Today at Berkeley Lab

Limited Quantity of Free Dickens Christmas Fair Tickets Available

Dave Batzloff of the IT Division has free tickets for the fair on the first two weekends (Nov. 22-23 and 28-30), while supplies last. The fair takes place in San Francisco’s Cow Palace. Batzloff is an actor who portrays Mr. Fezziwig. E-mail Batzloff for tickets. More>

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A ‘Celebration of Life’ Event for ALS Retiree Bob Miller

The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Albany Tap Room. Miller, who passed away in October, was a long-time Lab employee and Advanced Light Source staff member. He retired from the Lab in 2000. Contact Gerard Menut for more information. Go here for a remembrance of Miller.

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Veterans Honored at Inaugural Luncheon

Around 30 veterans attended from various branches of the military. UC Berkeley’s Army ROTC (pictured) performed the “Presentation of Colors,” and Lab COO Glenn Kubiak addressed the group, thanking them for their service. Go here for more and to view photos from the event.

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Veterans Day Screening of ‘Honor Flight’

The film — to be shown from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium — looks at a group citizens from a Midwestern community who unite to send a group of surviving World War II veterans to Washington D.C. for the official unveiling of the WWII memorial in 2004. Popcorn will be served. More>

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Artisans Sought for Dec. 10 Holiday Craft Fair

Past fairs have featured a variety of handmade goods, including jewelry, photography, art glass, candles, baked goods, jams and jellies, hand sewn crafts, hand knitted and crocheted items, paintings, and pottery. A small fee is charged to host a booth. To participate, contact Robin Mitchell.

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Fabric of Lab’s Diversity Showcased at Cultural Festival

The event featured music, dance, food, and information booths, all celebrating the diversity of the Lab community.

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Cultural Festival is Today; Special Bay View Café Menu Offered

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria plaza. The café will offer four “street food” stations, with $4 entrees. They include German bratwurst with and sauerkraut, chicken gyros, braised pork carnitas tacos, and Tandoori chicken wraps. Go here to learn more about today’s festival.

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Solar Eclipse as Viewed From the Advanced Light Source

The ALS patio is a great place to take photos of the Bay, but it’s also a choice spot for capturing celestial events. Public Affair’s Kelly Owen took this shot during the solar eclipse last week, on Oct. 23. She heard a nearby plane and waited patiently, hoping it would cross in front of the sun.
Though the pilot didn’t hear her plea, their course still created a dramatic shot.

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Take Part in the Halloween-Themed JGI Runaround on Oct. 30

The annual JGI Runaround is a three km walk/run event starts at 11 a.m. in the JGI courtyard in Walnut Creek. In keeping with this year’s Halloween theme, participants are invited to come in costume. Prizes will be awarded for best times and costume. For more information, contact Christine Naca.

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Tomorrow is UC Food Day; Famers Market on Campus

As part of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, campuses across the system are hosting event. UC Berkeley will conduct a farmers market on Dwinelle Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 24), which as been designated “Food Day.” Go here to view a complete calendar of activities.

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