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Out & About Calendar

Wednesday July 17, 2002

Wednesday, July 17


BEST, Berkeley Ecological and Safe Transportation coalition  

6 to 8 p.m.  

Berkeley Public Library, Kittredge at Shattuck, Meeting room A, 3rd floor. 

A newly-formed Berkeley-based group concerned with mass transit, land use, pedestrian and bicycle travel issues. Bring food to share, eating utensils to minimize waste.  




San Francisco Bay Crossings Study 

1 to 1:30 p.m. view displays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. public meeting 

Oakland City Council Chambers, City Hall 

One City Hall Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland 

Recommendations for Transbay travel in the next 25 years, new facilities/services, as well as funding methods. 




Friends of Calligraphy 

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library - Central Branch 

2090 Kittredge St. Meeting Room B - Third Floor 

Meeting/demonstrations of calligraphy and lettering design by lettering professionals and FOC members. 




Doctors Without Borders 

(Through July 18) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

UC Berkeley, Springer Gateway, West Entrance Crescent 

Interactive exhibit explaining medicines for people in developing countries; Film screenings 



Thursday, July 18


Intro to Accessible  

Software and Hardware  

3 to 4:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library - Central Branch 

Electronic Classroom (3rd Floor) 2090 Kittredge Ave.  

Non-profit training organization for software and hardware useful to seniors and disabled people in Berkeley. 

981-6121 for reservations 



art.Sites Paris 

7:30 p.m.  

Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave.  

Slide show by Sidra Stich offers overview of Paris' exciting innovative changes, new museums, new art and media centers, parks etc. 




Mystique of the Wilderness 

7 p.m. 

REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo 

Phil Arnot presents slides from over 50 years of exploring such places as Alaska, New Zealand, the Sierra and the Rockies. 




"Green Building" Workshop 

6 to 8 p.m.  

Building Education Center, 812 Page Street 

With speaker Greg VanMechelen, Architect, VanMechelen Architects 

614-1699 or 



Simplicity Forum 

7 to 8:30 p.m.  

Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave.  

Topic is the Cost of various life choices to the Planet well as to our Happiness, Pocketbook and Community. 

549-3509, or 



Introduction to Accessible  

Software and Hardware  

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library Electronic Classroom, 2090 Kittredge Street 

RSVP to 981-6121 


Friday, July 19


Berkeley Women in Black 

Noon to 1 p.m. 

Telegraph and Bancroft 

In solidarity with Israeli and Palestinian Women in Black to urge an end to the occupation  



Saturday, July 20


Public Meeting to Plan a New  

National Park in Richmond 

1:30 p.m. 

Oakland Museum, Lecture Hall, 1000 Oak St. (at Lake Merritt BART) 

Meeting to gather input for National Park Service to prepare plans that will guide development of historic WWII sites in Richmond. 




Puppet Shows 

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Hall of Health, 2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level) 

The Kids on the Block educational puppet troupe present a show about accepting and understanding physical, mental, medical and cultural differences. 

$2 donation, children under 3 free 


Emergency Preparedness  

Classes in Berkeley 

Earthquake Retrofitting: Learn how to strengthen your wood frame home. 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

812 Page Street 




Connoisseurs' Marketplace 

(through July 21) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Santa Cruz Ave. Menlo Park (between El Camino Real and Johnson St. 

16th annual mid-summer festival of the arts featuring music, artisans, celebrity chefs, international cuisine, kids' fun zone and more. 

(650) 325-2818 



Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (BANA)  

9:30 to ll a.m.  

Fireside room, Live Oak Park l30l Shattuck Avenue 

City wide neighborhood meeting on local issues. 


Sunday, July 21


Top of the Bay Family Days 

1 to 3 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive, above UC campus 

Enjoy an afternoon outdoor concert in our family picnic area as well as art and science activities and hands-on exhibits inside LHS. 


$8 adults 


Monday, July 22


An evening of song & resistance 

7 p.m.  

