Saturday, August 17
Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (BANA) Meeting
9:l5 a.m. to ll a.m.
Live Oak Park, Fireside Room, l30l Shattuck Ave.
Citywide meeting concerning local issues. All are welcome.
849-46l9 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cajun & More Festival
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Civic Center Park, Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
4 live bands, crafts fair, outdoor dance floor, micro-brewery beer, Cajun food and free Cajun dance lessons.
"The Kids on the Block"
1:30 to 2:30 p.m
Children's Hospital, Hall of Health, 2230 Shattuck Ave.
Award-winning educational puppet troupe presents puppet show promoting acceptance and understanding of physical, cultural, mental and medical differences.
Tour for Blind, Low-Vision
10:30 a.m. to noon
Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch
3rd Floor Meeting Rm, 2090 Kittredge St.
Tour of the new central branch for blind and low-vision patrons.
Author Reading and Signing:
Eastwind Books, 2066 University Ave., Berkeley
Meet Hawaiian author Haunani-Kay Trask.
Cajun & More
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Berkeley Farmers' Market
Center Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Four Live Bands, crafts fair, Cajun food, dance lessons, micro-brewery beer & dance floor.
Sunday, August 18
Bike Tours of Historic Oakland
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oakland Museum of California, 10th St. entrance, at Fallon
Leisurely paced 5 1/2 mile bike tour about Oakland's history and architecture, led by docents.
Free: Reservations Required
Learn about research resources available from the S.F. Bay Area Jewish Genealogy Society. Open to all.
Berkeley-Richmond JCC, 1414 Walnut St.
For info visit www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs
Top of the Bay Family Days
1 to 3 p.m.
Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive, above UC campus
Enjoy an afternoon outdoor concert in our family picnic area as well as art and science activities and hands-on exhibits inside LHS.
Monday, August 19
Berkeley Citizens Sunshine
Downtown library: Meeting Room A, Kittredge and Shattuck Ave.
Meeting to discuss better access to city government and school administration.
Berkeley Ecological and Safe Transportation (BEST)
6 to 8 p.m.
Central Library, Kitteredge St. and Shattuck
Group joins pedestrians, bicyclists, mass transit users and land-use advocates. Topics of discussion include: Berkeley height initiative, pedestrian issues and employer incentive plans. Potluck.
Food Addicts in Recovery
Herrick Campus, Alta Bates Hospital, Dwight Way
A free 12-step recovery program for individuals who suffer from overeating, bulimia, anorexia and obsession with food. Morning and evening meetings are held seven days a week. See web site for schedule.
(800) 600-6028, www.foodaddicts.org
Parkinson's Support Group
10 a.m. to noon
North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St.
Guest speakers, gentle exercises, treatment updates and experience sharing for those with Parkinson's disease. Care-givers and families are welcome.
Tuesday, August 20
Berkeley Camera Club
Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda
Share slides, prints with other photographers.
Berkeley Special Education
Parents Network (BSPED)
7 to 9 p.m.
Ala Costa Center, 1300 Rose St.
Guest, BUSD Superintendent Michele Lawrence will answer questions regarding re organization of the BUSD Special Education administration and the new Special Education Task Force comprised of parents, teachers, professionals and administrators. BSPED meets each month.
Escape to the Wine Country:
California’s Napa, Sonoma and
Fodor’s text by Thom Elkjer, photography by Robert Homes
Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave.
Slide presentation and talk on the best wineries, vineyards, activities and dramatic countryside found in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino County.
Thursday, August 22
Free Melanoma Update
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Summit North Pavilion, Cafeteria Annex B & C, 350 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland
Information on melanoma skin cancer, detection and treatment.
Friday, August 23
Teen Playreaders present Bizarre Shorts
Through Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library - North Branch
1170 The Alameda
Playreaders present 20 short, bizarre plays, contemporary and classic.
Saturday, August 24
Berkeley Art Project Celebration
2 to 6 p.m.
Berkeley Art Project on the corner of Adeline St. and Stuart St.
Event to gather community support for long-time Berkeley artist co-op. Festivities include puppet show, art raffle, silly animals, jugglers, music, free ice cream.
UC Berkeley Circle K Garage Sale
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday)
Berkeley ACE Hardware parking lot, 2145 University Ave.
Garage sale fundraiser held by UC Berkeley, non-profit community service organization to raise money for pediatric trauma patients.
Fuel Cell Car Experiments
1 to 3 p.m.
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Campus (Just below Grizzly Peak Blvd.)
Observe a miniature car operating on solar energy and water, and help conduct physics experiments to learn more about this environmentally friendly new technology. For ages 12 and up.
Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for youth; $4 for children 3-4
Free for children under 3
Vegan Food Party
Lake Anza in Tilden Park
Social, food party event presented by Contra Costa Vegetarians and SFBAVeg.
Free with Vegan dish
Sunday, August 25
Noon to 5 p.m.
Durant Ave., between Telegraph Ave. and Bowditch Ave.
Live music, beer and wine garden, street artists, community booths, art and prizes.
649-9500 or www.telegraphyberkeley.org for information, booth space or to volunteer
Tuesday, August 27
A House of Straw: a Natural
Building Odyssey Slideshow
7 to 9 p.m.
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo
Carolyn Roberts presents slides and talks about her experiences building her straw bale house.
548-2220 Ext. 233
Thursday, August 29
2nd Annual LGBT Elders
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Unitarian Church, 685 14th St., Oakland
Workshops and conference for LGBT elders to learn about senior services.
$20 registration, no one denied for lack of funds
Saturday, August 31
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Auditions (Wind, Brass, Percussion)
Laney College Music Dept., Fallon St., Oakland
Berkeley Youth Orchestra will audition musicians aged 10-15 for the 2002-2003 season.
For an application or more information call Penny Boys at 540-0812 or e-mail her at email@example.com