TUESDAY, APRIL 20
Morning Birdwalk in Briones Regional Park to watch spring songsters. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Bear Creek Rd. entrance parking lot. 525-2233.
Friends of Strawberry Creek Mike Vukman on the Streamside Management Program for Private Landowners in Contra Costa County, at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library 3rd floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St. firstname.lastname@example.org
Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Streets from 3 to 7 p.m. 843-1307.
Free Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling Class Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards and conduct lead-safe renovations for your home. At 6 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue. 567-8280.
Eco-Feminism and Environmental Racism Forum with Dr. Val Plumwood, Australian National University, at 7 p.m. at the GTU Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2560.
“A Thousand Miles on the Appalachian Trail” A silde presentation with Peter Kirby at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
More Wildflowers of the East Bay Plant expert Glenn Keator will guide you in using plant keys to make positive identifications, using the Jepson Manual (available for purchase at first class), microscopes, and the resources of the UC Botanical Garden. Class meets Tues. April 20-May 18. Cost is $185, $165 for Garden Members. 200 Centennial Dr. To register call 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club General Membership meeting on “The Health Care Crisis and the 2004 Elections” at the First Congregational Church, 27th and Harrison, Oakland. Social hour and potluck at 6 p.m. www.democraticrenewal.us
“International Trade: The Great Debate” with Robert Reich, Bradford DeLong, Steven Vogel and Harley Shaiken at 6:30 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Bldg., UC Campus. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Political Science Assoc. www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~upsa/
“Mexico and California: New Challenges for Consular Affairs” with Georgina Lagos, former Consul General of Mexico at 4 p.m. in the CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch St. 642-2088.
East Bay Communities Against the War Video and discussion on “The Fourth World War” at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 530 Lake Park Ave. Suggested donation $1. 658-8994. www.ebcaw.org
American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 6230 Claremont Ave. Advance sign-up needed. 594-5165.
“Communist Party in South Africa and Kerala” with Michelle Williams, UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate, Sociology, at 4 p.m. at 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Center for African Studies. 642-8338.
“The Artist as Shaman/Mystic” a one-day workshop with iconographer Robert Lentz at University of Creation Spirituality, 2141 Broadway, Oakland. Cost is $50-$80. to register call 835-4827, ext. 19.
“Dreams: Past, Present, and Future” with Brother Brendan Madden, lecturer from St. Mary’s College, at 7 p.m. in El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. 526-7512.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
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, APRIL 21
Public Forum on UC’s Management of the Dept. of Energy Labs at 7 p.m., at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave, at the corner of Bancroft. 643-0602. http://ga.berkeley.
“Chiapas Front” video and report on Montes Azules evictions at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $5-$10 sliding scale. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
“Death on a Friendly Border,” a documentary on the deaths on the US-Mexico border, with Rachel Antell, at 6:30 p.m. at Ellen Driscoll Theater, Frank Havens School, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. 835-9227.
“Remembering Rwanda: Ten Years After the Genocide” with Sarah Freedman, Prof. of Education and Research Fellow, The Human Rights Center, Rangira S. Gallimore, Assoc. Prof. of French, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, Harvey Weinstein, Clinical Prof., School of Public Health and Assoc. Dir., The Human Rights Center, at 3:30 p.m. at the Goldberg Room, Boalt Hall, UC Campus. 642-0965. www.hrcberkeley.org/
“Storm From the Mountain” a doumentary on the Zapatista caravan as it journeyed through twelve Mexican states visiting indigenous communities, at 7 p.m. at The Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakland. 393-5685.
“250 Great Hikes in California National Parks” with author Ann Marie Brown at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Nobel, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861.
Sons In Retirement,Inc. East Bay Branch #2 invites all retired men to come to our regular luncheon meeting at The Galileo Club, 371 South 23rd St., Richmond. Social hour 11 a.m. followed by lunch for $12 and a speaker. Contact Dick Celestre 925-283-1635.
“Hormone Replacement Therapy” Elizabeth Plourde, medical researcher, clarifies the controversy over hormone replacement therapy and reveals what types of hormones are actually beneficial for women. At 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. www.elephantpharmacy.com
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets at 7:15 a.m. at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. 524-3765.
Berkeley Stop the War Coalition meets at 7 p.m. in 255 Dwinelle, UC Campus. www.berkeleystopthewar.org
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, vigil at 6:30 p.m. Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/vigil4peace/vigil
Prose Writers Workshop meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. 524-3034.
