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Calendar of Events & Activities

compiled by Guy Poole
Thursday August 23, 2001

Thursday, Aug. 23


Berkeley High Freshman 4 

Parents’ Forum 

7:00 p.m. 

Berkeley Community Theater 

Corner of Allston Way and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 

Experienced BHS parents will talk about what to expect at Berkeley High, how to lend a hand, and what to do if something seems to be going wrong. 


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  


9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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


Annual Community  


of the League of Women  


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

199 Seawall Dr. 

Senator Jackie Speier, 8th District, will be speaking. The League sponsors their Annual Community Luncheon to bring together business, university and community leaders with political officials and League members to discuss issues of mutual interest. $50. 843-8824, 


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 


Free Legal Workshop 

6 - 8 p.m. 

Women’s Cancer Resource Center 

3023 Shattuck Ave. 

Learn about the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disability Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and how the laws protect you. 601-4040 x302  

Saturday, Aug. 25


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. 548-0425 


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 will give a demonstration and instruction. Museum admission  

$3 - $7. 642-5132 


Cerrito Creek Work Party 

10 a.m. 

Meet at Creekside Park 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. 

Sunday, Aug. 26



6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Sylvie Gretchen on “Healing Mind.” Free. 843-6812 


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 

— compiled by Guy Poole 



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