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Calendar of Events & Activities

Monday August 20, 2001

Monday, Aug. 20


Ad Astrea Reading Series and Open Mic Night 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Spasso Coffee House 

6021 College Ave. 

Featured readers followed by open mic. Open to the public and free. 



Tuesday, Aug. 21


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 fears and phobias: getting and overcoming them. Informally led by Robert Berend, who founded similar groups in L.A., Menlo Park, and Prague. Bring light snacks/drinks to share. Free. 527-5332 


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. 525-3565 


Free Early Music Group 

10 - 11:30 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

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


Berkeley Fibromyalgia  

Support Group 

12 - 2 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday 

Alta Bates Medical Center  

Maffly Auditorium - Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way 

Rap session. 601-0550 


Slide Show: Birds in the Garden 

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

A discussion follows. 644-6107 


Wednesday, Aug. 22


Magic Mike 

Noon - 2 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

Part of the Lawrence Hall of Science Wednesday FUN-days. Bay Area favorite Magic Mike with theatrical illusions and electric comedy. Museum admission $3 - $7. 



Lecture on Parkinson’s Disease 

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Ashby Campus 

Conference Room 3 

2450 Ashby Ave. 

Learn about the latest treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Free and open to the public. 869-6737 


Thursday, Aug. 23


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. 237-9874 


New “Classroom Matters” Open House 

6 - 9 p.m. 

2512 9th St., Suite #3 

A Berkeley based educational center that provides tutors, mentors and support services, will hold an open house at their new location.  



Lecture-Program on the Armenian Opera “Arshak II” 

7:30 p.m. 

North Branch Berkeley Public Library 

1170 The Alameda 

Dr. Clifford Cranna will present a lecture-program on the world premiere of the Armenian opera Arshak II, the tale of Armenia’s fourth century warrior king. 649-3913 


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: Holistic Health, Jan Stecher leads in Rosen Movement. 526-9146  


Friday, Aug. 24


Yiddish Conversation Group 

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 



Even Stronger Women 

1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Free weekly cultural discussion class. This week: Poetry. 549-1879 


Basic Electrical Theory and National Electrical Code 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Instructed by “Code Check” author/retired city of Oakland building inspector Redwood Kardon. $35. 525-7610 


Saturday, Aug. 25


The Pyramid Outdoor Cinema 

7 p.m. 

Pyramid Alehouse 

901 Gilman St. 

The Outdoor Cinema features cult classics projected on a large screen in the open-air brewery parking lot. This week, The Shining. Movies show every Saturday through Sept. 22. $5 donation. 206-682-8322 x237 


Copwatch: Know Your Rights Training 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Copwatch Office 

2022 Blake St. 

Learn what your rights are when dealing with the police. Learn how to monitor the police safely.  



Astrojax Playday 

1 - 4 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

UC Berkeley 

Astrojax is part yo-yo, part juggling balls and a lasso. The inventor, theoretical physicist Larry Show, will give a demonstration and instruction. Museum admission $3 - $7. 642-5132 


Cerrito Creek Work Party 

10 a.m. 

Meet at Creekside Park (south end of Belmont Street), El Cerrito 

Join Friends of Five Creeks in removing brush to make a new trail along Cerrito Creek. Bring work gloves and clippers if you have them.  



Travel Careers Class 

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Vista Community College 

2020 Milvia St. 

Vista’s annual one-day class for the public on careers in the travel industry. A full-day seminar. $5.50 981-2931 


Sunday, Aug. 26



6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Sylvie Gretchen on “Healing Mind.” Free. 



West Berkeley Market 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

University Ave., between 3rd and 4th Streets  

Family-oriented weekly market. Crafts, music, produce, and specialty foods. 654-6346 


3rd Annual Berkeley World Music Festival 

noon - 6 p.m. 

Durant Ave., between Telegraph and Bowditch 

Carnival and block party festival with World Music bands, performers and dancers. 649-9500