FRIDAY, JUNE 13
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at Bancroft at Telegraph.wibberkeley@
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. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 496-6000, ext. 135. www.bpf.org
Berkeley Critical Mass Bike Ride meets at the Berkeley BART the second Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
City of Berkeley Summer Aquatics Program Register from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the West Campus Pool, 2100 Browning St. at Addison or at the Willard Pool, 2701 Telegraph, at Derby, or call 981-SWIM.
Berkeley Special Education Parents Network End of Year Potluck and Gathering at 3 p.m. at San Pablo Park, Russell St. at Park. Wheel-
chair accessible. For more information call 428-1131.
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour, “McCreary-Greer House, The Berkeley City Club, and Environs,”
led by Paul Grunland, 10 a.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. For reservations call 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc
The Global War on Terror and Its Impact on the Philippines with Romeo Capulong, a human rights attorney in the Philippines, at 5:30 p.m. in Booth Memorial Auditorium, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. Sponsored by the Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines. 415-244-9734.
Free Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling Class Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards in your older home from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Training Center, 1017 22nd Ave., Suite #110, Oakland. For information or to register, call 567-8280.
Kids’ Garden Club: Aroma-
tic Plants For children age 7 to 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Til-
den Nature Area. Cost is $5 for Berkeley residents, $7 for non-residents. 525-2233, email@example.com
Solo Sierrans Sunset Walk Meet at 6 p.m. behind Chevy's Restaurant, at the “Public Shore” sign, for an hour’s walk through the Emeryville Marina. Optional dinner after walk. For more information call 234-8949.
Celebration of 30 Years of Curbside Recycling at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.ecologycenter.org
Gaia and the Sacred: Religion, Science, and Ethics
A conference exploring the ways in which religion, ethics, and the sciences shape our understanding of who we are. Keynote address by Carol P. Christ on her new book, “She Who Changes: Re-imagining the Divine in the World.” From 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Rd. To register contact Christopher Evans 649-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open House for the Acu-
puncture and Integrative Medicine College for pro-
spective students and neighbors. For more information and to register, please call Taj Moore, 666-8248, or email@example.com
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
Juneteenth Celebration on Adeline Street between Ashby and Alcatraz. Two stages for music, food vendors, arts and crafts, and jazz in the Black Repertory Theater. 655-8008.
Father's Day Campfire
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Tilden Park. Bring hot dogs, buns, marshmallows and join us for songs and stories around the fire. Dress for possible fog. Walk uphill to the campfire circle. Disabled accessible, call for transportation. 525-2233. www.eb
Community Labyrinth Peace Walk, facilitated by singer/
songwriter/activist Margie Adam, at 2 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. Join a growing number of people who have found that walking the laby-
rinth, individually and in community, offers a powerful way to ground and focus healing and peace and justice work in the world. Free. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the East Bay Labyrinth Project. 526-7377.
Solo Sierrans Trip to Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Meet at El Cerrito Plaza BART Station, east side, at 8:30 a.m. We will attend a 10:15 lecture at the Zen
Center, then walk to Muir Beach and back. Vegetarian buffet lunch is served at 12:45 for $8. Deadline for carpool reservations is June 13, call Marie at 658-3124 or Therese at 841-5493.
Practices of Tibetan Yoga, with Kum Nye Instructors Charaka Jurgens and Donna Morton, at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Place. 843-6812.
MONDAY, JUNE 16
Teaching About Africa and the African Diaspora A two-day institute, sponsored by the Center for African Stu-
dies, UC Berkeley, for K-12 and college educators and librarians. Topics include Misconceptions and Stereo-
types; Islam in Africa; Colonialism; Comparative Political Systems; Cultural Contributions of People of African Descent; and Literature. Cost is $40 for one day, or $50 for both days. Registration required, fee waivers available. Call 642-8338. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Gray Panthers Homeowners Support Group on heaters and options for heating your home, at 3 p.m. in the Grey Panthers Office, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696.
Berkeley CopWatch meets at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Vol-
unteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
Discussion on “The Role and Value of Myth,” open to all from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose. Cost is $1, bring light snacks or drinks to share. 527-5332.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We offer classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. www.
Community Food Mapping Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about an innovative mapping project that engages local residents in analyzing food needs. Held on the UC Berkeley campus. Cost is $50, limited scholarships available. tori@food
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
South Berkeley Mural Project Community members in South Berkeley are coming together to create a neighborhood mural on the side of the Grove Liquor Store on the corner of Ashby Ave and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Meetings are held every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information on ways to get involved please call 644-2204.
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.
Free Feldenkrais ATM Classes for adults 55 and older at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose.
For information on the classes call 848-5143. 527-5332.
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
Beginning Everyday Photo-
graphy, five weekly meetings on Fridays, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 110 of Albany High School. Cost is $32. For information call 559-6580.
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. Insects and Crawling Creatures 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 for both courses. For information 636-1684. email@example.com
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. 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 Meeting Monday, June 16, at
2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk,
City Council meets Tuesday, June 17, at 5 p.m., for a Special Workshop on the Budget, and at 7 p.m. for a Public Hearing on the Budget, in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.
School Board meets Wednesday June 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Commission on Aging
meets Wednesday, June 18,
meets at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200.
Commission on Labor meets Wednesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Berkeley Work-
Source, 1950 Addison St., Suite 105. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. www.ci.ber-
Human Welfare and Com-
munity Action Commission meets Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.ber-
Design Review Committee meets Thursday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415.
meets Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. www.ci.berkeley.ca.