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Sandy Masterpieces & Community Walks - Highlights for October 8-14, 2013


On International Walk and Roll to School Day, Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor David Campos, and others will join E.R. Taylor Elementary students and families as they walk to school. This year 76 SFUSD schools - more than ever - are holding special events with 12,000 students expected to walk or bike to school. Walk & Roll to School Day encourages community members to work together to make their communities safer and more pleasant for walking as well as to promote physical activity and concern for the environment.

When:     Wednesday, Oct. 9 / 7:50 a.m./ Warm-up with Rec and Park Director Phil Ginsburg and city leaders

Where:   Warm-up starts at 465 Woolsey St. then walk to E.R. Taylor at 423 Burrows St.  


The Arts Education Resource Fair is an annual opportunity for teachers, artists, arts organizations, parents, and students to connect and learn from each other. Bessie Carmichael students will perform an original musical theater piece.

When:  Wednesday, Oct. 9 / 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where:  Asian Arts Museum / 200 Larkin St. 


It's all about pasta for this fall's Long Table Dinner at Ida B. Wells Continuation High. Served on a formal table that runs the length of the school's main hallway, the dinner is a "pop-up" format where students in the Culinary Arts class organize and staff everything from front-of-the-house service to kitchen prep. The event gives students a workplace environment to learn their personal style and increase job readiness skills. The menu for this dinner includes Pasta Al Brodo with Roasted Tomatoes, Carrots & Greens Ribbon Salad with House Grown Sprouts, and a surprise dessert.

When:   Thursday, Oct. 10 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Ida B. Wells Continuation HS / 1099 Hayes St.



Local architects, construction workers and others are joining students from 24 public elementary schools for the largest sand castle competition in Northern California. This year, what they build will be based on the theme "Masterpieces in Sand." Teams can select a work of art from any period in history or art form - from cave paintings to Greek tragedies to break dancing - as inspiration for their sand sculpture. This friendly competition includes prizes, so teams are secretive about the masterpieces they have planned until the "castle" emerges. The annual event is a fundraiser for Leap, an organization that provides arts education programs in SFUSD schools.

When:  Saturday, Oct. 12 / 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Ocean Beach / Great Highway & Balboa Ave.



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