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Out & About

Friday September 13, 2002

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