scare tactics

by Geezer on October 21, 2014

scareBay seniors up to test the limits of their personal panic have a number of interesting challenges this Halloween. Room Escape Adventures on Bryant Street locks you in a room where a hungry zombie is chained to the wall. Every five minutes a chain link is loosened. You have 60 minutes to get out. $28. In Japantown’s Tokyo Culture Club you can try your wits at escaping from a werewolf village. Again it’s a game where you’re lccked in a room and have to figure out the clues to free yourself. $29. If you’re taste is more outdoors you might dress warmly and check out the Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course, obstacle courses and climbing rope ladders 50 feet into the trees, then ziplining above amazing views of ocean beach. $35.

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dear president obama

by Geezer on October 20, 2014

typingBay seniors with memories of the passionate political activities of their youth, will be happy to know the Make Out Room in the city is encouraging you to write righteously to the misguided powers that run our city, state and country. The first Monday of every month at their Attack of the Typewriters party, you can sit down, down a few drinks and pound out your sharp opinions on their free typewriters. Stamps, envelopes, whiteout and paper are also gratis. If you need a nudge, they’ve got reams of sample letters to inspire you. Free.

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covert activities

by Geezer on October 20, 2014

bayviewBay seniors, where is one of the last open spaces in the City that has not changed since the days of the Spanish explorers? 10 points if you said Bayview Hill. Its 46 acres, adjacent to Candlestick, are rolling and rocky with busy views of the city that has grown around it. The easy trail is paved and it’s rich in California flora and fauna including eucalyptus, oak and Islais cherry. Lizards, owls, woodpeckers and hawks abound. Also on the list of lesser known spaces is Gleneagles Golf Course, a sometimes sruffy, 3,000 yard, 9-holer in McClaren Park not to be confused with the one in Scotland. A bargain $19.

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dead pedestians

October 19, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors eager to join the walking dead are invited to paint their faces white, insert fangs in their mouths and meet at 2pm this Saturday at 17th and Market. The annual Zombie Walk covers a big chunk of Castro and the Mission and, though free, is an awareness builder for the SF and […]

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cave cuisine

October 14, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors interested in nostalgic nutrition may want to check out a diet modeled on the way our cave dwelling ancestors ate 20,000 years ago. The Paleo Diet shuns the grains, starches, dairy and processed sugar which advocates believe contributes to the prevalence of civilized illnesses like diabetes and coronary diseases. Dinevore lists local […]

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dog bites

October 14, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors with dogs may be finding fewer and fewer parks that allow their pooches but fortunately that’s not the case with restaurants and coffee houses. Bring Fido lists 174 places in the City, and more around the Bay, that welcome canines. Not inside of course like in Paris where tiny poodles perch on […]

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restoration drama

October 14, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors strolling the waterfront might want to check out the cleanup on the 17 murals recounting California history at Rincon Center. Created in the early 40’s when it was still a post office it’s hard to believe they were nearly destroyed during the later anti-communist hysteria. It’s also quite surprising that they were […]

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ha ha halloween

October 13, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors have long since realized that Halloween is no longer a holiday relegated to children so why not go out and enjoy some spooky fun at the San Francisco Dungeon at (sorry about this) Fisherman’s Wharf? Various hysterical, historical dramas on a 360 degree set recount (and exaggerate) the Chinatown Black Plague, a […]

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invitation to a hanging

October 7, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors interested in being on the tip of the edge of the rim of contemporary art know that the Art Miami Fair is the epicenter of all that is new. What you may not know is that it will be playing in San Mateo this coming weekend. In a shameless effort to get […]

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coastal carnival

October 6, 2014

Tweet Bay seniors feeling overwhelmed by the varieties of autumnal merrymaking might want to consider heading up the coast to Fort Ross. The Harvest Festival there on October 18 is a curious mix of native American, Russian and Sonoma traditions. Beginning with songs, dances and apple picking in the historic orchard it moves on to […]

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