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Friday June 11, 2004


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, 234-42 50. www.mecaforpeace.org 

“Teens and Depression” a presentation by Berkeley High School Health Center at 9 a.m. at the 6th flr conference room, 2180 Milvia St. for information call Kim at 644-6258.  

Car Wash to Benefit the Homeless from 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 400 Alcatraz Avenue in Oakland, between Telegraph and College Aves. All proceeds go to help the homeless families with children and the single women and men who call Harrison House their home temporarily. 

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 at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. Parking is free and is handicapped accessible. 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 Aquati c 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. 

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 

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. 

The Sub-T ropical Garden a workshop on plants suitable to the inner Bay Area, at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

Keeping Chickens in the City David Morris, chicken keeper for over 20 years, will cover the basics of ra ising 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 Davi d'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 Studio s 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 

Alt ernative 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 commit ment 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, and auction at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $125. 595-4460. 

Vocal Jazz Workshop with Richard Kalman, 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., from 10 to 11 a.m. Open to non-members of the club for $8 per class. For further information and to register, call Karen Ray at 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 


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

Labor Conference of Peace and Freedom Party at 9 a.m. at the Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th Street & 411 28th Street, north of downtown Oakland, between Telegraph & Broadway, below Pill Hill. 393-5685. 

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 transport ation 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 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Solar Elect ricity For Your Home Now you can produce your own electricity and “sell” the excess back to PG&E, running your meter backwards! 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 Fri day 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 


“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.  

Peace Between Peoples presented by a delegation of Americans who went to Najaf, Iraq at 6 p.m. at The Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St. between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill. 393-5685. 

Sacred Feminine Book Clu b 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 5 48-0425. 


Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Streets every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. This is a project of BOSS Urban Gardening Institute and Spiral Gardens. 843-1307. 

“Oakland to Argentina on Vegetable Oil” David, Mali, and their son Emilio tell amazing stories of their veggie oil trip adventure from Oakland to Argentina in their 1980 VW Dasher this past winter, at 7 p.m. at Biofuels Oasis, 2465 - 4th St. 665-5509.  

Phone Banking to ReDefeat Bush on T uesdays 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 

American Red Cross Blood Services is holding a volunteer orientation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at it s office, 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Volunteers are needed to support the more than 40 blood drives held each month. Advance sign-up needed 594-5165. 

Death Penalty Vigil, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the North Berkeley BART station. Sponsored by Berkeley F riends Meeting. 528-7784. 

Wellness for Life with Vanessa Anderson at 6 p.m. at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Leonard Joy, UN Consul tant will speak at 11 a.m. 845-6830. 

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

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 Wednesday, 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. 

Downtown Oakland Walking Tours every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Discover the changing skyline, landmarks and churches. For details on the different itineraries call 238-3224. www.oaklandnet.com/wallkingtours 

Berkeley Gray Panthers with KPFA’s Jennifer Stone of “Cover to Cover” at 7 p.m. at 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 

Peralta Hopkins Garden Tour with the North Berkeley Senior Center. Advance sign up required. 981-5190. 

Adv ocates Forum: Legal Rights Training at 6:45 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Attorney Angelo Butler will lead a free legal rights training covering freedom of speech, unreasonable searches and seizures, and questionning by Law Enforcement. Sponsored by East Bay Animal Advocates. 925- 487-4419. www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org 

“Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh” a film describing Helena Norberg-Hodge’s experiences living in Ladakh, at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakland. 393-5685. 

Sons In Retirement, East Bay Branch No.2 Annual Spring Ladies Day, at 10 a.m. at the Galileo Club, 371 South 23rd Street, Richmond. Cost is $18, For reservations call Dick Celestre 925-283-1655.  

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meet s the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:15 a.m. at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. 524-3765. 

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. 


Prose Writers Workshop meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034. 

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

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

Free Feldenkrais ATM Classes for adults 55 and older at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at the Jewish Commun ity Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose. 848-0237.  


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 or visit www.peralta.cc.ca.us/interntl/studyabr.htm. 

Berkeley Vide o 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. T uesday 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 Backy ards 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. 


Public Housing Resident Advisory Board meets on Mon. June 14, at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Housing Authority, 1901 Fairview St. Angellique DeCoud. 981-5475. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/publichousing 

Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. June 14, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee 

City Council meets Tues., June 15, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 98 1-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycoun 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., June 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley. 


Commission on Aging meets Wed., June 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging 

Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., June 16, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Design Review Committee meets Thurs. June 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. www.ci.berkeley.ca. 


Fair Campaign Practices Commission meets Thurs., Ju ne 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/faircampaign 

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., June 17, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. w ww.ci.berkeley.