FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
Reduced City Services Today Call ahead to ensure programs or services you desire will be available. 981-CITY. www.cityofberkeley.info
Berkeley High School Class of ‘60 Reunion Tour of BHS at 4 p.m. followed by get-together at Beckett’s. RSVP to Suzanne Fowle Horning at 505-994-2660 or Susan Goodwin Chase at 526-4284.
Watershed Nursery’s Fall Native Plant Sale from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 155 Tamalpais Rd. www.TheWatershedNursery.Com
“The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America” with author Jonathan Kozol, at 7:30 p.m. at King Middle School, 1780 Rose St. Sponsored by Cody’s Books. Tickets are $8-$10. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Activism Series with Ann Fagan Ginger and Aimee Allison at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. 528-5403.
Californian Indian Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Museum, Bancroft and College. 643-7648. http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Sayre Van Young, author of “London’s War.” 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.
Lunar Lounge Express Music, movie shorts and a Sonic Vision planetarium show at 8 p.m. at Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $15-$20. 336-7373. www.chabotspace.org
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. 526-0312.
Jewish Cooking with Joan Nathan at 11:30 a.m. in a private home. For information call 839-2900, ext. 203.
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. 548-6310.
Kol Hadash Humanistic Shabbat with Rabbi Jay Heyman, music led by Bon Singer, at 7:30 p.m. at Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Ave. Please bring finger dessert to share, and non-perishable food for the needy. Info@kolhadash.org
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
Berkeley High School Class of ‘60 Reunion Picnic at noon at Cordornices Park, Euclid Ave. Reception and Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Gate Fields Clubhouse. RSVP to Suzanne Fowle Horning at 505-994-2660 or Susan Goodwin Chase at 526-4284.
Free Emergency Preparedness Class in Disaster First Aid from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.
Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Fork of Strawberry Creek, Valley Life Sciences Building lawn, UC Campus. www.poetryflash.org
“Equal Day and Equal Night All Around the World” Explore past and present cultural celebrations from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nture Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
“Going Native” Symposium on California native plants, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., field trip on Sun. Cost is $125, plus $45 for the field trip. Sponsored by the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. To register call 527-9802. www.nativeplants.org
Workshop on the Individual Education Program for parents of children with special needs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge. To register call the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, 644-2555.
“A Union Man: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin” a film by George Mann at 8 p.m., followed by discussion and music, at Berkeley Fellowship, 1924 Cedar St. Donation $5-$10. 841-4824.
Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free instruction and snacks will be available. All are welcome. 2270 Acton St. at BAncroft. 841-2174.
Memorial for Marylin Davis Glover at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive.
Eldercare 101 Learn about care options for seniors, how to pay for it, and communication on difficult topics at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 6013 Lawton Ave., Oakland. Cost is $39, registration required. 415-661-3271. firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Health and Safety Fair with games and activities, free immunizations and safety information, for families with children ages 1-12, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Highland Hospital, 1411 E. 31st St., Oakland. Sponsored by the Alameda County Medical Center. 437-4644.
Kids’ Night Out Carnival Benefit for Berkwood Hedge School, with piñatas, slide shows, basketball and art projects. From 5 to 10 pm. at Berkewood Hedge in downtown Berkeley. Tickets are $40, siblings $25. 540-6025.
Asthma Walk at Lake Merritt at 9 a.m. starting across the street from the Rotary Nature Center, 600 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by the American Lung Association of the East Bay. 800-586-4872.
International Maritime Center Shoreline Stroll Walkathon Registration on-site begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. The $75 entry fee will be waived for participants who obtain pledges for donations on a per-mile basis that total $75 or more. Korean-style barbecue lunch at 11:30 a.m. 839-2226. www.sfbayfarer.org
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. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234.
ActivSpace Art and Crafts Sidewalk Fair Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2703 7th St.
School of the Madeleine Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia St. Live entertainment, children’s games, vendors, farmers market and more. 526-4744.
“Deer Resistant Plants” with Aerin Moore at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351.
Pacific Coast League Players’ Reunion at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Meet the players and see the exhibition “Baseball As America.” 238-2200. www.museumca.org
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. email@example.com
Bilingual and Multicultural Program Orientation for Hispanic/Latino children ages 2-10 at 10 a.m. at Centro VIDA, 1000 Camelia St. For more information call 525-1463.
Free Help with Computers at the El Cerrito Library. Workshops held on Sat. a.m. at 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. Registration required. 526-7512.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade at 11 a.m. at University Ave. at Sacramento. Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Park. www.howberkeleycanyoube.com
People’s Park Free Box Rebuilding using the natural building cob, from 1 to 6 p.m. at People’s Park. 548-2220, ext. 233.
Re-Opening of the Berkeley Public Library Sunday Hours Celebration at 1 p.m. with a presentation of a check from friends of the Berkeley Public Library. 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6115.
