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Sep
9
Sat
Young People’s Chamber Orchestra @ Young People's Chamber Orchestra
Sep 9 2017 – May 4 2018 all-day
Nov
22
Wed
Energy Commission Meeting @ South Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Date: 3/22/2017 Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Cost: 0 Contact: Billi Romain, Commisson Secretary Telephone: (510) 981-7432 Sponsor: City of Berkeley Venue Name: North Berkeley Senior Center Location: 1901 Hearst Ave Website: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Commissions__Energy_Commission_Homepage.aspx Regular meeting of the Energy Commission.

Nov
23
Thu
Short Stories & Essays @ Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Nov 23 @ 11:15 am – 11:15 am

Short Stories & EssaysThursdaysIn this class, students read and discuss contemporary short stories and essays. Learn not only to become a more analytical reader, but to relate ideas in texts to personal experiences in order to shed light on these short works. With facilitator George Porter.  Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.Cost: $35/semester

Current Events @ Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Current EventsThursdaysThis discussion group is aimed at keeping all involved on top of current “hot button” issues. Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected. Explore social, political, and economic issues in the news around the world. With instructor George Porter.  Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.Cost: $35/semester

Nov
26
Sun
Soul Sanctuary Dance – Weekly Family-friendly Freestyle Dance @ Ashkenaz
Nov 26 all-day

Soul Sanctuary Dance is Berkeley’s weekly Sunday midday family-friendly community dance since 2003, with an irresistible blend of soul, world music, funk, reggae, latin, pop, rock, blues, & more at Berkeley’s Ashkenaz. Children of all ages and adults on the dance floor; everyone dances how they want to dance – no need to know any steps. Music not too loud; shoes optional.Free organic fruit after the dance.Sundays 11am-1pm (with rare exceptions – check the website.)Shoes optional! Wheelchair accessible.Please no scents. For more info, see: www.soulsanctuarydance.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90018318065/

Nov
27
Mon
Zero Waste Commission Regular Meeting @ South Senior Center
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Date: 3/27/2017 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cost: Free Contact: Heidi Obermeit Telephone: 510-981-6357 Sponsor: City of Berkeley Venue Name: North Berkeley Senior Center Location: 1901 Hearst Ave Regular monthly meeting of the Zero Waste Commission

Nov
29
Wed
Civic Arts Commission Meeting @ South Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Date: 3/22/2017 Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Cost: free Contact: Mary Ann Merker Telephone: 5109817533 Sponsor: Civic Arts Commission Venue Name: North Berkeley Senior Center Location: 1901 Hearst Ave Website: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/City_Manager/Civic_Arts/Civic_Arts_Homepage.aspx

Dec
2
Sat
Parent’s Night Out @ Brushstrokes Studio, Inc.
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On the first Saturday evening of the month (second Saturday in July) you can drop your kids off for a pottery and pizza night while you get a night out! There are many great restaurants within walking distance of Brushstrokes including in the 4th Street District and the Gilman District. Kids will paint a piece of pottery, enjoy a pizza dinner and games.  Ages 8 and upTime: 6 pm – 8:30 pmDate: First Saturdays of the Month

Dec
4
Mon
Personnel Board meeting @ South Senior Center
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Date: 6/5/2017 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cost: Free Contact: Sarah Reynoso Telephone: (510) 981-6800 Sponsor: Personnel Board Venue Name: North Berkeley Senior Center Location: 1901 Hearst Ave Website: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=13064 Mission:Advises the City Manager on personnel policy and administration.  Conducts hearings to assist in resolving complaints of unrepresented employees.  Council shall appoint one of its members as liaison.

Dec
5
Tue
Freight Open Mic @ Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The longest running open stage in the Bay Area now has free admission. Also, for this evening’s open mic, performance spots will be assigned via a lottery system, not “first-come, first-served.”Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:A lottery will be held shortly after doors at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30.Admission is free for all.Solo performers get to play one song; groups get to play two songs. Management reserves the right to award a performer an extra song now and then, for any reason management deems appropriate.Please be ready to perform when your turn comes up. Please limit your introduction to 30 seconds.BONUS: Anyone performers and audience alike who stays until the end of the night is entitled to a FREE TICKET to an upcoming Freight show of their choice. Shows that are sold out or close to being sold out are excluded from this offer.Tune up, drop in, go on!