AK Warehouse, 674-A 23rd St. Oakland 

With music from Samsara, James Tracy and David Rovics 

208-1700, or 

$5 donation 



Tuesday, July 23


Myanmar (formerly Burma):  

"The Golden Land" 

7:30 p.m.  

Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave.  

Ricky Fishman gives a slide presentation/talk about this isolated and remote land. 




Q & A with a  

Personal/Business Coach 

noon to 1 p.m. 

YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way 

For those interested in professional coaching careers, speak with a pro. 




Wednesday, July 24


Berkeley Gray Panthers  

General Meeting 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. 

Pharmacist Fred Mayer prescriptions and their costs, etc. 




Getting Help When You Need It 

7:30 to 9 p.m.  

Summit North Pavilion, Cafeteria Annex A 

350 Hawthorne Ave. Oakland 

Free interactive workshop to help caregivers obtain free assistance, deal with paid in-home help, and create plans to care for loved ones. 




"Green Building" Workshop 

6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library, Meeting Room A, 2090 Kittredge 

Henry Siegel, Architect, on how to use building materials that are healthier for your family and the environment.  



Thursday, July 25


Combat Medic: World War II 

7:30 p.m.  

Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave.  

Memoir presentation by San Francisco physician John Kerner, describing experiences as a combat medic in World War II.  



California Landscapes:  

A Geologist's Perspective 

7 p.m. 

REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo 

John Karachewski presents an educational slide show on such amazing places as the Sierra Nevada, Coast Ranges the Great Valley and Cascades 

For more information: (510) 527- 4140. 



Saturday, July 27


Test Ride Kestrel Bicycles 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo 

Pristine Sandusky of Kestrel, a premier manufacturer of high-end, carbon-fiber road and mountain bikes, introduces their latest design. 

For more information: (510) 527-4140 



Graywater Workshop  

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave 

Learn the ins and outs of reusing water with the Guerrilla Graywater Girls 

548-2220 x233  

$10 members, $15 non ( no one turned away for lack of funds) 


Santa Fe Right of Way Path Walk 

10 a.m. 

Meet at the Ohlone Greenway at Cedar St, in Cedar Rose Park. 

A new path opportunity, recently funded by the City Council. 



"Neon: The Living Flame" 

7:00 p.m.  

Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave.  

The Alameda Museum presents Michael Crowe, author, and neon artist Karl Hauser 

lecture by Michael Crowe 

748-0796 or 841-8489.  

Members free, non-members $5  


Grand Summer Rummage Sale 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m 

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Cedar and Bonita Streets 

A benefit for ANSWER- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. Donations and volunteers are needed 

(415) 821-6545. 



Sunday, July 28


Hands-on Bicycle Repair  

11 a.m.-12 

REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo 

Learn from an REI bike technician basic repairs such as brake adjustments and fixing a flat. 

For more information: (510) 527-4140 



Tuesday, July 30


The Birdhouse Chronicles:  

Surviving the Joys of Country Life 

7:30 p.m.  

Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave.  

Reading and discussion of Cathleen Miller's personal account of moving from San Francisco to Amish Pennsylvania to restore an old house. 




Wednesday, July 31


Twilight Tours at UC Botanical Gardens 

through Aug. 28 5:30 p.m.  

200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA.  

Tour the garden at twilight with an expert horticulturist every Wednesday. 


Free with garden admission.  


Mountain Adventure Seminars:  

Introduction to Rock Climbing 

7 p.m.-9 p.m. 

REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo 

An introduction to rock climbing including knot tying, belaying and movement. 

For more information: (209) 753-6556 

$115 REI members; $125 non-members 


Thursday, August 1


Public Meeting to Plan New  

National Historic Park in Richmond 

1:30 p.m. 

Richmond Senior Center,  

2525 Macdonald Ave. 

Meeting to gather input for National Park Service to prepare plans that will guide development of historic WWII sites in Richmond. 




Nutrition Career Open House 

7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Institute of Educational Therapy, 706 Gilman St. 

Become a Nutrition Educator or Nutrition Consultant. 

558-1711 for reservations