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Calendar of Events & Activities

Thursday November 16, 2000

Thursday, Nov. 16


Reminiscing in Swingtime 

7:30 p.m.  

North Berkeley Library  

1170 Alameda (at Hopkins) 

George Yoshida, author and jazz drummer, presents a multi-media program recounting the big band experience in the Japanese American internment camps. The presentation will be capped with a set of live jazz by the George Yoshida Quartet. 

Call for more info: 644-6850 


Berkeley Metaphysic  

Toastmasters Club 

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

2515 Hillegass Ave.  

Public speaking skills and metaphysic come together at Avatar Metaphysical Toastmasters. Meets first and third Thursdays each month. 

Call 869-2547 or 643-7645 


Free Blood Pressure Screenings  

Health Education Center 

400 Hawthorne Ave. 




Water & the Shaping  

of California 

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

Sierra Club Book Shop 

2530 San Pablo Ave.  

Sue McClurg discusses the engineering feats, political decisions and popular opinion that reshaped California’s most vital resource. McClurg will present a slide-show and will be signing her book.  



Environmental Sampling Project Task Force  

6:30 p.m.  

First Congregational Church of Berkeley  

2345 Channing Way  

Discussions will include an update of the IFEU report by Nabil Al-Hadithy and Berkeley Lab responses to community and task force comments on 

the draft sampling plan.  


Three Little Pigs  

3:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Library West Branch  

1125 University Ave.  

Roger Mara and his Snapdragon Puppets perform.  


Tai Chi for Seniors  

2 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center  

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 

With Tai Chi master Mr. Chang. Free 

Sea Kayaking in the Bay Area and Baja 

7 p.m.  

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Mitch Powers of Sea Trek Ocean Kayaking Center presents slides of some of his favorite paddling destinations and gives tips on selecting gear, paddling safety and planning trips. Free 

Call 527-4140 


Native American Heritage Celebration Dinner 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

International House 

UC Berkeley  

2299 Piedmont Ave.  

Chef, Zachary Runningwolf will be supervising the preparation of Indian breads, pumpkins, and more.  

At 8 p.m., a cultural night will commence featuring arts & crafts, a drumming performance, and a fashion show.  

$8 dinner, $3 cultural night & performances  

Call 642-9460  


HVAC for Beginners 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning for beginners seminar taught by contractor/engineer Eric Burtt.  

$35 per person 

Call Sydney, 525-7610 


Transportation Commission 

7 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 


Fair Campaign Practices Commission 

7:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 


Design Review Committee 

7:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 


2 x 2 Committee Meeting 

12:30 p.m. 

Executive Conference Room, 3rd Floor 

1900 Addison St.  

Discussions will include a presentation on parking at Berkeley High and a presentation by Jim Rousey on the Computer Technology Program. 



Know Your Rights Training 


Copwatch Office 

2022 Blake Street 

Learn what your rights are in dealing with the police. Learn how to 

monitor the police safely. 

Information: 548-0425 


Third Thursday Simplicity Forum 

7-8:30 p.m. 

Claremont Branch Library 

2940 Benvenue 

Support for those who wish to live more simply and joyfully. First meeting of ongoing group. 

Friday, Nov. 17


Community Dance Party 

7:45 - 9:45 p.m. 

Live Oak Park 

1301 Shattuck (at Berryman) 

Come learn to dance with easy instructions presented by the Berkeley Folk Dancers.  

Teens $2; Adult Non-members $4 

Information: 525-3030  


California Energy  


Luncheon served, 11:15 a.m.  

Speaker, 12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave.  

Severin Borenstein, director at the UC Energy Institute will speak.  

