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Out and About

Compiled by Guy Poole
Monday September 17, 2001

Monday, Sept. 17


Women’s Classics Book Group 

7 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

A new group will discuss “The Golden Notebook,” by Doris Lessing. 559-9184 


Rite of Christian Initiation for  

Adults Inquiry Program 

7:30 p.m. 

St. Mary Magdalen Parish 

2005 Berryman St. 

A program to learn everything you wanted to know about the Catholic Church but never had the chance to ask. 526-4811 



1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Seniors citizens can practice social dancing to taped music. 644-6107 


The Alternative Lifelong  

Learning Book Club 

1:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Tracy Chevalier’s “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” will be discussed. Readers with limited vision are encouraged to attend. 644-6107 


Tuesday, Sept. 18


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 


Berkeley Fibromyalgia  

Support Group 

12 - 2 p.m. every third Tuesday 

Alta Bates Medical Center  

Maffly Auditorium - Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

“Natural approaches to FM” with Dr. Julie Orman, network chiropractor. 



Crime Prevention 

11:50 a.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

A Police Department representative will provide crime prevention literature on fraud, burglaries and other public safety matters. 644-6107 


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2-7 p.m. 

Derby Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street 



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.  



Lead-Safe Painting and  

Remodeling Class 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Claremont Branch, Public Library 

2940 Benvenue Ave.  

How to paint and remodel your older house without disturbing the lead-paint. Sponsored by Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Free. 567-8280 


Wings in the Night—A  

Celebration of Bats 

2:15 p.m. 

Epworth United Methodist Church 

1953 Hopkins St. 

The Berkeley Garden Club with Rehab Education Director for the California Bat Conservation Fund, Patricia Winters. 524-4374 


Wednesday, Sept. 19


Free Prostate Cancer  


9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Alta Bates Medical Center 

Markstein Cancer Education & Prevention Center 

At-risk men may obtain a free prostate cancer screening by appointment. 



Fire Hill Station  

Neighborhood Meeting 

7 p.m. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building 

2180 Milvia St.  

6th Floor Conference Room 

Hill Fire Station meeting to review plans. 981-6341 


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 


Baby Bounce and Toddler  


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 


Support Group for  


Caring for Older Adults 

4 - 5:30 p.m. - third Wednesday of each month 

Alta Bates Medical Center  

Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

Third floor, Room 3369B (elevator B) 

The group will focus on the needs of the older adult with serious medical problems, psychiatric illnesses, substance abuse, and their caregivers. Free. 802-1725 


Gay/ Bi Men’s Book Group 

7:30 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

Will discuss “Bastard Out of Carolina” by Dorothy Allison. 559-9184 


Socratic Circle Discussions 

5 - 6 p.m. 

1309 Solano Ave. 

Cafe Eclectica 

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


What You Need to Know  

Before You Build or Remodel 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St.  

Preview of the Homeowner’s Essential Course – learn to solder pipe and more. By Glen Kitzenberger. Free. 525-7610 


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 


Graduate Theological Union  

Fall Convocation 

3:30 p.m. 

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel 

2770 Marin Ave. 

Annual GTU gathering which celebrates the beginning of the academic year. This year’s speaker is William M. Sullivan, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 649-2464 


Natural History of East Bay  

Hill Paths 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Hillside Club 

2286 Cedar St. 

Panelists will be Malcom Margolin, publisher of Heyday Books; Richard Schwartz, author of Berkeley 1900, a portrait of the city drawn from Century-old newspaper stories; Steve Edwards, director of the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden. 524-4715 


Thursday, Sept. 20


Free Prostate Cancer  


9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Alta Bates Medical Center 

Markstein Cancer Education & Prevention Center 

At-risk men may obtain a free prostate cancer screening by appointment. 


Trekking and Travel in the  


7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment 

1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Arlene Blum presents slides from her recent traverse through the Himalayas and provides guidance on selecting and preparing for trekking adventures. Free. 527-4140 


AC Transit: Short Range  

Transit Plan 

7 - 9:30 p.m. 

Albany City Council Chambers 

100 San Pablo Ave. 

An extensive outreach campaign to find out what you think regarding AC Transit policies. 891-4860 


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. 869-2547 


Women’s Consciousness- 

Raising Group for the New  


7 p.m. 

Boadecia’s Books 

398 Colusa Ave. 

Cross-generational group and discussions of everything from race, age, class, and sexism to the various waves of feminism in the past.