An early walk & a long table: Highlights for Oct. 3 - 10, 2016

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An early walk & a long table: Highlights for Oct. 3 - 10, 2016

On International Walk and Roll to School Day, Dianne Feinstein Elementary students and families will be joined by Mayor Ed Lee and Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh and Rec and Parks Director Phil Ginsburg as they walk to school. SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin will be greeting students as they arrive at school. This year, more than 15,000 students are expected to walk or bike to school. Walk and Roll to School Day is the kickoff event for the Safe Routes to School Partnership, which encourages community members to work together to make their neighborhoods safer and more pleasant for walking, as well as to promote physical activity and concern for the environment.

When:  Wednesday, October 5 / 7:15-8:00 a.m.

Where:  Begins at Parkside park (26th and Vicente) /ends at Dianne Feinstein ES (2550 25th Ave.)


After a two-year hiatus as the school was being renovated, Ida B. Wells’ students are bringing back the Long Table Dinner. Students in the Heat of the Kitchen Culinary Arts class at Ida B. Wells High School organize and staff everything from front-of-the-house service to kitchen prep to create a unique gourmet dining experience in the school’s hallway.  As they cook with a professional chef’s perspective, students in the class also increase job readiness skills, experience personal accomplishment and build teamwork. This year, from their well-appointed newly renovated kitchen, they will be whipping up a “Harvest Plate of Roasted Autumn Vegetables & Farro Salad” as well as braised short rib, salmon en papillote and roasted squash and mushroom sides.

When:  Thursday, October 6 / 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Where:  Ida B Wells HS / 1099 Hayes St


Author Carey Perloff will be kicking off this year’s One City One Book event with her book, Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater. Joining her will be Donn Harris, the executive director of Creativity and the Arts for SFUSD. Harris, the former executive director of Oakland School for the Arts, and former principal of Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (Asawa SOTA) has returned to SFUSD to spearhead work toward building the district’s ArtsCenter in the Civic Center corridor. Both Perloff and Harris have built lasting institutions dedicated to the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.


When:  Thursday, October 6, / 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Main Library’s Koret Auditorium / 100 Larkin St.


SFUSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, October 10,
for Columbus Day/ Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Dia De La Raza




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