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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 15, 2003


Free Emergency Prepared- 

ness Class on Disaster First Aid, for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., be- 

tween 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at 

us/fire/oes or call 981-5506. 

Peach/Stone Fruit Tasting at the Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. B. K. Bose will speak on “Yoga for Health” at 10:30 a.m. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Twilight Tour: Magnificent Monocots Anthony Garza talks about interesting and unusual grasses and succulents, at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Registration required. 643-2755. 

Aquatic Park Natural Habitat and Lagoon Water Quality Study by Laurel Marcus & Associates, will be discussed at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Public comments welcome! For information call 981-6437. 

South Berkeley Mural Project Community members in South Berkeley are coming together to create a neighborhood mural on the side of the Grove Liquor Store on the corner of Ashby Ave. and MLK, Jr. Way. Meet at 7 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information on ways to get involved call 644-2204. 

Free Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling Class Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards and conduct lead-safe re- 

novations for your older home, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Temes- 

cal Branch Library, 5205 Tele- 

graph Ave, North Oakland. For information or to register call the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 567-8280.  

Free Feldenkrais ATM Classes for adults 55 and older at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose. For information call 848-5143. 527-5332. 

Community Dances, traditional English and American dances, 8 p.m. at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. Cost is $9. 233-5065. 

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets at 7:15 a.m. at Hide-A-Way Café, 6430 Telegraph Ave. For information call Fred Garvey, 925-682-1111, ext. 164. 


EBMUD Water Tunnel Construction Project Informational Meeting at 7 p.m. at Chabot Canyon Racquet Club, 7040 Chabot Rd, Oakland. 287-1301. 

Friends of Strawberry Creek will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the West Berkeley Public Library Community Room, 1125 University Ave., across from the Adult School. To confirm call 987-0668 or or or 848-7128. 

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

Lawyers in the Library, at 6 p.m. in the Claremont Branch, Benvenue at Ashby, 981-6280. 


Cirque Noir Benefit for ACCI Gallery, a silent and live auction from 6 to 10 p.m. at ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave. Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple. Reservations suggested, 843-2527. 

So How’d You Become an Activist, with Tony Serra and Mary Ann Tenuto at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Donation $5. Wheel- 

chair accessible. 415-927-1645. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310, 845-1143. 

Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue, gather at noon on the grass close to the West Entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 496-6000, ext. 135. 

Bastille Day Waltz Ball, lessons at 7 p.m., dancing with the Baguette Quartette at 9 p.m. at the International House, 2299 Piedmont. Cost is $20 at the door. 650-326-6265. 


Berkeley Bay Trail Grand Opening Ceremony, at 11 a.m. at the southwest corner of University Ave. and West Frontage Rd., at the base of the pedestrian overpass. For information call Lisa Caronna, director of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront at 981-6700. 

YMCA Day 100th anniversary of the Berkeley/Albany YMCA. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entertainment and health screening at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

Drawing in the Garden Art Class with Rita Petit. Drawing with paper and pencil. Peralta Community Garden, Hopkins and Peralta. No charge, donations gratefully accepted. 665-8466.  

Free Gardening Class on Blooming Perennials and Shrubs, with Aerin Moore, at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-1992. 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Earthquake Retrofitting, for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 812 Page St. Register on-line at or by calling 981-5506. 

“Supressed Histories, Priestesses,” a slideshow by Max Dashu at 7:30 p.m. at Redwood Gardens Community Room, 2951 Derby St. Cost is $10-$15. Wheelchair accessible. 654-9298. 

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Open House with Dr. Andrew Karozos at 1:30 p.m. Open house begins at 10 a.m. at 2550 Shattuck Ave. Registration required. 666-8248.  


Community Labyrinth Peace Walk, facilitated by Singer/ 

Songwriter/Activist Margie Adam, 2 p.m., North Berkeley Senior Center. Join Margie and a growing number of people who have found that walking the labyrinth, individually and in community, offers a powerful way to ground and focus healing and peace and justice work in the world. Free. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the East Bay Labyrinth Project. 526-7377. 

Summer Sunday at the Peralta Community Garden Café, live music, poetry and refreshments, from 2 to 5 p.m. Since the Community Garden Café will be operated as a non-commercial grassroots effort it is dependent on volunteers and donations for performers and refreshments. Suggestions for programs and performers are welcome. Please contact Karl Linn at 841-3757. 

Lee Nichol on “Thought, Symbol, and Space” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  

Top of the Bay Family Day, Sand Sculpting Forget the beach, head for the hills to create the sand castle of your dreams, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Professional sand sculptor Kirk Rademaker hosts this hands-on outdoor workshop. For all ages. Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive. 643-5961. www.  

Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video Free gatherings, at 7:30 p.m. to hear the words of the author of “The Power of Now” at the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. 547-2024. 


Berkeley Partners for Parks meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Corporation Yard’s meeting room, 1326 Allston Way., 

Berkeley CopWatch meets at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


Marine Biology Classes for students age 8 to 10, Tues., July 15 to Fri., July 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave., at the Marina. Cost is $45. For information call 644-8623.  

Summer Fun Camps for Children and Teens, from age five and up, are offered at Berkeley recreation centers and include such activities as arts and crafts, swimming and tennis lessons, yoga, organized sports and games, and field trips. Program runs through August 22, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee, including lunch and snack, is $77 per week for Berkeley residents. Pick up applications at the Camps Office, 2016 Center St. 981-5150. 

Echo Lake Youth Camp for ages 6 - 12 at Echo Lake, near South Lake Tahoe. One week sessions are offered through August 22. Cost is $235 per session. For registration information please visit the Camps Office at 2016 Center St., or call 981-5150. 

Free Energy Conservation Retrofits for Berkeley Residents CA Youth Energy Services is a nonprofit sponsored by the City of Berkeley that trains and employs high school students to provide conservation retrofits. Work includes weatherstripping, replacing lightbulbs with CFLs, cleaning refrigerator coils, replacing faucet aerators and showerheads with low-flow devices, installing earthquake preparedness measures, and a comprehensive audit. Available to home owners and renters. Call for an appointment, 428-2357. 

Free Quit Smoking Class on six Monday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m., starting July 14th, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. To register contact the Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Program, 981-5330 or 

National HIV Testing Month The City of Berkeley offers free HIV testing. Drop in Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 6 to 8:30 p.m., during July, at 830 University Ave. at 6th St. For other days and times call the HIV Testing Information Line at 981-5380.  


City Council meets Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. in City Council hambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

Berkeley Housing Authority meets Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 


Citizens Humane Commission meets Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. 

Commission on Aging meets Wednesday, July 16, meets at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. 

Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. 

Design Review Committee meets Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. 


Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. 

Transportation Commission meets Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.