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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday October 04, 2005


People’s Park Beautification Planning Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the SW corner of the park. 658-9178. 

Sing-A-Long from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. 524-9122. 

Family Story Time at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Branch Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free, all ages welcome. 524-3043. 

Healthy Eating Habits Seminar at 6:30 p.m. in Oakland. Free, registration required. 465-2524. 

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. 


Cindy Sheehan speaks at 7 p.m. at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Donation of $20 benefits Global Exchange, CodePink, and Gold Star Families for Peace. 415-255-7296, ext. 253. 

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. 

Albany Waterfront Development meeting at 1 p.m. at Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic. Matt Middlebrook from Caruso Affiliated will speak, discussion follows. All welcome. 524-9122. 

Sustainable Farming on the Gill Tract, 1050 San Pablo Ave., Albany, at 3:30 p.m. www.agroeco.org 

American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation at 10 a.m. at 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Volunteers are needed to support the more than 40 blood drives held each month all over the East Bay.  Advance sign-up needed. 594-5165. 

Living Mercury Free How mercury affects your health and what you can do about it at 7 p.m. at the Teleosis Institute, 1512B Fifth St. Free, but please RSVP to 558-7285. 

Book Signing with Mary Lee Bendolph of the Gees Bend Quilters at 5 p.m. at Paulson Press Gallery, 1318 Tenth St. 559-2088. www.paulsonpress.com  

Friends of the Oakland Library Book Sale from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 721 Washington St., through Oct. 8. 444-0473. 

Lab Live Hip Hop Ensemble Workshop for musicians, emcees, spoken word artists and singers at 4:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Free. 849-2568. www.lapena.org 

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation 30th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. 287-5353, ext. 344. 

Legacy And Practice Of Democratic Psychiatry at 4 p.m. at the Men’s Faculty Club, UC Campus. Conference continues on Thurs. from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For conference agenda and information see http://trieste-in-california.berkeley.edu/ 

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College Open House at 6 p.m. at 2550 Shattuck Ave. Tours of classrooms and clinics and information for prospective students. To RSVP call 666-8248, ext. 106.  

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters welcomes curious guests and new members at 7:15 a.m. at Au Coquelet Cafe, 2000 University Ave. at Milvia. 435-5863.  

Entrepreneurs Networking at 8 a.m. at A’Cuppa Tea, 3202 College Ave. at Alcatraz. Cost is $5. For more information contact JB, 562-9431.  

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. 548-9840. 

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. georgeporter@earthlink.net 

“A History of God” by Karen Armstrong discussion group at 6:30 p.m. at Bookmark Bookstore, 721 Washington St., Oakland. 

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, corner of Shattuck and Center. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/ 



Oakland Bird Club with Hans and Pam Peeters, authors and illustrators of “Raptors of California” at 7:30 p.m. at the Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch, Upstairs Meeting Room, 5366 College Ave. 444-0355.  

Songs and Stories for Working with Children in the Garden with songwriter, storyteller Nancy Schimmel at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Hands-on Bike Maintenance Learn how to prevent and repair flats on your bike at 10 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Bring your bike and tools. 527-4140. 

Café Philo, French discussion group, at 7 p.m. at The Alliance Française, 2004 Woolsey St. Cost is $5. 548-7481.  

“Beyond Chutzpah” On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and Abuse of History with Norman Finkelstein at 7:30 p.m. at St. Jopseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. 548-0542. 

Design/Build Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pella Showroom, 1717 B Fourth St. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To register call 559-1333. www.mcbuild.com 

World Affairs/Politics Group for people 60 years and older meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Cost is $2.50, includes refreshments. 524-9122. 

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 


Berkeley Unicycle and Juggling Festival from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 10 a.m. at King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. www.ocf.berkeley.edu/ 


“Trafficking of Women and Children” at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church 1640 Addison St. 655-5659, 510-581-7963. 

“Rachel Corrie: An American Conscience” a documentary at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall, Bonita at Cedar.  

“Trafficking of Women and Children” at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church 1640 Addison St. 655-5659, 510-581-7963. 

“Sisters Break the Silence” Uniting to Heal from Domestic Violence. Panel discussions and workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Health Education Center, Alta Bates Summit, 400 Hawthorne Ave. Oakland. Cost is $40. To register call 869-6210. 

“A Tribute to the Negro Leagues” at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, Tenth and Oak St., in conjunction with the exhibition “Baseball As America.” 238-2200. www.museumca.org 

Fair Trade Rice Farming with guest farmers from Thailand at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Rice-tasing and potluck, please bring something to share. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Friends of the Oakland Library Book Sale from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 721 Washington St., through Oct. 8. 444-0473. 

UC Press SIdewalk Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2120 Berkeley Way. All books $5-$10. www.ucpress.edu 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Carolyn Merchant, Prof. of Environmental History on “Partnership Ethics.” 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. 

Solo Sierrans: Walk and Wine Tasting in North Berkeley Meet at 4 p.m. at Starbucks at corner of Cedar and Shattuck. RSVP to 841-5493, 724-3005.  

Depression Screening Learn how to manage stress and to recognize depression symptoms. Free and anonymous. Appointments available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alta Bates Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way. to register call 204-4580.  

