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Calendar of Events & Activities

Compiled by Chason Wainwright
Saturday March 10, 2001

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 Call 486-1480 


Tibetan National Uprising Day  

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Berkeley City Hall  

Mayor Shirley Dean and Councilman Kriss Worthington will speak at the Tibetan Flag raising ceremony which precedes march in San Francisco which will end at the Chinese Consulate. The event marks the 42nd anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against the illegal Chinese occupation of Tibet.  


Symposium on  

Information Technology  

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  

Booth Auditorium  

Boalt Hall  

UC Berkeley  

Banquet location:  

International House’s Great Hall 

2299 Piedmont Ave. 

Banquet keynote address will be by Kenneth Starr, former independent counsel who investigated the Clinton White House. $5 students, $25 general  


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.” There will also be a session to discuss the broader issues their works raise.  


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. 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.  




Free Worm Compost Workshop  

10 a.m. - Noon  

Magic Gardens Nursery  

729 Heinz Ave.  

Learn to recycle fruit and vegetable scraps using redworms in an enclosed bin. Especially appropriate for people with little or no yard space. 444-SOIL 


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?” Aiona Teu, a member of the Tongan American community, will discuss Storytelling through Textiles: Reading Tongan History  

& Culture. 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 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. 549-0816 


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. Free except for cholesterol screening. 649-1383 




— compiled by  

Chason Wainwright 






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 



Adopt a Plot Work Day  

10 a.m.  

Memorial Grove 

Berkeley High School  

The Grounds Committee and Adopt a Plot are requesting volunteers for a couple of hours on Sunday which will entail mulching in Memorial Grove and planting MLK. Come with wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, brooms, trowels, and tell friends.  

Call Corinee Eno, 524-9754 


Monday, March 12


Weight Loss & Gain  

10:30 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way) 

New theories about weight loss and gain with Dr. McGillis.  

Call 644-6107 


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. 


Genetically Modified Humans? 

4 - 5 p.m. 

159 Mulford Hall 

UC Berkeley  

With the prospect of cloned and genetically designed children, the ethical questions arrising are numerous. Speakers will include Tania Simocelli and Marcy Darnovsky of Exploratory Initiative on the New Human Genetic Technologies.  


Tuesday, March 13


Berkeley Rep. Proscenium Opening 

8 p.m. 

Berkeley Repertory Theater 

2015 Addison St.  

Featuring the premiere performance of “The Oresteia” by Aeschylus. Opening gala dinner held prior to performance. Performance will be at 8 p.m. 

Call 647-2949 


“Great Decisions” - International Health Crisis 

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 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: 


Reclaim the Seeds! 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave.  

Bring seeds, questions, stories, and ambitions to swap. The center will be coordinating the growout of local quality seed and announcing their season-long workshops, discussions, processing parties, and advisory-consultation team. Free 

Call 923-0733 


Time & Thing Management  

1:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

With Mary Ann.  

Call 644-6107 


Real Deal Seminar  

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.  

Pacific School of Religion  

1798 Scenic Ave., Mudd 103  

Philip Wickeri will speak on “The New Ecumenism and/or the Real Deal on Interfaith Issues. Bring your lunch.  



Wednesday, March 14


Stagebridge Free Acting & Storytelling 

Classes for Seniors 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

First Congregational Church  

2501 Harrison St.  


Call 444-4755 or visit 


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.  

Call 644-6226 


St. Patrick’s Day Musical Celebration  

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

Guitar duo with Devon and Mark.  

Call 644-6107 


Income Tax Assistance  

9 a.m. - Noon  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

Call Maggie for an appointment, 644-6107. 


Making Additions Match  

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Avoid the tacked-on look with architect/columnist/instructor Arrol Gellner.  




Ethics, Genetic Technologies & Social Responsibility 

3 - 6 p.m. 

Townsend Center for the Humanities 

220 Stephens Hall  

UC Berkeley  

What are the social responsibilities of scientists, policy analysts, and citizens in the proposed applications of genetic technologies? Join a panel of experts, including Charles Weiner of UC Berkeley, in attempting to answer this question.  


