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Calendar of Community Events

Tuesday September 10, 2002

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 Avenue and Oxford Street. 

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



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 Avenue 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. 



Lecture by Rev. Richard Gilbert 


UC Berkeley Faculty Club on UC Berkeley Campus 

Visiting professor at Starr King School for the Ministry will speak on “The Difficult Art of Being Gentle in a Violent Time” 


Friday, September 13 

Lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer 

7:30 p.m. 

St. Joseph the Worker Church  

1640 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  

7 p.m. 

Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus, near University Avenue 

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. 

Fourth Street and University Avenue 

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  


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 


“Standing Together for Trees” 

9 a.m. to noon 

Fellowship Hall, Cedar St. near Bonita St. 

Updates on local and world forestry issues. Presentations by Kevin Koenig of Amazon Watch, and Kristen Kirk or Forest Forever. 




West Berkeley Open Air Market 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

University Avenue between  

Third and Fourth streets. 

West Berkeley celebrates Neighborhood Heritage Day with crafts, food, live music, art and family entertainment. 

841-8562 or 


Sunday, September 15 

Knowledge of Freedom/Undoing Negativity 

6 p.m. 

The Tibetan Nyingma Institute  

1815 Highland Place 

Nyingma Institute instructor Abbe Blum reads from “New Beginnings” 




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. 



Tuesday, September 17 

“How to Grow Dahlias” 

1 p.m. 

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 

A presentation by Dr. Erik Gaensler, vice president of the California Dahlia Society. 




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 Tobacco 

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 residents, students 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.  




Wednesday, September 18 

Kick Off Party for the Berkeley Coffee Initiative 

7 p.m. 

La Peña Cultural Center  

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

Music, speakers and events in support of the Berkeley coffee initiative, Measure O. 

(415) 575-5338 

$5 at door 


Saturday, September 21 

Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (BANA) 

9:15 to 11 a.m. 

St. John’s Church, 2727 College Ave. 



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 nonmembers 

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 


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 to 11 a.m.  




Sunshine Workshop 

10 a.m. to noon 

Sixth floor, City Hall, 2180 Milvia St. 

Get up to speed on open records laws, open meetings laws and sunshine ordinances. Experts, including Terry Francke of the California First Amendment Coalition, will speak. 



Wednesday, September 25 

“Healing Our Hearts for the Sake of the World” 

7:30 p.m 

First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way 

A reading by Sylvia Boorstein. Proceeds support The East Bay Dharma Center. 


$5 to $10 



Saturday, September 28 

Free Legal Workshop:  

“Crossroads: Health and the Law.” 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

514 58th St. at Telegraph Avenue 

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 for information  

or Ext. 103 to register 




Saturday, October 5 

East Bay Solar Home Tour 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Cedar Rose Park (first stop) 

Attendees collect a map to guide them on the self-guided tour—eight homes in Albany, Berkeley and Oakland in all. 


$15 per carload 


Saturday, October 12 

Indigenous People's Day Pow Wow, Indian Market & Fall Fruit Tasting 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way 



Tuesday, October 15 

Fall Fruit Tasting 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

2 to 7 p.m. 

Derby Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way  



Saturday, October 26 

Pumpkin Carving & Costume Making 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way 



Sunday, October 27 

Spirit Day 

11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Fourth Street and University Avenue 

Construct altars in a day of reflection. 



Saturday December 7, 14, 21 

Holiday Crafts Fair 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way 



Saturday December 14 

Holiday Crafts Fair 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way 



Saturday, December 21 

Holiday Crafts Fair 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way