Berkeley This Week

Friday July 16, 2004


Duel of the 9/11 Documentaries with “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Painful Deceptions” at 8:45 p.m. at The Longhaul/ 

Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. Free, donations appreciated. 540-0751.  

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. 

Hayehwatha: A New Understanding of Peace on Earth at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $5-$10. 415-435-2255. www.HayehwathaInstitute.org  


Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations meets at 9:15 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sproul Conference Room, 1st Floor, 2727 College Ave. www.berkeleycna.com 

Peach Tasting and Cooking Demonstration at 11 a.m. at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

Designing with Ornamental Grasses with Mike Weston at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

Educators Academy Project Learning Tree A workshop for educators of grades K through 12 on forest ecology. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Fee is $45-51, registration required. 636-1684. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of F.M “Borax” Smith Estate from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the redwood tree, corner of McKinley Ave. and Home Place East, one block off Park Boulevard. Tour is limited to 20 persons. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. For reservations call 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org 

Walking Tour of Oakland City Center Meet at 10 a.m. in front Oakland City Hall at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Eco-Makeover for Your Urban Home This one-day workshop will teach you how to conserve energy, water, and resources in ways you may never have considered, from the very simple to the more advanced. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Sponsored by California Youth Energy Services, Rising Sun Energy Center, Berkeley EcoHouse, and the Ecology Center. Cost is $20-$40 sliding scale. Registration required. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Bash Bush Bash A backyard fundraiser to benefit Democratic party organizing in swing states. From 4 to 7 p.m. at 2410 Eunice St., at corner of Euclid. Minimum donation $50, $25 students. RSVP to 415-377-3863. patrick_j_hill@yahoo.com 

“Revolution” a film of a talk by Bob Avakian at 1 p.m. the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. 848-1196. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Edith Stone Room of the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. If you are interested in competing, entry forms are available at the Library reference desk. Suggested donation is $5 per person, $7 per family. Funds will help buy childrens books for the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps. 526-3720. 

Dance Jammies, a multi-generational dance event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Motivity Center, 2525 8th St. Cost is $9. 832-3835. 

Improv Workshop The Oakland Playhouse Improv Troupe is teaching an introduction to improv workshop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby at MLK. Also on Sun. 595-5597. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

Liberating Mother Mary workshop to learn what Mary says about herself in her famous apparitions in Mexico, Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje. From noon to 4 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Donations requested. 707-874-3397. 

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


Out Front for Kerry! LGBT Community and Friends Gala featuring Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Singer/Songwriter Margie Adam, Clinton adviser David Mixner, Assemblyman Mark Leno and more. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd. Tickets $250; lower price option available to volunteers. For information call 644-0172. www.lgbt4kerry.com/july.htm. 

“Boot Bush in the Bushes” Cookout/Fundraiser in Roberts Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club. In addition to the barbecue, there will be entertainment, kids activities, and encouragement by local Democratic leaders, plus special guest appearances by George Bush and John Kerry (or unreasonable facsimiles). Cost is $25 per person, children under 12 free. Roberts Park is north of Skyline Boulevard and Joaquin Miller Road. There is a $4 per car charge for parking. For more information 531-3077. 

“Independent Media in a TIme of War” a film featuring Amy Goodman at 3 p.m. at the Parkway Theatre, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland. Free admission. Followed by Oakland Indy video producer Jay Finneburg with his own guerilla videos. Community discussion will follow film screening. 

Meet Jerry McNerney, Democratic Candidate for CD 11, Make your own sundaes, and sing-along with Laramie and Joy Crocker, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby at Claremont. 

The Liquid of Life A workshop for youth and their families on water and water quality, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

“What You and I Must Do for Peace” a presentation by the Peace Committee of UUCB, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

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. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the East Bay Labyrinth Project. 526-7377. 

Goat Fest Meet the goats that chew the Berkeley hillsides to help prevent fires. There will be music, goats to pet, and goat-related, hands-on activities. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall of Science. 643-5961. www.lawrencehallofscience.org  

Campfire and Sing-A-Long at 5:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. Bring your hot dogs, buns, marshmallows, long sticks and dress for possible fog. We’ll walk uphill to the campfire circle. Call for disabled assistance. 525-2233. 

