Saturday, September 14
Basic Personal Preparedness
9 to 11 a.m.
Fire Department Training Center
997 Cedar St.
Learn five critical steps to take care of yourself, your family and your home. Classes open to those 18 or older who live or work in Berkeley.
Congressman Dennis Kuchinich
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus, near University Avenue
Chair of the House Progressive Caucus will speak. Keith Carson, Country Joe McDonald and performance artist Shelly Glaser will also be on hand.
$10 in advance, $12 door
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fourth Street and University Avenue
International BBQ and beer festival
Spin for the Stars Fund-raiser
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spieker Aquatics Complex, Recreational Sports Facility on UC Berkeley campus
Noncompetitive swimming and stationary cycling event. Proceeds will help Cal STAR enhance its facilities and programs for the disabled.
$20 registration fee, $35 for biathlon
Sukkot Holiday Workshop
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St.
Join Dawn Kepler, director of Building Jewish Bridges, for hands-on crafts, food projects, creative sukkah decorations and tips for making your own sukkah (hut).
848-0237, Ext. 127
$10 BRJCC members/$12 public
“Standing Together for Trees”
9 a.m. to noon
Fellowship Hall, Cedar St. near Bonita St.
Updates on local and world forestry issues. Presentations by Kevin Koenig of Amazon Watch, and Kristen Kirk or Forest Forever.
West Berkeley Open Air Market
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Avenue between
Third and Fourth streets.
West Berkeley celebrates Neighborhood Heritage Day with crafts, food, live music, art and family entertainment.
841-8562 or email@example.com
Sunday, September 15
Knowledge of Freedom/Undoing Negativity
The Tibetan Nyingma Institute
1815 Highland Place
Nyingma Institute instructor Abbe Blum reads from “New Beginnings”
Bay Area Workers Democracy Network Forum
390 27th St./Broadway St., Oakland
The Fight Against Government Intervention - dicussing the need to build a democratic trade union movement.
Monday, September 16
Berkeley Ecological and Safe Transportation (BEST) Coalition
meeting, 6 to 8 p.m.
Central Library, Kitteredge Street and Shattuck Avenue.
Group joins pedestrians, bicyclists, mass transit users and land-use advocates. Topics of discussion include: Berkeley height initiative, pedestrian issues and employer incentive plans. Potluck.
Tuesday, September 17
Berkeley Fibromyalgia Support Group
Arthritis Foundation - “Easy and Fun Things To Do In The Water”
12 to 2 p.m.
Alta Bates Medical Center, Maffly Auditorium - Herrick Campus
2001 Dwight Way
Video presentation. Group meets every third Tuesday of each month.
“How to Grow Dahlias”
Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St.
A presentation by Dr. Erik Gaensler, vice president of the California Dahlia Society.
Breast Self Exam for Seniors
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Maffley Auditorium, Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way
Workshop to educate women with physical limitations about accessing breast health care and do-it-yourself exam education.
Freedom From Tobacco
6 to 8 p.m.
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
A quit smoking class. First of six Thursday evenings through Oct. 24.
Free to Berkeley and Albany residents, students and employees.
7 to 8:30 p.m
Claremont Branch Library
2940 Benvenue Ave.
A panel of people who will share their experiences and ideas for living inexpensively but richly.
Wednesday, September 18
Kick Off Party for the Berkeley Coffee Initiative
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Music, speakers and events in support of the Berkeley coffee initiative, Measure O.
$5 at door
Peace Walk and Vigil
6:30 p.m. - Every Wed.
Meet at Downtown Berkeley Bart Station
Join us for a peace walk along Shattuck Ave. for one hour.
Saturday, September 21
Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (BANA)
9:15 to 11 a.m.
St. John’s Church, 2727 College Ave.
Body Care from Your Kitchen
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Learn how to make your own all-natural skin care from products you might already have in your own kitchen.
548-2220, Ext. 233, firstname.lastname@example.org
$10 for members, $15 for nonmembers
Third Annual David Brower
Schwimley Theater, 1920 Allston Way
Celebrate the next generation of environmental activists at Earth Island Institute’s award ceremony. R.S.V.P.
(415) 788-3666, Ext. 260
Coastal Cleanup Day
Work at the outflow of Strawberry Creek to clean up the San Francisco Bay coastline.
email@example.com or 848-4008
Fall Plant Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
200 Centennial Dr.
Annual plant sale featuring rare and unusual plants. Members-only preview and auction from 9 to 11 a.m.
10 a.m. to noon
Sixth floor, City Hall, 2180 Milvia St.
Get up to speed on open records laws, open meetings laws and sunshine ordinances. Experts, including Terry Francke of the California First Amendment Coalition, will speak.
East Bay Shoreline Clean Up
9.am. to 12 p.m.
Sea Breeze Market and Deli - meeting/staging area.
On the corner of West Frontage Rd. and University Ave., Berkeley.
Arrive promptly to sign appropriate waivers , get coffee and listen to safety talk. We will provide bags, tally cards and a raffle of donated prizes; groups of ten or more need to pre-register by calling 644-8623.