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Calendar of Events & Activities

Wednesday September 13, 2000

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 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. 


Berkeley Energy Commission 

5:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst St. 

Among the topics for discussion will be a report on renewable energy and a report on residential energy consumption. 



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. 



What next for Haiti? 

7:30 p.m. 

La Pena Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Avenue, 

What is the true story behind the recent elections in Haiti? What’s the real impact of the global economy on Haiti? 


please call to reserve childcare 


Community Health  


6:45 - 9:45 p.m. 

Mental Health Clinic 

2640 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 

Among topics to be discussed are medical marijuana and genetically engineered/modified foods and Berkeley high school lunch issues. 



Friday, Sept. 15


“The Barber of Seville” 

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 



“Lift the Sanctions from Iraq” 

Interfaith Brunch & Community Gathering 

Talk by Denis Halliday, Former U.N. Assistant Secretary-General 

10:30 a.m. -noon 

Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento 

(510) 527-8370 

Saturday, Sept. 16 

Shoreline clean-up walk 

10 a.m. 

Seabreeze Market, on Frontage Road just west of University Avenue 

Friends of Five Creeks leads a walk, talking about  

history, wildlife, and restoration possibilities from Strawberry to Codornices Creeks, as part of Coastal Cleanup 2000.  

Call: 848-9358  


Shoreline cleanup 

9 a.m. 

Behind Sea Breeze market at West Frontage Rd and University Ave. or at Aquatic Park playground 

Bring gloves, sunscreen and hat and help clean up the shoreline. 

644-8623; TDD 644-6915 

Sunday, Sept. 17 

Berkeley Citizen’s Action  

Endorsement Meeting 

2-5 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

To include local and state endorsements. Please place this upcoming event in your listings. 

Contact: BCA Co-chair Linda Olivenbaum at (510) 652-1206 

Call 549-0816 


Thursday, Sept. 21


Hearing to terminate the  

Conditional Order for  

Abatement for Pacific Steel  

Casting Co. 

9:30 a.m. 

Bay Area Air Quality management District 

939 Ellis St. 7th Floor Board Room San Francisco (415) 749-4965 


Friday, Sept. 22


Point Reyes Nature Center, Earthquake Trail Trip 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst and MLK Jr. Way 

$18 per person 



Saturday, Sept. 23


From Capitalism to Equality 

2 p.m. 

Niebyl-Proctor Library 

6501 Telegraph Ave. at Alcatraz 

Why have the conditions of work become more difficult and the 

rewards more unequal since 1973? Join author Charles Andrews to 

discuss these issues and solutions for them. 

$5 admission includes $10 discount coupon the book, “From Capitalism to Equality” 



Sunday, Sept. 24


“First Steps in Finding your Family History” 

Brunch 10:30 a.m., lecture 11 a.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Using both story-telling and generational techniques, Dr. Lois Silverstein will offer beginning steps to rediscovering family heritage and traditions.  

$4 for BRJCC members and $5 for all others 



5th anniversary party and film festival 

Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Fifth Birthday 

6-8 p.m. party 

film: 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

Pyramid Alehouse Outdoor Movie Theater 

1901 Gilman St. 

The event is to honor five years of BFB bike advocacy. Films will include: “Pedalphiles and Dinosaurs Against Fossil Fuels” 

Bring something to sit on. 

Free to members; $10-$20 sliding scale to non members.  



“How Berkeley Can You Be?” 

11 a.m. on University Avenue and California Street, culminating at Civic Center outside Berkeley High School 

Festival in the park starts at 12:30 p.m. 



Monday, Sept. 25 

Open forum on affordable housing 

5:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Sean Heron of the East Bay Housing Organizations will talk about building a campaign for affordable housing. Sponsored by the Affordable Housing Advocacy Project. 



Wednesday, Sept. 27 

“Improving your bottom line” 

2-5 p.m. 

Berkeley Yacht Club 

1 Seawall Dr. 

Speakers include, Mayor Shirley Dean, Dr. Drian Nattrass and Mary Altomare Natrass, authors of “The Natural Step for Business” and two of the world’s leading authorities on providing a strategic business framework promoting sustainabiliity and profitability. 


Saturday, Sept. 30


Jim Hightower: “Election 2000: a Space Odyssey” 

8 p.m. 