Bike Trip to Explore Historic Oakland on the third Sunday of the month through October. Tours leave the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Fallon Sts., at 10 a.m. for a leisurely 5-mile tour on flat land. Bring bike, helmet, water and snacks. Free, but reservations required. 238-3524. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Middle Elmhurst from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet at Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center, 7701 Krause Ave., at 77th St. Tour is limited to 20 persons. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. For reservations call 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org 

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

Introduction to TaKeTiNa Learn a new way understand music, rhythm and yourself, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ashkenaz Back Dance Studio, 1217 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $35. To register call 650-493-8046. www.villageheartbeat.com  

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 Lama Palzang and Pema Gellek on “The Perfection of Patience” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 

“Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video,” gatherings at 6:30 p.m. to hear the words of the author of “The Power of Now” at the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. Donation $3. 526-9117. 


The Coalition for a democratic Pacifica meeting with speakers from Pushing Limits Disability Collective at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship, corner of Cedar and Bonita.  

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. 

Iyengar Yoga on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Cost is $12. 528-9909. 

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. 


Berkeley Housing Authority Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2004 Agency Annual Plan at 6 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 2134 MLK, Jr. Way. 981-5470. 

Peach Tasting An opportunity to sample, for free, all at one table, the whole sumptuous range of peach varieties at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Plus a comprehensive sampling of other stone fruits that are in season: nectarines, plums, pluots, and apricots. From 2 to 7 p.m. at Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club General Membership Meeting, 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. meeting at Humanist Hall North Side of 27th St., between Telegraph and Broadway. 

Great Sierra Backpacking Destinations with Karen Najarian, at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

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 Spiral Gardens. 843-1307. 

“Healing Therapies for Pain and Energy” with Lori-Ann Gertonson, DC from noon to 2 p.m. at the Herrick Campus of Alta Bates Medical Center, 2001 Dwight Way. Free. 644-3273. 

“Jewish Ethics and Values” at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237, ext. 112. 

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 for information or check our web page, http://home.comcast.net/~teachme99/tildenwalkers 

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. Monthly field trips. 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. Lisa Peterson will present information on medical and home care services at 11 a.m. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 

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 


“Both Sides of the Green Line: Peace for Israel/Palestine” with Jewish Voice for Peace co-director, Mitchell Plitnick, at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $10-$20 sliding scale. 849-2568. www.lapena.org 

“Interviews in the Canyons” a film of the Chiapas Support Committee delegation of 2003, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. in downtown Oakland. 654-9587. 

“Hijaking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire” a documentary, at 7 p.m. at Oaks Theater, 1875 Solano Ave. Suggested donation $10. www.spiritedaction.org 

“Fahrenheit 9/11” special screening for youth age 13 and up at 11:45 a.m. at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave. Oakland. 415-575-5551. 

Gray Panthers Wednesday Night Gathering to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Conference on Women. At 7 p.m. at 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 

“Death of a Shaman” a free showing of the documentary film by Fahm Saeyang and Richard Hall, at 6:30 p.m. followed by a community discussion at James Irvine Conference Center, East Bay Community Foundation, 353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Downtown Oakland, at 12th St. BART. Sponsored by Appreciating Diversity Film Series, Piedmont League of Women Voters, and Diversityworks. 835-9227. www.diversityworks.org 

Twilight Tour “Off the Beaten Path” An extreme garden viewing, at 5:30 p.m. at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Registration required. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu 

Chronic Back Pain, a roundtable discussion about the different methods of treating and preventing chronic back pain. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rockridge Library. Beverages will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own lunch. This event is free.  

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 Historic Oakland Churches and Temples Meet at 10 a.m. at the front of the First Prebyterian Church at 2619 Broadway. Tour lasts 90 minutes. For reservations call 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/wallkingtours 

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:15 a.m. at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. For information call Robert Flammia 524-3765. 

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.com/vigil4peace/vigil 


Twilight Tour “Amazing Plants” A tour with a focus on the unusual and rare at 5:30 p.m. at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Registration required. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu 

Berkeley Farmer’s Market with all organic produce at Elephant Pharmacy parking lot, 1607 Shattuck Ave., at Cedar from 3 to 7 p.m. Farm Fresh cooking demonstration with Laurel Miller at 5 p.m. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org 

Tilden Tots A nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds each accompanied by an adult. We’ll capture and release butterflies, moths and other insects. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 


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. 981-5351. 

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  


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon. July 19, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent 

City Council meets Tues., July 20 at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil 

Berkeley Housing Authority meets Tues., July 20, at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., July 21, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley. 


Commission on Labor meets Wed., July 21, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., July 21, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., July 22 at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning¯