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Calendar of Events & Activities

Friday September 15, 2000

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 


Raise a healthy garden  

1 - 5 p.m.  

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

Discover approaches to beautiful landscaping that conserve water, minimize chemicals and manage pests and weeds in the least-toxic way. Led by Tanya Drlik of Bio-Integral Resource Center, the workshop is followed by an optional garden tour.  

$15 general/ $10 Ecology Center members 

To register, call 559-8701 x233 


Sunday, Sept. 17


Berkeley Citizens 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 



Nude and Breast Freedom Parade 


People’s Park, between Dwight Way and Haste Street  

Celebrate being exposed to each other’s bare bodies in acts of friendship and naked abandon, in dance, song, frolic, rituals and street theater, with the X-plicit Players. , starts at noon at People’s Park and continues up Telegraph. 



“Whose Media? Our Media!” 

7:30 p.m.  

Unitarian Fellowship 

1924 Cedar (at Bonita) 

A forum and discussion on independent media with speakers including: Dennis Bernstein of KPFA, Andrea Buffa of Media Alliance, Steve Dunifer of Free Radio Berkeley and DeeDee Halleck of Paper Tiger TV.  



Monday, Sept. 18


Young Adult Free Computer Literacy Class 

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Mondays and Wednesdays) 

1730 Oregon St.  

Get a basic understanding of word processing, spreadsheets, software and hardware. Classes are open to adults and dedicated students, 15 years and older. Space is limited but still available. Classes began September 11 and will run for 11 weeks. 644-6226 


Social Dance 

1 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst/MLK Jr. Way 



Traffic Calming Workshop 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis St.  

Come share your ideas about traffic calming in Berkeley. Review and provide input on a “tool box” of measures that could be implemented on local streets.  

Decide whether these proposals could help Berkeley achieve reasonable traffic speeds and volumes. 

More information and copies of the Program and Toolbox contact: 

Nathan Landau, Senior Planner, City of Berkeley at 705-8136 


Tuesday, Sept. 19


Lesbian and Gay Group Discussion Meeting 

2 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst/MLK Jr. Way 



Wednesday, Sept. 20


Recreation Subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Commission 

7 p.m.  

John Hinkle Park 

Southampton Ave. between San Diego Rd. and Somerset Pl. 

Discussions will focus on future plans for the John Hinkle Clubhouse.  

The meeting will be held in the Boy Scout Hut in the park.  

Contact: Recreation Programs Administrator, Madalyn Law at 644-6530 


Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group  

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst/MLK Jr. Way 



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 



Micropower Broadcasting  


7:30 p.m.  

Unitarian Fellowship 

1924 Cedar (at Bonita) 

Celebrate seven years of a grassroots media movement and struggle to reclaim broadcast airwaves. An evening of music, speakers and a showing of the documentary, “Free Radio.”  

$5-25 donation requested, benefits Free Radio Berkeley IRATE 







Learn to build FM transmitters 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

2547 Eighth St., Unit 24 (enter at bay #3) 

Free Radio Berkeley presents a series of hands-on micopower broadcasting workshops. Among topics they will be discussing are fundamentals of micropower broadcasting and basic antenna construction. 



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 



“Mail Art: Perspectives of Deaf Culture” 

8:30 - 11 p.m.  

Capoeira Arts Cafe 

2026 Addison St. 

Celebrate the opening of this community art project sponsored by Vista Community College’s American Sign Language program and the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission. The show highlights the parallels between mail artists and the Deaf community.  

Contact: Nancy Cayton at (510) 981-2872 


Web and Internet media workshops 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

New College  

777 Valencia St.  

San Francisco  

Free Radio Berkeley presents workshops on the basics of web and streaming media, digital audio and video editing.  



“A Long Way from Tipperary” 

7:30 p.m.  

Sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Berkeley 

2345 Channing Way 

John Dominic Crossan discusses his new book, “A Long Way from Tipperary,” and how his life experience has led him to a more complex, sophisticated faith.  

More Info: 848-7024 


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” 



Micropower Broadcasting Council of War 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

New College 

777 Valencia St.  

San Francisco 

A convention of micropower broadcasters, media activists and community radio aiming to expand a national campaign for the liberation of the broadcast airwaves.  



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. 



Sign Leonard Peltier’s birthday card 

1 - 5 p.m.  

