FRIDAY, MARCH 18
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Greg Delory, Senior Fellow, Space Lab, on “Life in the Solar System.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $13, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925.
ACCI Seconds Sale Ceramics, jewelry, glass, metal, textiles and fine art, Fri.- Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave. 843-2527. www.accigallery.com
Solo Sierrans Inspiration Point Hike A nice walk on a paved path with beautiful views. Meet at 4 p.m. in the large parking lot at Inspiration Point off Wild Cat Canyon Rd. Optional dinner in Orinda after the hike. 525-3933.
“Three Beats for Nothing” a small group meeting weekly at 10 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center to sing for fun and practice, mostly 16th century harmony. No charge. 655-8863, 843-7610. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 7:15 p.m. at the East Bay Chess Club, 1940 Virginia St. Players at all levels are welcome. 845-1041.
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. email@example.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. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 655-6169. www.bpf.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
Global Day of Action No to War & Occupation March begins at 11 a.m. in Dolores Park, SF with a rally at 1 p.m. at Civic Center. To volunteer call 415-821-6545.
Compost Happens A workshop on how to create a compost pile and create fertilizer for your garden. From 9 to 11 a.m. at the Visitor Center, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Cost is $30 members/$35 nonmembers. 845-4116.
Compost Give-Away at 10 a.m. the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. and MLK, Jr. Way. Bring your own container. 548-3333.
“The Wood-Wide-Web and Others Stories of Life Underground” with Prof. Ellen Simms, UCB, on the influence of microorganisms on the evolution of native and exotic plants at 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts., Oakland. 238-2220. www.museumca.org
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
A Conversation with Danny Glover in a benefit for Vista College, at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Rep. Tickets are $50-$100. 981-2851. vistatix.com
Annual Crab Festival at the South Berkeley Community Church, Fairview and Ellis, from 5 to 7 p.m. with crab dinner and music by the Stacey Wilson Trio. Tickets are $35, $17.50 for children. 652-1040.
LGBT Family Night with pizza, ice cream and a raffle, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. Cost is $3, $10 for families. RSVP to 848-6834, ext. 541. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper Making Workshop Learn how to recycle used paper into re-usable paper. For ages 7 to 11 years, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $3, registration required. 525-2233.
Berkeley Youth Arts Festival Block Printing with Karen Weil, for children age 7 to 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Berkeley Art Center. Cost is $5-$15 sliding scale. 644-6893.
Historical and Botanical Tour of Chapel of the Chimes, a Julia Morgan landmark, at 10 a.m. at 4499 Piedmont Ave. at Pleasant Valley. Reservations required 228-3207.
“Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science” a conference for middle school girls, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Mills College. To register call 430-2226. http://eyh.mills.edu
Car Seat Checks with the Berkeley Police Dept. Learn how to install your child’s car seat correctly, from 10 a.m. to noon at the UC Garage on Addison at Oxford. Free. 647-1111.
“String Fling” Cazadero Performing Arts Camp Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Tickets are $75. 527-7500, ext. 11. www.cazadero.org
Youth Volunteer Day at the Oakland Zoo for youth ages 12-18 who are interested in helping animals and the zoo. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 632-9525, ext. 202. www.oaklandzoo.org
Seed Saving for Gardeners Learn the basics of savings seeds from your own garden vegetables from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $10-$15, no one turned away. 548-2220, ext. 233.
“Jesus & the Bible in Quaker Faith & Practice” with T. Canby Jones, at 9:30 a.m. at the Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St., at Cedar St. 524-4112.
See & Feel the Aura Workshop with Cynthia Sue Larson from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Change Makers, 6536 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Cost is $10-$20. 655-2405.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
Let There Be Light Celebrate the extra hours of daylight by learning how to make candles. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Ring in Spring Celebrate International Earth Day and the Spring Equinox with a public ringing of Berkeley’s Peace Bell at noon, in the Civic Center Building courtyard, 2180 Milvia St. Councilmember Kriss Worthington hosts.
