TUESDAY, OCT. 21
Student Study Skills Strategies for Success, a Berkeley High/PTSA program, featuring Classroom Matters, Nat Lewis, Eileen Abrams and Rory Bled, at 7 p.m. in the BHS Little Theater.
“The Case Againt the Chilean Military Death Squad” with Sandra Coliver of the Center for Justice and Accountability and Zita Cabelo, sister of Winston Cabello, an Allende government economist executed by a Chilean military death squad, at 7:30 p.m. at International House, Home Room, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460.
“The Struggle for Socialism From Below in South Africa” at 4 p.m. at 652 Barrows Hall. Sponsored by the Center for African Studies. 642-8338. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Garden Club hosts Larry Lee, horticulturist at U. C. Botanical Garden, who will speak on “Strange and Unusual Foliage.” Guests are welcome to attend the meeting at 1 p.m. and the free program at 2 p.m. Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 524-4374.
“Success in School: How to Help Your Child Thrive and Still Get into College,” with Denise Pope Clark, Ph.D., Stanford educator and author, at 7 p.m. at The College Preparatory School Auditorium, 6100 Broadway (north), Oakland. Admission is $10 adult, $5 student. 658-5202.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Charles Fitch will show travel slides. We 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 .
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22
Celebrating 20 years of Community Service Gala Annual Dinner to benefit Berkeley Booster Programs at 6:30 p.m. at The Doubletree Hotel, 200 Marina Blvd., Tickets are $65 per person, $500 for a table of 8. For reservations call 843-6542. www.berkeleyboosters.org
“Africa on the Edge: Fighting Debt, AIDS and War” with Nunu Kidane from Eritria, member, Priority Africa Network, at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Berkeley Gray Panthers. 548-9696.
“The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique,” with Juan Obarrio, Dept. of Anthropology, Columbia University, at 4 p.m. at 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Center for African Studies. 642.8338. email@example.com
Sustainable Food Culture in Japan, including food prepared by Chef Tomoe Suzuki of the Eco-Community Restaurant Project in Japan, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 848-1704
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.
Prose Writers Workshop meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034.
Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. For information call 548-0425.
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. 23
Green Living Series: Green Building Materials Learn about healthier building materials, and how to lower your utility bills, reduce home maintenance, and minimize remodeling construction waste, with Greg VanMechelen, architect. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., near Dwight Way. Cost is $10 for Ecology Center members, $15 general, no one turned away. 548-2220 ext. 233. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Optics for Birding” Ed Lehman, retired science teacher, will discuss principles of binoculars and telescopes, show how to test yours for common faults, compare models. Free admission. At 7:30 p.m., Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Ave. 652-0107 or 654-4830.
Public Workshop on Extension of Bay Trail through Marina at 7 p.m. at the Marina Conference Room, 201 University Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Deborah Chernin at 981-6715.
Berkeley Youth Alternatives Celebrates the opening of its new commercial kitchen for a culinary skills program on health and nutrition for low-income families. Celebration from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. includes creole cuisine and live music. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. 1255 Allston Way. For reservations call 845-9010.
“Berkeley Reads” Orientation for new volunteer tutors in the Berkeley Public Library’s adult literacy program, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Branch Library, 1125 University Ave. at San Pablo. For more information call 981-6299.
Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh, recreational free duels, please bring your own cards. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Story Room at the Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge, 981-6223. www.inforpeople.org/bpl
“Thoughts about Suicide Bombers and their Families,” with Ms. Amira Hass, Haaretz Correspondent in the Palestinian West Bank and the Gaza Strip, at 5 p.m. at 340 Stephens Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. 642-8208. email@example.com
FRIDAY, OCT. 24
“The Precautionary Principle” a panel with Tom and Jane Kelley, Councilmember Kriss Worthington, and Jean Reinhardt Reiss of the Breast Cancer Fund at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1924 Cedar St. Part of the Redwood Sequoia Congress. www.bfuu.org/rscongress
“The Disabling of Democracy,” a panel with Mike Ruppert of From the Wilderness on 9-11, Tara Treasurefield on the electronic voting machine scandal, and Fred Burkes on mind control/
media control, at 8 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1924 Cedar St. Part of the Redwood Sequoia Congress. www.bfuu.org/rscongress
END-dependence Spoken Word Tour, fundraiser for Rocky Boice, Jr., sponsored by MEXA/Centro Abya Yala Xicana/ Latino Agenda Office, at 8 p.m. 145 Dwinelle, UC Campus. $5-8 sliding scale. www.brownprde.
Literary Friends meets from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. The film “Jane Eyre” and a video on the life of Charlotte Bronte will be shown. 232-1351.
Family Literacy Night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. Enjoy music, storytellers, fun activities, book swaps, and more. For information call 665-3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Berkeley Reads” Orientation for new volunteer tutors in the Berkeley Public Library's adult literacy program, from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Branch Library, 1125 University Ave. at San Pablo. For more information call 981-6299.
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Michael Nacht, Ph.D., Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, “Post-War Iraq and the Mid-East.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $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.
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. 25
United Nations Day Commemoration and flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m. in Jack London Square, Oakland, followed by a luncheon and talk by SF State Prof. Marshall Windmiller at 12:30 p.m. at the Spaghetti Factory. Tickets to the lunch are $25 and and can be reserved by calling 530-7600 or 652-3192.
