WHEN ~ Saturday, October 19, 2019
Attendance is expected, i.e. this is not considered an optional rehearsal, though there will always be exceptions for special circumstances.
9:30 am arrival, social time (Volunteers Anyone? for Drinks or Snacks?)
10 am-12 pm rehearsal
WHERE ~ OLD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1751 SACRAMENTO STREET, at the corner of Sacramento and Van Ness.
This location is convenient to the 47 or 49 Van Ness bus lines, the 19 Polk bus, or the cable car stop at California and Van Ness. If you prefer to drive, please see garage instructions below. Carpooling is strongly recommended. Street parking is also recommended if you have time to find it, but note parking restrictions are in full effect Saturdays.
~ IF DRIVING, DIRECTIONS TO THE OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE ~ The garage is on Sacramento Street, which is one-way between Polk and Van Ness (heading toward Van Ness). Driving south on Polk, turn right on Sacramento. Driving north on Polk, turn left onto Sacramento. Look for the yellow and blue “OLD FIRST PARKING GARAGE” sign on your left. Plan to get to the Parking Garage 15 minutes before rehearsal begins.
~ ABOUT PARKING ~ This is a valet parking garage. Enter the garage, wait for the garage attendant, and leave your car key in the ignition. The attendant will give you the parking stub you will need to retrieve your car. In order to get free parking, be sure to pick up a parking sticker directly from Larry or Edie at the rehearsal. Please be kind to the Parking Garage valets and tip them when you leave; they work hard. A $2 or more tip is always appreciated.
~ ABOUT THE ELEVATOR DOORS ON SACRAMENTO ST ~ Our special entrance to the church (not the main entrance) is on Sacramento St., halfway between the parking garage and Van Ness Ave. There is a wooden double door, behind which is hidden an elevator entrance. Avoid the center glass doors closer to Van Ness as there will be people in line for the food bank. Don't enter where they enter. See email sent 10/17 for a picture of the correct door.
~ GETTING IN ~ There should be someone outside this hidden elevator door helping with entry until the time the sectional begins. I'll be there 9:20 to 9:45; Sarah will be there 9:45 to 10. After 10 am, there might be no one at the elevator door; it may be locked. In that case call me, Edie, 650-240-6082, or Sarah, 415-312-2181, whoever answers! One of us will come down to let you in. If no response from either of us, keep trying!! I'll check the door again at 10:15 and 10:30.
However you get in, when you are in the elevator, follow signs to either the 2nd floor Sanctuary or the 3rd floor Choir Room (I'll update this when I find out from Larry which location we will be).