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Berkeley This Week Calendar

Tuesday May 11, 2004


Morning Birdwalk Meet at 7 a.m. at the pull-out on Wildcat Canyon Rd., east of Grizzly Peak Blvd. 525-2233. 

Public Hearing on UCB’s Long Range Development Plan at 5:30 p.m. at the Krutch Theater, CLark Kerr Campus. Copies of the plan and the draft Environmental Impact Report are available at 

Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Sts from 3 to 7 p.m. 843-1307. 

Arianna Huffington will speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Head-Royce School, 4315 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by the Civic Purpose Committee, Democracy Matters and California Common Cause. 531-1300, ext. 2247. 

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. 

“The Evolution of California Water Policy” with David Kennedy, former director of the California Dept. of Water Resources at 5:30 p.m. in 105 North Gate Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Water Resources Center Archives. 642-2666. 

“Evolution’s Rainbow” Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, with Dr. Joan Roughgarden at 7:30 p.m., 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Campus. 643-7008. 

Writer’s Workshop: Crossing Genres with Melita Schaum at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861. 

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. 

East Bay Theology on Tap meets to discuss “Catholicism, Democracy and Civil Society” with Jerome Baggett at 7 p.m. at 4092 Piedmont Ave. Contact Norah at St. Leo the Great 654-6177. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Joan Sinon will speak on Home Instead Senior Care at 11 a.m. 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.  


Fresh Produce Stand Grand opening from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center, with home-cooked food and festivities. Sponsored by Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. 

“Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link” a documentary on the efforts of people to maintain links after 16 years of no direct travel, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Branch Library, 1901 Russell St. 981-6260. 

“Miel de Oshun” a film about a Cuban American who goes back to Cuba to search for his mother, at 7 p.m. at Fellowship of Humanity, 390 7th St., Oakland. Donations accepted. 393-5685. 

East Bay Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. with speaker Diane Rooney on research on Eastern European families. Library Conference Room, Family History Center, 4770 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. 635-6692. 

The Knitting Hour at the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 1125 University Ave., at 7 p.m. Come and learn to knit, regain old skills, and get inspiration for new projects. Limited supplies are available. Please feel free to donate. For beginners, we recommend a pair of size 8 needles and one skein of yarn. All ages welcome. 981-6270. 

Poetry Writing Workshop, led by Danna Zeller, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 20. 

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. 


“There’s No Place Like Home” a fundraising event for First Place Fund for Youth, for youth who “age out” of the foster care system, at 5:30 p.m. at Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Tickets are $50. 272-0979. 

Berkeley Adult School Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon at 1222 University Ave. Free admission. 644-8968. 

“Election” the political comedy will be shown in a benefit for the John Kerry campaign at sundown at the outdoor cinema, Pyramid Alehouse, 8th and Gilman. Bring your own seating: blankets, lawn chairs, etc. Suggested donation is $20 or whatever you can afford. All donations go Kerry’s campaign.  

Embracing Diversity Films and Albany High School PTA present “Bums’ Paradise” at 7 p.m. in the Albany High School Library, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany. 527-1328. 

Grizzly Peak Flyfishers monthly meeting at 7 p.m at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. 547-8629. 

Tea Dancing and Dance Lessons from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley. Cost is $10, and include refreshments. 925-376-6345.  

East Bay Mac User Group meets to discuss MacWireless at 6 p.m. at Expression Center for New Media, 6601 Shellmound St. 


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Nelson H. Greyburn, Prof. of Anthropology, on “Recent Generational Changes in Japan.” 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. 

Literary Friends meets at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center to discuss Creative Poetry in Action 232-1351. 

Berkeley Critical Mass Bike Ride meets at the Berkeley BART the second Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 7:15 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Players at all levels are welcome. 652-5324. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 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. 655-6169. 

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. Parking is free and is handicapped accessible. For information call Katherine, 525-5231. 

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


Berkeley Health Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at San Pablo Park, 2800 Park St. Free medical screenings and enrollment opportunities. Sponsored by the LifeLong Medical Group. 

City of Berkeley Budget Forum at 9:15 a.m. in the Sproul Room, St. John’s Presbyterian, 2727 College Ave. Sponsored by BANA/ 


Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade and Celebration with indigenous and Earth-based traditions celebrating the “Divine Feminine” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Park. 

Strawberry Tastings at Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Civic Center Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with cooking demonstrations at 11 a.m. 

Berkeley Fire Station Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. at Station 2, 2029 Berkeley Way. Tour the station, see a safety presentation, and historical display and enjoy hot dogs and cake. Families and children especially welcome. 981-5506. 

Slitherin’ Snakes Visit the friendly snakes at Tilden Nature Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon and learn about reptiles. 525-2233. 

Bugs-R-Us If you love insects, come on down to search out some creepy crawlies. You’ll learn all about our many legged friends and then search for them in the soil, under logs and even in our compost! From 2 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour “Piedmont Way” led by Paul Grunland from 10 a.m. to noon. 848-0181. 

Bike Rodeo at San Pablo Park with obstacle courses and other activities from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at the Willard Community Peace Labyrinth, on blacktop next to the gardens at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart. Enter by the dirt road on Derby. Free and wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the East Bay Labyrinth Project. 526-7377.  

Mindfulness in Education Join with educators, parents, students, and all those concerned with education in a mindfulness day of meditation, reflection, sharing, and inquiry about creating peaceful schools with heart. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave.  

Spring Faire at Washington School from 10 to 2 p.m. at 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Join us for a community celebration co-sponsored by Healthy Start. Lots of fun activities for kids, health and education booths, food, music, and raffle. 486-1742. 

