Saturday, July 14
Berkeley Farmers’ Market
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Center Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Regular market plus annual peach tastings and compost give away. Free.
Sunday, July 15
Hands-On Bicycle Repair
11 a.m. - Noon
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
1338 San Pablo Ave.
Learn drive train maintenance and chain repair from one of REI’s bike technicians. All you need to bring is your bike. Free
Tibetan Nyingma Institute
1815 Highland Place
Mark Henderson on “Fearlessness on the Bodhisattva Path.” Free.
Second Annual Wobbly High
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck (@ Prince St.)
Presented by Folk This! and friends, an evening of musical satire, subversion and sacrilege. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Tomorrow,” a historical journey toward a future society without classes or bosses.
West Berkeley Market
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
University Ave., between 3rd and 4th Streets
Family-oriented weekly market. Crafts, music, produce, and specialty foods.
1 - 11 p.m.
The First Annual Transbay Skronkathon Barbecue. Dozens of Bay Area musicians will play “multi-conceptual-deconstructed-creative-music.” Charcoal provided, bring your own items to barbecue. Free.
The Wizard School of Magic
Lawrence Hall of Science
Part of the LHS Top of the Bay Family Sundays, “Benny and Bebe and The Wizard School of Magic” is inspired by the Harry Potter stories. Learn what it takes to become a real wizard. Museum admission $3 - $7.
Lake Merritt Garden Center
666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Bike ride and pancake brunch fundraiser for the Asian Domestic Violence Clinic which provides free or low-cost legal services for abused women and children in the East Bay. Fourteen mile ride from Lake Merritt to Portview Park and back. $5 - $25.
Berkeley Town Hall Meeting
Cedar at Bonita Street
Meeting to update listeners about the lawsuits against the Pacifica Board of Directors.
Monday, July 16
National Women’s Political Caucus
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Florence McDonald Community Room
Savo Island Cooperative Housing
2017 Stuart Street
Special guest Rosemary Stasek of Catholics for Free Choice addresses: Catholic Hospitals and Restrictions on Women’s Health Care. Ms. Stasek is a highly regarded expert on the subject of women’s reproductive rights. Everyone is welcome. Free. For more info and RSVP call Cynthia Wooten at 559-8707.
Tuesday, July 17
7 - 9 p.m.
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
A discussion group open to all, regardless of age, religion, viewpoint, etc. This time the discussion will center on best vacations, trips, and travel experiences. Informally led by Robert Berend, who founded similar groups in L.A., Menlo Park, and Prague. Bring light snacks/drinks to share. Free
Free Early Music Group
10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK)
Small group sings madrigals and other voice harmony every Tuesday morning. Call Ann, 655-8863
Berkeley Camera Club
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda
Share your slides and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips.
Call Don, 525-3565
Berkeley School Volunteers
10:30 a.m. - noon
1835 Allston Way
Orientation for volunteers interested in helping in academic and recreation programs being held in Berkeley public schools this summer.
Writing and Resistance
In A Culture of Amnesia
6 - 7:45 p.m.
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Part of a workshop series on concepts and strategies for resistance through the spoken and written word, taught by Joyce E. Young. $12.
Berkeley City Council Public
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
The City Council will consider extending the moratorium on the installation of wireless telecommunications antennas for cellular and other personal communications systems. For information on the moratorium call 705-8108. To submit comments or for other information call 981-6900.