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 French 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
Kol Hadash Family Pot Luck at 6 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. RSVP with food choice to email@example.com
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.
Fire Operations 101 The public is invited to observe Fire Dept. trainings from 1 to 4:30 p.m. across from the Double Tree, 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley Marina.
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, followed by lunch provided by Wente Restaurant. Cost 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.
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 Telegraph 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
TUESDAY, JULY 18
Angels in the Wilderness with author and wilderness survivor Amy Racina at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation at 6 p.m. For information call 594-5165.
“Long-Term Health Care Insurance” with Phil Epstein from HICAP at 1 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190.
“Trigger Point, Spray and Stretch Therapies” a video at noon at the Maffley Auditorium, Herrick Campus, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 2001 Dwight Way. 644-3273.
Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
Discussion Salon on Global Warming: Have We Passed the Tipping Point Or Will Technology Save Us At The Last Minute? at 7 p.m. at 1414 Walnut by Rose.
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. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
Walking Tour of Old Oakland “New Era/New Politics” highlights African-American leaders who have made their mark on Oakland. Meet at 10 a.m. at the African American Museum and Library at 659 14th St. 238-3234.
Blood on the Border Readings Commemorating the Sandinista Revolution at 7 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 595-7417.
Spanish Revolution Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. at AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd. St., Oakland. 208-1700.
Labor Fest: Four Short Films on unions around the world at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5.
Read with Berkeley Free copies of “Funny in Farsi” by Firoozeh Dumas will be given away at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Public Libraries, for a community reading project. First come, first served. 981-6139.
Red Cross Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at BART/MTC Metro Center Auditorium, 101 Eighth St., Oakland. To make an appointment call 464-6237.
Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome. 548-9840.
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.
Sleep Seminar at 7 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration required. 465-2524.
JumpStart Networking Share information with other entrepreneurs at 8 p.m. at A’Cuppa Tea, 3202 College Ave. at Alcatraz. Cos tis $10. 652-4532.
Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. 848-1704.
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Family Fun in the Garden for ages 5 and up accompanied by an adult, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $14-$18 for one adult and child. Registration required. 643-2755.
Transportation Needs in South/West Berkeley Community meeting to identify priority needs at 7 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. 981-5170.
The MGO Democratic Club will discuss the possible sale of OUSD property and future governance of the District after the departure of State Administrator Randolph Ward at 7 p.m. at 110 41st St., Oakland. 531-6843. www.mgoclub.org
Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club will discuss the role of food in Brian Jacques’ Redwall series, at 4 p.m. at Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue. 981-6133.
“Wanki Lupia Nani: The Children of the River” A documentary on Nicaragua, 1985-1988, at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center.
Simplicty Forum with Alex Goldman on “Focusing First on the Inside” at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
“Full Moon Feast” with food activist Jessica Parker at 7:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.
Avatar Metaphysical Toastmasters Club meets at 6:45 p.m. at Spud’s Pizza, 3290 Adeline at Alcatraz. Free, all are welcome. email@example.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.
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.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon., July 17, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113.
City Council meets Tues., July 18, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., July 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601.
Commission on Aging meets Wed., July 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344.
Commission on Labor meets Wed.,July 19, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Delfina M. Geiken, 981-7550.
Design Review Committee meets Thurs., July 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415.
Downtown Area Plan Advisory Commission meets Wed., July 19, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7487.
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., July 19, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Kristen Lee, 981-5427.
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., July 19, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Kristen Lee, 981-5427.
Transportation Commission meets Thurs., July 20, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.
School Board meets Wed., June 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. 644-6320.