TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Mid-Day Meander in Briones to see the spring migratory birds. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For details call 525-2233.
Bird Walk along the Martin Luther King Shoreline to see marsh birds at 3:30 p.m. for information call 525-2233.
“California Wild” A slide presentation with author and photographer Tim Palmer at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Free. 527-4140.
Robert Reich on “How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap?” at 7 p.m. at Wheeler Auditorium, UC Campus. Free, but tickets required. 642-9988.
“American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture” with authors William Issel, Kenneth Burt and Don Watson at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Central Library, Community Room, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6100.
“Advice for Small Business Owners” with Susan Urquhart-Brown, author of “The Accidental Entrepreneur: Practical Wisdom for People Who Never Expected to Work for Themselves” at 7 p.m. at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. 526-7512.
“Resolving Conflicts Through Dialogue” with Drs Jerry Diller and Meshulam Plaves, Tues. April 5, 12, 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the BRJCC. Cost is $40. 848-0237, ext. 110.
Berkeley Salon Discussion Group meets to discuss Tax Reform from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Please bring snacks and soft drinks to share. No peanuts please. 601-6690.
“Will Your Bones Carry You into the Future?” with Beverley Tracewell, CCRC, at 4 p.m. at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 104, Albany. To register call 558-7800.
Introductory Buddhist Meditation Class at 7 p.m. at Dzalandhara Buddhist Center, in Berkeley. Suggested donation $7-$10. For directions call 559-8183. www.kadampas.org
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your digital images, slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 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. Introduction to Legal Assistance at 11 a.m. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll discover plant parts from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bring a plain, light-colored t-shirt. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
Great Decisions 2005: “Global Water Issues” with Prof. Isha Ray, Energy and Resources Group, UCB from 10 a.m. to noon at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. Cost is $5. For information and reservations call 526-2925.
“The Forest for the Trees: Judi Bari vs. the FBI” a new documentary at 7:30 p.m. at La Pena, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $10. Benefits Forest Defenders’ Pepper Spray Q-tip lawsuit. 849-2568.
“When Hate Happens Here” a screening and community discussion of a new documentary at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Theater, Oakland. Sponsored by KQED and The Working Group. Free, but please RSVP to 415-553-3338. email@example.com
Quit Smoking Class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2326 Tolman Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley. to register call 981-5330.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School Community Outreach Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at 116 Moncito Ave., Oakland. Reservations required. 285-9613.
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Action St. 841-2174.
Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping in Berkeley Public schools at 7 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833.
WomenFirst Open House and introduction for volunteers to assist women in transition to self-sufficiency, from noon to 2 p.m. at 7200 Bancroft Ave., Suite 260, Oakland. Please RSVP to Yasmeen at 729-6236.
Home Buyer Assistance Information Session at 6 p.m. at 1504 Franklin St., Oakland. Sponsored by the Home Buyer Assistance Center. Reservations required. 832-6925, ext. 100. www.hbac.org
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. This service will continue through April. Appointments required. 526-3720, ext. 5.
Walk Berkeley for Seniors at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. 548-9840.
Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. 848-1704. www.ecologycenter.org
Stitch ‘n Bitch Bring your knitting, crocheting and other handcrafts from 6 to 9 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave. 548-5198.
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station at 6:30 p.m. www.geocities.com/vigil4peace/vigil
Artify Ashby Muralist Group meets every Wed. from 5 to 8 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, to plan a new mural. Call Bonnie at 704-0803.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Early Morning Bird Walk in Tilden Meet at 7 a.m. opposite the Pony Ride for a Gorge Trail tramp. 525-2233.
Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult. We’ll discover plant parts from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Bring a plain, light-colored t-shirt. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
“Seafood Watch” a lecture with Jennifer Dianot of the Monterey Bay Aquarium on depletion of fish stocks around the world and health of the oceans at 7 p.m. at the Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland Zoo. Cost is $8-$10. 632-9525, ext. 142.
