TUESDAY, APRIL 22
We’re Getting There: Transportation and the Environment in Berkeley, with Matt Nichols, of the City of Berkeley Transportation Office, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. For reservations call 981-5435.
“My Life as an Unabashed Liberal,” lecture by Stephanie Salter, columnist and reporter for the SF Chronicle, on the role of liberalism in American politics, at 7:30 p.m., College Preparatory High School at 6100 Broadway, Oakland. Cost is $10. Call Bruce H. Feingold at 925-945-1315 for information.
Berkeley Camera Club meets 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.
Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the West Branch, 1125 University Ave. 981-6270.
Gaia Sculpture Unveiling. Four Architectural Sculptures celebrating Earth Day, will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. at the Gaia building, 2116 Allston Way, by Khalil Bendib, sculptor, and Patrick Kennedy, owner, Panoramic Interests.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
Cesar Chavez Breakfast & Award Ceremony, hosted by the East Bay Cesar Chavez Committee of the United Farm Workers, celebrating the new Cesar Chavez postage stamp and honoring leaders with Legacy Awards, will be held 8 - 10 a.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $25. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Ira Glass, host and founder of the NPR program, This American Life, will speak at
8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC campus. Tickets are $18, $22, $28. 642-9988.
Peace Spirals: Somatic Expressive Dialogs for peace, community and mindful action, with Jamie McHugh, RMT and guests, 7 - 9 p.m. at Café de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck at Cedar. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Poetry Slam with host Charles Ellik at 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. $90 cash prizes. Cost is $7 at the door, $5 with student i.d. 841-2082.
Community Dances in Berkeley, traditional English and American dances, 8 p.m. every Wednesday, $9; 7 p.m. first Sunday, $10. Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St., 233-5065. www.bacds.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
Town Hall Meeting on
neighborhood disaster resistance and community sustainability, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the San Pablo Park Community Center, 2800 Park St. For information, call Carol Lopes 981-5514.
Take Back the Night March against rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence in our community. Come hear speakers, enjoy live music, browse the resource fair and share your thoughts at the open mike. Rally at 4:30 p.m. on the UC Campus at Upper Sproul Plaza rain or shine. Contact information: Danna Yaniv at 204-9139. email@example.com
Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder Physicians for Social Responsibility and founder Nuclear Policy Research Institute, will speak on “The New Nuclear Danger — George W. Bush’s Military-Industrial Complex” at 7 p.m. in the Chevron Auditorium, International House, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office, co-sponsored by Depts. of Public Policy, Public Health and the World Affairs Council. 642-4670. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicycle Touring Information at 7:30 p.m., free lecture covering tools, routes, camping and more, at The Missing Link, 1988 Shattuck Ave. 843-7471.
Job Search 101, an interactive workshop on strategies to jump start your job search. 1:30 - 5 p.m. Cost is $35 for YWCA members, $45 for non-members. Preregistration required. For information call 848-6370. YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. email@example.com
Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue gathers at noon on the grass close to the West Entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. People of all traditions are welcome. 496-6000, ext.135. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship www.bpf.org
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon, Francis U. Macy
Co-Director, Center for Safe Energy, on the “The Growing Environmental Movement in Russia.” Luncheon 11:45 a.m. $11.50 - $12.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations 526-2925, 665-9020.
The War at Home: Organizing for Social and Economic Justice, conference at UC Berkeley on the war economy and how it affects us all. Workshops from Friday evening through Sunday. Sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of America. Cost is $20 - $50 in advance, $35 - $65 at the door. Registration opens at 5 p.m., room 2050, Valley Life Science Bldg., UC Campus. For information on registration and location, call 415-789-8497 or
7th Annual Charles T. Travers Ethics Conference: US Chemical Warfare: The Tragedy of Agent Orange
with speakers Gerald Nicosia and Fred Wilcox, at 6 p.m. in the Free Speech Cafe, Moffitt Library, UC Campus. 642-1056. firstname.lastname@example.org
“War is a Coward’s Escape from the Problems of Peace,” a lecture by William Sloane Coffin, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, on Dana between Durant and Channing. $5 suggested donation.
Citizenship, Education and Public Accountability, a one-day conference exploring the idea of responsible citizenship and the role of citizens in shaping public policy. Lipman Room 8th Floor of Barrows Hall, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. http://ethics.berkeley.edu/conference/conference.html
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
Berkeley Bay Festival at the Marina from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The theme is environmental education and the bay. A free event for all ages. Workshops, walks, canoeing class, bike rides. Build a solar cooker, explore the new pedestrian I-80 overpass and the Bay Trail and check out the Shorebird Nature Center’s straw bale building currently being built. 644-8623. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/marina/marinaexp/bayfest.html.
Spring Plant Sale at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 643-2755 for directions.
Kids’ Garden Club: Butterflies at 2 p.m. in the Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tours, “Berkeley Verses: Exploring the Cal Campus and Its Poems,” led by Steve Finacom. $5 members, $10 non-members. For reservations call 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc
Small Press Distribution Open House. The only non-profit literary book distributor celebrates its 34th anniversary with readings, browsing and food and drink, noon - 4 p.m. at its warehouse, 1341 7th St., off Gilman. 524-1668 ext. 305 or www.spdbooks.org
The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors will hold a GI Volunteer Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 630 20th St., Suite 302, Oakland. We will be training military counselors to take calls from GIs and provide information on how to obtain a discharge or file a grievance. For more information call 465-1617.
Hitchhikers’ Rally, a benefit performance and pot luck for KPFA’s radio drama/documentary series “Hitchhiking off the Map,” at 7 p.m. at the Tea Party House in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland. Donation requested. Call 800-357-6016 for reservations and location details.
Book Sale to raise funds for sending books to Sori Primary and Sori Secondary, in Sori, Kenya, 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Also on the 27th. 3000 books, including the inventory of a closed used bookstore; quality books at garage sale prices. 1261 Campus Dr., (Go up Cedar to top, left on LaLoma, left on Glendale, left on Campus)
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
The Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland, at 8 a.m. For information call 544-8918.
People’s Park 34th Anniversary Peace Party and Concert. Celebrate the history of People’s Park with host Wavy Gravy, speakers Rep. Barbara Lee, David Hilliard, Ed Rosenthal, Michael Delacour and others. Music by Clan Dyken, Big Brutha Soul, Carol Denney, Country Joe and more. For information 390-0830.
Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Phil Kamlarz, 981-7006. http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/budget/default.htm
Civic Arts Commission meets Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533.
Energy Commission meets Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo 981-5434.
Mental Health Commission meets Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Clinic, 2640 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Harvey Turek, 981-5213.
Planning Commission meets Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481.
Police Review Commission meets Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950.
West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the West Berkeley Senior Center. Iris Starr, 981-7520.
Zoning Adjustments Board
meets Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.
Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Deborah Chernin, 981-6715.
Solid Waste Management Commission meets Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Transfer Station, 1201 Second St. Becky Dowdakin, 981-6357.
School Board meets Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-8764 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.