Berkeley Camera Club, meets Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 525-3565.
Palma Soriano: Berkeley’s Cuban Sister City. See the video of the visit by Berkeley’s delegation to Palma Soriano during the Week of Culture last December. From noon to 1 p.m. in the third floor meeting room, Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6100.
In Our Own Hands: Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change in Berkeley. Discussion with Nathan E. Hultman (UC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group) on what communities do to reduce global warming, and practical actions that can be taken. Begins at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. For reservations: 981-5435.
Norman Solomon of the Institute for Public Accuracy speaks in a lecture entitled “The Media and the War in Iraq.” Lecture begins at 8 p.m. in 155 Dwinelle Hall on the UC campus. For information, call 981-0292.
Berkeley Poetry Slam, with host Charles Ellik, begins at 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. $90 cash prizes. Cost is $7 at the door, $5 student i.d. 841-2082.
Community Dances, traditional English and American Dances. Held at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, cost is $9. Also first Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. for $10. Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St., 233-5065. www.bacds.org
Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group
meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. Join human rights activists to promote social justice one individual at a time. 872-0768.
Disaster Preparedness Meeting, for community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and neighborhood associations, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Erna P. Harris Court, 1330 University Ave. Reservations required. Please call 451-3140. Sponsored by Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster of Alameda County and BOSS.
Town Hall Meeting on Neighborhood Disaster Resistance and Community Sustainability, sponsored by Berkeley Fire Department and city of Berkeley. From 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Carol Lopes, 981-5514.
Residential Green Building, a workshop for homeowners. Learn to lower utility bills and use building materials that are healthier for family and the environment. From 6 to 8 p.m. at The Building Education Center, 812 Page St. at 6th St. Sponsored by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Recycling Board. For information call Wes Sullens, 614-1699, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM, holds public meetings for all interested people twice a month, Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190.
Women in Black Vigil, held every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave. 548-6310, 845-1143.
Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue, held Fridays at noon in Berkeley. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Meet on the grass close to the west entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. People of all traditions are welcome.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship,
496-6000, ext. 135.
Berkeley Critical Mass Bike Ride, held the second Friday
of every month. Converge at Berkeley BART at 5:30 p.m.
East Bay Regional Parks Beach Clean Up. Help tidy up the East Shore State Park beach, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Brickyard Beach, behind the Sea Breeze Deli off University Ave. at West Frontage Rd. Bags, gloves, beverages and snacks will be provided to volunteers. No dogs, please. Sponsored by EBRPD and California State Parks Foundation. 544-2208.
Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade, “Ancient Voices.” Assembly and press conference at People’s Park begins at 11 a.m. Parade at noon. 843-0333.
Career Talk: A Musician’s Way of Work, with Dana Anderson-Williams. Held from noon to 1 p.m. at the YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way. Cost is $3 at the door. For information call 848-6370.
Renewable Energy: Policy and Practical Solutions, with
Peter Asmus, director of PathFinder Communications.
Begins at 7 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. For reservations: 981-5435.
Activist Skill Class: Practical Skills for Difficult Times, tactics and strategies of activism with Karen Pickett and Phil Klasky. Classes offered through Merritt College, Tuesday evenings and Saturdays, beginning April 29. To register call 548-2220, ext. 233. The Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave.
Spring Break Theater Lab
for Middle School students, in two sessions, from April 7 to 11 and 14 to 18. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $250. Curriculum includes clowning, acrobatics, acting, improv, musical theater, hip hop. 647-2978.
Theater of the Oppressed with Julie Sparling, M.Ed Theater of the Oppressed uses movement, storytelling and tableauz to explore how images of one’s personal experience reflect universal issues of power and change. Sundays through May 4 (excluding April 20). Class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $90 to $140 on a sliding scale. UC Berkeley Racial Justice program. YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Way. 594-1377.
A Taste of Judaism, free classes on the basic tenets of Judaism, sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay. Registration required. 839-2900, ext. 347.
Conservation Contest, deadline April 10. If you are a Berkeley resident who has reduced your electrical energy use and has lived in the same location for at least one year you are eligible to enter the Berkeley Unplugged II contest and win one of several prizes. Winners will be announced at Berkeley Earth Day, April 19. For information and registration: Energy@ci.berkeley.ca.us, telephone 981-5435, or TDD 981-6903.
City Council Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk. 981-6900.
City Council meets Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk.
Commission on Disability meets Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Paul Church, 981-6342. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/disability/default.htm
Homeless Commission meets Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Jane Micallef, 981-5426.
Planning Commission meets Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481.
Police Review Commission meets Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Barbara Attard, 981-4950.
Waterfront Commission meets Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti, 644-6376, ext. 224.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.
Commission meets Thursday, April 10, from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. William Rogers, 981-5344.
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at
North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.
Marianne Graham, 981-5416.
Design Review Committee meets Thursday, April 17, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Anne Burns, 981-7415.
Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950.
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