Walden Spring Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walden School, 2446 McKinley Ave., corner of Dwight. Live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and children’s games. 841-7248. 

Russian Festival hosted by The Berkeley Russian School from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1821 Catalina at Colusa. Concert featuring Sergey Podobedov on the piano, Yulia Ronskaya, soprano, Elena Stepanova, soprano, and art exhibition, dancing, drama performances and lots of Russian piroshkis & blintzes. Admission $5. 526-8892. 

Berkwood Hedge School Music & Art Festival from 1 to 5 p.m, 1809 Bancroft Way. Join us for an afternoon of musical performances, art exhibits, crafts, games and fine food and drink. Admission $3-$7. All proceeds benefit the Berkwood Hedge scholarship program.  

Community Block Party at 1 p.m. at 2824 Haven’s Court, between McArthur and Bancroft. Sponsored by Cultural Designs. 205-9331.  

Gardening with East Bay Native Plants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration required Class is held off-site. Cost is $15-$25, low-income spots by arrangement. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

The Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, or to volunteer for the sale, please call the Albany Library at 526-3720, ext. 5. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club Open House from 1 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited come try lawn bowling at the greens, which are located at 2270 Acton, intersecting with Bancroft. For more information, please call Ray Francis at 234-6646.   

Satsuki Arts Festival & Bazaar with kotoist June Kuramoto and keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, taiko drummer Kenny Endo,and a variety of Japanese food, Asian arts and crafts, a silent auction and children's carnival games. From 4 to 9 p.m. and Sun. noon to 7 p.m. at Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way. 841-1356. 

“Running for Office 101” a workshop to strengthen skills in political leadership and campaing management from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Peralta Community College District Boardroom, 333 East 8th St., Oakland, across from Laney Football Field. Cost is $75. 763-9523.  

Sweet Inspirations Auction and Dessert Reception to benefit Elizabeth House, a transitional residential house for women, at 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Rd, Oakland. Tickets are $25. 601-1213. 

Sacred Listening A workshop led by Leonard Levis and Nora Martos-Perry from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. Suggested donation $45. 526-8944. 

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. 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. 

Dream Workshop on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon at 2199 Bancroft Way. Cost is $10. 


“Shattering Myths in Palestine/Israel” a visual reportback from April Middle East Children’s Alliance delegation, at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $10-$20 sliding scale, benefit Palestinian children. 849-2568. 

“Working for Justice in a Time of Conflict” with Rabbi Arik Ascherman, director of Rabbis for Human Rights, at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Donations welcome. Co-sponsored by Trees of Hope. 848-0237. 

“Jews Against Zionism” A new documentary by local film-maker Wendy Campbell, at 3 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland. Free, donations accepted. 814-2400. 

International Women’s Writing Guild quarterly meeting at 3 p.m. at Cody’s Books on Fourth St. 559-9500. 

“Spirit, Work and Money” a workshop with Tony D’Aguanno, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship, 1606 Bonita. Cost is $45. Please RSVP to 272-9915. 

Guided Trails Challenge Hike in the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Smack-dab in the heart of industry lies a peaceful shoreline. Climb the hills and learn the history of Rancho San Pablo, Ferry Point, and Botts’ Flying Machine. Meet in the first parking lot off Dornan Dr. near Pt. Richmond. Registration required 525-2233.  

Free Sailboat Rides between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Cal Sailing Club in the Berkeley Marina. Bring warm waterproof clothes. 

Parking Lot Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spectator Bookstore, 4163 Piedmont Ave. Lots of books at really low prices. 653-7300. 

Satsuki Arts Festival & Bazaar with kotoist June Kuramoto and keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, taiko drummer Kenny Endo, and a variety of Japanese food, Asian arts and crafts, a silent auction and children’s carnival games. From noon to 7 p.m. at Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way. 841-1356. http://home. 

Golden State Model Railroad Museum open from noon to 5 p.m. Also open on Saturdays and Friday evenings from 7 to 10 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 

Anxiety A free talk with Stacy Taylor at noon at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Amdo on “Entering the Bodhisattva Path” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 

“Buddhism: Building Bridges of Understanding” at 7 p.m. a St. Cuthbert’s, 7900 Mountain Blvd. Reading materials available beforehand from 

“The Death of Progressive Education” with Dan Harper 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. the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. Donation $3. Potluck afterwards so bring food/drink to share. 415-990-8977. 


Free Community Yoga Workshops with David Korman, every Wed. on the grounds of Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., North Berkeley. Next session starts May 19th. 649-1664. 

Vista College Study Abroad in Mexico Live with a family and learn language skills in a two-week session in July in Guadalajara. 981-2917. 

Berkeley Video and Film Festival is calling for entries. The deadline is July 10. 843-3699. 

Radio Summer Camp, four day sessions from June 4 through Sept. 6. Learn how to build and operate a community radio station. Sponsored by Radio Free Berkeley. 625-0314. 

Medical Care for Your Pet at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society’s low-cost veterinary clinic, at 2700 Ninth St. For appointments call 845-3633.  


Commission on Disability meets Wed. May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. 

Homeless Commission meets Wed., May 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. 

Planning Commission meets Wed., May 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. 

Police Review Commission meets May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Barbara Attard, 981-4950. 

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., May 12, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. 

Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., May 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416.  

Community Health Commission meets Thurs, May 13, at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. 

Two-by-Two Meeting of elected City and School officials to dicuss common concerns, Thurs., May 13, at 8:30 a.m., in the Redwood Room, 6th floor, 2180 Milvia St. 644-6147, 981-7000. 

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., May 13, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., May 13, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.