Hillegass-Parker Co-op Open House at 5 p.m. at 2545 Hillegass Ave. 848-1936, ext. 316. 

Three Beats for Nothing sings early music for fun and practice at 10 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 655-8863. 

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 


Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow & Indian Market Enjoy Native American foods, traditional dancing, and arts and crafts, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grand Entry at noon. 595-5520. www.red-coral.net/Pow.html  

Mini-Farmers in Tilden A farm exploration program, from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 4-6 years, accompanied by an adult. We will explore the Little Farm, care for animals, do crafts and farm chores. Wear boots and dress to get dirty! Fee is $6-$8. Registration required. 525-2233. 

Take Flight with Aquatic Park EGRET Enjoy seasonal treats from 4 to 6 p.m. in the historic Cabin at the southeast corner of Aquatic Park’s Main Lagoon and watch egrets gather for the night. Donation of $15 supports EGRET's bayshore habitat and trail maintenance work. 549-0818. www.egretpark.org 

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. 

Vegetarian Cooking Class “Comfort Foods Galore” at 10 a.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. at Castro. Cost is $40. To register visit www.compassionatecooks.com 

“What is the Human Capacity for Peace?” An examination from several religious traditions from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bade Museum, GTU, 1798 Scenic Ave. 848-9788.  

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Disaster Mental Health from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Berkeley Unicycle and Juggling Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. at King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. Cost is $12. www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~juggle/festival 

Italian Chalk Art Festival Sat. and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bay Street, Emeryville. Activities for children and awards for chalk art. www.baystreetemeryville.com 

Behind the Scenes at Pixar Benefit for the Emery Ed Fund, at 11 a.m. at Pixar Studios. Cost is $100. For tickets see www.emeryed.org 

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 

Planting Under Oaks with Judy Thomas, Merritt College Hort. Dept., at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. 

“Foods of the Americas” A market of native corn, tomatoes, peppers, chocolate, quinoa and more, through Oct. 26 at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. 

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. 

Spirit Walking Aqua Chi (TM) A gentle water exercise class at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley High Warm Pool. Cost is $3.50 per session. 526-0312. 


Morning Bird Walk to welcome back the Northern Flicker, Kinglets and others, at 9:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Fall Bird Walk with birder Dennis Wolff at 9 a.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $8-$12. 643-2755. 

Halloween Animals Learn the facts and myths about cats and rats from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 525-2233. 

Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. Pets in carriers or on leashes requested. 524-2921. 

Green Sunday: “The War at Home” the corporate offensive from Reagan to Bush with Jack Rasmus, author, at 5 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. 

People’s Park Beautification Work Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SW corner of the park. 658-9178. 

Breakfast Aboard the Red Oak Victory Ship from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1337 Canal Blvd, Berth #6, Richmond. Cost is $6, children under 5 free. Includes tour of the ship. 237-2933. 

“Savor the Season” from 1 to 4 p.m. at Alameda County Community Food Bank, with Food Network’s Iron Chef America Cat Cora, live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 and include lunch and wine. This fundraiser provides low-income children and families with nutritional help during the holiday season and year round. 635-3663, ext. 328. www.accfb.org 

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Open Studio and scholarship fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2704 Alcatraz Ave., with performances, refreshments and raffle. 654-5921 www.shawl-anderson.org 

Spenger's Fifth Annual Crabby Chef Competition at 2 p.m. in the parking lot at 1919 Fourth Street. Enjoy live music and seafood delights while watching top East Bay chefs compete to create the best crab dish. Cooking booths open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 pm. 845-7771. 

“The Culture of Chocolate” presentations, discussions and tastings from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Museum. Cost is $15-$15. Reservations required. 643-7649. 

“The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” family film series at 11 a.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave. Cost is $5. www.juliamorgan.org 

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 

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 


Freedom From Tobacco Class Mon. Oct. 10 and 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Free acupuncture option. 981-5330. 

“Popular Mobilization and the State in Bolivia Today” with Prof. Herbert S. Klein, Columbia Univ. at noon in the CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch St. 642-2088. 

Building Strategic Alliances that Work! at 4 p.m. at Trader Vic’s, 9 Anchor Drive at Powell, Emeryville. Cost is $30-$50. Sponsored by the Institute of Management Consultants 800-462-8910. www.imcnorcal.org 

“Music You Can Sing” with Prof. Tom Acord, at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.  

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. georgeporter@earthlink.net 

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. 


Election Officers Need for Nov. 8th. Must be registered to vote in Alameda County and have basic clerical skills. Training provided. For information call 272-6971.  

Find a Loving Animal Companion at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society Adoption Center (open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday). 2700 Ninth St. 845-7735. www.berkeleyhumane.org  

Medical Care for Your Pet at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society low-cost veterinary clinic. 2700 Ninth St. For appointments call 845-3633. www.berkeleyhumane.org  


Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Tues. Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461. www.ci.berkeley.ca. 


Fire Safety Commission meets Wed., Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. David Orth, 981-5502. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/firesafety 

Commission on the Status of Women meets Wed., Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Tasha Tervelon, 981-5190. www.ci. 


Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5400. www.ci.berkeley. 


Public Works Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jeff Egeberg, 981-6406. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/publicworks 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning   

Council Agenda Committee meets Tues. Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Homeless Commission meets Wed., Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/homeless