Spring Crafts Fair sponsored by the UCB Clericals, noon to 1 p.m. Dwinelle Ishi Court, UC Campus. email@example.com
Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Assistance available. 548-0425.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Beginning Bird Watching at the UC Botanical Garden with Dennis Wolff. Meets Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Fee is $75, $65 members. For information and registration call 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Earth Day Strawberry Creek Cleanup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the natural amphitheater just east of Sather Gate on the UC Campus. Trash bags and gloves provided. 642-6568.
Creative Remodels in the East Bay a lecture with Jane Powell, author of “Bungalow Kitchens, Bungalow Bathrooms,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Digital Storytelling, 1803 Martin Luther King Way. A home tour will follow on April 24. The talk and tour benefit Children’s Community Center, a cooperative preschool in Berkeley. For tickets please call 528-6975.
“Remembering Rwanda: Africa in Conflict Yesterday and Today,” with Human Rights Watch’s Africa researcher, Corrine Dufka, a 3:30 p.m. in the Goldberg Room, Boalt Hall, UC Campus. 642-0965. www.hrcberkeley.org/event_rwanda.html
International Institute of the East Bay 85th Anniversary Reception Celebration with Dorothy Ehrlich, Director of the ACLU of Northern California, at 5:30 p.m. at the Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $75. 451-2846, ext. 324. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Breathing Retraining” with Dorisse Neale, certified Eucapnic Buteyko practitioner, to help treat respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and immune system disorders. At 3:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. www.elephantpharmacy.com
GreenCine Film Trivia Night with co-hosts Underdog and Futureboy at 6:30 p.m. at Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo Ave. www.greencine.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
“Spring Flora of Mount Diablo” Weekend workshop sponsored by Jepson Herbarium. A unique opportunity to stay “on the mountain” for extended hikes and exploration. Registration and deposit required, for information, see http://ucjeps.
Inspiration Point Hike with Solo Sierrans at 4 p.m. Meet at large parking lot off Wildcat Canyon Road. You need not be a member to attend. 525-2299.
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Terry Woronov, PhD, Anthropology, on “Transforming Chinese Culture: Raising Children’s Quality.” Lunch at 11:45 a.m. for $12.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For reservations call 526-2925.
East Bay Farm Worker Support Committee Dinner Dance, with the 2004 Chavez Legacy Award, at 6 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. Oakland. Cost is $10-$25. 832-2372.
César Chávez Commemoration, with speakers, performers, music, food and an altar, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the César Chávez Student Learning Center, UC Campus. Program includes Federico Chávez, grandson of César Chávez. 642-1802.
“The USA Patriot Act: Californians Respond” with Sanjeev Bery, Field Organizer for the Northern California ACLU, at 6 p.m. in the FSM Cafe at Moffitt Library, UC Campus.
“Eyewitness to Empire” 2nd National CAN Speaking Tour with Khury Peterson-Smith, CAN activist from NY who visited Iraq in January, Military Families Speak Out and Campus Antiwar Network. at 7 p.m. at 126 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. www.campusantiwar.net
“Life and Debt” a film explaining the complexity of international lending, structural adjustment policies and free trade, at 8 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751.
Berkeley Chess Club meets at 7:15 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. All levels are welcome. 652-5324.
Women in Black Vigil noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310.
Kol Hadash meets at 7:30 p.m. for Shabbat, at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. 428-1492. www.kolhadash.org
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. 525-5231.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
Earth Day at Civic Center Park from noon to 5 p.m. with cultural performers, activities for children, food, craft and community booths.
Family Farm Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. Co-sponsored by The Ecology Center and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org
Bike Tour in Eastshore State Park leaving from Civic Center Park at noon and going to Richmond. Sponsored by Citizens for the Eastshore State Park. Bring water, sunblock, and windbreaker. Bikes should be in good condition. Course is flat. Route is approximately 25 miles. Helmets are encouraged. For more information 461- 4665. www.eastshorepark.org
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of Aquatic Park at 10 a.m. Pre-paid reservations required, $8 for memebers, $10 for non-members. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/
Creek Tour with Urban Creeks Council from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with restoration expert Ann Riley. Tour of East Bay Restoration Sites includes Wildcat, Baxter, and Blackberry Creeks. Bring a lunch and dress for hiking. To register visit www.urbancreeks.org
Turtle Time at Tilden Reptiles all around the park will be coming out of winter hibernation. Meet and greet the three exotic turtles that live at the Nature Center from 2 to 3 p.m. 525-2233.
Earth Day Paddle at Gallinas Creek just north of China Camp State Park in San Rafael. All equipment and instruction included. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Save the Bay. Cost is $30 members, $40 non-members. To register call 452-9261. www.savesfbay.org
A Neighborhood Walk Through South West Berkeley, sponsored by Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Berkeley Chinese Community Church, 2117 Acton St. for music and light breakfast before the walk. 658-2467.
