Noe Valley Voice March 2012

Upper Noe Recreation Center

Coming Attraction: March Movie

By Heather World

March 10 will be Movie Night at Upper Noe Recreation Center, thanks to volunteer Allison Muir, who arranged for the free screening of the original Parent Trap.

Muir, a recent transplant from the Balboa Park neighborhood, serves on Upper Noe’s Community Recreation Council, and she hatched her idea at the November meeting of the group. The Community Recreation Council, composed of local residents, works with the city’s Rec­reation and Park Department to determine programming and events at Upper Noe.

“Upper Noe was one of the big draws of why we bought our house here,” said Muir, who has two children, ages 1 and 2. “Since I have little kids, I wanted to make sure there were good things there and that I was contributing.”

She chose the original version of the movie, which stars Hayley Mills and Maureen O’Hara, because she has fond memories of watching the G-rated film with her sisters as a child. She also knew the film could appeal to parents.

“It has a separate story line that’s more adult about divorce and romance as well as having those ’tween aspects,” said Muir.

What’s more, the story begins at a summer camp. Since registration for Rec and Park summer camps begins the following Saturday (March 17), there will be camp information available in the auditorium before the movie, she said.

“It’s a kickoff for summer camp!” she said.

The evening will start with live music from The Funicellos, a group of groovy dads—including Muir’s husband—who took their name from Annette Funicello, a popular cast member of the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s.

As it happens, Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon sing the opening credits to The Parent Trap (1961), and Muir hopes the band will play the theme song and more at 6 p.m., as movie goers arrive at 295 Day St. and grab their popcorn. There also will be cartoons before the movie.

The evening, which runs until 9 p.m., is hosted by Friends of Noe Valley Recreation Center. As with the tot concerts at the center, donations are encouraged. March’s tot concert itself will be moved to March 17 to accommodate the film arrangements, said Kate Haug of Friends.

Members of the  Community Recreation Council say they’d love a few volunteers at Movie Night, to help with setup and cleanup. If interested, contact Karen Spira at


This story first appeared in the February e-newsletter published by the Friends of Noe Valley Recreation Center. To sign up for the group’s monthly e-newsletter, visit 



Kickin’ It at Upper Noe Rec


Run, don’t walk, to sign up for team sports and other activities at Upper Noe Rec Center. Classes like Petite Bakers, Karate Kidz, and So You Think You Can Act may fill up fast. Registration starts March 3 for the spring term, which runs till May 25. To get on board, go to or drop by the center, 295 Day St. Meanwhile, don’t miss Movie Night, featuring The Parent Trap, on March 10, 6 to 9 p.m., or the March 17 signup for this summer’s big event: Pacific Art Camp.


Simply Fun (1-3 yrs old) Tues. & Thurs., 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fairy Tale Frolics (18 mos-4 yrs old) Tues., 10:30-11: 30 a.m.

Music and Movement (2-3 yrs old) Tues., 11:30 a.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.

Futsal (3-5 yrs old) Tues., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Aikido (3-5 yrs old) Tues., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Futsal (5-8 yrs old) Tues., 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Storytelling (18 mos.-5 yrs old, drop-in) Tues., 4:30-5: 30 p.m.

Futsal (9-12 yrs old) Tues., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Yoga Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Adult Boot Camp Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Zumba Wed., 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Tot Gym (18 mos.-4 yrs old) Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.

Petite Bakers (3-6 yrs old) Wed., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Pilates Mat Class Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Karate Kidz (4-5 yrs old) Wed., 3-4 p.m.

Tennis (8-9 yrs old) Wed., 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kickboxing (9-13 yrs old) Wed., 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Fri., 5-6 p.m.

Senior (55+) Argentine-Tango Thurs., 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Basketball Clinic (6-8 yrs old) Thurs., 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Basketball Clinic (9-12 yrs old) Thurs., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Cardio Salsa Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tot Time (1-3 yrs old) Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Express It (18 mos.-3 yrs old) Fri., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

So You Think You Can Act (6-10 yrs old) Fri., 3:30-5 p.m.

Adult Improv Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.

Future Chefs (8-12 yrs old) Fri., 6:30-9 p.m.

Girls Athletics (5-10 yrs old) Sat., 11 a.m.-noon

Tennis (7-9 yrs old) Sat., 1-2 p.m.