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So many sign-up parties, so little time. Here is an overview to help you plan your agenda. Come join the fun! To help you keep track of exciting donations that are coming in, our online catalog is updated daily. Check here:


Family Game Night – Saturday, Apr 6

Wish your family could take a break from the boob tube, the internet and video games? Then come out & join the Shamsi & Charbonneau families for a fun night and introduce your family to the new breed of board games making waves across the country! We’ll have friendly gaming experts on hand to teach you the various games, so no need to worry about poring over the rulebook! After last year’s party, the kids exclaimed: ‘OMG…this was so much fun!’ Drinks, pizza, appetizers are included. Time: 4-8 pm. $35 family ticket (good for up to 4; extra single tickets for $5)

Rooftop Rockin’ Gumbo Party – Sat, Apr 27

This party needs no introduction – it’s a Rooftop Classic by now and you want to get your hands on these much coveted tickets. The Montgomerys, Minnises, Craddocks, Maneruds and Steve O’Brien put their talented heads together and decided to treat our community to another big party this year. Great music, great gumbo and lots of fun. What happens at the Gumbo party, stays at the Gumbo party so don’t miss it! Time: 6pm – late. $50 per person

Friday Picnic and Games for 12 Kids in Golden Gate Park – Fri, May 3

Celebrate Spring! Third grade hosts Pablo Lopez and Emmy Balas invite friends old and new to join them for an evening picnic. In the beautiful open space of our beloved Golden Gate Park, Pablo, Emmy & friends will make colorful paper lanterns, play games, run and play to their hearts’ content, and enjoy a menu planned and prepared by their hosts. Attendees will be notified about location and other details. time: 5-8pm. $25 per person. 6 boy tickets and 6 girl tickets available.

Rooftop Rocks – Family/Children concert – Sun, May 5

Come out and celebrate the great music of our Rooftop kids and families. Bring a picnic and join our great Rooftop community under the sun at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. This is FAMILY AFFAIR and KIDS ARE FREE. Friends and extended family welcome! Hosted by Noel & Ellen Manerud. $25 per person.

Learn to Knit Party – Sat, May 11

Always wanted to knit? Need something to do during soccer practice, piano lessons, PTA meetings? Join Alberta Neilson and Mary Mottola for an afternoon of knitting, wine and fun at Alberta’s home. Learn to knit while making a cozy, fashionable cowl in your choice of yarn. All materials and refreshments included. You will go home with the skills, yarn and needles necessary to finish your project. Time: 3-6pm. $50 per person.

Healthy Cooking & Dinner Party – Sat, May 18

Twelve lucky winners will enjoy a wonderful evening at the home of David and Pauline Grissom. Pauline, a registered dietician, will teach you how to prepare a healthy, delicious meal. You will have plenty of time to catch up with your fellow Rooftopians as you enjoy the 3-course dinner and wine. And at the end of the evening, Pauline will send you off with some of her favorite recipes. $60 per person.

Adult Art Making Party with Amy Balsbaugh – Sat, Jun 8

Unleash your inner creativity and join us for an adult art-making party– it’s like Winter Workshop for grown-ups!! Art Coordinator Amy Balsbaugh will create a fun, one-day art making workshop where you’ll have something wonderful to take home after a few hours of work. Enjoy champagne, snacks and sparkling conversation too! Time: 2-5pm. $50 per person.

Summer Sabor Dance Party – Sat, Jun 8

Summer time is Fiesta time, so put on your dancing shoes and join a fabulous dancing party! Don’t know how to move to the rhythm of salsa music? That is perfect because this party includes a dance lesson to warm you up. Dance lesson starts at 5 PM, tamales are served at 6 PM and margaritas toda la noche! Come and have fun at Casa Vazquez! Time: 5-10pm. $30 per person.

Back to School Evening Garden Party with Coral Bells – Fri, Aug 23
Heidi Jenkins, Elizabeth Loo, Serina Lopez, Chrissy Dodds and Mike Rao

Come and enjoy an Indian Summer evening in our Burnett garden with the company of other Rooftop parents and community members. We’ll have light finger foods and beverages. Perfect for those Mayeda parents who miss spending time in the garden with the very special Coral Bells. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! $60 per person.

 A North and South African Dining Experience – Sat, Sep 7

Spend an exotic Saturday evening with other Rooftop parents sampling the local cuisine of Egypt and South Africa. Experience juicy kofta, spicy kushari, and delicious malva pudding, made with authentic techniques and tools. Drinks, traditional music, and a belly dancing lesson will be included.This is a party you won’t want to miss! The dinner will be hosted at the home of Michael Vanbreda and Maryann Ibrahim on September 7, 2013. $60 per person.

Family Oyster Party in Inverness, Point Reyes – Sat, Sep 28

Join the Vetlesetter family for grilled (as the locals do it) and raw oysters on the top of Inverness Ridge in Point Reyes. We are right next door to the national park, with an amazing view of Tomales Bay. While the adults eat, chat and hang out, the kids can explore with Klara and Tobias, jump on the trampoline, and pick huckleberries. $100 per family ticket.

German Oktoberfest – Sat, Oct 19

Rooftop Oktoberfest # 1 was a hit, so the Krombachs will open up their garden again for an authentic celebration of beer, wurst and sauerkraut. So find your lederhosen, raise your glass, grab a bite (Bratwurst) and join your fellow Rooftopians to celebrate the harvest. Beer will be brewed by brewer extraordinaire, Alan Chambless. And if you prefer grapes to grains, host Jens Krombach will produce Federweisser, a light, sweet, Oktoberfest wine. $50 per person.

Anchor Brewing Tour and Tasting – date TBA

The tour includes visiting the Brew House, Fermentation Rooms, Conditioning Cellars and the Bottling Shop with explanations of the various steps in the brewing process. Guest will then be invited to the Tap Room for bottomless tasting and appetizers. $50 per person. Friday Tour – date to be announced.

Painting trip w/ Josie and Addie – date TBA

Painting “en plein air” with Josie Noore and her mom Addie Hilgard. Will go to Marina or Botanical Gardens, set up and have short demo and paint with watercolor or draw with colored pencils. All supplies and snack provided. Three children (plus Josie). $50 per child. Date to be agreed by winners.

Beauty Night at Milvali Salon – date TBA

Honey, you need to relax, have fun, get pampered. Because you’re worth it! So do yourself a favor and get your (not-yet manicured) hands on a ticket to the Milvali Beauty night. You and nine other Rooftop ladies are in for a treat as you sip your drink and enjoy appetizers while the professionals at Mivali do what they do best:  eyebrow wax, eyelash tint, eyebrow tint, make-up application, lip wax, shampoo & blowdry! Located near great restaurants and bars on chestnut, you and your (lovely) Rooftop friends could make it a night to remember! Drinkand light appetizers included. For details check out: Time: 6–9pm. $30 per person.



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