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Calendar of Events & Activities

Compiled by Chason Wainwright
Saturday March 17, 2001

Saturday, March 17


Light Search & Rescue  

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. 644-8736 


Burma Human Rights Day  

2 p.m.  

Berkeley Fellowship Hall  

1924 Cedar (at Bonita)  

KPFA Journalist Dennis Bernstein and members of the Burmese Resistance Movement will speak. Sponsored by the Burmese American Democratic Alliance and the Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists Social Action Committee.  



Berkeley Folk Dancers  

Fun Night 

7:45 - 10:45 p.m. 

Live Oak Park Hall  

Shattuck at Berryman  

“The Green Party” Dance  

$5 - $7  



Feminist Politics of Family  

9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.  

Maude Fife Room (315) 

Wheeler Hall  

UC Berkeley  

A yearly symposium highlighting graduate student work. The focus of the conference this year is re-envisioning feminist conceptions of the 21st century family. Keynote speakers include Evelyn Nakato Glenn on “Caring” and Carol Queen on “Erotic Families in Choice.” Free and open to the public.  



Free Puppet Shows 

1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

Hall of Health  

2230 Shattuck Ave.  

The Kids on the Block, the award-winning educational puppet troupe, which includes puppets with cerebral palsy, blindness and Down syndrome, promotes acceptance and understanding of physical and mental differences.  



Greenbelt Outing:  

Clean Up Cerrito Creek 

9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Meet at El Cerrito BART 

Join Greenbelt Alliance and Friends of Five Creeks for a work party to clear invasive plants and restore native habitat to Cerrito Creek. Afterwards, take a moderate loop hike up to Albany Hill and down to the Bay Trail. Bring work gloves, weeding tools, rain gear if necessary, and a lunch. Snacks will be provided.  


Sunday, March 18


East Bay Men’s Chorus Rehearsal  

6:30 p.m. 

University Lutheran Chapel  

College & Haste  

UC Berkeley 

Calling for gay and bisexual men and their allies and friends to join this choral ensemble directed by J.R. Foust. There is no obligation to join the chorus after the first rehearsal. Rehearsal season runs March through July.  

Call to RSVP 664-0260 or e-mail 


“Parenting in the Second  

Half of Life” 

10:30 a.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Author Roberta Maisel will discuss ways parents and their grown children can get on a positive and guilt-free path. 848-0237  


“Hope Against Darkness”  

7:30 p.m. 

Newman Hall  

2700 Dwight Way (at College) 

Richard Rohr will respond to the questions: What is the darkness? What is hope? 848-7812  


The Bungalow - Tradition & Transformation 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Taught by architect/contractor and West Berkeley bungalow restorer Barry Wagner.  

$35 525-7610 


Awareness In Action  

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute  

1815 Highland Place  

Barr Rosenberg will speak on the Skillful Means teachings and practices toward a joyous, energetic, and relaxed approach to work.  



T. Rex: Mover & Shaker  

2 p.m.  

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley  

John Hutchinson of the Department of Integrative Biology at UCB, using video and hands-on activities, will demonstrate how some of the largest creatures roamed the earth. Free with museum admission.  


Monday, March 19


Timber Framing  

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Instructed by builder/timber framer Doug Eaton.  

$35 525-7610 


Socratic Solutions  

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

International House  

Home Room  

UC Berkeley  

The Socratic Society presents a lecture by Theoharis Kemos on Socratic insights into our social problems. Celebrate Socrates’ 2470th birthday anniversary. Free 


— compiled by  

Chason Wainwright 

Social Dance  

1 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.  

With the North Berkeley Senior Dancing Group.  



A New Softball Field at Longfellow? 

7 p.m. 

Longfellow Theater  

1500 Derby (at Sacramento)  

The BUSD, Longfellow School, and the Berkeley/Albany Girls Softball Association invite you to attend a community meeting to discuss the proposed field.  



Tuesday, March 20


“Great Decisions” - Mexico Reexamined  

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 


Fibromyalgia Support Group  

Noon - 2 p.m. 

Alta Bates Medical Center 

Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way  

Don Hill, RPH, BS, Pharmacist, will discuss “FM/A Generalized Review of Medications.” Free 



Young Queer Women’s Group 

8 - 10 p.m.  

Pacific Center 

2712 Telegraph Ave.  

A movie night extravaganza featuring “The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love.” Pizza, sodas, and even sushi. Make some new friends, expand your horizons and get support with a bunch of queer women all in the same place at the same time (somewhere between 18 and 25).  

548-8283 or visit 


Berkeley Intelligent Conversation  

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 death and dying in celebration of the Ides of March.  

Call 527-9772  


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: 


Lavendar Lunch 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Pacific School of Religion 

1798 Scenic Ave.  

Mudd Bldg., Room 103  

Unitarian-Universalist minister Sean Parker Dennison discusses his experiences as a transgender minister working in parish ministry.  



Rethinking Creation  

7 p.m. 

Tucson Common Room  

Church Divinity School of the Pacific 

2450 Le Conte Ave.  

Dr. Sjoerd L. Bonting will speak on “Rethinking Creation: ‘Chaos Events’ and Theology.”  

Call 848-8152 


TREES Forum  

12:30 p.m. 

Hewlett Library  

2400 Ridge Rd., Dinner Board Room  

Marty Kheel will present “Women, Animals and Nature: Eco-feminist Reflections.” 


Debate Lobbying 


Harris Room  

119 Moses Hall  

UC Berkeley  

Kevin Esterling, Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, UC Berkeley, will discuss “Does Policy Research Matter in Lobbying Debates?” Bring a brown bag lunch. Free  


Advice for Life  

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Albany Senior Center 

646 Masonic Ave.  


A series of Tuesday presentations and discussions that will cover: Memory loss, assertiveness, loss, grief, insight into life changes, opening communication in relationships, and independence in the later years. Free  


Wednesday, March 21


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. 


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 


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. 


Chimneys From A - Z  

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Taught by Irish Sweep Sally McKnight.  




Design Dung  

7 - 9 p.m.  

School of Journalism Library  

121 North Gate Hall  

UC Berkeley  

Part of the Terner Series, an informal salon-style discussion series, which brings together industry professionals, students, and interested community members. This session is a discussion of the failure to communicate good and bad architecture. Free 


Alzheimer’s Support Group 

1 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.  

For families and caregivers.