Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday November 03, 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. 

Zen and the Art of Mushroom Hunting at 7:30 p.m. at Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Ave. Field trip on Sun. Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Golden Gate Audubon Society. Cost for lecture and trip is $30-$40. To register call 843-2222.  

Climate Change Fair featuring screenings of “An Inconvenient Truth” at 7 and 9:15 p.m. at Wheeler Auditorium, UC Campus. 415-559-9500.  

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Mary Breunig on “News from the Castle.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.  

“Resisting Militarism” with speakers Carlos Mauricio, torture survivor, and Elizabeth Stinson, draft resistance organizer at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison. Benefit for School of the Americas Watch. Suggested donation $15. 504-7522. 

Screening of “Iraq for Sale” A Robert Greenwald documentary at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Community Media, Studio A, 2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Free. 848-2288. 

Movies that Matter “Bowling for Columbine” at 6:30 p.m. at Neumayer Residence, 565 Bellevue St. at Perkins, Oakland. 451-3009.  

“Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland. Cost is $5. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center Basement, 747 52nd St., Oakland. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. 


Animals on the Move A short walk for the entire family to learn the locomotion and migration patterns of Park residents at 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

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. 

“Bay-Friendly Gardening to Manage Pests Naturally” A workshop to learn about least-toxic methods for managing common garden pests, such as snails, slugs, aphids and yellow jackets, from 9 a.m. to noon at El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser, El Cerrito. 665-3546.  

“Natives Across the Americas” with performances by Medicine Warriors Dance Troupe, All Nations Singers and others, information and exhibits from noon to 5 p.m. in the West Auditorium, of the Oakland Public Library, at 125 14th St. 482-7844. 

“Solar Thermal and Electricity for Educators” A workshop on the global energy situation, the range of solar education projects, and how to address state curriculum standards with these projects. For teachers of grades 4-12. From 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Rising Sun Energy Center , 2033 Center St. 665-1501 ext.13. 

Sick Plant Clinic Dr. Robert Raabe, UC plant pathologist, and Dr. Nick Mills, UC entomologist will diagnose plant illnesses and recommend remedies. Bring a piece of the plant in a securely sealed container. From 9 a.m. to noon at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. 

“Partnership Not Dominance” Workshop by international mediator and peace researcher Johan GALTUNG with Barbara Becnel from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Neighborhood House of North Richmond 820 23rd St., Richmond. SUggested donation $10-$50. No one turned away for lack of funds. 232-4493.  

Native American Heritage Month Celebration of culture featuring performances, Native American vendors and Indian tacos from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall , UC Campus. 643-7649.  

Doggy Tune Up A three session workshop to learn coming when called, walking without pulling, no jumping on people, and stay, Sat. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Grace North Church, 2128 Cedar St. Registration required. 849-9323. 

Parent Voices’ a grassroots, parent led and parent run organization that advocates for more affordable and quality child care for working families. meets at 10 a.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Register by calling 658-7353. 

“Mad Sheep: The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm” book signing with author Linda Faillace at 11 a.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way. 548-3333.  

Bilingual Storytime Stories in English and Spanish for toddlers and preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. in the Edith Stone Room at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Writing Your Ethical Will A workshop to learn how to evaluate your life, harvest your wisdom and share your beliefs, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. Donation $35. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

Produce Stand at Spiral Gardens Food Security Project from 1 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon St. 

Healing Power of Gratitude Workshop at 10 a.m. at Creating Harmony Institute, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 115C, Albany. Cost is $5. Registration required. 526-1559. 

Chi Kung, Guided Imagery from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus, 2956 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor. 649-0499. 

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

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. 

Yoga for Peace at 9:30 a.m. at Ohlone Park, MLK at Hearst. Bring a yoga mat, warm blanket, and peace sign.  

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. 

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. 


Purr-casso Art Sale and Gala Cat themed art sale featuring decorative, wearable, and functional art pieces celebrating our feline friends, from noon to 5 p.m. at Hollis Street Project, Grand Hallway, 5900 Hollis St, Emeryville. Benefit for the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. 845-7735 ext. 13.  

Turtle Time Meet the turtles of the Tilden Nature Area, learn the difference between native and non-native and much more at 11a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Hike to Sindicich Hike under diverse oak woodlands to the Sindicich Lagoon to look for dragonflies, newts and nymphs. Bring lunch for this four-mile hike. Meet at the Bear Creek Staging Area of Briones at 11 am. 525-2233. 

Open Garden at the Little Farm Join the gardener for composting, planting, watering and harvesting at 2 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Rain cancels. 525-2233. 

African/African Diaspora Film Society presents “Aristide and the Endless Revolution” at 2 p.m. at Parkway Speakeasy Theater, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland. Cost is $5. 

Afghan Friends Network presentation on the history of Afghanistan, a discussion about women’s rights, and information about the programs of the Afghan Friends Network with Elsie De Laere and Humaira Ghilzai at 2 p.m. at the Albany Library. 526-3720, ext. 16. 

Autumn in Asia Garden Tour at 10 a.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $8-$12. Registration required. 643-2755, ext. 03. 

Yiddish Films: The Dybbuk at 3 p.m. at JCC, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. 

“Stealing America: Vote by Vote” Documentary screening at 7 p.m. in Redwood Gardens Community Room, 2951 Derby St. Free.  

IRV Peace Meet-up and Rally at 1:30 p.m. at Splashpad Park, LakeShore and Grand Ave., Oakland. 644-1303. 

Harmony Center Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakland Veteran’s Hall, 200 Grand Ave. at Harrison St. 451-3009  

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. 