$11 - $12.25 with luncheon 

$1 general for speaker only, Free to students  

Call 848-3533  


Women in Black 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Bancroft at Telegraph 

Women for peace in the Middle East  


Housing Clinic for Seniors 

3 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 

A housing clinic with the East Bay Community Law Center. Free  

Saturday, Nov. 18 

“Beneath Our Feet” 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Oakland Museum of California 

James Moore Theater  

1000 Oak St. 


This all-day conference involves Native Americans, archeologists, anthropologists, historians, naturalists, photographers, and sound artists, joining together to evoke a sense of the people of the East Bay and the landscape they have inhabited over the past ten thousand years. 

$12 - $27, lunch ($12) optional  

Call 636-1648  


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 


Berkeley Free Folk Festival 

11 a.m. - 1 a.m.  


1317 San Pablo Ave. 

Fourteen hours of free concerts, workshops, jam sessions and to top it off a Saturday night dance. The fifth annual Folk Festival will feature Shay & Michael Black, Spectre Double Negative & the Equal Positive, Larry Hanks, Wake the Dead and many others. Sponsored by Charles Schwab and the City of Berkeley.  

More info or to volunteer: 525-5099 


Berkeley Video  

& Film Festival 

2 - 11 p.m. 

2451 Shattuck Ave. 

Screenings of 35 documentaries, features, short features, animation, comedy, commercials, educational and art video and film works. Featuring a number of local filmakers.  


Call 843-3699 


Zuni Fetish Show  

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Gathering Tribes  

1573 Solano Ave.  

Fresh from a trip to Zuni, Janet & Diane from Beyond Tradition will have new fetishes and jewelry. This is the last fetish show of the year for Gathering Tribes.  

Call 528-9038 


Gospel on the Hill 

6:30 p.m. 

Sequoyah Community Church 

4592 Keller St.  


A free gospel performance concert featuring Ronny Mills, Inspired Voices, and Modavador G N Companee. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments for a nominal fee. 

Call 569-5060 


Some Sick Puppets  

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. 

Hall of Health  

2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level) 

The award-winning educational puppet troupe, Kids on the Block, present a show featuring puppets with various medical conditions and cultural backgrounds. Sponsored by Children’s Hospital Oakland and Alta Bates Medical Center. Free Call Lucy, 549-1564 

Sunday, Nov. 19


Ramadhan – the Spiritual Mysteries of Fasting 

3 p.m. 

St. John’s Presbyterian Church 

2727 College Ave. 

Ramadhan, the Muslim month of fasting begins in November this year. The program, the second in a series, is an opportunity to learn abou the cultural practices of Islam. Muslims and non-Muslims are invited. The event is free. 925-672-2623 


Soprano Deborah Voigt 

Cal Performances  

3 p.m.  

Voigt’s performance is a postponment from her original Oct. 15 date. The program will remain unchanged. 

$28-$48 For tickets call 642-9988 or e-mail 


— compiled by  

Chason Wainwright 



Pass It On! 

10 a.m. - Noon  

First Congregational Church of Oakland  

27th & Harrison  


Nina Serrano leads this workshop on how to tell stories to children in elementary schools and how to become a senior storyteller in the schools. Sponsored by Stagebridge of Oakland. 

Free to seniors, $5 general  



Mt. Madonna & Wine  

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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 


“Give Thanks and Get Thanks” 

Berkeley Community Media 

2239 MLK Jr. Way  

This six hour auction, featuring items donated by local businesses, will raise funds for BCM operations and programming projects. BCM is on Channel 25.  

Call 848-2288 


“Drawing Marathon”  

Merritt College’s Art Building 

Live models, group poses.  

$12 for half a day, $20 for a full day, senior and student discounts available. No cameras or turpentine. 



Berkeley Video & Film Festival 

2 - 11 p.m. 

2451 Shattuck Ave. 

Screenings of 35 documentaries, features, short features, animation, comedy, commercials, educational and art video and film works. Featuring a number of Berkeley filmakers.  


Call 843-3699 


Monday, Nov. 20


The Music of Israel 

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Bay Area musician Mark Levy discusses the music of Israel, from the early pioneers of Palestine to the latest rock.  

