurring the weekend of September 10-11 that can be enjoyed by the whole family:
Saturday, September 10, 2011:
- SF Police Officer's Association and SF Firefighters Union observance of 9/11 at Civic Center Plaza, 11am. Click for more info.
Sunday, September 11, 2011:
- 2nd Annual SF Memorial Stair Climb at the TransAmerica Building, 8am - 6pm
- SFPD/SFFD Annual Mass at St. Monica's Church 5900 Geary Boulevard, 9am - 1pm
- HandsOn Bay Area at the War Memorial Building, 9:30am. Check the HandsOn Bay Area website for a full listing of events.
- Castro Street 9/11 Observance at Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market, 1pm
- SF Giants vs. LA Dodgers at AT&T Park, 1:05pm
- SF 49ers vs. Seattle at Candlestick Park, 1:10pm
- Annual SF Opera in the Park in Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park, 2pm (City's official civic observance of the 9/11 anniversary)
- Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk at Marina Green- Closing Ceremony, 3pm - 4pm
- The University of San Francisco and St. Ignatius Parish's 9/11 service at St. Ignatius Church, 8pm
- Sunday Streets in the Western Addition, 11am - 4 pm
HandsOn Bay Area needs you for the Season of Service
When: SeptemberWhere: CitywideThrough the spirit of volunteerism, HandsOn Bay Area makes it easy for those aspiring to support the San Francisco community. Please view the HandsOn Bay Area website here if you are interested in participating in or volunteering for the Season of Service.
HandsOn Bay Area's Season of Service PSA 2HandsOn Bay Area staff works with local non-profits, schools and parks to identify high-impact, group-based volunteer projects. These projects may meet an ongoing need of an organization or its clients, or they may be one-time, large-scale transformations of facilities or green spaces. We recruit volunteers to get the job done and match each project with a trained Project Leader to ensure that both the community partner and the volunteers are satisfied with the work.
For all other HandsOn Bay Area events taking place in September, visit their website.
Sunday Streets in the Western Addition
When: Sunday, September 11
Where: Western Addition
It's time to enjoy car-free streets once again! Sunday Streets is returning to the Western Addition neighborhood on September 11. Join San Francisco and Bay Area residents, families and visitors from 11AM until 4PM to walk, run, bike, skate, or move freely through the open streets at both events.
Volunteer at Sunday Streets and help San Francisco and Bay Area residents enjoy car-free streets! Sign up to volunteer today!
Chinatown and North Beach Grant Avenue 'Walking Streets' Sunday Streets with a Ping Pong Tournament
When: Sunday, September 18
Where: Grant Avenue in Chinatown and North Beach
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of China-US "ping-pong" diplomacy and to promote the further development of table tennis in San Francisco, Sunday Streets will introduce a Ping Pong Tournament on September 18 at the Chinatown and North Beach Grant Avenue 'Walking Streets' event. Please find additional information here and remember to sign up with your team by September 14 to enjoy this community event. English application and Chinese application.
Volunteer at Sunday Streets and help residents of San Francisco and the Bay Area enjoy car-free streets! Sign up to volunteer today!
Public Art for the New North Beach Library
When: September 1-15, 2011
Where: North Beach Branch Library, 2000 Mason Street
Three artists - Bill Fontana, Paul Hayes, and Mark Malmberg - were selected by the North Beach Community Artist Selection Panel to create proposals for the new artwork to be placed at the new library. Come see the three proposals and provide the San Francisco Arts Commission with feedback on the comment forms located inside the library. Your comments will be shared with the selection panel before one of the proposals is selected for the new library. Click here for more information including hours and upcoming events.
For more information, please contact: Zoe Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate, (415) 252-3215.
Energy Savings Coming to District 4 and 7!
Where: District 4 and 7
Be on the lookout for SF Environment representatives, who will be visiting the Sunset District as well as the West Portal and Ocean Avenue commercial corridors in Districts 4 and 7 this month to help businesses cut energy costs through the SF Energy Watch program. Thousands of businesses have already reduced costs through this program. To read about different energy efficiency projects implemented by various local businesses and organizations visitwww.sfenergywatch.org.
To schedule a free assessment and learn how you can save energy and money, call the SF Energy Watch hotline at (415) 355-3769. SF Energy Watch is a partnership between PG&E and the City of San Francisco.
SF Rec and Parks to Make Roadway Improvement in Golden Gate Park
When: September - November
Where: Golden Gate Park
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is proceeding with roadway improvements on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park as part of an effort to upgrade the condition and extend the life of park roadways. Construction is scheduled to begin with curb ramp replacement in August, new roadway paving in September and continue into November. Work hours will be from roughly 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Traffic routing and printed informational handouts will be available to park visitors during the grinding and paving of the road segments. To stay updated on the construction visit RPD's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.
San Francisco Financial Planning Day
When: October 22, 2011: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: UC Hastings College of the Law - Snodgrass Hall, 198 McAllister Street.
Join Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Treasurer José Cisneros and the City and County of San Francisco at this unique event. Don't miss this opportunity to get free private consultations on financial issues that matter to you with experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified Certified Financial Planner professionals. In addition to one-on-one consultations, participate in a variety of workshops on different financial topics including: budgeting, credit and debt, retirement, taxes, insurance, education savings, small business, and others. All activities are free, so bring a friend!
Register for this event at: www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/SanFrancisco or call 1.877.861.7826
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