FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Twilite Basketball All-Star Weekend, with games starting at 7 p.m. on Fri., and 3 p.m. on Sat. Come support Berkeley youth at the Martin Luther King Youth Services Center, 1730 Oregon St. There is no cost. 981-6678.
International Literacy Day from 1 to 2 p.m. at the West Branch Library. Learn about programs for lifelong learning. Sponsored by the Berkeley Adult Literacy Coalition. For information call 981-6270. TDD 548-1240. www.berkeley-public.org
Chairs That Care Twelve, one-of-a-kind celebrity decorated child-size upholstered chairs will be auctioned to benefit Habitot’s Family Outreach Program. At 7 p.m. at Casa de la Vista, Treasure Island. Cost is $100. 647-1111. www.habitot.org/oldsite_chairs1
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, SEPTEMBER 6
No on Recall/No on Prop 54 precinct walk, sponsored by the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Washington School basketball court, MLK, Jr., Way and Bancroft. 548-7645.
Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Basic Personal Preparedness for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at www.ci.berkeley.ca.
us/fire/oes or call 981-5506.
Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, hosted by Robert Hass, US Poet Laureate 1995-97. Poetry, music, environmental speakers, and hands-on arts & environmental activities. Co-sponsored by Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers' Market, Poetry Flash, and Ecocity Builders. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.
Water Education for Teachers, a workshop on aquatic ecosystems, water conservation, groundwater, water pollution prevention, and wastewater treatment. Includes an Activity and Curriculm Guide. Held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Cost is $45 resident, $51 non-resident. For information and registration call 636-1684.
Solar Electricity for Your Home Now you can produce your own electricity and “sell” the excess back to PG&E, running your meter backwards! Plus you can receive thousands of rebate dollars from the State at the same time. Learn how to size, specify and design your own solar electrical generator. A short field trip to a functioning house/system in Berkeley and current catalog of available equipment are also included. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. 525-7610.
Carpentry Basics for Women An introduction to basic carpentry tools and skills for women with little or no previous hands-on experience. After a morning lecture and demonstration, you will build your own bookshelf unit. Students are asked to bring their own hand tools. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $195, and includes materials. 525-7610. www.bldgeductr.org
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Community Meeting on New UC Plans at 5 p.m. at 2180 Milvia St. Help us create an effective response to UC’s new Long Range Development Plan. For information call Councilmember Kriss Worthington at 981-7170.
Native Bees and Pollination Ecology An introduction to the basics of pollination, different bees and their life cycles and to simple things you can do to encourage these essential beings to visit your garden. At 11 a.m. at the South Berkeley Community Garden, MLK Jr. Way and Russell. 913-8097.
Beekeeping for the Intrepid Come hear an introduction to honey bees and low-cost beekeeping. Please wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and closed shoes (the idea is to cover as much of your skin as possible). Bees associate dark colors with bear intruders, so wear light colors if you can. Also, if you have them, bring a pair of leather work gloves that cover your wrists and a mosquito net hat. From 1 to 3 p.m. at the South Berkeley Community Garden, MLK Jr. Way and Russell. 843-6683.
Berkeley Rep School of Theatre open house from 1 to 4 p.m. with free workshops, including Hip Hop, Improv and Audition Techniques. This event is free; no reservations are necessary. For more information call 647-2972. www.berkeleyrep.org
Accessible Tools for the Internet, at 2 p.m. and Accessible Tools for Email at 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 3rd Floor Electronic Classroom, 2090 Kittredge. 981-6121. TDD: 548-1240. www.infopeople.org/bpl
Hands-on Bicycle Repair Clinic from 11 a.m. to noon, at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Tibetan Buddhism, Jack Petranker on “Preserving Ancient Wisdom: Buddhist Texts for World Peace,” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video Free gathering at 7:30 p.m. to hear the words of the author of “The Power of Now” at the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. 547-2024.
Rabbi Michael Melchoir, former Deputy Foreign Minister and member of the Israeli Knesset speaks at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, Arch and Vine Sts. $10 donation suggested. Sponsored by Bridges to Israel-Berkeley, providing a pro-Israel voice in the East Bay. www.bridgestoisrael-berkeley.org
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Walking in the Twenty-First Century: Health, Equity and Environment panel workshop, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Berkeley Main Public Library, Third Floor, Shattuck and Kittredge. For information call 883-9725.
Friends of Five Creeks meets at 7 p.m. and features speaker Paul Maheu of the East Bay Conservation Corps, who will talk about recycling urban trees. Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin. www.fivecreeks.org
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
Women’s Cancer Resource Center, volunteer training, every second Monday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 5741 Telegraph Ave. To sign up call Emily at 601-4040, ext. 109. email@example.com
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
“Four Decades of Saving the Bay,” with Sylvia McLaughlin, Co-Founder of Save the Bay, at 5:30 p.m. at 105 North Gate Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Water Resources Center Archives. 642-2666. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club meets to discuss the Recall and Prop. 54 at 7 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 733-0996.
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters meets at 7 p.m. at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART. 835-6303.
