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Calendar of Events & Activities

Wednesday September 12, 2001

Wednesday, Sept. 12 

Police Review Commission 

7:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis St. 

Among other items, the commission will evaluate charges of discrimination and talk about recruitment efforts. 644-6716 


Women’s Group 

7 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

“In the Name of Salome” by Julia Alvarez. New members welcome. 559-9184 


Commission on Disability Meeting 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

6:30 p.m. 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Promoting the total integration and participation of persons with disabilities into all areas of economic, political, and community life. 


Homeless Commission Meeting 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

7 p.m. 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Discussion regarding enforcement of the Lodging Law, status of UA Homes and the Commission’s work plan for the remainder of the year. 


Waterfront Commission Meeting 

Marina Office Conference Room 

7 p.m. 

201 University Ave. 

Discussing Boating and Waterways Loan as well as Water Transit Authority and Prospects for a Berkeley Ferry. 


Baby Bounce and Toddler Tales 

7 p.m. 

Berkeley Central Library 

2090 Kittredge St. 

This participatory program for families with children up to age 3 presents multicultural stories, songs and fingerplays as entertainment. 644-6095 


Fishbowl: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Opposite Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Dating, relationships, religions, sexuality and values. An opportunity to ask anonymous questions in a confidential and supportive environment. Social and Single. $8. 848-0237 


Housing Summit 

1 - 4:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis St. 

A panel discusses creative housing solutions for seniors and persons with disabilities. 841-4776 


Summit On Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 

7 - 9:30 p.m.  

St. Paul’s AME Church 

2024 Ashby Ave. 

Community Action Team invites members of the Berkeley community to participate with elected officials in this working meeting on racial and ethnic health disparities in Berkeley. 665-6809 


Socratic Circle Discussions 

5 - 6 p.m. 

Cafe Eclectica 

1309 Solano Ave. 

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


Topher Delaney: Ten Landscapes 

7:30 p.m. 

Builder’s Booksource 

1817 Fourth St. 

An exploration of her art of gardening and landscape architecture. 



Making Additions Match - Avoiding the Tacked-On Look 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Seminar taught by architect/ columnist Arrol Gellner. $35. 



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. 



Planning Commission 

7 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Zoning ordinance amendments re: Prohibitions and restrictions related to carry-out or quick service restaurants on San Pablo Ave. Public Hearing. 


Thursday, Sept. 13 

Help Save the West Berkeley Shellmound 

2 p.m. 

U.S. Post Office Building 

201 - 13th St., Oakland 

Bring as many people as possible to make a statement before the Court in Oakland in defense of protective landmark status to the oldest dated mound site in the Bay Area. Landmark status is currently being contested by the industrial property owners who originated this lawsuit against the city of Berkeley. Time and place may change, call ahead to confirm. 841-8562  


Joint Design Review Board and Zoning Adjustment Board Meeting 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

6:30 p.m. 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Public Comment on Green Building Initiatives, Workshop on Green Building and follow-up discussion and introduction of draft revision to incorporate green design guidelines. 

Special City Council Meeting 

City Council Chambers 

7 p.m. 

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 

The first of two public hearings to consider proposals to amend Council District boundaries based on the 2000 census figures. This meeting will replace the regular Tuesday night City Council meeting. 


Orangutans in the Wild: Travel in Borneo 

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment 

1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Professional photographer and writer Christine Krieg will give a slide show of her travels to the Tanjung Puting National Park on the south coast of Central Kalimantan. Free. 527-4140 


Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn 

7 p.m. 

Berkeley Community Theater 

1930 Allston Way 

Renowned Vietnamese poet, peace activist and Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn will give a public lecture. 433-9928 

People's Park Community  

Advisory Board 

7:30 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

Unit 1 Residence Hall Rec. Room  

2650 Durant Ave. 

Monthly meeting, community invited. The PP CAB reviews and makes recommendations on park policies, programs, and improvements. 642-7860  


Friday, Sept. 14 

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: women’s humor. 549-1879 


Yiddish Conversation Group 

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 644-6107 


–Compiled by Guy Poole