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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 08, 2003


Bamboo Building, a class on using timber bamboo in construction, proper tool usage and joinery, with Darrel De- 

Boer, at 7 p.m. at the Buil- 

ding 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. 


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 Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. 

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. 644-2204. 


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. 981-6670. 

Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Prize winner and founder of the “Green Revolution,” will speak on “60 Years of Fighting Hun- 

ger,” 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. 


Berkeley Critical Mass Bike Ride meets at the Berkeley BART the second Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310, 845-1143. 

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. 


Women’s Freedom Fair, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in MLK Jr. Civic Center Park. There will be women from many different organizations representing freedom in different ways: freedom from oppressive media body images, financial freedom, freedom from violence, reproductive freedom and more. The event will celebrate, educate and inspire women and girls. There will be food and beverage vendors, activities, music. 

SF Mime Troupe addresses militarism and empire in “Veronique of the Mounties in Operation Frozen Freedom” at 2 p.m. in Cedar Rose Park. 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Disaster Mental Health, for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at or call 981-5506. 

Educator’s Academy: Rock ‘n’ Roll at Wildcat Creek  

from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Explore a streambed, gather stones and discover their origins. Concepts and activities will match K-5 California Earth Science Content Standards. $45 for Berkeley residents, $51 for non-residents. For information call 636-1684. 

Peach/Stone Fruit Tasting at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. Cooking demonstrations with Becky Smith of Frog Hollow Farm. 548-3333.  

Compost Critters What do you get if you put lunchtime leftovers, leaves, and creepy crawlers together? A chance to explore our compost, meet our worms and even take some home! From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Free. 525-2233.  

Farms in Berkeley? A walk to visit innovative community gardens in North Berkeley and part of the Ohlone Greenway, then up to Codornices Park for lunch. After a look at the Rose Garden we’ll have an easy walk back downhill. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accessible by public transit. Reservations required, call 415-255-3233. http://green 


Summer Gardening with East Bay Native Plants, a class in restoration gardening using plants adapted to our climate. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a local garden with Lyn Talkovsky, an East Bay landscape gardener who specializes in local native plants and Glen Schneider who is writing a Natural History Field Guide to the East Bay. Pre-registration is required, cost is $15 Ecology Center members, $25 general, low-income spots by arrangement. 548-2220 ext. 233.  

California Wildflower Show A profusion of native flowers gathered in the field, brought into the museum and sorted, identified and labeled by botanists. Oakland Museum of CA, 1000 Oak St, at 10th St, Oakland. Museum admission is $6, $4 seniors and youth. 238-2200.  


Sixth Annual Bay to Barkers Dog Walk and Festival, at the Berkeley Marina, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefits the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. Contests, prizes, demonstrations, vendors and other events for canines and humans. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. 845-7735.  

SF Mime Troupe addresses militarism and empire in “Veronique of the Mounties in Operation Frozen Freedom” at 2 p.m. in Cedar Rose Park. 

UC Berkeley Walking Tour with architectural historian Sally Woodbridge. Meet at the Campanile at 11 a.m. Cost is $5, registration required, call 642-9828. 

California Wildflower Show See listing for July 12.  


September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows will show and speak about their video “Civilian Casualties,” which tells the story of civilian deaths in Afghanistan as seen by four Americans who lost family members on September 11. At 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 530 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, be- 

tween Grandlake and Lake- 

shore, under 580. Wheelchair accessible. Suggested donation $1. Sponsored by East Bay Communities Against the War, 658-8994. 

What’s Wrong with Geneti- 

cally Engineered Food and Crops Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative Meeting and Potluck. Drinks and utensils supplied. David Henson, director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, will speak on the strange things happening with genetically engineered foods. At 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. Wheelchair accessible. 883-9096.  

Home Owners Support Group meets to learn about window installation and energy conservation at 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 

Berkeley CopWatch meets at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Volun- 

teers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


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. Pick up applications at the Camps Office, 2016 Center St. 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 

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. 

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. Registration required. For information call 636-1684.  

Free Energy Conservation Retrofits for Berkeley Residents CA Youth Energy Services is a nonprofit sponsored by the City of Berkeley 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. 

Alameda County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10 - 12 at Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste, 2100 E. 7th St., Oakland.Take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of paint, stain, varnish, thinner and adhesives; auto products such as old fuel, motor oil, oil filters and batteries; household batteries, cleaners and sprays; garden products, including pesticides and fertilizers. Please do NOT bring asbestos, medical waste, most compressed gasses, computer monitors, CRTs and TVs, computers & electronic equipment. Call 1-877-STOPWASTE or visit 

fsrecycle. For information on what to do with other items, call 800-606-6606, or visit 


City Council meets Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

Commission on Disability meets Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. 


Homeless Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. 


Planning Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. 


Waterfront Commission meets Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. 


Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416.  

Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. 

Community Health Commission meets Thursday, July 10 at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. 

Housing Advisory Commission meets Thursday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5410. 

Public Works Commission meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406. 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. 


Landmarks Preservation Commission meets Monday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Gisele Sorensen, 981-7419.