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Out and About

Sunday September 09, 2001

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 


Sunday, Sept. 9


Solano Stroll 2001 

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Solano Avenue 

27th Annual Berkeley / Albany Festival. 11 a.m. Parade; 8 a.m. pancake breakfast; merchants, entertainers, food, craft alley, game booths, silent auction, climbing wall, bicycle stunt show, ponyrides, giant slide, dunk tank, hot air balloon rides. Free. 527-5358 


Salsa Lesson and Dance Party 

6 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Salsa lesson and dance party with professional instructors. Israeli food. Novices welcome and no partner required. $12. RSVP 237-9874 


West Berkeley Market 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

University Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets  

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



Hands-On Bicycle Repair Clinics  

11 a.m. - noon  

Recreational Equipment, Inc.  

1338 San Pablo Ave.  

Learn drive train maintenance and chain repair from one of REI’s bike technicians. All you need to bring is your bike. Tools are provided. Free  



International House featured in documentary 

1:30 p.m. 

KQED-TV Ch. 9 

Hosted by Sam Waterson, The International House feature is part of the Visionaries Documentary series about the positive impact of inspiring nonprofit organizations.  



6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

“The Heart Sutra” Bob Byrne will discuss the deep impact this important teaching of the Buddha has had on his life. 843-6812 


Monday, Sept. 10


Jazzschool in Berkeley fall quarter 


2375 Shattuck Ave. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2001 quarter. Auditions and consultations scheduled through Sept. 14. 845-5373 


FTM Book and Discussion Group 

7 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

“The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire and Catalina DeErauso,” by Sherry M. Velasco. 559-9184 


Cub Scout Information Night 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Epworth Methodist Church 

1953 Hopkins St. 

A program that offers outdoor and leadership skills. First through fifth grade boys and parents. Free. 525-6058 

Jewish Genealogy: Finding Your Jewish Family History 

7:30 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Learn basic techniques and resources to trace your family history. 848-0237 


Section 8 Resident Council First Annual Speak Up: Part 2  

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

East Bay Community Law Center 

3122 Shattuck Ave. 

You can effect change, but you must speak up! Refreshments provided. 


Berkeley Folk Dancers 

7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. 

Live Oak Park 

1301 Shattuck 

New fall classes starts. Mondays through Oct. 29; $20 


Compiled by Guy Poole