TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
Tuesday is for the Birds A tranquil early morning walk through Kennedy Grove. Bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and a snack. Call for meeting place. 525-2233.
“Get Out More: Tips from Backpacker Magazine” at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
“Islamic Responses to Current World Issues” with Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, at 7 p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center, 1433 Madison St., Oakland. Cost is $10-$15. 832-7600.
American Red Cross Blood Services is holding a volunteer orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. in Oakland. Help support the more than 40 blood drives held each month all over the East Bay. For more information call 594-5165.
Discussion Salon on Parmaceutical and Alternative Medicine 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. In case of questionable weather, call around 8 a.m. 215-7672, 524-9992.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your digital images, slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
Introduction to Urban Permaculture Hear and see local permaculture designers from the Ecological Division of Merritt College’s Landscape Horticulture Department discuss what is possible in a city, at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220.
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. For reservations call 238-3234.
Religion and the Contemporary World Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center, 1433 Madison St., Oakland. Speakers include Drs. Huston Smith, Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Khaled Abou el Fadl. Cost is $25-$50. 832-7600.
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 provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.
JumpStart Networking Share information with other entrepreneurs at 8 p.m. at A’Cuppa Tea, 3202 College Ave. at Alcatraz. Cost is $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.
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Family Fun Night at Tilden Park includes presentations by naturalists and arts and crafts projects for the whole family. At 6 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233.
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.
Avatar Metaphysical Toastmasters Club meets from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Spud's Pizza, 3290 Adeline at Alcatraz.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
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. Impeachbush-cheney.com
Friends of African Film Mama Africa Series will show three films of modern Africa by women film makers at 7:30 p.m. at 464 Van Buren, at Euclid, Oakland. email@example.com
Conscientious Projector Series “A Case of Reasonable Doubt” on Mumia Abu- Jamal, capital punishment and the prison-industrial complex at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. Donations welcome. 528-5403
Impeachapalooza Open Mic at 7 p.m. at Mediterraneum Cafe, 2475 Telegraph. Donation $5-$20, no one turned away. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Be Wise: Prevent Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft” a presentation by Elder Financial Protection Network and SAIF and Assemblymember Loni Hancock at 11 a..m. at Richmond Annex Senior Center, 5801 Huntington Ave, Richmond. RSVP to 559-1406.
Urban Renaissance High School Open House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 967 Stanford Ave., Oakland. 302-9199. www.envisionschools.org
Circle Dancing Simple folkdancing in a circle, beginners welcome, at 8 p.m. at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. at University. Donation $5. 528-4253.
Berkeley Folk Dancers Community Classes and Teacher Workshop, for ages 8 and up, at 7:45 p.m. at Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck. Cost is $5.
Ballroom Dancing at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Live band and refreshments. Cost is $10. 925-934-9129.
Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 8 p.m. at the East Bay Chess Club, 1940 Virginia St. 845-1041.
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 845-1143.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Ohlone Dog Park Cleanup at 10 a.m. on Hearst between MLK Jr. Way and Grant. www.phlonedogpark.org
“Hizbollah, Syria and Iran: Partnership and Rivalry in a Dangerous Neighborhood” with author and professor Fred H. Lawson, at 7 p.m. at the Home of Truth Center, 1300 Grand St., Alameda. Sponsored by the Alameda Public Affairs Forum. www.alamedaforum.org
Vegetarian Cooking Class: Hearty Italian Cuisine from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. at Castro. Cost is $45 plus $5 food/materials fee. Registration required. 531-COOK.
Saturday Stories Listen to nature inspired stories in an outdoor setting at 10 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Hunt for Bugs on Cerrito Creek Discover interesting bugs, learn how to photograph them, and learn which ones are useful in the garden. From 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill. All ages welcome, younger children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have them, bring a camera, hand lens, clear plastic container or net. Registration required. Donation of $2-$5 requested. 848-9358.
Butterflies, Birds and Bees Search for winged pollinators on an easy 3-mile walk for the entire family. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Plant Parenthood Party Volunteers needed to prepare seedlings for local restoration projects in EWest Stege Marsh. From 9 a.m. to noon at 1327 South 46th St., Richmond. 665-3689.
Historical and Botanical Walking Tour at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes 4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. Free 228-3207.