Peoples Park 

Bring drums and food for a potluck as the Peltier Action Coalition and All Nation Singers celebrate Leonard Peltier’s 56th birthday. 

More information: 464-4534 


Hands-on Bicycle Repair Clinic 

11 a.m. - noon  

Recreational Equipment, Inc. 

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Come learn how to fix that pesky flat tire right from one of REI’s bike technicians. Just bring your bike; tools will be provided. One in a series of bike repair clinics presented by REI.  

Call: 527-7377 


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. 



Tuesday, Sept. 26


Reclaim the Streets! 

6 p.m.  

Berkeley BART station 

Bring dancing shoes, bikes, skateboards and costumes and fight globalization. Join in this street party and protest and “reclaim Berkeley from cars, corporations and the police state.”  

More Info: 594-4002 


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 sustainability 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 


Dharma Publishing Showroom Tour 

10:30 a.m. - noon 

RSVP: Lunch and volunteers only (1 - 3 p.m.) 

Dharma House 

2910 San Pablo Ave. 

RSVP: Lunch and volunteers only (1 p.m. -3 p.m.) 

See traditional Tibetan book making, sacred art projects, spinning copper prayer wheels and a video of the work Peace Ceremony in Bodhgaya, India.  

More info: 848-4238 


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, Oct. 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, Oct. 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 


“Redesigning Retirement”  

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

UC Berkeley (call for exact location) 

The UC Berkeley Retirement Center and the Academic Geriatric Resource Program will present retirement as a time of great potential. Participants will take part in interactive workshops dealing with the impact of technology on retirement; community involvement of older adults, among other topics. Prominent experts in the field of aging and retirement will take part in “ask the experts” sessions.  

$25. No on-site registration. Register by September 25. 

Contact: Shelly Glazer at 642-5461 


Sunday, Oct. 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  


Sunday, Oct. 15


A Taste of the Greenbelt 

1 - 4 p.m. 

Los Gatos Opera House 

Celebrate the Bay Area’s agricultural and culinary bounty. This benefit features a variety of musical groups, local artists and samples from over 40 local restaurants, farmers, wineries and microbreweries. Proceeds benefit Greenbelt Alliance’s ongoing efforts to protect Bay Area farmlands and open space.  

$45 per person; $80 for this event and the Oct. 22 event in SF 



Cal Alumni Singles 20th Anniversary Dinner 

UC Faculty Club 

For reservations call 527-2709 by Oct. 10 


Saturday, Oct. 21


A Day on Mt. Tam 

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Come play and hike in San Francisco’s beloved playground. This outing is part of a series of free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance. 

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations 


Sunday, Oct. 22


A Taste of the Greenbelt 

1 - 4 p.m. 

Presidio’s Golden Gate Club 

Greenbelt Alliance brings the farm to the city in this celebration of the Bay Area’s agricultural and culinary bounty. Featured are samples from over 40 local restaurants, farmers, wineries, microbreweries. Also featured are live music and local artwork. The event benefits Greenbelt Alliance’s ongoing efforts to protect Bay Area farmlands and open space.  

$45 per person 



Saturday, Oct. 28


Pedaling the Green City 

11 a.m. -3:30 p.m.  

Take a leisurely bike ride along the future San Francisco Bay Trail. One in a series of free outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations  


Saturday, Nov. 4


Breathtaking Barnabe Peak 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Hike through Samuel P. Taylor State Park’s lush forests and climb to the heights of Barnabe Peak, overlooking Point Reyes. One in a series of free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations  


Saturday, Nov. 11


Moonlight on Mt. Diablo 

1 - 10:30 p.m.  

Hike up the Devil’s Mountain by daylight, catch a glorious sunset and hike back by the light of the moon. One in a series of free outing organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations 


Sunday, Nov. 12


Views, Vines and Veggies 

9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Climb Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf State Park and peer down upon the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Then please your palate at the Landmark Winery and visit Oak Hill organic vegetable and flower farm. One in a series of free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations 


Saturday, Nov. 18


S.F. Stairs and Peaks 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Begin the day with a visit to the farmer’s market, then meander up the stairways and streets of Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. Then up Russian Hill, descending to Fisherman’s Wharf for a ride back on the new historic streetcar line. One in a series of free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 


Sunday, Nov. 19


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Mt. Madonna & Wine  

Hike through evergreen forests and visit the remains of a 19th century estate, then finish the day with a visit to Kruse Winery. One of many free fall outings 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.