Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday November 10, 2006


City of Berkeley Offices Cosed Today 

Hopalong Animal Rescue of Oakland Annual Fur Ball, with an international buffet, live music and a silent auction benefitting homeless dogs and cats of the Bay Area, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Tickets are $45. 267-1915 ext. 500.  

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. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Dr. James Hanson on “Successful Healing at Children’s Hospital of Oakland.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925.  

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour “75 Years of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab” at 10 a.m. Cost is $8-$10. To register and learn meeting place call 848-0181.  

Womansong Circle with Betsy Rose A participatory circle of song for women with guest Edie Hartshorne at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Cost is $15-$20. 525-7082. 

“Our Synthetic Sea” presented by Jan Lundberg at 8 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland. Cost is $5. 

African Market and Sabar Party at 10 p.m. at Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave. Tickets are $5-$10 . 


March and Rally “Tell Pacific Steel Casting to Stop Polluting” Meet at 11 a.m. at 9th and Gilman. Sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Ecology Center, West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air and Safe Jobs and others. 415-248-5010. 

Mini-Farmers in Tilden A farm exploration program, from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 4-6 years, accompanied by an adult. We will explore the Little Farm, care for animals, do crafts and farm chores. Wear boots and dress to get dirty! Fee is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Goats are Great Come meet the Nubian goat twins, Cleo and Lily, at 2 p.m. at the Little Farm in Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Stream Study Day for the whole family on a two-mile hike. Wear layered clothing that can get wet and muddy. Meet at 2 p.m. at Lone Oak Picnic Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Veterans Day Ceremony at 2 p.m. on board the Red Oak Victory Ship at 1337 Canal Blvd., Richmond. Tea Dance and Dinner follows the ceremony for $25. For information and reservations call 222-9200. 

“Enemy Combatants” Robert Harmon of the National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force on “Repealing the Constitution: The Military Commissions Act of 2006,” at 7 p.m. at Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St., Alameda. An Alameda Public Affairs Forum. 

Vegetarian Cooking Class “Thanksgiving is for the Birds” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St., at Castro, Oakland. Cost is $50. To register, please call 531-2665.  

“Lifting the Fog: The Scientific Method Applied to the World Trade Center Disaster” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Room 2050, Valley Life Sciences Bldg., UC Campus. 

Nourishing Your Aging Parents and Yourself with Edward Bauman at 10 a.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

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. 

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

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

“Healing the Mind” a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dzalandhara Buddhist Center, 953 Arlington Ave. Cost is $25. 559-8183. 

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. 


Farm Stories and Songs Learn some new songs, then meet the animals, at 10 am. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Hike to Find the Monarch Butterfly in the eucalyptus groves, and learn about the incredible migration of these insects. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at Pt. Pinole. 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. 

“Orchid Identification & Culture” with orchid expert Jerry Parsons from 9 a.m. to noon at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $40-$50. Reservations required. 643-2755. 

“Women in Overdrive” with author Nora Isaacs at 1 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

“Rites of Passage” Fundraiser with jazz, and speakers at 6 p.m. at Swarm Studios, 560 Second St., Oakland. Tickets are $50-$100. 

Handmade Holiday Cards on sale from 10 a.m. at 2 p.m. at Kensington Farmer’s Market, 303 Arlington Ave. Benefit Katrina victims at the Progress Elementary School in Lousiana.  

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712.  

Tibetan Buddhism with Donna Morton on “Relaxing Tension through Kum Nye” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


“Heart Disease: Risks, Diet and Therapy” with Diedre Warren of Kaiser Oakland at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

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. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425. 


Tuesday is for the Birds An early morning walk for birders through Bay Area parklands. Bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and a snack. This week we will visit Sobrante Ridge. For meeting location or to borrow binoculars, call 525-2233.  

“The Way To Win: Taking the White House in 2008” with ABC News political director Mark Halperin and Washington Post editor and author John Harris at 7 p.m. at Cody’s Books on Fourth St. 559-9500.  

