FRIDAY, JULY 4
Independence Day, City of Berkeley Offices Closed
Pools are open! Come swim at your neigborhood pool. Willard Pool, Telegraph at Derby, 1 - 4 p.m.; King Pool, Hopkins at Colusa, 1 - 4 p.m.; and West Campus Pool, Brow-
ning at Addison, 1:30 - 4 p.m. For more Berkeley Aquatics information call 981-5150.
July 4 at the Berkeley Marina, sponsored by the City of Berkeley. Free celebration from noon to 10 p.m. with two stages for live music, arts and crafts, free sailboat rides, bicycle parade at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. “Operation Kidprint,” a program of the Berkeley Police Department will provide parents with their children’s fingerprints at no cost. Valet bicycle parking available free of charge. Personal fireworks and alcohol are forbidden. Cars must be in by 7 p.m., and will not be permitted out until after 10 p.m. 981-7000.
Evening Canoe Outing with Save the Bay Celebrate the 4th away from the crowds, paddling through Oakland’s serene Arrowhead Marsh, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $25 for STB members, $30 for non-members. To register or for more information call 542-9261. www.savesfbay.org
World One Festival, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cerrito Park, El Cerrito. Music includes classical Indian dance, global fusion, bluegrass, reggae, capoeira, roots, and African. Sponsored by the City of El Cerrito, and 88.1 KeCg 97.7. For information contact
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph.
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
SATURDAY, JULY 5
Living House Construct a trellis for a garden and plant beans that will climb up and bring shade. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Free. Wheelchair accessible. 525-2233.
Sick Plant Clinic UC Botanical Garden experts diagnose your plant woes from 9 a.m. to noon at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden
Rattlers! Learn abut the only poisonous snake in the park and meet its very common harmless mimic. Bring the whole family. From 1 to 3 p..m. at Tilden Nature Area. Free. Wheelchair accessible. 525-2233.
SUNDAY, JULY 6
War Tax Resistance Information and Gathering Find out ways to respond to the use of our tax dollars for the military, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. 843-9877.
Butterfly Count Our native plant garden is blooming. Learn to identify the local species to add to our butterfly list. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Free. 525-2233.
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Culture from 3 to 5 p.m. and Betty Cook on “Maps to Enlightenment” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, JULY 7
Berkeley Biodiesel Cooperative Orientation for those interested in making biodiesel welcome, at 7:30 p.m. Call for location, 594-4000 ext. 777. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley CopWatch meets at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
TUESDAY, JULY 8
Bamboo Building, a class on using timber bamboo in construction, and proper tool usage and joinery, with Darrel DeBoer, at 7 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $35. For information call 525-7610.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
Twilight Tour: Off the Beaten Path, a walk through some of the more unusual and less-known parts of the Garden with horticulturist Judith Finn, at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Botannical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden
South Berkeley Mural Project Join neighbors to create a mural on the side of the Grove Liquor Store on the corner of Ashby Ave. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 7 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information on ways to get involved please call 644-2204.
THURSDAY, JULY 10
The City of Berkeley Young Adult Project Annual Community-Wide Picnic from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grove Playground located at 1730 Oregon Street. All youth are invited to participate. Group Games at 10 a.m., lunch and prize drawing at noon, KMEL Radio Station Dance Contest for 10-14 year-olds and Magic Show at 1 p.m.
Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Prize winner and founder of the “Green Revolution,” will speak on “60 Years of Fighting Hunger,” at 7:30 p.m. in 145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley. 643-4200.
Grizzly Peak Flyfishers meets at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. at 7:30 p.m. For information contact rorlando@uclink4.
Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the South Branch, 1901 Russell. 981-6260.
National HIV Testing Month The City of Berkeley offers free HIV testing, drop in on Satur-
days from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 6 to 8:30 p.m., during July, at 830 University Ave. at 6th St. For other days and times call the HIV Testing Information Line at 981-5380.
Summer Fun Camps for Children and Teens, from age five and up are offered at Berkeley recreation centers and include such activities as arts and crafts, swimming and tennis lessons, yoga, organized sports and games, and field trips. The Summer Fun Camp Program runs through August 22, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee, including lunch and snack, is $77 per week for Berkeley residents. Applications for the camps can be picked up at the Camps Office, located at 2016 Center St., or can be mailed upon request. 981-5150.
Echo Lake Youth Camp for ages 6 - 12 at Echo Lake, near South Lake Tahoe. One week sessions are offered between July 7 and August 22. Cost is $235 per session. For registration information please visit the Camps Office at 2016 Center St., or call 981-5150.
Free Quit Smoking Class on six Monday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m., starting July 14th, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. To register or for more information contact the Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Program, 981-5330 or QuitNow@ci.berkeley.ca.us
Bay Area Technology Education Collaborative, a community non-profit offers low-cost training in Computer Information Technology. Free orientation on July 9, classes start July 14. For information call 451-7300, ext. 604. www.baytec.org
Summer Science Weeks: Mammals and Birds Pick apart an owl pellet, prepare a mammal baby announcement, and discover your home range. For ages 9 to 12 years. Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, at Tilden Nature Area. Cost is $150 for Berkeley residents, $166 for non-residents. Financial assistance is available for low-income families. Registration required. For information call 636-1684.
Free Energy Conservation Retrofits for Berkeley Residents CA Youth Energy Services (CYES) is a nonprofit sponsored by the City of Ber-
keley that trains and employs high school students to provide conservation retrofits. Work includes weatherstripping, replacing lightbulbs with CFLs, cleaning refrigerator coils, replacing faucet aerators and showerheads with low-flow devices, installing earthquake preparedness measures, and a comprehensive audit. Available to home owners and renters.Call for an appointment. 428-2357.
Council Agenda Committee meets Monday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
City Council meets Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. in City Council hambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Monday, July 7,at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Peace and Justice Commission meets Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Youth Commission meets Monday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670. ww.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/youth
Commission on Disability meets Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Homeless Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Planning Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Police Review Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/policereview
Waterfront Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/earlychildhoodeducation
Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. www.ci.
Community Health Commission meets Thursday, July 10 at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/health
Housing Advisory Commission meets Thursday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5410. ww.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/housing
Public Works Commission meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406. www.ci.berkeley.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.