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Berkeley This Week Calendar

Tuesday June 08, 2004


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. dan@redefeatbush.com 

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. www.bookpride.com 

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

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. www.bookpride.com 

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. 



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. www.geocities.com/berkeleynaacp  

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

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. 

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. www.ecologycenter.org 

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. www.classroommatters.com 

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. www.expression.edu  

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. 


Rachel Corrie’s Parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance and International Solidarity Movement. Tickets are $20. 548-0542, 234-4250. www.mecaforpeace.org 

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. wibberkeley@yahoo.com 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. www.bpf.org 

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. www.elephantpharmacy.com 


Berkeley Fire Station Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. at Station 5, 2680 Shattuck Ave. Tour the station, see a safety presentation, and historical display and enjoy hot dogs and cake. Families and children especially welcome. 981-5506. 

Help Shape the Future of San Pablo Avenue Residents are invited to a Public Workshop to re-energize the San Pablo corridor, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oakland Public Library Auditorium, 125 Fourteenth Street in Oakland. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 4, the Association of Bay Area Governments, East Bay Community Foundation, Greenbelt Alliance, and A.C. Transit.  

Greens at Work will assist Aquatic Park EGRET in an old-fashioned radish pull from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This in support of the habitat restoration efforts of Aquatic Park EGRET. Meet at the Cabin on Middle Pond at the south end of Aquatic Park, one mile south of the bike/ped bridge. The park’s south end can also be reached by heading south from Ashby, west on 67th, and then north on Shellmound to its terminus at the circle where parking is available. AC Transit 19 will take you to 67th and Hollis. Bring a hat, sunblock, something to drink, and a trowel or weeder if you have one. 

Caterpillar Count at the Kid’s Garden Club for ages 7 to 12. Who is eating our leaves? Look for the larva and match their favorite plants to discover their flying forms. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Fee is $3-$4. Registration required. 525-2233.  

Project Wet Educator’s Academy from the State Water Education Foundation and Water Department. It serves as an introduction to the investigation of water and its uses – from aquatic ecosystems, water conservation, groundwater, and water pollution prevention, to wastewater treatment and the Activity and Curriculum Guide that includes them all. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Cost is $45-$51. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Live Oak Park Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with art and crafts, food, jazz performances. Free admission. 898-3282. www.liveoakparkfair.com 

Keeping Chickens in the City David Morris, chicken keeper for over 20 years, will cover the basics of raising chickens, egg production, and using chickens as a central component of your recycling and composting operation. He will also cover the fundamentals of the laws regarding keeping chickens in the city. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at David's chicken coop in Berkeley. Call to pre-register and for location. Cost is $10-$15, no one turned away for lack of funds. 548-2220, ext. 233. beck@ecologycenter.org 

Free Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling Class Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards and conduct lead-safe renovations for your older home. From 9 to 11 a.m. at the ACLPPP Training Center, 1017 22nd Ave., Suite #110, Oakland. To make reservations call the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 567-8280.  

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

Ardenwood Celtic Festival fom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont. Cost is $5-$8.50. 796-0663. www.ebparks.org 

Alternative Materials: Cob and Strawbale Two natural building methods are currently undergoing renewed popularity and gaining building code approval in many communities. Class runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. 525-7610. 

Let Us Eat Cake Marriage Celebration Inviting all couples - gay or straight - who wish to celebrate the institution of marriage to join us at 1 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. We will confirm our Christian commitment to include all who wish to form loving partnerships. Families invited. Cakes for all couples to cut. Rice can be thrown. Register at 524-2921.  

Save the Day Gala A fund-raiser for the American Red Cross Bay Area with cocktails, dinner, dancing with music by Know Jazz & auction at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ticket are $125. 595-4460. 

Vocal Jazz Workshop with Richard Kalman from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by jam session, at the Albany Community Center. 1249 Marin Ave. 524-9283. 

Introduction to Hawaiian Shamanism with Elizabeth Burke at 2 p.m. at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929. 

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. www.practicaldreamwork.com 


Rent Board 2004 Election Progressive Slate Nominating Convention Help select the candidates for the pro-Rent Control slate. At 3 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Committee to Defend Affordable Housing, the Gray Panthers and other community groups. 333-0539. 

Scratch and Itch: Poison Oak Learn how to identify the plant throughout the seasons, avoid it and treat the rash when it appears. For all ages from 11 a.m. to noon at Tilden Nature Center. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Garden Friends at Tilden Nature Center from 2 to 3 pm. for all ages. Summer is beginning and the garden is full of life. We’ll tend to the plants, munch on some snacks, and look for signs of life in the butterfly and Kids Gardens. 525-2233. 

Campfire and Sing-a-Long for the Whole Family at 5:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Bring your hot dogs, buns, marshmallows, lo-o-ng sticks, etc. We’ll cook over an open fire, sing old songs and tell stories. Dress for possible fog. We’ll walk uphill to the campfire circle. Disabled accessible, call for transportation 525-2233. 

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

Hands-On Bike Maintenance Class from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Solar Electricity For Your Home Now you can produce your own electricity and “sell” the excess back to PG&E, running your meter backwards! Plus you can receive thousands of rebate dollars from the State at the same time. Learn how to size, specify and design your own solar electrical generator. A short field trip to a functioning house/system in Berkeley and current catalog of available equipment are also included. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. 525-7610. 

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 www.gsmrm.org 

“Results” Susan Ochner presents the work of Results, a Unitarian Universalist Association partner organization improving health care, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

Tibetan Buddhism with Lee Nichol on “Conducting New Knowledge” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 


Live Oak Park Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with art and crafts, food, jazz performances. Free admission. 898-3282. www.liveoakparkfair.com 

“Food and Insect Borne Diseases” with Dr. Loren McGills at 10:30 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190. 

Balata Refugee Camp Cultural Presentation at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Main Library, Meeting Room, 3rd fl.  

Sacred Feminine Book Club meets are 7 p.m. at Changemakers, 6536 Telegraph Ave. to discuss “Seven Houses” by Alev Lytle Croutier. 526-6454. 

Women’s Cancer Resource Center, volunteer training, every second Monday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 5741 Telegraph Ave. To sign up call Emily at 601-4040, ext. 109. emily@wcrc.org 

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. 

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 

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. 


Vista College Study Abroad in Mexico Live with a family and learn language skill in a two-week session in July in Guadalajara. For information please call 981-2917 or visit www.peralta.cc.ca.us/interntl/studyabr.htm. 

Berkeley Video and Film Festival is calling for entries. The deadlinel is July 10. For information please call 843-3699. www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org 

Find a Loving Animal Companion at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society Adoption Center, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 2700 Ninth St. 845-7735. www.berkeleyhumane.org  

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

Interesting Backyards Do you have a really cool backyard project or unusual sustainable living practice that you’d like to share with others in the East Bay? Consider becoming a stop on the 5th annual Urban Sustainability Bike Tour on Saturday, July 31. Past sites have included features such as graywater systems, chicken coops, bee hives, solar installations and permaculture gardens. For information call Beck at 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Summer Reading Games at the Albany Public Library, from June 14th through August 14th. For information call 526-3700. 


City Council meets Tues., June 8, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil 

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


Homeless Commission meets Wed., June 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/homeless 

Planning Commission meets Wed., June 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruth Grimes, 981-7481. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/planning 

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


Waterfront Commission meets Wed., June 9, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/waterfront 

Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., June 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/earlychildhoodeducation  

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


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


Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 10, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning