FRIDAY, APRIL 30
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Kiren A. Chadhry, Prof. Political Science, UCB, on “Challenges in Iraq.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $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.
“Media, Democracy, and the Informed Citizen,” The 8th Annual Travers Ethics Conference, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Lipman Room, 8th floor, Barrows Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by Charles T. & Louise H. Travers Program on Ethics and Government Accountability, Political Science Department, Institute of Governmental Studies, The Commonwealth Club of California. 642-4691. http://ethics.berkeley.edu/
SATURDAY, MAY 1
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour “La Loma Park, Maybeck Country” led by Robert Pennell from 10 a.m. to noon. 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/
UNICEF Open House at 1403-B Shattuck Ave. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the United Nations Association - East Bay. 849-1752.
Thousand Oaks School Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Games, cakewalk, talent show, fortune telling, tostadas, cupcakes, quilt raffle, and silent auction. 840 Colusa Ave, north of Solano.
Butterfly Gardening Identify our local species and how to attract them to your garden while you help with our planting and weeding. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. We have tools, call if you need gloves. 525-2233.
St. Joseph the Worker Church 125th Anniversary Celebration at 6:30 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel, Berkeley Marina. 843-2244.
May Day Celebration of Labor Solidarity from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. $5 donation requested. 595-7417. 925-828-8184.
“Prospects and Challenges of Peace in Nepal” at 5 p.m. at Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Ave. Sponsored by Helping Hands of the Himalayas. 932-2039.
Sick Plant Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Sat. of every month, UC plant pathologist Dr. Robert Raabe, UC entomologist Dr. Nick Mills, and their team of experts will diagnose what ails your plants. Free, at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755.
Organic Plant Sale Beautiful, healthy organically grown vege-
table starts, herbs, and flowers for sale, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Walnut and Virginia Sts. www.ocf.berkeley.
Iris Show and Sale, featuring all iris in bloom locally, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellvue, Oakland. Free. 525-6536.
Permaculture Ethics and Activism Learn permaculture ethics and explore what they really mean when applying them to permaculture activism. 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 for lack of funds. 548-2220, ext. 233.
Education Not Incarceration Teach-In, Speak-Out from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakland Tech High School, 4351 Broadway. Childcare and refreshments provided. www.ednotinc.org
Festival of Digital Arts hosted by Vista College Multimedia Arts Dept. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Also on Sun., May 2. Cost is $10-$15. For details see www.vistacollege.edu/multimedia/if
Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Responding to Terrorism from 9 a.m. to noon at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. To sign up call 981-5605. www.
Car-Free Morocco Slideshow a slide presentation by CarBusters’ Randy Ghent, at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way. Experience the maze of Morocco’s medinas, medieval pedestrian cities. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Ecological and Safe Transportation, The Ecology Center, EcoCity Builders & Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Coalition. 548-2220, ext. 233.
“Dialogues Towards a Strong Women’s Movement Diversity Summit,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakland Airport Hilton, 1 Hegenberger Rd. Cost is sliding scale $10-$45. Sponsored by California NOW, Black Women Organized for Political Action, California Women’s Agenda, Casa de las Madres, National Asian Women’s Health Organization, and Women of Color Resources Center. To register call 916-442-3414, or go to www.canow.org/
Projects for Peace in Israel/
Palestine from 9 to 11 a.m. at Oakland Public Library, Madison St. between 13th and 14th. The Friends of Deir Ibzi’a describe their projects for women and children in Palestine. 653-0776.
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 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.
Dream Workshop on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon at 2199 Bancroft Way. Cost is $10. www.practicaldreamwork.com
SUNDAY, MAY 2
Bicycle Tour of San Pablo Ridge Explore the history and preservation of Wildcat Watershed. Meet at 10 a.m. at Inspiration Point, Tilden Park. Bring helmet, liquids and snack. For ages 12 and up. registration required. 525-2233.
Bicycle Tour “Hidden Gems of Berkeley” A 10-12 mile ride to explore historic street car and creek lines. Begins at Halcyon Commons, Halcyon Ct. next to Prince St. at 3:30 p.m. 847-0575.
