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Out & About Calendar

– compiled by Guy Poole
Friday March 15, 2002

Friday, March 15



City Commons Club 

12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Keith A. Russell, president, American Baptist Seminary of the West; “A look at Moral Issues.” $1. 848-3533. 


Still Stronger Women 

1:15 - 3:15 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave.  

Black History and Women's Months: Bessie Coleman, aviatrix. 232-1351. 


Women’s Week of Power 

7 p.m. 

St. Paul AMEC 

2024 Ashby Ave. 

Speaker: Rev. Malvina Stephens Allen, Temple Baptist Church. 


Berkeley Women in Black 

noon - 1 p.m. 

Bancroft and Telegraph Ave. 

Standing in solidarity with Israeli and Palestinian women to urge an end to the occupation and push the peace process forward. 548-6310, 


The Changing Face of  

Disability Law in the 

New Millennium 

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium 

Conference exploring the evolving laws and emerging issues that define the status of disability rights in American society. Panel discussions addressing legal issues affecting disability rights. 643-8010, 



Saturday, March 16



76th Annual Poets’ Dinner 

11:30 a.m. 

Holiday Inn, Emeryville 

1800 Powell 

David Alpaugh will speak about “The Professionalization of Poetry,” followed by the reading of winning poems and prizes. 841-1217. 



11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


2022 Blake St. 

Know your rights workshop. 548-0425. 


4th Annual Gay & Lesbian  

Family Night at the YMCA 

6 - 9 p.m. 


2001 Allston Way 

Open to all LGBT families and their friends. Pizza party, swimming, juggling demo and instruction, clowning, face painting, soccer, floor hockey, music, karate demo, and more for toddlers through teens. Free, donation requested. 665-3238,  



1:15 p.m. 

Alta Bates Hospital, Auditorium 

2450 Ashby Ave. 

A talk and slide show from the author of “Hooked: Five Addicts Challenge Our Misguided Drug Rehab System.” 763-0779, 


Tax-Aid: Bay Area Free Tax Service for Low-income Taxpayers 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Lincoln Recreation Center 

250 10th St., Oakland 

Tax-Aid offers free tax return preparation to Bay Area families with incomes of less than $32,000. Eligible families simply bring their W-2s, other proofs of income and tax forms. Spanish, Chinese and Russian translators are available.  


St. Patrick’s Day Community 

and Family Contra Dance 

7:45 p.m. 

Grace North Church 

2138 Cedar 

7 p.m., Contra dance music teaching session. All levels welcome, easy dances for all ages. $10 adults, $5 kids. 482-9479. 


Special Education Workshop 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Navigating the System: Understanding Legal Responsibilities. Get a working sense of relevant special education law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn to advocate for your child in assessments and IEP meetings. 558-8933, 


The Effect of Sept. 11


on Working People 


Albany Library 

1247 Marin Ave. 

LaborParty—East Bay with speakers: Ethel Long-Scott, Mario Santos and Warren Mar. 273-9219. 



Sunday, March 17



Art of Enlightenment:  

Symbolism, Visualization and  


6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Rosalyn White, art director for Dharma Publishing, will discuss Tibetan paintings and how they are used in meditation. 843-6812. 


Women’s Day 

9:30 a.m. 

St. Paul AME Church 

2024 Ashby Ave. 

Women Excelling in the Grace of Giving; Speaker: Dr. Sarah F. Davis, Pastor 

Bethel AMEC, San Antonio, TX. 


Sara’s Children: The  

Destruction of Chmielinik 

3 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish  

Community Center  

1414 Walnut St. 

Suzan Hagstrom will talk about her book, Sara’s Children, and host a discussion. 848-0237 x127. 


Stagebridge’s 11th Annual 

Family Matinee Theatre and 

Ice Cream Social 

3 p.m. 

First Congregational Church 

2501 Harrison, Oakland 

Premiere of Linda Spector’s “Chicken Sunday and Other Grandparent Tales,” followed by an old fashioned ice cream social. $8 general, $4 children. 444-4755,  



7:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Art Center 

1275 Walnut St. 

A fundraiser benefiting Bay Area Classical Harmonies and the Berkeley Art Center. $20. 219-5400,  



Monday, March 18



Conscientious Objection to War 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Friends’ Meetinghouse 

2151 Vine St. 

The Berkeley Society of Friends will discuss the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of the conviction of Daniel A. Seeger. Also a reading and discussion of Seeger’s pamphlet, The Seed and the Tree.  


Berkeley Gray Panthers Home 

Owners Committee 

1:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Gray Panthers Office 

1403 Addison St. 

Finding good repair people, good tenants, locating resources for low and middle income home owners. 548-9696, 


Thwarting the Next Energy Crisis 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Adult School Room 7 

1222 University Ave. 

Learn to install your own basic home weatherization measures. Class will cover selection of materials and the proper installation of door weather stripping, attic insulation, duct tape, caulking and more. Lecture includes hands-on demonstrations. 981-5435, 



Tuesday, March 19



Berkeley Garden Club  

1 p.m. 

The Berkeley Garden Club will hold its Benefit Spring Tea and Professional Floral Design Demonstration. Sakae Sakaki will create both Ikebana and Western style arrangements. $7.50, 526-1083, 


Self Help Strategies and Techniques from Feldenkrais and Pilates 

noon - 2 p.m. 

Alta Bates, Auditorium — Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

Arthritis Foundation Northern California Chapter fibromyalgia support group. 644-3273.  


The Destruction of Land and People: The Industry of Genocide 

6 - 8 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

Tilden Room, 5th Floor of  

Martin Luther King Jr. Student 

Union Building  

Second symposium of the annual Breaking the Cycle, Mending the Circle Conference: Contemporary Issues of Genocide. This particular symposium is entitled The Destruction of Land and People: The Industry of Genocide. 642-4270.  


Wednesday, March 20



City Commons Club, 

Great Decisions Program 

10 a.m. - noon 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Nunu Kidane, Epidemiologist, UC San Francisco; “AIDS in Africa.” $5. 848-3533. 


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. Workshop format. Free. 524-3034. 


African Philosophy 

7 p.m. 

The Fellowship of Humanity 

390 27th St., Oakland 

We will interpret Nkrumah as a philosopher. Brief presentations followed by open discussion. 451-5818, 


Cealo is Coming 

7 - 9 p.m. 

St. John’s Presbyterian Church 

Fireside Room 

2727 College Ave. 

Gayuna Cealo is a Burmese monk who’s mission is to lead people to their true selves. $10 donation. 525-6472. 


Community Prayer Breakfast 

7:30 a.m. 

H’s Lordships Restaurant 

Berkeley Marina, 199 Seawall Dr. 

The 62nd year of the interfaith prayer breakfast celebrating spirituality in the community. $18. 549-4524, n 


– compiled by Guy Poole