“The Prison-Industrial Complex,” a panel with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Davida Coady, M.D., Dorsey Nunn and Meredith Maran at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1924 Cedar St. Part of the Redwood Sequoia Congress. www.bfuu.org/rscongress
Cynthia McKinney on “Confronting Empire” at 8 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1781 Rose St. For a full schedule of the weekend events, please see www.bfuu.org/rscongress
Neighborhood Emergency Supplies A large multi-media emergency supply exposition event from 1 to 4 p.m. at Truitt and White Lumber Showrooms, 642 Hearst Ave. Workshops will include mini-first aid, search and rescue, fire suppression and home retrofit workshops. Wheelchair accessible. Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley. For information call 981-5514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkin Carving and Costume Making from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.
Gardening with East Bay Native Plants, a hands-on workshop held in a Berkeley garden that is built from local native plants, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Pre-registration required. 231-9430. email@example.com
Harvest Festival and Open Garden Day at the Gill Tract Professors Miguel Altieri and Clara Nichols will lead a walk through the garden to discuss agroecological approaches to weed and pest management. Professor Ignacio Chapela will discuss the benefits of urban agriculture as an alternative to agribusiness and biotechnology. Other activities include seedball-making, compost demonstrations, fresh produce and food, local musicians, face-painting, and more. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gill Tract, 1050 San Pablo Ave., south of Marin St., Albany. 597-9819.
Halloween Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New School of Berkeley, 1606 Bonita at Cedar. Activities include face painting, mask making, apple bobbing, rummage sale, bake sale and much more. Proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship fund. 548-9165.
Green Living Series: Green Building Materials Learn about healthier building materials, and how to lower your utility bills, reduce home maintenance, and minimize remodeling construction waste. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $10 EC members, $15 general, no one turned away. 548-2220 ext. 233.
Halloween Night Hikes Learn to turn your feet into eyes and other nature secrets for being friends with the night. Some walks will be short, easy and accessible for strollers and some will be longer and spooky; flashlights to be kept in your pack, pocket or left at home! From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Halloween Party at Lawrence Hall of Science, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with games, activities, and candy fun you won't want to miss. Reservations are required. 643-5961. www.lawrencehallofscience.org
Barbara Gates, on her memoir of life in Ocean View at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepard, 9th and Hearst. This tour 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.
Berkeley Path Wanderers, Paths of Northernmost Berkeley. Meet at Walnut and Portland Aves, at 10 a.m. For information 549-2906, 849-1142.
Book Fair to benefit Center for Independent Living’s youth Services Program at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. from noon to 5 p.m. Bookfair vouchers required in order for the proceeds to benefit CIL, please call 841-4776 ext. 112, or visit www.cil-berkeley.org
Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Open to non-members of the club for $8.00 per class. For further information and to register, call Karen Ray at 848-7800.
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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 26
Redwood Sequoia Congress with panels on “Stratgies for Peace and Justice” at 1 p.m., “Strategies for Sustainability” at 3 p.m., “Confronting Corporate Rule” at 5 p.m. and “Confronting Empire” at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1924 Cedar St. Part of the Redwood Sequoia Congress. 841-4824, 527-7543. www.bfuu.org/rscongress
Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are sponsored by the Berkeley City Club and the Landmark Heritage Foundation. Donations welcome. The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave. For group reservations or more information, call 848-7800 or 883-9710.
Balloons at the Berkeley Bowl, from 2 to 6 p.m. in support of workers. Come help blow up balloons, and distribute them to customers.
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. 548-1240 (TTY). www.infopeople.org/bpl
California Shakespeare Theater’s Annual Costume and Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 701 Heinz Ave. 548-4322.
Tibetan Buddhism, special tour and introduction to Tibetan art, meditation and culture from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by “The Tibetan Mandala as a Map of Consciousness,” with Sylvia Gretchen 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.
MONDAY, OCT. 27
Gardening with Kids Join your child in a fun exploration of gardening, at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave.528-5587.
League of Women Voters meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library. Henry Brady, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, will speak on “Integrity of Elections, How can we be sure our votes are counted correctly?”843-8824.
“Faith: Trust Your Own Deepest Experience” with Sharon Salzberg at the First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 433-9928.
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.
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
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. For details on the seminars, visit http://eastbay.citd.org or call 540-8901, ext. 23.
Free Smoke Detectors for 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.
City Council meets Tues., Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Berkeley Housing Authority meets Tues., Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. ww.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Disaster Council meets Wed., Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. Carol Lopes, 981-5514. www.ci.berkeley.ca. us/commissions/disaster
Energy Commission meets Wed., Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo, 981-5434. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/energy
Mental Health Commission meets Wed., Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at 2640 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Harvey Turek, 981-5213. www.ci.berkeley.
Planning Commission meets Wed., Oct. 22, 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., Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Barbara Attard, 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Zoning Adjustments Board Thurs., Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.ber
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee
Parks and Recreation Commission meets Mon., Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Deborah Chernin, 981-6715. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/parksandrecreation
Solid Waste Management Commission meets Mon., Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. Becky Dowdakin, 981-6357. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/solidwaste