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Ground-breaking The First Step For Veterans Memorial

ABC News Coverage
March 20, 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – War veterans in San Francisco will soon have a memorial in their honor. Eighty-two years ago, there was a plan to build a memorial for San Francisco’s veterans, but money and other priorities got in the way. Now, an octagon of stone will soon rise on the courtyard of green between the War Memorial Opera House and the Veterans Building.

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“Veterans in San Francisco have long been neglected; it’s a very important part of history and now we’ll have a monument to honor them,” retired U.S. Air Force Col. Roger Dong said.
Watch the video and read the complete story…


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Beyond Comedy Improv

the fool207April Fool’s Day
Tuesday, April 1st
7 – 9 pm
Donation: $10 Vets Free (no one turned away)
Next Stage Training Programs
Project of Theater Residencies, Inc.
Contact: marciakimmell@sbcglobal.net
415/826-6505 

Who graduates on April Fool’s Day? Improv students – we step into the unknown and trust we’ll figure it out – together. When we do – Magic happens.

We would love for you to join us as we graduate from being a Theater Games workshop to being an improvisational performance ensemble.  We want to share the fun we’ve been having, learning to be players in this freeing, transformational art form and are inviting folks we know, to be our supportive audience. You may also be interested to see for yourself what kinds of crazy things we do. It’s entertaining, fun and goes beyond comedy “improv.”

The NEXT Stage is directed by Marcia Kimmell.  She draws techniques from various sources, her training with Viola Spolin at the Second City in Chicago being most influential.

NEXT Stage Workshops:

  • Theater Games Intensive, Berkeley Saturday, April 6
  • Beginning Theater Games, 8 weeks, San Francisco Thursday Evenings

Contact Marcia Kimmell, marciakimmell@sbcglobal.net, 415 826-605


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Life With Google Apps 2

101713 Google Apps Nick3927-sqMarch 27, 2014
Thursday, 5-7pm
VCMC Social Room
FREE

Nick Shelton, Google Evangelist, shows you how-to make your personal, business or nonprofit organization life easier!! Discover how Google uses communication tools to communicate with teams and customers around the world. Focuses will include:

  • Gmail: The world’s most popular email service for your computer and smart phone. Easy and convenient communication with friends and contacts, also use it for chatting and archiving your conversations. New customized tabs keep your organized.
  • Google+ Hangouts: Learn how you can do video conferences from anywhere from any device.
  • Calendar: Use your calendar to keep tract of events, create additional calendars for your personal life and work, share or export your calendar, and add alerts and reminders.
  • Google drive: Storage system linked to your google account. Use it to store and share documents that you can access on the go… from Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android. It is safe, secure and shareable. Use Google’s productivity apps Docs, Sheets and Slides that let you create online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store them in your Google Drive online — for free.


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WordPress Open Studio Weekend: Beginners/Intermediate

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbWordPress 101 Hands-on Workshop (Beginner)
March 29, 2014, Saturday, 12-5pm
Early Bird $50 (Veterans $40) ends March 22
Regular $65
Veteran $55
Tickets Eventbrite

PHP Basics For WordPress
March 30, 2014, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Early Bird $99 (Veterans $85) ends March 22
Regular $125
Veterans $110
Tickets: EventBrite

 

Saturday March 29: WordPress 101 Hands-On /Workshop 
Daunted by the task of creating your own WordPress blog? Learn to create one from scratch during a HANDS-ON, half-day workshop. We have designed a comprehensive hands-on workshop, teaching the basics of building a WordPress blog, step-by-step. The workshop can also help prepare you to create a more robust and comprehensive website, using WordPress.   Continue reading


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IVAW & VFP @St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15, 2014
Saturday, 11am–2pm
Market Street: 2nd street to Civic Center
San Francisco

Be visible and be heard! Support us, join us and cheer us on —Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Agains the War at the 163rd annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The West Coast largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture. Continue reading


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Carol Wilder: Crossing The Street In Hanoi

A Reading & Reception
March 6, 2014
Thursday, 6-9pm
Social Room, VCMC

Carol Wilder’s illumination Crossing the Street in Hanoi enriches us on every page with its seductive mix of storytelling, philosophy and insights into both Vietnam and the United States. Wilder’s crowning achievement, and the reason for her book to attract a wide audience, is that once and for all she unifies the three designations of Vietnam: the war, the era, and finally the county itself.”

- Peter Davis, director, Academy Award-wining Vietnam documentary Hearts and Minds

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Carol Wilder is a Professor of Media Studies Continue reading


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The I(eye) In Media

Opening Friday, March 14, 6-9pm, 2014
Exhibit March 15, 16, 22, 23, Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5pm
Free

An installation project about the “I” in media and how we make it, subculture media catalysts, and how to add your “I (Eye)” to the media. Featuring Godzilla, green screens, slinky satire, and photography.

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An installation project about the “I” in media and how we make it, subculture media catalysts, and how to add your “I (Eye)” to the media.

“The media” is made by people, and we are the people who put ourselves in the media as much as we are the media. We are activists, makers, hacks, hackers, photographers, costume designers, poster people, video viralists, and culture-harvesters who hang flyers. Continue reading

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