FRIDAY, OCT. 10
“Berkeley’s Creeks,” with Robin Grossinger and Carol Schimmerling, at 7:30 p.m. at Spenger’s, 4th and University. 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.
Daniel Ellsberg on “Should the President Lead a War on ‘Evil’?” at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd. Kensington. Donation of $10 requested, $7 seniors and students. 528-3417.
Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace, with Rami Elhanan, a seventh generation Jerusalemite whose daughter was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber, and Ghazi Brigieth, whose brothers were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. At 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker, 1640 Addison Ave. A $10-$20 donation is requested, no one turned away. For more information call 464-4911 or email bayareapeacetour@
Literary Friends meets from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. The topic is Leni Riefenstahl: Correspondence, Life and Documentary “Olympia.” 232-1351.
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Jack Citrin, Ph.D., professor Political Science, on “Clashing Civilizations.” Luncheon 11:45 a.m. $11.50 - $12.50. Speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925 or 665-9020.
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. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 496-6000, ext. 135.
Berkeley Hillel 75th Anniver-
sary Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. at 2736 Bancroft Way. 845-7793.
SATURDAY, OCT. 11
Shellmound Run Gather at 7:30 a.m. at University and 4th St. The route is along Strawberry Creek to the shoreline, then to the Pow Wow at MLK Civic Center Park. Sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Day Committee and the City of Berkeley. 595-5520. www.red-coral.net/Pow
Indigenous Peoples Day PowWow and Indian Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Civic Center Park, with arts and crafts, Native California dancing and Native American foods. Sponsor-
ed by the City of Berkeley. 595-5520. www.red-coral.net/Pow
East Bay Earth Charter Community Summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 27th St. and Harrison. Program includes performance art, presentations by local activists and commentators, an ecologically prepared lunch, and workshops. Free. For information call 655-8252. www.earthchartersummits.org.
Rockin’ in Berkeley Visit seven parks in Berkeley featuring an-
cient volcanic rock formations. Climb up (optional) for great views. Walk through neighborhoods and see rocks incorporated into buildings and landscapes. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information call 415-255-3233. www.greenbelt.org
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 www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/fire/oes or by calling 981-5506.
Quaker FunRaiser to benefit the Friends Committee on Legislation, a lobby for just and compassionate lawmaking. Live entertainment, art, children’s activities, books, baked goods and more. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St., 1 block north of N. Berkeley BART. 547-2099, 486-1391.
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of the Gilman Street Industrial Area. Begins at 10 a.m. Reservations and a donation of $8 required. Please make check payable to Berkeley Historical Society, and mail to P.O. Box 1190, Berkeley, CA 94701-1190. 848-0181.
Green Living Series: Green Interior Design Topics will include cleaners, paints, sealers, furnishings, flooring, energy efficient systems and products. Bring a rough plan of your space if possible. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. Cost is $10 Ecology Center members, $15 others, no one turned away for lack of funds. Call to pre-register. Drop-ins OK. 548-2220, ext. 233.
“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with David Harris, author, Vietnam War resister, and Jeff Patterson, Conscien-
tious Objector, First Gulf War, Organizer, “Not in Our Name,” at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403.
Daniel Ellsberg seminar on ending the cycle of violence and banning nuclear weapons from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd. Kensington. Donation of $10 requested, $7 seniors and students. 528-3417.
A Better Chance Annual Independent School Fair for students and families of color. This free event will take place at Samuel Merritt Health Education Center in Oakland from 3 to 6 p.m. 496-1151.
Pet Adoptions, sponsored by Home at Last, from noon to 5 p.m., Hearst and 4th St. 548-9223.
Car Wash Benefit for Options Recovery Services of Berkeley, held every Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1744 University Ave. 666-9552.
Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is taught by Rosie Linsky, who at age 72, has practiced yoga for over 40 years. Open to non-members of the club for $8.00 per class. For further information and to register, call Karen Ray at 848-7800.
Kol Hadash, Northern California Community for Humanistic Judaism Brown Bag Family Shabbat with Rabbi Kai Eckstein: “A Celebration of Sukkot," from noon to 1:30 pm at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Please bring lunch for your family, and (finger) dessert to share; juice provided. We also collect non-perishable food for the needy. For information call 428-1492 or email email@example.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 12
The Soil Is Alive Come explore our homegrown compost, meet our worms, and take some home to care for and start your own compost pile, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Plant Walk in People’s Park with naturalist, Terri Compost. Meet at 1 p.m. in the West End Community Garden. Heavy rain cancels. 658-9178.
Fall Festival at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, ethnic food, dancing, music, art and fun for children from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2727 College Ave. 845-6830.
