Berkeley This Week

Tuesday September 07, 2004


An Evening with Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism czar and author of “Against All Enemies” at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy. Tickets are $5-$10 available from 642-9998.  

“OUTFOXED” a documentary on media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News at 9:15 p.m., 1834 Park Blvd.,Oakland. Free, sponsored by Not in Our Name. 601-8006.  

National Organization for Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter meets at 6 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Oakland YWCA, 1515 Webster St. The speaker will be Jean Damu who will discuss reparations for damages caused by slavery. 287-8948. 

WriterCoach Connection (formerly Writers’ Room) seeks volunteers for this coming academic year for Berkeley schools. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and on Sept. 14. Other training times available. For information please contact Lynn Mueller at 524-2319 or writercoachconnect@yahoo.com www.writercoachconnection.org 

Family Story Time at the Kensington Branch Library, Tues. evenings at 7 p.m. 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

“Trekking the Himalaya and Beyond” Practical tips for exploring the world on foot with Arlene Blum at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Docent Training at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden every Tues. through Feb. 8 at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Cost is $125. To register please send a check to Dr. Glenn Keator, 1455 Catherine Drive, Berkeley, 94702. For more information call 527-9802. www.nativeplants.org 

Kairos Youth Choir Auditions for boys and girls age 7-15. For information call 414-1991. www.kairoschoir.org 

Acting and Storytelling Classes for Seniors offered by Stagebridge, at Arts First Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. Classes are held at 10 a.m. Tues.-Fri. For more information call 444-4755. www.stagebridge.org 

American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Advance sign-up needed 594-5165.  

Creating Economic Opportunities for Women Free orientation meetings for training programs for immigrant and refugee women in English, finance and computer skills. Also on Sept. 9. 655 International Blvd., at 7th Ave., 2nd floor. To register call 879-2949. 

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 

“Heal Your Back, Straighten Your Spine” at 1 p.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave.  

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Scuba diver Carl Arnoult will show underwater slides of coral reefs around the world at 11 a.m. 845-6830. 

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


Wednesday Bird Walk Discover the first of the migrants and help us with the monitoring of the shoreline, at 8:30 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline. Turn into the park off Swan Way, follow the drive to the end and meet at the last parking lot by the observation deck. 525-2233. 

Workshop for Candidates and Treasurers offered by the Berkeley Fair Campaign Practices Commission at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6950. 

“Fed Up” a film at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Admission is free. Part of the GMOs and Food series sponsored by GMO Free Alameda County. 527-9898. www.gmofreeac.org 

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. For reservations call 238-3234. 

Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets 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. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Sta- 

tion, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m., Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities. 


Prose Writers’ Workshop An ongoing group focused on issues of craft. Meets Wed. at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 524-3034. georgeporter@earthlink.net 

Auditions for the new Arlington Children’s Choir will be held between 4 and 6 p.m. at 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Children ages 8-14, who enjoy singing and performing, are invited to participate. For audition time call 843-7745. 

Poetry Writing Workshop, led by Alison Seevak, every second Wed. at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave. Registration required. 526-3700, ext. 20. 

Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. 548-0425. 

Rosh Hashanah “The Meeting Point Between Cosmic, Cyclical, Linear and Historical Time” A workshop presented by Avital Plan at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $5. 848-0237, ext. 112. 


Berkeley Folk Dancers’ Beginners Class starts and runs for 8 weeks on Thurs. at 7:45 p.m. at Live Oak Park, Shattuck at Berryman. Cost is $30. 528-9168. 

East Bay Mac User Group meets at 6 p.m.at Expression Center for New Media, 6601 Shellmound St. http://ebmug.org, 


Grizzly Peak Flyfishers monthly meeting at 7 p.m at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave., with Kirston Koths on “Fly Fishing in Scotland: In Search of Sea Trout, Brown Trout and the Historical Connection to Scotch Malt Whisky.” 547-8629. 


International Literacy Day celebrated from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Listen to authors and adult literacy students read their poetry and short stories. 981-6299. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Anne Butterworth, PhD on “Solar Wind Mission.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $12.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For reservations call 526-2925.  

“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Gloria La Riva, Cuba solidarity activist and union leader and Richard Becker, co-founder, ANSWER coalition, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Donation $5. 528-5403. 

“The Wild Buffalo of Yellowstone” a discussion with the Buffalo Field Campaign at 7 p.m. at The Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way. 548-2220, ext. 233. www.ecologycenter.org 

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

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 at 7:15 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. 652-5324. 

Mandala Circle of Bliss Workshops Fri.-Sun. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento. Cost is $175. To register call 883-0600. 


Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush Marathon Letter-Writing Party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Common Room at Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby Street. All materials will be provided. Please bring your own pen. A donation of $5, or more, is requested. For additional information and to RSVP, email bobbie@themmob.com  

Berkeley Path Wanderers Stroll in Miller/Knox Regional Park. Meet at 10 a.m. in the main parking lot of Miller/Knox, off Dornan Drive. For more information call 235-2835. 

Mini Farmers A farm exploration program for children accompanied by an adult. Wear boots and prepare to get dirty. At 9 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $3-$5, registration required. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Meet My Tarantula and learn that spiders are essential in our world at 1:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Educators Academy: Monarchs in the Classroom from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Coyote Hills Regional Park. You will construct and take home your own rearing cage, complete with milkweed and larvae. For grades K through 5. Fee is $45-$51. Registration required. 636-1684. 

California Natives Learn how natives benefit local wildlife, save water and are attractive additions to your garden at the same time. At 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Responding to Terrorism from 9 a.m. to noon at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.ca. 


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. 

Collecting Good Water Quality Data, a workshop with Dr. Revital Katznelson, Environmental Scientist for the State Water Resources Control Board at Merritt College. Cost is $11. For information call 434-3840.  

