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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday June 16, 2001

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 

The Music Circus will feature dozens of eclectic performances ranging from string quartets to blues and jazz. Free bus fare to and from the event offered by AC Transit. 665-9496.  


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. Fund-raiser for the Garden, $25 per person. 



Puppet Shows on Cultural  

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. 649-3929 


Energy Crisis 

2 p.m. 

6501 Telegraph Avenue 


“Why They Can’t Keep the Lights On and What We Can Do About It.” 595-7417 


Immigration Leadership Roundtable Discussion 

11 a.m. 

Ronald V. Dellums Federal  


1301 Clay St./ Conference Room H/ 5th Floor North Tower 


The public is invited to join Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Loretta Sanchez in hosting an immigration leadership roundtable discussion with local community leaders. 763-0370 

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. 486-0411 


Carefree/Carfree Tour #2 

1 p.m. 

Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery 

2200 Shattuck Ave. 

Bus and walk to: The Crucible, 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  



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. 496-3468 


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. 843-6812 


15th Annual Berkeley  

Juneteenth Festival 

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Adeline & Alcatraz, by Ashby BART. A celebration of African American liberation from slavery. 655-8008 

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. 



Rent Stabilization Board - Regular Meeting 

7 p.m. 

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 

Council Chambers, Second Floor 

Appeal T-3760 — 1501 Stuart Street, #3. The landlord appeals the decision of the hearing examiner that found that he was required to refund the tenants’ entire security deposit and to pay them the interest that had accrued. 

Tuesday, June 19


Women Against Sexual Slavery 

9 a.m. 

Federal Building & Courthouse 

1301 Clay St. Oakland 

Protest Lakireddy Reddy’s light sentence. Bring signs and flyers urging Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong to give Reddy the maximum sentence of 38 years. 841-8282 or 843-0680 


— Compiled by Sabrina Forkish and Guy Poole 






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 Don, 525-3565 


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 


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 center on frugality, generosity, simplifying life, and dealing with money. 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  

This will be a rap session.  



A Journey Through Eastern Europe 

7:30 p.m. 

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore 

1385 Shattuck Avenue 

Angelina Sorensen, Bulgarian native, will give an overview of the best places to visit through a slide presentation and display of regional arts and crafts. Free. 



Energy-Saving Skylight 

8 a.m. - Noon 

Truitt and White Lumber 

642 Hearst Avenue 

The new Velux VSE skylight, winner of the Energy Star award, could help reduce home energy use. On view today. 




Medical Waste Management and Environmental Health in India 

6 - 8 p.m. 

University of California, Room 150 University Hall, 2199 Addison St. 

Shyamala Mani, coordinator and educator with India’s Centre for Environment Education, will give a public talk on successful medical waste disposal strategies. The talk will be of interest to environmental, labor and community organizers, healthcare workers and students of environmental health and occupational safety.  




Early Music Group 

10 - 11:30 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

Hearst and MLK Jr. Way 

Small group sings madrigals and other voice harmony every Tuesday morning. Drop-ins welcome. 



Wednesday, June 20


Carefree/Carfree Tour 

11 a.m. 

Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery 

2200 Shattuck Ave. 

Meet at the Gallery, take the bus to the Oakland Museum to take a tour with David Bacon of his exhibition “Every Worker Is An Organizer: Farm Labor and the Resurgence of the UFW.” 




Berkeley Communicator Toastmasters Club 

7:15 a.m. 

Vault Cafe 

3250 Adeline 

Learn to speak with confidence. Ongoing first and third Wednesdays each month. 



A “Thank You” Reception for Berkeley School Interim Superintendent Steve Goldstone, who will step down later this summer. 

Public invited. 

4:30 to 6:00 (before the school board meeting) 

2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, second floor, old council chambers.