Monday, August 19
Berkeley Citizens Sunshine
Downtown library: Meeting Room A, Kittredge and Shattuck Ave.
Meeting to discuss better access to city government and school administration.
Berkeley Ecological and Safe Transportation (BEST)
6 to 8 p.m.
Central Library, Kittredge St. and Shattuck
Group joins pedestrians, bicyclists, mass transit users and land-use advocates. Topics of discussion include: Berkeley height initiative, pedestrian issues and employer incentive plans. Potluck.
Food Addicts in Recovery
Herrick Campus, Alta Bates Hospital, Dwight Way
A free 12-step recovery program for individuals who suffer from overeating, bulimia, anorexia and obsession with food. Morning and evening meetings are held seven days a week. See web site for schedule.
(800) 600-6028, www.foodaddicts.org
Parkinson's Support Group
10 a.m. to noon
North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St.
Guest speakers, gentle exercises, treatment updates and experience sharing for those with Parkinson's disease. Care-givers and families are welcome.
Tuesday, August 20
Berkeley Camera Club Weekly Meeting
Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda
Share slides, prints with other photographers.
Berkeley Special Education
Parents Network (BSPED)
7 to 9 p.m.
Ala Costa Center, 1300 Rose St.
Guest, BUSD Superintendent Michele Lawrence will answer questions regarding re–organization of the BUSD Special Education administration and the new Special Education Task Force comprised of parents, teachers, professionals and administrators. BSPED meets each month.
Escape to the Wine Country:
California’s Napa, Sonoma and
Fodor’s text by Thom Elkjer, photography by Robert Homes
Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave.
Slide presentation and talk on the best wineries, vineyards, activities and dramatic countryside found in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino.
Thursday, August 22
Free Melanoma Update
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Summit North Pavilion, Cafeteria Annex B & C, 350 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland
Information on melanoma skin cancer, detection and treatment.
Friday, August 23
Teen Playreaders present Bizarre Shorts
Through Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library - North Branch
1170 The Alameda
Playreaders present 20 short, bizarre plays, contemporary and classic.
Saturday, August 24
Anthony Brown Lectures on Ralph Ellison’s Musical Influences
Berkeley Central Library, 2090
Anthony Brown, jazz percussionist and music scholar will explore Ralph Ellison’s music
Berkeley Art Project Celebration
2 to 6 p.m.
Berkeley Art Project on the corner of Adeline St. and Stuart St.
Event to gather community support for long-time Berkeley artist co-op. Festivities include puppet show, art raffle, silly animals, jugglers, music, free ice cream.
UC Berkeley Circle K Garage Sale
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday)
Berkeley ACE Hardware parking lot, 2145 University Ave.
Garage sale fundraiser held by UC Berkeley, non-profit community service organization to raise money for pediatric trauma patients.
Fuel Cell Car Experiments
1 to 3 p.m.
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Campus (Just below Grizzly Peak Blvd.)
Observe a miniature car operating on solar energy and water, and help conduct physics experiments to learn more about this environmentally friendly new technology. For ages 12 and up.
Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for youth; $4 for children 3-4
Free for children under 3
Vegan Food Party
Lake Anza in Tilden Park
Social, food party event presented by Contra Costa Vegetarians and SFBAVeg.
Free with Vegan dish
Sunday, August 25
Noon to 5 p.m.
Durant Ave., between Telegraph Ave. and Bowditch Ave.
Live music, beer and wine garden, street artists, community booths, art and prizes.
649-9500 or www.telegraphyberkeley.org for information, booth space or to volunteer
Tuesday, August 27
A House of Straw: a Natural
Building Odyssey Slideshow
7 to 9 p.m.
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo
Carolyn Roberts presents slides and talks about her experiences building her straw bale house.
548-2220 Ext. 233
Thursday, August 29
2nd Annual LGBT Elders Conference
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, 685 14th St., Oakland
Workshops and conference for LGBT elders to learn about senior services.
$20 registration, no one denied for lack of funds
Saturday, August 31
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Auditions (Wind, Brass, Percussion)
Laney College Music Dept., Fallon St., Oakland
Berkeley Youth Orchestra will audition musicians aged 10-15 for the 2002-2003 season.
For an application or more information call Penny Boys at 540-0812 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 2
Labor Day Potluck Picnic and Poetry Reading
Hosted by Bay Area Poets Coalition
Noon to 4 p.m.
Live Oak Park, Walnut and Rose St.
National Organization for Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter
Mama Bears Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 6536 Telegraph Avenue
Chapter’s monthly meeting. Speaker: Multicultural historian, Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, received the prestigious Valitutti Award for non fiction.