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

Tibetan Buddhism with Erika Rosenberg on “Eastern Wisdom Meets Western Psychology” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


“Acting Locally Against Global Warming” with Tom Kelly of Kyoto USA on local efforts to lessen global climate change, at 7 p.m. at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin. 848-9358. 

“Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine & Lebanon” Panel discussion with returning volunteers of the International Solidarity Movement at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. Suggested donation $5-$10, no one turned away.  

National Organization for Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter meets at 6 p.m. at the Oakland YWCA, 1515 Webster St. The speakers will be Ms. Sara Mostafavi and Ms. Christine Stouffer, both immigration lawyers practicing in Berkeley, on the particular immigration problems women face. 287-8948. 

“Beyond Conception: Men Having Babies” documentary about a gay male couple, an egg donor, and a lesbian surrogate building a modern family, at 6:30 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Registration required. 658-7353.  

East Bay Atheists will show the conclusion of Richard Dawkins’ video “Root of All Evil” at 1:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St., 3rd Flr. 222-7580. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers from noon to 1 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people aged 60 and over meets at 9:45 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Donation $3. 524-9122. 


Remember to Vote Today 

“Let’s Go Vote” Voting activities for children from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2065 Kittredge St. 647-1111. 

Torture Teach-in and Vigil every Tues. at 12:30 p.m. at the fountain on UC Campus, Bancroft at College. 

“Legacy: Portraits of 50 Bay Area Environmental Elders” with author John Hart and photographer Nancy Kittle at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

“Sacred Sites in Changing Landscapes: Shamans and Commercial Shrines in the Republic of Korea” with Dr. Laurel Kendall of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, at 7 p.m. in the Ges Chapel, 1735 LeRoy Ave. 649-2440. 

“Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism” with Steven K. Vogel, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley at 5 p.m. at IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Flr. 642-2809. 

Discipline Strategies that Really Work with Young Children at 6 p.m. at Habitot Children’s Museum. Registration required. 647-1111, ext. 14. 

Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at UC Berkeley Tau Beta Pi, on Leroy, between Hearst and Ridge. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.  

Discussion Salon on Immigration at 7 p.m. at JCC, 1414 Walnut.  

Enhancing Immunity, from chicken soup to echinacea at 1 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

Tuesday Tilden Walkers Join a few slowpoke seniors at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot near the Little Farm.524-9992. 

Handbuilding Ceramics Class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John’s Senior Center, 2727 College Ave. Free, except for materials and firing charges. 525-5497. 

Albany Library Homework Center is open from 3 to 5 p.m., for students in third through fifth grades. Emphasis is placed on math and writing skills. 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720 ext 17. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. trips. 548-3991. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830. 


“How We Stopped The War” and “The Vietnam Experience” two films presented by Country Joe McDonald at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. in Live Oak Park. Cost is $5-$10. 644-6893. 

“We Are the Earth” An evening with David Suzuki at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 door. 415-255-7296, ext. 244. 

“Bi-National State or Jewish State?” with Prof. Joseph Heller, at 7:30 p.m. at Morrison Library, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Magnes Museum. 549-6950. 

“Post 9/11: A Students’ Perspective” at 6 p.m. at FSM Café at Moffitt Library, UC Campus. 643-7742. 

“Transit of Mercury” as it crosses in front of the face of the sun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Cost is $7-$13. 336-7300. 

“All About Osteoporosis and Why We Fall” at 10 a.m., followed by additional workshops at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 104. To register please call 558-7800. 

Chosing Infant Care A workshop for parents from 10 a.m. to noon at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland. To register call 658-7353. 

Dream Workshop at 1 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

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. 

Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. 848-1704. 

New to DVD “Adaptation” at 7 p.m. at the JCCEB, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. 


“Voices of a People’s History of the United States” Narration, reading or singing by Alice Walker, Sandra Oh, Steve Earle, Aya de Leon, Leslie Silva, Marisa Tomei, John Trudell, Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, Melanie DeMore, Nora el Samahy at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley High campus, 1930 Allston Way. Tickets are $25-$150. Benefits Middle East Children's Alliance and Speak Out. 1-800-838-3006. 

“Gathering and Publishing Your Neighborhood History” with authors William Wong (Oakland's Chinatown), Erika Mailman (Oakland Hills), and Annalee Allen (Selections from the Oakland Tribune Archives and co-author of Oakland Postcards) at 7:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. Oakland. Donation $8-$10. 763-9218.  

Center for Independent Living Fundraiser with reception and readings by culinary authors, Bruce Aidells, Fran Gage and Peggy Knickerbocker at 6 p.m. at Ginn House, Preservation Park, 660 13th St. at Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. Tickets are $50-$60. 841-4776, ext. 153. 

“Comparing the Buddhisms of East and Southeast Asia: A World Historical Perspective” with John McRae of The University of Tokyo at 5 p.m. at IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Flr., 643-6536.  

WriterCoach Connection seeks volunteers to help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills. Training session from noon to 3 p.m. For information call 524-2319.  

Workshops for Seniors Effective Estate Planning at 10 a.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 104. To register please call 558-7800. 

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.  


Albany-Berkeley Girls Softball League Free Clinics Oct. 29- Nov. 6 in Berkeley, for girls in grades 1-9. For details see or call 869-4277. 

Volunteer at Emerson Elementary School Come anytime Mon.-Thurs. from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. For details call 883-5247. 

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.  


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed., Nov. 8, at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 981-4950. 

Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5428.  

Mental Health Commission meets Thurs., Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at 2640 MLK Jr. Way, at Derby. 981-5213.  

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520. 

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. 981-7410.