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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday September 21, 2004


Afternoon Bird Walk from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline. Turn into the park off Swan Way, follow the drive to the end and meet at the parking lot by the observation deck. 525-2233. 

Residential Green Building and Remodeling Learn about healthier building materials, how to lower your utility bills, reduce home maintenance and minimize remodeling construction waste. From 7 to 10 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $35. 525-7610.  

Friends of Strawberry Creek meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Central Berkeley Public Library Meeting Room in downtown Berkeley. We will be preparing comments for the Creek Ordinance Public Hearing. 524-4005. jennifermaryphd@hotmail.com, caroleschem@hotmail.com 

“Environmental Dominion and the Ecology of Genesis” with Greg Zuschlag at 7:30 p.m. in the GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2560. www.gtu.edu/studentgroups/trees 

“Climbing Mt. Shasta” Lisa and Michael Krueger will show slides at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Wellstone Democratic Club with John Judis, on “Will the Emerging Democratic Majority Defeat Bush in November?” at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. www.DemocraticRenewal.us 

“National Security in the Age of Terror” A talk by Gary Hart, fromer U.S. Senator and co-chair of the U.S. Commission in National Security for the 21st Century at 4 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy. 642-4670. 

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

The New SAT with Tara Anderson of Kaplan Test Prep at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 644-0861. 

“Are We Eating Too Much?” Is Caloric Restriction for You? with Toni Piechota, City of Berkeley Nutritionist, at 2 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center.  

“Eligibility and Services of State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation” a talk by Sonia Peterson, MA, Rehab Counselor, at noon at the Herrick Campus, Alta Bates, 2001 Dwight Way. 644-3273. 

“Weight Loss Surgery: Is It for You?” A seminar at 6 p.m. at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 400 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration requested. 869-8972. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 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. Laurie Shay will speak about living with her guide dog and other issues for the blind at 11 a.m. 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.  


Berkeley Path Wanderers Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Chuck Wollenberg will speak on the history of Berkeley. www.berkeleypaths.org 

“Demystifying the November Ballot” with Councilmembers Linda Maio and Kriss Worthington, at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by Berkeley Gray Panthers. 548-9696. 

“Sowing for Need or Sowing for Greed” a film at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Admission is free. 527-9898. www.gmofreeac.org 

Fall Equinox Gathering at the Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park in the Berkeley Marina. Begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. chavezmemorial@earthlink.net 

“The Issues: Terrorism and National Security” a panel discussion at 3 p.m. at 109 Moses Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. http://politics.berkeley.edu 

“The Unfolding National Tax Disaster” with David Cay Johnston and Chuck Collins at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302.  

“Is Taiwan Chinese? The Politics of National Identity” Panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. at the IEAS conference room, 2223 Fulton St. http://ieas.berkeley.edu 

“Privatized Unemployment Insurance in Chile” with Kirsten Sehnbruch at 1 p.m. in the CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch St. 642-2088. 

“A Breath Inside a God” music and poetry workshop with Kim Rosen and Jami Sieber at 7 p.m. at 1517 Fifth St. Cost is $15-$20 sliding scale. To register email delphirose@earthlink.net 

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. 548-9840. 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland around the restored 1870s business district. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of G.B. Ratto’s at 827 Washington St. For reservations call 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours 

Argosy University Open House Information on programs in psychology, education or business, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 999-A Canal Blvd. in Point Richmond. Event is free. 215-0277. www.argosyu.edu 

Prose Writers’ Workshop at 7 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 524-3034.  

The Berkeley Tango Studio Beginners Series with Argentine tango master Paulo Araujo at 7:30 p.m. Series lasts three weeks. Cost is $35. to register call 655-3585. smling@msn.com 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil with Sing for Peace at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m., Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/vigil4peace/vigil 

“Roots of Jewish Humor: How It All Began in One Day in 1667” with humorist Mel Gordon, at 11:30 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $5. 848-0237. 

