August 2017 San Francisco Events Calendar

July 27 2017
July 27 2017


**Click the event title for a link to the web site**

Crosscut Band
August 2, 2017
Union Square Live
San Francisco

San Francisco Giants vs Oakland A's
August 2-3, 2017
AT&T Park
San Francisco

American Craft Shows
August 4-6, 2017
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco

44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
August 5-6, 2017
San Francisco

Golden Gate Park Band
August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
Various times and locations
San Francisco

Polk Street Summer Wine Walk
August 10, 2017
Polk Street
San Francisco

Outside Lands
August 11-13, 2017
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Festival of the Sea
August 19, 2017
Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco

Art + Soul Oakland
August 19-20, 2017
Downtown Oakland

Sunday Streets SF
August 20, 2017
San Francisco

Eat Drink SF
August 25-27, 2017
Various times
Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Oakland Chinatown StreetFest
August 26-27, 2017
Oakland Chinatown
San Francisco

Swing in the Square - Fil Lorenz Orchestra
August 30, 2017
Union Square Live
San Francisco







Alemany San Francisco Farmers Market
Saturdays Dawn to Dusk
100 Alemany Blvd.

Crocker Galleria Farmers Market
Thursdays 11am-3pm
50 Post Street

Divisadero Farmers Market
Sundays 10am-2pm
Grove Street, at Divisadero

Fillmore Farmers Market
Saturdays 9am-1pm
O'Farrell at Fillmore, and Fillmore Center Plaza

Fort Mason Farmers Market
Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm
Fort Mason Center, Marina and Buchanan

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Tuesdays 10am–2pm
Thursdays 10am - 2pm
Saturdays 8am-2pm
One Ferry Building

Heart of the City Farmers Market
Wednesdays 7am-5:30pm 
Sundays 7am-5pm
1182 Market Street

Inner Sunset Farmers Market
Sundays 9am-1pm
8th Ave., between Judah and Irving St.

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market
Wednesdays 10am-2pm
2425 Geary Blvd. at St. Joseph’s St.

The Noe Valley Farmers Market
Saturdays 8am-1pm
3861 24th St, between Sanchez
and Vicksburg Streets

Stonestown Farmers Market
Sundays 9am-1pm
3251 20th Avenue

UCSF Parnassus Farmers Market
Wednesdays 10am-3pm
505 Parnassus Ave


Between getting dressed, fed and organized, it's a miracle the kids make it to the bus at all. Get out the door faster this semester with these parent-approved tips.

1. Plan oufits ahead of time

This strategy tops lots of parents' lists for a reason. Lay out clothes for the next morning (or even the next week), and preempt any debates on what's considered appropriate school attire. 

2. Prep lunch the night before

When dad Chris Pegula, author of the book From Dude to Dad, noticed his friend's kids packing their lunch at night, a light bulb went off. "I looked in amazement as they made their choices," he said. "Within seconds they filled their lunch totes, and were onto the next task of getting ready for bed."

3. Keep backpacks packed

Besides putting homework away ahead of time, professional organizer Janet Bernstein has her kids' phones charge on top of their backpacks each night, so they never forget them. "Implement this rule, and you've also solved the 'no devices in the bedroom' argument," she says.

4. Set consequences and stick to them

A few moms reported that the threat of extra chores or no TV time works well in keeping kids on task. Consider making the morning routine part of your kids' allowance responsibilities: Each day you leave late, dock their weekly "pay."

5. Invest in timers

Setting a timer to ring intermittently ("15 minutes 'til the bus! Five minutes! Time to go!") is a popular tactic.

6. Store gear in the car

You may dream of shoes neatly placed in bedrooms, but you might be better off stashing them by the backseat.

7. Admit when you're the weakest link

Moms aren't immune to lateness either. Designate a tray for keys if you're constantly misplacing them, invest in a programmable coffee maker and start filling your gas tank in the evenings to make for a smoother start to the day.

8. Add a little fun to the mix

Playing games at the bus stop or making it a race out the door can give kids an incentive to get moving.

9. Start a family calendar

Field trips won't sneak up on you if the day's events are posted right on the fridge.

10. Be consistent

It's easy to space before the first cup of coffee, but standardizing the essential steps can help.

11. Stay on top of signatures

Avoid last-minute scrambling by asking kids about permission slips, tests or report cards the night before the morning rush. A family folder or inbox can also keep important paperwork together.

12. Simplify breakfast

A brunch buffet may not be in the cards, but you can still get kids fed and full with healthy breakfast bars, overnight oats or even frittata muffins. You can bake 'em on Sunday, and then reheat all week.

13. Enforce bedtime

It's common sense, but a solid night's sleep makes getting up that much easier.



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