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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday September 09, 2000

Saturday, Sept. 9


Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 

Martin Luther King Jr. and Allston ways 

Poets will include Robert Hass, Jane Hirshfield, Kay Ryan, Michael McClure, Julia Butterfly Hill and others. For a complete list see 


Open house 

Julia Morgan center for the Arts 

Meet new leaders and artist and learn about future plans for the facility. RSVPs encouraged 

2640 College Ave. Berkeley 

4- 7 p.m. 



Sunday, Sept. 1


“Doors to Madame Marie” 

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

As part of the Jewish Learning Center’s Authors Series in the Library, Odette Meyers will be available for discussion and booksigning. 



“Next Stop, Greenwich  


2-4:30 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center Cinema 

1414 Walnut St.  

Based on filmmaker Paul Mazursky’s own passage from Brooklyn to Greenwich Village, the film is about the dynamics of leaving home and trying to leave home behind. There will be a peer led discussion following the movie. 

$2 suggested donation.  



Solano Avenue Stroll 

10 a.m. 

The Local Legacies on Parade kicks off with Grand Marshal Wavy Gravy. The mile-long block party is filled with over 75 entertainers including RhythMix - a women's percussion group, Frog Legs - a Cajun band, and Mal Sharpe & Big Money in Dixieland. There's a giant slide, a bicycle ramp-jumping show, ethnic foods, game booths, a hang gliding simulator, pony rides, castle bounces, a silent auction, dunk tanks, art projects, palm readings and more.  

Admission is free. 


Monday, Sept. 11


“12th annual Berkeley YMCA  

Golf Tournament” 

Tilden Park Golf Course 

Shotgun Start at 11:00 a.m. 

Entry fee includes cart, lunch on the course and dinner. Proceeds benefit Albany-Berkeley YMCA  

$125 Entry Fee 



Voter workshop 

1 p.m. 

Learn about voting absentee and working a local polling places. North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 



Tuesday, Sept. 12


Tai Chi Chuan 

11 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 



Wednesday, Sept. 13


Mid-Autumn Festival 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 



Last town hall meeting on the  

Berkeley Housing Authority  


6-8 p.m. 

West Berkeley Senior Center 

1900 Sixth St. 

For more information on the plan, call Wanda Remmers 548-8776 


Commission on Disability 

6:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

The commission will discuss Project Impact disaster funding, I-80 overpass amenities, removal of obstacles from the sidewalk and more. 




Second Annual Bertram Gross Award 

7 p.m. 

La Pena Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

The campaign to abolish poverty/full employment Coalition presents the second Annual Bertram Gross Award. Gross, 1912-1998, was the chief author of the Roosevelt Full Employment Act, the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act and the current full employment legislation HR1050. 

Award recipients are Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek, Amaha Kassa, East Bay Alliance for Sustainable Economy and Pat Ford, international executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union. 

Music by Barbara Dane. $10-$15; nobody turned away for lack of funds. 


Thursday, Sept. 14


Eugene O’Neil House,  

Mt. Diablo State Park Trip  

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst and MLK Jr. Way 

$21 per person 



Environmental Sampling Project Task Force 

6:30 p.m. 

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way 

Agenda items include public comment time and sampling reviews 



Pre-business workshop 

Small-business Development Center 

519 17th St. Suite 200, Oakland 

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 




Yoga class 

2 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.