Memorial for Karl Linn With music, speakers and films. Pot-
luck meal. From 3 to 5 p.m. at Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave. 798-8148. www.karllinn.org/MemorialService
Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at the Willard Community Peace Labyrinth, at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. btwn Derby and Stuart, enter by the dirt road on Derby. Free and wheelchair accessible. 526-7377.
Interfaith Observance of Peace with the Rev. William Sloane Coffin and others, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. 848-3696.
Interfaith Vigil and Prayer for Peace Service at 5 p.m., candle lit prayer walk at 6:30 p.m., with Rabbi David Cooper and Rev. Michael Stevens at All Nations Presbyterian Church, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 658-7700.
Berkeley Youth Arts Festival Word and Image with poet Tobey Kaplan, a creative writing workshop for all ages, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Center. Cost is $5-$15 sliding scale. 644-6893. www.berkeleyartcenter.org
Lost Waterfall in Spring Learn the history of the waterfall that used to be on this easy 3.5 mile hike. Meet at 1 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Bring water and a snack and be prepared for muddy trails. 525-2233.
Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. www.nativeplants.org
Spring Equinox Gathering at 5:30 p.m. at the Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. 666-8663. www.solarcalendar.org
“Sun-Earth Day: Ancient Observatories, Timeless Knowledge” Activities on equinoxes and solstices from noon to 5 p.m. at Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 336-7300. www.chabotspace.org
Carpentry for Kids A Family Exploration Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts., Oakland. Free with museum admission. 238-2220. www.museumca.org
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Peace walk around the lake every Sun. Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. lmno4p.org
Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Palzang and Pema Gellek on “Great Buddhist Masters: The Sixteen Arhats,” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, MARCH 21
Tea and Hike at Four Taste some of the finest teas from the Pacific Rim and South Asia and learn their natural and cultural history, followed by a short nature walk. At 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Cost is $5-$7, registration required. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
Berkeley High School Site Council meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the school library. www.bhs.berkeleypta.org/ssc
Town Hall Meeting on the Kensington Library with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and Contra Costa County Library Director Anne Cain to discuss the possibility of a new or renovated building for the Kensington Library, at 7 p.m. at 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043.
Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping in Berkeley Public schools at 1:30 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833.
World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60 years and over meets Mondays at 9:45 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Join at any time. Cost is $2.50 with refreshments. 524-9122.
“Who Me Stressed?” An exploration of the various avenues one can use to deal with stress, at 8:30 p.m. at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, 5741 Telegraph Ave. at 58th St., Oakland. Free, pre-registration requested. 420-7900, ext. 111. email@example.com
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
Early Morning Bird Walk Meet at 7:30 a.m. opposite the Pony Ride to celebrate “gloomy winter’s now awa” with Robert Tannahill. 525-2233.
Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll learn about the water cycle from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
“Climbing Mt. Shasta” a slide presentation with Tim Keating at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Argosy University Information Sessions for degree programs in Psychology, Education and Business at 6 p.m. at 999-A Canal Blvd., Point Richmond. To RSVP or for directions to the school, call 215-0277.
“Forgetfulness: Is It Normal Aging or Alzheimer’s?” with Brian C. Richardson, M.D. at 4 p.m. at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 104, Albany. To register call 558-7800.
Tap Into It Jazz and Rhythm Tap classes at Montclair Recreation Center, 6300 Moraga Ave., Oakland. Experienced at 6:30 p.m., beginners at 7:30 p.m. 482-7812.
Meditation Class at 7 p.m. at Dzalandhara Buddhist Center, in Berkeley. Donations accepted. For directions call 559-8183.
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. Carl Arnault will show slides of the world’s coral reefs at 11 a.m. 845-6830.
Sing-A-Long every Tues. from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic. All ages welcome. 524-9122.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Military Recruitment Teach-In for Berkeley High students, 2nd through 5th periods in the Little Theater. For more information go to BHS Room C324. Sponsored by CAS Social Action Committee.
Great Decisions 2005: “Widening Poverty Gap” with Prof. David Levine, Haas School of Business, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. Cost is $5. For information and reservations call 526-2925.
