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.
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 email@example.com
Sunday, September 15
Knowledge of Freedom/Undoing Negativity
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”
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.
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
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Music, speakers and events in support of the Berkeley coffee initiative, Measure O.
$5 at door