“Know Your Soil” with Richard Strong, soil scientist, at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233.
Salvemos Nuestros Pueblos at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Donation $5-$15. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
BUSD West Campus Site Planning Meeting on “Alternatives to Development” at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, 1222 University Ave. 644-6066.
Berkeley Partners for Parks meets at 7:30 p.m. at The City of Berkeley’s Corporation Yard, 1326 Allston Way, Assembly Room-The Green Room. All welcome. 649-9874.
Diversity Films: “Beauty Before Age” at 6:30 p.m. at Ellen Driscoll Theater, Frank Havens Elementary School, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Discussion follows. Free. 599-9227. www.diversityworks.org
“Invest in Yourself and Your Community” Information on credit unions, loan funds and other financial services that help local communities at 7:30 p.m. at BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Free. 839-2900, ext. 261.
Commemorate Oakland Docks Anti-War Picket A benefit for Willow Rosenthal injured on April 7, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Café Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.
“The Future of the U.S. and Mexico: The Role of Education” with Juan Ramón de la Fuente of the National Autonomous University of Mexico at 4 p.m. in the Lounge, Women’s Faculty Club, UC Campus. 642-2088. www.clas.berkeley.edu
“Medicare, MediCal & Long-Term Insurance?” with Bruce Feder, attorney, at 7 p.m. at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 104, Albany. To register call 558-7800.
National Alcohol Screening Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Options Recovery Services, 2020 Milvia St., fourth floor. Call Ellen or Celeste for an appointment 666-9900.
“The Rhythm of Life’s Transitions” Learn exercises and ritual at 7 p.m. at Changemakers for Women, 6536 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $15-$25. RSVP to 286-7915.
East Bay Mac User Group from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Expression Center for New Media, 6601 Shellmound St. http://ebmug.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Toru Kumimatsu on “The Current Japanese Economy and Culture” 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 or 665-9020.
Communities of Color and New Models of Organizing Labor A Symposium, sponsored by the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law & Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, UC Campus. To register, see http://boalt.org/BJELL/activities.html
Bay Area African-American Health Summit from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Downs Memorial Church, 6026 Idaho St., near 60th & San Pablo, Oakland. Cost is $10. 654 5858 ext. 10.
“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Matt Gonzalez and Steve Jacobson at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403.
“Forces of Nature: Earthquakes in Turkey” a lecture and film screening with Ross Stein, geophysicist, at 7:30 p.m. at Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Cost is $12-$15. 336-7373. www.chabotspace.org
Helmet Safety Day for Toddlers with helmet decorating and fitting at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. Cost is $5-$6. 647-1111. www.habitot.org
Radio Camp Build an FM trasmitter and learn the fundamentals of micropower broadcasting in this 4-day workshop in Oakland. Class runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 8-11. Cost is $150-$200 sliding scale. For information and to register call 625-0314. www.freeradio.org
“Remaking Economic Strengths in East Asia” a two-day conference at the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Campus. For details see http://ieas.
Ministry as a Vocation A conference at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Senic Ave. To register call 800-999-0528, ext. 1253.
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 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. 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
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Spring Ponds We’ll learn about srping life cycles and capture and release naiads and nymphs, at 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Gardening with East Bay Native Plants, with Lyn Talkovsky, landscape gardener, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $15-$25. Registration required. 548-2220, ext. 233.
“Gardening from the Ground Up” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bay-Friendly Demonstration Garden, 3589 Pacific Ave., Oakland. To register call 444-7645. www.bayfriendly.org
Spring Veggies and the Edible Landscape with Novella Carpenter at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com
Transportation and Land Use Summit Strategy and training sessions on a wide range of topics, including promoting transit villages, bicycle and pedestrian issues, and stopping unjust fare hikes and service cuts. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Laney College Forum, 900 Fallon St. at 9th. Cost is $10, includes breakfast, lunch and materials. Register at www.transcoalition.org
“The Ambassador” A documentary film account of the nefarious career of John Dimitri Negroponte as Ambassador to Honduras, 1981-85. With discussion and musical performance at 7:30 p.m., at King Middle School, 1781 Rose St.
