Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday January 26, 2007


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. 

“Prospects for Peace: The Role of the American Jewish Community” with Marcia Freedman at 8 p.m. at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave. at Fairview, Piedmont. 547-2424 ext. 100.  

“Little Birds” A film by Takeharu Watai on the daily lives of Iraqi people following the launch of the US-led war, at 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Presented by the Arab Film Festival. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to (code UCB) 

“An Inconvenient Truth” Al Gore’s documentary at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation of $5 acccepted. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Milton Gordon on “Weapon Control and the Second Amendment” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.  

Circle Dancing, simple folk dancing with instruction at 8 p.m. at Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito. Potluck supper at 7 p.m. 528-4253.  

“Reading Repetition in Biblical Narrative” with Robert Alter at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St. 848-3988. 

Kol Hadash Family Pot Luck Shabbat at 6 p.m. at Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., followed by Installation Celebration for Rabbi Miriam Jerris. 428-1492. 


Worm Composting Learn how to enrich your garden soil while reducing kitchen waste, from 10:30 to noon at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Help Friends of Five Creeks Volunteers needed to remove invasives and plant natives on Cerrito Creek at the foot of Albany Hill. Meet at 10 a.m. at Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara St., El Cerrito, just north of Albany Hill. Wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes with good traction. Heavy rain cancels. 848 9358. 

“Blooming Perennials and Shrubs for the Winter Season” at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave., off 7th St. 644-2351. 

“The Ins & Outs of Cacti and Succulents” from 10 a.m. to noon at the UC Botnaical Garden. Cost is $20-$25. Registration required. 643-7265. 

Latino Education Summit with a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at CSU East Bay, Hayward Campus. Free, but registration encouraged. 536-4477. 

Freedom of Speech Dance Party in support of National Radio Project and journalists Sarah Olson and Dahr Jamail at 7:30 p.m. at Uptown Body and Fender Community Space, 401 26th St., Oakland. Cost is $10. 251-1332, ext. 102. 

Marketing for Artists Boot Camp from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., Alameda. Cost is $75-$80. 523-6957. 

Copwatch Stretegy and Structure Meeting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425. 

Computer & Electronics Recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.  

East Bay Atheists meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 3rd flr., 2090 Kittredge St. Emma Krasov will speak on “Religious Consciousness in the Authoritarian Society of the Former Soviet Union and Thereafter.” 222-7580. 

“Make Marriage Work“ A conversation with Dr. John Gottman, sponsored by the Psychotherapy Institute, from 9 a.m. to noon at Berkeley Rep, 2025 Addison St. For tickets call 548-2250. 

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

Petite Pooches Playgroup for small dogs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., one block north of Solano on Ensenada at Talbot. 524-2459. 

“The Challenge of Translating the Bible” with Robert Alter at 10:30 am. at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St. 848-3988. 

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. 

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. 


Help Plan People’s Park’s 38th Anniversary Meet at 4 p.m. at Cafe Med on Telegraph. Your input and help is needed. 658-9178. 

“Winter Time at Little Farm” A puppet show for the whole family at 11 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

“Open Garden” Join the Little Farm gardener for composting, planting, watering and reaping the rewards of our work, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cancelled only by heavy rain. 525-2233. 

Winter Wildlife Hike Join naturalist Tara Reinertson to look for winter birds and explore the pebble beaches and salt marshes of Pt. Pinole, from 2 to 4 p.m. For information and meeting place call 525-2233. 

Tour of the Berkeley City Club, the landmark designed by Julia Morgan, at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave. Free, donations welcome. For information or group reservations call 848-7800. 

United Nations Association East Bay Chapter Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1924 Cedar St. Keynote speaker will be David Seaborg on “The Global Environmental Crisis and the Role of the U.N.” 

“Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws From Patton’s Trophy to Public Memorial” with Anthony M. Platt at 10:15 a.m. at Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central, Richmond. Cost is $5. 223-2560.  

