What we're about

Throughout the week the SF Free School offers free classes to anyone and everyone who wants to learn, have fun and meet new people. Classes we've offered have been in music and dance, martial arts and yoga, meditation and philosophy, dating and relationships, acting and improvisation, networking and social media, foreign languages, computer use, job hunting, startups - and many other topics as well.

The SF Free School is focused on sharing activities and teaching skills which are fun, healthy and useful. We are currently only listing classes that are located in the SF area. Our events are often styled as potlucks, classes, workshops and public talks. We go on field trips, so we can explore new areas and discover new things, and we like to gather in parks and public areas. Indoors we gather in community centers and community meeting rooms, or we might be found in cafes, private homes and in public classrooms.

All classes and events at our locations are free of charge and open to all. We do not ask for cash for any of our classes and events and everyone is always welcome to attend our classes and events free of charge. Though our instructors and event hosts can accept donations which are freely offered for the classes and events they hold with us they may never ask for cash or donations from anyone who attends the classes and events they make available through the SF Free School.

We only have one rule at the Free School: Be Excellent to Each Other – and that is the only payment we ever require.

So come and enjoy yourself, start training your body and your mind, meet new people - or teach and share what you know. You are always welcome.

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Resume Writing Essentials

San Francisco Public Library

• What we'll do Learn how to write a résumé or improve your existing résumé with lots of tips and advice from experienced résumé consultants. More info: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1031850501 • What to bring Your resume and your questions. • Important to know You may be able to schedule a one-on-one resume review with the instructor at the Employment Development Dept. 801 Turk Street for a later date.

Her Story: Bay Area Female Entrepreneurs

San Francisco Public Library

A panel of local female entrepreneurs will share their journeys in becoming successful small business owners. Our panelists are: Gayle Pirie, co-owner of Foreign Cinema restaurant in San Francisco. Along with her partner, John Clark, she is regarded as a “highly original talent and has been deeply involved in the competitive and innovative ferment of the San Francisco restaurant scene for over two decades.” She has co-authored three cookbooks, Country Egg, City Egg (2000), Bride and Groom Cookbook: Recipes for Cooking Together (2006), and The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars (2018). The restaurant's namesake cookbook was included in NPR's Best Books of 2018. Carolyn Federman, Founder and Executive Director of The Charlie Cart Project, has worked in food education for more than a decade. Before founding the Charlie Cart Project in 2014, Carolyn led Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project, developed programming with the Jamie Oliver Foundation, co-founded the Berkeley Food Institute, and co-produced UC Berkeley's Edible Education course with Michael Pollan. She is the author of New Favorites for New Cooks, 50 Delicious Recipes for Kids to Make, (TenSpeed Press, 2018). Eileen Rinaldi is the owner and founder of Ritual Coffee. After getting her degree in Religious Studies at Brown, she put San Francisco on the (coffee) map by opening her flagship cafe on Valencia St. She did that way back in 2005, when San Franciscans were still swilling dark-roasted blends at grunge cafes. Ritual now has 6 cafés and still roasts coffee in small batches here in San Francisco. Antonia Kohl, owner of Tigerlily Perfumery, a San Francisco brick-and-mortar boutique and online shop dedicated entirely to artisan and niche perfumes, stocking a deep collection of US indies as well as hard-to-find cult favorites from around the world.

Enhance Your Social Intelligence

Jaunty @WeWork Golden Gate

Are you ever stuck making small talk or unable to get up the courage to approach that awesome person at the party? Do you wonder why some people exude magnetism and charisma? Fortunately, this spring, Jaunty is here to help your social skills blossom with our effective, free workshop! This fun, interactive workshop is Jaunty's first step into social mastery and includes a mix of theory, exercises, and in-person socialization. We’ll look into the science of attraction and practice of tried and tested techniques that will enhance the way you connect with people. Our workshop covers body language, conversational agility, and belief systems, and examines what may be holding you back from your highest potential. If you want to become the social dynamo of your friendships, romantic endeavors, or business relations, join us! Seating is limited. Please arrive early. About your Instructor: Eric Waisman is Jaunty’s founder. A fourth generation entrepreneur, Eric left his corporate career with MetLife, Merrill Lynch and American Express to follow his true passions – teaching communications and being social. He has spent the past ten years studying human behavior and the science of attraction. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Northern Colorado and studied cultural studies at the University of Jerusalem. A former punk rock musician, in his spare time Eric enjoys traveling, playing his guitar, exercising and of course...socializing. FAQs Location? Join us at WeWork at 25 Taylor Street (entrance on Taylor Street), walk diagonally across the street from the CVS and large WeWork sign. What are my transit/parking options? By transit: the WeWork building is located at 25 Taylor Street (@ Market and Taylor), just two short blocks from the Powell MUNI/BART station and the Civic Center MUNI/Bart Station. By car: There are multiple parking garages that are close to the WeWork building. Locate or book parking here (https://www.parkwhiz.com/wework-golden-gate-parking/). What should I bring to the event? Please bring an open mind. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us anytime at: www.jaunty.org or [masked] We hope to see you there!

Grin and Blockcypher Meetup

Starfish Mission - Blockchain Coworking space

Note: Remember to RSVP! To watch or share this events's live stream, check here: TBA, Link will be posted when the event starts either here or in the comments. Every last Tuesday of the month (correction: Wednesday this month), we'll be hosting speaker(s) or a panel session to highlight various projects and topics in the world of bitcoin. We will also have time for 1-minute long lighting talks for anyone who signs up. All speakers will be live streamed, and the remainder of the evening will be for networking and socializing! This month's speaker: Matthieu Riou, CTO and Founder of BlockCypher. BlockCypher’s web services enable blockchain applications to be built easily and reliably. Recently BlockCypher launched Grinmint, the first Grin mining pool in the U.S. and Europe. We'll have free beer, other beverages and food as usual (the food usually goes quickly)! And finally, to give a lightning talk, just add your name to the list at the beginning of the meetup!

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Mission Dolores Park

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