Berkeley This Week Calendar

Friday August 20, 2004


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 to Aug. 29. Tickets are $44-$79 available from 1-866-999-8111. www.caval 

“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.  


Plant Nursery Work Party from 9 a.m. to noon. Join the Richmond Bayshore Stewards to restore a tidal marsh and improve wildlife habitat on the south Ri chmond shoreline along the Bay Trail. We will be working in the native plant nursery on the UC Richmond Field Station building plant tables, and doing nursery work. Tools, gloves and snacks provided. Please pre-register so we can send directions. Youth un der 18 years need signed permission from a parent or guardian so please contact us for a waiver in advance. Sponsored by The Watershed Project (formerly Aquatic Outreach Institute). To register or for more information, contact Elizabeth O’Shea, 231-9566 o r 

Berkeley’s Front Row Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Addison St. and Shattuck Ave., with arts and crafts, gourmet foods, children’s activities and entertainment. Sponsored by the Downtown Berkeley Association.  

Temes cal Street Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Telegraph Ave. between 48th and 51st St., with live music, entertainment for children, food and craft booths. 

Late Summer Color with Aerin Moore at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. 

Sushi for the More Adventurous A hands-on opportunity to make and taste exotic varieties of sushi for youth and adults. Parent participation required for childen age 8-12. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. Cost is $29-$44. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Richmond Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the pergola, Croxton Ave. and Richmond Blvd. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. 763-9218. 

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. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 


Angel Island Kayak Overnight with Save the Bay. We will paddle our kayaks to a secluded beach, cook our meals and sleep in a restored Victorian, learn about the rich history of the island. From 9:30 a.m. Sat. to 4:30 p.m. Sun. Cost is $129-$139. For more information or to register call 452-9261.  

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

Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations meets at 9:1 5 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sproul Conference Room, 1st Floor, 2727 College Ave. 

Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Picnic at Shorebird Park, south of University Ave. from noon to 5 p.m. Bring food and drink to s hare.  

“Attica” a 1975 documentary of the three-day prison uprising at 8:30 p.m. at the Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751.  

“Spirituality in Daily Life” by Arnaud Maitland at 3 p.m. at Dharma Publishing, 1910 San Pablo A ve. Suggested donation for the lecture is $10. 548-5407. 

Tibetan Text Preservation Project A fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dharma Publishing, 1910 San Pablo Ave. 548-5407. 

Indian Dance and Music Open House Guest artists from India will be on hand to demonstrate the arts of flute, drum, santoor and singing. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Jyoti Kala Mandir Studio, 1452 Cornell Ave. 

Berkeley Youth Orchestra Auditions from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To schedule an audition or to find out more about the orchestra see 

“The Wisdom of Chakras” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Change Makers, 6536 Telegraph Ave. 655-2405. 


Friends of Strawberry Creek and Greens at Work Anniversary Celebration at 1 p.m. at Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison St. For information call Jane Kelly at 845-7549, 528-3949. 

Berkeley’s Front Row Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Addison St. and Shattuck Ave., with arts and crafts, gourmet foods, children’s activities and entertainment. Sponsored b y the Downtown Berkeley Association.  

Nature Exploration for Toddlers in the meadows, around the pond and on the trails of Tilden. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Late Summer Ponds Capture and release nymphs and naiads, backswimmers and boatmen from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. For youth and families. 525-2233. 

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. For group reservations or more information, call 848-7800 or 883-9710. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Rockridge Arts and Crafts from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the pillars on the corner of Broadwa y and Rockridge Blvd. Cost is $5 for OHA members, $10 for nonmembers. 763-9218. 

“Accomplishments and Future of the UN” with Chris O’Sullivan, UN historian, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, K ensington. 525-0302.  

“Celebrate Pride with New Spirit Community Church” A special worship service celebrating LGBT spirituality and pride at 11 a.m. at Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave. 704-7729. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Palzang on “Vairochana: Awakened Master of Ancient Tibet” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 

“Buddha is Here Now” with Prof. Akira Omine, Osaka University, at 9:45 a.m. at Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way. Donation $10. 415-776-5600, ext. 24.  


Friends of Strawberry Creek Meeting with City Storm Water Program Engineer Lorin Jensen on creek, culverts, flooding issues from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Central Berkeley Public Library Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St.  

Restoration and Monitoring of Watercourses A class with Steve Cochrane, a naturalist with Friends of the SF Estuary and the San Francisco Estuary Project. Class meets Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on 3 Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At Lake Merritt College, Oakland. Cost is $38. To register call 434-3840 or Enroll online at with class code M0488 and course #EMART 048NG. 

