TUESDAY, JULY 11
Tuesday is for the Birds A tranquil early morning walk through the park. Meet at 7 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center. Bring water, sunscreen binoculars and a snack. 525-2233.
Moe’s Bookstore 47th Birthday Party Celebrate with this independent bookstore on Telegraph at noon at 2476 Telegraph Ave. 849-2087.
Rally to Save Berkeley Housing Authority at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of Old City Hall, 2134 MLK. 843-6591.
Civil Liberties Fim Series “Religious Freedom” followed by a talk by Rev. Phil Lawson, Greater Richmond Interfaith Project, at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza. Free. 620-6561.
Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
“How to See Your Health: A talk on diagnostic techniques in Chinese medicine at 7:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.
Raging Grannies of the East Bay invites new folks to join us from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to sing and have fun at Berkeley Gray Panthers office, 1403 Addison St.548-9696.
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. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
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.
“Five Factories: Workers Control in Venezuela” a documentary at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. “Stories from an American Mill” will also be shown. Donations of $5 accepted.
“Spirit of the Rainforest” An introduction to wild animals for children at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 6833 International Blvd. 615-5728.
“Uncommon Conifers” A twilight tour at 5:30 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $8-$12. Registration required. 643-2755.
Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Seevak at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720.
Sleep Seminar at 7 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration required. 465-2524.
Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. 548-9840.
THURSDAY, JULY 13
Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll study butterflies from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park.Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
Insect Discovery Lab Learn to appreciate insects and nature by meeting giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, whip scorpions and others at 2 p.m. at the Montclair Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 1687 Mountain Blvd. 482-7810.
Richmond Southeast Shoreline Area Community Advisory Group meets to discuss the cleanup at the Zeneca/Stauffer Cemical site, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bermuda Room, Richmond Convention Center, 403 Civic Center Plaza at Nevin and 25th Sts., Richmond. 540-3923.
“Understanding Chinese Herbal Prescriptions” A talk at 7:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.
Historical & Current Times Book Group meets on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1249 Marin Ave. 548-4517.
FRIDAY, JULY 14
Impeachment Banner Fridays at 6:45 to 8 a.m. on the Berkeley Pedestrian bridge between Seabreeze Market and the Berkeley Aquatic Park, ongoing until impeachment is realized. www. Impeachbush-cheney.com
Tilden Tots A nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We will study buterflies from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684.
Bastille Day Ball with Baguette Quartette at 9 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Waltz classes at 7 p.m. Cost is $10-$20. www.baguettequartette.org
Bastille Day for Children with stories and activities celebrating Frech Independence Day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Habitot Children’s Museum, 2065 Kittredge St. Free. 647-1111.
Stagebridge Story Workshop with local storytellers on Fridays in July from 10 a.m. to noon at Arts First Oakland Center, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland. Bring a bag lunch. Cost is $10 per workshop, or $25 for the series. 444-4755. www.stagebridge.org
East Bay Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference Room of the Family History Center at 4766 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. The speaker will be Lisa Lee, President of the California Alliance of Genealogical Societies. 635-6692.
Kol Hadash Family Pot Luck at 6 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. RSVP with food choice to firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, JULY 15
César Chávez Celebration with cultural performances, speakers and informational tables, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. 548-3333.
Fresh Tracks: Natural and Cultural History of Tilden Park Walk the watershed from creek to ridge, on a sometimes steep 2.5 mile loop hike, follewed by lunch provided by Wente Restaurant. Coat is $20-$32. Registration required. 636-1684.
Help Restore Cerrito Creek from 10 a.m. to noon. Wear shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Meet at Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara St., El Cerrito, just north of Albany Hill. All ages welcome; light or heavy tasks. 848-9358. www.fivecreeks.org
Wetlands Restoration in Oakland Volunteers needed to tend to the native wetland plants by removing non-native plants, collecting native plant seeds and helping with site monitoring and continuing shoreline clean-up, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. RSVP to 452-9261 ext. 109. www.savesfbay.org/bayevents
California Historical Radio Society “Live! At KRE” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the old KRE radio station building near Aquatic Park. Cost is $5, children under 12, free. For directions see www.
62nd Anniversary of the Port Chicago Explosion Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Concord Naval Weapons Station. RSVP required for shuttle service leaving at 9 a.m. from the parking lot by the Weapons Station’s main gate on Port Chicago Hwy. 925-838-0249.
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.
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. For reservations, call 238-3234.
Oakland Heritage Walking Tour of Uptown Art Deco from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in from of the Mary Bowles building, 1718 Tlelgraph Ave. Cost is $5-$15. 763-9218.
Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale including children’s books, magazines, records, DVDs and a special “treasure hunt” section, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. For more information, or to volunteer for the sale, call 526-3720, ext. 16.
Building Healthy Communities Through Food A community workshop on increasing access to healthy foods and making change in our communities, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at EcoVillage Farm Learning Center, 21 Laurel Lane, Richmond. For directions see www.ecovillagefarm.org/directions.htm 310-822-5410.
Produce Stand at Spiral Gardens Food Security Project from 1 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon St.
Non-Ansethetic Teeth Cleaning for Dogs and Cats from noon to 4 p.m. at RabbitEARS, 303 Arlington Ave. behind ACE Hardware. For an appointment call 525-6155.
Create Habitat By the Bay Join our restoration project on the south Richmond shoreline near the Bay Trail, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments are provided. Youth under 18 need signed permission from a parent or guardian. To register call 665-3689. www.thewatershedproject.org
Bay Street Arts and Music Festival Sat. and Sun. from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bay Street, Emeryville. www.baystreetemeryville.com
“California Wild” An introduction to wild animals for children at 10:15 a.m. at the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave. 597-5023.
Seminar on C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” Envisioning Christian Concepts from the Novel with Margaret McBride Horwitz, Professor of Literature, New College, Berkeley, from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 4000 Redwood Rd., Room 103, Oakland. www.lewissociety.org
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 16
Breakfast Aboard the Red Oak Victory Ship from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Berth 6, 1337 Canal Blvd., Richmond. Cost is $6, children under 6 free. 237-2933.
San Francisco Mime Troupe “Godfellas” at 2 p.m. at Lakeside Park, Lakeside Drive at Lake Merrit, Oakland. www.sfmt.org
Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at Willard Middle School, on Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 526-7377.
Dynamite History Walk in Point Pinole Discover the park preserved by dynamite on a flat easy-paced 3 mile walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Registration required. 525-2233.
Bike Tour of Oakland Explore Oakland on a leisurely two-hour tour. 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.
Oakland Heritage Walking Tour of Oakland’s Cable Railways from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the former Cox Cadillac Showroom, 2500 Harrison St. at Bay Place. Cost is $5-$15. 763-9218.
East Bay Atheists with David Seaborg on “Global Warming: The Most Important Issue of the 21st Century” at 1:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 3rd flr meeting room, 2090 Kittredge St. 222-7580.
Health Care for All Californians A presentation on SB 840 by Karen Arnstead at 1 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. http://healthcareforall.org
Pool Party Open House with free swimming, live music, and demonstrations of synchronized swimming, diving and stroke techniques, and a pot luck BBQ, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the King School, Hopkins and Colusa. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley and United Pool Council. 548-9050.
New Farmers’ Market in Kensington, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the parking lot behind ACE Hardware at 303 Arlington Ave. at Amherst. 528-4346.
Summer Sunday Forum: Millenium Development Group of the UN Association with Enra Rahmanoie at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306.
Treating Allergies Naturally at noon at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.
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
Tibetan Buddhism with Joleen Vries on “The Nyingma Mandala in the West” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.
MONDAY, JULY 17
“Access is Everything: If it is public information, why can’t we get to it?” with Dan Noyes, Center for Investigative Reporting, Barbara Newcombe, author of Paper Trails, and Barbara Snider, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6107, 548-1240 (TTY).
Center for Independent Living Relationship Workshop on family planning for disabled youth age 14-22 at 3 p.m. at 2539 Telegraph Ave. Registration required. 841-4776 ext. 128 or email email@example.com
East Bay Vivarium An introduction to insects, lizards, amphibians and reptiles at 7 p.m. at the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave. 597-5023.
World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60+ years old meets at 10:15 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Cost is $3. 524-9122.
Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tilden Room, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To make an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
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.
Stress Less Seminar at 7 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration required. 465-2524.
Energy Saving Program for Residents CYES is running its 7th annual summer program, providing direct-installation of CFLs, retractable clotheslines, showerheads, and more. This year they have also received funding to provide attic insulation at approximately 75% off the retail price. Services available in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond. Free. 665-1501.
Medical Care for Your Pet at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society low-cost veterinary clinic. 2700 Ninth St. For appointments call 845-3633. www.berkeleyhumane.org
City Council meets Tues., July 11, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.
Homeless Commission meets Wed., July 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426.
Planning Commission meets Wed., July 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Janet Homrighausen, 981-7484.
Police Review Commission meets Wed., July 12, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs. July 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5428.
Community Health Commission meets Thurs., July 13, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5356.
West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., July 13, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., July 13, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.