Tibetan Buddhism with Bob Byrne on “Longchenpa: Writings on the Magic of Being” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


Parent Education Workshop Learn how to keep your children safe with self protection, self esteem and bullying prevention skills at 7 p.m. at Jingle Jamboree Music, 1607 Solano Ave., Albany. Cost is $30. 1-800-467-6997. 


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 Kennedy Grove. For meeting location or to borrow binoculars, call 525-2233.  

Return of the Over-the-Hills Gang Hikers 55 years and older who are interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join us on a series of monthly excursions exploring our Regional Parks. This month we’ll visit Sobrante Ridge Regional Park. From 10 a.m. to noon. To register call 525-2233.  

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

WriterCoach Connection seeks volunteers to help students improve their writing and thinking skills. Training from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information call 524-2319. 

“Extraordinary Rendition and International Law” with the screening of a short documentary at 6:30 p.m. at the Free Speech Movement Cafe at Moffitt Library, UC Campus.  

Exploring the Amazon in Southeastern Peru A slide presentation with Pepe Rojas-Moscoso at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Let It Snow Day at Habitot Children’s Museum Make snow and conduct fun ice experiments from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2065 Kittredge St. 647-1111. 

Building Success from the Inside Out with Nina Ham, career coach, at 7 p.m. at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. 526-7512.  

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. In case of questionable weather, call around 8 a.m. 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. Donna Covey from Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education will talk to us about osteoporosis risks and prevention at 11 a.m. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Report from Chiapas with music, video and speakers at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Donations of $5-$10 benefit Zapatista health care. 654-9587. 

“Environmental Policy and Planning: From Academia to Action” with Tim Duane at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, 315A, UC Campus. 

Bay Area Seed Interchange Library Information Meeting Learn how to promote local seed sharing at 6:30 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220. 

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

Know Your Rights Training at 7 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Sponsored by Copwatch. 548-0425. 

Bayswater Book Club discusses “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, El Cerrito. 433-2911. 

Pacific Boychoir Academy Winter Auditions for boys ages 5-9 at 4 p.m. at 410 Alcatraz, Oakland. 652-4722.  

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. 


Palestinian-Americans Mona & David Halaby will share stories and photos, as well as updates about facts on the ground from their recent trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank at 7 p.m. at La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Donation $10-$20 benefits the Middle East Children’s Alliance. 548-0542. 

Tim Wise: Anti-Racism Activist and Author will speak at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. Tickets are $5-$10 available from 1-800-838-3006. 

“I Cried, You DIdn’t Listen” Readings and discussion of Dwight Abbott’s life in the California Youth Authority system at 7 p.m. at AK Press, 674-A 23rd St., Oakland. 208-1700. 

“Adventures in Wild California” a program for older adults at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720. 

Class for Family Members of mentally-Ill Relatives begins at 6:45 p.m. in Albany, and runs Thurs. nights for 12 weeks. For information or to register, please call NAMI-East Bay at 524-1250.  

WriterCoach Connection seeks volunteers to help students improve their writing and thinking skills. Commit to 1-2 hours per week during the school day and work one-on-one with students in their English classes. Training from noon to 3 p.m. 524-2319. 

Family Story Time for children ages 3-7 at the Berkeley Public Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, at Hopkins. 981-6107. 

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

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. 

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


Berkeley Winter Campaign for Cats We are providing free trapping assistance and spay/neuter to feral and homeless cats in Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont, through March 2007. The cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and returned safely back to their neighborhoods. To report a neighborhood in need or to volunteer, please contact Caitlin at 908-0709. 

Volunteer at Emerson Elementary School by committing to at least 1 hour per week to work one-on-one with a Kindergarten-5th child or help in a classroom. 883-5247.  


Zero Waste Commission Mon., Jan. 29, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. 981-6368.  

City Council meets Tues., Jan. 30, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Downtown Area Plan Advisory Commission meets Wed., Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7487. 

Energy Commission meets Wed., Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5434.  

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Wed. Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5426.