FRIDAY, JUNE 6
Celebrate Juneteenth with the Berkeley YMCA with entertainment, African fashions, storytelling with Orunamamu, and arts and crafts, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. 549-4524.
So How’d You Become an Activist? A discussion with Michael Parenti, lecturer and author, at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. Wheelchair accessible. 415-927-1645.
“Berkeley Reads” Orientation for new volunteer tutors in the Berkeley Public Li-
brary’s adult literacy program, from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Branch Library, 1125 University Ave. at San Pablo. 981-6299.
Spring Festival Performance by Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center, at 6:30 p.m. at Long-
fellow Elementary School, 3877 Lusk Street in North Oakland, off 40th St. be-
tween Market and MLK Blvd. Dancers and martial artists ages 3-18. $5 to $10 donation will be requested at the door. Destiny Arts Center is a non-profit organization that uses arts education to enable children and youth to develop peaceful solutions to violence and everyday conflicts. For more information call 597-1619.
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berke-
ley, Bancroft at Telegraph. email@example.com
Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue, gather 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 to join us. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 496-6000, ext. 135. www.bpf.org
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
Live Oak Park Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shattuck and Berryman. Over 115 booths with crafts and fine art, entertainment, and diverse food, in a benefit for Camp Winnarainbow and KPFA. Free shuttles from the North Berkeley BART every 20 minutes. 898-3282. www.liveoakparkfair.com
LeConte Elementary School Yard Sale, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2241 Russell St., just 2 blocks up from Berke-
ley Bowl. Great gear, plants, food and beverages, and a good way to support our schools. To donate items in advance, call 649-0419.
California Writers Club hosts the winners of the 17th Annual Fifth Grade Writing Contest at a luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserva-
tions required, email cwcberk
@earthlink.net, or visit www.
Peace Activist Lynn McMichaels will show slides and talk about her recent trip to Iraq at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St.
Berkeley Path Wanderers leads a Boundary Walk. Meet at the Reservoir, Grizzly Peak and Spruce St. at 10 a.m. 526-8001. www.BerkeleyPaths.org
Ladybirds and Ladybugs
We’ll collect and release as many adults and larva forms as we can find, talk about the good these beetles do, and learn about the ones who have turned to the dark side, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Tilden Nature Area. 525-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping Chickens in the City
David Morris, chicken keeper for over 20 years, will cover the basics of raising chickens, egg production, and using chickens as part of your recycling and composting. He will also cover the laws regarding keeping chickens in the city. Class will be held at David’s chicken coop in Berkeley, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call to pre-register and for location. $10 Ecology Center members, $15 others, no one turned away for lack of funds. 548-2220 x233, email@example.com
California Native Art and Garden Show, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit a native plant demonstration garden created by using the plants that are native here and that you see when walking the trails of local Regional Parks.
1096 Miller Ave., (go up Ma-
rin Ave., right on Keeler, left on Miller.) 558-8139.
Sick Plant Clinic UC Botanical Garden experts diagnose your plant woes the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. www.mip.berkeley.
History of Tilden Nature Area Walk through time to the lake and back to discover the story of the lost escudo and more, from 10 a.m. to noon in Tilden Nature Area. 525-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Materials: Cob and Strawbale, a class on natural building methods, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. For information call 525-7610.
Walk to Benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at 8:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon of entertainment, prizes and refreshments, at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. To register to walk or for more information call 800-241-0758, or 531- 6764. www.ccfa.org
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour, “The Refurbished City Hall,” led by Allen Stross, 10 a.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. For reservations call 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc
SUNDAY, JUNE 8
Live Oak Park Fair, see listing for June 7.
California Native Art and Garden Show, see listing for June 7.
Faith Community Speaks Out Against State Cuts
A community meeting at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1640 Addison. Testimonials, youth group skits, and performance by a multi-congregational choir. Sponsored by Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action. For more information contact Rev. George Crespin, 843-2244.
Dried, Salted, Potted and Pickled Learn the cultural and natural history of food preservation while tasting a variety of meats, vegetables, fruit and fish. From noon to 2 p.m. in Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Registration required. Cost is $5 for Berkeley residents, $7 for non-residents. 525-2233. email@example.com
Rhythm Workshop: Ta Ke Ti Na, led by Zorina Wolf, a master of Ta Ke Ti Na and local drum and percussion instructor, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Askenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $35. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Community Health Fair, with free health screenings and information, children’s activities and food, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Missionary Church of God, 1125 Allston Way. 540-6713.
MONDAY, JUNE 9
Public Meeting on the Ursula Sherman Village Draft Environmental Impact Re-
port at 7 p.m. in the West Berkeley Senior Center. Written comments should be submitted to Wendy Cosin, Planning Dept., 2118 Milvia St., Berkeley 94704, before 5 p.m. Mon., July 7. 981-7402.
