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Calendar of Community Events

Saturday September 07, 2002

Saturday, September 7 

Watershed Environmental  

Poetry Festival 

Noon to 5 p.m. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Park 

A day of poetry, music and environmental activism. Exhibits. Open poetry readings.  

Strawberry Creek Walk starts at 10 a.m. at Oxford and Center streets. 

526-9105 or 



Sick Plant Clinic 

9 a.m. to noon 

University of California Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 

UC plant pathology and entomology experts will diagnose what ails your plant.  




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 

West Berkeley 

Individual and team participation. Event includes a health fair, food, prizes, live music and free insurance eligibility screening. 



28th Annual Solano Avenue Stroll 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Solano Avenue 

A mile-long block part featuring “Journey of a Thousand Cranes’ Parade” at 11 a.m.  

527-5358 or 



Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King Prostate Cancer Lecture 

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

Understand the risk of prostate cancer and how to detect early symptoms from a survivor. 




Tuesday, September 9 

Arts Education Network 

6 to 8 p.m. 

James Irvine Foundation Conference Ctr., 353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 




Berkeley Gray Panthers Home Owners Meeting 

3 p.m. 

1403 Addison St. 

All welcome. 




Tuesday, September 10 

Brown Bag Career Talk 

Noon to 1 p.m. 

YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way 

Cynthia Weekly, Senior Recruiter with UC Berkeley Office of Human Resources will provide information on the process of seeking temporary and permanent employment at UC Berkeley. 




Michael Newdow: Lecture 

8 p.m. 

2050 Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley Campus 

Michael Newdow is a Sacramento physician with a law degree whose case against the common procedure of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools fueled national uproar last summer.  




Wednesday, September 11 

One Year Later, a Peace Vigil and Meditation 

6 to 7:30 p.m. 

West entrance of UC Berkeley Campus near the corner of University Ave. and Oxford St. 

The Buddhist Peach Fellowship invites people of all traditions to bear witness to the continued suffering related to Sept. 11, 2002. 



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.  


Caterina Rando discusses her new book “Learn to Power Think: A Practical Guide to Positive and Effective Decision Making” 

Boadecia’s Books, 398 Colusa Ave. 



Friday, September 13 

Lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer 

7:30 p.m. 

St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2640 Addison St. 

Dr. Farmer will speak on Health Care and Human Rights: Solidarity with the Haitian People. Benefit for Partners in Health. Music by Vukani Mawethu Choir. 


$5 to $15 donation 


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. 




Congressman Dennis Kuchinich Appearance 

7 p.m. 

Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus, near University Ave. 

Chair of the House Progressive Caucus will speak. Keith Carson, Country Joe McDonald and performance artist Shelly Glaser will also be on hand. 

$10 in advance, $12 door 


Heritage Day 

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 



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 


Monday, September 16 

Berkeley Ecological and Safe Transportation (BEST) Coalition meeting 

6 to 8 p.m. 

Central Library, Kitteredge Street and Shattuck Avenue 

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. 


Thursday, September 19 

Berkeley Path Wanderers’ Meeting 

Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. 

Annual fall meeting, titled “The East Bay Waterfront: Visions for the Future” will include a panel discussion introduced by Sylvia McLaughlin, founder of Save the Bay. 




Breast Self Exam for Seniors 

10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Maffley Auditorium, Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way 

Workshop to educate women with physical limitations about accessing breast health care and do-it-yourself exam education. 




Freedom From Tabacco 

6 to 8 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center  

2939 Ellis St. 

A quit smoking class. First of six Thursday evenings through Oct. 24. Free to Berkeley and Albany students, residents and employees. 




Simplicity Forum 

7 to 8:30 p.m  

Claremont Branch Library  

2940 Benvenue Ave. 

A panel of people who will share their experiences and ideas for living inexpensively but richly.  




Saturday, September 21 

Do-It-Yourself all-Natural Body Care from Your Kitchen 

Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Learn how to make your own all-natural skin care from products you might already have in your own kitchen. 

548-2220, ext. 233, 

$10 for members, $15 for non-members 


Third Annual David Brower Youth Awards 

6 p.m. 

Schwimley Theater, 1920 Allston Way 

Celebrate the next generation of environmental activists at Earth Island Institute’s award ceremony. R.S.V.P. 

(415)788-3666, ext. 260, 


Coastal Cleanup Day 

10 a.m. 

Work at the outflow of Strawberry Creek to clean up the San Francisco Bay coastline. or 848-4008 



Saturday, September 21 

Fall Plant Sale 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

200 Centennial Dr. 

Annual plant sale featuring rare and unusual plants. Members-only preview and auction from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  


Free admission 


Saturday, September 28 

Free Legal Workshop: “Crossroads: Health and the Law.” 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

514 58th St. at Telegraph Ave. 

Navigate your way through legal issues when living with cancer or any serious illness. Panel presentation on employment, insurance and public benefits and one-on-one sessions with attorneys. Please, pre-register. 

601-4040 ext. 102(info.), ext. 103(reg.)