Brooks Island Voyage Paddle the rising tide across the Richmond Harbor Channel to Brooks Island from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For experienced boaters who can provide their own canoe or kayak and safety gear. For ages 14 and up with parent participation. Cost is $20-$22. Registration required. 636-1684.
Tomato Tastings from 10 am. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK, Jr. Way. Cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. 548-2220.
Oakland Heritage Walking Tour of Inner Elmhurst from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Arroya Viejo Recreation Center, 7701 Krause Ave., at 77th St. Cost is $5-$15. 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org
Walking Tour of Oakland Chinatown Meet at 10 a.m. at the courtyard fountain in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza at 388 Ninth St. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours
Urban Releaf Tree Tour of Oakland and workshops in urban forestry that teach tree planting, maintenance, GIS/GPS systems, and community advocacy. For information call 601-9062. www.urbanreleaf.org
Old Oakland Outdoor Cinema“The Joy Luck Club” at dusk on Ninth St., between Broadway and Washington. Limited seating, bring your own chair or blanket. Free. 238-4734.
Produce Stand at Spiral Gardens Food Security Project from 1 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon St.
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. www.nativeplants.org
Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Spiritwalking: Aqua Chi(TM) at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley High Warm Pool. Cost is $5.50, $3.50 seniors & disabled. Bring your own towels. 526-0312.
Yoga for Peace at 9:30 a.m. at Ohlone Park, MLK at Hearst. Bring a yoga mat, warm blanket, and peace sign.
Adult Fast Pitch Softball at noon. For location call 204-9500.
Car Wash Benefit for Options Recovery Services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1744 University Ave. 666-9552.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
Streamside Saunter An easy 3 mile walk along shady Wildcat and Laurel Creeks to discover diverse plant and animal communities. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Oakland Heritage Walking Tour of Fruitvale “Mushroom City” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Fruitvale Hotel, 3221 San Leandro St. Cost is $5-$15. 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org
Bike Tour of Oakland A leisurely two-hour trip covering about 5 miles, led by museum docents. Meet at 10 a.m. at the 10th St. entrance of the Oakland Museum of California. Reservations required. 238-3514.
Solo Sierrans Bike Ride from Emeryville to Berkeley Marina Waterfront. Meet at 3 p.m. in front of the Watergate Clipper Club, 6 Captain Drive, Emeryville. Registration required. 923-1094.
“The Human and Legal Issues Surrounding Immigration” with a screening of “Dying to Live,” on the plight of migrants from Mexico and Central America crossing the Arizona desert, at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of the East Bay. 636-4149.
Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m., at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby & Stuart. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 526-7377.
Summer Reading Celebration with crafts, stories and music with Gary Laplow, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St. Free to children who completed the Summer Reading Program.
Free Hands-on Bicycle Clinic Learn how to repair flats from 10 to 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Healthy Home An introduction to sustainable living at noon at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.
Summer Sunday Forum with Dr. Chris O’Sulivan on the Middle East at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306.
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712.
Tibetan Buddhism with Erika Rosenberg on “Opening to Feeling” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
Summer Science Week for ages 9 to 12, covering biology and other natural science topis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. in Tilden Park. Cost is $160. Registration required. 636-1684.
Community Conversations on the Crisis in the Middle East with Yitzhak Santis of Jewish Community Relations Council at 7:30 p.m. at JGate in El Cerrito, near El Cerrito Plaza and BART. 559-8140.
“Discuss Your Values to Find Your Passion” monthly discussion group at 6:45 p.m. at Heartwalker Studio, 4920 Telegraph Ave. at 49th. Donation $15. 415-839-1074.
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.
Energy Saving Program for Residents CYES is running its 7th annual summer program, providing direct-installation of CFLs, retractable clotheslines, showerheads, and more. Services available in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond. Free. 665-1501.
Child Care Food Program is available without charge to all children enrolled in the BUSD Early Childhood Education progam, based on income eligibility guidelines. Please call for details, 644-6358.
Each One Teach One Mentoring Program of the Oakland Unified School District is curbing student absenteeism, decreasing suspensions and increasing student participation with the help of volunteer mentors like you. For more information call 495-4010, 495-4011.
Berkeley Adult School Register for programs in High School Diploma, GED Preparation, Citizenship and ESL classes, Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1701 San Pablo Ave. 644-6130. http://bas.berkeley.net