King Middle School 

1781 Rose St. 

Sponsored by KPFA and Global Exchange 

“I am an agitator,” Hightower says. “The agitator is the centerpost in a washing machine that gets the dirt out.” 

$10 in advance/$12 at the door 

848-6767 x609 


Tour Mission District Gardens 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

One of a series of free outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance for this fall. Tour SF’s Mission District and learn about the role of gardens and open space in community planning. 

Call: 415-255-3233 to make reservations 


Sunday, October 1


Return of the Raptors to Marin 

Drivers: 11:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Bikers: 10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Witness the migration of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Includes a hawk talk and banding demonstration and lunch at Rodeo Lagoon. Bike from SF or meet at Hawk Hill. Part of Greenbelt Alliance’s series of free outings.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations 


Monday, October 2


“2nd annual Berkeley City Championship” 

Tilden Park Golf Course 

Entries accepted August 1. Entry Fee includes gift, cart and Awards Dinner. Proceeds benefit local organizations and projects. This event determines Berkeley City Champion and Seven other Flight Winners. 

$115 Entry Fee 


“Clean Lies Dirty War” 

7:30 p.m. Unitarian Fellowship, 1924 Cedar 

Event is part of a national campaign to end sanctions on Iraq.  

(510) 528-5403 


Thursday, October 5


3rd annual Berkeley Black Police Officers’ Association Golf Tournament 

Tilden Park Golf Course 

Shotgun Start at 7:30 a.m. Entry Fee includes cart range balls and Award Luncheon. Proceeds benefit Berkeley Black Police Officers’ Scholarship Fund. 

$99 Entry Fee 



Saturday, October 7


Berkeley Grassroots Greening Tour 

Starts at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. 

Celebrate Open Garden Day by joining this annual bicycle tour of local community and school gardens. Part of a series of free outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance. 

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations 


Houses or Open Hills? 

10 a.m.  

Experience Black Diamond Mines Regional Park’s ghost towns, coal mines, spectacular views and open space on this hike by the proposed sites of 7,700 homes near Antioch. Cosponsored by Save Mount Diablo. One outing in a free series organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations 


Sunday, October 8


Surmounting Sunol Peaks  

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Learn about local geology while enjoying the panoramic views from three Sunol peaks. One outing in a free series organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations  






Green Party Consensus Building Meeting 

6 p.m. 

2022 Blake St. 

This is part of an ongoing series of discussions for the Green Party of Alameda County, leading up to endorsements on measures and candidates on the November ballot. This week’s focus will be the countywide new Measure B transportation sales tax. The meeting is open to all, regardless of party affiliation. 






Easy Tilden Trails 

9:30 a.m. 

Tilden Regional Park, in the parking lot that dead ends at the Little Farm 

Join a few seniors, the Tuesday Tilden Walkers, for a stroll around Jewel Lake and the Little Farm Area. Enjoy the beauty of the wildflowers, turtles, and warblers, and waterfowl. 



Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2-7 p.m. 

Derby Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street 



Berkeley Camera Club 

7:30 p.m. 

Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda 

Share your slides and prints with other photographers. Critiques by qualified judges. Monthly field trips. 



Computer literacy course 

6-8 p.m. 

James Kenney Recreation Center, 1720 Eighth St. 

This free course will cover topics such as running Windows, File Management, connecting to and surfing the web, using Email, creating Web pages, JavaScript and a simple overview of programming. The course is oriented for adults. 






Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Center Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street 


Poets Juan Sequeira and Wanna Thibideux Wright 




The Disability Mural 

4-7 p.m. through September 

Integrated Arts 

933 Parker 

Drop-in Mural Studios will be held for community gatherings and tile-making sessions. This mural will be installed at Ed Roberts campus. 




Ralph Nader for President 

7 p.m.  

Video showings to continue until November. Campaign donations are requested. Admission is free.  

Contact Jack for directions at 524-1784. 


2nd and 4th Sunday 

Rhyme and Reason Open Mike Series 

2:30 p.m. 

UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2621 Durant Ave. 

The public and students are invited. Sign-ups for the open mike begin at 2 p.m. 



Tuesday and Thursday 

Free computer class for seniors 

9:30-11:30 a.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. 

This free course offers basic instruction in keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Windows 95, Excel and Internet access. Space is limited; the class is offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call ahead for a reservation.