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Berkeley This Week

Friday July 11, 2003


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. There will be food and beverage vendors, activities, music. 

SF Mime Troupe addresses militarism and empire in “Vero- 

nique 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 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 Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. Demonstra- 

tions 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. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accessible by public transit. Reservations required, call 415-255-3233. 


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 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. 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 begins at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. 845-7735.  

SF Mime Troupe addresses militarism and empire in “Veroni- 

que 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, re- 

gistration required. 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,” the story of civilian deaths in Afghan 

istan 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, between Grandlake and Lakeshore, 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 Learn about window in- 

stallation and energy conservation at 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 


Free Emergency Prepared- 

ness Class on Disaster First Aid, for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., be- 

tween 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at 

us/fire/oes or call 981-5506. 

Peach/Stone Fruit Tasting at the Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. 

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. 


Twilight Tour: Magnificent Monocots Anthony Garza talks about interesting and unusual grasses and succulents, at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. 

Aquatic Park Natural Habitat and Lagoon Water Quality Study by Laurel Marcus & Associates, will be discussed on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Public comments welcome! For information call Brad Ricards, 981-6437. 

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 MLK, Jr. Way. Meet at 7 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information on ways to get involved call 644-2204. 

Free Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling Class Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards and conduct lead-safe re- 

novations for your older home, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Temes- 

cal Branch Library, 5205 Tele- 

graph Ave, North Oakland. For information or to register call the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 567-8280.  

Community Dances, traditional English and American dances, 8 p.m. at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. Cost is $9. 233-5065. 

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets at 7:15 a.m. at Hide-A-Way Café, 6430 Telegraph Ave. For information call Fred Garvey, 925-682-1111, ext. 164. 


EBMUD Water Tunnel Construction Project Informational Meeting at 7 p.m. at Chabot Canyon Racquet Club, 7040 Chabot Rd, Oakland. 287-1301. 

Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM meets at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190.  

Lawyers in the Library, at 6 p.m. in the Claremont Branch, Benvenue at Ashby, 981-6280. 


Marine Biology Classes for students age 8 to 10, from Tues., July 15 to Fri., July 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave, at the Marina. Cost is $45. For information call 644-8623.  

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 through August 22. Cost is $235 per session. For registration information please visit the Camps Office at 2016 Center St., or call 981-5150. 

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 11-12 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; household batteries, cleaners and sprays; and garden products. Please do NOT bring asbestos, medical waste, most compressed gasses, 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 

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 

National HIV Testing Month The City of Berkeley offers free HIV testing. Drop in Saturdays 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.  


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

Public Housing Resident Advisory Board meets on Monday, July 14, at 4 p.m. at 1901 Fairview St. Angellique DeCoud, 981-5475. 

City Council meets Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. in City Council hambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

Berkeley Housing Authority meets Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 


Citizens Humane Commission meets Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. 

Commission on Aging meets Wednesday, July 16, meets at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. 

Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. 

Design Review Committee meets Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. 


Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. 

Transportation Commission meets Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.