Afternoon Tea Honoring the Women's Club Movement, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Berkeley History Center. Reservations recommended. 528-3284. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/
Tibetan Buddhism, “What is Knowledge of Freedom “ with Abbe Blum at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, OCT. 13
Indigenous People’s Day
City offices are closed.
“Aftermath: Unanswered Questions From 9/11” video screening followed by discussion, at 8 p.m. at Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 530 Lake Park Ave., Oakland. Wheelchair accessible. $1 suggested donation, no one turned away. Sponsored by East Bay Community Against the War. www.ebcaw.org
Home Owners Support Group meets to discuss what to do when your house needs painting, at 3 p.m. at Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696.
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. 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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 14
Fall Fruit Tasting at Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK Jr. Way, from 2 to 4 p.m. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters (BACH) meets at 7 p.m. at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., near Rockridge BART. 835-6303.
The Wellstone Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Alternative School, MLK and Derby, to assess the results of the October 7 elections.
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.
“Introduction to Islam” with the Arab Association of the Bay Area at 7:30 p.m. at Interna-
tional House, Home Room, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460.
“Israel Yes, Occupation No” with Marcia Freedman, former Israeli Parlimentarian, and founder of the Alliance for Peace and Justice, at 7 p.m. at 30 Wheeler Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by Tzedek. 845-7793.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Anna Swardenski from the Coalition for Seniors and People with Disabilities will speak about Emergency Preparedness for seniors. 845-6830.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15
Gray Panthers Night Out with Alison Wier, co-founder, “If Americans Knew: Information on Israel and Palestine.” Political discussion and light supper at 7 p.m. at 1403 Addison St. All welcome. 548-9696. 486-8010.
Prose Writers Workshop meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034.
Free Marketing Workshops, sponsored by Sisters Headquarters, for women entrepreneurs, every Wed. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 643 17th St. Oakland. For information call 238-1100.
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.
Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. 872-0768.
Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. 548-0425.
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.
Community Dances, traditional English and American dances, at 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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 16
“The Ohlone Culture,” with Beverly Ortiz, naturalist, at 7:30 p.m. at Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitors Center. 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.
“Peace Zones: The Philippine Experience” with Renia Corocoto, Rotary Peace Scholar, at 7:30 p.m. at International House, Home Room, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460.
UC Botanical Garden Docent Training at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee and registration required. 643-1924.
Faith, Land, and Agriculture: A GTU Faculty Panel, the second of a Series on Topics in Ecology, Theology, and Ethics 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the GTU Dinner Board Room. Panel includes Drs. Marvin Chaney (SFTS), Lisa Fullam (JSTB), and Naomi Seidman (GTU, Center for Jewish Studies). 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2560.
Stop Breast Cancer Where it Starts - Stop Toxic Pollution Find out how pharmaceutical and chemical company Astra Zeneca conceived of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase their sales of tamoxifen, a drug given to women after they are diagnosed with breast cancer, and that is also on the Prop 65 list of cancer causing chemicals. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 540-2220 ext. 233. www.ecologycenter.org
Stroke Prevention and Treatment, a free community workshop offered by the Ethnic Health Institute of Alta Bates Summit at 6:30 p.m. at the Health Education Center, Samuel Merritt College, 400 Hawthorne Ave. For informations and reservations please call 869-6737.
Improving the Chemotherapy Experience a free, open session for cancer patients, their families and friends, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Auditorium, 2450 Ashby Ave. For more information call Jill Bender at 415-625-1135.
League of Women Voters meets at 6:45 p.m. at the South Branch Library to discuss the October 7 election. 843-8824.
Simplicity Forum, “Take Back Your Time” Speaker and attendees will share about the impact of time deprivation and ways they are getting back time in their lives. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. For more information, call 549-3509, or go to www.simpleliving.net.
Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Branch, Benvenue at Ashby. 981-6280.
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.
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 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
East Bay Center for International Trade Development (EBCITD), part of the Economic Development Program at Vista Community College, offers seminars to assist companies, professionals and entrepreneurs with international trade related issues. Foe details on the seminars, visit http://eastbay.citd.org or call 540-8901, ext. 23.
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
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
Fair Trade Week Oct. 6-12. Products bearing the Fair Trade Certified(tm) label, such as coffee, organic tea and chocolate will be featured at Andronico's Markets. www.transfairusa.org
City Council meets Tues., Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley.ca. us/commissions/humane
Commission on Aging meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging
Commission on Labor meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Berkeley Work-Source, 1950 Addison St., Suite 105. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. www.ci.-berkeley.ca.us/commissions/labor
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/welfare
School Board meets Wed. Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.
Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. www.ci.berkeley.
Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/faircampaign
Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/transportation