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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday August 04, 2001

Saturday, Aug. 4


Free Sailboat Rides  

1 - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

Cal Sailing Club 

Berkeley Marina 

The Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit sailing and windsurfing cooperative, give free rides on a first come, first served bases on the first full weekend of each month. Wear warm clothes and bring a change of clothes in case you get wet. Children must be at least 5 and accompanied by an adult.  



Robert Bowman 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Friends Church 

1600 Sacramento St.  

Retired Air Force and NASA Official and Presidential Candidate, Dr. Robert Bowman will speak against the weaponization of space. 663-8065. 


Animal Picnic Family  


10 - 10:50 a.m.;11 - 11:50 a.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

Touch and hold a variety of animals and see how they eat their lunch. For children 3 - 8 and an accompanying adult. Registration required, $8 - $25. 642-5132 


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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

Annual Tomato Tasting, an opportunity to sample the range of tomato varieties at the market. Also, the grand opening of the Food Court. 548-3333 


Poetry Reading 

3 - 5 p.m. 

1527 Virginia Street 

The Bay Area Poets’ Coalition presents an open reading outdoors on the front lawn. 



Bay Area Eco-Crones 

10:30 a.m. - noon 

Epworth Church, Youth Room 

1953 Hopkins 

Discuss ecological significance of mushrooms and bats; plan rituals for habitat restorations projects.  



Foster Parent Certification Class 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

South Branch Library 

1901 Russell St. 

This class will cover all aspects of Foster Parenting and is open to anyone interested in attending. Free.  

Call Bob at 641-6200; 

Sunday, Aug. 5


Live Oak Concerts 

7:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Art Center 

1275 Walnut St. 

B.A.C.H. (Baroque and Classical Harmonies), the vocal and instrumental ensemble, will perform Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Vivaldi’s Gloria. $10  



Anti-Nuclear Vigil 

1 - 3 p.m. 

UC Berkeley, Lawn at West Entrance, 

Oxford and University Ave. 

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki; opposing UC weapons labs’ contracts; urging UC Berkeley to host a national TV debate on nuclear weapons ban.  

Circle of Concern  




6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Mark Henderson on “Four Thoughts that Awaken the Heart.” Free.843-6812 


West Berkeley Market 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

University Ave., between Third and Fourth Streets  

Family-oriented weekly market. Crafts, music, produce, and specialty foods. 


Monday, Aug. 6


Intensive Production  

Urban Gardening Training 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Santa Fe Bar & Grill 

1310 University Ave. 

Growing Gourmet: A free urban gardening training & potluck lunch.  

Learn ways to intensively and organically grow produce for your own use or for an urban market garden. A hands-on training in the garden located behind the restaurant and potluck lunch at 1 p.m. Katherine Webb 


Osteoporosis: How to put 

Bone Loss on Hold 

9 - 10 a.m. 

Summit Campus 

Cafeteria Annexes B & C 

350 Hawthorne Ave. in Oakland 

A free lecture by Dr. Elliot Schwartz, co-director of the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education. Learn how to create a program that will help minimize bone loss.  

Ellen Carroll: 869-6737. 

Tuesday, Aug. 7 

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 sex and drugs: Free will? Must laws be obeyed? Informally led by Robert Berend, who founded similar groups in L.A., Menlo Park, and Prague. Bring light snacks/drinks to share. Free  



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 


Writing and Resistance  

In A Culture of Amnesia 

6 - 7:45 p.m. 

La Peña Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Avenue 

Classroom #2 

Part of a workshop series on concepts and strategies for resistance through the spoken and written word, taught by Joyce E. Young. $12. 849-2568 


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2 - 7 p.m. 

Derby Street at MLK Jr. Way 



Free Early Music Group 

10 - 11:30 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK) 

Small group sings madrigals and other voice harmony every Tuesday morning. Call Ann, 655-8863 


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. 644-6109 


Strawberry Creek Daylighting 

Strategy Workshop 

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Corporation Yard Green Room 

1326 Allston Way 

A workshop to develop an effective strategy for promoting the daylighting of Strawberry Cree. Call to RSVP at 848-4008 or 


— compiled by Guy Poole 

Wednesday, Aug. 8


A Day at the Beach 

Noon - 2 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

Part of the Lawrence Hall of Science Wednesday FUN-days. Build sand castles with sand sculptor Kirk Rademaker. Museum admission $3 - $7. 




— compiled by Guy Poole 



Thursday, Aug. 9


Ancient Native Sites of the East Bay 

7:30 p.m. 

Room 160 Kroeber Hall, University of California Campus 

Sean Dexter, archaeologist, will discuss the recent Data Recovery Program at the Emeryville Shellmound/South Bayfront site. Jakki Kehl, a Mutsun Ohlone, will discuss protecting cultural resources by developing partnerships and encouraging good stewardship of the land. $10 



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. 



Sea Kayaking 

7 p.m. 


1338 San Pablo Avenue 

Learn about the best sea kayaking spots in Northern California from Roger Schumann and Jan Shriner. Free. 



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. 



Kensington 55+ Activity Center 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Social Hall of Arlington Community Church 

52 Arlington Ave. 

Conversation, Apple II computer instruction, massage therapy, German conversation group, meditation and relaxation techniques, watercolor art class, tea and coffee. Special 11 a.m. program: Safety, Pat Caftel presents Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness. For more information call 526-9146 or 547-1969.