Bay-Friendly Gardening: From Your Backyard to the Bay Simplify garden care, reduce chores and use as few resources, from water to fertilizer, as possible. Free self-guided tour of over 30 residential gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 444-SOIL. www.stopwaste.org
Bloomin’ Paper Want to turn paper into flowers? Make recycled paper embedded with seeds to take home and plant in your own garden. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. For ages 7 and up. Cost is $3. Registration required. 525-2233.
Native Plant Restoration Join Friends of Five Creeks and the California Native Plant Society restoration team on Codornices Creek at Live Oak Park, removing more ivy and tending the many native plants we put in last fall. Email for time and other information email@example.com
Honoring Lake Merrit’s Birds at the Bird Refuge, 600 Bellevue Ave. foot of Perkins St. at Lakeside Park, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 238-3739.
St. Joseph the Worker Church 125th Anniversary Celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a Children’s Mass followed by a Family and Friends Festival at 10:30 a.m. 1640 Addison St. 843-2244.
Open Forum on Haiti, moderated by KPFA’s Dennis Bernstein at 5 p.m. at Pro Arts Gallery, 550 2nd St. Oakland. 415-391-3844.
National Women’s Political Caucus honors Joan Blades at 4 p.m. at Hiller Highland Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland. Tickets are $50. 452-1600. www.nwpcan.org
“Searching for Asian America,” documentary film screening at 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. 238-2200. www.museumca.org
Slingshot New Volunteer Meeting Want to work on a radical newspaper? Come to the meeting and work on the upcoming issue at 1 p.m. at The Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751. www.longhaul.org
Critical Mass & Carbusters Cafe Nite Join us for “Medieval Urbanism in Morocco: Lessons for the Modern World,” with Randy Ghent of Car Busters at 8 p.m. at The Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751. www.longhaul.org
“Healing the Mother in Your Heart” with Teresa LeYoung Ryan and Linda Joy Meyers in a celebration of motherhood through writing at 2 p.m. at Borders Books and Music, 5800 Shellmound St. 654-1633.
Treats and Talents Auction from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302.
Iris Show and Sale, featuring all iris in bloom locally, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellvue, Oakland. Free. 525-6536.
“Behind the Headlines: A Palestinian-Israeli Talks Frankly About the Conflict” with Kahled Abu Toameh, correspondent for Palestinian affairs for the Jerusalem Post at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth-El, Arch and Vine Sts. Donation of $10 requested. 848-3988.
Golden State Model Railroad Museum open from noon to 5 p.m. Located in the Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline Park at 900-A Dornan Drive in Pt. Richmond. Admission is $2-$3. 234-4884 or www.gsmrm.org
Tibetan Buddhism, with Abbe Blum on “The Tibetan Wheel of Life” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
“Father of the Modern Mystic Movement” at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302.
“Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video” at 6:30 p.m. at the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. First and third Sunday of each month. $3 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Contact Maitri at 415-990-8977.
MONDAY, MAY 3
“Green Roofs and Hanging Gardens” with Paul Kephart, environmental consultant with Rana Creek Habitat Restoration, and Aurora Mahassine, designer of “vertical habitats” for cities, at 7 p.m. at the Friends of Five Creeks meeting at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin. All welcome; the meeting is free. 848 9358. www.fivecreeks.org
National Organization for Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter of meets at 6 p.m. in the Oakland YWCA, 1515 Webster St. Guest speaker from the Bay Area Women Against Rape. 287-8948.
“Urban Conversions: Reworlding African Cities” with Abdoumaliq Simone of the Wits Institute, Johannesburg, at 5 p.m. at 112 Wurster Hall, UC Campus. 642-8338. http://ias.berkeley.edu/africa/
BTV Public Orientation How to get involved by becoming a member, take classes and get on the air on B-TV Channel 28 using the media facilities at Berkeley Community Media, from 6 to 8 p.m. 848-2288 ext. 12. www.betv.org
Baby Yoga at 11 a.m. and Yoga and Meditation for Children at 2:45 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws
Fitness for 55+ A total body workout including aerobics, stretching and strengthening at 1:15 p.m. every Monday 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. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
TUESDAY, MAY 4
NFL Flag Football for ages 9 to 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 1255 Allston Way. Free for Berkeley residents, $15 for non-residents for the six week program. Sponsored by Berkeley Youth Alternatives. 845-9066. www.byaonline.org
Mid-Day Meander through Tilden Park. Bird songs, oak galls and ferns on the trails today. Meet at the Tilden Nature Center at 2:30 p.m. 525-2233.
