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Berkeley This Week Calendar

Tuesday May 04, 2004


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. 

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 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, at the Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave., from 8 to 11 p.m. A $15-$25 donation for Kerry’s campaign is requested. 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. 

Human Rights Violations in Coca-Cola Bottling Plants, video screening at 7 p.m. at Labor Center, 2521 Channing Way. 

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. 

“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. 

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 speak 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. 

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. 


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 

“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. 

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. At 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $5-10. 849-2568.  

“Media Regime Change,” a forum with Robert McChesney, co-founder of the media reform group Free Press; John Nichols, D.C. correspondent for The Nation magazine; and Jerry Mander, the president of the International Forum on Globalization, at 7 p.m. at Wheeler Hall, UC Campus. Cost is $7. Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, New College Media Studies. 415-546-6334, ext. 300. 

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. 

Considering Teaching? Find out about UC Berkeley’s teaching credential programs, 6 to 8 p.m. in 2515 Tolman Hall. To RSVP, email 

Reading Workshop for Parents of 1st-3rd Graders at 8 p.m. at Classroom Matters, 2607 Seventh St., Suite E. Free, but reservations required. 540-8646. 

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. 

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. 

Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. 548-0425. 


Morning Birdwalk Meet at 7 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area to look for summer residents. 525-2233. 

“No American Left Behind” A benefit for and Code Pink at 7 p.m. at the Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, with a screening of “Bush in 30 Seconds” and a conversation with Carrie Olson, a co-founder of and Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink. Tickets are $5-$10. 427-7447. 

“In Over Our Head: Chaos, Creation, and Power” with constructive theologian Catherine Keller at 8 p.m. in the Tucson Common Room, CDSP, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2560. 

“Women in Impossible Places Beating the Odds” with Angela Mason at 5:30 p.m. at Northbrae Church, 941 The Alameda. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Albany. Donation $5. 524-6303. 

Introduction To Sustainable Landscape Design Create an environmentally friendly oasis in your yard using the principles of sustainability. We will cover the fundamentals of design, installation and maintenance of a sustainable landscape. Use of native plants, recycled materials, water conserving techniques and pest control will be discussed. From 7 to 10 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $35. To register, call 525-7610.  

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. 


“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Utah Phillips, singer/songwriter and Karen Pickett, Earth First! organizer, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Tim Holt, environmental writer on “Should California Be Split in Two?” Luncheon 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. 

Womansong Circle Singing for the mothers and the mother of us all at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way. Donation $8. 525-7082. 

Nabalom Bakery Collective Benefit with live music, silent auction and refreshments at 7 p.m. at Transparent/Ashby Theater, across from the Ashby BART. Tickets are $20 at the door. 845-BAKE. 

All-Oakland Talent Show at 7 p.m. at Oakland Box Theater, Telegraph Ave. between 19th and 20th. Tickets are $10. Sponsored by Oakland Leaf, which brings afterschool programs to school children. 

Tibetan Aid Project Spring Benefit Dinner A vegetarian culinary experience in support the continuation of Tibetan Buddhist culture, at 6 p.m. at The Brazilian Room, Tilden Park. For tickets call 800-338-4238.  

“Anarchist Cookbook” a comedy about living on an anarchist commune in Dallas, Texas at 8 p.m. at The Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751. 

“The Personal Grail and the Public Wasteland” with Jeremey Taylor in a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Naropa Oakland University, 2141 Broadway. Cost is $50-$80. 835-4827, ext. 19. 

Hawaiian Cultural Practices and The Struggle for Independence Workshop and “talk story” about the Akaka-Stevens bill, Hawaiian soveriegnty, and the Hawaiian cultural renaissance, with Clarence Kukauakahi Ching, kanaka maoli cultural practioner and David Ingham. From 7 to 9 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Language Studies International, 2015 Center St. Cost is $75 for both days, $20 for Fri. only. Registration recommended. 525-7257. 

Berkeley Chess Club meets at 7:15 p.m. at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. 652-5324. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310. 

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. 655-6169. 

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. 525-5231. 

Herbal Tea at Three Learn tea lore, medicinal properties, and taste familiar and exotic varieties from 3 to 4 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy. 549-9200. 


Town Hall Meeting on the California Budget Crisis with Assemblywoman Loni Hancock from 10 a.m. to noon at Rosa Parks School, Multipurpose Room, 920 Allston Way. 

Bike Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market in Civic Center Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with presentations on locking your bike, bike repair, and safe commuting. Sponsored by Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Coalition. 

Green Home Expo and Energy Symposium in Civic Center Park. From noon to 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley. 

