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Calendar of Events & Activities

Wednesday October 03, 2001

Wednesday, Oct. 3 

Special PRC Meeting 

The meetings of the Police Review Commission scheduled for Sept. 26, Oct. 10 have been cancelled. A special PRC meeting will be held Oct. 3 at South Berkeley Senior Center. Regular PRC meetings will resume on  

Oct. 24. 


Commission on the Status of Women Meeting 

7:45 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst St. 

Commissioners wil hear report from subcommittee on sexual harassment and violence against women and the mayor’s special study groups report on domestic violence. 


Community Action Team 

7 p.m. 

3260 Sacramento, Second Floor 

Community Action Team Advisory Group hosts evaluation of the Sept. 12 Town Hall Summit and reviews the groups work plan and next steps. 665-6809 


Fire Safety Commission  


7:30 p.m. 

Fire Department Taining Facility 

997 Cedar St. 

The buffer zone subcommittee will provie a report on activities in and around the buffer zone, and report on meetings of the subcommittee. 


Toddler Storytime 

7 p.m. 

West Berkeley Library 

1125 University Ave. 

For families with children three years or younger, a program to expose the youngest readers to multicultural stories, songs and finger plays. Every Wednesday through Nov. 28. 


Prose Writers’ Workshop 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley/Richmond Jewish Community Center Library 

1414 Walnut St.  

From op-ed to fiction, memoir to the feature article - a community 

writers' group to support and encourage a community of interests. Workshop format. Free. 524-3034 


Thursday, Oct. 4 

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 


Community Environmental  

Advisory Commission 

7 p.m. 

2118 Milvia St., Suite 200 

Discussion of venue for future Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will continue. 


Public Works Commission Meeting 

7 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst St. 

Commission will draft a council report from the Commission on Disability on traffic signal accessibiliy. 


Housing Advisory Hearing 

7:30 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2930 Ellis St. 

Public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Unified Building Code that would ban the installation of new open hearth fireplaces and allow only installation of new wood burning appliances approved by the Federal EPA or the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 

The Lost Daughters of China 

7:30 p.m. 

Easy Going Travel Shop &  


1385 Shattuck Ave. 

Karin Evans discusses the complex societal and cultural issues surrounding the adoption of abandoned infant girls from China. 843-3533 


Saturday, Oct. 6 

Free Sailboat Rides  

1 - 4 p.m. 

Cal Sailing Club 

Berkeley Marina 

The Cal Sailing Club, a nonprofit sailing and windsurfing cooperative, give free rides on a first come, first served basis on the first full weekend of each month. Wear warm clothes and bring a change of clothes in case you get wet. Children must be at least 5 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. Visit  


Fire Suppression 

9 a.m. - noon 

Office of Emergency Services 

997 Cedar St. 

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


Poetry Reading 

3 - 5 p.m. 

South Branch Berkeley Public Library 

1901 Russell St. 

Bay Area Poets Coalition holds an open reading. 527-9905 


Sunday, Oct. 7  

Animal Blessings 

10 a.m. 

All Souls Episcopal Parish 

2220 Cedar St. 

Celebration of the Feast of St. Francis allows pets to gather in the courtyard. Following the service, the public is invited for refreshments and a children’s zoo with a pony, chickens, rabbits and ferrets in the courtyard. 


West Berkeley Market 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

University Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets  

Family-oriented weekly market. Crafts, music, produce, and specialty foods. 654-6346 


Monday, Oct. 8 

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 


Franciscanism, Understanding the Vision 

1 - 2 p.m. 

Franciscan School of Theology 

1712 Euclid Ave. 

Graduate Theological Union presents seminar exploring the lives, times and writings of and about Francis and Clare of Assisi.  



Tuesday, Oct. 9 

Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2-7 p.m. 

Derby Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street, 548-3333 


Berkeley Camera Club 

7:30 p.m. 

Northbrae Community Church 941 The Alameda 

Share your slides and prints with other photographers. Critiques by qualified judges. Monthly field trips. 531-8664 


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. 655-8863 


Town Hall Meeting 

4 - 6 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center 

2939 Ellis St. 

The Affordable Housing Advocacy Project presents a discussion on the Berkeley Housing Authority Howmeownership Program. 548-5803 

–compiled by Guy Poole