Tuesday Tilden Walkers We are a few slowpoke Seniors who walk between a mile or two each Tuesday meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Little Farm parking lot. To join us, call 215-7672 for information or check our web page, http://home.comcast.net/~teachme99/tildenwalkers or email email@example.com
“Aftermath: Unanswered Questions From 911” A film produced by the Depleted Uranium Education Project, at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, Community Room, 2090 Kittredge. www.geocities.
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. Monthly field trips. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
Morris Dancing Workshop Learn the basics of an English ritual dance form that predates Shakespeare. Free. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. www.talamasca.com/berkmorris
“Holocaust and Genocide: Entanglement of Master Concepts” with Prof. Dirk Moses, Dept. of History, University of Sydney, Australia, at 4 p.m. in 201 Moses Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Institute of European Studies. 643-2115. firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10
Circles of Hope: Pre-Emptive Peacemaking, participate in the nationwide Circles of Hope called for by Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. There will be art activities and music followed by a program of remembrance and a candlelight vigil. Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th & Broadway, Oakland (12th St/City Center BART). Sponsored by Peoples NonViolent Coalition. 839-5877. www.pnvrc.net
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Sta-
tion, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/vigil4peace/vigil
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 7:30 p.m. at Epic Arts Studios at 1923 Ashby Ave. For further information on ways to get involved please call 644-2204.
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
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 848-0237.
Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. For information call 548-0425.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
Joining Voices: Community Singing for Peace and Healing at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Cedar and Bonita Donation $8-$15, no one turned away for lack of funds. 525-7082.
St. John's Prime Timers Tap Dancing class meets on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. at St. John's Presbyterian Church at 2717 Garber St. Gil Chun, well-known Berkeley dance teacher is the instructor. Class is free and open to anyone over 50. 527-0167.
Grizzly Peak Flyfishers meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave, for “Fish Story Night.” Grizzly Peak’s flyfishers will share thrilling tales of their summer adventures (and misadventures). 547-8629. email@example.com
Lawyers in the Library, at 6 p.m. in the South Branch, Russell at MLK Jr. Way, 981-6260.
Vista Community College Program for Adult Education (PACE) Enrollment through Sept. 6. PACE is a college alternative for adults with job and family responsibilities. For information call 981-2864 or 981-2800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Smoke Detectors UC Berkeley and First Alert, Inc. have donated smoke detectors to be made available to City residents and UC Berkeley students who live off-campus. Applications for smoke detectors are available from the Environment, Health & Safety office of UC Berkeley, at any Berkeley Fire Station, or at the Fire Administration Office located at 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. 981-5585.
Free Energy Bill Payment Assistance The City of Berkeley has money to help low-income households pay their gas and electric bills. For applications contact the Energy Office at 644-8544. TDD: 981-6903. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/energy
Prose Writers Workshop We're a serious but lively bunch whose focus is on issues of craft. Drop in to see if we can work together. Novices welcome. Experienced facilitator. Community sponsored - no fee. Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034.
Lifexpressions Workshops, Free Your Innate Creativity Through Visual Journaling with facilitator Elizabeth Forrest. Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 11. Cost is $150, includes materials. For reservations and location, call 526-0148.
Berkeley Youth Orchestra will hold auditions during the first week in September. To schedule an audition appointment or to request an application form please call Marion Atherton to 525-8484 or email email@example.com
Soli Deo Gloria, a 40-voice concert choir which regularly performs throughout the Bay Area, will hold auditions on Sept. 6, or by appointment. The choir rehearses weekly in Alameda. Call 650-424-1242 or visit www.sdgloria.org
The East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is auditioning for new members on Sept. 8 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, at 27th St. Please call 800-706-2389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition.
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals for December performances of Handel’s “Messiah” begin Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at First Congrega-
tional Church, Dana St., between Channing and Durant. All are welcome, no experience necessary. For more information call 964-0665. www.bcco.org
Folk Dancing, a new eight week class begins Sept. 9 and meets every Tues., 7:45 - 9:45 p.m. in Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck at Berryman. Cost is $20. For information call 525-1980. www.berkeleyfolkdancers.org
Bella Musica Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals for Fall Season begin Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. at Walnut. For audition information please call 525-5393 or email email@example.com
Acting and Storytelling Classes for Seniors, offered by Stagebridge. Wednesdays and Fridays, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., beginning Sept. 10, and may be joined anytime. Held at Arts First Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., close to BART and AC Transit. For information, call 444-4755. www.stagebridge.org
Alameda County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11- 13, at Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste, 2100 E. 7th St., Oakland. Take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of paints, 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, explosives, medical waste, computer monitors, CRTs and TVs, computers & electronic equipment. Call 1-877-STOPWASTE or visit stopwaste.org/fsrecycle. For information on what to do with other items, call 800-606-6606, email HHW@co.alameda.ca.us or visit http://householdhazwaste.org/oakland
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Sept. 8, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee
City Council meets Tues., Sept. 9, at at 7 p.m. in City Council hambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Youth Commission meets Mon., Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670. www.ci.ber-
Commission on Disability meets Wed., Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Homeless Commission meets Wed., Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/homeless
Library Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. Jackie Y. Griffin, 981-6195. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/library
Planning Commission meets Wed., Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/planning
Police Review Commission meets Wed., Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/earlychildhoodeducation
Community Health Commission meets Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/health