Page One

Berkeley This Week Clanedar

Friday August 13, 2004


An Evening with Paul Krugman in conversation with Larry Bensky, at 7:30 p.m. at M. L. King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. Ample free parking, wheelchair access, ASL provided. Benefit for Pacifica Radio and KPFA. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 door, available at Cody’s, both locations. 848-6767, ext. 611.  

“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Maria Gilardin, founder TUC Radio, and Pierre Labossiere, founding member, Haiti Action Committee, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403. 

Long Haul Infoshop’s 11th Birthday Join the celebration at 8 p.m. at 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751.  

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. 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. 

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. 


“There is No Room in Albany for Las Vegas” A community forum to discuss the fate of the Albany Waterfront, with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, California State Assemblymember Loni Hancock, as well Albany City Council candidates. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., at Masonic. Sponsored by the Citizens for the East Shore State Park and the Sierra Club. 461-4665, 848-0800, ext. 312.  

Family Fun Festival at the Saturday Farmers’ Market with live music, crafts fair, story-telling, and clowns, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Civic Center Park. 548-3333. 

Greens at Work We will assist Strawberry Creek Lodge project volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lodge located at 1320 Addison St. between Acton and Bonar. We’ll be moving west along the bank, removing ivy, blackberry and elm, and doing a little clean up in the creek as needed. Bring something to drink, your work gloves, and a trowel or weeder if you have one. And please park in the street and not in the Lodge’s parking lot as it is reserved for the residents. 

Summer Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael and Dennis Wolff from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $12-$17. 643-2775. 

“That's an Herb, Not a Weed!” Herbalist Patricia Kazmierowski will talk about common herbs that grow in the Bay Area and how to identify and use them. From 2 to 4 p.m. at City Slicker Farms, 16th & Center, Oakland. Free. 763-4241. 

San Francisco Mime Troupe “Showdown at Crawford Gulch” at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Park, Shattuck and Berryman. 

Financial Education Workshops covering steps to purchasing a home, credit/debt management, retirement savings and more. Offered Sat. Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18, 25 at 10 a.m. at the East Bay Community Law Center, 3122 Shattuck Ave. For more information call 548-4040, ext. 357. 

Point Richmond Music Festival from noon to 7 p.m. with performances by Masquer’s Theater Kids, Nic Bearde, Reed Fromer and Friends, David Thom, Ya Elah, The Outbacks, and many more. 117 Park Place, Richmond. 236-1401. 

Osun Festival celebrating Mother Africa and the African Diaspora, classes in batik and tie-dye, dance and drumming workshops, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the American Indian Public Charter School, 3637 Magee, Oakland. Fees vary. To register call 530-3735.  

South African Plants with Hank Jenkins at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Temescal from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meet in front of Genova Delicatessen, 5095 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. 763-9218. 

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. 

Educators Academy on Fire Ecology from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area for teachers of grades 5 to 12. Educational materials included. Fee is $45-$51. Registration required. 636-1684. 

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., 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. 


Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Horse and Man under the big-top at Golden Gate Fields, Tues.-Fri. at 8 p.m. Sat. at 3 and 8 p.m., Sun. at 1 and 5 p.m. extended through August 26. Tickets are $44-$79 available from 1-866-999-8111. 

Gathering to Celebrate the Life of Wendell Ralph Lips- 

comb at 1 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Way, UC Campus. Tributes by Chris Lawrence, Craig Woolridge, John Hancom. Slide presentation of the life of Dr. Lipscomb. Sponsored by the family of Dr. Lipscomb. For information call Ellen Gunther 841-4083. 

San Francisco Mime Troupe “Showdown at Crawford Gulch” at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Park, Shattuck and Berryman. 

My Seedy Friends A walk for youth and families to find seeds from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at the Willard Community Peace Labyrinth, on the 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. 

“The Case for Worker-Funded International Labor Solidarity” A presentation by Kim Scipes, labor activist, followed by questions and discussion, at 7 p.m. at SEIU Local 250, 560 20th St. Oakland. Donation $5, no one turned away. Sponsored by The Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice. 594-9575.  

Osun Festival Family Day celebrating Mother Africa and the African Diaspora, with youth performances, community mural painting and concluding performance and ritual, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison, Oakland. Donation $5 and up. 595-1471. 

