Friends, neighbors, community members:
The Hayes Valley Voice, brought to you by the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, is in need of some help!
Ways to help:
1. Deliver the Voice. If you are interested in walking through the neighborhood and dropping off Voices (or the bi-monthly flyer) at people’s doorsteps for a few blocks of the neighborhood. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Layout the Voice. The file is already set up in Adobe InDesign by a generous graphic designer. You will work with the Editor of the newsletter every other month to layout the Voice. On the off months, you will only need to update the rear business member list that goes on the back of the flyer, with the help of the membership chair. Please email us at email@example.com.
3. Edit the Voice Our editor is moving across the bay (not by choice but by circumstance). We will need someone to take on the role of editor. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Contribute to the Blog or be a blog manager. We need people to contribute pieces to the blog and someone to be in charge of updating the blog. Please email us at email@example.com
5. Website management. The website is being redesigned. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with the website by maintaining it.
6. Any other areas of interest in the Hayes Valley Neighbhorhood Association should be directed to email@example.com. We can add you to the email mailing list.
By Paul Olsen
Help support our schools and communities! Experience Corps Bay Area (ECBA) places older adult volunteers into public schools in San Francisco and Oakland to provide literacy intervention and mentoring to students in need. One of these twenty schools is John Muir Elementary, located in the Hayes Valley/Western Addition neighborhood.
Experience Corps Bay Area is hosting a second annual “Generations of Success” benefit party in one of Hayes Valley’s glorious historic homes. Located just three blocks from the school, come celebrate with us Sunday, May 6th, from 1:30-4pm. Join with volunteers, staff, educators and elected representatives in honor of the 34,000 hours of service provided by these volunteers to our community. Tour an historic 1884 home and enjoy food, beverage and more. For more information, please see website www.experiencecorpsbayarea.org/events.
SUPPENKÜCHE & BIERGARTEN PRESENT:
1906 HAM AND EGGS FIRE BREAKFAST NEIGHBORHOOD BENEFIT SAT. APRIL 21ST: 11:00AM-1:00PM
424 OCTAVIA AT LINDEN
SERVING HAM & EGGS FOR A $10 DONATION (PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE HAYES VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION)
THE SFFD BBQ FIRE TRUCK & LIVE MUSIC FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ ALL STARS
FOLLOWED BY HVNA TOURS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Breakfast followed by HVNA Walking Tour of The Ham and Eggs Fire of 1906 and Hayes Valley, including a screening of the film A Trip Down Market Street, photographed just four days before the Great Earthquake and Fire. Presented in cooperation with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. $10 for the tour and film. Limited to twenty persons; sign up at the Breakfast!
Thank you all for all your work today already volunteering for the National Day of Service. It’s great to see everyone out – neighbors helping neighbors – cleaning up the neighborhood – taking pride in the neighborhood and the city – it’s wonderful.
It’s not too late to volunteer! Come out right now and help out.
A fire broke out on 12/22/2011 at Golden Gate and Pierce Streets, affecting several buildings and residents. See SFist’s coverage for detailed information.
ASNA has set up a collection fund to go to fire survivors. Donate here.
You can also send a check to:
PO Box 15372
San Francisco, CA 94115
Please write Fire Fund in memo line
ASNA also has put together a list of items that people are in need of. They are updating the list – Take a look at it here:Request list.
People Power: Fillmore Urban Music Fundraiser
Thursday, Jan 5th, 6-10pm Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Join us for good food, drink, and music this Thursday Jan 5th for an Urban Music Fundraiser.
100% of door, raffle and silent auction proceeds to benefit two groups in our community:
1. 60 people who lost their homes in the recent 5-alarm fire on Golden Gate and Pierce and
2. A local family with medical bills from their 15 year old daughter’s recent Eddy Street shooting.
$5-$20 (sliding scale) at the door. Raffles with great prizes and silent auction for local hand-made quilt.
Doors open at 6pm on Thursday, Jan 5th
Raise your Glass to People helping People in the New Year!
Sponsored by Rassela’s Jazz Club
COMMUNITY EVENT PARTNERS:
Rasselas Jazz Club & Restaurant
Sheryl Davis/ MAGIC ZONE
Alamo Square Neighborhood Association
Thea Selby/Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association
Brothers For Change, Inc.
District 5 Neighborhood Action Council
Work with your school leadership to create an ISW that will engage your whole community. Information and planning resources can be found on the SFUSD website or on the national Inclusive Schools Week website.
The Hayes Valley Holiday Show on Patricia’s Green partnered with the Hayes Valley Merchants’ Holiday Block Party
20th annual Hayes Valley Block Party on Friday, DECEMBER 2ND, 6 – 9 p.m.; an evening of fun and building community in Hayes Valley! Music, food, beverages and fun for all!
Sustain local merchants by shopping in the neighborhood.
“Giving Voice to the Holiday Season” Entertainment on Patricia’s Green is all from the neighborhood. Come enjoy performances by:
SF Boys Chorus
SF Girls Chorus
SF Conservatory of Music
Neighborhood Baptist Church Choral Group
Horus Tolson & SGI-USA Golden Gate Chorus
Silent Auction to fund holiday food bags for families in need. Auction items listed below:
Night at the Parsonage
McRoskey 2 standard pillows ($300 value)
American Bach Soloist 2 tickets ($200 value)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at Herbst Theater 2 tickets ($200)
Fatted Calf gift certificate (at least $50)
Meet & Greet
Come meet your neighbors:
Free: Hot Chocolate & Apple Cider Cookies and brownies
This holiday season, you can get almost anything for friends and family in your own community! Hayes Valley is filled with unique shops stuffed with gifts that can be found nowhere else: from the practical to the sublime to the scrumptious. From high fashion goods and art to very affordable, fun and one-of-a-kind items, your Hayes Valley merchant neighbors can fulfill your holiday gift needs with a Hayes Valley flair! Come visit your friends and neighbor merchants on Hayes, Octavia, Laguna, Linden, Fell, Market and Gough Streets this Holiday Season.