FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Peter Haurus, author, “Resurgence of China: Whither?” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $13.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925 or 665-9020.
Free Emergency Preparedness Class in Disaster First Aid from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Spirit Walking Aqua Chi A gentle water exercise class at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley High Warm Pool. Cost is $3.50 per session.
Town Hall Meeting on RFID (Radiofrequency ID) tracking tags in Berkeley Public Library materials at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. 843-2152.
Womansong Circle a musical gathering for women at 6:45 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, at Dana. 525-7082.
By the Light of the Moon Open Mic and Salon for Women at 7:30 p.m. at Changemakers, 6536 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Cost is $3-$7 sliding scale. 655-2405.
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 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. email@example.com 548-6310, 845-1143.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
Berkeley Path Wanderers Waterfront Walk to explore the history and future of Berkeley’s waterfront, led by Susan Schwartz. Meet at 10 a.m. at Sea Breeze Delicatessen, south side of University Ave. just west of the I-880/580 Freeway. Bring water, snack, and, if you want, binoculars to enjoy shorebirds on their fall migration. 848-9358. www.berkeleypaths.org
Point Richmond Day Long Summer Festival starting at 11 a.m. Featuring 360, The Irrationals, Two Feet Tall Norma Blase, Jeb Brady and many more. Plus classic car show, vendors, children’s activities, food and drink. www.pointrichmond.com/prmusic/
Oakland Wetlands Restoration Project Help Save the Bay remove invasive plants and collect native seeds along the MLK, Jr. Restoration Marsh, from 9 a.m. to noon. For information and meeting place call 452-9261. www.saveSFbay.org
Walking Tour of Oakland City Center Meet at 10 a.m. in front Oakland City Hall at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234.
Progressive Democrats of the East Bay Chapter meets at 1 p.m. at Temescal Library, 5205 Telegraph, Oakland. The agenda includes a discussion of the propositions for the special election on Nov. 8, and the anti-war, pro-choice Ret. Lt. Col. Charlie Brown, who is planning to contest the 4th congressional seat of very conservative Republican John Doolittle. 526-4632. www.pdeastbay.org
Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Basic Personal Preparedness from 9 to 11 a.m. at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
East Bay Athiests meets at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 3rd flr meeting room, 2090 Kittredge St. Videos from “Theo-
cracy Watch” will be shown. 222-7580.
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
“Music, Community Politics and Environmental Justice in Taiwan” at noon at 145 Dwinelle, UC Campus. 642-2809.
Piedmont Choirs Fall Tryouts for children age six to 18, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Piedmont and 10 a.m. to noon in Alameda. Call for appointment 547-4441. www.piedmontchoirs.org
Tet Trung Thu: Mid Autumn Children’s Festival Celebrate the Vietnamese full moon festival from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. 238-2200. www.museumca.org
Yuri Kochiyama and her biographer, Diane Fujino, will speak at 2 p.m. at Heller Lounge, MLK, Jr. Student Union, UC Campus. 642-6717.
Free Quit Smoking Class for pregnant and parenting women from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Alta Bates, first floor auditorium, 2450 Ashby Ave. Childcare provided. Free but registration requested. 981-5330. firstname.lastname@example.org
East Bay Chapter of the Great War Society meets to discuss “Military Revolutions Since 1600” and “Napoleon and WWI” at 10:30 a.m. at 640 Arlington Ave. 527-7118.
Studio 12 Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. to meet the teachers and see what classes and workshops are coming this fall, at 2525 8th St. www.movingout.org
“Salvias and Companion Plants” with Gail Yelland at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
Solano Avenue Stroll “Don't Rain on My Parade” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with entertainment, food booths, crafts, art cars, kidtown and more. 527-5358. www.solanostroll.org
Run for Peace with the United Nations Association A 10k run or a 5k run/walk at 9 a.m. at Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. Cost is $15-$20. To register call 849-1752. www.unausaeastbay.org
Solar Electricity for Your Home Learn how to design your own solar electrical generator, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $75. 525-7610. www.bldgeductr.org
Bike Ride to the Solano Stroll Leave from the North Berkeley BART at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and the El Cerrito Plaza BART at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Valet bike parking at the Stroll. Sponsored by the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition. 549-7433.
Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off of computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, and batteries at Solano at Evelyn St., near the BART tracks, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Cities of Berkeley and Albany and the Ecology Center. 981-5435.
Mercury Thermometer Exchange Liquid mercury from broken thermometers is harmful to the Bay. Exchange them for a Bay-safe digital thermometer. Bring mercury thermometers in two plastic zipper bags from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 1241 Solano Ave., Albany. 452-9261, ext. 130. www.savesfbay.org
Pancake Breakfast on the Red Oak Victory Ship in Richmond Harbor from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth #6. Exit at Canal Blvd off 580. Cost is $6, children under 5 free. 237-2933.
Montclair Flea Market and Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6300 Moraga Ave. Activities include safety fair, health fair, food and Astro Jump. Benefits the Montclair Lions Club. www.montclairlions.org
“Understanding the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers” Official Theories Versus Controlled Demolition at 5 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. Sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County.
Benefit Film Festival for 9-11 Truth Alliance and Project Censored from 1 to 11 p.m. at Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $6-$9. 1-866-268-2320. www.ciommunitycurrency.org
“Reconciling Differences” A film and dialog festival from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater, 1834 Park Blvd. 654-9114. www.adrnc.net
“A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time a Fear” with Paul Rogat Loeb at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave. 486-0698.
Music in the Park at Arroyo Viejo Park with Toni, Tony, Tone at 3 p.m. at 7701 Krause St., Oakland.
“Friends of Roman Cats” a slide show and presentation on the Torre Argentina Roman Cat Sanctuary at 3 p.m. at Rabbitears, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Donation $10. 525-6155.
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
“Christianity for Unitarian Universalists” with Huston Smith at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306.
“New Faces of Israel” with Donna Rosenthal at 7 p.m. at Oakland Hebrew Day School, 5500 Redwood Rd., Oakland. RSVP to 531-8600, ext. 26
Weekend Healing Workshops with Rabbi Goldie Milgram at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $50-$65. 655-8530.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12
National Organization for Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo. The topic will be Teen Safety: The Importance of Defeating Proposition 73. 287-8948.
“Direct From Camp Casey” with Iraq vets and miltary families at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Donation $10. 452-3556. www.ustourofduty.org
Berkeley-Albany YMCA Golf Tournament at 12:30 p.m. at Tilden Regional Golf Course. Fee is $150 per player, which includes green fees, tee bags with promotional items, lunch and dinner. Proceeds support the South Berkeley Learning Academy. To reserve a place call Amy Golsong at 486-8406. email@example.com
“Voluntary Simplicity” a workshop with David McFarlane, on Mon. eves. at 7 p.m., through Nov. 14 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Cost is $25. 525-0302, ext. 306.
“Get Rid of Physical and Emotional Clutter” with psychotherapist Jill Lebeau and organizer Stephanie Barbic at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free. 524-3043.
Critical Viewing An ongoing group to examine the art/craft of short films and television productions and effects on our daily lives, at 1 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Free. 848-0237. firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13
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. 524-9992.
WriterCoach Connection Training Sessions Tues. Sept. 13 and 20 from noon to 3 p.m. Help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills. Commit to 1-2 hours per week during the school day. To register call 524-2319. www.writercoachconnection.org
“Hetch Hetchy Valley: Water and California’s Future,” a panel discussion on the feasibility of dismantling the O’Shaughnessy Dam to restore the Hetch Hetchy River Valley, at 5:30 p.m. at Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 150, UC Campus. 642-2666.
Youth Arts Studio Demonstration Class in visual arts for ages 10-13 at 3:15 p.m. at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2220 Cedar St. Youth Arts Studio is a non-profit after-school program. 848-1755.
Day Hiking with Your Dog with Thom Gabrukiewicz and dog trainer Jen Worth at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
“Elections in Crisis” documentary films on voter fraud from noon to 5 p.m. followed by a speaker event at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $6 for the afternoon, $10 for the evening. Sponsored by the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club. 848-6767, ext. 609.
Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Berkeley Community Media, 2239 MLK, Jr. Way. To schedule an appointment call 848-2288, ext. 13. www.BeADonor.com
Kundalini and Meditation Therapy with Dr. Hari Simran Singh Khalsa at 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. at Cedar. 549-9200.
“Medicare: Understanding Your Drug Coverage” at 4 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
“Applied Buddhism” a workshop led by Marilee Baccich and Lynette Delgado, Tues. at 12:15 p.m. through Dec. 6 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Donation $40. To register call 526-8944.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
“Quilters Comfort America” Help make quilts at the quilt-a-thons, Wed. and Thurs. from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at New Pieces 2, 1605 Solano Ave. New Pieces will provide the tables, chairs, irons and ironing board. Please bring anything else you have that could be of use. All quilts will be hand delivered to Red Cross Volunteers at evacuee shelters in Houston. To reserve a place please call 527-6779.
“Himalayan Quest” book-signing with Ed Viesturs, the first American to successfully climb all 14 of the world’s highest peaks without supplemental oxygen, at 1 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
“Lori Berenson: Convicted by an Image” and “La Noche de los Lápices” two films from Latin America at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. 393-5685.
Walking Tour of Old Oakland “New Era/New Politics” highlights African-American leaders who have made their mark on Oakland. Meet at 10 a.m. at the African American Museum and Library at 659 14th St. 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours
Youth Arts Studio Demonstration Class in dance for ages 10-13 at 3:15 p.m. at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2220 Cedar St. Youth Arts Studio is a non-profit after-school program. 848-1755.
Pain Free Movement Learn exercises to rehabilitate joints and muscles at 1 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. at Cedar. 549-9200.
Eco-Medicine: Greening Primary Health Care A free presentation at 7 p.m. at the Teleosis Institute, 1521B 5th St. 558-7285 www.teleosis.org
Poetry Writing Workshop led by Slison Seevak at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. 526-3720, ext. 17.
“The Day I Died” BBC documentary on near-death experiences at 7:30 p.m. at Unity of Berkeley, 2075 Eunice St. 395-5684.
East Bay Genealogical Society with Barbara Smith, docent at Mountain View Cemetery at 10 a.m. at the Library Conference Room, Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave. Oakland. 635-6692.
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.
“Mindfulness Meditation” a workshop led by Kendra Smith, Wed. at 9:30 a.m. through Nov. 2 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Donation $30. To register call 527-4816.
Prose Writer’s Workshop An ongoing group made up of friendly writers who are serious about our craft. All levels welcome. At 7 p.m. at BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. email@example.com
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
“Redemption - The Stan ‘Tookie’ Williams Story” a special screening with Barbara Becnel, hosted by the Fr. Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Donations accepted. 482-1062.
“Cuba Today: Achievements, Roadblocks, Failed US Policy” with Lee Zeigler, Stanford Univ., at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460.
“Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Research and Resources” with Jennifer Stock on one of the most biologically rich areas of the West Coast at 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. 238-2200. www.museumca.org
Golden Gate Audubon Society “Why Do Birds Sing and How?” with George Bentley at 7:30 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda.
Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative Potluck and meeting at 6 p.m. at the Edible Schoolyard Garden, Rose and Grant Sts. 883-9096.
Communication for Caregivers Ongoing free Berkeley Adult School class meets Thurs. at 1 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5170.
“Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia: Current Treatment” at 4 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
Puppy Prep, socialization skills, a four week class, at 6:30 p.m. at Rabbitears, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Cost is $100. 525-6155.
Creeks Task Force meets Mon. Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Erin Dando, 981-7410.
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Landmarks Preservation Commission meets Mon., Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Gisele Sorensen, 981-7419.
Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510.
Youth Commission meets Mon., Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670.
City Council meets Tues., Sept. 13, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Tues. Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Angellique De Cloud, 981-5428.
Commission on Disability meets Wed., Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Don Brown, 981-6346. TDD: 981-6345.
Homeless Commission meets Wed., Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. Planning Commission meets Wed., Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Janet Homrighausen, 981-7484.
Police Review Commission meets Wed., Sept. 14, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.
Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti, 981-6740.
Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.