SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited! SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.
Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Veteran actor, writer, storyteller, teacher, and comic Steve Budd explores Jewish humor through the work of the Jewish comic geniuses of the 20th century, from Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld. Part lecture, part performance, Steve’s presentation traces the roots of Jewish humor and explains its character with jokes and routines from the greats. Get ready to smile.
Note: this meeting is on the next to last Monday of the month because Halloween falls on the last Monday this year.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Before there was the Sunset District, there was Sunset Heights, a 19th century hamlet of dairies, hog ranches, and roadhouse owners surviving in foggy isolation just west of the bustling city. Woody LaBounty, one of San Francisco’s most engaging and knowledgeable historians, will trace the cultural, architectural, and political development of our neighborhood.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Jack Barry, spouse May Pon, and SHARP are again hosting a winter solstice luncheon, featuring tender, tasty turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, peas, salad, apple pie, tea, and coffee. Add your potluck contributions, and you have a feast bordering on a food festival. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? This one is free to SHARP members, $10 for non-members. Sunday, 12/18, noon to 2 p.m. RSVP required. You can use the form on our contact page. Be sure to specify Winter Solstice Luncheon. We welcome your potluck contribution, but it’s not required. Be hungry.
Monday, January 30, 2017
In two golden periods a millennium and a half apart, Sicily led western civilization into the future. First as part of ancient Greece, then as part of the medieval Arabic-Norman empire, Sicily pioneered history, psychology, art, ethics, society, governance, and literature. A uniquely gifted guide will explore those eras with us. He is Douglas Kenning, a classical scholar and president of Sicily Tour, a company that offers tours of the island with an emphasis on its history and culture. Kenning’s richly illustrated talk captures the beauty and significance of a brilliant, important place.