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Calendar of Events and Activities

Thursday May 16, 2002

Friday, May 17


The Berkeley Women in Black 

A Vigil every Friday from Noon to 1 p.m. 

Corner of Bancroft and Telegraph in Berkeley 

Everyone Welcome 



County Grant for the Arts Workshop 

The Art Commission will host four free workshops to assist organizations seeking grant funding. First-ever applicant must attend a workshop to be eligible to apply for and Artsfund grant. Reservations are required 

James Irvine Foundation Conference Center on Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland 

For reservations: 208-9646, 


Saturday, May 18


The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Buy flowers, fruits and vegetables from the Edible Schoolyard kitchen and garden 

Bring a container for free municipal compost 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School 

1781 Rose St. at Grant St. 



Strawberry Tasting & World Harmony Chorus 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 


Writer as Publisher: Independent Publishing Seminar 

Learn how at this all day seminar. 

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Asian Cultural Center 

Pacific Renaissance Plaza 

388 Ninth Street 


510-839-1248 or 


League of Woman Voters 

Call to annual meeting 

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Northbrae Community Church 

941 The Alameda 

Please call to reserve a lunch ($11) and/or request a ride. 



3rd Annual Satsuki Arts Festival and Bazaar 

The Berkeley Buddhist Temple 

Featuring Bay Area and National Taiko drumming ensembles and Kenny Endo from Hawaii 


Sunday, May 19


Jazz On 4th 

6th Annual jazz on Forth, a benefit for Berkeley High School Performing Arts. Balloons, Raffle, Face Painting. Free Live Performances by The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble & Combo, Big Belly Blues Band, Jenna Mammina Quartet, Jesus Diaz with Sabor A Cuba. 

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Forth Street Between Hearst and Virginia 

For more information 510-526-6294 



Flamenco Fiesta 

David Serva, Miguel Funi, Clara Mora, Jose Torres de Moron 

5 to 5:45 Spanish wines & snacks from The Spanish Table, Supper served at 7:30.  


1401 University Ave. 

Reservations 526-3467 



Monday, May 20 

Berkeley Gray Panthers 

Home owners meeting. Chuck Durrett of Co-Housing tells about his program. All welcome. 

3 p.m. 

Berkeley Gray Panthers office 

1403 Addison St. (behind Andronico's on University) 










Tuesday, May 21


Strawberry Tasting 

Tasting & cooking demonstrations 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Derby Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way  



Arthritis Month Special 

Herbal alternatives & drug interactions for Fibromyalgia. Dr. Anita Marshall, Pharm.D., l.Ac 

12 to 2 p.m. 

Alta Bates Medical Center 

Maffly Auditorium- Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

for more info: 644-3273 


Wednesday, May 22


Healthful Building materials 

Seminar by Darrel DeBoer 

7 to 10 p.m. 

Building Education Center 

812 Page St., Berkeley 



Thursday, May 23


Senior Men's Afternoon 

Gay senior men discussion group, 2nd & 4th Thursdays. 

Pacific Center 

2712 Telegraph Ave. 




Fishbowl: "Everything you always wanted to know about the opposite sex but were afraid to ask" An opportunity to ask anonymous questions in a confidential and supportive environment. 

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St., Berkeley 

510-848-0237 X 127 



Saturday, May 25


6th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival 

Everyone's welcome to participate in covering Solono's sidewalks with chalk art. Featuring refreshments and entertainment. Artist's chalk and a Polaroid of the finished work are available for a fee. To encourage early registration, a raffle for merchandise by local business will be held for the artists at noon.  

Registration at Peralta Park, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1561 Solano Ave. Berkeley. 

For more information: 510-527-5358, 



Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26


19th Annual Himalayan Fair 

Outdoor celebration of the great Mountain Cultures! Authentic Himalayan Art, craft, Music & Dance, exotic food & stage entertainment. Benefits Himalayan Grassroots projects. 

Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5:30 

Live Oak Park 

Shattuck & Berryman 

$5-$7 Donation 


Saturday - Monday, May 25-27


Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival 

Chocolate Festival begins by picking up a chocolate menu from business on Solano Avenue flying a festival banner.  

The entire length of Solano Avenue, Berkeley & Albany