TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
“The Bush White House: How Covering the President Has Changed,” with Helen Thomas, newspaper columnist, UPI and White House bureau chief for 57 years; Daniel Schorr, reporter and commentator, senior analyst for NPR; and Scott Lindlaw, White House Correspondent, AP, at 7:30 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism and The Commonwealth Club. Tickets are $10, $5 CC members, Students free with i.d. 642-9988.
“Defend Environmental Justice, Defeat Prop. 54!” A forum with KPFA commentator and community activist Joy Moore and representatives from the Coalition for an Informed California, at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. 548-2220 ext. 233.
“The Arab-Israeli Conflict: View from a Dove,” with Marcia Friedman, former member of Knesset and president, Bit Tzedek Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0327, ext. 112. www.brjcc.org
“Post- War Reintegration of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone” with Susan Shelper, Dept. of Education, UC Berkeley, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 652 Barrows Hall. Sponsored by the Center for African Studies. 642-8338. firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Sidewalk Book Sale University of California Press offers new and slightly scuffed books from our warehouse, $5 for paperback and $10 for hardback. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2120 Berkeley Way, between Shattuck and Oxford. 642-9828.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1
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
Meetup for Howard Dean, at 7 p.m. at three Berkeley locations: Au Coquelet, 2000 University Ave; Espresso Roma Cafe, 2960 College Ave.; and Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant, 1736 Solano Ave. Free. Wheel-
chair accessible. For information call 843-8724.
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month 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 the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. Join fellow human rights activists to help promote social justice one individual at a time. 872-0768.
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. 548-0425.
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, OCT. 2
“Direct Order,” a film on the use of the anthrax vaccine by the Dept. of Defense, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, at Cedar and Bonita. 528-5403.
“The California Recall: Who, Why and What it Means for the Environment,” with panel-ists Susan Rasky, Political Journalist and Professor, School of Journalism, Fred Keeley, Executive Director, Planning & Conservation League, and Jim Bushnell, Research Director, The University of California Energy Institute, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Morgan Lounge, 114 Morgan Hall, near Hearst and Arch Streets, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Resource Development. 643-4200.
“How Can Peace Be Achieved Between Israelis and Palestinians?” a moderated debate sponsored by the Associated Students of UC, at 7 p.m. at 2040 Valley Life Sciences Bldg, UC Campus. 655-6384.
UC Botanical Garden Docent Training at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee and registration required, 643-1924.
Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the North Branch, 1170 The Alameda. 981-6250.
Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM holds public meetings for all interested people first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190.
FRIDAY, OCT. 3
“The Shellmound Sites and Berkeley’s Early Native People,” with Malcolm Margolin and Kent Lightfoot, at 7 p.m. at Finn Hall, 10th St. near Hearst. Lecture is part of the 150th Anniversary of Ocean View, Berkeley’s earliest settlement, sponsored by The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association and Berkeley History Society. Tickets are $12. For information call 841-8562.
Master Class with Spanish Classical Guitarist Jaume Torrent, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Participants $20, public $5. For registration and information call 528-4633.
North African Homecoming Dinner with a screening of “Play it Again Maurice” at at 7:30 p.m. at International House, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460.
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. email@example.com 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, OCT. 4
Northern California Solar Energy Association Annual Tour of Solar Homes in Berkeley. Self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning at Cedar-Rose Park. Cost is $15 per group of up to 5 people, with $5 discounts for pre-registration by Oct. 1, and for NorCal Solar members. Visit www.norcalsolar.org/tour for tour details and online registration or contact Suzie Zupan, 415-332-3676, skzupan@
Quarterly Bird Walk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. Cost is $5, members, free. Registration required. 643-8155. www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden
California Bulbs with Wayne Roderick from 10 a.m. to noon at the Visitor Center, Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Learn to identify brodiaeas, lilies, alliums, fritillaries, and many more in this workshop. Cost is $25 members, $30 non-members. Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park’s Botanic Garden and the Native Plant Society. To register call 925-935-8871 or 925-820-1021. www.nativeplants.org
Fall Permaculture: Seed Saving Find out when and how to harvest seeds from your garden and discover a good way to keep your favorite vegetable varieties year after year, at 10 a.m. at Wildheart Gardens, 463 61st Street, at Telegraph, Oak-
land. Cost is $10 Ecology Center members, $15 others, no one turned away. For information call 548-2220, ext. 233.
