by Elisabeth Pinio
The San Francisco Public Library will showcase a Mentors That Matter exhibition at the Main Library June 2 through August 2, 2006. This is a national project that provides youth from four United States cities the opportunity to honor adults who have made an impact in their lives, outside of home and school.
Sponsored by MetLife Foundation, Mentors That Matter is an initiative of What Kids Can Do, Inc., a national nonprofit organization who gives a voice to our youth.
More than 120 high school students in San Francisco, Tampa, Chicago, and Providence have interviewed and photographed those special adults that have provided inspiration and guidance in their lives.
The exhibition will be shown in the Teen Center of the Main Library. There will be an opening award celebration on Tuesday, May 29 in Koret Auditorium at 5 p.m. The Main Library is located at 100 Larkin Street (at Grove), San Francisco.
Reporters to discuss the role of drugs in professional sports
San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark FainaruWada and Lance Williams, who broke the Barry Bonds/BALCO steroid story, will discuss the effect of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. Topics of “Beyond BALCO” include their role in the legal process, protection of a reporter’s sources, and the public’s right to know.
The event will take place Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Bentley School, Student Performing Arts Center, 1000 Upper Happy Valley road, Lafayette. A wine and cheese reception will precede the program, and a book signing will take place afterwards. For tickets, visit www.commonwealthclub.org or call (415) 597-6705. Ticket prices are $15 for members, $30 for non-members.
Illusion 6 La Fiesta – an art and music extravaganza
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts presents “Illusion 6,” bringing various disciplines together in one artistic environment. For one night only, the community is invited to share ideas and create brilliance together. Illusion 6 La Fiesta features music, poetry, dance, live painting, body painting, puppets, multimedia installations, food, and more. The public is encouraged to wear one solid color to contribute to the illusion of vibration.
Dance party for education
Technological Institute of John Paul II is throwing a dance party to raise money for education. The Institute provides career training for adults in just two years. Courses include computer science, carpentry, electrician training, and sewing.
The party will take place Saturday, June 2, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Saint Matthew Catholic Church in San Mateo. For tickets, email Frank Ayala and Manuel Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2007 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will take place June 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24. Opening night will feature an auction, as well as food and wine from several great San Francisco restaurants. Performances will include Te Mana O Te Ra, Bolivia Corazon de America, Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, and many other exciting acts.