Out and About in Rockridge Street Fair from noon to 5 p.m. on College Ave. between Alcatraz and Broadway. Music, food and activities for children. Free trolleys up and down College Ave. www.rockridgedistrict.com
Breakfast with the Beasts Bring a donation of fresh produce to share with the animals and learn how the animals are cared for. From 8 to 10 a.m. at the Oakland Zoo. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org
“Sacred Sites” films about the struggle to protect sacred sites at 3 p.m. at Fantasy Recording Studios, 10 and Parker Sts. Donation $10. 525-1304. www.sacred-sites.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.
Hurricane Relief Fundraising Dinner and Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hs Lordships Restaurant, 199 Seawall Drive in the Berkeley Marina. $100 minimum donation per person to the charity of your choice: Berkeley Rotary Endowment - Hurricane Katrina Fund, Relief International, or The American Red Cross. 100% of your donation will go to charity. All event costs have been donated. Please RSVP to 848-0264.
Fall Plant Sale at the UC Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755.
Meet the Guinea Pigs and learn about basic small animal care at 2 p.m. at Rabbitears, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 525-6155.
“Hollywood Hats” the film at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $8-$10. 848-0237.
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
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
“Probing the Interface Between Science and Religion” with David Lingenfelter at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26
“Getting Adequate Rest As We Age” at 6 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
Critical Viewing An ongoing group to examine the art/craft(iness) of short films and television productions and its effects on our daily lives, at 1 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Free. 848-0237. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, SEPT. 27
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 discover the Miller/Knox Shoreline. For information and to register call 525-2233.
Tilden Explorers An after-school nature adventure program from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. for 5-7 year olds, who may be accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings please. We will learn about birds and bird migration. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
The Berkeley High School Site Council meets at 4:30 p.m. in the school library. bhs.berkeleypta.org/ssc
“Issues in Dying: Learning from Terry Schaivo” An evening with Anne Wall, Ryan Lesh and Kathleen Kelly at 7:30 p.m. in the Tuscan Common Room, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Rd. To register call 204-0720. www.cdsp.edu
Mountain Biking Basics for Women at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
“Why We Need Black Power” with Omali Yeshitela, chair of the African People’s Socialist Party, at 6 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donations accepted. 625-1106.
Workshop on the Individual Education Program for parents of children with special needs at St. Paul’s AME Church, 2024 Ashby Ave. Free, but registration required. To register call the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, 644-2555.
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.
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.
Family Story Time at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Branch Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free, all ages welcome. 524-3043.
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
“Estate Planning” at 4 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
St. John’s Prime Timers Annual Picnic at 10:30 a.m. at Lake Temescal. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28
WriterCoach Connection Training Sessions Wed. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills; become a mentor to students at Berkeley High, Willard, King or Longfellow Middle Schools. Commit to 1-2 hours per week during the school day. To register call 524-2319. www.writercoachconnection.org
Green Business Tour of the Teleosis Institute to learn about ecologically sustainable medicine at 7 p.m. at 1521B 5th St. 558-7285. www.teleosis.org
Berkeley Gray Panthers celebrates the 100th Birthday of Maggie Kuhn at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 548-9696.
An Evening for Educators at the Magnes at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. 549-6950 ext. 333.
Writers of the Storm: “Fake News and Public Decency in the Age of Terror” a writers panel moderated by Clinton Fein of the First Amendment Project, at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $10-$15. 848-0237.
Bayswater Book Club meets to discuss “The Long Emergency” by James Kuntsler at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, El Cerrito Plaza. 433-2911.
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Action St. 841-2174.
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.
Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. www.ecologycenter.org
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
Sing your Way Home A free sing-a-long at 4:30 p.m. every Wed. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720.
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. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29
“Impacts of the Proposed Rezoning of Ashby and Gilman” Community Workshop on the potential displacement of industries, artisans, and artists; and impacts on traffic, jobs; neighborhood character and quality of life, at 7 p.m. at the West Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 Sixth St. 841-7283, ext. 304.
WAGES: Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security celebrates ten years of work with women’s cooperatives, at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1255 First Ave., Oakland. Donations welcome. RSVP to 532-5465.
Funkytown Trunk Show by East Bay fashion designers at 6 p.m. at 510 17th St., Oakland. Salvation Army trucks will be on site to accept clothing for Katrina victims. Tickets are $10. 879-3724. www.at17th.com
Protest Rally at Berkeley Honda, Shattuck and Parker every Thursday 4:30 to 6 p.m.
World Affairs/Politics Group for people 60 years and older at 3:30 p.m. at Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Cost is $2.50. 524-9122.
Science of Breath Seminar, for stress management, at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. For information call 894-2920. www.artofliving.org
Communication for Caregivers An ongoing free Berkeley Adult School class meets Thurs. at 1 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5170.
“Using Medications Safely” at 7 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
World of Plants Tours Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at 1:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $5. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Parks and Recreation Commission meets Mon., Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Virginia Aiello, 981-5158. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
City Council meets Tues., Sept. 27 at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.
Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7041.
Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Sept. 28, 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., Sept. 28 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., Sept. 28, 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., Sept. 28, 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. Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/policereview