Pet Adoptions, sponsored by Home at Last, from noon to 5 p.m., Hearst and 4th St. 548-9223.
Sick Plant Clinic is offered by the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 643-2755.
SUNDAY, OCT. 5
Feast of St. Francis Celebration at 10 a.m. at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2220 Cedar St., at Spruce. Join us in a celebration of creation, with an Earth Mass and a Blessing of the Animals. Fur, feathers, fins, skins - all are welcome! 848-1755.
Free Sailboat Rides between 1 and 5 p.m. with the Cal Sailing Club. Bring warm waterproof clothes and come to the Berkeley Marina. Learn how to sail or windsurf. For more information see www.cal-sailing.org
“Meditation for Balance and Healing,” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, OCT. 6
The National Organization for Women will hold its monthly meeting at the Central Labor Council Building, 70 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland, cross street is Pardee. Meet in the parking lot at 6 p.m. for chapter elections, then phone bank in the building, to remind people to vote against the recall and against Prop. 54. 287-8948.
In Celebration of the Free Speech Movement: Larry Flint at 7 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom West, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Berkeley ACLU. 816-0563. firstname.lastname@example.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.
UC Berkeley’s Long Range Development Plan Public Comment Period has been extended to Oct. 10. For more information on the plan, visit http://ldrp/berkeley.edu Written comments can be emailed to 2020LRDP@cp.berkeley.edu or mailed to Jennifer Lawrence, Principal Planner, Capital Projects, 1936 University Ave., Suite 300, Berkeley, CA 94720-1382.
Flu Shots will be offered at a number of Berkeley locations during the month of October, by Sutter VNA and Hospice. For a location near you plaese call 1-800-500-2400 or visit www.suttervnaandhospice.org
“Berkeley Speaks” a community program for activists and artists on Berkeley Community Media, BETV Channel 25. For information on being on the program please call 848-2288. or visit www.betv.org
Acting and Storytelling Classes for Seniors, offered by Stagebridge. Wednesdays and Fridays, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Arts First Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., close to BART and AC Transit. 444-4755. www.stagebridge.org
People's Park Community Advisory Board is seeking members. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 30. They are available at the People's Park office, 642-3255; the UC Office of Community Relations, 643-5299; and via e-mail to email@example.com.
Free Smoke Detectors for City residents and UC Berkeley students who live off-campus. Applications are available from the Environment, Health & Safety office of UC Berkeley, at any Berkeley Fire Station, or at the Fire Admin. Office located at 2100 MLK, 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
Swim a Mile for Women with Cancer The East Bay’s Women’s Cancer Resource Center is seeking participants, supporters, and in-kind donations for its annual non-competitive fundraising event, to be held on Oct. 4-5 at the Trefethan Aquatic Center, Mills College. For more information on how to register for this event, please call 601-4040, ext. 180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Community Service Days Students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members are invited to participate in a series of workshops and community service projects from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4. For information on how to get involved, see ttp://students.berkeley.edu/calcorps/cad.html
Fair Trade WeekOctober 6th through October 12thcoffee, organic tea and chocolate. Products bearing the Fair Trade Certified(tm) labelAndronico's Market www.transfairusa.org
Commission on the Status of Women meets Wed., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruby Primus, 981-5106. www.ci.berkeley.
Fire Safety Commission meets Wed., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. David Orth, 981-5502. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/firesafety
School Board meets Wed. Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Thurs.,Oct. 2,
at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/environmentaladvisory
Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5410. www.ci.berkeley.
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee
Landmarks Preservation Commission meets Mon., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Gisele Sorensen, 981-7419. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/landmarks
Youth Commission meets Mon., Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/youth