Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday June 16, 2006


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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 and non-native trees at 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Acupuncture for Seniors offered by Elder Well from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2880 Sacramento. Cost is $5-$35. Appointments required. 704-0593. 

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. 


Tuesday Twighlights Enjoy a stunning sunset and a five-mile hike over varied terrain. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon meadow staging area, Redwood Regional Park. Bring a jacket, water and a flashlight. 525-2233. 

Berkeley East-Bay Humane Society Blood Drive for the American Red Cross at 9th and Carleton. To schedule an appointment see (sponsor code HUMANESOCIETY) or call 1-800-448-3543. 

Introduction to Storytelling Class meets Tues. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks at Arts First Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland. Cost is $20 for the series. To register call 444-4755. 

Stress Less Seminar at 7 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration required. 465-2524. 

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. 

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. We always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Summer Solstice Gathering at 7:30 p.m. at the Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park Berkeley Marina. Bring your questions about the workings of sun, earth and moon, and the meaning of the seasons. Workshop led by Tory Brady, Exploratorium Teacher Institute. 

“Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States” with Gary Younge, columnist for the London Guardian, at 6 p.m. at Oakland Public Library, AMHL Dept., 125 14th St. 238-3134. 

“The Corporation” award-winning documentary by Mark Achbar on the rise of the dominant institution of our time, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donations of $5 accepted. 

Diversity Film “Raising Teens” A documentary about teens of gay parents at 6:30 p.m. followed by discussion at Ellen Driscoll Auditorium, Frank Havens School, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Free. 655-5552. 

“Is Iran Next?” with Ali Mirabdal of Iranian-American Community of Northern California at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Gray Panthers Office, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696.  

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. 


“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. 

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. 

“Hormone Disruptors: Is your environment making you ill?” at 7 p.m. at The Teleosis Institute, 1521 5th St., Upstairs Unit B. Cost is $5-$10. Reservations required. 558-7285. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides 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.  

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


Landmarks Preservation Ordinance Porposed Revisions will be discussed at a special meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484. 

Summer Solstice for Children Make musical instruments, paint with fairy dust, play games, dance, sing, and listen to stories from 3 to 7 p.m. at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. 647-1111. 

Easy Does It Disability Assistance meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1744A University Ave., behind the Lutheran Church. 845-5513. 

“Good Green Kitchens” with author Jennifer Roberts at 7:30 p.m. at Builders Booksource, 1817 Fourth St. 800-843-2028. 

Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness with Estelle Frankel at 7:30 p.m. at BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $10-$20. 465-3935. 

“Veterans Benefits for Assisted Living” an informational presentation at 2 p.m. at The Berkshire, 2235 Sacramento St. 841-4844. 

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.  


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets June 19, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113.  

City Council meets Tues., June 20, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.  

Berkeley Unified School Board meets Wed., June 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Mark Coplan 644-6320. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., June 21, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601.  

Commission on Aging meets Wed., June 21, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344.  

Downtown Area Plan Advisory Commission meets Wed. June 21, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7487. 

Library Board of Trustees meets Wed., June 21, at 7 p.m. at South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6195.  

Landmarks Preservation Commission Special Meeting to discuss proposed revisions to the Landmarks Preservation Ordinance, Thurs. June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484. 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 22, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.