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. 


West Berkeley Foundation Awards Night Celebrating 11 years of serving West Berkeley’s children, seniors and families at 6:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Elementary School Auditorium, 920 Allston Way. Keynote talk by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. Free and open to the public. 559-2202. 

El Cerrrito Library Book Club meets to discuss “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith at 7 p.m. at the El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. 526-7512. 

City Employee Appreciation Day at The Berkeley Cold Stone Creamery at 2204 Shattuck Ave. from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Berkeley City Personnel must bring a current and valid Berkeley City Emplo yee ID and will receive $1 off one of our ice cream Creations. 

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. 

Phone Banking to ReDefeat Bush o n 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. 233-2144. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share you r slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 548-3991. 

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

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 inf ormation or check our web page, or email 


The Knitting Hour at 6 p.m. at The Berkeley Public Library West Branch, 1125 University at San Pablo. All are welcome. Learn to knit for the first time. Get inspired by other knitters and hang out. Limited supplies available. 981-6270.  

Community Conversation on “The Hamlet Project” in the development of a new play about Oakland’s history by Naomi Iizuka. At 7 p.m. at E verett and Jones Barbeque Restaurant in Jack London Square. This is the first in a series of public events sponsored by California Shakespeare Theater, Campo Santo and Intersection for the Arts. 415-626-2787. 

“Viridiana” a film from 1960 Spain by Luis Buñ uel at 7:30 p.m. at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Free, donations are welcome. 393-5685. 

Bayswater Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Coffee Shop, El Cerrito Plaza to discuss “Catholicism - Study Edition” by Richard P. McBrien. 4 33-2911. 

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 Jack London Waterfr ont Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. 

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. 

Calming the Storm of Menopause with Dr. Derik S. Anderson at 6 p.m. at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 1744 Solano Ave. 442-2304. 


North Shattuck Farmer’s Market Grand Opening from 3 to 7 p.m. at Shattuck Ave. at Rose St. Welcome by Mayor Bates and Alice Waters at 3 p.m., cooking demonstrations and jazz at 5 p.m. 548-3333. www.ecologycen 

Tilden Tots A nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds each accompanied by an adult. We’ll explore the world of reptiles. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 525-2233. 

Tilden Explorers A nature adventure program for 5-7 year olds who may be accompanied by an adult, no younger siblings, please. We’ll learn about insects, their body parts, and families. From 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 525-2233. 


Free Compost for Berkeley Residents from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Berkeley Marina Maintenance Yard, 201 University Ave., next to Adventure Playground. 644-6566.  

Young Adult P roject Annual All Star Basketball Weekend Come support some of the best basketball players in Twilight Basketball from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri. and 4 to 10 p.m. Sat., at the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center, 1730 Oregon St. 981-6678. 

Tilden Tots A nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds each accompanied by an adult. We’ll explore the world of reptiles. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 525-2233. 

Caltopia 2004 at the Recreational Spots Facility and Evans Field, UC Campus. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free to all Cal Students, staff, faculty and the community. 

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 E ntrance 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 S olano and The Alameda. Parking is free and is handicapped accessible. For information call Katherine, 525-5231. 


WriterCoach Connection (formerly Writers’ Room) seeks volunteers for this coming academic year. Help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills; become a WriterCoach Connection mentor to students at Berkeley High, King, Longfellow or Willard Middle Schools. Fall coach training sessions begin Sept. 1. For information call 524-2319. 

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour Seeks Host Gardens The Bringing Back the Natives Garden tour, which will be held in the spring of 2005, will showcase Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens that contain at least 30% native plants, don't use synthetic pestic ides of fertilizers, and provide habitat for wildlife. The gardens featured in this tour will demonstrate that, from postage stamp sized yards to large lots, beautiful California native plant gardens are possible for anyone. This tour is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program, the Urban Creeks Council, and the National Wildlife Federation. To be added to the mailing list, or to receive a host application, contact Kathy Kramer at or 236-9558.  

Fi nd a Loving Animal Companion at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society Adoption Center (open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday). 2700 Ninth St. 845-7735.  

Medical Care for Your Pet at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society l ow-cost veterinary clinic. 2700 Ninth St. For appointments call 845-3633.  


Solid Waste Management Commission Mon., Aug. 23, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. Becky Dowdakin, 981-6357. 

Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7041. 


Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533. 


Energy Commission meets Wed., Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo, 981-5434. 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.