Thursday, September 12
7 to 9 p.m.
A presentation on campaign finance.
The Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave.
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
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
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
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.