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Calendar of Events & Activities

Monday April 30, 2001

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.  




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.  


Tuesday, May 1


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 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 Farmers’ Market 

2 - 7 p.m. 

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



Young Queer Women’s Group 

8 - 9:30 p.m.  

Pacific Center 

2712 Telegraph Ave.  

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 


Intelligent Conversation  

7 - 9 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

A discussion group open to all, regardless of age, religion, viewpoint, etc. This time the discussion will center on balancing work, life and, most importantly, happiness. Informally led by Robert Berend, who founded similar groups in L.A., Menlo Park, and Prague. Bring light snacks/drinks to share. Free  



PTSA General Membership Meeting  

7:30 p.m.  

Little Theater  

Berkeley High School  

Election of PTSA officers and School Site Council members. Interested parties may place their name in nomination prior to the meeting or be nominated from the floor. To run absentia, call Kristin at 843-7548. The school is also asking for volunteers to create an adult presence on campus.  


Looking for Support on HIV Issues 

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.  

Pacific School of Religion  

1798 Scenic Ave., Mudd 103  

“Beating the Bushes for Support on HIV Issues,” a conversation with Earl Curtis, a PSR student and intern at Project Inform.  



Responsibility for Technology  

7 p.m. 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific 

2451 Ridge Rd.  

Tucson Common Room 

“An Ethic of Responsibility for Technology,” featuring Dr. Normand Laurendeau. Enter from 2450 Le Conte Ave. near Parson’s Hall across from the GTU bookstore.  



LaborFest May Day  


7:30 p.m. 

La Pena Cultural Center  

3105 Shattuck (at Prince)  

A video screening of Sri Lankan “Slaves of Free Trade” by Yappa Kashyapa, poet Jack Hirschman, singers Carol Denney, Larry Shaw, Pam Pam, and The La Pena Choir. Also a report on Turkish hunger strikers and the general strike against privatization and IMF.  

$7 donation 



“2001 State of the City Address” 

7 p.m. 

City Council Chambers  

Old City Hall  

2134 MLK Jr. Way  

Mayor Shirley Dean will give her annual state of the City address. Light refreshments will be served.  



Home Design 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St. 

First day of workshop taught by architect/contractor Barry Wagner. Continues Tuesdays through May 22. $150 for four evenings. 



Wednesday, May 2


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 


Thursday, May 3


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 


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. 


Free Smoking Cessation Class  

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Six Thursday classes through May 17.  

Call 644-6422 to register and for location  


Disaster First Aid 

1 - 4 p.m.  

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 


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 “Queer Midrash: Exploring Scripture.”  



Climbing Mt. Shasta 

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

As a climbing ranger with the U.S. Forest Service, Dan Towner has spent nine seasons exploring Mt. Shasta. He will help to prepare for a safe and successful first climb of Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route. Free  



Caregivers’ Support Group  

1 - 2:30 p.m.  

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center 

Summit North Pavilion, Cafeteria Annexes B & C 

350 Hawthorne Ave.  


Come learn about resources for caregivers of older loved ones. Free