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.
Healthy Kids Day from 6 to 9 p.m. at Berkeley YMCA with a cooking class with Joey Altman of KRON 4 Bay Café. 665-3271.
“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
Night of Cultural Resistance presents “Borderspeak: Tak(l)king Us Home” at 6:30 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Center, UC Campus. Free. 642-4270.
“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.
“Feng Shui: The Principles Behind the Rules” with Jessica Levine, at 7:30 p.m. at Enchanted Skye, 1487 Solano Ave., Albany.
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 members, $10 for non-members. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/
Berkeley High Work Day from 9 a.m. to noon to weed, plant and pick up trash to welcome spring and to look our best for the Grand Opening Celebration on April 25. Bring trowels and weeding tools, work gloves, sunscreen/hat. Water, snacks, garbage bags, disposable gloves provided. Come to the lower courtyard through the Allston Way gate. 333-6097.
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.
Thumbs Up Child Protection Project will provide free child identification cards from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eastmont Mall. Sponsored by the California Youth Authority. 563-5361.
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
Tai Chi Demonstration by Wen Wu Studio at University Village on San Pablo at 11 a.m. 524-1057.
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 Circus from noon to 6 p.m. with the Tuvan Throat Singers, Beth Custer Ensemble, The Fleshies, The Funky Nixons and many more. Bike rodeo, clowns, 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://
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.
“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.
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.
“Yoga and the Vedic Sciences,” with Sam Geppi, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, on the three Vedic sciences at 11:30 a.m. 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.
MONDAY, APRIL 26
Tea at Four Enjoy some of the best teas from the other side of the Pacific Rim and learn their cultural and natural history. Then take a walk to see nesting birds and flowering shrubs, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Registration required. Cost is $5 for residents, $7 for non-residents. Wheelchair accessible. 525-2233.
Honoring Lake Merrit’s Birds at the Bird Refuge, 600 Bellevue Ave. foot of Perkins St. at Lakeside Park, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 238-3739.
Earth Month Community Talk on Climate Change, by Dr. Margaret Torn, of Berkeley Lab, at 5:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library Community Meeting Room, 3rd Fl, 2090 Kittredge St. Sponsored by Friends of Science. http://www.lbl.gov/friendsofscience
No Child Left Behind? A discussion with students, teachers and activists in the Richmond School District, led by Cesar Cruz, at 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, Cedar and Bonita Sts. 669-1842.
Fitness for 55+ A total body workout including aerobics, stretching and strengthening at 1:15 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5170.
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425.
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
Morning Birdwalk Meet at 7 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area to look for Laurel Canyon birds. 525-2233.
Return of Over-the-Hills Gang at Black Diamond Regional Preserve. Hikers 55 years and older who are interested in nature study, history and fitness are invited to join us on a hilly 3 mile hike, meeting at 10 a.m. at the end of Somersville Rd. Registration required. 525-2233.
Robert B. Reich “Taking Back Politics” at 11:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Berkeley Marina. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Tickets are $50 and reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com
Phone Banking to ReDefeat Bush on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cafe de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck Ave. Bring your cell phones. Please RSVP 233-2144. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Special Education Parents Network Forum with Michele Lawrence, Ken Jacopetti, and Gerald Herrick, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ala Costa Center, 1300 Rose St. 525-9262.
Ohlone Dog Park Association meets at 7:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 843-6221.
Biodiesel and Sustainability A panel discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. at BioFuel Oasis, 2465 4th St. at Dwight. Donation $5-$15.
Adventure Racing: Spring Training Tips for Women with Terri Schneider at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Both men and women welcome. 527-4140.
“The Integration Trap, Generation Gap” with Oba T’Shaka at 5 p.m. in Dwinelle 370. Part of the Distinuished Lecturer of Color Series. 642-2876.
“The Gender Agenda in Africa” with Jacqueline Adhiambo Odoul, US Int’l Univ., Nairobi, Kenya, at 4 p.m. in 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by Center for African Studies. 642-8338.
“Is Middle East Peace Possible?” with Iftekhar Hai, United Muslims of America, Souleiman Ghali, Pres. Islamic Society of SF, and David Meir Levi, Dir. Israel Peace Initiative at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Ave. 848-3440. www.ahimsaberkeley.org
Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Sts. every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. 843-1307.
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.
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.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
“The Local Housing Crisis” with Kriss Worthington, Berkeley Councilmember, and Nancy Nadel, Oakland Councilmember at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Gray Panthers of the East Bay. 548-9696.
“Victorian Glory in the San Francisco Bay Area” with Paul Duchscherer at 7:30 p.m. at Church by the Side of the Road, 2108 Russell St. Tickets are available from Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assoc. 841-2242. www.berkeleyheritage.com
“Fact and Fiction: An Inside Look at Islamic Cultures” An exchange of perspectives with Peace Corps volunteers and recent immigrants from Islamic countries at 7 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. email@example.com
“A Place Called Chiapas” A documentary by Nettie Wild covers eight months inside the Zapatista Uprising in 1997. At 7 p.m. at The Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakland. 393-5685.
“Compassion Defies Violence and Hate” on the five year peace-
ful journey of Falun Gong at 6 p.m. at 182 Dwinelle, UC Campus.
Bayswater Book Club monthly dinner meeting will discuss Richard Clark’s “Against All Enemies” at 6:30 p.m. at Liu’s Kitchen Restaurant, 1593 Solano Ave. 433-2911.
“Beyond Networking: Building Win-Win Strategic Partnerships” at 7 p.m. at Gate 3: Emeryville, 1285 66th St. Emeryville. 665-1725.
Acdemic Quiz Bowl with high school teams at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Nobel, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861.
“Astral Travel & Dreams” a free 9-week course starts April 28, meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m at 2015 Center St. 654-1583. www.mysticweb.org
Fun with Acting Class every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome, no experience necessary.
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. Apr. 26, 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., Apr. 26, 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 Mon., Apr. 26, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. Becky Dowdakin, 981-6357. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/solidwaste
City Council meets Tues. Apr. 27, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., Apr. 28, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7041. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/budget
Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/civicarts
Disaster Council meets Wed., Apr. 28, 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., Apr. 28, 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., Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at 2640 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Harvey Turek, 981-5213. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/mentalhealth
Planning Commission meets Wed. Apr. 28, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/planningˇ