Gardening: You can download The May-August course catalog from the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park or visit

Sports Clinic: The S.F. Parks and Recreation Dept. offers Women’s Basketball Conditioning and Skills Clinics, for ages 17 to 35, beginning May 23rd at Glen Park Recreation Center, 70 Elk Street, San Francisco. For info call Call Al Mattocks (415) 337-4705 or Veronica O’Boyle (415) 831-6313.

Study Trial: Do you have Hot Flashes due to Menopause? The Women's Health Clinical Research Center at UCSF is conducting a clinical trial on the effect of a Chinese herbal formula on hot flashes, and are seeking women who may be interested in participating in this 20 week study. You may be eligible if you: Have more than 7 hot flashes a day or 50 hot flashes a week, are between the ages of 40 and 60, not had a period for 6 or more months, have a primary health care provider. If you are interested in participating call 866-461-FLASH, or email Please visit the website at


Tuesday May 8th
Meet Riane Eisler, Author of The Chalice and The Blade

The International Museum of Women presents Dr. Riane Eisler, celebrated author and widely recognized visionary whose books, speeches and leadership have inspired people worldwide, is the Museum’s featured speaker on May 8. Emmy-ward winning journalist Jan Yanehiro will interview Reisler about her latest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. At the Omni San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street, San Francisco, near Montgomery Bart/Muni Station. 5 p.m. - Registration and Reception, 6 p.m. - Program. Tickets: $25 per person, $20 Museum members, $15 Students. Proceeds benefit the museum. Reserve online by May 4, 2007 at or call 415.487.6447.

Wednesday, May 9th
Meet the author of Lost in Translation

Nicole Mones talks about her new book The Last Chinese Chef. In her hands, the sensual, romantic elements of haute Chinese cuisine become the perfect ingredients to lift the troubled soul of a grieving American woman. At Book Passages (see April 21st listing above). 7 p.m. Free.

Thursday, May 10th
Book Reading

Whether you have to attend a business or social event, this fully revised and updated edition of Susan RoAne's bestseller How to Work a Room. RoAne provides the tools and techniques for savvy socializing and shares over 100 strategies you can use in any room. Free. 12:30 at Stacey's Books (see May 7th listing).

Thursday, May 10th
New Israeli Cuisine Cooking Demonstration

Take a culinary journey of food and wine with Yossi Ben Dayan, head teaching Chef of the Culinary Arts Department at Hadassah College Jerusalem. Be prepared to enjoy his creations of new Israeli cuisine "using typical products of the land with a mix of recipes from Jews around the world." At Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California Street, SF. Cost: $65 until May 9, 2007 / $75 at the door. Call Hadassah House to reserve your space at 415-771-5900 or visit for more info.

Monday, May 14th
Twice as Good: Condi Rice and Her Path To Power

Power and controversy are almost inextricably linked, as is the case with the most politically powerful African-American woman in America's history Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Through interviews with family, friends and neighbors from Birmingham, academic peers, allies and adversaries from Stanford and Washington, and Rice herself, author Marcus Mabry examines both sides of the controversies and provides insight into Rice's rise to power. This event will take place at the Commonwealth Club, next door to Stacey's at 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor. Admission is free for members, $15 for non-members. Check-in is at 11:30am. For reservations and more info, please call 415-597-6705.

Wednesday, May 16th
Meet Legendary Rock Climber Arlene Blum

In the 1970s, Arlene Blum led the first teams of women to successful ascents of Mt. McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Mt. Everest. In her new book, Breaking Trail, Blum recounts the story of her overprotected childhood in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on Earth. Free. 12:30 at Stacey's Books (see May 7th listing).

Sunday, May 20th
Annual Bay to Breakers Race

A USA Track & Field Certified 12K run and San Francisco tradition. The race begins at Beale and Howard at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is required for runners. For info, visit

Tuesday, May 22nd
PBWC Breakfast Club Kickoff

Attend the first gathering of a new program sponsored by Professional BusinessWomen of California. The event feautures author and business consultant Cindy Solomon. At the Hyatt Regency, Market Street, 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Cost: $45. To receive a faxable reservation form, visit and click on "Events" or for more info, contact

Tuesday, May 22nd
Dinner Benefit for The Women's Initiative

This women's nonprofit entreprenuerial service has been in business for 20 years, with offices in San Francisco and Oakland. Join Gala co-chairs Larry Colton, Carmen Casstro-Franceschi and Muffie Meier at the Westin S. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell St, in Union Square at 5:30 p.m. For more info, call 510-287-3107 or visit

Thursday, May 24th
Lecture: Menopause - Don't Sweat It!

Learn the latest findings about menopause and how it effects you. This educational program will cover various topics including: Hot Flashes, Sex and the Menopause Hormone Replacement Therapy: Who, What When and Why? UCSF Women's Health Center, 2356 Sutter Street, First Floor, Ida's Cafe (Refreshments will be served.) 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free , but pre-registration required. Space limited - Call early to reserve. 415-353-2668

Tuesday, May 29th
Lecture: See Jane Run's Success Story

The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Lori Shannon, the owner of See Jane Run Sports. From a single flagship store in Noe Valley, Shannon has built a $3 million dollar a year with business with 31 employees. Find out how she did it. Cost: $15. At the SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street at Octavia. 6 p.m. To register in advance, visit

Friday, June 8, 2007
ERA’s Annual Luncheon

Equal Rights Advocates, a nonprofit public interest law firm supporting women's rights, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Title IX! The featured speaker is Dr. Bernice Sandler, considered the godmother of this landmark legislation providing women with equal access in school sports and other programs. Pam Moore, News Anchor for KRON 4 will moderate. Ticket prices range from $75 to $300. At the San Francisco Marriott, 55 Fourth Street. 11:00 a.m. Reception and Registration, Noon Luncheon. For more info, visit or call 415-575-2382.