Spring Plant Sale at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Spring Blooming Perennials and Shrubs with Aeirn Moore, at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com
Community Music Day from noon to 5 p.m. at Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose St. 559-2941.
Women’s Peace Day at Mosswood Park, McArthur and Broadway, Oakland, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An open-air fair calling attention to the impact of US military presence in Okinawa, Korea and the Philippines on women, communities, and the politics of the region. www.koreasolidarity.org
Civic Arts Commission Hearing on Berkeley’s Arts and Cultural Plan at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. 981-7533.
“Eyewitness to Empire” West Coast Campus Antiwar Network Conference from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Evans Hall, UC Campus. To register, contact can_wc_conf_2004
Free Emergency Preparedness Class in Fire Supression from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. To sign up call 981-5605. www.
Berkeley Copwatch Know Your Rights Orientation Join us for this hands-on workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. near Shattuck Ave. Free, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted. 548-0425.
Small Press Distribution Open House, with refreshments, readings and books, books, books. From noon to 4 p.m. at the SPD Warehouse, 1341 7th St. off Gilman. 524-1668. www.spdbooks.org
Breast Cancer Action’s Town Meeting for Activists, with Anne Lamott and Dr. Sandra Hernandez on “Taking Care in a Toxic Time” from 1 to 5 p.m. at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. 415-243-9301, ext. 17. www.bcaction.org
“Families Dealing with Dementia” a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy Care & Retirement Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Eileen Zagelow, BA, CMC, Geriatric Care Manager for Eldercare Services will lead the workshop. $15 donation is requested. 534-8540. www.mercyretirementcenter.org
Guerrilla Media Action Tour with Cascadia Media Collective’s films and more at 7 p.m. at AK Press Warehouse, 674A 23rd St. Oakland. 208-1700. www.akpress.org
Luna Kids Dance Open House for ages 10 and up, at 10 a.m. at Black Pine Circle School, 2027 7th St. 644-3629. www.lunakidsdance.com
Yoga for Seniors at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. Open to non-members of the club for $8 per class. 848-7800.
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, APRIL 25
Berkeley High School Open House and Ribbon Cutting from 1 to 5 p.m. with music, sports, arts, and refreshments.
People’s Park 35th Anniversary Faire from noon to 6 p.m. Live music, bike rodeo, clowns, may pole and community workshops. 658-9178.
Spinning Demonstration Witness the alchemy of spinning plant fibers into yarn at 1 p.m. at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. Free with garden admission. 643-2775. http://
“Spirited Action: Coming Together For A Change” with Buddhist author and teacher Sylvia Boorstein, activist Daniel Ellsberg, and singers Linda Tillery and Betsy Rose at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way. Donation $10. www.spiritedaction.org
Forum on "A Christian Ecological Perspective" at 9 a.m., service at 10 a.m., tree and native plant planting after service at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2220 Cedar St. 848-1755. allsoulsparish.org
Anam Cara House Open House from 4 to 8 p.m. at 6035 Majestic Ave. near Mills College. Anam Cara House provides work space to healing arts practitioners, workshops, and groups. 333-3572.
Flowers: Their Parts and Partners We’ll take a close look at intimate parts of plants, and learn stories of their mating habits, from 10 a.m. to noon at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233.
A Lot of Galls Insects and other organisms cause swellings on plant parts that serve as homes for offspring. We’ll search for a variety of these growths and learn their history. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233.
“Voice of the People” A variety show on current political, social and environmental concerns by The Traveling Bohemians, at 4 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $10.
Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Berkeley City Club and the Landmark Heritage Foundation. Donations welcome. 2315 Durant Ave. 848-7800.
Learn Sufi Dances, Dances of Universal Peace at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 526-8944.
“Yoga and the Vedic Sciences,” with Sam Geppi, certified Hatha yoga instructor,on the three Vedic sciences at 11:30 a.m. at at Elephant Pharmacy. 549-9200. www.elephantpharmacy.com
“Modern Mystics: Bede Griffiths” with Dody Donnelly, author, theologian at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd. Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306.
Tibetan Yoga with Jack van der Meulen on “Body Psychology” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
Mikvah Taharas Israel invites Jewish Women to a Spa for the Soul from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Claremont Resort. Cost is $36. For reservations call Chabad of the East Bay 540-5824.
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Apr. 21, 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., Apr. 21, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.ber-
Commission on Labor meets Wed., Apr. 21, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. www.ci.
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., Apr. 21, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/welfareˇ