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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday April 01, 2003

Berkeley Camera Club meets every Tuesday at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Call Don, 525-3565. 

Household Energy Conservation Class begins at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Topics include do-it-yourself insulation, weatherization and metering, appliance use, and law and no-cost solutions to energy problems. 


Self Assessment for Career Change, a four-part workshop for people contemplating career change, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through April 22. Cost is $85 for YWCA members; $95 nonmembers. For preregistration contact Leah Antignas 848-6370. Class held at the YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way. 

Brown Bag Career Talk 

Dual Career Couples: Tips and Tools for Making it Work, a session with career counselor Alan Hochman, from noon to 1 p.m. at the YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft. Cost is $3. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil gathers at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. walk. Meet in downtown Berkeley at the BART station at Shattuck Ave. and Center St. 528-9217. 

Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. Come join other human rights activists to promote social justice. 872-0768. 

Community Dances in Berkeley, with traditional English and American dance, take place at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. Cost is $9. Also the first Sunday of the month at 7 p.m.; cost is $10. Call Mary at 233-5065. 

Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM holds a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190. 

UC Berkeley Stop the War Coalition meets at 7 p.m. at 

109 Dwinelle Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus. 

Fourth Annual Seed Swap of the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Meet local gardeners and trade seed. Also, free seed giveaways and a short talk on seed saving. Bring seed, pens and envelopes or come with a commitment to bring seed back to the Interchange Library. Call 548-2220 ext 233. 

Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue, sponsored by members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, begins at noon on the grass near the west entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. People of all traditions welcome.  

496-6000, ext.135. 

No War Rally, sponsored by the Coalition for Peace and Justice, meets at 11 a.m. at Mosswood Park, MacArthur Blvd. and Broadway. March begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1:30 p.m. rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th St. and Broadway. 654-6966. 

Sick Plant Clinic takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr.  

Experts will diagnose your plant woes as part of this free service. 643-2755. 

Block Captain’s Workshop on Disaster Preparedness begins at 6 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 2100 MLK Way. This annual event encourages contact between neighborhood block organizers. Call Community Services Bureau, 981-5808. 

Women In Black Vigil, held daily from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph Ave. 

548-6310, 845-1143. 

Residential Energy Conservation Contest, deadline April 10. If you are a Berkeley resident who has reduced your electrical energy use and has lived in the same location for at least one year you are eligible to enter the Berkeley Unplugged II contest and win one of several prizes. Winners will be announced at Berkeley Earth Day, April 19. For information and registration:, telephone 981-5435, or TDD 981-6903. 

Free Disaster Preparedness Classes, offered by the Berkeley Office of Emergency Services. Topics include basic personal preparedness, disaster first aid, light search and rescue, fire suppression, disaster mental health, shelter operations  

and earthquake retrofitting. 

Register online at or call 981-5605. 

Theater of the Oppressed 

with Julie Sparling, M.Ed. 

Theater of the Oppressed uses movement, storytelling and tableauz to explore how images of one’s personal experience reflect universal issues of power and change. Takes place at the YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Way, on Sundays April 6 through May 4 (excluding April 20), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost varies from $90 to $140. UC Berkeley Racial Justice program. 594-1377. 

Spring Break Theater Lab 

for middle school students, session one from April 7 to 11; session two from April 14 to 18. Runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curriculum includes clowning/acrobatics, acting, improv, musical theater and hip hop. Cost is $250. 647-2978. 

City Council Special Meeting, April 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at City Council chambers, 2134 MLK Way. Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

City Council meets April 1 at 7 p.m. at City Council chambers, 2134 MLK Way. 

Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets April 7 at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers, 2134 MLK Way. Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113.  

Commission on the Status of Women meets April 2 at 

7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 

1901 Hearst Ave. Ruby Primus, 981-5160.  

Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets April 3 at 7 p.m. at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461.  

Fire Safety Commission meets April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. David Orth, 981-5502.  

Housing Advisory Commission meets April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. Oscar Sung, 981-5410.  

Landmarks Preservation Commission meets April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Gisele Sorensen, 981-7419.  

Peace and Justice Commission meets April 7 at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Manuel Hector, 981-5510.  

Public Works Commission meets April 3 at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 

Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406.  

Youth Commission meets April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670.