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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday October 07, 2000

Saturday, Oct. 7


Berkeley Grassroots Greening  


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 


Open Garden Day 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

The sixth annual Open Garden Day offers garden lovers an opportunity to peek into 34 local community and school gardens. The gardens offer fresh food, children’s activities, composting demonstrations, and more. Special electric bus tour and bicycle tours will be available. Maps and schedules are available in East Bay libraries, nurseries, and in the pages of this very newspaper.  

More info: BCGC, 883-9096  


Harwood Creek Cleanup 

9 a.m. - Noon 

John Muir School  

2955 Claremont Ave. 

Help clean up and restore the creek that runs through John Muir school. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, chippers/shredders, tools and pick-up trucks. 


Voter Empowerment Town  

Hall Meeting 

1 - 4 p.m. 

West Bay Community Center 

1290 Fillmore St. 

San Francisco 

Sponsors include the Berkeley NAACP Youth Council. 

For additional info: 1-877-316-9071 


Women’s Evening At the  


7:30 p.m. 

Pacific Center 

2712 Telegraph 

A monthly night at the movies for lesbian, bi and transexual women. This months featured film is “Fried Green Tomatoes.” 

$5 donation requested 

Call 548-8283  


Free Estate Planning Seminar 

9:30 a.m. - Noon 

St. Ambrose Church 

1145 Gilman St. (at Cornell Ave.) 

Call Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 768-3109 


Berkeley Youth Alternatives  

Harvest Fair 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

BYA Community Garden Patch 

1308 Bancroft Way (between Acton and Bonar) 

The seventh annual fair features pumpkin carving, face painting, music, Karaoke, crafts, and fresh produce grown right in the BYA garden. Kids of all ages are welcome.  

Call 845-9067 


Locate Long-lost Relatives 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Cody’s Books 

1730 Fourth St. 

If you are looking for a missing relative, the International Soundex Reunion Registry may be able to help. The ISRR is a free, nonprofit service.  

Call Bob Crowe, 835-1550 


Pearl Ubungren Dancers with Joey Ayala 


1808 Fifth St.  

Also performing will be Kayumanggi and Bobby Banduria. Free.  

Call 883-1808 for additional info.  


Wild About Books? 

10:30 a.m. 

Berkeley Central Library 

2121 Allston Way 

Storyteller/musicians Nancy Schimmel and Claudia Morrow do their thing for kids aged 3 to 7.  

Call 649-3943  


Sunday, Oct. 8


Voter Registration Sunday 

11 a.m. service 

St. Paul’s AME Church 

2024 Ashby Ave. 

Sponsored by the Berkeley NAACP Youth and College division 

Call: 710-0238 


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  


Author and Minister Sarah  

York to Speak 

10:45 a.m.  

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley 

1 Lawson Road 


York is the author of “Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death.” 

More info: 525-0302 


Tibetan Cultural Preservation 

6 p.m.  

Tibetan Nyingma Institute  

1815 Highland Place 

Erin Clark and Sandy Olney speak on “Sustaining the Tibetan Tradition.” 

call 843-6812 


MesoAmerican Marketplace 

Noon - 4 p.m. (weekdays) 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekends) 

UC Botanical Garden 

200 Centennial Dr.  

Visit this colorful marketplace where food from all of the Americas are displayed and ready for the tasting. A special weekday tour program is available for school children. Call 642-3352 to reserve a tour.  

More info: 643-2755 


Tuesday, Oct. 10


Cal Alumni Singles 20th Anniversary Dinner 

UC Faculty Club 

Dinner scheduled for Oct. 15 

For reservations call 527-2709 by Oct. 10 


Kenya, 40 Years Ago and  


1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way) 

Call 644-6107 for more info  


Defense Against Genetically Engineered Food 

7 p.m.  

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

Author Ronnie Cummins, National Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) will lecture on genetically engineered food, including organic food and farming.  

For info: 548-2220 x233 


Wednesday, Oct. 11


Are Domed Cities in the future? 

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

International House, Homeroom  

UC Berkeley 

2299 Piedmont Ave.  

A discussion based on UC Berkeley alumnus Tim Holt’s book, “On Higher Ground.” Set 50 years in the future, part of the book takes place in an East Bay enclosed by a climate-controlled dome.  

$3 admission  

Contact Maribel Guillermo, 642-9460 




compiled by Chason Wrainwright