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Out & About Calendar

– Compiled by Guy Poole
Thursday March 21, 2002


Friday, March 22



City Commons Club 

12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Robert Kruger, first vice-president, and Larry Miller, certified financial planner and senior vice-president, Solomon Smith Barney; “Investing in the Market Post 9-11.” $1. 848-3533. 


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 Nature of Work: Joanna Macy and Matthew Fox in Dialogue 

7 - 9 p.m. 

University of Creation Spirituality 

2141 Broadway, Oakland 

Matthew Fox, Ph.D., founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality, will engage in dialogue on the nature of work with Joanna Macy, Ph.D., an eco-philosopher and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. $10-$15 donation. 835-4827 x29, 


International Women’s Day Celebration 

7 p.m. 

Revolution Books 

2425 Channing Way 

Cultural and video presentations, speakers, discussion and refreshments. Donation requested. 848-1196. 


Berkeley Design Advocates 

Design Awards 

5:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Art Center 

1275 Walnut St. 

Design Awards for building projects in Berkeley will be presented by Berkeley Design Advocates (BDA). Projects completed over the past two years were selected based on their quality of design, how well they fit into their surroundings, their innovative qualities and how well they contribute to urban life. 528-2778. 



Saturday, March 23



5th Annual Summit – Last  

Chance for Smart Growth? 

10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Laney College Forum 

900 Fallon St., Oakland 

Regional public agencies will soon hold workshops to select from among three alternative visions for regional growth and finalize one Bay Area vision. Summit participants will learn about these alternatives and provide input that will affect future government policy. 740-3103, 


Jazz Clinic 

2 p.m. 

Longfellow School for the Arts 

1500 Derby St. 

Terry Gibbs and the Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra will be holding a jazz clinic. $5, 420-4560, 


Berkeley Dispute  

Resolution Service 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

BDRS Office 

1968 San Pablo Ave.  

The community is invited to learn about mediation and the conflict resolution services and resources available through BDRS. Children’s activities and refreshments provided. 428-1811. 


Hunger Hike in Joaquin Miller Park 

9:30 a.m. 

Ranger Station, Sanborn Dr. 

Hike through the East Bay redwoods while raising money to help people in need. Hikers are encouraged to collect pledges. Funds raised will benefit the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts. $20. 834-3663 x327,  


Our School Information Event for 

Prospective Parents 

10 a.m. - noon 

St. John’s Community Center, Room 203 

2727 College Ave. 

An event for prospective parents to learn about Our School’s approach to education. 704-0701,  


March and Rally for Justice  

11 a.m. 

12th & Broadway BART 

Assemble at BART then march to Oakland Federal Building, then 1 p.m. rally in Jack London Square. In support of airport screeners, port workers, and service industry workers and against all racist and anti-immigrant laws and policies. 524-3791, 



Sunday, March 24



Invitational Karatedo Tournament 

11 a.m. 

Oakland YMCA Main Gymnasium 

2350 Broadway 

A tournament promoting Japanese Karatedo. Spectators are welcome and admitted for free. 522-6016, 


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,  



Monday, March 25



Free Legal Workshop 

“Too Sick to Work: 

Cash Assistance and Health Insurance if Cancer Prevents You From Working” 

12:30 - 2 p.m. 

Highland Hospital 

1411 E. 31st St., Oakland 

Classroom B 

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. 601-4040 x302,  


Transportation and the  

Environment in Berkeley 

7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Adult School Room 7 

1222 University Ave. 

Matt Nichols of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will discuss the impacts of your transportation decisions, and the resulting impacts on local pollution and our health. 981-5435, 



Tuesday, March 26



Tuesday Tea Party 

6 - 8 p.m. 

First Congregational Church 

Harrison and 27th St., Oakland 

Open gatherings to build a new peace movement. 839-5877. 




Wednesday, March 27



City Commons Club, 

Great Decisions Program 

10 a.m. - noon 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Dan Kammen, professor of Energy and Resources Group and director of Energy and Science, UC Berkeley; “Energy and the Environment.” 

$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. 


Berkeley Gray Panthers  

General Meeting 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center 

The Clean Money Campaign  


and the League of Women Voters will talk about Clean Money, Clean Politics: Campaign Finance Reform in a Democracy. 548-9696, 




Thursday, March 28



Seed Swap 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

Bay Area Seed Interchange Library's annual Seed Swap. Bring seed and envelopes. A raffle for live plants. 823-4769. 



Friday, March 29



City Commons Club 

12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Peter Hillier, assistant city manager, transportation; “Bringing About a Paradigm Shift.” $1. 848-3533. 


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, 



– Compiled by Guy Poole