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Berkeley This Week

Friday July 09, 2004


“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Dave Lippman, aka George Shrub, the singing CIA agent, and Kiilu Nyasha, Black Panther veteran, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403. 

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. 


World Food Festival: Cuisine of India Cooking demonstration by Kasuma Sheth of Shakti Foods, at 11 a.m. A presentation on the Greening of Ethnic Restaurants project at 11:30 a.m. at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

San Francisco Mime Troupe “Showdown at Crawford Gulch” at 2 p.m. at Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose St. Also on Sun. at 2 p.m. www.sfmt.org 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland “New Era/New Politics” highlights African-American leaders who have made their mark on Oakland. Meet at 10 a.m. at the African American Museum and Library at 659 14th St. 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/ 


Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Oakland’s Walkways and Streetcar Heritage from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tour is limited to 20 persons. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. For reservations call 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org 

Shotgun Players Annual Silent Auction and Supperganza, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave. at the corner of MLK. Tickets are sliding scale $12-$112. www.shotgunplayers.org 

Gardening for Wildlife Attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects. Learn to diversify your garden by including California native plants that provide food, shelter, and nesting places for wildlife. Follow-up meeting with landscape designers on July 31. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince St. Free. 444-7645.  


“Liquid Gold: How to Use Urine to Grow Plants (Safely!)” a talk and workshop at 10:30 a.m. at 1120 Bancroft Way, near San Pablo Ave. $15 donation, proceeds help fund City Slicker Farm’s urban farming demonstration programs. Registration required.  


Snakes Alive Come learn about our fascinating snakes, touch their scales, and learn to recognize the only poisonous snake in the park, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Butterflies in the Garden Learn how to attract these beautiful creatures into your yard by providing the caterpillars with food plants and the adult butterflies with nectar plants, at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

A Cool Evening Hike Meet the mosquitoes, bats and woodrats; we’ll be in the dark together listening to wildlife, at 7 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

All Together for Chiapas Benefit for Emergency Relief An evening of video, dance, spoken word and music from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Capoeira Angola Center, 2513 Magnolia St., West Oakland. Donation $7-$15, sliding scale, all proceeds to emergency relief. Sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee. 654-9587. 

Campaign Finance Reform with Berkeley Fair Elections Coalition and Adona Foyle of Democracy Matters at 8 p.m. at Studio Rasa, 933 Parker St. 693-5779. 

Get Ready for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Learn about what gear is essential, packing and hydration at 10 a.m., with an optional training walk at 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, a group for gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgenders over the age of 55, holds their monthly potluck at noon at San Leandro Community Church, 1395 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro. 667-9655. 

Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., 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. 


Bay to Barkers Dog Walk from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. Fundraiser for East Bay Humane Society. 845-7735. 

Women of Africa Resource Center for African Immigrant Women and Children will host a Family and Friends Bar-B-Queand Picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Berkeley Marina near the children’s Adventure Playground. www.WAFRICA.org 

Green Sunday, a report back from the Green Party’s National Presidential Convention, at 5 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. 

“Iraq: The Untold Story” A panel discussion with Clarence Thomas, Central Labor Council fo Alameda County, Barbara Lubin, founder of Middle East Children’s Alliance, and Emanuel Ashoo, Iraqi-American, all who have recently returned from visits to Iraq, at 2:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Ave., El Cerrito.  

“Significant Roles of the United Nations” with Rita Maran of the United Nations Association, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

2004 Socialist Organizing Conference, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Plaza Hotel, 150 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland. Sessions on anti-militarism and domestic alternatives, civil rights and civil liberties, and key-note speaker Fraouk Abdel-Muhti. Registration is $5 and up. www.sp-usa.org/orgconf/ 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Mountain View Cemetary from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Tour is limited to 20 persons. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. For reservations call 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org 

Butterfly Habitat Learn the plants and butterflies and take plants home for your own habitat. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. To register call 525-2233. 

The Nature of Chocolate and Coffee Learn about the wonderful things that grow on trees and how they relate to songbirds. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $8 for residents, $10 non-residents. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Hands On Bike Maintenance Class from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Fee is $85-$100, advance registration required. 527-4140. 

Introduction to Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation A survey of innovative irrigation solutions that save water and money. A full range of irrigation products will be explained. The class will serve as an introduction to both sprinklers and drip systems. At 11 a.m. at Urban Farmer Store, 2121C San Joaqin St., half mile from Central Ave, Richmond. For reservations call 524-1604. 

