TUESDAY, SEPT. 14
“The Unfolding National Tax Disaster” background and options with Prof. Alan Auerbach and Prof. John Ellwood at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302.
“The Polls: The Battleground States” a panel discussion at 3 p.m. at 109 Moses Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Institute of Geovernmental Studies. http://politics.berkeley.edu
“Preemptive Peace, Finding Solutions to the War System” with Jonathan Curiel from 7 to 10 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Sponsored by the World Federalists of Northern California, the International House and UC Berkeley’s Peace and Conflict Studies. 415-227-4880.
Furthering the Movement End US colonial occupation of Iraq, presented by James Cosner with Shaka At-Thinnin from the Black August Organizing Committee and Carlos Padilla from Students for Justice at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. Oakland. Donation $5-$10, no one turned away. 419-1405.
“Saving the Coast: A Job That’s Never Done” with Peter Douglas, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, at 5:30 p.m. in 10 Evans Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Water Resources Center Archives. 642-2666.
Introduction To Sustainable Landscape Design Create an environmentally friendly oasis in your yard using the principles of sustainability. Use of native plants, recycled materials, water conserving techniques and pest control will be discussed. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $35. To register, call 525-7610.
“Trail Running” for fun or competition with Ethan Veneklasen 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.
Solid Waste Management Public Workshop on Organic Materials, residential and commercial services, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley Solid Waste Management Commission. 981-6357.
Berkeley Youth Alternatives Flag Football for boys and girls ages 9 to 11, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 1255 Allston Way. Cost is $10 for residents, $15 for non-residents for 5 weeks. 845-9066. email@example.com
Family Story Time at the Kensington Branch Library, Tues. evenings at 7 p.m. at 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
Kurukula Self Defense Classes for girls ages 10-16 at 6:15 p.m. in Albany. Drop in for $15 a class. 847-2400. www.albanykarateforkids.com
Dance and Visual Arts Classes offered by All Souls Episcopal Parish for middle and high school students. Classes begin Sept. 14. Scholarships available. 848-1755. www.youthartstudio.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.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.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. 444-4755. www.stagebridge.org
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 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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15
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.
“Alternatives to Greed” a talk by Antonia Jiuhasz, project director of the International Forum on Globalization at the Berkeley Gray Panther’s evening meeting, 7 p.m. 1403 Addison. 548-9696.
“Against the Grain” and “Genetic Time Bomb” films 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
Forum on Transportation Affordability Panel discussion about a recent study by the Public Policy Institute of California on the subject of the Cost of Mobility: Transportation Spending by Low-Income Households in the Bay Area. At 9:30 a.m. at the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth St., Oakland. 415-431-7430 ext. 112.
Walking Tour of Historic Oakland Churches and Temples Meet at 10 a.m. at the front of the First Prebyterian Church at 2619 Broadway. For reservations call 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours
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.
Prose Writers’ Workshop meets at 7 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 524-3034. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets at 7:15 a.m. at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. 524-3765.
“Cardiovascular Herbs” How they can save your life at 6 p.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave.
Celebrate a Humanistic Rosh Hashanah with Kol Hadash, at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany. 428-1492.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16
UC Botanical Garden Volunteer Orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 200 Centennial Drive. Free, but registration required. 643-2755. http://botnaicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Bridging Zapatismo to Our Communities a teach-in with proceeds supporting the Chiapas Community Mural Project at 8 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
“Redefining Agrarian Power” with Nancy Peluso, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at 4:10 p.m. at 223 Moses Hall, UC Campus.
LeConte Neighborhood Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the LeConte School Library, Russell and Ellsworth. 843-2602. email@example.com
Simple Living, Fear, and Activism Come share your concerns on preserving balance and mental simplicity in the presence of fear and while contributing time and effort to important political issues. At 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 526-6596.
Introduction to Green Building and Ecological Design A hands-on workshop from Thurs. through Sat. on solar energy, siting, building envelope, interior finishes, conserving and reducing waste, home and commercial green retrofits, rating systems and standards. Field trips will be arranged. Offered by the East Bay Watershed Center and the Environmental Program at Merritt College. Cost is $56. 434-3840. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kairos Youth Choir Open House for boys and girls age 7-15 at 4:30 p.m. For information call 414-1991. www.kairoschoir.org
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Chi-An Hu, PhD on “China’s Role in the United Nations.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $12.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925 or 665-9020.
“General Waste-More-Land,” guerilla theater performed by Tom Dunphy at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. 393-5685.
Scottish Country Dancing in Berkeley Free introductory party at 8 p.m. at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. near Walnut. 234-8985.
“Women on the Threshold of Change” A participatory evening of community singing for women, with Kate Munger of the Threshold Choirs at 7:15 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Suggested donation $10, no one turned away.
Inspiration Point Hike with Solo Sierrans. Meet at 4 p.m. at the trailhead. Take Hwy. 24 to Orinda exit, go north on Camino Pablo, which becomes San Pablo Dam Rd., about 2 miles. Turn left on Wild Cat Canyon Rd. at the signal light. The trail is at the top of the hills about 2 miles. Optional dinner in Orinda after the hike. For further information, call Phyllis at 525-2299.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
California Coastal Cleanup Day Meet at 9 a.m. behind the Seabreeze Market at the corner of University and Frontage Rd. Here, everyone needs to sign waivers, we give you trash/recycle bags, pencils, tally cards and a map of the areas we need to clean.There are seven sites, most within walking distance of this area. For more information see www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/marina/marinaexp/cleanup.htm
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of Rose Walk, Tamalpais Rd., Codornices Park, led by John Underhill. From 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $8-$10. For information call 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/
Kids Garden Club Build a shade structure inspired by nature, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. For ages 7-12. Cost is $3-$5, registration required. 525-2233.
