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Calendar of Events & Activities

Monday May 21, 2001

Monday, May 21


Creation conversation 

7:30 - 10 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Rabbi Yaacov Deyo, founder of L.A.’s SpeedDating will review creation from the reference point of physics and compare this to the description classical Jewish sources have given for our universe and its creation.  


848-0237 x127 


Parks, Recreation and  

Waterfront Commissions  


7 p.m. 

Hs Lordships Restaurant 

199 Seawall Drive 

Berkeley Marina 

Meeting to discuss the proposed new Eastshore State Park. 



Solid Waste Management  

Commission Meeting 

7 p.m. 

Solid Waste Management Center 

1201 Second St. 

Among other topics, staff report on status of TV’s/monitors as hazardous material. 


Tuesday, May 22


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 


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2 - 7 p.m. 

Strawberry tasting 

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 


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. 




Solving Residential Drainage  


7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St. 

Second day of two day seminar led by contractor/engineer Eric Burtt. Continued from Thursday May 17. $70 for both days. 



Time, Jews and Buddhism 

7 - 8 p.m. 

Judah L. Magnes Museam 

2911 Russell St. 

A discussion with Steven Goodman and Bill Chayes. $5. 



Wednesday, May 23


Healthful Building Materials  

7 - 10 p.m.  

Building Education Center  

812 Page St. 

Seminar conducted by environmental consultant Darrel DeBoer.  

$35 per person  



Regional Tranportation Talk 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Rebecca Kaplan of the Bay Area Transportation and Land Use Coalition will talk about the Metropolitan Transportation Commision’s 25-year Regional Transportation Plan at the regular meeting of the Berkeley Gray Panthers. Open to the public. 



Forum on Small Learning  


7:30 p.m. 

La Peña Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Ave 

Organized by Berkeley High Senior Nicole Heyman, panel of students, teachers and community members will discuss the achievement gap at Berkeley High and possible reform plans. Students encouraged to participate. $3. 



Thursday, May 24  

Paddling Adventures  

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Dan Crandell, member of the U.S. National Kayak Surf Team and owner of Current Adventures Kayak School, will introduce attendees to all aspects of kayaking. Free  




City of Berkeley Meeting 

2 - 4 p.m. 

2120 Milvia St. 

Second Floor Conference Rm. 

Bancroft-Durant Two-Way Street Proposal Meeting. Call Bike For a Better City 597-1235. 


West Berkeley Project Area  

Commission Meeting 

7 p.m. 

West Berkeley Senior Center 

1900 Sixth St. 

Among other topics, correspondance regarding Commissioner Training, Eastshore State Park planning meetings and proposal for commissioner advocate. 



Community Health  

Commission Meeting 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis St. 

Among other topics, a vote on Letter of Apology to Mayor. 




Friday, May 25  

Strong Women - Writers & 

Heroes of Literature 

1 - 3 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center  

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way) 

Taught by Dr. Helen Rippier Wheeler, author of “Women and Aging: A Guide to Literature,” this is a free weekly literature course in the Berkeley Adult School’s Older Adults Program.  

Call 549-2970  

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. 


Living Philosophers  

10 a.m. - Noon  

North Berkeley Senior Center  

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)  

Hear and entertain the ideas of some modern day philosophers: Jacob Needleman, J. Revel, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Saul Kripke, Richard Rorty and others. Every Friday, except holidays. Facilitated by H.D. Moe.  


Therapy for Trans Partners  

6 - 7:30 p.m.  

Pacific Center for Human Growth  

2712 Telegraph Ave. (at Derby)  

A group open to partners of those in transition or considering transition. The group is structured to be a safe place to receive support from peers and explore a variety of issues, including sexual orientation, coming out, feelings of isolation, among other topics. Intake process required. Meeting Fridays through August 17.  

$8 - $35 sliding scale per session  

Call 548-8283 x534 or x522 

Saturday, May 26 

Himalayan Fair 

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  

Live Oak Park  

1300 Shattuck Ave.  

The only such event in the world, the fair celebrates the mountain cultures of Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Ladakh, Mustang and Bhutan. Arts, antiques and modern crafts, live music and dance. Proceeds benefit Indian, Pakistani, Tibetan, and Nepalese grassroots projects. $5 donation 



Chocolate and Chalk Art  


9 a.m. 

Registration at Peralta Park 

1561 Solano Ave. 

Areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own sidewalk art. People who find all five of the chocolate kisses chalked onto Solano Ave. can enter raffle for cash prize. Chocolate Menu available listing various items for various chocolate items for sale from Solano businesses. Dog fashion show at Solano Ave. and Key Route in Albany at 2 p.m. Free.