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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday May 12, 2001

Saturday, May 12


Aquatic Park Playground (Dreamland for Kids) Work Party 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Bancroft Way at Bolivar Drive. 

Bring your wheelbarrow, shovel and garden rake. Work on the Ecology Garden. 

Kids and adults needed. Lunch will be served. 649-9874 


“Positive Knowledge” Jazz Trio 

8 p.m. 

South Branch Berkeley Public Library 

1901 Russell St. 

“Positive Knowledge,” a first-rate avant-garde jazz trio, will appear in a free two-set concert sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 644-6860 


West Coast Live  

10 a.m. - Noon  

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St. (at San Pablo)  

Adair Lara, author of “Hold Me Close, Let Me Go,” Janis Newman, author of “The Russian Word for Snow,” Wavy Gravy, and Accoustic Guitar Summit guitar quartet. 415-664-9500 for reservations 


Cordornices Creek  

Work Party 

10 a.m. 

Meet at 10th St. south of Harrison St. 

Join Friends of Five Creeks in removing ivy and reducing erosion as part of National River Cleanup Week. Learn to create creekside trail. Bring work gloves and clippers if possible. 



Bulbs of Southern Africa 

3 p.m. 

UC Botanical Garden 

200 Centennial Drive 

Free, reservations required. 



Jefferson School PTA Mayfair 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Jefferson School 

Rose and Sacramento 

Music and entertainment, carnival games, book and plant sale, food, cakewalk and prizes including drawing for Jefferson Parent Quilt. Free admission. 



Mother’s Day Plant Sale 

Willard Middle School 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Flowers, vegetables, bouquets. Benefit for the Willard Greening Project. 549-9121 


Yard Sale 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

University Lutheran Chapel 

2425 Collage Ave. 

“Junk and Gems” of the members of Opus Q - The East Bay Men’s Chorale. Also seeking donations. 



Sunday, May 13



Mother’s Day Concert 

3 - 4 p.m 

Environmental Education Center 

Tilden Regional Park  

Featuring Mary Mische singing children’s songs. Free 



Hands-On Bicycle Repair  


11 a.m. - Noon  

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Learn how to adjust the brakes on your bicycle from one of REI’s bike technicians. All you need to bring is your bike. Free  



Tapping Into Creativity 

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Based on Tarthang Tulku’s “Knowledge of Freedom”, ideas and meditations to inspire creativity. Free and open to the public. 



Mother’s Day at the  

Rose Garden 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Euclid at Eunice 

Bring mom to the Rose Garden to hear the Albany Big Band and Wine Country Brass. Food will be available from Classic Catering, or bring your own picnic from home. Roses should be in full bloom. 



Carpentry Basics for Women 

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St. 

Second day of weekend hands-on workshop taught by Tracy Weir, professional carpenter. Build your own bookshelf unit. $195 for Saturday and Sunday. 525-7610 


Ceramic Tile Installation 

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St. 

Second day of weekend hands-on workshop taught by tile-setting expert Rod Taylor. $195 for Saturday and Sunday. 


Monday, May 14


Seeing Into the Afterlife  

7:30 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Yossi Offenberg will discuss Judaism’s philosophy on what happens beyond this world.  

$10 848-0237 

Tuesday, May 15


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. 531-8664 


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  



Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2 - 7 p.m. 

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



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 be about the effect of the media on our lives. Informally led by Robert Berend, who founded similar groups in L.A., Menlo Park, and Prague. Bring light snacks/drinks to share. Free  



Fibromyalgia Support Group  

Noon - 2 p.m.  

Alta Bates Medical Center 

Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus  

2001 Dwight Way  

Dr. Kathryn Williams, former chairman for the department of rehabilitation, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, will discuss the current understanding of fibromyalgia.  



Business of Seeds 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave.  

How seeds became a commodity and their journey from the fields to the lab to wall street and a discussion of our potential role as urban seed stewards in the global system.  



Basic Electrical Theory and  

National Electric Code  

7 - 10 p.m.  

Building Education Center  

812 Page St.  

Instructed by author/retired City of Oakland building inspector Redwood Kardon. $35 


Silent Vigil Against  

Death Penalty 

8 - 9 a.m. 

Federal Building 

1301 Clay St, Oakland 

Sponsered by East Bay Women Against the Death Penalty is sponsoring a silent vigil in protest of the execution of Timothy McVeigh, the first federal execution in 38 years. Wear black, bring signs. 841-1896 


Bicycling Get Together 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Wesley Foundation 

2398 Bancroft Way 

Special presentation on bicycling in Germany. 


— compiled by  

Sabrina Forkish 


Wednesday, May 16


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 17


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 


“What is Queer Spirituality?” 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

1798 Scenic Ave.  

Mudd Bldg., Room 100 

Bill Glenn, PSR alumni and leader of Spirit Group, will lead a panel discussion on the dynamic shape of queer spirituality today.  



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  


Free Smoking Cessation Class  

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Six Thursday classes through May 17.  

Call 644-6422 to register and for location  


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 meeting is the spring barbecue.  



Solving Residential Drainage Problems 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St. 

First day of two day seminar led by contractor/engineer Eric Burtt. Continues Tuesday May 22. $70 for both days. 



John Muir May Fair 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

John Muir Elementary School 

2955 Claremont Ave 

Cake walk, face painting, games, food and student performances, quilt raffle. Free.