TUESDAY, OCT. 25
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. at Tilden Nature Area. For information and to register call 525-2233.
Celebrate Halloween with Bats with Maggie Hooper of the Bat Conservation Fund at 6:30 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
Senator Jofn Edwards and Opportunity Rocks at 5:30 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom, MLK, Jr. Student Union, UC Campus. For tickets see www.opportunityrocks.org
“Einstein the Peacenik” with Dr. Lawrence Badash, Professor Emeritus, History of Science, UC Santa Barbara, at 7 p.m. at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater, Berkeley High School. Free, all welcome.
Berkeley High School Site Council meets at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room B in the Admin. Building. On the agenda are Intervention updates (including 10th grade counseling), a discussion of the IB process and timeline and subcommittee sign ups. 525-0124.
Exploring Argentina, a slide presentation with Wayne Bernhardson at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Flu Shots for Berkeley Residents age 60 or over or “high-risk” from 10 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. For information call 981-5300.
“Living with Threes and Fours” with Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner, at 7 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave. Registration required. 658-7353. www.bananasinc.org
“Land Resititution in South Africa” at 4 p.m. in 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 642-8338.
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.
Sing-A-Long from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. 524-9122.
Brainstormer Weekly Pub Quiz every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pyramid Alehouse Brewery, 901 Gilman St. 528-9880.
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26
Flu Shots for Berkeley Residents age 60 or over or “high-risk” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5300.
Berkeley Community Fund Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at H’s Lordships, Berkeley Marina. Tickets are $50. 525-5272. www.berkfund.org
November Election Propostion Review with Phil Hayes of SEIU on Props 73-78 and TURN on Prop 80 at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Berkeley Gray Panthers. 548-9696.
Future of the Supreme Court with Bob Egelko, Legal Affairs Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, at 1 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic. 524-9122.
“Lessons of Katrina” Panel discussion of New California Media’s Multilingual Poll at 4:30 p.m. at 109 Moses Hall, UC Campus. www.ncmonline.com
“Exposing the Imposters: Public Deception & Animal Cruelty at Foster Farms” at 7 p.m. at 200 Wheeler, UC Campus. www.fosterfacts.net
Smoke Detector Safety Day at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. 647-1111, ext. 16.
Walking Tour of Jack London Waterfront Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours
“Girl Trouble” A documentary about three local teenagers in the juvenile justice system at 7 p.m. at Ellen Driscoll Auditorium, Frank Havens Elementary School, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Sponsored by Piedmont Diversity Committee, Piedmont League of Women Voters and DiversityWorks. 835-9227.
Bayswater Book Club meets to discuss “The Lost Christianities” by Bart D. Ehrman at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Coffee Shop, El Cerrito. 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. 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.
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. email@example.com
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 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geo
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Flu Shots for Berkeley Residents age 60 or over or “high-risk” from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5300.
Mario Savio Memorial Lecture with Seymour Hersh on “The Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib” at 7:30 p.m. at MLK Student Union, UC Campus. www.savio.org
“Dick ‘n Dubya” Republican outreach cabaret, at 8 p.m. at Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery 2324 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $10. 841-1898.
Celebrate Hallowe’en at 5:30 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. We’ll read scary stories, sing songs, and enjoy refreshments. 620-6557.
“Night of Terror” An open house on public speaking with the El Cerrito Toastmasters at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane at Ashbury. 860-7906.
“Natural Textiles and Weaving Cooperatives of Southeast Asia” with Rebecca Burgess at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233.
Parent Voices Policy Debate on the ballot propositions for November at 7 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave. Registration required. 658-7353. www.bananasinc.org
Albany Measure A Special Election and Education Funding with Assemblymember Loni Hancock and Alameda County Superintendant of Schools Sheila Jordan at 4 p.m. at Albany High School, outdoor amphitheater in courtyard, corner of Key Route and Thousand Oaks. 282-8577.
“Healing the Trauma of Enslavement” Maafa Awareness Month panel discussion at 7 p.m. at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St. Free and open to the public. 261-8436, ext. 2.
Easy Does It Disability Assitance Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center. All welcome. 845-5513. www.easyland.org
“Choosing and Preparing for a New Dog or Cat” at 7:30 p.m. at dogTec, 5221 Central Ave. #1. 644-0729. www.openpaw.org
Mars Lecture and Telescope Viewing at 7 p.m. at the Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $8. 336-7300. www.chabotspace.org
Democratic World Federalists with Byron Belistos at 7:30 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460.
Holiday Card Stamping Learn how to make greeting cards for the holidays at 10 a.m. at Albany Senior Center. 559-7225.
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. 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
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Reduced City Services Today Call ahead to ensure programs or services you desire will be available. 981-CITY. www.cityofberkeley.info
Sydney B. Mitchell Iris Society Annual Beardless Iris Auction and Sale at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Free. 277-4200.
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Prof. W. Norton Grubb, “Crisis in K-12 Education.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $13.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.
Waterwise Plant Sale through Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755.
“Non-Violent Resistence in Palestine” with Ayed Morrar and Jonathan Pollak at 7 p.m. at AK Press, 674A 23rd St., Oakland. Donation $5. 208-1700.
