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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 20, 2004


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. 

Knitting Hour at 6 p.m. at the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 1125 University Ave. Come and learn to knit for the first time or regain old skills and meet other knitters. All ages and levels welcome. Limited supplies available. 981-6270. 

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/ 



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. Cost is $12-$17. 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 


Tales of Your Amazing Body at 2 p.m. at the Hall of Health, 2230 Shatuck Ave., lower level. For ages 3-10. Suggested donation $3. 549-1564. 


Bearded Iris Rhizome Sale and Auction from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Free, sponsored by the Sydney B. Mitchell Iris Society. 839-9647. 

Sacred Serpent Slide Show on the serpent as a symbol for healing, at 7:30 p.m. at Changemakers Books, 6536 Telegraph. Cost is $10. 655-2405. www.changemakersforwomen.com 

New College of California Women’s Spirituality Laboratory at 7 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Cost is $5. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws 

Kol Hadash the Bay Area’s only Jewish Humanistic Congregation meets at 7:30 p.m. for Shabbat, the fourth Friday of every month, at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Special "Goodby Party" for Rabbi Eckstein. Free and open to the public. Please bring non-perishable food for the needy. 428-1492. www.kolhadash.org 


Tribute to Fr. Bill O’Donnell at noon at St. Mary Magdalen Church at 2005 Berryman St. Food, raffle tickets and a silent auction. Sponsored by Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action. 658-2467. 

Party for Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli peace activist and nuclear whistleblower who still cannot leave Israel, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. www.nonviolence.org/vanunu 

Identity Theft Forum hosted by Supervisor Keith Carson and the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Progressive Baptist Church, 3301 King St. The forum is free, everyone welcome to attend. 

Cerrito Creek Work Party We want to make a big summer push to remove the remaining thornless blackberry, allowing fall planting along the creek. Helping to remove this pest also will be our contribution to California Weed Awareness Week. At 10 a.m. Email for location. F5creeks@aol.com  

Wetland Restoration with Save The Bay Summer restoration activities include native seed collection, non-native plant removal, site monitoring, and shoreline clean-up. We will also continue our plant propagation efforts in our Native Plant Nursery. From 9 a.m. to noon at Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. Registration required. 452-9261, ext. 109, dshea@savesfbay.org, www.saveSFbay.org/ 


Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of the Mills College Campus from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet on the lawn of Alderwood Hall, left inside the Richardson Gate, 5000 MacArthur Blvd. 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 Chinatown Meet at 10 a.m. at the courtyard fountain in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza at 388 Ninth St. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/wallkingtours 

Sushi Basics Learn the natural and cultural history of this ancient cuisine as you prepare and taste seven types of sushi. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parent participation required for children 8-10. Cost is $25-$39, registration required. 525-2233. 

Introduction to Australian Plants with Hank Jenkins at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

Bearded Iris Rhizome Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockridge Mall, Broadway at Pleasant Valley Rd., Oakland. Free, sponsored by the Sydney B. Mitchell Iris Society. 839-9647. 

Neighborhood Coffee at 10 a.m. at Cafe Expresso Roma, 1549 Hopkins St. Sponsored by Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations. www.berkeleycna.com 

World Beat Dance Workshop, with Kristi Rudolph, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yoga Mandala, 2807 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $25-$30. 486-1989. 


Weekend Tilden Tots An indoor/outdoor nature adventure for 3 and 4 year olds each accompanied by an adult. Today we’ll learn about butterflies, moths and more. From 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $6 for residents, $8 for non-residents. 525-2233.  

“Keen Eyes, Strong Beaks, Sharp Talons - Birds of the East Bay Hills” a photography exhibition by Paul Roose. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Runs through Sept. 5. 525-2233. 

Current Activities of the Physicians for Social Responsibility at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are sponsored by the Berkeley City Club and the Landmark Heritage Foundation. Donations welcome. The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave. 848-7800 or 883-9710. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Uptown Art Deco from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in front of the Mary Bowles Building, 1718 Telegraph Ave. Tour is limited to 20 persons. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org 

Tibetan Buddhism with Abbe Blum on “The Great Guru Padmasambhava” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 


“Guilty by Suspicion” a video screening on the House Committee on Un-American Activities, followed by discussion at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 530 Lake Park Ave. Donation $1. Sponsored by East Bay Community Against the War. www.ebcaw.org 

Summer Science Week in the Tilden Nature Area For junior scientists, 9-12 years. Different topics daily: get wet on Pond and Stream Day, make a “thermometer lizard,” meet a snake, play Paleo Bingo, explore the universe, look at rainforests. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. Cost is $150-$166. Registration required. 636-1684. www.ebparks.org 

Women of Vision Series A Vision Plan Workshop with Shiloh McCloud at 6 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Tuition $40, materials $20. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws 

World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60 years and over meets Mondays at 10:15 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center. Join at any time. 524-9122. 

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. 

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

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 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, 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.  


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 Aging meets Wed., July 21, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging 

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. ww.ci.ber-