Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 13, 2007


History of San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunters Point at 10:30 a.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. Free. 238-2200. 

Evolve! Darwin Day at Revolution Books featuring the book “Science of Evolution and The Myth of Creationism” by Ardea Skybreak at 7 p.m. at 2425 Channing Way. 848-1196 

“Faith Under Fire” with Bishop Eli Pascua on human rights violations in the Philippines at 5 p.m. at Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave. 

“The Wit, Wisdom and Life of Richard Pryor” Videos, at 7 p.m. at The Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St. 

New Tax Saving Strategies with Dorotha Bradley, of H&R Block, at 7 p.m. at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. 526-7512.  

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. 

Books and Ideas Group will discuss “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World” at 1 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. 981-5190. 

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. For information call 524-2319. 

Berkeley High School Governance Council meets from noon to 4 p.m. in the Berkeley Community Theater lobby to finalize the advisory proposal. 644-4803. 

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. 

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. 845-6830. 


“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. at the African American Museum and Library at 659 14th St. 238-3234.  

Ecology of Berkeley’s Strawberry Canyon What is at stake with the filling in of the canyon with UC-LBNL Rad-Labs and now British Petroleum? Join UC Prof. Ignacio Chapela on an walk of the canyon. Meet at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Oak Grove, next to International House. 

Teach-In and Vigil Against American Torture every Wed. at noon at Boalt Hall, Bancroft Way at College Ave.  

Fine Press, Artists’ Books and Fine Art Editions at the Codex International Bookfair, Wed. and Thurs. from noon to 6 p.m. at the ASUC Pauley Ballroom, UC Campus. Cost is $5-$15. 

Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Seevak at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Walk Berkeley for Seniors 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. Heavy rain cancels. 548-9840. 


Memorial for Denise Brown at 5 p.m. at the Community Theater, Berkeley High School. Reception to follow in the Food Court. 644-6320. 

Le Conte Neighborhood Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the LeConte Elementary School, Russell St. entrance. Agenda includes a report from Beat Officer Bartalini, updates on the cell phone antennas, the mixed use building proposed for 2701 Shattuck/ 

2100 Derby, zoning/hours changes on Telegraph Ave., the “Save the Oaks” success, and board elections. 843-2602. 

“No Small Dreams: A Politics of Hope for Urban America” with Van Jones, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, at 7:30 p.m. at College Preparatory School’s Buttner Auditorium, 6100 Broadway, at Brookside, Oakland. Tickets are $12.50-$15. 

“Where Have All the Frogs Gone? Amphibian Decline in the Sierra Nevada” with Dr. Gary Fellers at 12:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak St. 238-2200. 

“The Birds and Wildlife of Botswana” A photographic journey with Grant Reed at the Golden Gate Audubon Society meeting, at 7 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, 843-2222. 

East Bay Wildlife and Native American History with wildlife biologist and ethnologist Jim Hale at 7 p.m. at Redwood Gardens, 2951 Derby St. 

Rebuilding with Straw Bale in Earthquake Affected Pakistan A talk and slideshow with Berkeley architect Martin Hammer at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233.  

“Nicaragua and the IMF: What are the Socio-Economic Issues facing Daniel Ortega?” An illustrated presentation by participants in Jubilee USA and Witness for Peace Delegation to Nicaragua, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St. 525-5497. 

“Transgender Meets Pagan Spirituality” Brown Bag lunch and discussion at 12:30 p.m. at Pacific School of Religion, Mudd Bldg, Room 100, 1798 Scenic Ave. 

“Did God Have a Wife?” with Prof. William G. Denver on the archeology and folk religion of of ancient Israel, at 7 p.m. at Pacific School of Religion Bade Museum, 1798 Scenic Ave. 

Simplicity Forum on relationships and friendships at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 549-3509. 

Teen Book Club discusses favorite gory and creepy books at 4:30 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue at Ashby. Bring a book to share. 981-6107. 

