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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday June 21, 2005


Tuesday Tilden Walkers Join a few slowpoke seniors at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot near the Little Farm for an hour or two walk. 215-7672, 524-9992. 

Summer Solstice Words and Music Bring your guitars, drums and poetry from 11 a.m. to noon at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Protest RFID Rally at 6 p.m. on the steps of Old City Hall, 2134 M.L.King, Jr. Way, to call for removal of Radio Frequency chips from Berkeley Public Library books, CDs, etc. 843-2152. 

“Cuba: 45 Years of Struggle against U.S. Imperialism” at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Donation $3-$10 benefits the ongoing work of the Committee to Free the Cuban Five. To reserve free childcare call 415-821-6545.  

“The Case for Affirmative Action in University Admissions” with Bob Laird, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UCB, at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com 

“History of the Tele Times” a screening and discussion of the underground magazine with BN Duncan, Claire Burch and Ace Backwards at 7 p.m. at Book Zoo, 2556 Telegraph Ave. 883-1332. 

East Bay Bicycle Coalition meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Rockridge. 433-RIDE. www.ebbc.org 

Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation at 10 a.m. at 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Advance sign-up needed 594-5165. 

Poetry as a Spiritual Practice with Roy Doughty at 7 p.m. at Unity of Berkeley, 2075 Eunice St. Free. 271-8318. 

“Pacing Yourself for Optimum Functioning” at noon in the Mafly Auditorium, Alta Bates, Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way. Sponsored by Arthritis Foundation/Fibromyalgia. 644-3273. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org 


Return of the Over-the-Hills Gang Hikers 55 years and older who are interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join us on a series of monthly excursions exploring our Regional Parks. Meets at 10 a.m. To register call 525-2233.  

Insects for Kids A free class for children ages 5-10, at 9 a.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. www.barringtoncollective.org 

Walking Tour of Historic Oakland Churches and Temples Meet at 10 a.m. at the front of the First Prebyterian Church at 2619 Broadway. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. www. 


“Wildly Successful Plants of Northern California,” a slide show with Pam Peirce at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220. 

Gilman Street Playing Fields Special Workshop with the Planning and Parks & Recreation Commissions at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7480. 

Jefferson Elementary School Proposed Name Change Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. at at Old City Hall Council Chambers, 2134 MLK Jr. Way. www.berkeley.k12.ca.us 

Berkeley Unified School District Public Hearing on the 2005-6 Budget at 7:30 p.m. at Old City Hall Council Chambers, 2134 MLK Jr. Way. www.berkeley.k12.ca.us 

“The War is Not Over!” An evening of political performance with David Harris, Merle Kessler, Ian Shoales and Joshua Brody at 9 p.m. at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $10. 525-5054. www.infotainmentposse.com 

Dine Out and Silent Auction for African AIDS Orphans at Unicorn, 2533 Telegraph Ave. Co-sponsored by Priority Africa Network, ACT UP East Bay and others. For reservations call 841-4339. 

“Zar-Reet!” a documentary of two Moroccan woman, by Albany resident Khadijah Chadly, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 16. 

“Lethal Medicine” a documentary on the myths of animal experimentation, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Free, but $5 donations accepted. 925-487-4419. 

“Planning Ahead: Sparing Your Heirs with a Living Trust” at 1:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by Berkeley Gray Panthers. 548-9696. 

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. 548-9840. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Action St. 841-2174.  


Wellstone Democratic Club at 6:45 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Social hour at 6 p.m. Don Hazen from Alternet.com will speak about a national progressive strategy. 

Beginning and Intermediate Computer Workshop for all ages, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. Free, but registration required. call after 6 p.m. 540-0751. 

Local Legends Series with Judy Grahn on women’s spirituality and lesbian feminism at 7 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. 883-0600. 

Easy Does It Disability Assistance Board of Directors’ Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 1744A University Ave. Open to the public. 845-5513. www.easyland.org 

Steps to Buying Your Own Home at 7 p.m. at Shaw Properties, 400 45th St., Oakland. Includes the process of pre-approval for financing, including income requirements and credit issues, and finding a realtor. www.barringtoncollective.org 

American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen, 2005 Berryman St. To make an appointment call 1-800-448-3543. www.BeADonor.com 


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Charles Townes on “Confluence of Science and Religion” 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. 

Bill Mandel, KPFA host, together with his son, Bob, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. Donation $10, no one turned away. 495-5132. 

“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. dann@netwiz.net 

Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 8 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. 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. People of all traditions are welcome to join us. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 655-6169. www.bpf.org 


Kid’s Garden Club for ages 7-12 to explore the world of gardening, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cost is $5-$7, registration required. 525-2233. 

Children’s Zoo Grand Opening at the Oakland Zoo, with interactive experiences, and exhibits of lemurs, giant fruit bats, otters, reptiles and more. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org 

Music and Arts at People’s Park from noon to 6 p.m. 707-963-7402. 

How to Create Your Own Garden Paradise at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. 

Building with Alternative Materials: Cob and Strawbale A workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. 525-7610. www.bldgeductr.org/ 


Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards and conduct lead-safe renovations for your older home. From 9 to 11 a.m. at Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Training Facility, 1017 22nd Avenue, Suite 110, Oakland. Free. 567-8280. 