“Howdy Farmers” come on up to the farm to pet a bunny, see some eggs and baa with the sheep at 10 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $3-$5, registration required. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
Chilean Bellflower Tour Join Peter Klement, Horticulturist for the South American area, and Carlos Rendon, Lead Volunteer Propagator for Vines, on a tour to see Copihues (Lapageria rosea), the national flower of Chile and other Chilean plants in the collection. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $12-$17, registration required. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Basic Personal Preparedeness from 9 a.m. to noon at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.
Introduction to Permaculture for your garden. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way. 548-2220, ext. 233. www.ecologycenter.org
Spring Bulbs Learn how to use bulbs in landscape, as container plantings and as indoor floral displays in winter. At 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club Open House from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited come try lawn bowling at the greens, which are located at 2270 Acton at Bancroft. For more information, please call Ray Francis at 234-6646 or email Berkeleylawnbowl@aol.com
Home Improvement Seminar: Decks at 9 a.m. at Truitt and White, 1817 Second St. Free, but registration required. 649-2674. www.truittandwhite.com
BAHIA Silent Auction with dinner and music, to benefit bilingual childcare programs in Berkeley, at 2 p.m. at the Duran Foundation, 1035 Carleton St. for information call 525-1463.
Theater Classes for Adults taught by Shotgun Players, begin at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Shakespeare Scene Study, Sat. at 2 p.m., Acting on Sun. from 2 to 5 p.m., Directing on Mon. from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Clasees run through Nov. www.juliamorgan.org
Oakland High School Class of 1964 Fourtieth Reunion Picnic For more information and to be added to our mailing list please contact email@example.com or P.O. Box 10454, Oakland, 94610.
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/walkingtours
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.
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
Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. All items for this sale are 50 cents or less. Come early for incredible bargains on paperbacks, cookbooks and children's books. All proceeds benefit the Albany Library. For more information, please call the Library at 526-3720, ext. 5.
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.
Dance Allegro Ballroom Youth Dance Program offers classes for ages 5-18, for $5 per class, at 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville. 655-2888. www.allegroballroom.com
“Living with Multiple Sclerosis” with Liane Mark, Miss Intercontinental, at 9 a.m. at the Claremont Resort, Tunnel Rd. To register call 866-955-9999.
“Natural Migrane Cures” with Dr. Arn Strasser at 3 p.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave.
“Wisdom of Breema” with Jon Schreiber, founding director of the Breema Center, at 10 a.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck at Cedar.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19
“How Berkeley Can You Be?” Parade at 11 a.m. at University Ave. at Sacramento, followed by Festival at Civic Center Park at 12:30 p.m. The theme is “Loco-Motion!” focusing on unusual, alternative, and crazy ways of moving around. Festival includes arts & crafts vendors, food, libations, art installations, games, kids activities, non-profit organizations, and more.
Botanic Garden and Summer’s End Explore the range of California’s flora in the native plant facility, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
Hopper Hike It is time to look for Orthoptera: grasshoppers, crickets and catydids. From 2 to 4 p..m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
Benefit for Middle East Childrens’s Alliance with Naomi Shihab Nye, Palestinian-American poet at 4 p.m. at Middle East Children’s Alliance, 901 Parker St. Tickets are $50. 548-0542. www.mecaforpeace.org
“Conscientious Objection in a Time of War” with Steve Morse of the GI Rights Hotline, followed by a film on CO’s of WWII and their impact on soci-
ety. At 10:30 a.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. 841-4824.
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
Sycamore Japanese Church Bazaar with Japanese food, crafts, and games for children, from noon to 5 p.m. at 1111 Navellier St. between Schmidt and Moeser Ave., El Cerrito.
Introduction to the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process with Zorina Wolf from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ashkenaz Back Dance Studio, 1317 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $25-35 sliding scale. 650-493-8046.
“Religion and Spirituality in the Life and Work of Vincent Van Gough” with Marlene Aron at 9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Part of the Personal Theology Seminars. 525-0302.
Tibetan Buddhism with Ken McKeon on “Sacred Dimensions of Time and Space” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, SEPT. 20
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 at 1:15 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5170.
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425.
Berkeley Rep School of Theatre Fall Classes for Youth and Adults begin at 2071 Addison St. For information call 647-2972. www.berkeleyrep.org
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. For information call 524-2319. www.writercoachconnection.org
Afterschool Center providing tutoring and support for Berkeley students age 5 to 14 at 1255 Allston Way. Cost is $20 per week. Sponsored by Berkeley Youth Alternatives. 845-9066.
Regional Parks Botanic Garden offers docent-guided tours every Sat. and Sun at 2 p.m. starting at the Visitor Center, Wildcat Canyon Rd. and South Park Dr., Tilden Park. 841-8732. www.nativeplants.org
People’s Park Community Advisory Board is seeking members. Meetings are the second Thurs. of the month at 7 p.m. Application dealine is Sept. 30. For information call 642-3255. firstname.lastname@example.org
Twilite Basketball for young women age 11 to 18 Wed. and Fri. from 6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Berkeley Youth Alternatives. 845-9066.
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley.ca. us/commissions/humane
Commission on Aging meets Wed., Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/welfare
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon. Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/designreview ç