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Berkeley This Week

Friday August 15, 2003


Reception for New BHS Principal, Jim Slemp The Berkeley High School PTA cordially invites the Berkeley High Community to a reception welcoming new BHS Principal Jim Slemp to Berkeley, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Community Theater on the BHS campus. Light refreshments will be served. To volunteer or for more information call Barbara Coleman, 704-9939. 

Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! Open to all youth familiar with the games, at 2 p.m. in the Story Room at the Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge. 981-6223. 

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.  


City of Berkeley Party For Your Health A free day-long health fair starting at 11 a.m. with information and activities on nutrition and fitness, breastfeeding, HIV, children’s head start, blood pressure checks, cholesterol/diabetes screening. Workshops, presentations, health food samples, children activities and live music. At San Pablo Park Community Center, 2800 Park St. For information call Joy Moore, 981-5364.  

Berkeley Association of Neighborhood Associations meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 587-3257. 

Tribute to Barbara Lee and Ron Dellums and fundraiser to combat HIV/AIDS in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 5188 Coronado Ave., near 51st and Broadway. Cost is $20. 329-1314. 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Disaster First Aid, 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 call 981-5506. 

Summer Days and Nights in Albany, a small-town street fair, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Solano and San Pablo Aves. Features live entertainment including music, a lion dance, jugglers, and more. 525-1771.  

The Importance and Magic of Butterflies in the Garden A free presentation, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with butterfly experts Andy Liu and Sally Levinson. Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden by creating caterpillar habitat. The presentation will include an amazing lifecycle video and live specimens of all life stages. This is a fragrance-free event. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, etc. Held at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-3333. 

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College will hold an Open House from 9:45 to noon at 2550 Shattuck Ave. For more information or to register please call 666-8248. 


From Sheep To Sweater What happens to the sheep fleece? Find out as we demonstrate carding, spinning, weaving, felting and knitting, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Free. Wheelchair accessible. 525-2233.    

Urban Habitat Bicycle Ride  

Hop on your cycle and pedal to the restored wetlands of Oakland’s Arrowhead Marsh. Easy, flat, and accessible by public transit! 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 415-255-3233. 

Free Hands-on Bicycle Repair Clinic, at 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Tibetan Buddhism, Robin Caton on “Sacred Breath” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 

Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video Free gathering 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. 


Teachers’ Eco-Networking Lunch High school and middle school teachers interested in environmental education are invited to EarthTeam’s 3rd annual luncheon, co-sponsored by the CREEC Network and UCB’s Env. Sci. Teaching Program at 11:30 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, entrance on Dana. The free event will include a panel of teachers, each making short presentations about their areas of expertise, followed by questions and answers. For information call 925-274-3669. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 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. Sandy Nunn from Hospice will talk about their work and how you may want to volunteer. 845-6830. 

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


“Good Morning Berkeley!” a networking event, from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. The speaker will be Cynthia Meyer of Merrill Lynch, Oakland, on “Earn What You Deserve: 5 Practical Strategies for Developing Harmony with Money.” Cost is $10. At The Jazzcaffe, 2085 Addison. Wheelchair accessible. 843-8868.  

Berkeley Unified School Board meets at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Sta- 

tion, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. 

Native American Games Make and play with traditional games of California Indians, including tule dolls, cricket, Indian football, stick dice and steal the stick, from noon to 2 p.m. at Lawrence Hall of Science. 463-5961.  


Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. Join fellow human rights activists to help promote social justice one individual at a time. 872-0768. 

Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. For information call 548-0425. 

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Hide-A-Way Café, 6430 Telegraph Ave. For information call Fred Garvey, 925-682-1111, ext. 164. 

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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Meetings are held every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information on ways to get involved please call 644-2204.  

Community Dances, traditional English and American dances, at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, $9. 7 p.m. first Sunday, $10. Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. 233-5065. 


“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Jennifer Stone and David Solnit at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Donation $5. Wheel- 

chair accessible. 415-927-1645. 

Friends of Strawberry Creek will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the West Berkeley Public Library Community Room, 1125 Uni- 

versity Ave., across from the Adult School. To confirm call 987-0668 or or or 848-7128. 

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

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

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


Free Marketing Workshops, sponsored by Sisters Headquarters, for women entrepreneurs, every Wed. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 643 17th St. Oakland. For information call 238-1100. 

Vista Community College Program for Adult Education (PACE) Enrollment through Sept. 6. PACE is a college alternative for adults with job and family responsibilities. Enrollment in American Sign Language classes is also being accepted. For information call 981-2864 or 981-2800 or email  

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. Call for an appointment, 428-2357. 

Free Energy Bill Payment Assistance The City of Berkeley has money to help low-income households pay their gas and electric bills. For applications and more information, contact the Energy Office at 644-8544. TDD: 981-6903. 


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon., Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. us/commissions/humane 

Commission on Labor meets Wed., Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at Berkeley Work-Source, 1950 Addison St., Suite 105. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. 

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. 


Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thurs., Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. 

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Aug. 21, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.