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Saturday, February 27

Children’s Gardens with San Francisco Native Plants Webinar
Saturday, February 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Youtube Live
Children's Gardens with San Francisco Native Plants Webinar
Children learn by exploring and learn with all their senses. San Francisco native plants can provide soft, safe environments for young children and opportunities for exploring the natural world, including butterflies and birds, for older children. We discuss what to plant in San Francisco to ...

Sunday, February 28

“College Admissions Journey” Discussions & Insights
Sunday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
"College Admissions Journey" Discussions & Insights
The Association of Applied Life Sciences & The World Association of Young Artists invites you to join our panel discussion, on February 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (PST). We are featuring three outstanding students who will share their experiences in high school and how they ...

Monday, March 1

“Know Your Name” w/ Activist, Podcaster Virgie Tovar
Monday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
"Know Your Name" w/ Activist, Podcaster Virgie Tovar
How do we begin to see the elements that enable rape culture as the elements that are built into the structure and ethos of how we think about gender, bodies, food and weight? Virgie Tovar, author of The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls ...

Tuesday, March 2

Living Wisely: Bringing Joy and Focus into Your Daily Life (28 Day Workshop)
Living Wisely: Bringing Joy and Focus into Your Daily Life (28 Day Workshop)
Starting next week we will be starting the online course, Living Wisely: Bringing Joy and Focus into your Daily Life (28 Days) with Wangmo Dixey https://dharma-college.com/weekly-classes/ This class is for anyone wishing to focus on concentration and bringing joy into your life. You may wish to ...
SF LGBT Center “Introduction to Business Plans”
Tuesday, March 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Make sure to RSVP in advance
SF LGBT Center "Introduction to Business Plans"
The workshop is hosted by Eddie Tang, the Small Business Consultant at the SF LGBT Center. This workshop will be most beneficial to new small business owners and existing small business owners who are looking to change their current business models. During this workshop, you will learn ...

Thursday, March 4

SF Public Library: Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler & Isaac Julien in Conversation
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
SF Public Library: Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler & Isaac Julien in Conversation
This online conversation with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and Isaac Julien, explores Douglass’ legacy and the influence of key historical figures featured in Lessons of the Hour. While widely acknowledged as an icon of abolitionism, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is less understood as an early figure in ...
SF Public Library Talk on Legacy of Frederick Douglass
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
SF Public Library Talk on Legacy of Frederick Douglass
This online conversation with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler and Isaac Julien, explores Douglass’ legacy and the influence of key historical figures featured in Lessons of the Hour. While widely acknowledged as an icon of abolitionism, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is less understood as an early figure in ...
How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (w/ Local City Planning & Building Staff)
Thursday, March 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (w/ Local City Planning & Building Staff)
Thursday, March 4 | Part I: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with your local city planning & building staff) (Register here!) We’ll be joined by our statewide expert on ADU law & policy as well as local Healdsburg city planning & building staff who ...
On the Therapeutic Applications of Ketamine
Thursday, March 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$20- Suggested Donation
On the Therapeutic Applications of Ketamine
An entire new industry has sprung up around ketamine, including new treatment options for psychiatric patients, keen interest from investors, and curiosity from psychedelic explorers. Join clinician and CIIS professor Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold for a conversation with psychologist Raquel Bennett about the exploding field of therapeutic ketamine.
Effects of Altered Wildfire Regimes on California Plant Diversity Webinar
Thursday, March 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
Effects of Altered Wildfire Regimes on California Plant Diversity Webinar
Speaker Jesse Miller discusses the effects of altered wildfire regimes on California Plant Diversity, using his research on how plant and lichen communities respond to the increasing size of high-severity burn patches in montane forests. Wildfire frequency and severity has shifted away from the historical range ...

Friday, March 5

Fish of the Peninsula and the South Bay Watersheds
Friday, March 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Fish of the Peninsula and the South Bay Watersheds
Peninsula Open Space Trust will host Richard Tejeda, Founder of Saved By Nature, for an overview of the native fish we have in our local watersheds on the SF Peninsula and in the South Bay, including local salmon and trout species.
The COVID Challenge: Managing Apartment Complexes During The Pandemic
Friday, March 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
The COVID Challenge: Managing Apartment Complexes During The Pandemic
Friday, March 5, 6:30-8pm Pacific time Hi all, Our next meetup will be on March 5th. This time we will talk about the unique challenges we are facing due to the pandemic. We will also discuss how we are trying to mitigate these special situations and problems, and how ...

Tuesday, March 9

Small Business Cash Flow Management Seminar w/ LGBT Center
Tuesday, March 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Make sure to RSVP in advance
Small Business Cash Flow Management Seminar w/ LGBT Center
This workshop is offered by the small business program at the SF LGBT Center in partnership with the US Bank. Join Laurie Levin, Business Banking Development Consultant at the US Bank, and Fady Zoubi, Business Banking Relationship Manager at the US Bank for this useful small ...
Michael E. Mann Talks Climate Resilience Strategy Dr. Michael E. Mann will join us to share the latest updates on climate resilience strategies. He is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center ...