Community Meeting about the Berkeley Adult School/
Franklin Site from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ala Costa, 1300 Rose St. This meeting will include a presentation from the project architects. Notes from the May 5 community meeting are available online at http://
F.C.C. - A Social Injustice
Join the Coalition for a Democratic Pacifica, Stephen Dunifer of Micropower Radio and Aaron Glantz of Free Speech Radio News in a discussion on taking back our airwaves, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Cedar and Bonita. For more information call 669-1842.
Native People of the East Bay Before the Coming of Europeans Naturalist Norm Kidder will speak about the cultures and way of life of Native People of the East Bay at 8 p.m. at the Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Rd., Oakland.
$5 donation requested.
Berkeley Adult School registration for Summer 2003 Semester opens today, 1222 University Ave., Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at http://bas.ber
Berkeley CopWatch meets at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Vol-
unteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10
Forest Legislation and Actions, a discussion of current bills in Sacramento, sponsored by the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters at 7:30 p.m. at the rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. 548-3133.
Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area, slides and talk with author Linda Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going
Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. at Rose. 843-3533.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. www.ber
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. B. K. Bose will speak on Yoga for Health at 10:30 a.m. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11
World Travel: Why SARS, the Economy and War Shouldn’t Keep You at Home, a panel discussion with Bay Area travel specialists at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. at Rose. 843-3533.
Berkeley Poetry Slam at 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. $90 cash prizes. Cost is $7, $5 for students. 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
Wilderness Weekends: Camping and Backpacking in the Bay Area and Beyond with Matt Heid, author of “101 Hikes in Northern California,” at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12
Berkeley Farmer’s Market Opens on North Shattuck
from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Elephant Pharmacy parking lot, 1607 Shattuck Ave., at Cedar, and continuing every Thursday. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org
Our Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, with Ann Fagan Ginger, on the new McCar-
thyism that is sweeping the country, at 7 p.m. at the Friends’ Meetinghouse at the corner of Vine and Walnut Sts. Free, wheelchair accessible. 705-7314.
Lawyers in the Library, at 6 p.m. in the South Branch, 1901 Russell St. 981-6260.
Grizzly Peak Flyfishers, meets at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. Fly tying demonstration at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. rorlando@
Technical Assistance for Non-Profits A series of free workshops hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, to be held at the Alameda County Conference Center, 125 12th St., Oakland. For information call Breonna Cole at 272-6060.
Berkeley Community Media announces the rebirth of the poetry program, “Berkeley Speaks” in June. If you are interested in being a featured artist, call 848-2288, ext. 10.
Figure Drawing Workshop
Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, starting June 14. This class is designed to sharpen your observation skills and enhance your drawings. Bring your own dry drawing tools and good paper. In-
structor is Carol Brighton. Cost is $150 for four sessions. Contact the Berkeley Art Center to sign up, 644-6893.
Marine Biology Classes for students ages 10 to 13, from Tues., June 17 to Fri., June 27, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave., at the Marina. Cost is $90 for eight days of classes. For information call 644-8623. www.cityofberkeley.info/marina
Educators Academy: Project WILD and Project Aquatic WILD Tues., June 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tilden Na-
ture Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $45 for Berkeley residents and $51 for non-residents. Wheelchair accessible. Financial assistance is available. Registration required. For information call 636-1684, or email tnarea@
Educators Academy: Insects and Crawling Creatures
From Tues., June 24 - Thurs., June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Registration is required. Cost is $100 for Berkeley residents, $110 for non-residents. Financial assistance is available. Wheelchair accessible. For information call 636-1684. firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Science Weeks: Insects and Plants Count butterflies, hunt bugs, and meet common plant families in California. Monday, June 30 to July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 9 to 12, in Til-
den Nature Area in Tilden Park. Cost is $150 for Berkeley residents, $166 for non-residents. Financial assistance available. For information call 636-1684.
The Bay Area Shakespeare Camp for children 7-13 years of age, in a series of five, 2-week sessions beginning June 16 and ending August 22. The camp will be held at John Hinkel Park, South-
ampton Place at Arlington Ave. The cost is $340 per session. After-care is also provided for a fee. Scholar-
ships are available, call 981-5150 for details. To register for the camp, or for more information, please call 415-422-2222, or 800-978-PLAY.
Alameda County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12-14 at Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste, 2100 E. 7th St., Oakland. For information on what can and cannot be dropped off, please call 1-877-STOPWASTE or visit stopwaste.org/fsrecycle.
Council Agenda Committee
meets Monday, June 9, at
2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk,
City Council meets Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Individual Rent Adjustment/Annual General Adjustment Committee meets Wednesday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m., at 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library. Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Commission on Disability
meets Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. www.ci.ber
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets
Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m., in the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.
Community Health Commission meets Thursday, June 12 at 6:45 p.m., in the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Homeless Commission meets Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., in the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.
Workshop on the Protection of Arts and Crafts Uses in West Berkeley at the Planning Commission, Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., in the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/planning
Police Review Commission
meets Wednesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950.
meets Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/waterfront
Zoning Adjustments Board
meets Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.
Two-by-Two Meeting of two City Council members and two School Board members meets Thursday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m., in the Redwood Room, 6th floor, 2180 Milvia St. 644-6147.