Friday, June 8th thru Sunday, June10th
Harmony Festival

Annual music and camping festival in Sonoma. This year's line-up includes Rickie Lee jones, Amy Goodman, Arianna Huffington and lots of bands, including Erykah Badu and The Roots. For more info, visit

Thursday, June 14th
Lecture: "Spirituality and Healing"

Recognizing patient's spiritual beliefs in the face of suffering is an important factor in health care. In this talk, Dr. Rick McKinney will discuss ways in which spiritual practices and beliefs influence health and healing. Dr. McKinney is a board certified physician in both Holistic Medicine and Family Practice and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF. Bring a lunch and join us at this free, informative session. 1701 Divisadero, Suite 150, San Francisco. Noon. There is no need to preregister for these presentations. For more info, call 415-353-7700.

Saturday, June 16th
An Evening with Joy Behar

The host of ABC TV's The View will be appearing at the Masonic Center, 1111 California Street, San Francisco. For more info or to purchase tickets call 415-292-9191 or visit

Thursday, June 21st
Lecture: Menopause - Don't Sweat It!

See June 14th listing above.

Friday, June 22nd thru Sunday June 24th
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

Music and camping festival at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville. Featuring Roots Reggae and World Music. For more info, visit

Monday, June 27th
Lecture: What Your Mother Never Told You: Advanced Birds & Bees

Being a grown-up, you certainly know the basics, but there are surely some areas of human sexual behavior that still puzzle you. Straight, bisexual, gay or undeclared , everyone wants to know THE secret of being a good lover or how to get your partner to do what you want, and to love doing it. Isadora Alman, MFT Ms. Alman is a Board certified sexologist with more than 25 years of experience in sex education. She is a syndicated columnist, author, online Forum moderator, and California licensed psychotherapist This program is an opportunity to anonymously ask the questions you've been wondering about. Please have your topic or question printed out and it will be collected at the door to be given to our speaker, or if watching by live web cast, submit your questions on-line. Herbst Hall at Mt. Zion, 1600 Divisadero Street, 2nd floor . Noon. Free. For more information call Victoria Auer at 415-476-5222, or email

Tuesday, June 28th
Feature Film: Boys on the Side

A trio of three very different girls share a cross country ride to California. Starring Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Barrymore. Free. Noon. Main Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. (BART/MUNI Civic Center Station.) For more info, visit


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Theatre and Exhibitions (or see below...)

Hikes and Nature Walks (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy)

Events at the Presidio (National Park Service)

Fort Mason Calendar

Whale watching and other nautical excursions (Farallones Marine Sanctuary)

Upcoming Bike Rides (S.F. Bike Coalition)

Races for runners (Dolphin South End Runners Club)

San Francisco Giants Baseball Schedule

City Events (S.F. Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Street festivals and other cultural events (S.F. Guide)

Museum Exhibitions (Fine Arts Museums of SF)

Events for Women (National Women's Calendar)


Through May 10th
50th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival

The vanguard San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas, the first to reach the ripe old age of 50. The Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in California’s most beautiful city. For more info, call (415) 561--5000 or visit

Extended Run
Menopause, The Musical

By your popular demand Menopause The Musical® has extended our run at Theatre 39 @ PIER 39. The show presents four very different women fighting at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and hot flashes, night sweats, chocolate binges, memory loss, and more. It’s the hilarious celebration of women and The Change with a sound track that you can’t help but sing along with! For more info, visit

Through May 20th

The world premiere of Past Perfect, a new play by Nicky Silver (author of the internationally acclaimed The Food Chain and Pterodactyls). This brutal comedy from the master of dark views of the American family is sure to shock and amuse. Past Perfect tells the story of a family on the brink of disaster that still finds time for one more argument. Never has a death in the family been this probing or this hysterically funny. Playing at America’s longest running professional queer theater, Theatre Rhino, in San Francisco’s Mission District. For info and reservations, call (415) 552-4100 or visit

Through May 27th

The A.C.T. presents Blackbird. Ray, a middle-aged office worker, receives a surprise visit from Una, a woman with whom he was involved 15 years earlier. As Una confronts him about the true nature of their past, what emerges is a complex portrait of a relationship that blurs the boundaries between lust, love, and something far more sinister. Hailed as a work that "has the potency of a 21st-century Oleanna" (Time Out London), Geary Theater, 415 Geary Street in Union Square. For info, call (415) 834-3200 or visit

Through May 28th
The 2007 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Celebrating its 30th year in grand style by remaking the stunning four-story mansion at 2901 Broadway (at Baker) on top of Pacific Heights. Designed in 1927 by award-winning architect Henry Clay Smith for industrialist Milton S. Ray, the mansion is being opened to the public for the first time ever. For info, call (415) 447-3117 or visit

Through May 28th

DIVA fest 2007 is a theatre festival with a "female persuasion" celebrating womanhood from mink to matriarch and virgin to vamp for three weeks of plays, solos, cabaret and comedy. At the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco. For more info, call (415) 931-1094 or visit

Through 06/03/2007
Orchids of the Americas

From the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains to the steamy Amazon rainforest, tropical America is home to thousands of species of orchids. Be instantly transported south of the border to see these botanical beauties in just the time it takes to travel to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. "Orchids of the Americas" is a gorgeous display of blooms from Bolivia to Brazil and beyond. At the Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm. Ticket Info $5/Adults, $3/Youth (12-17), $3/Seniors (65+), $3/Students (with ID), $1.50/Children (5-11), Free/Children 4 and under. For more info, call (415) 666-7001 or visit


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