Bird's the Word

baby name custom plates!
Photos: Mary Mar Keenan

Stork: Greetings, newbie. I see you’re headed to the Robin residence. What’s your gig?

Bird: I’m one of several keepsake feeding bowls from Purple Bird Designs.

Stork: Your timing is impeck-able. I dropped off a new baby boy there just this morning. The parents are drowning in plush, so they’ll be thrilled to see you.

Bird: I wish people knew that new parents really do want practical gifts.

Stork: So true! Baby showers can be such a lark. You on the other hand …

Bird: I’m a piece of dishwashable art. I was hand-thrown by San Francisco ceramic artist Mary Mar Keenan, then custom glazed with special color, motif, and baby name.

Stork: And I thought I delivered.

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this week in san francisco!

JCC Hanukkah Candle Lighting

What: A song-infused community Menorah lighting.
Why: Remind them of days long ago.
When: Thru Fri. Daily, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., at Presidio Ave., Pottruck Family Atrium (415-292-1200).

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale

What: Eighty percent off hundreds of kids’ and adults’ titles.
Why: It’s buy the book.
When: Thurs., 5-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 680 2nd St., b/t Brannan & Townsend Sts. (415-537-4200).

The Family Studio’s Winter Whites

What: Read Anna’s Art Adventure and explore the absence of color in an all-white art workshop, with free program and museum admission for fams.
Why: White out.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Family tour, 1 p.m.; special presentation, 2 p.m.
Where: SFMOMA, 151 3rd St., b/t Mission & Howard Sts. (415-357-4000).

Photo: Mary Mar Keenan

680 2nd St
bt Brannan & Townsend Sts
San Francisco, CA 94107
JCC of San Francisco
3200 California St
@ Presidio Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
151 3rd St
bt Howard & Mission Sts
San Francisco, CA 94103