Honoring Rosie’s Sisters-Women Veterans During Women's History Month Gray Panthers celebrate women who served during WWII, Korea, the Spanish Civil War, and any time. At 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 548-9696.
“Unlocking Horns: Healing & Forgiveness in Burundi” with David Niyonzima at 7:15 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St. 524-4112.
Martial Arts Demonstration for children and teens with John Burn and students of Berkeley Cuong Nhu Karate-The Rohai Dojo at 4:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, West Branch, 1125 University Ave. at San Pablo. 981-6270.
AARP Free Tax Assistance for taxpayers with middle and low incomes, with special attention to those 60 years and older. From 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Appointments must be made in advance. 526-3720, ext. 5.
“Who Bombed Judi Bari?” documentary at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., midtown Oakland. Donation of $5 requested.
Winter Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome, wear comfortable shoes and a warm hat. 548-9840.
Artify Ashby Muralist Group meets every Wed. from 5 to 8 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, to plan a new mural. New artists are welcome. Call Bonnie at 704-0803.
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Early Morning Bird Walk Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park to look for birds of the Bible. 525-2233.
Tilden Explorers An after school nature adventure for 5-7 year olds who may be accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings please. We’ll learn about the weather. From 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
Bird Walk along the Martin Luther King Shoreline to see marsh birds at 3:30 p.m. For information call 525-2233.
“Raptor Winged Migration” a lecture and photo presentation with Don Jedlovec, East Bay Regional Parks, on the Lower Klamath Flyway at 7 p.m. in the Marian Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland Zoo. Cost is $8-$10. 632-9525, ext. 142. www.oaklandzoo.org
Golden Gate Audubon “Saving the Wild Cheetah” at 7:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, between Solano and Marin. Dr. Laurie Marker will give an illustrated presentation on her 30-year effort to save the wild cheetah. Meeting is free and accessible. 843-2222. firstname.lastname@example.org
”The Future of Food” A film on genetically engineered foods at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220.
Community Budget Workshop with City staff on the two-year City budget cycle which begins July 1, at 7 p.m. at the West Berkeley Senior Center. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 981-7004.
Berkeley Retired Teachers Assoc. General Meeting at 1 p.m. at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Topic for this meeting is “Health Issues.”
“Building the Bond Between Cops and Kids” A Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Social fundraiser for the Berkeley Boosters PAL at 6 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. Cost is $100. 925-798-1300. www.berkeleyboosters.org
Tsunami Relief for Small Businesses in Sri Lanka A slide presentation and discussion at 7 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Benefit for SecondAid. 525-9533.
Older People United A discussion and support group for elders over 75 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696.
“Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others” at 7 p.m. at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 104, Albany. To register call 558-7800.
Easy Does It Disability Assistance Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Classrooms A/B. Meeting is accessible and open to the public, with time for public comment. 967-4003.
Celebrate Purim With Chabad at 7 p.m. at Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way. Cost is $4-$8. Reservations required. 540-5824.
United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program provides free tax assistance now through early April to families that earned less than $36,000 in 2004. To find a free tax site near you, call 1-800-358-8832 or visit www.EarnItKeepItSaveIt.org.
“Half Pint Library” Book Drive Donate children’s books to benefit Children’s Hospital. Donations accepted at 1849 Solano Ave. through March 31.
Spring Break Program for Children offered by the City’s Recreational Division, March 28-April 1, for children ages 5-12, at the Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. For information call 981-6640.
Creeks Task Force meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center through April 4. Erin Dando, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/planning/landuse/Creeks/default.html
City Council meets Tues. Mar. 22, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., Mar. 23, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7041. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Mar. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Disaster Council meets Wed. Mar. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. William Greulich, 981-5502. www.ci.berkeley.ca. us/commissions/disaster
Energy Commission meets Wed., Mar. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo, 981-5434. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/energy
Planning Commission meets Wed., Mar. 23, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Janet Homrighausen, 981-7484. www.ci.berkeley. ca.us/commissions/planning
Police Review Commission meets Wed. Mar. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/policereview
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs. Mar. 24, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning