TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
Art is Peace, “The Inkwell Communiques,” based on a true story of one artist taking on several agencies of the government over the course of three presidential reigns, at 7:30 p.m. on Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage. A benefit for Amnesty International's peace action campaign. A $20 donation is suggested. Reservations required, visit www.Frantix.net or call 415-621-1216. www.upontheseboards.org/forthcoming/inkwell
Tomato Tasting at the Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727
College Ave. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
MeetUp for Howard Dean, at 7 p.m. at two Berkeley locations, Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. and Au Coquelet, 2000 University Ave. at Milvia. 843-8724.
Botanical Garden Twilight Tour: Seasonal Highlights at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Admission is $5. Registration required. 643-2755. www.mip.
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Hide-A-Way Café, 6430 Telegraph Ave. For information call Fred Garvey, 925-682-1111, ext. 164.
Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. 872-0768.
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. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information call 644-2204.
Introduction to Reiki Energy Healing, a free lecture by Tarra Christoff, MA, Reiki Master/
Teacher, at 6:30 p.m. at Phar-
maca Integrative, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929.
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 call 848-5143.
Community Dances, 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
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
Grizzly Peak Flyfishers meets at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. A fly tying demonstration for beginners will be held at 6:30 p.m.; a light dinner will be available for a modest price at 7 p.m.; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Grizzly Peak Flyfishers is a non-profit, dedicated to conservation, education and fishing. For information contact rorlando@uclink4.
Rock Climbing 101, an introduction, at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Lawyers in the Library at
6 p.m. at the North Branch, 1170 The Alameda 981-6250.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
Long Haul Infoshop Tenth Anniversary Party at 8 p.m. Celebrate the Infoshop’s 10th anniversary. Vegan chocolate cake, dancing, open house, and more. 3124 Shattuck Ave., across from La Peña, 1 block east of Ashby BART. 540-0751.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. People of all traditions are welcome to join us. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 496-6000, ext. 135. www.bpf.org
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
World Breastfeeding Day Celebration at 11:30 a.m. in Civic Center Park, followed at 12:30 p.m. by an attempt to set a new breast-feeding world record in the Berkeley Commu-
nity Theater. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley Health Dept. 981-5344.
Beginner’s and Ongoing Knitting Class for Afghans for Afghans Kids Campaign Learn to knit a simple child’s cap on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop in for as much time as you need at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St. near Cedar, two blocks from North Berkeley BART. Suggested donation of $20 for AFSC Peace Work. Yarn, knitting needles, lesson, pattern, and snacks provided. 415- 565-0201 ext. 12.
Howard Dean Precinct Walk meet at 10 a.m. at Au Coquelet Cafe, 2000 University Ave. We will supply you with a map, fliers, and strategies to help get your message out as you walk a precinct to tell your neighbors how we are going to take our country back. Please sign up and bring friends! After-party at Jupiter’s at 5 p.m. For information call Paul Hogarth 666-1260.
Walk in Tilden Park with Solo Sierrans at 5:30 p.m. Meet at Lone Oak Picnic area for an hour walk through the cool woods. Optional dinner on Solano Avenue follows. We are mostly single, mostly over 50. You need not be a Sierra Club member to attend. For more information call Vera, 234-8949.
Peace Lantern Ceremony at the north end of Aquatic Park, west end of Addison St., just south of University Ave. Make lantern shades and float them on the water in a beautiful Japanese ceremony remembering the victims of the atomic bombings (Nagasaki, Aug. 9, 1945) and of all wars. Lantern-making begins at 6:30 p.m., music 7:15 p.m, and lantern launching from 8 to 9 p.m. For information, or to volunteer call 594-4088. www.ProgressivePortal.org/lanterns/
Free Emergency Prepar-
edness Class on Shelter Operations, 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 www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/fire/oes or by calling 981-5506.
Family Shabbat with Rabbi Kai Eckstein “What Happened on Noah's Ark?” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Please bring lunch for your family, and (finger) dessert to share. We also collect non-perishable food for the needy. For more information email email@example.com or call 428-1492.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
Butterfly Mania for ages 5 and up, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area in Tilden Park. Take a closer look at our native butterflies. What do they eat and how? We will make butterfly trading cards and play games with them in our butterfly garden. Cost is $3. 525-2233.
Top of the Bay Family Day with Lego Building, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Dr. 643-5961. www.lawrencehallofscience.org
Stop the War Makers: Hands Around Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab A nonviolent rally and march around Livermore nuclear weapons lab, at 1:30 p.m. at Robert Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd, at Vasco, Livermore. For information call Tri-Valley CAREs 925-443-7148. www.trivalleycares.org
Free Hands-on Bicycle Repair Clinic, at 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Permaculture Workshop Series Ongoing workshops every second and last Sunday of the month at the BerkeleyEco-House, 1305 Hopkins St. Call for information, 465-9439.
Grizzly Peak Flyfishers, a group dedicated to the sport of fly fishing through education and conservation, invites you to its monthly meeting, a casting demonstration and clinic conducted by the Oakland Casting Club at the McCrea Park Casting Ponds, 4460 Shepherd St. at Carson St., Oakland, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include a barbecue lunch. The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks; attendees are encouraged to bring side dishes. Expert, beginner and “wannabe” fly fishers are all welcome. For more information, call 547-8629.
Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Palzang and Pema Gellek on “Tranquil Awareness” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, AUGUST 11
Berkeley CopWatch meets at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Volun-
teers needed. For information call 548-0425.
Tilden Farm Week, for ages 8 to 11. Mon. Aug. 11 to Fri. Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come experience the old-time, country lifestyle during a week of farm camp fun! We'll learn about farm animals, dig, shovel, harvest, cook, have fun, and get dirty! At Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $135 residents, $149 non-residents. Registration required. 636-1684.
Vista Community College Program for Adult Education (PACE) Enrollment through Sept. 6. PACE is a college alternative for adults with job and family responsibilities. Enrollment in American Sign Language classes is also being accepted. For information call 981-2864 or 981-2800 or email Marilyn Clausen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Food Drive Make a cash or food donation to the Safeway/ABC7 Summer Food Drive, benefiting the Alameda County Community Food Bank and its 300 member agencies. The food drive will help thousands of local low-income children who lose access to school meal programs during summer vacation. Now through Aug. 9, put nutritious, nonperishable food donations in the red food collection barrels in all Alameda County Safeway stores or make a cash donation at Safeway check-out stands. For more information or to sign up to host a barrel, call 834-3663, ext. 318 or visit www.accfb.org
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.
Free Energy Bill Payment Assistance The City of Berkeley has money to help low-income households in Berkeley, Emery-
ville and Albany pay their gas and electric bills. For applications and more information, contact the Energy Office at 644-8544. TDD: 981-6903. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/energy
Fire Safety Commission meets Wednesday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. David Orth, 981-5502. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/firesafety
Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thursday, August 7, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/environmentaladvisory