FRIDAY, FEB. 2
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. Impeachbush-cheney.com
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with “Voyage of the Monteno” travelling on indigenous balsa rafts with John Haslett. Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.
“Why We Fight” Eugene Jareki’s documentary on American militarism at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Informal discussion follows. 482-1062.
Discover Wild Mushrooms with biologist Debbie Viess at 7:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak St. Followed by field trip on Sat. from 10 a.m. to noon. To regsiter call 238-6641.
Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at Unit 4 Dorms, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to www.BeADonor.com (code UCB)
Financial Health Checkup with Josephine White at 11 a.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. 981-5190.
Circle Dancing, simple folk dancing with instruction at 7:30 p.m. at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. at University. Donation of $5 requested. 528-4253.
SATURDAY, FEB. 3
“New Era/New Politics” A walking tour of Oakland which highlights African-American leaders who have made their mark on Oakland. Meet at 10 a.m. and the African American Museum and Library at 659 14th St. 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours
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. Dress to get dirty! Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 636-1684.
French Broom Removal Help remove this invasive plant which has been displacing native plants in Redwood Park. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Skyline Gate staging area, 8500 Skyline Blvd. Oakland. 925-756-0195.
“Bug of the Month Club” Explore the bizarre and fascinating world of insects, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church Office, 1255 First Avenue, Oakland. Cost is $20. Call for reservations 581-3739.
Sick Plant Clinic Dr. Robert Raabe, plant pathologist, and Dr. Nick Mills, entomologist, will diagnose plant illnesses and recommend remedies. Bring a piece of the plant in a securely sealed container. A zipperlock bag is ideal. From 9 a.m. to noon at Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755.
Bookmaking with Recycled Materials from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $10-$15. Registration required. 548-2220, ext. 233.
Benefit Drag Show to benefit Vital Life Services, an HIV/AIDS organization at 6 p.m. at the Bench and Bar Club, 2111 Franklin St. Cost is $10. 655-3435.
Introductory Workshop in Projective Dream Work from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. Suggested donation $45. 528-3417.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 4
“A Coca Farmer President and Gas Nationalization?” A slide show and Andean music and a report back on a recent delegation to Bolivia at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $5-$10. 415-924-3227.
“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.
French Broom Removal Help remove this invasive plant which has been displacing native plants in Tilden Park. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Area. 525-2233.
Berkeley Hiking Club Explores the Santa Fe Right of Way This 4-mile hike begins at 9 a.m. For information on how to join, please call 524-4715.
Learn the Art of Organic Home Farming in a series of three classes with Margaret Lloyd from noon to 3:30 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost for all three classes is $100-$120. Registration required. 643-7265.
Combatants for Peace Israeli and Palestinian combatants who have forsaken violence in order to promote peace will speak at noon at Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $5. Sponsored by Brit Tzedek V'Shalom. 524-1993.
“Taking Heart in Tough Times” A workshop with Joanna Macy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar St. Cost is $25-$100 sliding scale, includes lunch. For reservations call 841-4003.
Free Sailboat Rides from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley Marina. Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring a change of clothes in case you get wet. www.cal-sailing.org
Spring Pruning 101 Learn how prune perennials, shrubs and roses at 4 p.m. at Mrs. Dalloways, 2904 College Ave.
The Hairy Eye Ball Benefit for East Bay Food Not Boms at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751.
“The Spirituality of Deep Democracy” with Tim Weitzel at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. 535-0302, ext. 306.
Holistic Pet Health A free consultation from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at RabbitEars, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. For information call 525-6255.
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. lmno4p.org
Tu B'Shvat Seder Jewish Holiday of the Trees, benefitting Rabbis for Human Rights, at 5:30 p.m. at Berkeley JCC, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $10. For reservations call 415-789-7685.
MONDAY, FEB. 5
“Restoring America’s Estuaries: Winning Battles But…,” with Friends of Five Creeks president Susan Schwartz at 7 p.m. at the Edith Stone Room, Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 848-9358. www.fivecreeks.org
“Steelhead (Ocean-Going Trout) in East Bay Creeks” Andy Gunther, ecosystems expert, will talk about the life cycle of steelhead trout, and the technical and political challenges of restoring these fish to streams in the Bay Area, at 7:30 p.m. at Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Rd., Oakland. 655-6658.
Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Course Meets for eight Mon. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Keller WIlliams, 4341 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Free, but registration required. 652-8885.
Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833.
Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to www.BeADonor.com (code UCB)
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425.
TUESDAY, FEB. 6
“Thirst” A documentary on the politics of the bottled water industry in the U.S. and the world, followed by discussion with producers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Cost is $5-$10. Part of the BFUU Social Justice Committee's Conscientious Projector series. 644-4956.
Kayaking Alaska’s Inside Passage A slide show with Julie Hinkle and Zephyr Sincerny at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Free Legal Assistance the first Tues. of the month at 6 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Advance registration required. 526-3720, ext. 5.
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. or from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information call 524-2319. www.writercoachconnection.org
Sports Nutrition with Carol Lourie on genomic testing, nutritional suppements and accupuncture at 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200.
Volunteer Storyreaders Needed Training classes begin at 6 p.m. at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 5366 College Ave. Registration required. 238-7453.
Animal Communication Consultations from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at RabbitEars, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. For appointment call 525-6255.
Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
Discussion Salon on Social Change and Activism at 7 p.m. at JCC, 1414 Walnut.
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. Monthly field trips. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7
Berkeley Path Wanderers Explore Oakland’s Shoreline Parks Meet at 10 am at the restrooms adjacent to parking lot at 7th St. and Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland. Dress in layers and bring water and snack for this level, wheelchair- and stroller-friendly walk of about two hours. 848 9358. www.berkeleypaths.org
“Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds” An interactive workshop for educators that covers watershed, coastal, and marine issues. From 4 to 6 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Registration required. 636-1684. www.ebparks.org
Volunteer with the Native Plant Nursery Your help in the nursery will enable Save The Bay to continue restoration of some of the last remaining wetland habitat in the East Bay and help us reach our goal to plant 10,000 native wetland plants at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park this winter. From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. RSVP requested. 452-9261 ext. 109. www.savesfbay.org/bayevents
Community Meeting on Pacific Steel Casting Tell the Mayor and Berkeley City Council: Stop Pacific Steel Casting's pollution. Our community deserves clean air & environmental justice! It is important for residents to show up and express their concerns about the ongoing pollution and violations at PSC. at 7 p.m. at the West Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 6th St. at Hearst. 415-248-5010.
“Little House on a Small Planet” with Shay Salomon on the small house movement at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, 315A, UC Campus. http://laep.ced.berkeley.edu/events/colloquium
“Race to Execution” a documentary on the factors that influence who lives and who dies at the hands of the state, at 6 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Oakland. Free. 238-2200.
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.
Stitch ‘n Bitch at 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., at Dwight. 548-5198.
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 8
“Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey” at 7 p.m., at Ellen Driscoll Theater, Frank Havens School, 325 Highland Ave., near Oakland Ave., Piedmont. Judge Henderson will speak after the film. Presented by Appreciating Diversity Film Series. 835-9227.
“Breaking the Gridlock!” What will it take to have better transit in Berkeley? Panel and discussion, with Chris Peeples, AC Transit Board of Directors; Matt Nichols, City of Berkeley Transportation Planner; Betty Deakin, Director, Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley at 7:30 p.m. at Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar at Arch St. Free. 843-8724.
“Little House on a Small Planet” Live in less space but have more room and enjoy it, with Shay Salomon of the small house movementand photographer Nigel Valdez at 7 p.m. at Builders Booksource, 1817 Fourth St. 845-6874.
Richmond Southeast Shoreline Area Community Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Convention Center, Bermuda Room, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Nevin and 25th Sts. For information call 540-3923. To volunteer call 367-5379.
East Bay Macintosh Users Group Learn how to sync your Mac to your cell phone or PDA, at 7 p.m. at Expression College for Digital Arts, 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville. www.ebmug.org
Café Literario, a Spanish book discussion group begins a new session at 7 p.m. at the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 1125 University Ave. 981-6140.
Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
Family Story Time for children ages 3-7 at the Berkeley Public Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, at Hopkins. 981-6107.
Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest, writer, on “False Self/True Self” at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito St. off Grand Ave., Oakland. Cost is $5. 625-5831.
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.
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Open to girls in grades 1-9. Spring season begins March 3. To register call 869-4277. www.abgsl.org
Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. Feb. 5, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900.
Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5510.
West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Tues., Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.
Downtown Area Plan Advisory Commission meets Wed. Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7487.
Community Health Commission meets Thurs., Feb. 8, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5356.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning