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Out & About

Wednesday October 24, 2001

Wednesday, Oct. 24 

Free Legal Workshop 

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Women’s Cancer Resource Center 

3023 Shattuck Ave. 

This workshop will provide information about State and Federal disability programs that provide cash benefits and health insurance for people unable to work due to a serious health condition. 


Berkeley Planning Commission 

7 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Zoning Ordinance Amendments Re: Wireless Telecommunications. The new regulations shall apply to wireless telecommunications facilities on property other than the public right of way. 


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 


Yoga for People with HIV/AIDS 

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 

Center for AIDS Services 

5720 Shattuck Ave.  

Free Kundalini Yoga class for people with HIV/AIDS. Mats provided, you may bring a towel. Eating within an hour of class is not advised. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. 841-4339 


Socratic Circle 

6 - 7 p.m. 

Cafe Eclectica 

1309 Solano Ave., Albany 

Does your brain need a work out? Free and open to all. 527-2344. 


California Politics Seminar  

3 p.m. 

Institute of Governmental Studies 

UC Berkeley 

119 Moses Hall 

Informal Converation with Alicia Mundy, Washington Bureau Chief of Media Week and author of Dispensing with the Truth: The Victims, the Drug Companies, and the Dramatic Story Behind the Battle over Fen-Phen. 642-4608 


Thursday, Oct. 25 

Free Quit Smoking Class  

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

2344 6th St. 

With the option of acupuncture. Six Thursday evenings through Dec. 6. 

Contact the Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Program to register and for more information, 644-6422 or e-mail 


“Town Hall” Community  


7 p.m. 

San Pablo Park 

2700 Park St. 

San Pablo Park Neighborhood Council with support from the City, will be hosting this community meeting. Scheduled to attend: Mayor Shirley Dean, Council Member Margaret Breland, Michael Caplan from the City Manager’s Office, Recreation Director Madeline Law, and Berkeley Police Personnel. 848-2427 


Latin Dance Class 

7:30 p.m. 

Berkeley/Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Salsa, Cha-cha, Merengue... $10, No partner necessary. All ages and levels welcome. 508-4616 


Berkeley Community Fund 

Eighth Annual Awards Dinner 

6 p.m. 

Radisson Hotel 

Berkeley Marina 

Bestowing the Benjamin Ide Wheller Medal and Berkeley Community Awards. 843-5202  


Harris/UK Seminar 


Institute of Governmental Studies 

UC Berkeley 

201 Moses Hall 


David Edgar, a British playwright working on a two-part cycle of plays for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one play focused primarily on the Democratic and the other on the Republican side of the campaign, "The Drama of Politics and the Politics of Drama." 642-4608 


Institute of Governmental Studies 

12:30 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

119 Moses Hall 

Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology - Warren Sack, UCB, "Information Architecture and the Geometry of Social Relations." 



Peace Satsang with Swami Sitaramananda 

7 p.m. 

First Congregational Church of Berkeley 

2345 Channing Way 

Open gathering for prayer, chanting, meditation, healing and peace talkshonoring the victims of Sept. 11. 273-2447 

Friday, Oct. 26 

Listen to James Joyce’s Ulysses 

1 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.  

Hulse Rauh leads a group listening. All are welcome.  


American Political History Seminar 


Institute of Governmental Studies 

UC Berkeley 

119 Moses Hall 

Jean Edward Smith, Marshall University, will talk about his book, "Grant." 642-4608 


Raising the Bar: Latino and Latina Presence in the Judiciary and the Struggle for Representation 

5 - 7:30 p.m. 

UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall 

Steinhart Courtyard 

Reception honoring Latino Pioneers. 643-8010 


Saturday, Oct. 27 

Bay Area Coalition to End the Sanctions on Iraq 

5 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program 

Berkeley Friends Church 

1600 Sacramento St. 

Speakers Hans Von Sponeck, former United Nations Assistant Secretary General, who resigned his position as humanitarian coordinator for Iraq to protest U.N. policies, and Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices in the Wilderness, who has taken 39 humanitarian aid trips to Iraq, call for an end to the U.S. led bombing and sanctions on Iraq. 538-0209 www.endthesanctions. org 


Greening Our City Centers 

9 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

The Gaia Building 

2116 Allston Way 

The Second Heart of the City Seminar celebrating the opening of Berkeley’s new showcase ecological building and the Gaia Cultural Center. Discussions will focus on strategies and tactics for generating awareness and implementing greener city centers. 649-1817 


Berkeley Child Safety Seat Check-Up 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (drop-in)  

Kittredge Street Parking Facility 2020 Kittredge St. (the old Hinks Parking lot), 2nd Floor 

Trained child passenger safety technicians will inspect your safety seat installation, inform you of any recalls, and assist you in using your child safety seat properly. Free, sponsored by the Berkeley Public Health and Police Departments, 665-6839, us. 


Targeting Civilians 

7 p.m. 

Berkeley Friends Church 

1600 Sacramento St. 

Former UN official Hans von Sponeck and Voices in the Wilderness’ Kathy Kelly will discuss the war on Iraq and the current bombing of Afghanistan. $10 Benefits Voices in the Wilderness.  


Raising the Bar: Latino and Latina Presence  

in the Judiciary and the Struggle for Representation 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall 

Booth Auditorium 

An unprecedented gathering of Latino judges from across the country to celebrate and critically examine the contributions of Latinos on the bench. 643-8010 


Low-cost Hatha Yoga Classes 

9:30 - 11 a.m. 

James Kenney Rec. Center 

1720 Eighth St.  

The City is offering low- cost Hatha Yoga classes for adults. Taught by certified instructor. Drop-ins are welcome. Bring a mat or towel. $6. 981-6650 


Medical Mystery Festival 

1 - 4 p.m. 

Hall of Health 

2230 Shattuck Ave. 

A Halloween celebration that introduces children to the field of medical science and health-related issues. 549-1564 


Disaster First Aid 

9 a.m. - noon 

Office of Emergency Services 

997 Cedar St. 

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


Help Cerrito Creek 

10 a.m. 

Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park (south end of Belmont Street). 

Join Friends of Five Creeks in removing invasive non-natives to improve  

habitat on lower Cerrito Creek. Bring shovels and work gloves if you have them. 848 9358,