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Calendar of Events & Activities

Tuesday November 27, 2001

Tuesday, Nov. 27 

The U.S. and Mexico: Redefining the Relationship 

4 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

220 Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 

Andres Rozental is Ambassador at Large and Special Presidential Envoy for  

President Vicente Fox: “US-Mexico Relations: A Post-September 11 Scenario” 642-2088, www.clas. 


Berkeley Farmers’ Market 

2 - 7 p.m. 

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



Experimental Mid-life  


7:30 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St. 

Miriam Chaya presents the third of three workshops rooted in modern psychology and Jewish traditional sources designed to provide participants with the skills and tools necessary to meet the challenges they will face in the second half of their lives. $35, $25 members. 848-0237 ext. 127 


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. 



Holistic Health 

1:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst St. 

Elizabeth Forrest discusses Creative Aging in the second of two Holiday Holistic Health talks. 644-6107 


Wednesday, Nov. 28 

Pacifica Radio & the Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

7:30 p.m. 

La Peña Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

Take Back KPFA co-founders Jeffrey Blankfort and KPFA Local Advisory Board member and former KPFA programmer and development director Maria Gilardin present “never before heard evidence” of the collaboration between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Pacifica Foundation management. Discussion will follow. $5 - $20.  



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 


American Disability Act 

1:00 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst St. 

Ken Steiner and Jessica Soske from Legal Assistance for Seniors will lead a discussion. 644-6107 


Toddler Storytime 

7 p.m. 

West Berkeley Library 

1125 University Ave 

For families with children 3 years or younger, a program to expose the youngest readers to multicultural stories, songs and finger plays. The last Storytime in the series.  


Stories of Your Amazing Body 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Hall of Health 

2230 Shattuck Ave.  

For children aged 3 to 10 years old, escape to the magical realm of health, fun, and excitement of this ongoing storytelling series. 549-1564  


Berkeley Gray Panthers 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

What really happened at the UN Conference on Racism or what the press left out. 548-9696, 


Emeryville Lights of Life Day  

5 - 7 p.m. 

Emeryville Child Development Center 

1220 53rd St., Emeryville 

Community event to honor loved ones and in tribute to the helping and caring professions, featuring children’s chorus, candle-lighting, guest speaker Emeryville Fire Chief Stephen Cutright with a tribute to New York firefighters, and a visit from the fire truck. 450-8795 


Police Review Commission  

7:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Regular meeting. 644-6716, 


Planning Commission 

7 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Regular meeting. 705-8101, 


Thursday, Nov. 29 

Small Schools Community Action Committee 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Longfellow Middle School Auditorium 

1500 Derby St. 

The Small Schools Community Action Committee is sponsoring an informational meeting geared to middle school parents. All interested community members are invited. 486-1014, 


Day of Action for Justice in Palestine 


UC Berkeley 

Sproul Plaza  

Students will stage a rally and demonstration on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Followed by a teach-in with Prof. Asad Abukhalil of CSU Stanislaus, 7 p.m., 60 Evans Hall. 496-1269, justiceinpalestine@ 


The Nuclear Waste Problem  

and the Yucca Mountain Project 

6 - 7:30 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

180 Tan Hall 

This talk will discuss the nuclear waste problem, its causes, and possible long-term solutions. The potential solution offered by deep geologic disposal is discussed, and current research efforts at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are described. 704-8106, 


Campaign to End the Death Penalty – Fund raiser  

8 p.m. 

Fellowship of Humanity Hall 

390 27th St., Oakland  

Three bands and a very good cause. $5-$10. 985-2805, 


Ferry Expansion Hearings 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Open House Senior Center 

6500 Stockton St., El Cerrito 

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority (WTA) is holding public scoping sessions to identify environmental issues that should be studied before expanding ferry service on the Bay. 


What’s Going On? Debt and AIDS in Africa 

7:30 - 9 p.m. 

Friends Church 

1600 Sacramento St. 

Town Hall meeting and panel discussion with John Iverson, East Bay ACT UP; Nunu Kidane on Debt and AIDS, and an update on how to become involved locally. 415-565-0201 x12, www.aaaw. org. 


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 


Winter Backcountry Travel:  

Safety and Survival Tips 

7 p.m. 


1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Leader of the National Ski Patrol’s Northern California search and rescue team, Mike Kelly, shares his expertise on how to plan a safe adventure in the snow. Free. 527-4140 



Discussion for Women 

1:00 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst St. 

Katheryn Gardella, RN., discuss mobility Issues and Feling Good in this part of a series of discussions for women. 644-6107 


Montessori Campus Design  

Competition Exhibit  

7 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Montessori School 

1581 LeRoy Ave. 

BMS is designing a new Elementary and Middle School campus, see the designs and give your feedback for jury consideration in selecting the winner. 843-9374, 


Attic Conversions 

7 - 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St. 

Seminar taught by architect Andus Brandt, $35.  





– Compiled by Guy Poole 


Friday, Nov. 30 

World Aids Day March 


Roche Diagnostics 

2929 7th St. 

Protest for affordable medications for all nations. March five blocks to Bayer. 841-4339 


Black Filmmakers Hall of  

Fame 12th Annual Black  


7 - 10 p.m. 

Oakland Museum of California  

1000 Oak Street, Oakland 

“Maangamizi: The Ancient One.” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has accepted Maangamizi as the official entry from Tanzania for nomination consideration for the upcoming 74h Annual Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Award category. This is the first time ever that an entry from Tanzania has been considered and presented to the screening committee. 465-0804, 


Benefit for a Peace House in  

Chiapas, Mexico 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 

Cedar and Bonita St. 

The peace house will serve as an educational center on indigenous rights, neoliberal economics, and human rights observation for the international community. Live music, documentary film ‘Zapatista,’ and a traditional Mexican dinner. $25. 652-3512, 


Still Stronger Women: Arts, Literature, Movies weekly 

1:15 - 3:15 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst, at MLK Jr. 

The life and legacy of Amelia Earhart, plus film. Free. 232-1351 


Dunsmuir Historic Estate  

Holiday Season 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland 

Volunteers have transformed the 50-acre estate and the 1899 mansion into a holiday event. 925-275-9595, 


City Commons Club  


12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Nat Goldhaber, entrepreneur, presents “Running for Vice-President in a Spiritual Age.” $1 admission; 11:45 a.m. lunch, $12.25. 848-3533