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Berkeley This Week Calendar

Friday June 04, 2004


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Paola Timora, Prof., emeritus, Dept. of Mole- 

cular and Cell Biology, UCB, on “Aging Gracefully.” Luncheon 11:45 a.m. for $12.50. Speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.  

“Ancient Wisdom for Racial Healing” A workshop with Aaeeshah and Kokomon Klottey from 1 to 5 p.m. at Naropa University Oakland, 2141 Broadway. Cost is $30-$50. 835-4827, ext. 19. 

By the Light of the Moon Open Mic and Salon for Women hosted by Karen Broder, at 7:30 p.m. at Changemakers Bookstore, 6536 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $3-$7 sliding scale. 482-1315. 

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. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 655-6169. 

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


Berkeley Poetry Festival and Community Fair from 11:15 to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Park, with live music, and a poetry slam from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Ladybirds and Ladybugs We’ll collect and release as many adult and larval forms as we can find. We’ll talk about the good these beetles do and learn about the ones who have turned to the dark side. From 10 a.m. to noon at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Ponds are Places Where Babies Grow Up Meet nymphs, naiads, larvae and the real “Phantom Menace” as we look at pond creatures with the 14-power Discovery Scope. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Sick Plant Clinic The first Sat. of every month, UC plant apthologist Dr. Robert Raabe, UC entomologist Dr. Nick Mills, and their team of experts will diagnose what ails your plants. From 9 a.m. to noon at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. Free. 643-2755. 

Good Night Little Farm Rain or shine, the animals on the farm need to be fed and tucked in for the night. Round up the chickens, slop the hog, feed the cows and say “sleep tight.” Wear boots if you’ve got them. For all ages from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Tilden Little Farm. 525-2233. 

Make a Cornhusk Doll Bookmark at the Albany Library from noon to 2 p.m. Free and open to all ages. 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 20. 

LeConte Elementary School Yard Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2241 Russell St. Great furniture, gear, plants, etc. and food and beverages, and a good way to support our public school. To donate items in advance, call 649-0419. 

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of the city’s corporation yard and the Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club led by Patrick Keilch. 848-0181. 

Prof. Marshall Windmiller on the Iraq War “How did we get in and How do we get out?” at 7 p.m. at the Home of truth Spiritual Center, 1300 Grand St., Alameda. Sponsored by the Alameda Public Affairs Forum. 

Carpentry Basics for Women A two-day introduction to basic carpentry tools and skills for women with little or no pre-vious hands-on experience. After a morning lecture and demonstration, you will build your own bookshelf unit (materials included with class fee). Please bring your own hand tools. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $225. 525-7610. 

Pee Wee Basketball for boys and girls ages 6 to 8 is offered by Berkeley Youth Alternatives every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at 1255 Allston Way. Fee for six week session is $25 for residents, $35 for non-residents. 845-9066. 

ProArts Open Studios with over 160 participating artists in Berkeley and around the East Bay. For a list see www.mesart. 


Artists for Change Fundraiser to benefit John Kerry for President and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nexus Gallery, 2701 Eighth St. Light refreshments and live music. Cost is $25.  

Benefit for Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1FM at 8 p.m. at The Longhaul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190. 

"Green Threads in the Urban Fabric," a walk exploring nature in the city, restored creeks, and planned restoration from El Cerrito to Berkeley. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at El Cerrito BART for the 5-mile hike (includes fording creeks and climbing Albany Hill) ends at North Berkeley BART. Bring water, snacks, and sun protection. Sponsored by Friends of Five Creeks and Greenbelt Alliance. 848-9358.,  

Drip Irrigation A do-it-yourself class covering benefits, supplies and tools needed. Taught by John Bauer, and held at a home-owner installed drip irrigation site in North Oakland. Cost is $15-$25. To register call 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Light Search and Rescue Class offered by the City of Berkeley from 1 to 5 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. To register call 981-5506. 

Propagating Natives with Cuttings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Regional Parks Botanical Garden, Tilden Park. Cost is $40-$45, advance registration recommended. 845-4116. 

REI Service Project at Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park, Hayward, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration recommended. 527-4140. 

Stem Cell Research and Advocacy Conference Leaders in stem cell research and policy will speak about the California initiative to support stem cell research and offer practical ways for promoting this measure. Sat. and Sun. in the Pauley Ballroom, UC Campus. Open to the public. Details available at  

Women’s Fitness Day at the YMCA of Oakland with free fun activities for the entire family from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1515 Webster St. 451-7910. 

California Writers Club meets at 10 a.m. with readings by three student winners of the Fifth-Grade Writing Contest at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 

Vocal Jazz Workshop with Richard Kalman at 12:30 p.m. followed by jam session, at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. 524-9283. 

Primordial Meditation with Peter Kingsley at 7 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Cost is $15. 883-0600. 

Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., from 10 to 11 a.m. 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. 


Neotropical Migrants Birdwalk from 8 to 10 a.m. Up close views of birds from far away. Learn their habits and habitats, and stay for a great cup of coffee that’s for the birds-- shade tree coffee plantation birds, that is; pastries too. Cost is $5-$7. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Laurel Canyon Hike The heart of our park is this wooded canyon. We’ll see birds, blooms, berries and learn the role that each plays in the life of this place. Some steep parts, so wear good walking shoes. From 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. 525-2233. 

Mini Gardeners “Farm Tales” We’ll make up stories about our garden and the animals that live there, then make drawings and paintings to go along with them. For ages 4-6 accompanied by an adult, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Cost is $3-$4. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Rosa Parks School 7th Annual Ice Cream Social including ice cream, food, games, quilt raffle, silent auction, and talent show, from noon to 4 p.m. at Rosa Parks Elementary School, 920 Allston Way. 644-8812. 

