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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday October 11, 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. 

Fall Fruit Tasting from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Derby at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org 

Everest: Friendship Beyond Borders with Tom McMillan and Nawang Sherpa who climbed Everest with a prosthetic leg at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Diversity Day Community Discussion about ageism, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, anti-GLBT and anti-immigrant issues in Berkeley, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. 981-7170. 

“U.S. Foreign Policy and Social Welfare” with Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of School of the Americas Watch, at 4 p.m. at the YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Ave. 

“Conduct of US Foreign Policy in a Global World” with Lawrence Gumbiner, US Dept. of State at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460. 

“Inevitable Surprises” with futurist and business strategist Peter Schwartz at 7:30 p.m. at College Prep School, Buttner Auditorium, 6100 Broadway, Oakland. Cost is $5-$10. 339-7726. www.collegeprep.org/ 


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. 

“Weekend Adventures In San Francisco & Northern California” a slide show with Carole Terwilliger Meyers at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library Community Room, 2090 Kittredge. 981-6100. www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org 

League of Women Voters Membership Meeting with a Panel on the November 8 ballot propositions at 5:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Community Church. Buffet dinner is $15. Please RSVP to 843-8824. 

“A Global Perspective on Investments in Municipal Water Infrastructure” with Dale Whittington, Prof. Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Univ. of North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. at Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 150, Hearst and LeRoy. 642-2666. www.lib. 


Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 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. 845-6830. 

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


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


“CaliVera: Days of the Dead Altars Remixed” Exhibition opens at the Oakland Museum of California, Tenth and Oak St. 238-2200. www.museumca.org 

Poetry Writing Workshop with Linda Elkin at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marina Ave., Albany. 526-3720, ext. 16. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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 

Astral Travel and Dreams A free 9-week course begins at 7:30 p.m. at 2510 Channing Way. 652-1583, bayarea@gnosticweb.com 

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/ 


Kol Hadash Humanistic Yom Kippur Observance at 7:30 p.m. at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Please bring non-perishable food for the needy. To RSVP email Lmgutner@aol.com 


Father Roy Bourgeois on Against Torture, School of the Americas and a video “Crossing the Line, a Journey to Awareness” at 7 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 545 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito. 535 6285. irenendavid@yahoo.com 

Spoonbill Migration A display of sculptures and information on how to save the endangered bird from noon to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Wurster Hall, UC Campus. cdbydesign@earthlink.net  

Grizzly Peak Flyfishers monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave. Bob Madgic will speak on fly fishing in the Eastern Sierra. 547-8629. 

East Bay Mac User Group with Stuart Gripman on FileMaker Pro 8 at 6 p.m. at Free Expression College for Digital Arts, 6601 Shellmound, Emeryville. http://ebmug.org 

“Asthema, Allergies and Adrenal Burnout” Learn about holistic remedies and eating right at 5:30 p.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Soano Ave. 527-8929. 

“Role of the Humanitarian Sector in a Changing World” with Dr. Anysia Thomas of the Fritz Institute at 7:30 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460. 

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. 


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Cihan Tugal, Prof. Sociology, on “Transformation of Religious Politics in Turkey.” 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. 

Veterans of the George Jackson Brigade at 7 p.m. at AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd St., Oakland. Donation $5. 208-1700. 

BOSS Graduation and Gratitude Gala honoring men and women who have overcome homelessness, disabilities, addiction, and other challenges to turn their lives around at 5:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St., Oakland. Tickets $50. 649-1930. 

“Cleaning Up Diesel: Fuels and Technologies” a workshop in downtown Oakland sponsored by the Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative from 1 to 5 p.m. RSPVP to 302-3316. joel@rampasthma.org 

Hills Emergency Forum for residents of Berkeley, El Cerrito and Oakland to reduce the risk of wildland fire, at 10 a.m. at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. www.lbl.gov/ehs/hef/ 

Berkeley Critical Mass Bike Ride meets at the Berkeley BART the second Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m.  

By the Light of the Moon Open mic and salon for women at 7:30 p.m. at Changemakers, 6536 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 655-2405. 

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. 


Toddler Nature Walk We’ll look for spiders, insects and other fascinating creatures from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Fall Fruit Tasting and cooking demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333. www.ecologycenter.org 

Berkeley Garden Club Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 313 Victoria, off Fairmont in El Cerrito, near the Plaza Bart Station. 528-4940. 

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of the West Berkeley working class neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $8-$10. For information call 848-0181. www.cityofberkeley.info/histsoc 

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  

Richmond Shoreline Festival, a community celebration from noon to 4 p.m. at Point Pinole Park, Richmond. Music, free BBQ, nature walks, fishing, kids’ activities, and updates on the shoreline’s hotly contested future. 452-9261, ext. 118. 

Emeryville Harvest Festival Live music, children’s activities, pumpkin patch and more from noon to 4 p.m. at Bay Street. www.baystreetemeryville.com 

“Designed for Space Travel” An exhibition of space artifacts, from spacesuits to space food at the Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 336-7300. www.chabotspace.org 

Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Light Search and Rescue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


“The Kindness of Strangers: A Benefit for Rebuilding the Spirit of Community in the Gulf States” with The Cajun All Stars, The Spirit of '29 Dixieland Jazz Band and many others at 7 p.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave. Tickets are $25-$100, available from 925-798-1300. 

Fundraiser for Homeless Action Center with wine tasting, food and music, from noon to 4 p.m. at 544 Wildcat Canyon Rd. Donation $75. Please RSVP to 540-0878. 

