Tuesday, August 20
Berkeley Camera Club
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 County.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
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.
Thursday, September 5
Nutrition Career Open House
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Institute of Educational Therapy, 706 Gilman St.
Learn how to become a nutrition educator or consultant.
558-1711 for reservations and information
Friday, September 6
'The Winona LaDuke Reader' lecture and reception
Presented by the American Indian Graduate Program
5 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Lecture
Native American environmental and Indigenous Rights activist and author
of several books and articles, Winona LaDuke, will discuss the topics of
her new book 'The Winona LaDuke Reader' as well as other current work.
Saturday, September 7
Travel Careers Seminar
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Vista Community College, 2020 Milvia St., Room 306
The day’s program will include travel industry speakers covering a variety of career possibilities: Cruise specialists, tour leaders, tour operators, adventure operators, home-based travel agents and more.
$5.50 for California residents
Sunday, September 8
Lifelong Medical Care First Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser
9 a.m. to noon
Individual and team participation, a health fair, food, prizes, live music, free insurance eligibility screening - fun for all ages.
28th Annual Solano Avenue Stroll
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A mile-long block part featuring “Journey of a Thousand Cranes’ Parade” at 11 a.m.
527-5358 or www.salonstroll.org
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Berkeley Farmers' Market
Center Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Thursday, September 12
The 14th Small Business
Development Trade Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pauley Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, near Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley
The event will introduce small businesses to the UC Berkeley community and give campus departments a glimpse of the services and products small businesses have to offer.
Saturday, September 14
Basic Personal Preparedness
9 to 11 a.m.
Fire Department Training Center, 997 Cedar St.
Learn five critical steps to take care of yourself, your family and your home. Classes open to those 18 or older who live or work in Berkeley.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4th and University Ave.
International BBQ and beer festival
Spin for the Stars Fund-raiser
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spieker Aquatics Complex, Recreational Sports Facility on UC Berkeley campus
Noncompetitive swimming and stationary cycling event. Proceeds will help Cal STAR enhance its facilities and programs for the disabled.
$20 registration fee, $35 for biathlon challenge
West Berkeley Open Air Market
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Avenue between 3rd and 4th St.
West Berkeley celebrates Neighborhood Heritage Day with crafts, food, live music, art and family entertainment.
841-8562 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 19
Sukkot Holiday Workshop
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St.
Join Dawn Kepler, director of Building Jewish Bridges, for hands-on crafts, food projects, creative sukkah decorations and tips for making your own sukkah (hut).
848-0237 Ext. 127
$10 BRJCC members/$12 public
Saturday, September 21
BREAD and Roses Garden Party
1 to 5 p.m.
Peralta Community Garden, Berkeley
Hopkins & Peralta, Wheelchair accessible
BREAD's birthday party - five years of dismantling corporate rule through local
$12 advance, $15 door, low-income rate $10