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Nerd Out with Walk SF: Hayes Valley Caption WALC, May 7

 In Events, Walks

Put on your your walking cap, pull up your thinking socks, and join us May 7th for a special sleuthing tour of Hayes Valley!

What will it be like? Think: Historical tour meets pub quiz meets New Yorker cartoon caption contest….

This lively Walk SF fundraiser will combine a specially designed tour of the Hayes Creek watershed with a cooperative game that offers competitive deduction and recall. Joel Pomerantz of Thinkwalks will lead a walk from Hayes Green to Alamo Square that incorporates photos, maps, and clues for you to figure out. Topics will cover historical geography, urban development, transportation, urban agriculture, and population flows that together reflect the boomtown excitement of San Francisco.

As we go, we’ll be playing a new game called Caption WALC: “Walk Around, Link Clues.” (We told you it was nerdy!) Team up and apply the history you learn about during the walk, write the best caption on a historical photo, and win marvelous prizes! You can try your luck with a raffle, too. Every dollar raised will go toward Walk SF’s work to make our city’s streets better, safer, more fun places to walk.

Where: The walk will start at Patricia’s Green (at the corner of Hayes and Octavia). We’ll end at a local bar for optional socializing, prize-trading, rehashing your winning caption, etc.

When: 1PM, Saturday, May 7 (until about 4PM)

Cost: $35 Walk SF members; $45 non-members — please RSVP below!

Schwag: Win prizes for the best captions — we’ll have a raffle too for those non-competitive types. Prizes include gift certificates from local stores and restaurants.