ProArts Open Studios with over 160 participating artists in Berkeley and around the East Bay. For a list see www.mesart. 


Dragonflies of the Bay Area from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Regional Parks Botanical Garden, Tilden Park. Cost is $25-$30, advance registration recommended. 845-4116. 

A Tea Cup Give Away Storytelling Tea Party with Rhiannon and Janet Koike from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Addison St. Windows, 2018 Addison St. Cost is sliding scale $10-$25. To register see 


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

Peace Empowerment Process A two-day training from 1 to 4 p.m., with the second session on June 13, at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Bonita St. at Cedar. Donations $10-$25, no one turned away. to register call Carolyna at 527-2356, or Cynthia at 528-5403. 

“The Patriot Act” with Sanjeev Bery, of the ACLU at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

A Taste of Albany A culinary tour of the town from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. for information call 525-1771. 

Aquatic Celebration at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, with mind-body classes in the Shallow Pool. 665-3258. 

Boadecia’s Reunion Party for all who met their sweetie at the bookstore at 3 p.m. at Boadecia’s Books, 398 Colusa Ave. at Colusa Circle, Kensington. 559-9184.  

Tibetan Buddhism, with Syliva Gretchen on “Managing Pain Through Meditation” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


Community Meeting on the City Budget at 7 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the City Managers Office. 981-7000. 

“Creek Restoration History” Ann Riley, creek-restoration pioneer and author of “Restoring Streams in Cities,” gives a slide presentation on lessons learned and changing methods in urban creek restoration, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin, Albany. 848-9358. 

“From the Prisons in Iraq to the Prisons in the US” a discussion and organizing meeting to build a march in October under the banner of “Stop the War on the Black Community!” At 7 p.m. at the Oakland Public Library, Temescal Branch, 5205 Telegraph at Claremont. Sponsored by the African People’s Solidarity Committee. 625-1106.  

Benefit for Humanitarian Aid to Cuba Clogging, Lindy, Knockdown and Running Sets, with some surprises, at 8 p.m. at Glenview Performing Arts Center, 1318 Glenfield Ave. near Park Blvd. Cost is $15-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Humanitarian aid to be delivered by the Berkeley Group of the Cuban American Alliance Education Fund, Inc. 548-6914.  

National Organization for Women, Oakland/East Bay Chapter meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Oakland YWCA, 1515 Webster St. Our June speaker will be Margo Smith from The Gray Panthers. 287-8948.  

Baby Yoga at 11 a.m. and Yoga and Meditation for Children at 2:45 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. 883-0600. 

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. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425. 


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

Backpacking 101 with Martin Dickinson at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

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 if you can join us. 415-336 8736. 

Writer’s Workshop with Teresa Leyung Ryan at 7 p.m. at Boadecia’s Books, 398 Colusa Avenue at Colusa Circle, Kensington. Suggested $5-$20 sliding scale donation. 559-9184. 

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. 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.  


Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wed., rain or shine, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome, wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat. 548-9840. 

Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Seevak at 7 p.m. in the Edith Stone Room, Albany Public Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 20. 

East Bay Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference Room at the Family History Center, 4700 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland. Ray McFalone will speak about “A Time to Remember.” Guests always welcome. 635-6692. 

Boadecia’s Women’s Book Group meets to discuss Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt” at 7 p.m. at 398 Colusa Ave., Kensington. Suggested donation $3-$5. 

Book Forum with American Society of Journalists and Authors to discuss what publishers are looking for at 7:30 p.m. at the Journalism Library, UC Campus. RSVP to 530-6699. 

Fun with Acting Class every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome, no experience necessary.  

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities. 



Awesome Earthen Buildings from Around the World Slide show and presentation by Janell Kapoor at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way. Cost is $5-$15 sliding scale. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Medgar Evers Voter Advocacy Summit Thurs. through Sun at St. Paul AME Church, Ashby Ave. Hands-on nonpartisan voter advocacy training by grassroots specialists. Topics include campaign planning; fundraising; message development; GOTV; and campaign finance. The cost is $25, which will include meals, t-shirt, Voter Empowerment Handbook and certificate of completion. RSVP with the Berkeley NAACP Youth Council 435-3101.  

Voter Registration Training and pot-luck at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento at Cedar. 415-565-0201, ext. 23. 

Berkeley Farmer’s Market with all organic produce at Elephant Pharmacy parking lot, 1607 Shattuck Ave., at Cedar from 3 to 7 p.m. 548-3333. 

Reading Workshop for Parents of 3rd-5th Graders at 8 p.m. at Classroom Mattters, 2607 Seventh St., Suite E. Free, reservations required 540-8646. 

East Bay Mac User Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Expression Center for New Media, 6601 Shellmound St.  

Grizzly Peak Flyfishers meets at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. for a fly-tying demonstration and slide show by Andy Burk. Cost is $5 for non-members. 547-8629. 


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., June 7, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

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

Landmarks Preservation Commission meets Mon. June 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Gisele Sorensen, 981-7419. 


Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., June 7, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. 


Youth Commission meets Mon., June 7, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670. 

City Council meets Tues., June 8, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. 

Commission on Disability meets Wed. June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. 


Homeless Commission meets Wed., June 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. 

Planning Commission meets Wed., June 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. 

Police Review Commission meets Wed. June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Barbara Attard, 981-4950. 


Waterfront Commission meets Wed., June 9, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. 

Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., June 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416.  

Community Health Commission meets Thurs, June 10, at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. 


West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., June 10, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520. 


Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 10, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.