Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday August 18, 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. 

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. 

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  

“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.  

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. 


Ohlone Dog Park Cleanup at 10 a.m. on Hearst between MLK Jr. Way and Grant. 

Saturday Stories Listen to nature inspired stories in an outdoor setting at 10 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

“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. 

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.  

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 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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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

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. 


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. 

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.  


Summer Science Week for ages 9 to 12, covering biology and other natural science topics 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.  

Beat Back Bush Workout dance video at 8 p.m. at Epic Arts, 1923 Ashby Ave. Donation $5-$10. 

“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. 


Tuesday is for the Birds A tranquil early morning walk. Bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and a snack. Call for meeting place. 525-2233. 

Tomato Tastings from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-2220. 

Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! Meet at 10 a.m. at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden to look for reptiles. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Raging Grannies of the East Bay invites new folks to join us the 2nd and 4th Tues, of each month, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to sing (any voice will do), help plan our next gig, at Berkeley Gray Panthers office, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 

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. 


Benefit for Lebanese Refugees, hosted by Dar Al Amal and Amnesty International at 6 p.m. at Youth Radio Café, 1801 University of Grant. Donation $12 and up. 499-9402. 

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet presented by Noah’s Wish, an organization which provided shelter for animals after Hurricane Katrina, at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, 2700 Ninth St. at Carleton. Donation of $10 requested. Seating limited. 845-7735, ext. 22. 

Conversation with Bob Watada, father of Lt. Ehren Watada, first U.S. Military officer to publicly resist illegal war and occupation of Iraq, at 10:30 a.m. in Heller Lounge, Student Union Building, UC Campus. 

Making Another World Possible: Beyond Debt Cancellation, Who Owes Whom? at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita near Cedar. 527-3917. 

Berkeley Adult School Open House for Career and Technical Education programs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1701 San Pablo Ave. at Virginia. 644-8973.  

Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! Meet at 10 a.m. at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden to look for reptiles. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland around the restored 1870s business district. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of G.B. Ratto’s at 827 Washington St. For reservations call 238-3234.  

“Farenheit 451” a film based on the novel by Ray Bradbury on Cold War fears, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. 

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

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. 

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 6:30 p.m. at the downtoen berkeley BART. 


Symposium on Employment Conditions for College and University Teachers with union representatives and Joe Berry, author of “Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698.  

“Nurses vs. Arnold” A new Robert Greenwald documentary premieres at 7 p.m. at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. www.Yes 

Berkeley Community Gardening Collective Potluck at 6 p.m. at the Malcom X School Garden, Ellis St. and Ashby Ave. The speaker will be Melanie Okamoto of the California Nutrition Network. 883-9096. 

Family Fun Night at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline at 6 p.m., includes presentations by naturalists and arts and crafts projects for the whole family. 525-2233. 

League of Women Voters Community Luncheon, with Christopher Edley, Jr., Dean of Boalt Hall School of Law, at 11:30 a.m. at Hs Lordships at the Berkeley Marina. Cost is $75. 843-8828. 

Ecovillages Presentation Find out what an ecovillage is and how the ecovillage movement affects the environment, the economy, and social justice issues at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220. 

Easy Does It Disability Assistance Board of Directors’ Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 1744A University Ave. All welcome. 845-5513. 

ACCI Seconds Sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sun. at 1652 Shattuck Ave. 843-2527. 

Clothing Swap and Silkscreening Workshop, at 6:30 p.m. at Nabolom Bakery, 2708 Russell St. 845-BAKE.