Hands-on Bike Maintenance Class Learn how to perform basic repairs on your own bike. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $85 members, $100 non-members. Advance registration required. 527-4140. 

Grizzly Peak Flyfishers, annual summer casting clinic, held in lieu of the monthly meeting, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Oakland Casting Ponds in McCrea Park, 4460 Shepherd St., at Carson Blvd near the 580 freeway, Oakland. Expert, beginning and “wannabe” fly fishers are all welcome. For further information, call Richard Orlando at 547-8629. 

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 Laurel Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at Albertson’s parking lot, 4055 MacArthur Blvd. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. 763-9218. 

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

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. 

“Current Difficulties of the West Contra Costa Schools” with Patricia Player, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

“This is What Free Trade Looks Like” a film on NAFTA in Mexico, the failure of the WTO at 8:15 p.m. at Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751.  

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. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Ando on “Vimalamitra and the Transmission of the Dharma in Tibet” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


Solid Waste Management Workshop on Commercial Services: Recycling, Source Reduction, and Franchised Services at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2180 Milvia St., 6th Flr. 981-6357. 

World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60 years and over meets Mondays at 10:15 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Join at any time. 524-9122. 

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 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. 


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-$8. Registration required. 525-2233. 

African Affairs Benefit Brunch with Patrick Hayford, the United Nations’ Director of African Affairs in the office of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, at noon at House of UNITY in Eastmont Town Center, 7200 Bancroft Ave. #209, Oakland. Minimum contribution of $25 requested for the brunch; also there will be a free 7:00 p.m. public event. Sponsored by AFSC’s African Initiative, Aseya Africa and others. 

Contemporary Political Election Issues, a discussion with Millie Barsh at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190. 

“What is Ahead for Venezuela?” with Lisa Sullivan who hosted the 2004 Marin Interfaith Task Force Delegation to Caracas, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar. 528-5403. 

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. 

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.  

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

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 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. 


An Evening with Arundhati Roy, David Barsamian, Amy Goodman and Boots Riley, at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Community Theater, 1930 Allston Way at Milvia. (wheelchair access, ASL provided). Supported by Global Exchange & Mother Jones Magazine. Tickets are $21, available from Cody’s or 

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 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. 

“Dr. Strangelove” a film adaptation of Peter George’s thriller “Red Alert” at 7:30 p.m. at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Free, donations are welcome. 393-5685. 

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. Peace Walk at 7 p.m. 



“Who Owns Water?” Protecting the world’s water from corporate takeover. Join us for a discussion with Juliette Beck and John Gibler of Public Citizen’s Water for All Campaign, at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Safe Boating Class on “Boating Skills and Seamanship” offered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary begins today and runs for 13 weeks, on Thurs evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the US Coast Guard Air Station, San Francisco International Airport. A $50 fee covers textbook and certificate. For reservations please contact Wayne Wattson at 650-755-9739. 

Circlesinging Workshop with David Worm of SoVoSó from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison, Oakland. Cost is $10-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away. Resevations suggested. 444-8511, ext. 15. 

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. 

Mills College Open House for the graduate program in Interdisciplinary Computer Science from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Program open to women and men with a talent and interest in computing, and a bachelor's degree in another field. Financial assistance available. Mills College is located on the MacArthur exit of 580 East. 415-336-4466. 


“Oscar in the Wild: Camping with Cal Shakes” from 5 p.m. to Sat. 10 a.m. at the Bruns Amphitheater, 100 Gateway Blvd., Orinda. Cost is $28-$35. Performance tickets sold separately. To register call 548-9666. 

Old Oakland Outdoor Cinema on Washington St., between 9th and 10th Sts. Music at 5 p.m., and film, “Tootsie” at 8 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Sponsored by the City of Oakland and the Old Oakland Historic District. 238-4734. 

“Manhattan” A Woody Allen film at 8:30 p.m. at the Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751.  


Free Summer Lunch Programs are offered to youth age 18 and under at various sites in Berkeley, Mon. - Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Aug. 20. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley Health Dept. 981-5351.  

This Land is Your Land Day Camp Weekly sessions to Aug. 27 for children ages 5-12, at Roberts Regional Park in Oakland and at Tilden Park in Berkeley. Science and nature studies with art, music, hiking, swimming, and outdoor games. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $245 per week. 581-3739. 


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon. Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. 

Commission on Labor meets Wed., Aug. 18, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. 


Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415.  

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.