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 

Tibetan Buddhism with Erika Rosenberg on “Eastern Wisdom Meets Western Science” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  



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 601-4040, ext. 109. www.wcrc.org 

Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative meets at 6 p.m. at Berkeley Youth Alternatives, 1255 Allston Way. 883-9096. 

Great Popular Fiction Bookgroup meets to discuss “The Rule of Four” by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861. 

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. 548-0425. 


Mini-Rangers An afternoon of nature study for ages 8 to 12. Dress to get dirty, bring a healthy snack to share. At Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Fee is $6 for residents, $8 for non-residents. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Family Camping 101 An overview of all the ways to make family camping enjoyable at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Preparing for Your Remodeling Project A two evening class to demystify the design and construction process. Offered by Imagine General Contractors, Inc. July 13 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Cost is $57-$67. To register call 524-9283. 

Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Sts from 3 to 7 p.m. This is a project of Spiral Gardens. 843-1307. 

Writer’s Workshop on Book Marketing with David Cole at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-0861. 

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 

“The Cycle, the Rhythm and the Fabric of the Jewish Calendar” at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $12-$15. To register call 848-0237, ext. 112. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Blood pressure checks at 10:30 a.m. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 

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. 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.  

East Bay Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. The speaker this month is psychologist Jim Jacobs. He will discuss mental exercises for well-being and dealing with chronic pain.  


Bastille Day Celebration, with a film showing of the 1955 “Rendevous at the Docks,” music by Moh Alileche and others, at 7 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $7. www.laborfest.net 

“Storm from the Mountains” a film documenting the March of Indigenous Dignity in 2001 from Chiapas to Mexico City, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. in downtown Oakland. 654-9587. 

Twilight Tour: Conifers in our Collection Meet the most illustrious members of the conifer group, which includes the largest and longest-lived of organisms on our planet today. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $12-$17. To register call 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden. 


Best Backpacking Trips in northern California, a slide show with Ari Derfel, at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

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. 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland uptown to the Lake to discover Art Deco landmarks. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Paramount Theater at 2025 Broadway. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Seevak at the Albany Public Library 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, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/ 


Fun with Acting Class every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome, 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 Community Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose. For information call 848-0237.  


Twilight Tour: Trees of the Garden From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $12-$17. To register call 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu 

LeConte Neighborhood Association meets at 7:30 in the Cafeteria at the LeConte School, Ellsworth at Russell. Use Russell St. entrance. 843-2602. www.neighborhoodlink.com 

Speak Out For Education and Immigrants’ Rights at 6 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave, Oakland. Sponsored by the Oakland Coalition of Congregations. 625-9490. 

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, a group for gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgenders over the age of 55, catered lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue, Oakland. 667-9655. 

Breath and Transformation at 7 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Cost is $25-$30. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws 


Berkeley Youth Alternative Boys Basketball Tournament will be held from July 21 through Aug. 8 at Emery High School in Emeryville. Divisions are 17 and under, 15 and under, and 12 and under. Entry fee is $200 per team with a three game guarantee. For more information call 845-9066. sports@byaonline.org 

Free Summer Lunch Programs are offered to youth age 18 and under at various sites in Berkeley, including James Kenny Rec. Center, Frances Albrier Center, Strawberry Creek, Longfellow School, MLK Youth Services Center, Rosa Parks School and Washington School, Mon. - Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Aug. 20. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley Health Dept. For location information call 1-800-870-3663. 

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. www.freeradio.org  


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., July 12, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee 

Landmarks Preservation Commission meets Mon. July 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Gisele Sorensen, 981-7419. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/landmarks 

Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., July 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. www.ci.berkeley. 


Public Housing Resident Advisory Board meets Mon., July 12, at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Housing Authority, 1901 Fairview St. Angellique DeCoud. 981-5475. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


City Council meets Tues., July 13, 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., July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. www.ci.berkeley. 


Four by Four Joint Task Force on Housing Members of City Council and the Rent Board meet Mon. June 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Stephen Barton, 981-5400. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Homeless Commission meets Wed., July 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/homeless 

Library Board of Trustees meets Wed., July 14, at 7 p.m. at 1901 Russell St. Jackie Y. Griffin, 981-6195. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/library 

Planning Commission meets Wed., July 14, 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. July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Barbara Attard, 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley. 


Waterfront Commission meets Wed., July 14, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/waterfront 

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., July 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. www.ci.berkeley. 


Fair Campaign Practices Commission meets Thurs., July 15, 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., July 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/transportation?