Berkeley This Week

Friday November 24, 2006


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 of 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. in the East & West Pauley Ballrooms, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to  


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 the Crockett Hills. For meeting location or to borrow binoculars, call 525-2233.  

Anti-Torture Teach-in and Vigil with Gregory Wood at 12:30 p.m. at Boalt Hall, School of Law, UC Campus. 649-0663. 

Self-Acupressure Techniques for holiday stress relief at 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

Center for African Studies, Graduate Student Fall Lecture at 4 p.m. at 652 Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 642-8338. 

ASUC Benefit Art Sale from noon to 5 p.m. at ASUC Art Studio, Lower Sproul Plaza, UC Campus, through Dec. 2. 642-3065. 

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. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


“We Voted! Now What?” with State Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst. Sponsored by the Gray Panthers. 548-9696. 

“Sikh-Americans and 9/11: Five Years Forward, a Hundred Years Back” with Jaideep Singh of the Sikh American Legal Defense Fund at 2 p.m. at the Bade Museum, Holbrook Bldg., Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave. 849-8244. 

Woman’s Snowshoe Workshop at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

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

Video Games for Grandmas and Grandchildren Sponsored by the American Association of University Women at 7 p.m. at Claremont House, 500 Gilbert St., Claremont Ave., Oakland. 531-4275. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 3 to 4 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

Healthy Eating Habits Seminar at 6:30 p.m. at New Moon Opportunities, 378 Jayne Ave. 465-2524. 

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. Everyone is welcome, wear comfortable shoes and a warm hat. 548-9840. 

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. 



“Indigenizing the Museum” with Majel Boxer, UC doctoral candidate and member of the Sisseton/Wahpeton Dakota at 7 p.m. at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, UC Campus. 643-7649. 

“Indies under Fire” A doumentary about independent bookstores, followed by a conversation with the director, Jacob Bricca, at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. 

Best Of The New Way Media Fest Films & Videos With Michael Rhodes at 7 p.m. at PSR Chapel at the Pacific School of Religion,1798 Scenic Ave. 707-836-9586. 

“Military Build-up in Guam” A report on issues of cultural preservation, environment, indigenous rights, self-determination, and efforts to address how US military realignment and corporate globalization schemes impede attempts to decolonize, at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.Cost is $5-$10. 849-2568. 

Project BUILD Holiday Party to support youth empowerment in under-resourced communities at 5:30 p.m. at Sequyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Rd., Oakland. RSVP to 650-688-5846. 

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child at 6 p.m. at Habitot Children’s Museum. Registration required. 647-1111, ext. 14. 

Natural Holiday Gift Wrapping Bring a small gift in a box and learn how to wrap without tape, at 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 


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.  

Magnes Museum Docent Training Open to all interested in Jewish art and history. Classes begin Jan. 18th. For information contact 


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.