Robert Reich on “Social Justice & Social Empathy” at 5:30 p.m. at Anderson Auditorium, Haas School of Business, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Center for the Development of Peace & Well-Being. 643-8965.
American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Advance sign-up needed 594-5165.
Kerry-oke for John Kerry for President Sing your own or traditional lyrics to popular songs that are pro-Kerry, pro-America, or ..... at the Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave., from 8 to 11 p.m. A $25 donation for John Kerry’s campaign is requested, $15 for student/low income. Also featuring performance by DeCadence, Berkeley a capella group. To RSVP call 697-1126.
Phone Banking to ReDefeat Bush from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cafe de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck Ave. Bring your cell phones. Please RSVP if you can join us. 233-2144. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddling 101, an introduction to canoes and kayaks, and places to paddle close to home, at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Guided Autobiography for Mature Seniors on Tuesdays to July 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Regional Park, Botanic Gardens. Cost is $85 for the 10-week session. To register call 636-1684. www.ebparks.org
“Environmental Policy and Environmental Injustice” with Dr. Dara O'Rourke, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley, at 7 p.m. in the GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2560. email@example.com
Death Penalty Vigil, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the North Berkeley BART station. Sponsored by Berkeley Friends Meeting. 528-7784.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Leonar Joy will peak on Human Rights at 11 a.m. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830.
Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Sts every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. A project of BOSS Urban Gardening Institute and Spiral Gardens, for more information call 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.
Goddess Grace Moving Meditation at 10 a.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Cost is $7-10, bring a yoga mat or blanket. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
Public Hearing on UCB’s Long Range Development Plan at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Copies of the plan and the draft Environmental Impact Report are available at http://lrdp.berkeley.edu
“A.W. Pattini, Victorian Designer-Builder” with Paul Roberts 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
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Break the Silence of Sex with hip-hop and spoken-word performances and a showing of the film, “Silence Ain’t Sexy” at 7 p.m. at King Middle School Auditorium. Sponsored by PinchMe Films and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
“Rhythm and Smoke” a documentary on the cigar-making process in Cuba, interspersed with a variety of Cuban music at 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library, 1901 Russell St. 981-6260.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Workshop Bridging Zapatismo to our communities. Celebrate 5 de Mayo by looking at the Zapatista Indigenous struggle in Chiapas, Mexico and bridging local struggles in the SF Bay Area with other struggles in the US & the world. At 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $5-10. 849-2568.
Cinco de Mayo Films “Santiago de Cuba” and “Oggun” presented by Tina Flores at 7 p.m. at Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St. Oakland. 393-5685.
“Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter” with Lloyd Kahn who continues his odyssey of finding and exploring the most magnificent and unusual hand-built houses in existence, at 7:30 p.m. at Builders Booksource, 1817 Fourth St. http://bbevents.c.tep1.com
Considering Teaching? Find out about UC Berkeley’s teaching credential programs, from 6 to 8 p.m. in 2515 Tolman Hall. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Workshop for Parents of 1st-3rd Graders at 8 p.m. at Classroom Mattters, 2607 Seventh St., Suite E. Free, but reservations required 540-8646. www.classroommatters.com
Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:15 a.m. at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. For information call Robert Flammia 524-3765.
Fun with Acting class meets at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome. 985-0373.
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
Prose Writers Workshop We're a serious but lively bunch whose focus is on issues of craft. Novices welcome. Experienced facilitator. Community sponsored, no fee. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034.
Berkeley Stop the War Coalition meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 255 Dwinelle, UC Campus. www.berkeleystopthewar.org
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
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. 848-0237.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon. May 3, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., May 3, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/peaceandjustice
Youth Commission meets Mon., May 3, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/youth
City Council meets Tues. May 4, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Commission on the Status of Women meets Wed., May 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruby Primus, 981-5106. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/com