A great day of wreath and garland making with a hyper-local twist. Share the holiday spirit and evergreen bounty from your garden in our restored Conservatory. Create a holiday treasure—and tradition—in which the generosity of neighborhood shines through. A big thank you to loyal Friend Sally Ross for organizing us once again.
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Free. Our 9th annual Wreath Making!
A variety of greens provided, some with red berries, variegated foliage, as well as … Read More
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the gorgeous day! Start planning your 2016 pumpkin inspiration!
Our beloved annual tradition! Join friends and family to carve, chat, and enjoy cider and fabulous halloween cookies.
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 pm – 4 pm, Free. Doors Open at 1:30.
Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools, including tools for older children, will be provided. Parents must supervise and accept responsibility for pumpkin carving with children.
Thanks to FunCheapSF who featured us … Read More
A big thank you to everyone who came out for the great day! Stay dry and stay warm!
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1-3. Free.
Multi-media artist and recycler Monica Lee inspires us once again our card making party. This year, she and artist Dorothy Yuki add ornaments! Check out her wonderful pictures and blog post about earlier incarnations day! Gather up your old holiday cards, gift-wrap, calendars, and magazines. Lots of examples and inspiration for handmade cards and ornaments using … Read More
Past Februarys, we invited guests to “show your sweetie(s) some love.” Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2012.
Note New Time this Year: 2 pm-4 pm. Rain or Shine.
The Valentine Card Party–the first community event held in the restored Conservatory–is now in its 3rd year. Like the Upcycled Holiday Card Party, we will have lots of examples and inspiration for making handmade cards using recycled, found, salvage, and everyday materials, along with some cardstock, punches, and other materials. Check out the … Read More
Winter Choral + Harp Concert
A first-time addition to our Live @ the Conservatory Concert Series and what we hope to be a new holiday tradition.
Join us on Friday December 9th at 8:00 p.m. for a heartwarming Winter Choral Concert celebrating the season of peace, light, and community, performed by the Old First Church Choir under the direction of Dr. Jay A. Pierson.
The choir will feature professional Bay Area soloists and will be accompanied by Ron Valentino, pianist. … Read More
Monica Lee, artist-in-residence at Ruth’s Table (Bethany Senior Center), has been a professional photographer in San Francisco for 30 years. Her works, including three books, have been published nationally and internationally. Most recently, Monica has devoted her time to her life-long passion for making art. She has been influenced all her life by her 90-year-old father who can always be found making and building things. She has taught dozens of craft workshops in the Bay Area with participants ages 2-99 … Read More