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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 22, 2003


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) works 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.  


Mayan Calendar New Year Celebration from noon to 9 p.m. at the MLK, Jr. Civic Center Park. Sponsored by the New Times Peace Movement. 763-6069. 

Interviews in the Canyons Film interviews with civilian Zapatista leaders at 7:30 p.m. at the Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. 841-4824. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. wibber-, 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. 


18th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival, at Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

“The Palestinian Crisis: Another Nakba in the Making,” with Anne Gwynne, special correspondent for KPFA’s Flashpoints and volunteer with the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, joined by Hatem Bazian of UC Berkeley, and KPFA’s “Flashpoints” host Dennis Bernstein, at 7 p.m. at 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley. Donations welcome. For more information call 465-4092. 

Berkeley Youth Alternatives Parent Group is sponsoring a bus trip to River Rock Casino as a fundraiser for fieldtrips and activities for Berkeley youth in the BYA program. The bus will leave BYA located at 1255 Allston Way at 7:45 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. The cost of tickets is $20 per person and you will receive $15 cash back. For additonal information please call 845-0155.  

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Basic Personal Preparedness, for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at or by calling 981-5506. 


18th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival, at Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Global Environmental Issues and Solutions with David Seaborg at 10:30 a.m. at the Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. 841-4824. 

“Iraqi Freedom from Debt Act,” a discussion with Marie Clark, national coordinator for Jubilee USA Network, on current legislation before Congress to cancel the international debts of Iraq, at 5 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St. at Cedar. 528-0105. 

Permaculture Workshop Series Ongoing workshops at the Berkeley Eco-House, 1305 Hopkins St. 465-9439. 

Art Installations in the Peralta Community Garden Tour of the garden’s art work from 2 to 5 p.m. Karl Linn will speak on the concept of the garden. Also tour the Ohlone Greenway mural, EcoHouse and the Karl Linn Community Garden. Wheelchair accessible. Peralta Community Garden, Hopkins and Peralta. 

ReGENERATION - A New Alternative to School Community Learning Service will hold information sessions for this independent study program for learners age 12-17, at 3 p.m. at Cafe Eclectica, 1309 Solano Ave., Albany. For more information call 524-0245. 

“Cultivating the Perfection of Generosity” with Lama Palzang and Pema Gellek at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  

Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are sponsored by the Berkeley City Club and the Landmark Heritage Foundation. Donations welcome. The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave. For group reservations or more information, call 848-7800 or 883-9710. 

Argentine Tango Lessons with Oscar Mandagaran. Beginners at 11 a.m., intermediate at 2 p.m. Benefit Milonga and class at 8 p.m. Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Rd. 655-3585. 


Berkeley CopWatch meets at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


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  

Community Food Drive Make a cash or food donation to the Safeway/ABC7 Summer Food Drive, benefiting the Alameda County Community Food Bank and its 300 member agencies. The food drive will help thousands of local low-income children who lose access to school meal programs during summer vacation. Now through August 9, put nutritious, nonperishable food donations in the red food collection barrels in all Alameda County Safeway stores or make a cash donation at Safeway check-out stands. For more information or to sign up to host a barrel, call 834-3663, ext. 318 or visit  

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. 

Marine Biology Classes for ages 5 to 7, Tues. July 29 through Fri. Aug. 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave, at the Berkeley Marina. Adults must accompany 5 year olds. Cost is $45 for four days. To register call 644-8623. 

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, 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. 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.  


Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Phil Kamlarz, 981-7006. us/commissions/budget 

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 Wed- 

nesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. Carol Lopes, 981-5514. 


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.   

Solid Waste Management Commission meets Monday July 28, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. Becky Dowdakin, 981-6357.