Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 07, 2006


Community Rally to Stop the Ashby BART Grant at 6:15 on the steps of Old City Hall, before the City Council meeting. 

“Hard Ball on Holy Ground” The Religious and Secular Right’s Attack on Progressive Churches with Andrew J.Weaver at 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 524-2921. 

Kalimba Interactive Assembly with Carl Winters on the African thumb piano, in celebration of Black History Month at 10 a.m. at the Oakland Public Library, West Oakland Branch, 1801 Adeline St. and at 1 p.m. at the Temescal Branch, 5205 Telegraph Ave. All ages welcome. 238-7352. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

“Sankofa” A showing of the Black independent film at 6 p.m. at Merritt College, Building A, Room 218.  

“The Conflict Between Lions and Humans: Is Peace Possible in Africa?” with researcher Dr. Laurence Frank at 6:30 p.m. at the Marian Zimmer Auditorium, lower park entrance, Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd., in Knowland Park, Oakland. Cost is $12-$20. 632-9525 ext. 122.  

Introduction to Conscious Parenting If you have ever wondered about new ways of parenting, or struggled with things not going how you expected, come and find relief, community, and a host of new tools at 7:30 p.m. at Epic Arts, 1923 Ashby near Ashby BART. 415-312-1830. 

Turn Stress into Success Workshop at 7:30 p.m. at Creating Harmony Institute, Atrium Plaza, 828 San Pablo Ave. Suite 115B, Albany. Free but registration required. 526-1559. 

Paris & Provence with photographic adventure guide Don Lyon at 7 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. 654-1548.  

Berkeley Salon Discussion Group meets to discuss Love and Sex in the 21st Century from 7 to 9 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 601-6690. 

California Shakespeare Summer Theater Camp Open House to meet with potential campers and their families from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cal Shakes Rehearsal Hall, 701 Heinz Ave. 548-3422 ext. 127. 

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

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. 525-5497. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830. 


Richmond Southeast Shoreline Community Advisory Group Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Richmond Convention Center, Bermuda Room, 403 Civic Center Plaza at Nevin and 25th Sts. 540-3923. 

Presentation about the Albany Shoreline and the Citizens’ Planning Initiative to Protect Albany’s Shoreline with Robert Cheasty, president of Citizens for East Shore Parks and former Mayor of Albany at 10:30 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany. 558-9639. 

“African American Health Awareness 2006” A cummunity forum at 10 a.m. at African Methodist Episcopal Church, 530 37th St., Oakland. 444-9655. 

Lead-Safety for Remodeling, Repair and Painting of older homes. A HUD & EPA approved class held in Oakland from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register, call Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 567-8280. 

“The Rebirth of Environ- 

mentalism” with George Lakoff and Mark Danner at 7:30 p.m. at Buttner Auditorium, College Prep School, 6100 Broadway. Tickets are $5-$10 at the door. 339-7726.  

Rhoda Goldman Lecture in Health Policy “A Conversation with Robert Klein” at 7:30 p.m. at Chevron Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., UC Campus. 642-4670. 

Film Series on 9/11: “The Great Conspiracy” at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. Oakland. Free, but donations of $5 accepted. 

“Indigenous Peoples And Diabetes: Community Empowerment And Wellness” edited by Mariana Ferreira and Gretchen Lang, book release at 5:30 p.m. at University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way. 548-0585. 

East Bay Genealogical Society Robert Lindquist will about the Swedish immigration at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference Room of the Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave. Oakland. 635-6692. 

Poetry Writing Workshop, led by Alison Seevak, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library ,1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at USDA, 800 Buchanan St., Albany. To schedule an appointment, call Steven at 559-6188.  

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton 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. 

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. 

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. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. 


Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll search for our amphibian friends, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

“Grandma’s Hands” A Black History Month celebration by the fifth graders at Oxford Elementary School at 9 a.m. at 1130 Oxford St. Also on Fri. at 10:30 a.m. at Jefferson Elementary School. 644-6300. 

