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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday April 28, 2001

Saturday, April 28



Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Center Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street 



Berkeley Bay Festival  

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Berkeley Marina  

160 University Ave.  

The Festival, held at the Marina since 1937, has had an environmental education and boating theme for the past 22 of those years. A variety of organizations will be on hand to inform and inspire people to learn how they affect the environment and to take action. Also, live music, food, a climbing wall and free sailing. Free 644-8623 


El Salvador  

Reconstruction Plans  

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Institute of Governmental Studies  

Moses Hall, Room 109  

UC Berkeley  

Four leaders from El Salvador, representing urban and rural community development initiatives will be on hand, along with Senator Liz Figueroa, to discuss facts and priorities of their emergency management/disaster relief efforts in the wake of the recent earthquake. Free 415-970-1033 


Working People Against  


7:30 p.m. 

Fellowship of Humanity  

390 27th St. (at Broadway) 


Join energy workers, teachers and other workers in a discussion about the issues surrounding the California energy crisis. Speakers include: Drew Bonthius, executive board member Oakland AFT 771, David Walers, power plant worker and member of IBEW 1245, and Eugene Coyle, Energy Economist.  

$3 261-4269 


An Energy Efficient Home 

10 a.m. - Noon  

2530 San Pablo Ave. (at Blake)  

Mark Gorrell, architect/consultant, will discuss how to reduce energy costs in existing houses and design new homes to minimize energy costs.  

$7.50 - $10  

548-2220 x233 


International Family Fair  

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

New School of Berkeley  

Bonita St. (between Cedar & Virginia)  

Games and activities for children, a huge raffle, food from Christie’s Vegetarian Cafe, and a variety of live entertainment, including a Capoeira demonstration. Free  



BASA Spring Festival  

5:30 p.m.  

Cesar Chavez Center  

Bancroft & Telegraph  

UC Berkeley  

An evening celebration of African culture featuring student and professional performances, dance, a fashion show, music, poetry, drama, and African cuisine from local African restaurants.  

$5 - $10 including dinner 



Sierra’s Solutions to the Energy Crisis 

10 a.m. - Noon  

2530 San Pablo Ave.  

The Sierra Club presents a panel discussion on energy conservation and a general membership meeting of the club’s Alameda group. Speakers include Graham Brownstein from Toward Utility Rate Normalization (TURN), Paul Craig, a Sierra Club energy expert on energy conservation, and Bill Magavern, Sierra Club senior lobbyist. 527-0176 


Parent Resource Center Workshop 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Alternative High School  

Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at Derby)  

If you are interested in learning more or want to help with smaller learning communities for Berkeley High, there will be two open meeting sessions on smaller learning communities from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., and 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 644-8524 


Philosophy of Life, A Buddhist Perspective 

2 - 5 p.m. 

10 Evans Hall  

UC Berkeley  

An introduction to Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai International, human revolution, diversity from the Buddhist perspective, mentor-disciple relationship and a video on Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Ikeda.  

Sunday, April 29


Berkeley Waterfront Walking Tour  

10 a.m. - Noon  

Led by Susan Schwartz and sponsored by the Berkeley Historical Society.  



Hands-On Bicycle  

Repair Clinics  

11 a.m. - Noon  

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Learn how to maintain the drive train and to repair the chain of your bicycle from one of REI’s bike technicians. All you need to bring is your bike. Free  



People’s Park 32nd  

anniversary Festival  

12:30 - 6 p.m.  

People’s Park  

Haste St. & Telegraph Ave.  

Performances by, among others, Rebecca Riots, X-Plicit Players, Shelley Doty X-tet, with special guests Wavy Gravy, Frank Moore, Stoney Burke, Kriss Worthington and many more. Also including skateboarding demos, animal petting farm, puppets, and “surprises.” 848-1985 


The Reform Future 


Fellowship of Humanity  

390 27th St. (at Broadway)  


Craig Wilson, anti-Buchanan delegate, will discuss the future of the Reform Party.  



The Ornament  

of the Middle Way 

6 p.m.  

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

This text by Buddhist master Shantarakshita to be discussed by Barr Rosengerg. 

Free 843-6812 


Celebration of Youth  

Arts Festival  

Noon - 6 p.m.  

Berkeley High Campus 

The community theater will host non-stop performances of instrumental music, chorus, and dance, including the BHS Jazz Band and the Afro-Haitian dancers and drummers. Also, students enrolled in visual or performing arts classes will exhibit or perform their work. Free 548-5335 


Decade of Change  

3 - 5 p.m.  

Berkeley Historical Society  

1931 Center St.  

The Berkeley Historical Society celebrates the opening of their new exhibit, exploring the decade of 1900 - 1910 when Berkeley grew from a town of ten thousand to a city of forty-thousand. Also the 24th annual meeting which will include a review of the past year. 848-0181 

Monday, April 30


Politics of Permits  

7 - 10 p.m.  

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Contractor/Mediator Ron Kelly will explain how to get your permit approved.  



— compiled by  

Chason Wainwright 



Venus & Mars  

7:30 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Rabbi Yaacov Deyo, founder of LA’s speed dating will explain how to pick a mate, make your relationship thrive and how to fight effectively.  




100 Days of Bush  

Noon - 1 p.m.  

Lower Sproul Hall  

UC Berkeley  

The Students for Climate Protection are marking George W. Bush’s 100th day in office with a rally protesting Bush’s general environmental record in office and specifically focusing on his decision to pull the U.S. out of the global warming treaty negotiations. 


PTA Council Meeting  

7 p.m.  

Malcolm X Library  

1731 Prince (between King & Ellis)  

Introduction and election of PTA Council officers for 2001 - 02. If you would like to be an officer or nominate someone, contact Cynthia, 849-2683. Also, Dr. Goldstone will report on the budget situation and will update the situation on district issues and the superintendent search. 


Claremont Renters Neighborhood Meeting  

6 - 8 p.m.  

Claremont Branch Library  

2940 Benvenue Ave.  

Presentation on policies affecting rent ceilings, habitability issues and evictions. Get answers to your rent control questions.