It was balmy for our beloved annual tradition this year. Thanks to everyone who came out to carve, chat, and enjoy hot cider and fabulous halloween cookies. One family made a wonderful San Francisco Giants themed pumpkin to cheer on our Giants who clinched the World Series later that night. See everyone again next year! Start gathering your inspiration now!
Sunday, October 28, 2012. 2 pm-4 pm, Free
Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools, including tools for older children, will … Read More
This past February, we invited guests to “show your sweetie(s) some love.” Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2012.
Note New Time this Year: 2-4 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 … Read More
Our 5th annual event: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12-3, Free.
Share in the holiday spirit—and evergreen bounty from your garden—in our restored Conservatory. It’s a great day of wreath and garland making with a hyper-local twist. Through a foliage exchange, create a holiday treasure—and tradition—in which the uniqueness and generosity of neighborhood shines through. A big thank you to loyal Friend Sally Ross for organizing us once again.
A variety of greens provided, some with red berries, variegated … 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. Come … Read More
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 12-3. Free
Multi-media artist and recycler Monica Lee inspired 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 the day!
Gather up your old holiday cards, gift-wrap, calendars, and magazines. Lots of examples and inspiration for handmade cards and ornaments using recycled, found, salvaged and everyday materials will be provided, along with some cardstock, punches, and other notions. Check … 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 and focuses on … Read More