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Calendar of Events & Activities

Wednesday September 05, 2001

Wednesday, Sept. 5 

Berkeley Communicator  

Toastmasters Club 

7:15 a.m. 

Vault Cafe 

3250 Adeline 

Learn to speak with confidence. Ongoing first and third Wednesdays each month. 527-2337 


Advisory Council Agenda 

10 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center  

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Arts Access, Commission on Aging. 644-6107 


Birthday Party 

1:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

The center will host a birthday party for elderly people whose birthdays fall in September. Belly dancer Carrie Schwalbe will perform. 644-6107 


A Taste of the World: Cultural Understanding Through Food 

6 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Enhance your cooking skills and experience the cuisines of Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco and Israel with Chef Daniel Herskovic. All classes are “hands on.” Class includes meal and cooking lesson. $25. Every Wednesday through Nov. 1. 655-8487 


Socratic Circle Discussions 

5 - 6 p.m. 

1309 Solano Ave. 

Cafe Eclectica 

Does your brain need a workout? All ages welcome. 527-2344 


Femme Rising 

7 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

Ongoing discussion on sex, gender identity, politics, nail polish, and other weighty matters. 559-9184 


Timber Framing, Ancient and Modern 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Seminar presented by contractor/ Timber Framer Guild Member Doug Eaton. $35. 525-7610 


Thursday, Sept. 6 

Berkeley Metaphysical Toastmasters Club  

6:15 - 7:30 p.m.  

2515 Hillegass Ave.  

Public speaking skills and metaphysics come together. Ongoing first and third Thursdays each month.  

Call 869-2547 


Butch Time 

7 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

A discussion/ social/ support/ activity group for self-defined butches. Tonight: Butches grow older. 559-9184 


Sahara Sojourn: Following the Ancient Routes of the Salt Caravans of Niger 

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment 

1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Slide presentation from the heart of the Sahara along the ancient routes of the salt caravans of the Tuareg. Free. 527-4140 


Women’s Health Issues 

10:30 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Two nurses from the city will launch a series of talks on women’s health issues, beginning with the bladder. 644-6107 


Rent Stabilization Board 

7 p.m. 

Council Chambers, Second Floor 

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 

Appeals, action items from committees, board members, and executive director. 644-6128 


Community Environmental Advisory Commission 

2118 Milvia St. 

First Floor Conference Room 

6 p.m. 

Presentation from Lawrence Berkeley Lab on site restoration.  

7 p.m.  

Regular agenda which includes residential woodburning, creosote in city playgrounds 



Housing Advisory Commission 

7:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis St. 

Predatory lending practices for home loans; Housing Authority’s Section 8 program.  



Friday, Sept. 7 

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: Haiku poetry. Discussion and examples. 549-1879 


East Bay Recorder Society 

7:15 p.m. 

St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Choral Room 

2727 College Ave. 

Monthly meetings, professional conductors, all playing levels welcome. Music provided, bring music stand and pencil. 525-1249 


Reception for Jackie Y. Griffin, director of library services 

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

City Council Chambers 

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, second floor 

Community Leader reception. Reservations requested, 644-6095 x 10; 


Law and Technology Forum 

2 - 5 p.m. 

U. C. Berkeley 

Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room 

Representatives will discuss pending legal cases and technological innovations that may threaten civil liberties and new challenges for consumer protection. Free and open to the public. 642-0499 


Berkeley/ Albany Chapter of Church Women United 

9:30 a.m. 

Berkeley Chinese Community Church 

2117 Acton St. 

A report of the Milwaukee conference. 526-4303  


Saturday, Sept. 8 

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Civic Center Park 

Martin Luther King Jr. Way at Center Street 

A free environmental poetry festival with a day of poetry, music and environmental activism featuring Gary Snyder, Maxine Hong Kingston, Robert Haas, Francisco X. Alarcon, and Earll Kingston as John Wesley Powell. Strawberry Creek Walk at 10 a.m. Oxford and Center. 526-9105 


Youth Arts Studio 

2 - 5 p.m. 

All Souls Episcopal Parish 

2220 Cedar St. 

Demonstration classes for after school program in visual arts, creative writing and dramatic arts for students ages 10 - 15. Free. 848-1755 


Luna Kids Dance Open House 

10 - 11 a.m. 

Grace North Church 

2138 Cedar 

Free open house and parent/ child classes. Designed to give families a shared dance experience that connects body, mind, and soul. Children will have a chance to play fun dance games, refreshments and register for Fall Session. 525-4339 


Pack Right, Travel Smart 

1 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment 

1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Eagle Creek Rep will give you tips on how to best organize your gear and clothing for your next adventure. Free. 527-4140 


Free Emergency Preparedness Class 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

812 Page St. 

Earthquake retrofitting class. Free to anyone 18 or older who lives or works in Berkeley. 644-8736 


— compiled by Guy Poole