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Calendar of Events & Activities

Thursday February 22, 2001

Thursday, Feb. 22


Free “Quit Smoking” Class 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis (at Ashby)  

Cease your smoking with the help of this free class offered to Berkeley residents and employees. 

Call 644-6422 to enroll or e-mail 


Duomo Readings Open Mic.  

6:30 - 9 p.m. 

Cafe Firenze  

2116 Shattuck Ave.  

With featured poet Charles Ellick and host Louis Cuneo. 644-0155 


Rivers of the World  

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment, Inc. 

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Pamela Michael, writer, educator and river conservationist, will highlight her new anthology “The Gift of Rivers: True Stories of Life on the Water,” showing slides of nearly 100 of the world’s great rivers. Free 527-4140 


Growl & Howl of Man & Woman 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Hillside Community Church  

1422 Navellier St.  

El Cerrito 

A series of Thursday evenings of conversation “engaging people in discovering the pleasures of an excellent discussion.” Bring your favorite gender assumptions and put them to the test. $10  


Agaves & Yuccas 

7 p.m. 

UC Botanical Garden 

200 Centennial Drive 

Mary and Gary Irish, experts on these plants will show you where to find these dry garden plants and how to makes them grow happily.  

$15 Call 643-1924 


John Henry, Steel-Driving Puppet 

3:30 p.m.  

West Branch Berkeley Library  

1125 University Ave.  

Loren and Dean Linnard, using a variety of rod and hand puppets, elaborate sets, and original songs and music, will tell the story of this legendary railroad man.  

Call 649-3943 


Meditation Seminar 

6:30 p.m. 

St. John’s Presbyterian Church  

2727 College Ave.  

A free talk followed by practical instruction in meditation on inner light and sound. Sponsored by Know Thyself as Soul Foundation, a nonprofit corporation. 845-9648 


Concluding Your Speech  

12:10 - 1:10 p.m.  

California Department of Health Services  

2151 Berkeley Way, Room 804  

State Health Toastmasters invites you to take the terror out of talking. 649-7750  


Lavendar Lunch  

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Pacific School of Religion 

1798 Scenic Ave., Mudd 100 

Join GTU students David Dezern and Toni Tortorilla as they discuss some of the challenges and joys of being Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Transexual and active in today’s Roman Catholic Church.  



Telegraph Area Association 

Economic Development  


3:30 p.m. 

Sather Gate Garage Conference Room 

2431 Channing Way  

Updates on the Sather Gate Parking Advisory, PG&E, and the Southside Plan.  

Friday, Feb. 23


Strong Women - Writers & 

Heroes of Literature 

1 - 3 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center  

1901 Hearst Ave. Taught by Dr. Helen Rippier Wheeler, author of “Women and Aging: A Guide to Literature,” this is a free weekly literature course in the Berkeley Adult School’s Older Adults Program. 549-2970  


Stagebridge Free Acting & Storytelling 

Classes for Seniors 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

First Congregational Church  

2501 Harrison St.  


Call 444-4755 or  


— compiled by  

Chason Wainqright 

Cosi Fan Tutte 

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.  

An opera presented for free.  

Call 644-6107 


Impediments to Housing Expansion  


Goldman School of Public Policy  

2607 Hearst Ave.  

Lawrence Gotlieb, vice president for Government and Public Affairs for KB Home in L.A. will discuss “The Housing Affordability Crisis: The Builder’s Perspective.”  

Call 665-6812 


Saturday, Feb. 24


Tibetan New Year’s Celebration 

6 - 9 p.m. 

Britta Hauenschild gives a flute concert followed by a festive dinner and New Year’s celebration. Proceeds support Nyingma Institute sacred art and education programs.  

$30 suggested donation  

Call 843-6812 


Celebrate Samuel H. Day, Jr.  

2 - 4 p.m. 

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 

1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita)  

Longtime anti-nuclear activist and journalists, Day was the coordinator of the U.S. campaign to free Israeli nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu. Day died suddenly at his home in Madison, Wisconsin on Jan. 26.  

