Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 21, 2006


Tuesday is for the Birds An early morning walk for birders through Martin Luther King-Arrowhead Marsh. Bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and a snack. For meeting location or to borrow binoculars, call 525-2233.  

Tilden Explorers An after-school nature adventure program for 5-7 year olds, at 3:15 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Berkeley Garden Club with Ann Leyhe of Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore speaking on “Great Garden Books and Resources” at 2 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 845-4482. 

“Winessing Palestine” a report back by Katie Mirand and Jonas Moffat on their work with the Tel Rumeida Circus for Detained Palestinians at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowhip Hall, 1924 Cedar St. 415-503-7630. 

“Natural Solutions to Eliminate Pain” with Dr. Jay Sordean, LAc at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. in the East & West Pauley Ballrooms, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to (code: UCB) 

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

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. 

Discussion Salon on End of Life Compassion at 7 p.m. at JCC, 1414 Walnut.  

“Complimentary Interventions for Treatment of Pain and Stress” with Dr. Michael Rodevich, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Bioifeedback Trainer at noon in the Maffly Auditorium, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way. 644-3273. 

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. For information call 525-5497. 

Albany Library Homework Center is open from 3 to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. for students in third through fifth grades. Emphasis is placed on math and writing skills. No registration is required. 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720 ext 17. 

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


Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Heavy rain cancels. 548-9840. 

Music in the Community Fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at Kimball’s Carnival, 522 Second St., Oakland. Tickets are $5-$15. 444-6979. 

Myers-Briggs for Mothers A workshop to understand your child’s temperment, at 7 p.m. at Epic Arts Studio, 1923 Ashby Ave. Registration required. 266-2069.  

Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 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. 


Annual Food Not Bombs Dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Free. Please bring a vegetarian dish and a thank you to share. 525-5054.  

Spare the Turkey Vegan Potluck at 4 p.m. at 1606 Bonita, Berkeley Unitarian Universalists Recreation Center. Donation $3-$12. RSVP to 562-9934. 


Impeachment Banner Fridays at 6:45 to 8 a.m. on the Berkeley Pedestrian bridge between Seabreeze Market and Aquatic Park, ongoing until impeachment is realized. www. 

“Buena Vista Social Club” Wim Wenders documentary profile ot the classic era of Cuban popular music, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland. Donation $5. 


Aquatic Park Stroll with Berkeley Path Wanderers Assn. and Aquatic Park EGRET to view winter birds and discuss how to improve habitat in these manmade lagoons. Meet at 10 a.m. at the west end of Addison St. at Bolivar Drive. Park at Sea Breeze Deli, University Ave. just west of I-880/580, and cross the pedestrian bridge. 549-0818.  

Autumn Amble A three mile hike to explore the seasonal colors of nature and learn native plant lore. Bring water, layered clothing and a snack. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Solo Sierrans Walk in Elmwood-Claremont Area to explore the streets and steps below the Claremont Hotel, for about one and a half hours. Meet at 3 p.m. in front of the Safeway on College near Claremont. Optional dinner afterwards. Rain cancels. 647-3513.  

Womyn of Color Arts and Craft Show Sat. and Sun. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. 849-2568. 

Dramatically Speaking Toastmasters with Pamela Swingley and Jeff Byers at 9 a.m. at 1950 Franklin St., Oakland. RSVP required. 581-8675. 

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. 

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


Too Much Turkey? Join a seven mile hike traversing the diverse habitats of Tilden and Wildcat Canyon. Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 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. 

Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave. Sponsored by the Landmark Heritage Foundation. 848-7800 or 883-9710. 

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.  

Tibetan Buddhism with Jack Petranker on “Opening to the Dharma” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at at East & West Pauley Ballrooms, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to  


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. 

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 food for families in need during the holiday season. 635-3663, ext. 318.  


Zoning Adjustments Board meets Mon., Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.  

Zero Waste Commission Mon., Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. 981-6368.