“Can the US be a Global Good Neighbor” Panel discussion with Ann Wright, Tom Barry, John Gershman, Laura Carlsen, Stephen Zunes, and Conn Hallinan at 7 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Donations suggested. Sponsored by The International Relations Center. 849-2568. 

“North Koreans Beyond the Border” Four UCB Journalism students report about their travels to South Korea and Northern China where they met North Korean migrants and defectors, at 5:30 p.m. at North Gate Hall Library, UC CAmpus. 

East Bay Mac Users Group meets at 6 p.m. at Expression College for Digital Arts, 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville Learn how to sync your Mac to almost any PDA or handheld. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at MLK Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVELIFE. 

Lead Funding Info Meeting for Landlords to learn about financial assistance to reduce lead hazards at 6 p.m. at Oakland Housing Authority, 1619 Harrison. Free, presented by Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 567-8280. 

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. 


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Michael Perleman, international financier. 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.  

Memorial Service for Jean Siri at 11 a.m. at the Miller-Knox Shoreline, Dornan Drive, Pt. Richmond. For infromation call the East Bay Regional Parks District at 544-2206. 

“Building with Nature: Inspiration for the Arts & Crafts Home” with Leslie M. Freudenheim at 7:30 p.m. at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way at Bowditch. Tickets are $15. Sponsored by the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. 841-2242. 

“Whooping Cranes: Recovering from the Brink of Extinction” with Dr. George Archibald, Co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, at 7:30 p.m. at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, corner of 9th Ave/Lincoln Way, San Francisco. Sponsored by The Golden Gate Audubon Society, Berkeley. 843-2222.  

Womansong Circle An evening of participatory singing for women at 6:45 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. DOnation $10-$20. 525-7082. 

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

Berkeley Chess School classes for students in grades 1-8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1581 LeRoy Ave., room 17. 843-0150. 

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, 845-1143. 


Toddler Nature Walk for 2-3 year olds. We’ll look for our salamander friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Kid’s Garden Club for ages 7-12 to explore the world of gardening, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 636-1684. 

War Tax Resistance Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at 3122 Shattuck Ave. Sponsored by Northern California War Tax Resistance. 843-9877. 

Energy Efficiency Workshop for your home, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Truitt and White Conference Room, 1817 Second St. Free, but registration required. 649-2674. 

Open Conference on the Electoral Crisis on the failures of the “two party system” at 2 p.m. at Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby St. 

East Bay Impeach Bush Group meets at 5 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 527-9584. 

“Women in Ancient Arabia” a visual presentation by Max Dashu, at 7:30 p.m. at Change Makers, 6536 Telegraph Ave., near Alcatraz, Oakland. Cost is $10-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away. 415-561-7752. 

Solo Sierrans Sunset Walk at the Emeryville Marina Meet at 3:30 p.m. on the west side of Chevy’s Restaurant. Rain cancels. 234-8949. 

The Rotary Club of Albany Second Annual Celebration, “Service Above Self” at 7:30 p.m. at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. Tickets are $20. 558-1534. 

Lead-Safe Painting & Remodeling Free class to learn about lead safe renovations for your older home at 10 a.m. at the Eastmont Branch Library 7200 Bancroft Ave #211, Oakland. Presented by Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 567-8280. 

Bridging the Gap Conference with hip hop historian, and community activist Davey D and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the UC Campus. Free and open to all ages. Benefit for the Graduate Minority Students’ Project. 642-2876, ext. 4. 

Sistaz N Motion, helping women start their own business, meets at 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Crescent Park Multi-Cultural Family Resource Center, 5004 Hartnett Ave., Richmond. Cost is $10 for non-members. Please RSVP to 

Make a Valentine Workshop with Adria McCuaig from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free for all ages. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Love Mission to Mars A simulated space mission to share with your Valentine at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. at Chabot Space and Science Center. Also on Sun. at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per couple. 336-7373. 

