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.

Upcoming Meetings

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.

  • 2016 Winter Solstice Luncheon

    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.

    During the luncheon, SHARP will present its 2016 Local Hero award to Alice Xavier for her seminal, persistent, and inspirational work in helping to create and maintain the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps.

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  • The Golden Ages of Sicily

    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.

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  • San Francisco in the Age of Trump: a Look Ahead with Ben Tulchin

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    The election of Donald Trump as President changes the world in ways we are only beginning to discover. To understand how the Trump Presidency will affect San Francisco, it helps to understand the city’s existing political dynamics. Few know them better than Ben Tulchin, one of the city’s foremost political pollsters and consultants. He will review the city’s political here and now and provide an informed glimpse into the wild blue yonder.

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  • BART Update, with Nick Josefowitz

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Nick Josefowitz came to SHARP in September 2014, when he was running for election to the BART Board of Directors. He was bright, personable, and unsurprisingly vague when it came to explaining how he or anyone else would actually get things done to make BART the “world-class transportation system” he said it should be. Josefowitz won the election. Now he returns to SHARP to tell us what he has accomplished in the last two years. (Click on “About Nick” and scroll down.) Bring your respectful, informed, probing questions.

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