Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday June 13, 2006


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 as we circumnavigate Round Top, one of the highest peaks in the Berkeley hills and a center of ancient volcanic activity. From 10 a.m. to noon. To register call 525-2233.  

Civil Liberties Film Series “The Exonerated” followed by a talk with Natasha Minsker, ACLU Death Penalty Project, and Barbara Becnel, co-author with Stanley “Tookie” Williams, at 7 p.m. Richmond Public Library, Madeline F. Whittlesey Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. 620-6561. 

“Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales!” Albany Library Summer Reading Program begins. Children can pick up a game board and instuctions at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Berkeley High School Site Council meets at 4:30 p.m. in Room D218 of the Admin building. The agenda includes 10th grade counseling (SB813), Site Plan Subcommittee report, School Governance Council Proposal. 525-0124. 

Raging Grannies of the East Bay invites new folks to come join us from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St., in Andronico’s mall. 548-9696. 

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. 


Parking and Traffic around Solano Ave. Andronico’s A Community Meeting at 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks School Multi-purpose Room, on Colusa. For information call Councilmember Capitelli, 981-7150. 

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. 

Protect Arroyo Viejo Creek Join a grassroots effort to protect and restore the Arroyo Viejo Creek in Oakland at 6 p.m. at Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center, 7701 Krause Ave., Oakland. 665-3546. 

“Winged Migration” A documentary dedicated to birds and their long-distance flights at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donations of $5 accepted. 

“How to Run a Successful Co-op and the Co-op Movement,” with Lisa Bruzzone and Cathy Goldsmith of The Cheese Board, at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic. All welcome. 524-9122. 

Support the IWW Organizing Drive at Shattuck Cinemas Rally at 4 p.m. at 2230 Shattuck Ave. 925-487-4419.  

East Bay Genealogical Society with Caroline Earhart on her family quilt “My Family’s Road to California” at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference Room of the Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave. Oakland. All welcome. 635-6692. 

Celebrate Flag Day at Habitot by creating a giant community flag from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2065 Kittredge St. Cost is $5-$6. 647-1111. 

“Girl, I’ve Been Through A Lot...” Poetry workshop for girls age 13 to 17 at 4 p.m. at Oakland Public Library, Room 219, 125 14th St. 238-3134. 

Traditional Dances to Reconnect with the Earth at 10:30 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, Albany. Donation requested. 528-2261. 

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. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  

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.  

Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St.  

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. 


Family Day at UC Botanical Garden with hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to noon at 200 Centennial Drive. Cost for one parent and one child is $14-$18. Additional adult or children per family are $7 each. Registration required. 643-2755. 

Embracing Diversity Films “Out of the Shadow” a documentary of a woman with paranoid schizophrenia, at 7 p.m. at Albany High School Library, 603 Key Route Blvd. Please enter through gym doors on Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suitable for children over 12. Free. Discussion follows. 527-1328. 

LeConte Neighborhood Association meets at 7:30 p.m. in the LeConte School Cafeteria, Russell St. entrance. The agenda includes the proposed cell phone antennas at the former Bekins’ Building and Ashby Bart development plans. 843-2602. 

“Oakland Unified School District: A Tale of Two Schools” A discussion of teacher spending gaps and other OUSD issues at the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st Ave. 834-9198. 


Impeachment Banner Fridays at 6:45 to 8 a.m. on the Berkeley Pedestrian bridge between Seabreeze Market and the Berkeley Aquatic Park, ongoing on Fridays until impeachment is realized. www. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with a panel discussion on “Are the Traditional Ethics of Established Religion Outmoded?” 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.  

Conscientious Projector: “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” A documentary film by Alex Gibney at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Donations accepted. 528-5403. 

The Feng Shui of Sacred Land, Sacred Architecture A slide show and talk with Eva Wong at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2288 Fulton St. at Bancroft. Cost is $20 at door. 841-3242. 

Berkeley Chess School classes for students in grades 1-8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A drop-in, rated scholastic tournament follows from 7 to 8 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. 845-1143. 


Downtown Berkeley Visioning Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. at Berkeley High School Library. The public is invited to attend and comment. 981-7487. 

Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations meets with City Manager Phil Kamlarz at 9:15 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sproul Conference Room, 1st Floor, 2727 College Ave. 

Temescal Street Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Telegraph Ave. between 51st and 48th with food from local restaurants, performances, childrens’ activities. 

“A Holistic Approach to Healthy Challenges We All Face” A community converstion on mental health and wellness at The Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland. Free, but registration required. 763-9523. 

Giant Yard and Bake Sale to benefit the animals of the Berkeley Animal Shelter, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1257 Hopkins St. 

KPFA Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the KPFA parking lot on Berkeley Way at Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 

Dog Wash Benefit to raise funds for spay/neuter programs in Contra Costa County, from noon to 4 p.m. at RabbitEARS Adoption Store, 303 Arlington Ave., behind ACE Hardware, Kensington. 525-6155. 

Don’t be Rattled Learn the myths and facts about rattlesnakes at 10:30 a.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. 

Berkeley Garden Club Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 547 Grizzly Peak Blvd, top of Euclid. 524-7296. 

Juneteeth Celebration in Richmond from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nicholl Park, MacDonald Ave. and 32nd St. Sponsored by the National Brotherhood Alliance and the City of Richmond. 620-6516. 

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. 

African American Women’s Health A community forum on a holistic approach to health and other issues, with speakers, resources and local service providers, from noon to 5 p.m. at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Ave. Free, but RSVP’s appreciated. 763-9523. 

West Stege Marsh Restoration Volunteers are needed to assist with the on-going effort to restore a portion of West Stege marsh, its surrounding uplands, and adjacent grassland, on UC’s Richmond Field Station, from 9 a.m. to noon. To register and for directions call. 665-3689. 

“Towards an Sustainable Oakland” with Mose Durst, senior director of the Global Economics Action Institute, at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Ave. 597-5017. 

Pre-School Storytime for 3-5 year olds at 11 a.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., through June 22. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

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. 

Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755.  

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. 


Juneteenth Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adeline and Alcatraz. 655-8008. 

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on board The Red Oak Victory Ship in Richmond harbor, 1337 Canal Blvd. Take HY 580 and exit at Canal Blvd. Cost is $6, children under 5 free. A tour of the ship is included. 237-2933. 

Father’s Day Dragon Boat Adventure from 9 a.m. to noon at the Berkeley Marina. Sign up to ride in a Chinese river boat. Cost is $25, free to Save the Bay members. 452-9261 ext. 109.  

Name that Snake Learn to identify the snakes that live in your backyard and local parks at 12:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Free Hands-on Bicycle Clinic Learn how to repair a flat, from 10 to 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Bike Tour of Oakland Explore Oakland and learn about its incredible history its visionaries and scoundrels—who were often the same people. The leisurely two-hour tours are about five miles long, with no hills. Meet at 10 a.m. at the 10th St. entrance of the Oakland Museum of California. Participants must be over twelve years old and provide their own bikes, helmets and repair kits. Free, but reservations required. 238-3514. 

“Come Spot Come” Teach your dog to come when called, no matter what the distraction, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Grace North Church, 2128 Cedar St. Cost is $35, registration required. 849-9323. 

Tree Identification Walk Take a short walk around and learn about some of our native nad non-native trees at 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712.  

Sunday Summer Forum: Towards a More Just World with Loni Hancock, State Assemblymember on Reforming Campaing Financing, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Jack Petranker on “Finding Comfort and Ease: Meditation for a Balanced Life” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


“How to Rearrange Your Life to Drive Less” Learn about CityCarShare, telecommuting, living close to work, and more at 5 p.m. at Biofuel Oasis, 2465 4th St., at Dwight. Donations accepted. 665-5509. 

“Stop the Bombing at the Nevada Test Site” Learn about the issues at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Cost is $5-$20. 665-5509. 

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


City Council meets Tues., June 13, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.  

Commission on Disability meets Wed., June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Don Brown, 981-6346. TDD: 981-6345.  

Homeless Commission meets Wed., June 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. J981-5426.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., June 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. J981-7484.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed., June 14, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.  

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., June 14, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. 981-6740.  

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7415. 

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., June 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7000.  

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., June 15, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.