Community Sing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 1216 Solano Ave., Albany. Adults $3, children $2. Sponsored by the Albany YMCA. 525-1130.  

Video Screening of the “Battle of Chile,” Parts 1 & 2, with introductory remarks by author, Roger Burbach at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave.  

Luna Kids Dance Open House with a free parent/child dance class, at 10 a.m. at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. 644-3629. www.lunakidsdance.com 

“Traditional Jewish Teachings on Spiritual Healing” the practice of Mussar with Dr. Alan Morinis at 8:45 p.m. at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Co-sponsored by Netivot Shalom, Temple Isaiah and Temple Beth Chaim. Cost is $10-$15. To register call 523-7709. 


Solano Avenue Stroll “A Pearl of a Stroll” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Albany. Parade, entertainment, food, crafts, art and antique cars and Kidtown. 527-5358. www.solanostroll.org 

Butterflies in the Garden Learn how to attract these colorful, delicate insects to your own yard at 11 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Monarch Migration Celebration Learn about these amazing butterflies from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Fire Bush! A fundraiser for America Coming Together sposored by the Potter’s Studio, from noon to 6 p.m. at 637 Cedar St. Art auction, music by the BHS Jazz Combo and the Square Peg String Band, poetry, and a firing of Bush in the kiln at 5 p.m. 527-5268. 

Sunday in the Park Without George A concert and benefit for MoveOnPAC to benefit Kerry/Edwards featuring music by Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, food and wine, young spoken word performances by semi-finalists of the San Francisco Poetry Slam, MoveOn founders Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, comedian and political satirist Will Durst, and other special guests. From 3 to 7 p.m. in Coventry Grove. Cost is $1,000. For reservations see www.sundayinthepark.org  

Herb Walk in Strawberry Canyon Learn to identify and use many edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in the Bay Area. Meet at noon at the Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail head, below the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens on Centennial Drive. Walk lasts about two hours. Cost is $6 to $20 sliding scale. Offered by the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine. 845-4028. www.pshm.org  

Benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Berkeley Food and Housing Project from 2 to 5 p.m. at A New Leaf Gallery, 1286 Gilman St. Wine tasting, live improvisational jazz, food donated by Bay Area restaurants. Cost is $35. 525-7621.  

Appian Creek Clean-Up from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about the program and the trash assessment monitoring tool as we remove harmful trash. Refreshments, tools, and gloves provided. Meet at Appian Creek behind the Boys & Girls Club, 4660 Appian Way in El Sobrante. Youth under 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 or Elizabeth@thewatershedproject.org 

Picnic for Jewish Families and Friends from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Joaquin Miller Park. Music, magician and raffle. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation Young Leadership Division. www.jfed.org/picnicfest 

Rauda Morcos, Palestinian lesbian activist and poet from Kufar Yassif, Israel at 4 p.m. at Middle East Children’s Alliance. 901 Parker St. at 7th St. Donation $7-$20 sliding scale. Sponsored by BAWIB, GenerationFIVE, JFFP, JVP, MECA & QUIT. 548-0542.  

“Is Israel’s Fence Legal or Necessary?” with attorney Ephraim Margolin at 7:15 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Sponsored by Bridges to Israel-Berkeley and the BRJCC. Donation $10. 848-0237, ext. 110. 

Neighborhood Disaster Training for Sante Fe and Gilman Sts. from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley. To register call 981-5506. 

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

South Asian Bookclub meets to discuss “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabakov at 11:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861. 

Huston Smith will speak at 9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Part of the Personal Theology Seminars. 525-0302.  

“The Wisdom of Chakras” at 3 p.m. at Alaya’s, The Shaman Store, 1713 University Ave. Donations requested. 548-4701. 

“Breema: The Art of Being Present” Open House with Jon Schreiber at the Breema Center 6076 Claremont Ave., at College. Call to schedule first-time Breema bodywork sessions 5:30-6:30, or attend the class at 7 p.m. 428-0937. www.breema.com 

“Dreamtime Rituals” a lecture by author/ritualist Antero Alli at 6 p.m. at Premalaya Books, 1713 University Ave., near McGee. 548-4701. 


Reclaim Democracy with Joan Blades, Patricia Ellsberg and Ronnie Gilbert at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $5. 848-0237, ext. 110. 

Berkeley Community Garden Meeting at 6 p.m. at Spiral Gardens, 2838 Sacramento St. at Oregon. Potluck dinner and speaker, Rosalie Fanshel on “Growing our own Medicine.” 883-9096. 

Reportback on Haiti at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship, Cedar and Bonita. Please bring snacks and drinks to share. 644-1937. 

Afterschool Center providing tutoring and support for Berkeley students age 5 to 14 at 1255 Alston Way. Cost is $20 per week. Sponsored by Berkeley Youth Alternatives. 845-9066. 

Great Popular Fiction Bookgroup meets to discuss “Sandstorm” by James Rollins at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861. 

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing at Dana. No auditions, all welcome. 964-0665. www.bcco.org 

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.  

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. 

“Ulysses” Discussion Book Group at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. We will meet every Monday night and hope to finish by Bloomsday 2005. 

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. 


Commission on Disability meets Wed., Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Paul Church, 981-6342. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/disability 

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/homeless 

Planning Commission meets Wed., Sept. 8, 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. Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Barbara Attard, 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/policereview 

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti. 644-6376 ext. 224. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/waterfront 

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Thurs. Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent 

Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/earlychildhoodeducation 

Community Health Commission meets Thurs, Sept. 9, at 6:45 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. The Commission is interested in hearing from Berkeley residents about the health issues that are important to them, their families, and their neighborhoods. William Rogers, 981-5344. www.ci.berkeley. 


Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/transportation 

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/westberkeley  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning  ª