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Calendar of Events & Activities

Wednesday July 25, 2001

Wednesday, July 25


Toymaker Day 

Noon - 2 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

Part of the Lawrence Hall of Science Wednesday FUN-days. Make toys out of recycled materials with artists from the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse. Museum admission $3 - $7. 



Thursday, July 26


Summer Noon Concerts 2001 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza 

Shattuck at Center St. 

Weekly concert series. This week The Brazilian Workshop under the direction of Marcos Silva, Jazzschool students perform traditional Brazilian music. 


Quit Smoking Class 

6 - 8 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis Street 

A six week quit smoking class. 

Free to Berkeley residents and employees. 

Call 644-6422 or e-mail: 


Wilderness First Aid 

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment, Inc. 

1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Jim Morrisey, senior instructor at Wilderness Medical Associates, will teach you the basics of field repair for the human body: Blisters, wounds, fractures, lightning strikes, snake bites and more. Free. 



Ancient Native Sites of the  

East Bay 

7:30 p.m. 

Room 160 Kroeber Hall, University of California Campus 

Andrew Galvan, an Ohlone Indian and co-owner of Archaeor, will discuss and share the benefits of osteological studies of prehistoric human skeletal remains. Prof. Ed Luby, research archaeologist for the Berkeley Natural History Museums, will discuss his work on mortuary feasting practices. $10 



Southeast Asia and Japan 

7:30 p.m. 

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore 

1385 Shattuck Avenue 

William Ford, author of “Southeast Asia and Japan: Unusual Travel,” will present a talk and slide show of his adventure travels. Free. 



Return of the Zapatour 

7 p.m. 

La Peña Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Avenue 

Members of the Chiapas Support Committee report on their trip to Chiapas, including slides and videos. $8 - $15. 



Business Information and 

Networking Event 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis (corner of Ashby) 

Sponsored by the City of Berkeley in partnership with the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and both the South and West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporations. The event will include such topics as “Starting a Business,” “Legal Issues,” “Planning for Growth,” “Financing,” and “Permitting.” The event is free to all who register. Refreshments and door prizes. To register call 549-7003 (English or Spanish).  


Salsa Dance Classes 

7:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Classes every Thursday with live percussionists, light refreshments, DJ playing Latin music. $10 or $15 for two. 



Women, Menopause, and  


7:30 - 9 p.m. 


2600 Bancroft Way 

Learn how other women manage the changes menopause brings to their lives. Free yoga demonstration. 



Cuban Workers and Trade Unions Today 

6 - 8:30 p.m. 

Director’s Lounge 

Institute of Industrial Relations 

2521 Channing Way 

Speakers Kamran Nayeri and Bobbie Rabinowitz, sponsored by University and Technical Employees. Music, photo exhibit and literature. 


Free Computer Class for Seniors 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.  

South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. 

This free course offers basic instruction in keyboarding, Microsoft Word, Windows 95, Excel and Internet access. Space is limited, call ahead for a reservation. 


Friday, July 27


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 


Strong Women; The Arts,  

Herstory and Literature 

1:15 - 3:15 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 cultural studies course in the Berkeley Adult School’s Older Adults Program. Free. 

Call 549-2970 


Saturday, July 28


Residential Solar Electricity 

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

The workshop will introduce participants to residential solar electricity: how solar cells work, how to size a system, participants will also get to produce electricity using photovoltaic panels and power a range of appliances (weather permitting). $15. Call 548-2220 x233 to reserve a space.  


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

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



Arrowcopter Play Day 

1 - 4 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

For ages 9 and up. Museum admission $3 - $7. 



16th annual Berkeley  

Kite Festival and West Coast Kite Championship 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Through Sunday. 

Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina 

Giant creature kites from New Zealand, Team Kite Ballet, Japanese-Style Rokaku Kite Battle for the skies, plus great food and live music.  

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. kite making lessons; 2:30 p.m. Candy Drops for the kids; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. kite flying lessons. Free Event. For more information: 235-5483 or 


Sunday, July 29


Hands-On Bicycle Repair Clinics  

11 a.m. - Noon  

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Learn how to adjust your brakes from one of REI’s bike technicians. Bring your bike. 527-4140 


Buddhist Teacher 

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Eva Casey on “The Life of Padmasambhava.” Free. 843-6812 


Making Music 

1 - 3 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

Part of the LHS Top of the Bay Family Sundays, Fran Holland will demonstrate how to make and play musical instruments. Museum admission $3 - $7. 642-5132 


International Working Class 

Film and Video Festival 

2 p.m. 

La Peña Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Avenue 

Part of LaborFest 2001, a screening of “Not In My Garden,” a documentary about a Palestinian village in Israel. $7. 849-2568 

— compiled by Guy Poole  


Maybeck Homes 

1 - 4:30 p.m. 

#1 Maybeck Twin Drive 

Open house of four nearby homes accompanied by short talks on the character of Maybeck’s homes. A reception, raffle, and silent auction will be part of the afternoon activities. Limited space, call 845-7714 for registration.