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Calendar of Events & Activities

Thursday November 09, 2000

Thursday, Nov. 9


The Life and Art of Chiura Obata 

7:30 p.m.  

North Berkeley Public Library 

1170 Alameda (at Hopkins) 

A slide show and lecture presented by Obata’s granddaughter, Kimi Kodani Hill, celebrating Obata’s book, “Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata’s Art of the Internment,” and the retrospective exhibit of Obata’s work to appear this Fall at SFs De Young Museum. 

For details call 644-6850  


From Morgan to Modern 

“Bay Area Modern” 

7:30 p.m. 

The Hillside Club 

2286 Cedar St. 

$10. 841-2242 


West Berkeley Project Area  


7 p.m.  

West Berkeley Senior Center 

1900 Sixth St.  

Review of the initial environmental study and action on the request for a public market on Fifth street between University and Hearst. It would provide crafts, arts, produce, food, and non-amplified entertainment. It is proposed to operate on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  


“Resources on the Web” Class 

(Class is Nov. 16) 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

Learn about Web sites on every imaginable subject from history to finance. Security issues and protection from viruses will also be discussed.  

$35 general; $30 for LHS members 

For more info and memberships call, 642-1838 


Black Artists and the Aesthetics 

of Interrogating ‘Whiteness’ 

7:30 p.m. 

1275 Walnut St.  

Live Oak Park  

A slide lecture presented by Phyllis J. Jackson. Free 

Call 644-6893 


ESL Teacher Job Fair 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Adult School 

1222 University Ave., Room 7  

ESL program representatives from adult schools in Alameda and Contra Costa counties will provide information about desired qualifications, current job openings, credentialing requirements, and more.  

Call Kay Wade, 644-6130 


“Feeding the Moon: A Nutritive Approach to Feminine Fertility” 

Learn how fertility is affected by the environment and how it can be enhanced by healthy lifestyle choices 

7:30 to 9 p.m. 

The Ecology Center 

2530 San Pable Ave.  

558-1324, free 


“Diabetes: What to Know Head-to-Toe” 

Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Ave. 

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free 



Love and Betrayal: A Musical Journey 

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Mezzo Soprano Sylvia Braitman discusses the role Gustav Mahler, Kurt Weill, Arnold Schoenberg, and Hanns Eisler played in the development of modernity in German, Austrian and Western music.  

Tuition: $8 for general; $5 JJC members (class code A101-BJ) 

Call 848-0237 for more info.  


Hour of the Furnaces 

4:30 - 6 p.m. 

Hewlett Library, Dinner Board Room 

2400 Ridge Rd.  

Renny Golden, poet, liberation theologian, and professor of social ethics at Northeastern Illinois University, will read from her new book on the Central American experience of struggle.  



Meeting Life Changes 

10 a.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 

With John Hammerman. Free 


Become A Travel Photo Expert 

7 p.m.  

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Professional photographer Richard I’Anson, who has taken photos all over the globe, shares highlights and insights from his book, “Travel Photography: A Guide to Taking Better Pictures.” Free 

Call 527-7377 


Community Health Commission 

6:45 p.m. 

Mental Health Clinic 

2640 MLK Jr. Way 



Zoning Adjustments Board 

7 p.m. 

Old City Hall 

Council Chambers, 2nd Floor 

2134 MLK Jr. Way 

On the agenda is discussion of a property at 2412 Piedmont Ave. that the board recommends declaring a nuisance. Also, discussion of the Beth El Plan proposed for 1301 Oxford St., a highly controversial proposal which the Sierra Club claims would harm Codornices Creek.  


Undergrounding Utilities Task Force 


1900 Addison St.  

Executive Conference RoomDiscussion of the citywide utility undergrounding plan and Berkeley without wires. Also, an informational video on undergrounding.  


Friday, Nov. 10


Dragon and Phoenix Banquet Cooking Contest 

7 p.m. 

Oakland Museum  

1000 Oak St.  

Students from Bay Area cooking academies present original dishes based on the “Dragon and Phoenix” theme to a panel of celebrity judges. Fee and price of admission to museum. 

Reservations: 238-2022  


Women in Black 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Bancroft at Telegraph 

Women for peace in the Middle East  


Berkeley Symphony Orchestra 

8 p.m. 

Hertz Hall 

UC Berkeley 

Performing the music of Ronald Bruce Smith, Beethoven and Elliot Carter. 

$19 - $35 

Call 841-2800 


compiled by Chason Wainwright