Parents and Teens: Getting Beyond the Fight Learn techniques to resolve conflicts at 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

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


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

“The Untold Story Of Emmett Lois Till” A documentary by Keith A. Beauchamp at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. Discussion with Rosemary Patton follows the screening. Donation $10. 528-5403. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Susan Fisher on “Human Embryonic Stem Cells.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.  

Manga and Anime Club for Tweens and Teens meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 

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.  


Black History Month Community Celebration “Making the Connection: To Family, History, Purpose” with entertainment, presentations, and a soul food meal, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. 981-5218. 

African-American Feast Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lake Shore Ave., Oakland. Cost is $20, includes food and entertainment. 653-6055.  

“Are We a Democracy? Vote Counting in the United States” with Steven Freeman, Univ. of PA., Paul Lehto, of Verifiable Democracy, Joshua Mitteldorf, Univ. of AZ, and others, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rockridge Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by Elections Defense Alliance. 

Amiri Baraka and Ngugi wa Thiango in conversation at 7 p.m. at the Third World Book Fair, Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd.  

Memorial Celebration for Tillie Olsen at 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland.  

Celebrate Black History Month on the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda. Admission is $14 adults, $6 for children, $20 for a family of four. 

“Treads ‘N’ Tracks” Animals we don’t see leave behind clues of where they have been, and where they are going. We’ll search for tracks, then make some of our own to take home. At 2 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Kids Garden Club We plant, harvest, build, make crafts, cook and get dirty! For ages 6-9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. 636-1684. 

Open House and Volunteer Opportunity at Gateway Park in El Cerrito Learn about the ongoing restoration activities and the Baxter Creek Watershed Stewards, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dress to participate in weeding and planting activities. The Gateway site is located on the right-hand side of Key Blvd. at the end of the Ohlone Greenway, a 5-minute walk north from the El Cerrito Del Norte BART. 665-3686.  

The Last Drag Berkeley Free LGBT Quit Smoking Class begins at 10 a.m. at The Pacific Center, 2712 Telegraph Ave. and runs for six Sat. and one Sun. to register call 981-5330. 

Valentine Crab Fest & Dance at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Dinner seatings at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$50. 526-3805.  

California Writers Club meets to discuss crime and ethics at 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, Jack London Square. 272-0120. 

Lead-Safe Painting & Remodeling Free class on lead safe renovations for older homes, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Temescal Branch Library, 5205 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 567-8280.  


Huey P. Newton Birthday Commemoration from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Black Repertory, 3201 Adeline St. Tickets are $10. 652-2120. 

Open Garden at Tilden Park 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. Heavy rain cancels. 636-1684. 

Newt Hunt Every winter, newts return to our freshwater ponds to breed. Catch a glimpse of the incredible mating behavior of newts, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 636-1684. 

Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at Willard Middle School, on Telegraph Ave. between Derby & Stuart. Wheelchair accessible. Rain cancels. 526-7377. 

Mental Health Workshop and Training on Trauma with Will Hall, at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751. 

“Duality and Non-Duality; Salvation in Abrahamaic Traditions” with Alex Pappas at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. 535-0302, ext. 306.  

Tibetan Buddhism with Sylvia Gretchen on “Tibetan New Years: Culture and Tradition” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


“More Than Your Standard Garden” A workshop on creating a school garden as an outdoor classroom for science, math, or language arts. Learn how to develop standards-based lesson plans and link existing activities to California Content Standards, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Watershed Project, 1327 S 46th St. Bldg. #155, Richmond. Cost is $25, scholarships available. 665-3430. 

“Creating An Ecological House” A seminar with Skip Wenz on modeling houses on ecosystems, natural building materials, solar design and alternative construction methods, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $85. 525-7610. 

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


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 call 908-0709. 

Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Open to girls in grades 1-9. Spring season begins March 3. To register call 869-4277. 


City Council meets Tues., Feb. 13, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.  

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. J981-7484. 

Police Review Commission meets Wed., Feb. 14, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.  

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. 981-6740.  

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Thurs, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. 644-6128 ext. 113.  

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7415.  

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7010.