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Weekend Activities

Another potentially busy and fun weekend if you’re not much of a homebody.

I recently mentioned the San Francisco Symphony’s Black and White Ball on Saturday (www.sfsymphony.org/ball – though their site seems to be having troubles this morning). There’s also some NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) training happening earlier in the day Saturday (www.sfgov.org/sffdnert). The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) is having its first Clean & Green Summit (also on Saturday) for neighbors who want to get more involved in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods, with a slant towards environmentally friendly projects (You may still be able to RSVP online).

Here’s an event I don’t believe I’ve mentioned yet – SoMa Block Party – Saturday May 31st, 2008 on Sherman Street (near Folsom Street between 6th and 7th streets, bordering Victoria Manalo Draves Park) from Noon until 4:00 p.m. The event is FREE to all. It will feature Free Food & Live Music, Face Painting for kids, Bounce House (for kids I assume), and Raffle Prizes & Games! It offers a chance for you to mingle with your SoMa Neighbors. There are free health screenings for your eyesight, dental, hearing, and body mass index along with a “Healthy Nutrition Table.” Learn about disaster preparedness and the SoMa Pedestrian Safety Campaign.

If you’re up for a short journey across town, the Union Street Festival in the Marina neighborhood happens this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Union Street between Gough and Steiner. If you haven’t been to Union Street, please do check it out – all sorts of cute (though a little pricey for my pay scale) shops line the street along with some sports bars and nice restaurants. (www.unionstreetfestival.com)

The Asian Art Museum’s second “Target First Free Sunday” happens this Sunday – admission is free to the museum courtesy Target stores. (www.asianart.org)

Yerba Buena Gardens is hosting an event called “Israel in the Gardens” on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. (www.ybgf.org) As an aside, get ready for the opening of the Contemporary Jewish Museum nearby the Yerba Buena Gardens on Sunday, June 8th. RSVP now to take advantage of the free family day on opening day of the museum.

If you are a homebody, you might position yourself to see some fireworks tonight (Friday) from AT&T Park around 10:00 p.m – 10:15 p.m. Enjoy the weekend!

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