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Calendar of Events & Activities

Monday March 05, 2001

Monday, March 5


Your Legal Rights with HMOs 

6 - 7:30 p.m. 

YWCA Oakland  

1515 Webster St., Second Floor  


Presented by the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, UCSF Cancer Resource Center and the San Francisco Bar Volunteer Legal Services, this free workshop covers what your legal rights are and how to guard them.  

Call 415-885-3693 


Beginning Bicyclist Workshop  

7 - 9 p.m. 


2001 Allston Way  

Community Room 1, Main Floor  

Jason Meggs and Zed Lopez will teach you how to keep yourself and your bike safe and even how to use your bike for shopping. Free  

Call Jason Meggs, 549-RIDE 


“Stop Medical Apartheid” 


Parker & Seventh St.  

Local non-violent civil disobedience in reaction to Bayer Corp. involvement in a lawsuit against the government of South Africa. Bayer and 39 other large drug companies are suing the governement to prevent them from producing generic AIDS drugs or importing them at the lowest market price. Speakers or arrestees includes Councilors Maudelle Shirek and Kriss Worthington, Father Bill O’Donnell and Rev. Mark Wilson and South African Bongane Byatai.  

Call 568-1680 


Self-Care and Wellness Health Fair Pre-Registration Deadline 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center 

Ashby Campus, Auditorium  

2450 Ashby Ave.  

Registration deadline for the March 10 event. A day of workshops offering ways to maintain and improve health of the body, mind and spirit.  

$10 admission, $5 per workshop  


Beginning Spanish  

10 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

With Edie Wright.  

Call 644-6107 


Tuesday, March 6


“Great Decisions” - U.S. &  


10 a.m. - Noon  

Berkeley City Club  

2315 Durant Ave.  

The first in a series of eight weekly lectures with the goal of informing the public of current major policy issues. Many of the lectures are presented by specialists in their field and are often from the University of California. Feedback received at these lectures is held in high regard by those in the government responsible for national policy.  

$5 single session 

Call Berton Wilson, 526-2925 


Berkeley Intelligent  


7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

Jewish Community Center  

1414 Walnut Ave. (at Rose)  

With no religious affiliation, this twice-monthly group, led informally by former UC Berkeley extension lecturer Robert Berent, seeks to bring people together to have interesting discussions on contemporary topics. This evenings discussion topic is health, nutrition and science; bioengineering.  

Call 527-5332  


Berkeley Camera Club  

7:30 p.m. 

Northbrae Community Church  

941 The Alameda  

Share your slides and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 

Call Wade, 531-8664 


Free! Early Music Group  

10 - 11:30 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

A small group who sing madrigals and other voice harmonies. Their objective: To enjoy making music and building musical skills.  

Call Ann 655-8863 or e-mail: 


International Women’s Day 

11:10 a.m. 

Pacific School of Religion Chapel 

1798 Scenic Ave.  

Join students, staff, and faculty in the celebration of International Women’s Day. The theme is “A Call to Place: Quilting Resistance,” highlighting women’s religious experiences and women of the world.  



Aquinas, Creation and Cosmic Evolution 

7:30 p.m. 

2400 Ridge Road 

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library  

Dinner Board Room  

Benedict Ashley, author, advisor to the Theological Commission of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, and faculty member of the Aquinas Institute, gives the eleventh annual Aquinas lecture.  



National Nutrition Month Cooking Demonstration 

11:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

Five a Day with Natalie.  

Call 644-6107 

“Women’s Voices / Women’s History” 

6 p.m. 

YWCA Main Lounge  

UC Berkeley  

2600 Bancroft Way (at Bowditch)  

A talk with Lisa Rubens of the Regional Oral History Office.  



Anti-GMO Mobilization 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave.  

Help the Ecology Center mobilize a response to the FDA’s failure to regulate the biotech industry in any meaningful way. Also to be discussed will be preparations for the Biodevastation Protest and Counter-Conference.  

548-2220 x233 or 


Wednesday, March 7


Stagebridge Free Acting & 

Storytelling Classes for  


10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

First Congregational Church  

2501 Harrison St., Oakland  

Call 444-4755 or visit 

Women in Interfaith  


9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Led by Dawn Kepler, this workshop will explore interfaith relationships on many levels, in relation to culture, religion, and gender. People of all backgrounds and orientations are invited to attend.  


848-0237 x127