Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday August 29, 2006


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

Tilden Explorers An after-school nature adventure program for 5-7 year olds, who may be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 3:15 p.m. at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park, to look for reptiles. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 636-1684. 

Asian Brush and Ink Painting for ages 8 and up from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Asian Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 388 Ninth St. Registration required. 238-3400.  

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. 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. 845-6830. 


Walking Tour of Jack London Waterfront Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

“Soylent Green” A film of a grim, bleak vision of New York City in the future, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. 

Holistic Pet Care at 7:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

“Voices of Activism: Crawford” documentary theater, storytelling and dialoge at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $2-$20, sliding scale. 

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. 548-9840. 

New to DVD “Inside Man” at 7 p.m. at JCC, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. 

Bayswater Book Club meets to discuss “Debunking 9/11 Myths” at 6:30 p.m at Barnes and Noble, El Cerrito. 433-2911. 

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

Stress Less Seminar at 6:30 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration required. 465-2524. 

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. 


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. 


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. 

“Engaging a New Generation of Activists” An Anti-Poverty Teach-in and Strategy Forum with speakers, Frank Chong, Van Jones, Sharon Cornu, Hallie Montoya and others, at 6 p.m. at Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon St., Oakland. Free, but RSVP requested, 

“Architects at Play” An opportunity for children to build free-form structures at Habitot, 2065 Kittredge St. Cost is $5-$6. 647-1111. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310, 845-1143. 


Art & Soul Oakland Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Mon. at the Frank Ogawa Plaza and City Center. Cost is $5. 

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. 

Sick Plant Clinic UC plant pathologist Dr. Robert Raabe, UC entomologist Dr. Nick Mills, and their team of experts will diagnose what ails your plants from 9 a.m. to noon at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755.  

Spiritwalking: Aqua Chi(TM) at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley High Warm Pool. Also Wed. at 3:30 p.m. 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.  

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. 

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. 

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. 


Gala Convergence of Storytellers from 1 to 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Jack London Square, 98 Broadway, Oakland. 238-8585. 

East Bay Atheists shows the video,"The Root of All Evil," Part 1, by Richard Dawkins, the renowned evolutionary biologist, at 1:30 p.m. Berkeley's Main Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd floor. 222-7580. 

Free Sailboat Rides from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cal Sailing Club in the Berkeley Marina. Bring change of clothes, windbreaker, sneakers. For ages 5 and up.  

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

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. 

Balinese Dance Class with Tjokorda Istri Putra Padmini at 11 a.m. at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. 237-6849. 

Kickabout at Codornices Park Soccer for all, skill and talent not required. For more information contact  

Tibetan Buddhism with Sylvia Gretchen on “Ancient Wisdom; Modern Application” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


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.  

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. 

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.