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Summer ESL 2017 Certificate requests: due 7/31/17


We are approaching the end of the SELS classes! If you are interested in receiving a certificate for the completion of ESL 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or W9 course, please read carefully read and complete the request form. Requests are due by MONDAY, JULY 31 and payment dates are TUESDAY, JULY 25 – MONDAY, JULY 31, 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only. Shot 2017-07-25 at 4.08.35 PM

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Join us for square dancing this Tuesday 08/01, from 7-9pm at 237 Hearst! #yeehaw #sels #sels2017 #berkeley

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Oakland Museum of California – Fri, 7/28

This Friday learn about California culture, history, art, and natural sciences! There will be a DJ playing live funk and acrobat music and food trucks. Students can get in with your student ID for only $9!

Check out flyer for more details. See ya there!

OMCA Friday Night Event

Variety Show: This Wednesday!

Presenting … VARIETY SHOW!

It’s open to ALL students and faculty. Bring on your A-game, jokes, talents, or just yourself to this lively fun-filled event. You don’t want to miss this!

Check flyer for more details.

Contact to sign up and more information. Hope to see you there!


Square Dancing event — Tuesday, 8/1/17

Come stop by our SQUARE DANCING event, next Tuesday on August 1 from 7-9PM at 237 Hearst Gym!

Featuring live music performed by your SELS faculty and staff. No sign-ups necessary, just drop in and join the fun!

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Free Introductory Sailboat Ride: Sunday, July 23, 1-4PM

Looking for something to do on Sunday? Cal Sailing will be holding a FREE introductory sailboat ride this weekend: Sunday, July 23

Cal Sailing will offer FREE introductory sailboat rides to the general public aboard their fleet of keelboats and dinghies. Children must be at least 5 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Free rides available from 1-4pm.

It is recommended to arrive on the early side (1PM). Bus 51B (Be sure to get on the one heading to Berkeley Marina, not Amtrak) will get you to the Marina in 15 minutes from downtown Berkeley. Depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may end before 4pm.

West Side Story — free outdoor screening on July 29

West Side Story


Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins (Great Britain, United States, 1961)


West Side Story is the first of two films playing on the BAMPFA outdoor screen this summer in Screen Play: A Free Outdoor Festival of Theater on Film, presented in collaboration with Berkeley Rep and the Downtown Berkeley Association. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and come early for live music with the All of Us trio playing favorites from the musical! Refreshments from Babette will be available.

“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way . . .” In West Side Story , the gang’s all here: the Jets and their neighborhood nemesis the Sharks in the back alleys of late-fifties NYC. They’re finger-snappin’ tough and rowdy—JDs down to their white Ts and leather. And, sure, the beatings are backed by beats composed by Leonard Bernstein, and when they rumble, the stompin’ is to the so-cool choreography of Jerome Robbins. But the West Side is the domain of youth struggling with a “social disease” that’s part poverty, part parents, and part passion. West Side Story is the dizzying rush of youth that knows no bounds.

Saturday, July 29
8:00 Live music
8:30 Film screening (155 min.)


BAMPFA’s outdoor screen is on Addison Street at Oxford. Seating is on the (closed) street, so bring a lawn chair, cushion, or blanket!

Performers needed: The First Ever Summer English Language Studies Variety Show

Calling all performers:
Caught the theater bug? Want to sing for a crowd, not just in the shower? Proud of a story, poem or essay you crafted as part of your summer ESL class? Want to practice before posting  your performance on YouTube? Sign up to perform in the first Summer ESL Variety Show!



de Young Museum Summer of Love Experience!

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Come join us for the Summer of Love experience this Friday, July 21! Here’s more information about what to wear, what to bring, etc. Remember to bring your student ID and at least $16 in cash!

Hope to see you there!!

Major League Baseball Game

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American tradition 148 years and counting….come watch some major league baseball between SF Giants and San Diego Padres.

More tickets are now available — Visit 112W Hearst Gym between 12:00 and 5:00 pm to buy tickets before we sell out! Tickets are $20.  Please bring exact change.