Tuition for all three classes: $30 general public; $20 JJC members, seniors and students 

Individual classes: $10 general; $8 JJC members, seniors and students  

Call 848-0237 


Rent Stabilization Board 

7 p.m. 

2134 MLK Jr. Way 


Tuesday, Nov. 21


Fibromyalgia Support Group 

Noon - 2 p.m.  

Alta Bates Medical Center, Maffly Auditorium 

Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

Call D.L. Malinousky, 601-0550 


Environmental Solutions! 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut Ave. (at Rose) 

Informally led by Robert Berend, former UC Extension lecturer, this group aims to have intelligent discussions on a wide range of topics. They stress that there is no religious bent to the discussions and that all viewpoints are welcome. Bring light snacks to share with group.  

Call Robert Berend, 527-5332  


Thursday, Nov. 23


Disaster Council 

7 p.m. 

Emergency Operations Center 

997 Cedar St.  


Friday, Nov. 24


“Yoga Poems”  

7:30 p.m. 

Piedmont Yoga Studio 

4125 Piedmont Ave. 


Leza Lowitz will read from her new book, which contains over 60 poems inspired by different yoga poses, and do a yoga performance. Free. 

Call Miki, 558-7826 


Saturday, Nov. 25


Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Get map from: 

1250 Addison St. #214 

or download at: 

Over one hundred professional artists and craftspeople open up their studios and workspaces to the public. All styles of artistic expression are represented. Runs Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 17. 

Call 845-2612 


Papersong Grand Opening Celebration 

Noon - 5 p.m.  

Swan’s Marketplace 

936B Clay St.  


Featuring free musical performances by Big Brother & The Holding Co., Caravan of All Stars Revue, The Charles Dudley Band, and Jane DeCuir.  

Call 436-5131 


Sunday, Nov. 26


The Value of Meditation 

6 p.m.  

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Joleen Vries, director of the Nyingma Institute in the Netherlands for over five years, will discuss how to maintain a regular meditation practice. Free 



Monday, Nov. 27


To Make the World Whole 

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Bay Area musician Mark Levy discusses songs of peace, protest and change from labor, feminists, peace, and environmental activists of the past 125 years, that inspired others to action. 

Tuition for all three classes: $30 general public; $20 JJC members, seniors and students 

Individual classes: $10 general; $8 JJC members, seniors and students  

Call 848-0237 


Educational Philosophies Roundtable 

7 - 9 p.m.  

Epworth United Methodist Church 

1953 Hopkins St.  

At this roundtable, Sponsored by the Neighborhood Parents Network, parents will learn about the following educational philosophies: Developmental, cooperative, Montessori, bilingual, Waldorf, religious, homeschooling, and charter schools.  

Free to members; non-members, $5 

Call 527-6667 or visit  


Wednesday, Nov. 29


Wanderlust: Tales of Adventure and Romance 

7:30 p.m.  

Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore 

1385 Shattuck Ave. (at Rose) 

Jeff Greenwald and other travel writers discuss the art of writing travel literature and how to make a living doing it.  

Call 843-3533 


Berkeley Gray Panthers  

Membership Meeting 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way) 

Discussion of how the election results will affect the Gray Panthers.  

Call 548-9696 


Thursday, Nov. 30


Pro Arts Juried Show Reception 

6 - 8 p.m.  

Pro Arts 

461 Ninth St.  


With the work of 70 artists, this annual show features the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The show runs through December 30. See A&E calendar for details.  


Snowshoeing Basics  

7 p.m . 

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Professional snowshoe guide Cathy Anderson-Meyers gives basic instruction on how to get out and experience Tahoe’s winter terrain on “shoes.”  

Call 527-4140 


Art for Sale 

6 - 8 p.m. 

Kala Art Institute  

1060 Heinz Ave.  

Over sixty artists affiliated with the Kala Art Institute exhibit works ranging from traditional wood block prints to works in digital media. During the reception, artists will offer 10 percent off the sale of their prints.  



Compiled by Chason Wainwright