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Calendar of Events & Activities

Thursday March 08, 2001

Thursday, March 8


Tracks in the Snow  

3:30 p.m. 

West Branch Library  

1125 University Ave.  

Writer and adventurer Lucy Jane Bledsoe will speak of her recent visit to McMurdo Station in Antarctica, where she came face to face with penguins, seals and other wildlife. Free  


Trekking Northern India  

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Professional wilderness guide Randy Pomeroy will take you on a journey from Ladakh to Rajasthan. Free Call 527-4140 


“Fifty Years in the Making” 

Boalt Hall School of Law  

UC Berkeley 

A gathering of some of the most prominent diplomats, scholars, and legal practitioners in the field of World War II reparation and restitution claims. Free and open to the public.  


Backyard Birding & Beyond  

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

Bird watching with Stan Scher.  

Call 644-6107 


Income Tax Assistance  

9 a.m. - Noon  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 644-6107. 


Take the Terror Out of Talking 

12:10 - 1:10 p.m. 

California Dept.  

of Health Services  

2151 Berkeley Way  

Room 804  

Session four of six in a series of classes presented by the State Health Toastmasters, this one is called “Creating An Introduction.”  



“Energy, Ecology  

and Humanism” 

7 p.m. 

Fellowship of Humanity  

390 27th St. (at Broadway) 

George Matthews, of Community Energy Services, will discuss how energy conservation and solar power can benefit low-income and minority people. 451-5818 


HIVAC for Beginners 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Taught by contractor/engineer Eric Burtt. $35 525-7610 

Friday, March 9


Stagebridge Free Acting  

& Storytelling 

Classes for Seniors 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

First Congregational Church  

2501 Harrison St.  

Call 444-4755 or visit 


Free Writing, Cashiering  

& Computer Literacy Class 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

AJOB Adult School  

1911 Addison St.  

Free classes offered Monday through Friday. Stop by and register or call 548-6700. 


Berkeley PC Users Group 

7 p.m. 

Vista College 

2020 Milvia St., Room 303 

Wayne Calhoon, a computer technician who operates a local specialized computer store, will assemble a computer. If you are interested in purchasing this computer, call Wayne at 848-8363.  



Europe on a Shoestring  

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Scott Mcneely, co-author of the Lonely Planet book will share slides and information on some of his favorite adventures off the beaten path. Come learn about smart budget travel. 527-4140 


Computer Literacy Class 

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

MLK Youth Services Center  

1730 Oregon St.  

A free class sponsored by the City of Berkeley’s Young Adult Project. The class will cover basic hardware identification and specification, basic understanding of software, basic word-processing and basic spreadsheets. 644-6226 


Yiddish Conversation  

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 644-6107 


Energy Teach-In & Action Forum  

6:45 p.m. 

Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall  

1924 Cedar (at Bonita)  

Graham Brownstein of TURN, Charles Kalish of Citizens Power Campaign and Todd Creiten of Campaign Against Utilities Rate Hike give an update on the vital struggle for public power. Find out what you can do about your utility bill. 233-3175 


“Torture in 2001 - The Violations Continue” 

Stephens Hall, Geballe Room  

Townsend Center  

for the Humanities, UC Berkeley  

Despite nearly universal prohibition against the use of torture in laws of most nations, the incidence of torture is epidemic. Dr. Kathi Antolak, an expert on the treatment of torture victims will speak.  


Trees Forum  

12:30 p.m. 

Starr King School for Ministry Chapel  

2441 LeConte Ave.  

A discussion on “The Ecology of The Great Work: Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology,” led by Dody Donnelly. 

Saturday, March 10


The Secrets of Sacred Cinema 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Pacific School of Religion  

1798 Scenic Ave., Mudd 103 

Kevin Peer, a documentary film maker for the past 25 years, gives a two-day intensive for people interested in exploring documentary filmmaking. $200 per person and registration is required 486-1480 


Narratives of Public Sector Reform: A Colloquium  

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

223 Moses Hall UC Berkeley  

Mark Bevir of the department of Political Science of UC Berkeley, will present his paper on “Decentered Theory of Governance” and Rod Rhodes of the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne will present his paper, “Entering British Governance.”  

— compiled by 

Chason Wainwright 



Greece Adventure 

1 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Linda Pearson of REI Adventures will introduce you to Greece in slides and discussion.  

Call 527-4140 


Healing Garden  

10 a.m. - Noon  

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave.  

Kathi Kinney will teach how to integrate medicinal herbs into existing gardens and landscapes and how to design and maintain a practical, aromatic, easy-care herb garden.  

$10 - $15  

548-2220 x233 


West Coast Live  

10 a.m. - Noon  

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St.  

Sedge’s guests this week will be Patrick McCabe, author of The Butcher Boy and Emerald Germs of Ireland, a capella singers M-Pact, Naturalist Claire Peaslee and pianist Mike Greensill.  



Self-Care and Wellness Health Fair 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center 

Ashby Campus, Auditorium  

2450 Ashby Ave.  

A day of workshops offering ways to maintain and improve health of the body, mind and spirit. Learn the process one might go through when deciding to stay with self-help, when to seek out assistance, and how to integrate care.  

$10 admission, $5 per workshop  


Fire Suppression Class  

9 a.m. - Noon  

Emergency Operations Center 

997 Cedar St.  

A free class as part of Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). Sponsored by the Berkeley Fire Dept. and the Office of Emergency Services.  

Call 644-8736 


Water-Wise Trees 

10 a.m.  

UC Botanical Garden  

Stew Winchester, ecologist and horticulturist, and instructor at several Bay Area community colleges will talk about some of the more outstanding choices of small trees for water conserving gardens.  




Sunday, March 11


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?” A series of ten seminars linking the Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, and other pacific cities.  

Call 849-0217 


Tibetan Nyingma Institute Open House  

3 - 5 p.m.  

Nyingma Institute  

1815 Highland Place  

A public open house featuring a prayer wheel and meditation garden tour, Tibetan yoga demonstration, information on Tibetan art projects and more. Followed by chanting and a lecture by dean Sylvia Gretchen. Free  


Myths & Realities of the International House  

3 - 5 p.m. 

Berkeley Historical Society  

1931 Center St.  

Director Joe Lurie will show a video and talk about the history and the struggle to open the International House.  

$10 donation  

Call 848-0181 


Walk on the Moon  

2 & 7 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

A mother and daughter explore their identities as they summer in the Catskills in 1969 amidst the news of Woodstock and the first lunar landing. Peer led discussion to follow film.  

$2 suggested donation  


Energy Attack  

4 - 6 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center  

1901 Hearst Ave.  

PUC Commissioner Carl Wood, labor journalist David Bacon and Environmentalist architect Mark Gorrell will discuss the energy crisis and how to get involved in solutions.  



Community Health & Wellness Fair 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

First Congregational Church  

2345 Channing Way  

Review health from a holistic perspective, personally and communally. Stop by for practical health screenings and explore wellness practices such as Taoist Tai Chi, Hatha Yoga and Rosen Bodywork in introductory workshops. Free except for cholesterol screening.  



Art & Consciousness in Tibetan Buddhism  

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute  

1815 Highland Place  

Sylvia Gretchen, dean of Nyingma Studies, will discuss how art is used in meditation and what we can learn from Tibetan art today. Free