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Out and About

–compiled by Guy Poole
Friday September 28, 2001

Friday, Sept. 28


Redwood Sequoia Congress 

1606 Bonita Ave. 

Human rights and environmental activists will gather in an annual examination of the human condition and the status of the planet. 841-1182 


Anti-War Art Making at Pro Arts  

6-10 p.m. 

461 Ninth Street, Oakland (near 12th Street BART)  

Pro Arts is providing an opportunity for artists to make their anti-war expressions visible, playable, audible and readable. Posters and other artwork can be used in the rally the next day at Dolores Park in San Francisco or for any other event the artist wishes. 763-4361 


Third Annual BFD Blood Drive 

8:30 a.m. - 2 :30 p.m. 

Fire Station #2 

2029 Berkeley Way 

In conjunction with the Red Cross, the Berkeley Fire Department is having it’s annual blood drive. Drop in or make an appointment. 981-5599 Ext. 4408 


City Commons Club 

12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

“Inside North Korea” with Timothy Savage, Senior Planner, East Asian Security, Nautilus Institute. 848-3533 


Autumn Moon Festival 

1:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Presented by the North Berkeley Senior Center’s Chinese Club. Refreshments will include moon cakes. Free. 644-6107  


Daily Prayer and Meditation 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

First Congregational Church 

Dana at Durant 

Chapel open for prayer and meditation. 


Race and Achievement at  

Berkeley High 

7:30 p.m. 

Berkeley High School, Little Theater 

2246 Milvia St. 

An evening of poetry, spoken word, and testimonials. 


Saturday, Sept. 29


Antiwar Rally 

11 a.m. 

Dolores Park 

19th and Dolores streets, San  


10 minutes from the 16th Street BART Station (415) 821-6545 


Disaster First Aid 

9 a.m. - noon 

Office of Emergency Services 

997 Cedar St. 

Free classes in Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). 981-5605 

Strawberry Creek Work Party 

9 a.m.- noon 

Seabreeze Market 

University Avenue & Frontage Road 

Remove non-native pepperweed at the outflow to the Bay and learn about efforts to restore native Oysters to the San Francisco Bay. 



Redwood Sequoia Congress 

1606 Bonita Ave. 

Human rights and environmental activists will gather in an annual examination of the human condition and the status of the planet. 841-1182 


Get Published Workshop 

noon - 3 p.m. 

Albany Library 

1247 Marin Ave., Edith Stone Room 

Led by writing coach Jill Nagle and will cover query letters, book proposals, finding an agent and more. Preregistration strongly recommended. (415) 431-7491 


Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour 

10 a.m. - noon 

Trish Hawthorne knows the Thousands Oaks neighborhood like no one else. Tours are restricted to 30 participants and require pre-paid reservations, $10. 848-0181 Nonprofit Career Fair 

1 p.m. 

Preservation Park 

MLK Jr. Way and 13th St. 

For individuals interested in employment or internship positions in the nonprofit sector. (212) 843-3973 


The Crucible’s Open House and Fix-A-Thon Fundraiser 

noon - 6 p.m. 

The Crucible 

1036 Ashby Ave. 

Parking and entrance on Murray St.  

Featuring the faculty performing hands-on demonstrations of the skills and techniques they teach. Try blacksmithing, welding, stone carving, glass enameling, and other stuff. Bring your broken or cracked metal objects and low-tech electric devices in need of repair: furniture, lamps, castings, dull knives, cracked bike frames, etc. The staff will assess the damages and if the items are repairable, they will fix them for a reasonable fee. Free event. 843-5511 



Sunday, Sept. 30


6th Annual How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

University Ave. 

The grand parade leaves from California St. and concludes at Civic Center Park where festival continues. Over 80 art cars, art bikes, Cal Marching Band, Electric Couch, Go Carts, plus live music and circus. 849-4688  


Potluck Brunch 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Bateman Park 

Rockridge / Elmwood Gay Lesbian Potluck Brunch. 595-1999 


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. 



Yoga/ Tibetan 

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Instructor Jack van der Meulen will discuss the three levels of Kum Nye practice and demonstrate some of the practices. Free. 843-6812