Convenient gift shopping on campus

By D. Lyn Hunter, Public Affairs


Climb-a-tron, available at the Lawrence Hall of Science Store.

06 December 00 | For those who work at Berkeley, holiday gift buying can be as easy as a lunch-time stroll or shuttle bus ride to campus gift outlets. Campus stores offer a plethora of unique, practical, exotic and humorous items. Following are suggestions for places to find gifts:

Lawrence Hall of Science
Fun and educational gifts and stocking-stuffers for kids can be found at the museum's gift shop. The store offers books, toys and games with math or science themes. Popular and affordable items include Neverspill Bubbles, Bouncing Goo, glow-in-the-dark stars and planets and dinosaur figures. For information, visit or call 642-1929.

Student musical groups
The sounds of Cal are available on CD and cassette recordings. They include the UC Men's Octet, California Golden Overtones, Marching Band and UC Jazz Ensembles. Recordings can be purchased at the Student Musical Activities office, 91 Chavez Student Center, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. using check or exact change. Call 643-2662.

Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Unique gifts from around the world are available. Most are handmade by native artisans. Pieces include puppets, dolls, carvings, scarves, textiles, baskets, musical instruments and ancient Roman glass jewelry. Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount. Visit or call 643-7648.

Cal student store
Nearly everything here - from robes, bean bag chairs, chocolates and clothing - features Berkeley's distinguished logo. The store, located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, also features software and electronics. Visit or call 642-7010.

California Alumni Association
Membership to the California Alumni Association includes a subscription to California Monthly magazine, special discounts, free library privileges. Dues also help support numerous scholarship programs. Visit or call 642-3706.

Scholars Workstation
Hundreds of computer-related items can be found at the Scholars Workstation, including the increasingly popular hand-held computers. They also sell traditional computers, printers and monitors, digital cameras and scanners, laptops, CD ROM's and software. Visit or call 642-0672.

Cal Performances
Some of the world's most talented dancers, musicians and vocalists grace the Zellerbach Auditorium stage throughout most of the year. For lovers of the performing arts, a perfect gift would be Cal Performances tickets. Visit to order tickets.

Berkeley TRiP
For the commuter on your gift list, purchase tickets or passes for Bay Area transit systems. The TRiP store sells tickets and passes for AC Transit, BART, Golden Gate Transit, Muni and County Connection. The store now has two locations: 2033 Center St., and 2535 Channing Way. Visit or call 643-7665.

Intercollegiate Athletics
Tickets are available for men and women's basketball. And a gold card covers admission to women's water polo, track and field, and rugby matches as well as baseball and softball games. Visit or call 1-800-GO BEARS.

Cal Rec Club
With a gift membership, loved ones can participate in swimming, tennis, weightlifting and racquetball. Also available for purchase is access to a variety of classes, including rock climbing, sailing and aerobics, as well as group or private instruction in tennis, golf, yoga or self-defense. Visit calbears.berkeley. edu/info/calrec.html or call 642-7796.

Berkeley Art Museum
A home to world-class art, the museum offers a number of gifts in its store. Items include Oriental rug mouse pads, fanciful bottle stoppers for wine, jewelry, paperweights, calendars, cards and ties. Visit or call 642-1175.

Botanical Garden
For those who love flora and fauna, the Garden Shop at Berkeley's Botanical Garden is a great place to find gifts. Books, field maps, guides, seeds, vases and pots are among its offerings. The plant selection includes perennials, miniature cacti, house plants and orchids. Visit or call 642-3343.

Institute of Transportation Studies
A 2001 calendar celebrating the golden age of San Francisco Bay bridge construction is available for purchase. Twelve high-quality black and white photographs taken during construction of the Bay Bri dge and Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s. Visit www.lib. or call 642-3604.






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