Wednesday, March 10

Robbins Collection Lecture: Jewish Law for the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Robbins Collection Lecture: Jewish Law for the Digital Age
RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zp9YoZ28fJZA7CiVb_dt0NpLqS5PmiXaG0N8iv4BUs4/edit?usp=sharing Professors Kenneth A. Bamberger and Ariel Evan Mayse Does Jewish law speak to the most important issues of our day? Drawing on Judaism’s millennia-old jurisprudence of radical relevance in the face of change, Professors Bamberger and Mayse make the counterintuitive argument that Jewish law’s ...
Sexual Kundalini Yoga for Singles or Couples
Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Online
Sexual Kundalini Yoga for Singles or Couples
What do sex, spiritual practice and Yoga all have in common? Kundalini! Kundalini yoga is a very advanced and deep practice of moving sexual energy through the body and up the spine (which is both experiential and a metaphor for raising one’s vibration. It allows us ...

Thursday, March 11

On Decolonizing Therapy: A Live Online Conversation With Jennifer Mullan
Thursday, March 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 - Suggested Donation
On Decolonizing Therapy: A Live Online Conversation With Jennifer Mullan
Psychologist and CIIS alumni Dr. Jennifer Mullan has spent much of her career addressing these inequities and providing spaces for healing through the use of decolonizing practices like centralizing historical and intergenerational trauma, which she identifies as ancestral trauma. Dr. Mullan also founded Decolonizing Therapy, ...

Saturday, March 13

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, March 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 17

“Sensitive Is the New Strong” Online Discussion
Wednesday, March 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 - Suggested Donation
"Sensitive Is the New Strong" Online Discussion
In a time when traits like sensitivity, kindness, and compassion are sorely undervalued, Anita helps empaths—whether emerging or acknowledged—navigate obstacles they may face and identify what makes them unique. Anita teaches them how to claim their true powers as empaths and be their most authentic ...

Thursday, March 18

How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (w/ Local Housing Pros & Homeowners)
Thursday, March 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (w/ Local Housing Pros & Homeowners)
Thursday, March 18 | Part II: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with local housing professionals and homeowners) (Register here!) Are you a homeowner anywhere in Napa or Sonoma County? Join us to learn about the real-world experiences building Accessory Dwelling Units (aka second units, backyard ...
An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorro
Thursday, March 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 - Suggested Donation
An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorro
Grief and trauma are universal experiences, but people suffer additional trauma unique to their race, gender, and sexual identities. According to Breeshia, when grief is not explored directly, when we ignore our personal responsibility to tend to, reckon with, and heal our own grief, we ...

Tuesday, March 23

She+ Geeks Out Power Up: Cultivating Resilience
Tuesday, March 23 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE
She+ Geeks Out Power Up: Cultivating Resilience
Brightcove’s own Sarah Barillaro, VP, Talent Development, will lead a workshop on cultivating resilience and avoiding burnout. About this Event In this workshop, you will develop an understanding of burnout, learn how to strengthen resilience in yourself and team members, and identify actions you can take to ...

Saturday, March 27

Zoom Class on Tomato Growing w/ Gamble Garden
Saturday, March 27 – 9:30 am | Cost: $15*
*$13 Members / $15 Non-members
Zoom Class on Tomato Growing w/ Gamble Garden
This Zoom Class on Tomato Growing will take you through the characteristics of the tomato varieties that will be on sale at Gamble Garden this spring. In addition, Vicki Sullivan, tomato grower extraordinaire, will share her secrets to growing a successful tomato crop. Class includes ...

Tuesday, April 6

On the Therapeutic Applications of MDMA
Tuesday, April 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$20- Suggested Donation
On the Therapeutic Applications of MDMA
MDMA is currently in phase three of clinical trial research studies for the treatment of trauma in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Join clinician and CIIS professor Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold for a conversation with MAPS clinician-researcher Keren Tzarfaty on the benefits and therapeutic applications of MDMA ...

Saturday, April 10

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, April 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

Thursday, April 29

Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations “Music and the Mind” Concert
Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations “Music and the Mind” Concert
As part of Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations—“Music and the Mind” programming, soprano Renée Fleming presents a combination discussion-performance as part of her ongoing creative collaborations with researchers, scholars, and scientists. Fleming has made the relationship between music and the human brain the subject of much ...

Thursday, May 6

“San Francisco Coyotes” Webinar
Thursday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
"San Francisco Coyotes" Webinar
The urban coyote is a 21st century phenomenon that is steadily expanding across North America and after an absence of more than half a century became re-established in San Francisco in the early 2000s. The coyote is a cultural paradox that is both loved and ...

Saturday, May 8

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, May 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly