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Berkeley This Week

Friday July 18, 2003


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 scre- 

ening at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

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. 

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.  

“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. 


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. 


St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830. 

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

Lawyers in the Library, at 6 p.m. in the West Branch, University above San Pablo, 981-6270.  


Botanical Garden Twilight Tours: A Walk in California with horticulturist Nathan Smith at 5:30 p.m. Free for members, $5 for non-members. UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. Registration required. 643-2755.  

Berkeley Food Policy Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. The Berkeley Food Policy Council (BFPC) is a coalition of residents, non-profit agencies, community groups, school district and city agencies to increase community food access and help build a healthy regional food system. Everyone is welcome. For information call Penny Leff, 548-3333.  

California Power: The Big Picture and How We Fit In, with Nettie Hoge, Executive Director, The Utility Reform Network, (TURN), at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Ber- 

keley Gray Panthers. 548-9696. 

South Berkeley Mural Project Community members 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 at 7 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios, 1923 Ashby Ave. 644-2204.  

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

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. 


Organic Farmers’ Market from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Ele- 

phant Pharmacy parking lot, 1607 Shattuck Ave., at Cedar. 548-3333. 

“Science in the ‘Hood’” Rich Bolecek will speak about a community based, educational after-school program designed to decrease violence, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St. Rich Bolecek started and is the coordinator of this program which allows at-risk youth to develop positive skills in a tinkerer’s workshop with hands-on science, woodworking, art and other activities, using non-violent conflict resolution techniques.  


Vista Community College Program for Adult Education (PACE) Enrollment through Sept. 6. PACE is a college alternative for adults with job and family responsibilities. For information call 981-2864 or 981-2800 or email Marilyn Clausen at  

Summer Fun Camps for Children and Teens, from age five and up, are offered at Berkeley recreation centers and include 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. Applications available 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. 

The Bay Area Shakespeare Camp for children 7-13 years of age covering casting, staging, costuming, and performing, in a series of five, 2-week sessions ending August 22. Sponsored by the Bay Area Shakespeare Camp and the Oakland East Bay Shakespeare Festival, in cooperation with the City of Berkeley Parks Recreation & Waterfront Dept. Camp will be held at John Hinkel Park, Southampton Pl. at Arlington Ave. The cost is $340 per session. Scholarships are available for eligible participants in Berkeley Recreation Programs. Call 981-5150 for scholarship details. To register for the camp, or for more information, please call 415-422-2222, or 800-978-PLAY. 

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.  


Civic Arts Commission meets Wednesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533. 

Disaster Council meets Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. Carol Lopes, 981-5514. us/commissions/disaster 

Energy Commission meets Wednesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo, 981-5434.  

Mental Health Commission meets Wednesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., at 2640 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Harvey Turek, 981-5213.  

Planning Commission meets Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. 

Police Review Commission meets Wednesday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950. 

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m., at 1900 Sixth St. Iris Starr, 981-7520.  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.