AARP Grandparents as Guardians Conference Learn how you can receive financial and legal help, find support groups in your area, and cope with the added responsibilities of raising grandchildren. Free conference includes continental breakfast, lunch, and daycare. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th St., Oakland. To register, call the toll-free conference hotline 1-877-926-8300. 

National Fair Trade Month and Coffee Sampling from 3 to 5 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net 

Independent School Fair with A Better Chance Schools Program from 3 to 6 p.mm. at the North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 MArtin Luther King Jr. Way at 58th St. 763-0333.  

Womensong Circle, participatory singing for women at 7:15 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Donation $10-$15. 525-7082. 

Oakland Outdoor Cinema “Waiting for Guffman” at 8 p.m. on Washington St. between 9th and 10th Sts. Limited seating, bring chairs and blankets. 238-4734. www.filmoakland.com 

Ancient African Queenship Celebration at 5 p.m. at 5272 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. Sponsored by the Ausar Auset Society. 562-4926. 

“Pinay Power” Panel discussion theorizing the Filipina/ 

American experience at 2 p.m. in Heller Lounge, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. 548-2350. 

Historical and Botanical Tour of Chapel of the Chimes, a Julia Morgan landmark, at 10 a.m. at 4499 Piedmont Ave. at Pleasant Valley. Reservations required 228-3207.  

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 

“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. 

“Who’s Winning the Evolution Wars?” with Glenn Branch, National Ctr for Science Education, at 10 a.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Sponsored by Secular Humanists of the East Bay. 848-6137. 

“Kids in Creeks” A class for edcators of K-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospect Sierra School, 2060 Tapscott Ave., El Cerrito. Cost is $25. Sponsored by the Watershed Project. 665-3539. 

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. 

Loose Leash Dog Walking, a class with animal behaviorist Sasha Futran at 2 p.m. at RabbitEars, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Cost is $40. 525-6155. 


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. 

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

Bike Tour of Oakland A leisurely-paced tour covering the history of Oakland. Meet at 10 a.m. at the 10th St. entrance of the Oakland Museum of California. Registration required, 238-3514. 

Montclair Village Jazz and Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at the corner of LaSalle Ave. and Moraga Ave. 339-1000. www.montclairvillage.com 

Dick ‘N Dubya Republican Outreach Cabaret at 8 p.m. at Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery 2324 Shattuck Ave. Cost $10. Free for card-carrying Republicans wrapped in the American flag. 841-1898.  

Berkeley Public Library Teen Amnesty Week through Sat. Oct. 22. Teens, bring your high school ID, and the Berkeley Public Library will work with you to clear your library record. 981-6135, 548-1240 (TTY). 

Bay Area Youth with LGBT Parents Film “In My Shoes: Stories of Youth With LGBT Parents” followed by discussion at 3 p.m. at Parkway Theater, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland. Cost is $5. 415-861-5437. 

Martial Arts Expo and Yongmudo Championship Competition begins at 8 a.m., expo from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, UC Campus. Cost is $3-$5. www.yongmudo.org 

El Cerrito Historical Society features a presentation on two unique residential facilities that supported Chinese orphan children in the Bay Area, at 2 p.m. at the El Cerrito Senior Center, behind the El Cerrito Library, at 6510 Stockton Ave. 525-1730.  

Hands-on Bike Maintenance Learn how to do a bicycle safety inspection at 10 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Bring your bike and tools. 527-4140. 

Introduction to Rhythmic Improvisation A workshop with Danny Bittker and Jeremy Steinkoler from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $20-$50 sliding scale. 525-5054.  

“What Are You Feeding Your Skin?” workshop at 10:30 a.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 

Annual Pasta Dinner with Friends of Albany Seniors at 4 p.m. at Albany Senior Center. Tickets are $8. For reservations call 559-7225. 

Pizza Fundraiser for Community Childcare Coordinating Council of Alameda County from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pizzaiolo, 5008 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $50. For reservations call 690-2150. lizr@4c-alameda.org 

Mathematical Writers from “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” at 2 p.m. at the Valley Life Sciences Building Auditorium, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Archimedes Society. 642-0143. www.msri.org 

Spanish Book Club meets to discuss “War By Candlelight” by Daniel Alacón at 4 p.m. at Cody’s on Teegraph Ave. 845-7852. 

Jewish Genealogical Society with Paul Hamburg, curator of Judaica at UC Berkeley at 1 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 525-4052. 

Chinchilla 101 Learn the basics of care with California Chinchilla Rescue at 1 p.m. at RabbitEars, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 525-6155. 

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 

“Judaism Without God? Understanding Humanistic Judaism” with Marcia Grossman, President of Kol Hadash at 9:45 a.m. at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Donation $5. programs@kolhadash.org 


Homeless Youth in Berkeley Community Forum at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Ave. yeahvolunteers@yahoo.com 

“All About Adoption” with Julie Randolf on chosing an agency, sibling relationships, transitioning and other issues at 7 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave. Registration required. 658-7353. www.bananasinc.org 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. J548-0425. 


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.  


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 

Library Board of Trustees meets Wed. Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at South Berkeley Senior Center., Jackie Y. Griffin, 981-6195. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/library 

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti, 981-6740. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/waterfront 

Community Health Commission meets Thurs., Oct. 13, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Kristin Tehrani, 981-5356. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/health 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning?