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Calendar of Community Events

Tuesday September 17, 2002

Tuesday, September 17 

Berkeley Fibromyalgia Support Group 

Arthritis Foundation - “Easy and Fun Things To Do In The Water” 

Noon to 2 p.m. 

Alta Bates Medical Center, Maffly Auditorium - Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

Video presentation. Group meets every third Tuesday of each month. 




Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate 

7:30 p.m. 

Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave. 

Naomi Klein, one of Ms. Magazine’s Women of the Year, will speak on her new book. 



“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. 





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 


Community Prostate Screening 

Appointment required (through Thursday) 

At the Markstein Cancer Education Center, on the Summit Campus of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. 

In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. 




Peace Walk and Vigil 

6:30 p.m. - Every Wed. 

Meet at Downtown Berkeley  

Bart Station 

Join us for a peace walk  

along Shattuck Avenue for one hour. 




Thursday, September 19  

Freedom From Tobacco 

6 to 8 p.m. 

South Berkeley Senior Center  

A quit smoking class. First of six Thursday evenings through Oct. 24.  


Free to Berkeley and Albany residents, students and employees. 


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 


Buddhist Peace Fellowship with The Deer Park Monastery - Public Lecture 

7 p.m.  

Berkeley Community Theater  

1930 Allston Way  

Join Vietnamese peace activist Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn for a public lecture, “Deep Listening: the heart of compassionate action.” 


$20 suggested donation  


Saturday, September 21 

Buddhist Peace Fellowship with The Deer Park Monastery - Public Lecture 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Lake Merritt, Oakland  

Join Vietnamese peace activist Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn for a public lecture; “Coming Home: a day of community and healing”. 



BREAD and Roses Garden Party 

1 to 5 p.m. 

Peralta Community Garden, Berkeley 

Hopkins & Peralta, Wheelchair accessible  

BREAD's birthday party - five years of dismantling corporate rule through local currency. 


$12 advance, $15 door  

low-income rate $10 


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.  




Memorizing Windows 

8 p.m.  

Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St.  

Dancer Lucinda Weaver and writer Alan Bern host an evening of dance, poetry and stories. 

526-7901 or 


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. 



East Bay Shoreline Clean Up to 12 p.m. 

Sea Breeze Market and Deli  

meeting/staging area. 

On the corner of West Frontage Rd. and University Ave., Berkeley. 

Arrive promptly to sign appropriate waivers , get coffee and listen to safety talk. We will provide bags, tally cards and a raffle of donated prizes; groups of ten or more need to pre-register by calling 644-8623. 






Sunday, Semptember 22 

Yoga/Tibetan Jack van der Meulen on “The Theory and Practice of Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga.”” 

3 to 5 p.m. - Introduction; 6 to 7 p.m.- Lecture by Jack van der Meulen 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Place 

Kum Nye is a system of movement, breath, and awareness exercises. 




Tuesday, September 24 

Sustainable Business Alliance of the East Bay 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Panoramic Room of the Gaia Building in Berkeley 

Reception and talk by Mal Warwick of Mal Warwick Associates, entitled: “You Don’t Have to Choose: How One Company Does Good While Doing Well” 


Members $8, Non-Members $12 


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