“Sukkot: A Meeting Point between Cyclical and Linear” with Avital Plan, at 7 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $5. 848-0237.  

Durga and the Dashain Harvest Festival of Kathmandu at 7 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Cost is $10. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws 

Want to Quit Smoking? Free smoking cessation program offered at the Over 60 Clinic, 3260 Sacramento St. at 1 p.m. To register call 428-4550. 

“Low Vision Magnifiers and General Eye Health,” with Patricia Hom at 1 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free. 981-5109.  


The Mexican Grey Wolf Slideshow and discussion on North America’s most imperiled mammal with Michael J. Robinson of the non-profit organization Center for Biological Diversity at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233. www.ecologycenter.org 

Berkeley Fire Station Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. at Station 3, 2710 Russell St. Tour the station, see a safety presentation, and historical display and enjoy hot dogs and cake. Families and children especially welcome. 981-5506. 

Oakland CarFree Day A transportation and smart growth fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland. 849-4412. www.carfreecity.us/Oakland.html  

International Institute of the East Bay Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. at 449 15th St., Suite 201, Oakland. Join us to learn about our work serving immigrants and refugees. 451-2846. www.iieb.org 

UC Botanical Garden Docent Training classes begin and run through Feb. 18, Thurs. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 200 Centennial Drive. Fee is $150. Registration required. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu 


Good Night Little Farm Help tuck in the animals for the night, groom a goat, kiss a rabbit, or sing to a chicken. Wear boots if you have them. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Native Plant Sale and Open House at the Watershed Nursery from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 155 Tamalpais Rd. 548-4714. www.TheWatershedNursery.com  

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 Black Women’s Health Conference with drama and peer education to encourage young women to make healthier choices. Through Sun. at the Richmond Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. 684-386. conference@muhsana.org 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Donald R. Olander, PhD on “Scientific Frauds and Hoaxes.” 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. 

“In Our Own Voice: The Making of A Korean Community” with a film and panel disussion at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Museum, Oak and 10th Sts.  

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190.  

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. wibberkeley@yahoo.com 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. 655-6169. www.bpf.org 

Overeaters Anonymous at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. 525-5231. 

Humanistic Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre with Kol Hadash, the Bay Area’s only Jewish Humanistic Congregation, at 7:30 p.m, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1325 Portland Avenue, Albany. For tickets call 428-1492.  

Celebrate High Holy Days with the Aquarian Minyan at St. John’s Church, 2727 College Ave. 869-3510. www.aquarianminyan.org 


Mini Farmers A farm explortion 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 

Fall Pond Plunge Discover who lurks in the deep. With dip-nets and magnifiers we’ll search for backsimmers, dragon- 

flies and more. For ages 4 and up, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org 

Strawberry Creek Work Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison St., between Bonar and Acton. Wear sturdy footwear and bring work gloves. Please RSVP to jandtkelly@igc.org so that we have enough refreshments. 

Restoration Work Day at San Pablo Creek at the El Sobrante Library. Join us as we extend the native plant garden toward the creek, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments, tools, and gloves provided. 231-9566. 

Permaculture: Sustainable Gardening How to create a landscape that will have the diversity and stability of a natural ecosystem, at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

Alternative Materials: Cob and Strawbale Two natural building methods are currently undergoing renewed popularity. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. 525-7610.  

Bay Friendly Gardening: The Basics A free workshop with gardening guide from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alameda County Water District, 43885 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont. 444-7645. www.stopwaste.org 

Wildcat Canyon Hike with the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans A moderately rigorous hike of about 7 miles. Wear hiking boots, bring layered clothing, lunch, water and sunscreen. Carpool meets at 9:45 a.m. at Rockridge BART at the base of outside escalator. 594-0744. 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Disaster Mental Health from 9 a.m. to noon at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. To sign up call 981-5605. www. 


