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The 7x7 editors are headed to the Spelling Bee for Cheaters at Herbst Theatre on Thursday night to show off their spelling skills against celebs like singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman, author Michael Chabon, and MythBusters' Adam Savage, all while raising money for 826 Valencia to help local kids learn how to read and write. Come root for us. Buy your tickets for the bee here, or go to our team page and sponsor our team—every dollar goes to 826's educational efforts, and the more money we raise, the more "cheats" we can buy.

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Legion of Honor The Fine Arts Museums presents Cartier and America, a centennial exhibition celebrating the House of Cartier (“king of jewelers and jeweler to kings,”) which feature exquisite pieces of Cartier jewelry and objets from private collections which were created during the era of the Belle Époque through the 1970s. Opens Dec. 19. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th Ave. and Clement St., San Francisco. (415) 750-3600.

December 1:

Mint Condition: SF Museum & Historical Society



Last month at the Old Mint on Fifth and Mission streets, guests gathered in support this 1870’s-era building and its historic marble halls.

Billed as, Sip Some Wine & Walk Through Time the reception was also a benefit for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“The Mint is included on our list of the 11 Most Endangered Places,” explained Anthea Hartig, Western Region Director for the Trust. “We want to spread the word and engage people about the need to preserve our cultural heritage.”

Edgewood Center's Hope Ball



Sen. Dianne Feinstein was honored Oct. 24 at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families Hope Ball.

And as she stood at the podium of the ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel in front of the sold-out crowd, she sounded positively gubernatorial.

This was prior to last week’s AP report titled, Feinstein Still Pondering Run for Governor.

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Air-kiss Alert: We interrupt this program for a breaking health bulletin -- all air-kiss greetings must cease-and-desist. STAT. As charming as this standard, soiree-set greeting is, in this Season of the Swine, we need to curtail this habit. How about this? Until the time of Hyacinths yet blooms again, why not supplant this social staple with a firm, yet fond, pat on the back? Or a thoughtful elbow squeeze? If the greet-ee is one the greet-er knows well, then throw in a double-joint squeeze. Until then? Mwah, mwah and pass the Purell.

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November 7:

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Sweet and spooky, "Hearts" and Halloween are happening in our 'hood!

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A round-up of not-to-miss, upcoming events: Get 'em while they're hot!


October 21:

NARAL Pro-Choice America The Peninsula Power of Choice Luncheon features NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan and actress Dana Delany. This fundraiser also honors the work of Dr. Susan Wicklund with the 2009 Champion of Choice Award. 11 a.m. Wed., Oct. 21. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Tickets: $150; $75 (under-30, and students); $1,000-$10,000 (sponsors and tables of 10). (415) 890-1020, Ext. 213.

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Apologies! Due to Monday-itis, I forgot to include two very important items, both Hellenic in nature, in today's Report.

On Friday, the White House announced that President Barack Obama appointed super Dem donor, activist and philanthropist Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis (of Sacramento and San Francisco) ambassador to Hungary.

As we (sometimes) say, Συγχαρητήρια!

November 7:

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A round-up of not-to-miss, upcoming events: Get 'em while they're hot!

October 14:

ARCS Foundation Dr. Sally Benson, Director of the Global Climate & Energy Project at Stanford University, is honored with the 2009 American Pacesetter Award at this annul luncheon benefitting the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists’ scholarship fund. 11:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 14. Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., San Francisco. Tickets: $80, $130 and $200; $800, $1,300 and $2,000 (table sponsors). (415) 561-6538.

October 16:

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