Activism Series: “Climate Change and The Precautionary Principle” with Tom and Jane Kelly at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship, Cedar at Bonita. Suggested donation $10.
AARP Driver Safety Class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Nov. 4, at Albany Senior Center. Cost is $10. 559-7225.
The Truth About Bats with bat conservationist Maggie Hooper at 7 p.m. at RabbitEars, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free. For school age children. 525-6155.
Lunar Lounge Express, A party under the stars to view the Red planet at 8 p.m. at the Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $15-20. 336-7300. www.chabotspace.org
Day of the Dead Celebration on Solano Ave. Gather at 6:30 p.m. at Solano and Alameda. Bring a photo of those you wish to remember, a candle, flowers or food to feed their souls. 527-5358. www.solanoave.org
Three Beats for Nothing sings early music for fun and practice at 10 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 655-8863.
Cinéma and Dinner at The Alliance Française of Berkeley at 7 p.m. at 2004 Woolsey St. Free, but everybody brings something. 548-7481 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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, OCT. 29
Haunted Halloween Caves at Tilden Nature Center from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with crafts and refreshments at the end. For ages 3 and up. Cost is $3-$5. 525-2233.
Boo at the Zoo A family-friendly Halloween celebration from noon to 4 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo. Free with zoo admission. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org
“Color in the Native Garden Twelve Months a Year” A presentation by Alrie Middlebrook at 1:30 p.m. at Merritt College, Oakland. Presented by Alameda County Master Gardeners. 639-1366. www.middlebrook-gardens.com
Free Compost Give-away by the Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saturday Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way. Bring your own buckets. 548-3333.
“Global Palette of Plants for Waterwise Gardening” a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $40-$45. 643-2755.
Community Service Fair and Open House from noon to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana at Channing. 848-6242.
Mars Mania Costume Party and Mars Viewing at 8 p.m. at Chabot Space and Science Center. Tickets are $13 adults, $9 student and senior. 336-7373. www.chabotspace.org
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Haunted House performance tour at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 6 p.m. at Oakland School for the Arts, 1800 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $5-$7, children under 7 free. 873-8800.
Halloween Bazaar with face painting, children's games, apple bobbing, pumpkins, rummage sale, book sale, food, crafts, and a haunted house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The New School of Berkeley, 1606 Bonita St. at Cedar. 548-9165.
“Gaza Disengagement and the Importance of Equal Rights for Palestinians” with Ilan Pappe, historian and senior lecturer in political science at Haifa University. at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland. Cost is $20.
Village Gathering for African Americans with Disabilities A day of information, resources and suppot at the Cesar Chavez Educational Center, 2825 International Blvd., Oakland. Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by vendor fair to 4 p.m. 547-7322, ext. 15.
InterRacial Sisrterhood Project Conference from 1 to 5 p.m. at Barrows Hall, UC Campus. Cost is $15-$25, includes workshops, entertainment and refreshments. 377-0020.
Walking Tour of Old Oakland around Preservation Park to see Victorian architecture. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of Preservation Park at 13th St. and MLK, Jr. Way. Tour lasts 90 minutes. For reservations call 238-3234.
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.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
Remember to Set Your Clocks Back at 2 a.m.
Pumpkin Carving Bring your own pumpkin and we will get cretive in carving them. From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Autumn Family Day at the Richmond Art Center Pumpkin-carving, mask-making, apple-bobbing and performan-
ces from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 2540 Barrett Ave. at 25th St., Richmond. 620-6772.
Harvest Festival with music, food, activities for all ages, demonstrations, tours of sustainable crop plantings and more, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gill Tract, 1050 San Pablo Ave., Albany. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Urban Roots. 235-5519.
Halloween Street Scare All ages block party with face painting, mask making, pumpkin carving, costume contest, games and food, from noon to 5 p.m. at 23rd and Telegraph, in downtown Oakland. 238-9171. www.rpscollective.com
“Murder Mystery in the Kensington Library” A community participatory event at 2 p.m. at 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 524-3043.
The Slow Life A gathering of Bay Area Simplicity Circles, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Donation $3. Pot luck, call for details. 548-2220, ext. 233. www.meta
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of the South Berkeley Sidewalks led by Ken Duffy with Lincoln Cushing, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $8-$10. For information call 848-0181. www.cityofberkeley.
Women of Color Resource Center Anniversary Celebration with Assemblywoman Karen Bass, at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Rotunda in City Center. 444-2700. www.coloredgirls.org
“From Hillary to Harriet” The Religious Right’s Assault on Our Fundamental Rights at 1 p.m. at the Northbrae Church, 941 The Alameda. Sponsored by the Socrates Fellowship. 843-6798.
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 at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. lmno4p.org
MONDAY, OCT. 31
Halloween at Habitot, a not-too-scary event for infants and toddlers at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. 647-1111, ext. 16.
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.
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 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.
City Council meets Tues., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.
Citizens Budget Review Commission meets Wed., Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7041.
Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Mary Ann Merker, 981-7533.
Disaster Council meets Wed., Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. 981-5502.
Energy Commission meets Wed., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Neal De Snoo, 981-5434.
Planning Commission meets Wed., Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Janet Homrighausen, 981-7484.
Police Review Commission meets Wed. Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Tues. Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Angellique De Cloud, 981-5428.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. ›