Friday, June 15
Free Writing, Cashiering & Computer Literacy Class
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
AJOB Adult School
1911 Addison St.
Free classes offered Monday through Friday. Stop by and register or call 548-6700.
10 a.m. - Noon
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave. Hear and entertain the ideas of some modern day philosophers: Jacob Needleman, J. Revel, Hilary Putnam, John Searle, Saul Kripke, Richard Rorty and others. Every Friday, except holidays. Facilitated by H.D. Moe.
Therapy for Trans Partners
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Center for Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Ave. (at Derby)
A group open to partners of those in transition or considering transition. Intake process required. Meeting Fridays through August 17.
$8 - $35 sliding scale per session
Call 548-8283 x534 or x522
City Commons Club, Luncheon and Speaker
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
This week featuring Edward Fox on “Regional Development Plans of The Wilderness Society.” Come early for social hour. Lunch at 11:45 for $11-$12.25. Come at 12:30 to hear the speaker only for $1, students free. Reservations required for three or more.
Saturday, June 16
Berkeley Farmers’ Market
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Center Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia Street
Festival Music Circus
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Shattuck Ave. between University Ave. and Channing Way
The Music Circus will feature dozens of eclectic performances ranging from string quartets to blues and jazz. Free bus fare to and from the event offered by AC Transit. 665-9496. Free.
Botanical Garden Spring Party
3 - 6 p.m.
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Celebrating the completion of the new Arid House and the renovation of the Southern African area. Food, wine and jazz. Fund-raiser for the Garden, $25 per person.
Puppet Shows on Cultural and Medical Differences
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Hall of Health
2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level)
Two shows for kids of all ages and their families promote acceptance and understanding of cultural and medical differences. Free.
1:30 - 4 p.m.
Shattuck and Kittredge
Ten poets will read on the downtown street corner as a kick-off event for the two-week Berkeley Arts Festival. 649-3929
6501 Telegraph Avenue
“Why They Can’t Keep the Lights On and What We Can Do About It.” Graham Brownstein and other panalists provide information on the corporate rip-off sometimes referred to as the “energy crisis.”
Immigration Leadership Roundtable Discussion
Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
1301 Clay St./ Conference Room H/ 5th Floor North Tower
The public is invited to join Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Loretta Sanchez in hosting an immigration leadership roundtable discussion with local community leaders. The topic will be our national immigration policy and whether our current laws are adequate or need to be changed.
Sunday, June 17
Berkeley Amtrack Station
Foot of University Ave.
Berkeley Arts Festival tour of coastlines installation guided by landscape architect Tom Leader. Walk culminates on the Berkeley Marina.
Carefree/Carfree Tour #2
Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery
2200 Shattuck Ave.
Bus and walk to: The Crucible, workshop of arts and the industry; Bay Area Center for the Consolidated Arts; and the Juneteenth Celebration, annual street fair of African-American Roots with music, dance and food.
The Discord Aggregate
Gathering of local artists, poets, musicians, composers and others. Non-profit group meets every three to four weeks. This week, Tasmanian photographer Tony Ryan will present his work. For location and other information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Music and Meditation
8 - 9 p.m.
The Heart-Road Traveller
1828 Euclid Ave.
Group mediation through instrumental music and devotional songs, led by Lucian Balmer and Baoul Scavullo. Free.
Tibetan Nyingma Institute
1815 Highland Place
Bob Byrne on “Mantra and Healing,” a deep and personal kind of healing. Free.
15th annual Berkeley
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Adeline & Alcatraz, by Ashby BART
Berkeley’s largest fair. Celebrate democracy’s victory for constitutional rights. Arts, crafts, food and music.
Info/volunteers: 655-8008 or www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org
Monday, June 18
Raging Grannies Meeting
1924 Cedar Fellowship Hall
East Bay/San Francisco Raging Grannies organizing meeting. Celebrate life with laughter and song.
Board - Regular Meeting
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Second Floor
Appeal — 1501 Stuart Street, #3. The landlord appeals the decision of the hearing examiner that found that he was required to refund the tenants’ entire security deposit and to pay them the interest that had accrued on it.
— compiled by
Sabrina Forkish and Guy Poole