The Great War Society meets to discuss “General George C. Marshall, Organizer of Victory” at 10:30 a.m. at 640 Arlington Ave. 527-7118. 

“Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination” Discussion led by Led by Dr. Naomi Seidman, at 2 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Registration is recommended. 524-3043. 

Small Business Seminar on Market Analysis at 9 a.m. at Vista College, 2075 Allston Way. Cost is $26. To register see 

“Self Image/God Image” Writing workshop for believers and doubters with Beth Glick-Rieman from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Donation $40. Bring a bag lunch. To register, call 524-2858. 

“Scars of War/Wounds of Peace” with Shlomo Ben-Ami, fromer Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $5. 839-2900, ext. 253. 

Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds at 11 a.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

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. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Jack van der Meulen on Opening the Heart Yoga from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. Cost is $80, registration required. 843-6812.  


Reptile Rendevous Meet the resident reptiles of the Tilden Nature Center from 11 a.m. to noon at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Waste Not, Want Not A recycling adventure for 8-12 year olds from 1 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Green Sunday: Why Three Alameda County Greens are running for state-wide office at 5 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. 

Mending Bee and Repair-a-thon Bring your latest repair project, share skills and materials, and watch a slideshow by local artists of their recent small and largescale repair projects. From 4 to 7 p.m. at Rock Paper Scissors Gallery, 2278 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $5-$10. 238-9171. 

Love, Kisses, Wills, Trusts Get your legal affairs in order. Open forum discussion and private consultations from 9 a.m. to noon at Chapel of the Chimes, 449 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Free. 228-3207. 

Celebrate Black History Month with interactive storytelling and jazz from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. Nubia at 1 p.m., Derique the Clown at 3 p.m. Free. 647-1111.  

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. 

Jewish Holiday of the Trees and support Rabbis for Human Rights at 5:30 p.m. at Berkeley/Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $10. RSVP to 415-789-7685.  

Family Film Sunday Series “101 Dalmations” at 11 a.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave. Tickets are $5. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732.  

Tibetan Buddhism with JSylvia Gretchen on the Buddhist writings of Longchenpa at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


Sweatshop Workers Speak Phannara Duangdej from Thailand, Branice Linugu Musavi from Kenya and Siti Malika from Indonesia, speak of their experiences working in the global garment industry at 6 p.m. at FSM Café at Moffitt Library, UC Campus. 760-519-7725. 

“The Global Class War” with author Jeff Faux, founding president of the Economic Policy Institute, and a critic of pro-business free-trade, at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave. 486-0698. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

Free Business Loan and Business Plan Writing Boot Camp Mon. and Fri. from 9 a.m. to noon at 519 17th St., 2nd Floor, Ste. 200, Oakland, through March 31. 395-6003. 

World Affairs Discussion Group for seniors at 10:15 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $2.50.  

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. 

Introduction to Meditation at 6:45 p.m. at Bay Zen Center, 315 Alcatraz near College Ave. Suggested donation $10. Advance registration required. 596-3087. 

Spice Up Your Love Life A workshop with Dot Claire at 7 p.m. at Unity of Berkeley, 2075 Eunice St. Cost is $27. 925-287-9594.  


“Sprout Hope” Half-Pint Library Book Drive to benefit the library at Children’s Hospital, Oakland, is looking to register schools in the book drive. To register see 

Free Tax Help—United Way’s Earn it! Keep It! Save It! program provides free filing assistance to households that earned less than $38,000 in 2005. To find a free tax site near you, call 800-358-8832 or visit 

Albany Library Free Drop-in Homework Help for students in third through fifth grades, Mon. - Thurs. from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Emphasis is placed on math and writing skills. No registration is required. 526-3720, ext. 17. 


City Council meets Tues., Feb. 7, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Feb. 8,, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426.  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. r