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Programs for Adults

Art Show Reception: All ages are welcome to the 58th annual Potrero Hill Artist Show reception!  View artwork by neighborhood artists and enjoy musical entertainment by Clifford Brown III. Saturday, May 7, 6.30 to 9 p.m.

Parent Education Workshop:  These workshops will explore the challenges of raising children, and provide parents a safe place to share stories and experiences, learn coping techniques, and identify ways to build strong relationships with children. Childcare provided.  Wednesdays in May, 3 to 5:30 p.m. 

Creativity and Art Group:  Express your creativity through art, music, meditation and more! Led by Cat Ehisen, family counselor at the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), this all-ages program meets every Friday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Movie Night: The Wedding Banquet: In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a screening of The Wedding Banquet, directed by Ang Lee. 1993, R, 108 minutes. Wednesday, May 11, 6 to 8 p.m.

Screen Time: Hoopla: Find out how you can read, watch, and listen from your portable devices in this quick overview of Hoopla. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone for a hands-on demonstration of this awesome free service.  Saturday, May 21, 2 to 3 p.m.

Harnessing Happiness:   Join psychotherapist Dr. Asya Grigorieva as she teaches you how to choose happiness. This presentation provides an overview of Positive Psychology and the techniques that can lead to a happier, more fulfilled, life.  Saturday, May 28, 2 to 3 p.m.

Programs for Teens

Game On!: Play video games on our big screen in the Potrero meeting room! Ages eight to 18 welcome. Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.

Washi Tape Extravaganza:  Join us to explore creative possibilities with a variety of colored and patterned washi tapes and get into this trendy Japanese craft! We’ll provide notebooks and pencils to decorate, or bring your own gear that could use a splash of style. For all ages. Wednesday, May 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Programs for Children

Saturday Snacktivity: With food provided by The Good Life Grocery, we’ll offer a wholesome snack followed by a fun activity. All ages welcome.  Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Baby Rhyme and Play Time: Songs and rhymes for infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver(s). Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.

Family Story time:  Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years old and their caregiver(s).  Thursdays, 10:15 to 10.45 a.m.

Decorate Holiday Cookies!: Decorate plain sugar cookies with icing, sprinkles, and more! Bring a container so you can take your cookies home.  Parents are welcome to join in! Saturday, December 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

Puppy Dog Tales:   This SPCA program pairs trained dog-and-owner therapy teams with children to grow little ones’ literacy, self-confidence, and socio-empathic skills. Your child will adore reading to this calm canine companion in a non-judgmental setting! For ages four to eight, but older welcome. Call 415.355.2822 to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Fridays, May 6 and May 20, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Lego Build Afternoon:   Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you’ll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more. Saturday, May 14, 4 to 5 p.m.

Movie and Meal Day:  In partnership with PHFSC, Lilo and Stitch. Rated PG. 85 minutes, accompanied with a meal. Friday, May 20, 3 to 5 p.m..

Candy Leis! Learn to make a scrumptious candy lei!  This gift is perfect for graduations, birthdays, party favors, or to show someone that you care.  We’ll also talk about the culture and history of leis.  All materials provided.  Children five and under may need adult assistance. Saturday, May 21, 4 to 5 p.m.