Call 548-3048 or visit 


A Little Taste of Africa  

2 - 4 p.m. 

City of Franklin School  

1150 Virginia St.  

The City of Franklin PTA hosts this fundraiser for Black History Month. There will be performances by a West African Dance Troupe, music, poetry, authentic African dishes, a marketplace, and much more.  


Call 644-6260 


Love of Self, Family & Community 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

MLK Youth Services Center  

1730 Oregon St.  

Celebrating the many talents of African-Americans, join the City of Berkeley’s Young Adult Project at its annual Black History Month Celebration for a day of music, dance, arts & crafts displays. Free dinner for all who attend.  

Call 644-6226 


Meditation Seminar 

1:30 p.m. 

Grace North Church  

2138 Cedar St.  

A free talk followed by practical instruction in meditation on inner light and sound. Sponsored by Know Thyself as Soul Foundation, a nonprofit corporation.  

Call 845-9648 


Teahouse Concert  

7 - 9 p.m. 

Pacific School of Religion 

1798 Scenic Ave., D’Autremont Dining Hall 

PACTS, along with PSR’s PANA Institute and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, co-sponsor this concert to celebrate and affirm Asian and Pacific Islander Gay, Lesbian. Bisexual and Transgender people of faith and their allies.  

$5 - $10  

Call 849-8244 


Rolling in the Dough 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

2725 Elmwood Ave. (at Ashby)  

A garage sale and bake sale to benefit the Berkeley high Girls’ Lacrosse team. Donations are welcome and should be brought to the above address between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 



Spanish Fellowship Night 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Peace & Justice Ministries Center  

2075 Eunice St.  

A basic spanish class and Spanish evening devotions.  



Sunday, Feb. 25


“Imperial San Francisco: 

Urban Power, Earthly Ruin” 

3 - 5 p.m. 

Berkeley History Center 

Veterans Memorial Building 

1931 Center St.  

Gary Brechin speaks on the impact and legacy of the Hearsts and other powerful San Francisco families. Free 

Call 848-0181 


Reimagining Pacific Cities  

6 - 8:30 p.m. 

New Pacific Studio  

1523 Hearst Ave.  

“How are Pacific cities reshaping their cultural and environmental institutions to better serve the needs and enhance the present and future quality of life of all segments of their societies?” This session is called “Storytelling through Textiles” and will feature talks by textile artists Kathy Rousso and Karen Hampton.  


Call 849-0217 


Authors in the Library: Lois Silverstein 

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Writer and performer, Silverstein, will read selections from “Oh My Darling Daughter,” “Behind the Stove,” and a work-in-progress, “Family Matters.” Discussion and book signing will follow. Free.  

Call 848-0237 x127 


Planetary Temples 

8 p.m. 

Shambhala Booksellers  

2482 Telegraph Ave.  

Employee Don Frew will show slides of teh ruined city of Harran. Free 

Call 848-8443 


Art Meets Science in Time  

2 - 3:30 p.m. 

Bancroft Hotel  

2680 Bancroft Way  

Professor Andrew Stewart of UC Berkeley and Gail M. Wright, a digital artist and lecturer at Mills College explore this subject through slide-illustrated discussions. In conjunction with the 0. Museum’s current exhibition “Telling Time.”  

Call 549-6950 


Harran: City of the Moon God 

8 - 10 p.m. 

Shambhala Booksellers  

2482 Telegraph Ave.  

Donald Frew will present s, past and present, and will show slides from a recent visit. He will also discuss the likely treasure trove of texts from the ancient world that await discovery there. Free  

Call 848-8443 


High Blood Pressure Screenings 

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Church by the Side of the Road  

2108 Russell St.  

Free blood pressure screenings, follow-up advice and other nutritional counseling. Sponsored by Alta Bates Medical Center.  



La Milpa 

3 p.m. 

370 Dwinelle Hall  

UC Berkeley  

Dr. Norman Hammond, professor of Archeology at Boston University will give a slide-lecture on this Mayan city in Northwestern Belize. Free and open to the public.