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Berkeley This Week

Friday November 25, 2005


Demonstration at “The Dead Mall,” Bay Street Emeryville built on the Ohlone burial ground, from noon to 6 p.m. 841-8562. 

“Native Americans and Thanksgiving” with Zachary Running Wolf and Thunder at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Suggested donation $10. 528-5403.  

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 


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. 636-1684. 

Women of Color Arts and Crafts Show from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at La Penna Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. 

“Playing With Fire” Berkeley Potters Guild Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 731 Jones St. at Fourth St. www.berkeleypotters.com 

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios Sat. and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a map of locations see www.berkeleyartisans.com 

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. 

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. 


Turkey “Trot” Come to the Little Farm in Tilden Park at 1 p.m. to see the resident turkeys, then enjoy a brisk walk to explore seasonal changes. 525-2233. 

“Back to the Land” A benefit for City Slicker Farms, backyard organic gardens in West Oakland, with music by Sweet Briar, Joel Robinow and Texas Ben, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mama Buzz Cafe, 2318 Telegraph Ave. Donation $5-$15. 763-4241. 

“Mayan Women Speak Out” Members of the Jolom Mayaetik Mayan weavers cooperative from Chiapas, Mexico will show slides and discuss the work of the cooperative and the challenges that face indigenous women in Mexico, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. 644-6893. 

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. 

Bay Area Vintage Base Ball League Meet members of the League, and learn the rules and customs of the games as it was played in Oakland in 1886, at noon at Oakland Museum of California, Tenth and Oak Sts. 238-2200. www.museumca.org 

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 


Daniel Ellsberg and Norman Solomon in Pen West’s annual Freedom to Write evening at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com 

“When Bodies Remember: Surviving in South Africa” Colloquium at noon in the Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall, UC Campus. 642-3391. 

Kensington Library Book Club meets to discuss Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything is Illuminated” at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 534-3043.  

Sing-A-Long from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. 524-9122.  

Beginning Bridge Lessons at 11:10 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Cost is $1. 524-9122. 

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. 


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.  

Birdwalk on the MLK Shoreline from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to see the shorebirds here for the winter. Beginnners welcome, binoculars available for loan. 525-2233. 

Women’s Snowshoe Workshop, covering all the essentials fro getting started in the sport at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

20th Anniversary of Star Alliance at 5:30 p.m. at Taste of the Himalayas, 1700 Shattuck Ave. With food, music, traditional Nepalese youth dancing, and a Sing-A-Long. Tickets are $20 at the door. 848-1818. 

Flu Shots for Berkeley Residents age 60 or over or “high-risk” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Health Clinic, 830 University Ave. For information call 981-5300. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

“AIDS and the Mbeki Controversy” at 3:30 p.m. at 155 Kroeber Hall, UC Campus. 642-3391. 

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. 

Free Handbuilding Ceramics Class 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John’s Senior Center, 2727 College Ave. Materials and firing charges not included. 525-5497. 

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

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation at 7 p.m. at the Dzalandhara Buddhist Center in Berkeley. Cost is $7-$10. Call for directions. 559-8183. www.kadampas.org 

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. 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. Judy Kuften, gerontologist, will speak on issues in aging. We always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 

“Ask the Social Worker” free consultations for older adults and their families from 10 a.m. to noon at BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. To schedule an appointment call 558-7800, ext. 716. 


“Elephants of Northwestern Namibia” with Dr. Keith Leggett at 6:30 p.m. at the Marian Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland. Cost is $10-$20. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org 

Berkeley Gray Panthers “Drugs Under Medicare” with representatives from Social Security, Kaiser and HiCAP at 1:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center. 548-9696. 

“The Shift to China: Sweatshops, Labor Rights, and Wal-Mart” with Prof. Brad DeLong and Dara O’Rourke at 5:45 p.m. at Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffitt Library, UC Campus. fsm-info@library.berkeley.edu 

“James McGregor, One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China” A colloquium at noon at IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Floor. 642-2809. 

“The Veil of Beta” a documentary of a 88-year old indigenious woman opposing a dam project in Chile, at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Free, donations of $5 accepted. 393-5685.  

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Action St. 841-2174.  

Healthy Eating Habits A seminar with hypnosis at 6:30 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave., Oakland. Registration required. 465-2524. 

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. Heavy rain cancels. 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 

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 



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. 



An Evening of Solidarity with the Zapatistas with music by the La Peña Community Chorus, slides from EZLN’s Other Campaign and holiday gifts, at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña. Donation $7-$15. Benefits Zapatista Autonomous Health Care. 654-9587. 

Luna Fest Films by, for and about women, at 6:30 p.m. at 145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $5-$7. crystal435@yahoo.com 

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 


We Give Thanks Month Dine at a participating restaurant, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Berkeley Food and Housing. Restaurants include Bendean, Poulet, Rose Garden Inn, La Note, Skates on the Bay and Oliveto’s. www.bfhp.org 

Warm Coat Drive Donate a coat for distribution in the community, at Bay St., Emeryville. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts. www.onewarmcoat.org 


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. Nov. 28, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

Solid Waste Management Commission Mon., Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. Tania Levy, 981-6368.  

City Council meets Tues., Nov. 29 at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.