Scholastic Book Fair  

8 - 9 a.m. & 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. 

Jefferson School Cafetorium  

Acton & Rose  

Reasonably-priced Scholastic books will be sold to promote books and reading and to raise money for the school. Free  



Thursday, March 15


Simplicity Forum 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Library 

Claremont Branch  

2940 Benveue Ave.  

Facilitated by Cecile Andrews, author of “Circles of Simplicty,” learn about this movement whose philosophy is “the examined life richly lived.” Work less, consume less, rush less, and build community with friends and family.  

Call 549-3509 or visit  


LGBT Catholics Group  

7:30 p.m. 

Newman Hall  

2700 Dwight Way (at College)  

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Catholics group are “a spiritual community committed to creating justice.” This meetings discussions will center on Lenten Service.  



Duomo Readings Open Mic.  

6:30 - 9 p.m. 

Cafe Firenze  

2116 Shattuck Ave.  

With featured poet Elanor Watson-Gove and host Mark States.  



Harriet Tubman Re-created 

3:30 p.m. 

South Branch Library  

1901 Russell St.  

Storyteller and musician Jamie Myrick will present an interactive musical performance which introduces a heroine and her deeds. Information about the secret codes and maps used as part of the Underground Railroad will be shared. Free 


Berkeley Metaphysical Toastmasters Club  

6:15 - 7:30 p.m.  

2515 Hillegass Ave.  

Public speaking skills and metaphysics come together. Ongoing first and third Thursdays each month.  

Call 869-2547 


Cancer Support Group 

Noon - 2 p.m. 

Summit Medical Center 

Markstein Cancer Education & Prevention Center 

450 30th St., Second Floor  


Free support group for families, friends, and patients diagnosed with cancer.  

869-8833 to register  


Myanmar: The Golden Kingdom  

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Philip Hassrick of Lost Frontiers will introduce you to Myanmar’s unique history and culture.  

Call 527-4140 


“Respecting Creation”  

7:30 p.m. 

King Middle School  

1781 Rose St.  

Winona LaDuke, Native American Indian activist, environmentalist, author, and Green Party Vice Presidential candidate will speak about the environmental situation under the Bush administration, including California’s power dilemma. A benefit for KPFA and Speak Out.  

$10 - $12  

Call 848-6767 x609 or visit 


Income Tax Assistance  

9 a.m. - Noon  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

Call Maggie for an appointment, 644-6107. 


Dam Them Rivers  

7 - 9 p.m. 

Wheeler Hall, Room 30  

UC Berkeley  

Steve Rothert of American Rivers and Steve Linaweaver of International Rivers Network will discuss the damming of the Nile and the Bujagoli Dam. Free  


Celtic Theology  

6:30 p.m. 

Dinner Board Room  

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library  

2400 Ridge Rd.  

Thomas O’ Loughlin, lecturer a the University of Wales, will present a lecture entitled “A Celtic Theology: The Dream, the Myth, and Some Questions for Academics.”  



Jazz Singers’ Collective  

8 - 10 p.m. 

Anna’s Bistro  

1801 University Ave.  

Featuring Marya Ashworth, Rory Bakke, Vicki Burns and Kathy Freeburg with Mark Little on piano.  


Time Windows  

4 p.m. 

North Branch Library  

1170 The Alameda  

Kathryn Reiss, Oakland author of nine suspense novels for middle school and young adult readers will speak. Free 



Scholastic Book Fair  

8 - 9 a.m. & 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. 

Jefferson School Cafetorium  

Acton & Rose  

Reasonably-priced Scholastic books will be sold to promote books and reading and to raise money for the school. Free  



Evaluate to Motivate  

12:10 - 1:10 p.m.  

California Department of Health Services  

2151 Berkeley Way, Room 804 

The State Health Toastmasters present “Take the Terror Out of Talking!” Session five of six. Free