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. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Tantric Feast and Auction with live music at 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Tickets for the feast are $25, for the auction $10. For reservations 888-826-8729. info@tantrayogainternational.org 

Breema Clinic Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with demonstrations and mini-sessions at 6201 Florio St. at Claremont & College, Rockridge. 428-1234. www.breemahealth.com  

Year of the Estuary: Carquinez Hike Meet at 10 a.m. at the Eckley Pier staging area off Carquinez Scenic Drive near Crockett to learn about the region’s history. 525-2233. 

Animal Origami with Mitsuko Yoneyama, for children 4 years and older, at 3 p.m. at RabbitEars, Arlington Ave., Kensington. 525-6155.  

Cheese Tastings and discussion with Debra Dickerson, author of “Great Grilled Cheese” at 1 p.m. at The Pasta Shop, 1786 Fourth St. 528-1786. 

Spirited Woman Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. at Creative Juices Arts, 432 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Cost is $85. Reservations required. 888-428-1234.  

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 

Junior Rangers of Tilden meets Sat. mornings at Tilden Nature Center. For more information call 525-2233. 

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. 

Tribute to Lee and Dorothy Marsh, founders of the BRJCC. For details call 848-0237, ext. 110. 


On the Bluebird Trail Meet at 10 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area for a 3.5 mile walk up and over Wildcat Peak and a portion of the bluebird nestbox trail to help with the nesting survey. Bring water and a snack. For ages ten and up. 525-2233. 

Pat the Bunny For toddlers ages 2-4 to meet a Little Farm Dutch Rabbit, at 1 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Celebrating Helen Rand Parish A memorial celebrating the life and spirit of author and activist Helen Rand Parish will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Berkeley Yatch Club, at 1 Seawall Drive, Berkeley Marina. 653-1250. 

Open House at Studio 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. with information on aerial dance, yoga and Iaido, at 2525 Eighth St. 587-0770. www.movingout.org 

Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are sponsored by the Berkeley City Club and the Landmark Heritage Foundation. Donations welcome. The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave. For group reservations or more information, call 848-7800 or 883-9710. 

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 

“Habitat for Humanity” with Holly Zimmerman and Sydney Williams at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Elizabeth Cook on “Preserving Tibetan Texts” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 

East Bay Synagogues Fundraiser and Garden Party at 1 p.m. at 8898 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito. Tickets are $12-$15. Reservations required. 843-3131. www.aquarianminyan.org 


City of Berkeley Walking Group walks Mon.-Thurs. from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Meet at 830 University Ave. All new participants receive a free pedometer. 981-5131. 

“The Patriot Act” with ACLU attorney, Jeff Mittman at 7 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Chapter of the ACLU meeting at the Rockridge Library, Manila and College Aves., Oakland. 

Tenant’s Rights Workshop at 6 p.m. at the Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck Ave. www.barringtoncollective.org 

Conflict Resolution Skills Class at 7 p.m. at Oscar Wilde Co-op, 2410 Warring St. Learn about different approaches to conflict, your conflict style, active listening, effective communication, and the basic philosophies that aid in transforming interpersonal conflict. www.barringtoncollective.org 

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. Cost is $2.50 with refreshments. 524-9122. CANCELLED MAY 30 

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. 


Tuesday Tilden Walkers Join a few slowpoke seniors at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot near the Little Farm for an hour or two walk. In case of questionable weather, call around 8 a.m. 215-7672, 524-9992. 

Educators Academy: Insects and crwaling Creatures, Tues.-Thurs., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. For teachers of grades K-5. Fee is $100 for Berkeley residents, $110 for non-residents. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Great Yosemite Day Hikes with An Marie Brown at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Juvenile Criminal Records Workshop at 6 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Learn what remedies available for individuals with juvenile records in California. www.barringtoncollective.org 

Berkeley PC Users Group Problem solving and beginners meeting to answer, in simple English, users questions about Windows computers. At 7 p.m. at 1145 Walnut St. corner of Eunice. All welcome, no charge. 527-2177.  

Mandala Workshop using collage and art materials to create a circular form at 7 p.m. at Change Makers, 6536 Telegraph Ave. at 66th. Cost is $25. To register call. 525-9258.  

Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Buddhist Meditation Class at 7 p.m. at The Dzalandhara Buddhist Center. Cost is $7-$10. For directions and details please call 559-8183. 

Brainstormer Weekly Pub Quiz every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pyramid Alehouse Brewery, 901 Gilman St. 528-9880. 

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. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Summer Camps for Children offered by the City of Berkeley, including swimming, sports and twilight basketball, from June 20 to August 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 981-5150, 981-5153. 

Free Lunches for Berkeley Children beginning June 20, Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Frances Albrier Center, James Kenney Center, MLK, Jr. Youth Services Center, Strawberry Creek, Washington School and Rosa Parks School. 981-5146. 

Albany Summer Youth Programs including basketball, classes, bike trips and family activities. For information see www.albanyca.org/dept/rec.html 

Bay Area Shakespeare Camp for ages 7 to 13, two week sessions through Aug., at John Hinkle Park. Cost is $395, with scholarships available. 415-422-2222. www.sfshakes.org 


City Council meets Tues., June 21, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci. 


Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., June 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., June 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., June 22 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., June 22, 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., June 22, 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. June 22, 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., June 23, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.ber