Eggster Hunt and Learning Festival with arts and crafts, learning booths and entertainment. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Strawberry Creek Lawn in front of Valley Life Sciences Bldg., UC Campus. Free and open to all families and children. www.eggster.org
“Qi, Feng Shui & Life” with Professor Lin-Yun of the Yun-Lin Temple at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, Community Room, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6136.
Women of Wisdom Health Walk at 11 a.m. at Cesar Chavez shoreline parking lot, Berkeley Marina. 704-0565.
Philosophers Forum on “Humble Greatness: Neo-Existentialist Zen” with UCB lecturer Americ Azevedo at 2 to 5 p.m. at Cafe de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck Ave. Free. http://philosophersforum.net/
“Hotel/Hospitality Overview” from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Vista Community College. 2020 Milvia St. Cost is $13. RSVP to 981-2931.
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College Open House from noon to 6 p.m. at 2550 Shattuck Ave. RSVP to 666-8248, ext. 106.
Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden Sat. and Sun. at 2 pm. Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Call to confirm. 841-8732. www.nativeplants.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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Early Morning Bird Walk Meet at 7 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center to learn about what is new in the science of birdsong. 525-2233.
Life Underground Meet at 1 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park to learn about what goes on below the soil surface. 525-2233.
Thank You Party for Senator Barbara Boxer for her courageous leadership on the election challenge, ANWR fight and more from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Montclair Women’s Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Hosted by NWPC, Wellstone Club, EB for Democracy. All welcome, $50 benefits Senator Boxer’s PAC. www.nwpcan.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Sunday: The Climate Change Crisis and You With Tom and Jane Kelly from KyotoUSA and Danielle Fugere with Blue Water Network at 5 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th.
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
Hands-on Bicycle Maintenance Class from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $85-$100. 527-4140.
“The World in My Neighborhood: Celebrating the Diversity of Asian Cultures” in a program created for all ages. Activities from 1 to 3 p.m. at Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Bancroft at College. Cost is $1-$4. 643-7648. http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu
“Thinking of Becoming a Doula?” at 2 p.m. at Change Makers, 6536 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. www.changemakersforwomen.com
“The Children of Chabannes” a film about a village in France that saved the lives of 400 Jewish refugee children, at 2 p.m. at the BRJCC. 848-0237.
“A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?” Learn about Jewish spirituality, Jewish ethics, and Jewish community. Held in Richmond. Free, but registration required. 839-2900, ext. 347.
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 Donna Morgan on “Tibetan Yoga Outdoors” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, APRIL 11
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
The 5th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival “Values of Tolerance” with two documentaries “In Rwanda We Say” and “Talk Mogadishu: Media Under Fire.” Reception at 6:30 p.m., films at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft. Tickets are $8-$10 at the door. 849-1752 www.unausaeastbay.org, www.unaff.org
“Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in Latin America” with Prof. Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford Univ., at 1:15 p.m. at CLAS conference room, 2334 Bowditch St. 642-2088. www.clas.berkeley.edu
Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping in Berkeley Public Schools at 5 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833.
World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60 years and over. New session begins today 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.
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425.
Bike Chain Response is organizing an interfaith bike ride from the Nevada Test Site to Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 19 to July 17, to raise awareness of alternative modes of transportation and the tragedy of the nuclear weapons industry. 505-870-2-ASK. www.lovarchy.org/ride/
Find a Loving Animal Companion at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues. through Sun. 2700 Ninth St. 845-7735. www.berkeleyhumane.org
Commission on the Status of Women meets Wed., April 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Tasha Tervelon, 981-5347. www.ci.berkeley.
Fire Safety Commission meets Wed., April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. David Orth, 981-5502. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/firesafety
Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thurs., April 7, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., April 7 at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5400. www.ci.berkeley.
Public Works Commission meets Thurs., April 7, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/publicworks
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., April 11, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/