Berkeley Historical Sociey Walking Tour Ghost Campus The UC That Once Was led by Bruce Goodell, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $8-$10. For information call 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/  

Walking Tour of Jack London Waterfront Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Tour lasts 90 minutes. For reservations call 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours 

Herb Walk in Strawberry Canyon Learn to identify and use edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in the Bay Area. Meet at noon at the Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail head, below the UC Botanical Gardens on Centennial Drive. Cost is $6-$12. Offered by Pacific School of Herbal Medicine. 845-4028. www.pshm.org  

Neighborhood Coffee at 9 a.m. at Cafe Roma, College and Ashby. Sponsored by Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations. www.berkeleycna.com 

Artisan Marketplace featuring jewelry, oils, bath salts and potions, astrology readings, and food from 1 to 5 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws 

Berkeley Youth Orchestra Auditions from 8 a.m. to noon. To schedule an audition or to find out more about the orchestra see www.byoweb.org 

Dance Allegro Ballroom Childrens Classes for ages 5-12 and 13 and up. Cost is $5 per class at 5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville. 655-2888. www.allegroballroom.com  

First Annual Lebowski Drive-In celebrating all things Lebowski with blacktop bowling, trivia, costume contests and Mr. Pin. Screening at 8 p.m. at Lot 69, 1515 Harrison St. Cost is $5. www.oaklandish.org 

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. 

Humanistic Family Brown Bag Shabbat and High Holidays with Rabbinic Candidate Eva Goldfinger at 11 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Bring your lunch. Activities for all ages. 428-1492. 


Run for Peace A 10k run and 5k run/walk with the United Nations Association East Bay Chapter, at 9 a.m. at Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. 849-1752. unaeastbay@sbcglobal.net 

Berkeley Citizen Action Endorsement Meeting at 2 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Annual dues $35, $15 low-income.  

Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention Workshops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on various topics. For information call 415-431-0147. 

Jewel Lake Easy Walk Explore the history of the old reservoir now called Jewel Lake at 2 p.m. in Tilden Park. For ages 8 and up. 525-2233. 

Fall Plant Sale at UC Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members’ sale at 9 a.m. Memberships available at the door. 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu 

Berkeley Community Orchard Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Derby St. between Sacramento and Acton. A fundraiser for the orchard-to-be with food, free fruit and fun for children. 843-2808. 

“Afghanistan: A Fragile Peace” A documentary by Berkeley residents Olga Shalygin and Cliff Orloff airs on KQED, Channel 9 at 2 p.m.  

“The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream” A film exploring the American way of life at 3 p.m. at the Parkway Theater, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland. 415-740-8833. dave@postcarbon.org 

“Independent Unions, Democracy and the AFL-CIO” Forum sponsored by the Bay Area Labor Action Coalition at noon at at the Fellowship of Humanity Hall, 390 27th St., between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland. 415-867-0628. www.laboractioncoalition.org 

“Which Road Forward For the Black Community?” A discussion forum sponsored by the Bay Area Black Radical Congress from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fellowship of Humanity Hall, 390 27th St., between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland. cheryl@urbanhabitat.org 

Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave. Donations welcome. 848-7800. 

“Bush Ousting” Nudity-inspired rituals of Bush ousting at noon at People’s Park. debbiemoore@xplicitplayers.com 

“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 Sylvia Gretchen on “Love of Knowledge” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 


City Council meets Tues., Sept. 21, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil 

Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7041. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/budget 

Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/civicarts 

Disaster Council meets Wed., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. Carol Lopes, 981-5514. www.ci.berkeley.ca. us/commissions/disaster 

Energy Commission meets Wed., Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo, 981-5434. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/energy 

Mental Health Commission meets Wed., Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at 2640 MLK Jr. Way, at Derby. Harvey Turek, 981-5213. www.ci.erkeley.ca. 


Planning Commission meets Wed., Sept. 22, 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. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, Barbara Attard, 981-4950. 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning