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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday February 24, 2001

Saturday, Feb. 24


Tibetan New Year’s  


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. $5 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.  



YMCA Family Center Community Open House 

3 - 5 p.m. 

2001 Allston Way  

All families are invited to visit the new Family Center, opened in January, which provides parenting information and special programs for families with disabilities, foster families, and pregnant teens and teen mothers.  


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.  

Free 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. FreeCall 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 

— compiled by  

Chason Wainwright 


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.  


Monday, Feb. 26


“Passages Into Aging” 

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Miriam Chaya Fields, co-producer and director, of Timbrels & Torahs, will lead in a discussion about celebrating the wisdom and inspiration of the elder years.  

$5 donation  

Call 549-9447 x110 


Black History Dance Celebration  

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.  

The Imhotet Dancers will perform. Free 

Call 644-6107 


West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation  

11th Annual Membership Meeting  

Rountree’s R&B Music Museum  

2618 San Pablo Ave.  

Celebrating Sunday Fourth St. Open-air Market due to open in May.  



National Women’s Political Caucus Meeting  

5 - 7 p.m. 

2017 Stuart St. (off Adeline)  

Florence D. McDonald Community Room  

Berkeley City Councilmember Linda Maio will speak and ask questions. An opportunity to learn more about the NWPC.