Celebrate Mother’s Day Canoeing with Save The Bay A scenic canoe tour of Goodyear Slough, just northeast of the Carquinez Bridge and west of Suisun Bay. We will wind through the native tule reeds and discuss the importance of this arm of the Bay to migrating wildlife. All equipment and instruction included. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mothers and Save The Bay Members $30, Non-members $40. To register or for more information call 452-9261. 

“California Butterflies, Host and Nectar Plants” A class and garden tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Cost is $30-$40. Advance registration encouraged. 845-4116. 

Kids Garden Club Discover non-native plants and help remove these invasives, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. For ages 7-12. Cost is $3, registration required. 525-2233. 

Junior Skywatchers We’ll learn about the mysterious forces of gravity. We’ll do experiments and then do some moonless stargazing, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. For ages 8-11. Cost is $4. 525-2233. 

A Walk Through the Garden of Old Roses with UCBG horticulturist and rose expert, Peter Klement. Discover the rich historical background of the collection, including how Chinese, Persian and European cultures created the parents of the roses we grow today. From 10 a.m. to noon at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. Cost is $12-$17. To register call 643-2755. http:// 

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour “The Finnish Community in Berkeley” led by Harry Siitonen from 10 a.m. to noon. 848-0181. 

East Bay Connection College Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s College, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga. More than 170 schools will be represented. 925-631-4224. 

Oakland Day of Percussion with world-class drummers and persussionists presented by the Percussive Arts Society from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice St. Oakland. Cost is $7-$10. 415-296-0454. 

Wheat Weaving Craft Day from noon to 2 p.m. at the Albany Library. Create simple beauty and celebrate a history that goes back to early human’s appreciation of wheat. Free and open to all ages. 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext 20.  

Cragmont Elementary School Spring Carnival and Auction Performances, crafts, food and games. Help us in this partnership with local merchants for an easy and rewarding way to raise money for a Berkeley public school. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 644-8811. 

Healthy Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School, 1500 Derby, with food, prizes, health screenings and entertainment. 883-6504. 

LeConte Elementary School’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration with food, dancing, music and games, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 2241 Russell St. Admission is $1-$10. 644-6290. 

Friends of Kensington Library Annual Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Blvd. 

Crowden Music School Gala, honoring Gordon Getty, at 6 p.m. at the Rotunda, 1501 Broadway, Oakland. Tickets are $150. 559-6910. 

A Celebration of Traditional Asian Arts and Culture from noon to 4 p.m. at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. 637-0455. 

Oakland Museum of California Gala After Hours at 9 p.m. with food and dancing with the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and Kool Katz. Tickets are $75. 238-6711. 

Pro Arts 30th Anniversay Gala from 5 to 9 p.m. at 550 Second St. Oakland. Tickets available at 

Festival of Body-Mind Movement celebrating the 100th birthday of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 830 Bancroft Way at 6th St. Cost is $5-$20. 594-4048. 

Shamanic Journey Class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anam Cara House, 6035 Majestic Ave., Oakland. 415-333-1434. 


Berkeley Architectural Hertitage House Tour “Berkeley 1890 - At Home” from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring ten Victorian-era houses along Berkeley’s Fulton St. Tour information and ticket order form are at  

Mother’s Day Celebration at the Judah L. Magnes Museum at 2911 Russell St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family treasure hunt, docent tours of exhibit “Brought to Light,” gift shop sale, and free admission. 549-6950. 

“Designing Your Garden with Natives” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Field trip to Pt. Reyes on May 16. Cost is $75-$85. Registration recommended. 845-4116. 

Shear Fun Where did your wool clothing come from? Join Judd Redden who has been shearing sheep for ten years to learn about this remarkable, renewable resource. From 10 a.m. to noon at The Little Farm in Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Dreaming in Nature An 8-week class meeting Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon at Tilden Park. Learn how to understand, interpret and recall dreams and the interconnection with nature. Cost is $160. 636-1684. 

John Kerry for President Party with Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of “Why Liberals Will Win in America.” Sponsored by The Berkeley Democratic Club. From 5 to 7 p.m. at 21 Tanglewood Rd. Donation $50 to the Kerry campaign. Please RSVP to 

Maganda Magazine Celebration with spoken work and readings celebrating this Pillipino literary arts publication. At 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $5-$10. 849-2568.  

Friends of Kensington Library Annual Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Blvd. 

”A Transylvanian Unitarian Minister Come to Berkeley” with Maria Pap at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302. 

Tibetan Buddhism, with Sylvia Gretchen on “Wisdom of Buddha: The Samdhinirmocana Sutra” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


City Council meets Tues. May 4, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

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. 


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Thurs., May 6, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. 

Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thurs., May 6, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. 

Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., May 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5400. 

Public Works Commission meets Thurs., May 6, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406.