“GMOs and the Law: One Farmer’s Battle with Monsanto” with Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser at 7 p.m. 121 North Gate Hall, UC Campus. 643-3840.  

Berkeley High School Governance Council meets at 4:15 p.m. in the Berkeley Community Theater Lobby. Topics will include Attendance Policy, Homework Inequity, CAHSEE Funding, Student Placement Demographics, Late Start Schedule. 644-4803. 

Haymarket Commemoration with Barry Pateman speaking on the history and legacy of the Haymarket Martyrs, and live music by the Devin Hoff Platform at 7 p.m. at the AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd St., Oakland. Suggested donation $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds. 208-1700. 

American Red Cross Blood Services volunteer orientation at 6 p.m. at the Oakland office. Advanced sign-up is required. 594-5165.  

Choosing Infant Care A workshop for parents at 7 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Registration required. 658-7353.  

Choosing a Pre-School for Your Child at 6 p.m. at Habitot Children’s Museum. Registration required. 647-1111, ext. 14. 

“Population Policy in Senegal and Nigeria: Framing the Future Through Health and Progress” with Rachel Sullivan, doctoral student, at 4 p.m. at 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 642-8338. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

Free Prostate Cancer Screening for men age 40-70 at Alta Bates Herrick Campus. To schedule an appointment call 869-8833. 

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


“A Glimpse of South Berkeley” with Sarah Shen on “Pixar in the Neighborhood” at 7:30 p.m. at South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview St. at Ellis. Tickets are $10 and benefit the church’s restoration efforts. 652-1040. 

“These Streets Are Watching” documentary on police misconduct and what to do and say when stopped by police, at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Donation $5-$20. Benefit for Copwatch. 415-810-4665. 

“Voices of Courage” Family Violence Law Center Annual Dinner at 6 p.m. at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, Jack London Square. Cost is $90. 208-0220, ext. 18. 

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

Bayswater Book Club meets to discuss “Drugs, Oil & War” by Peter Dale Scott at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, El Cerrito. 433-2911. 

Open House at Revolution Books from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2425 Channing Way. 848-1196. 

Natural Solutions for Holiday Stress at 7 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. 


Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll learn about the water cycle, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

“Anatomy of an Oakland Redevelopment Project” The History and Politics of West Oakland’s Central Station Project at 7:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Gardens Residential Center, 110 41sr St., Oakland. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club. 

“How Museums Represent Native People” with Amy Lonetree of Portland State Univ, and a member of the Ho-Chunk Tribe at 7 p.m. at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, UC Campus. 643-7649. 

Diversity Film Series “Waging a Living” at 7 p.m. followed by discussion, at Frank Havens Elementary School Auditorium, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. 835-9227.  

NorCal High School Mountain Bike League presents “Cobbles, Baby!” Scott Coady’s Paris-Roubaix Adventure at 8 p.m. at Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $12. 452-3556.  

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.  

“Natural Solutions to Manage Arthritis” with Dr. Jay Sordean, LAc, OMD., at 1 p.m. at The South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5174. 

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

Avatar Metaphysical Toastmasters Club meets at 6:45 p.m. Spud's Pizza, 3290 Adeline at Alcatraz.  

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. 


Holiday Food Drive Sponsor a Food Drive at your business, school, place of worship or community center. Help the Food Bank reach its goal of collecting 700,000 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food for families in need during the holiday season. 635-3663, ext. 318.  

UN Association’s UNICEF & Fair Trade Gift Center Closing Sale, Tues.-Sat. noon to 5 p.m. to Dec. 16, 1403 Addison St., 849-1752. 


Youth Commission meets Mon., Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. 981-6670.  

City Council meets Tues., Nov. 14, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Berkeley School Board meets Wed. Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Mark Coplan 644-6320. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6601.  

Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7533.  

Commission on Aging meets Wed., Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5344.  

Commission on Labor meets Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7550.  

Downtown Area Plan Advisory Commission meets Wed. Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7487. 

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415.  

Fair Campaign Practices Commission meets Thurs., Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6950. 

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7010.