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Calendar of Events & Activities

Thursday June 14, 2001

Thursday, June 14


Summer Noon Concerts 2001 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza 

Shattuck at Center St. 

Weekly concert series, every Thursday at Noon. Bring your lunch and enjoy The Municipal Standards Trio today. 


Camping and Hiking Slide  


7 p.m. 


1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Guidebook author Tom Stienstra gives a slide presentation on where to go hiking and camping this summer in the Sierra and Shasta region. Free. 527-4140 


Berkeley School Volunteers 

10:30 a.m. - Noon 

1835 Allston Way 

Orientation for volunteers interested in helping in summer academic and recreation programs. 644-8833 


Fair Campaign Practices  

Commission Meeting 

7:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Street 

Special meeting to discuss and act upon, among other items, possible violations of the Berkeley Election Reform Act. 981-6950 


Adventures In Nature: Panama 

7:30 p.m. 

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore 

1385 Shattuck Avenue 

William Friar, writer for Contra Costa Times and author of a new travel guide to Panama, will give a slide presentation and talk on Panama’s wildlife, history and culture. Free. 843-3533 

Friday, June 15


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. 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. A group open to partners of those in transition or considering transition. Intake process required. Meeting Fridays through August 17. $8 - $35 sliding scale per session 548-8283 x534 or x522 


City Commons Club,  

Luncheon and Speaker 

11:45 a.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

This week featuring Edward Fox on “Regional Development Plans of The Wilderness Society.” Come early for social hour. Lunch at 11:45 for $11-$12.25. Come at 12:30 to hear the speaker only for $1, students free. Reservations required for three or more.  


Saturday, June 16


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Center Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street 548-3333 


Berkeley Arts Festival  

Music Circus 

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Shattuck Ave. between University Ave. and Channing Way 

Free bus fare to and from the event offered by AC Transit. 665-9496. Free. 


Botanical Garden Spring Party 

3 - 6 p.m. 

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden 

200 Centennial Drive 

Celebrating the completion of the new Arid House and the renovation of the Southern African area. Food, wine and jazz. Fundraiser for the Garden, $25 per person. 



Puppet Shows on Cultural and Medical Differences 

1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

Hall of Health 

2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level) 

Two shows for kids of all ages and their families promote acceptance and understanding of cultural and medical differences. Free. 



Poets’ Corner 

1:30 - 4 p.m. 

Shattuck and Kittredge 

Ten poets will read on the downtown street corner as a kick-off event for the two-week Berkeley Arts Festival. 



Energy Crisis 

2 p.m. 

6501 Telegraph Avenue 


“Why They Can’t Keep the Lights On and What We Can Do About It.” Graham Brownstein and other panalists provide information on the corporate rip-off sometimes referred to as the “energy crisis.” 


Sunday, June 17


Carefree/Carfree Tour 

11 a.m. 

Berkeley Amtrack Station  

Foot of University Ave. 

Berkeley Arts Festival tour of coastlines installation guided by landscape architect Tom Leader. Walk culminates on the Berkeley Marina. 



Carefree/Carfree Tour #2 

1 p.m. 

Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery 

2200 Shattuck Ave. 

Bus and walk to: The Crucuble, workshop of arts and the industry; Bay Area Center for the Consolidated Arts; and the Juneteenth Celebration, annual street fair of African-American Roots with music, dance and food. 486-0411 


The Discord Aggregate 


7 p.m. 

Gathering of local artists, poets, musicians, composers and others. Non-profit group meets every three to four weeks. This week, Tasmanian photographer Tony Ryan will present his work. For location and other information e-mail 

Music and Meditation 

8 - 9 p.m. 

The Heart-Road Traveller 

1828 Euclid Ave. 

Group mediation through instrumental music and devotional songs, led by Lucian Balmer and Baoul Scavullo. Free. 



Buddhist Mantra/Healing 

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Bob Byrne on “Mantra and Healing,” a deep and personal kind of healing. Free. 




— compiled by  

Sabrina Forkish and Guy Poole 



Monday, June 18


Raging Grannies Meeting 

7 p.m. 

1924 Cedar Fellowship Hall 

UC Berkeley 

East Bay/San Francisco Raging Grannies organizing meeting. Celebrate life with laughter and song.