MEDIA ALLIANCE Check out the lineup of classes for writers, editors, photographers, designers, broadcasters, community organizers, computer wizards, dancers, actors, and other creative folks. Media Alliance has an interactive website for finding jobs, signing up for classes, and connecting to other media activists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Beach Watch volunteer shoreline monitoring was launched by the marine sanctuary in 1993 under the auspices of NOAA, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Beach Watch uses highly trained “citizen scientists” from all walks of life to conduct regular shoreline surveys spanning 150 miles of coastline from Point Año Nuevo to Bodega Head. The volunteers have conducted wildlife surveys during oil spills. Since 1996, the nonprofit Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association has managed Beach Watch data and volunteers. Find out more about the sanctuary and its volunteer programs: FARALLONES and NOAA.
Updated wine menu and new craft-style beer. Check out agitf.com for events (live music and entertainment). Call 650-735-5854 or email [email protected] A Grape in the Fog is at 400 Old County Road (north of the clock tower) in beautiful downtown Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.
Maritime National Historical Park is on the San Francisco waterfront. Board the fleet of historic vessels berthed at Hyde Street Pier and participate in interpretive programs: traditional shipbuilding methods, ship restoration and maintenance by shipwrights, rigging crew, small-craft curators and volunteers, and exhibits aboard Balclutha and in the Visitor Center. Complete schedule of programs:
INFORMATION on San Bruno Mountain Watch stewardship programs and events. Volunteer opportunities for everyone from students to grandparents. Join the Weed Warriors for fresh air and exercise, and help weed San Bruno Mountain's south slope, which has grasslands critical to resident butterflies. Email [email protected] or call 415-467-6631.
Florey's Book Co. welcomes special orders, and most books are available in just a few days. Florey's offers FREE gift wrapping for any purchase.
Florey's invites you to its ongoing Tuesday night series "Speakeasy," a free event for readers to share and read aloud from their own work or passages from others.
Art Recreation Time (ART) is a children's weekly drop-in art class at Florey's. For more information, call Janet Barker at 650-291-9614. - finish a creative project - experiment with art materials - experiment with art techniques - develop your artistic style - relax and have some creative fun Visit Janet's website for sample illustrations: http://artrecreationtime.wordpress.com/
Florey's Book Co. 2120 Palmetto Avenue Sharp Park, Pacifica (650) 355-8811 Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day! http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo
For those who want more from bowling than just throwing a ball down the alley, look no farther than Sea Bowl in Pacifica. Every Friday night, it offers a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. Better known as Astro Bowl, it's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach, 650-738-8190
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) through the Trails Forever Program. Pacifica has three GGNRA National Parks inside the city limits: Mori Point, Sweeney Ridge, and Milagra Ridge.
Trail Keepers can enjoy a flexible, family-friendly schedule, regular exercise, outdoor learning, and skill development, all while supporting their beloved parks. By monitoring trails, Trail Keepers collect important information for the NPS Trail Crew and maintenance and natural resources staff, and share park history with other visitors. Get to know new trails, while enjoying old favorites.
Contact [email protected] or call 415-561-3068 for information on Trail Keeper orientations and volunteer opportunities.
Check out the botany and ecology workshops offered by the Herbaria on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Workshops include classroom instruction and field trips. For more information or to register for workshops:
Shooting stars in your eyepiece, mellow tones in your ears, what could be more cosmically challenging! It's Jazz Under the Stars at the College of San Mateo. Take 280 to 92 East, exit Hillsdale, and go north to campus. Park at Building 36 and join the fun. Pizza and drinks are served in the lobby, then take an elevator to the rooftop, where different sizes and types of telescopes are available to look at stars, planets, satellites, the moon, whatever happens to be overhead in the night sky. Helpful astronomy docents tell you what you are seeing. KCSM deejays play jazz for your listening pleasure as you ogle the firmament. (KCSM 91.7 FM is a 24-hour noncommercial radio station with studios right on campus. If you have been living on another planet, KCSM is a fine jazz station, also streaming live on the Internet at KCSM.) This event occurs the third Saturday evening of every month. Best of all, it is totally free. Get the scoop on JAZZ UNDER THE STARS.