TUESDAY, FEB. 20
The Berkeley Garden Club meets at 2 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. The topic will be “National Trust Gardens of England” presented by Carole Austin. 845-4482.
Woodfin Town Hall Meeting in support of immigrant and worker rights at 7 p.m at Emeryville Senior Center, 4321 Salem St., Emeryville. 893-7106, ext. 27. www.democracyinaction.org
“Hiking the Pacific Coast Trail” A slide show with Scott Williamson at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Animal Communication Consultations from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at RabbitEars, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. For appointment call 525-6255.
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.
Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.
Discussion Salon on Changing Religion at 7 p.m. at JCC, 1414 Walnut.
Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. www.ecologycenter.org
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 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. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21
Cynthia McKinney, Voting Rights and the American Blackout with at screening of the documentary 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $12-$15 at independent bookstores. 415-255-7296 ext. 253. www.globalexchange.org/
A Plan for North Shattuck? Contribute ideas on what, if anything, should change on N. Shattuck at 7:30 p.m. at Live Oak Park Recreation Center. Sponsored by the Live Oak Coordinices Creek Neighborhood Association.
Teach-In and Vigil Against American Torture every Wed. at noon at Boalt Hall, Bancroft Way at College Ave.
Robert Reich on “The Four Narratives of American Public Life” at 5 p.m. in Room 315, Wheeler Hall, UC Campus.
“Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” a film on the anti-Nazi White Rose student movement, at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Gary Panthers, 1403 Addison St. 548-9696.
“Contemplation and Education” a conversation on the contemplative practice in different religions at 7 p.m. at Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave.
“Terrestrial Laser Scanning in Landscape Architecture” with Toby Minear at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, 315A, UC Campus. http://laep.ced.berkeley.edu/
Albany Library Evening Book Club meets to discuss “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri at 7 p.m. at The Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720.
Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. 548-9840.
Stitch ‘n Bitch at 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., at Dwight. 548-5198.
THURSDAY, FEB. 22
“Preserving the Past and Embracing the Future” with Byron C. Williams in celebration of Black History Month at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center, 1730 Oregon St. 981-5158.
“Sankofa” A celebration in honor of Black History Month at 6:30 p.m. at the Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. 981-5158.
“Seafood Watch” Learn about the status of the oceans and how you can make sustainable seafood choices, at 5 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Registration required. 636-1684. www.ebparks.org
“Insects Make the Green World Go Round” A presentation on conserving invertebrate biodiversity with entomologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz and special insect guests at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland. Donation $12-$20. 632-9525 ext.122.
Setting the Table for Impeachment Panel discussion with Larry Everest and Dr. Peter Phillips and screening of “High Crimes” by Jacob Clapsadle at 7 p.m. at Grand Lake Theater, Oakland. Tickets are $10-$15. 845-4154.
Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from noon to 1 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833.
“Sacred Hospitality between the Religions” a lecture by Fr. Pierre-François de Béthune at 7:30 p.m. at Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave. Free. 848-9788.
Family Story Time for children ages 3-7 at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, at Hopkins. 981-6107.
FRIDAY, FEB. 23
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
Free Compost for Berkeley Residents First priority is given to Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley Community Gardens. Self-serve for the general public from 11:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Berkeley Marina Maintenance Yard, 201 University Ave. 644-6566.
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Frayda Bruton on “Elder Options.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925.
Chinese New Year Celebration at 1:15 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. 981-5190.
“Jews and Arabs: Past, Present and Future” a weekend seminar led by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. To register call 415-543-4595. www.kolhadash.org
Circle Dancing in El Cerrito, beginners welcome. Potluck supper at 7 p.m., followed by dancing, at the Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navellier St.El Cerrito. 528-4253. www.circledancing.com
Kol Hadash Humanistic Judaism Family Pot Luck Shabbat at 6 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Please bring dinner food appropriate for children, and non-perishable food for the needy. 428-1492.
SATURDAY, FEB. 24
“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
“Cerrito Creek Work Party” Join Friends of Five Creeks to help remove invasive weeds to restore a creekside willow grove. Wear shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Meet at 10 a.m. at Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito. 848-9358. www.fivecreeks.org
Mt. Wanda Bird Walk Join Park Ranger Cheryl Abel for a walk up Mt. Wanda. The terrain is steep, so wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bring water and binoculars. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Park and Ride lot at the corner of Alhambra Ave. and Franklin Canyon Rd., Martinez. 925-228-8860.
Recycled Art Reuse some of your regular throwaways to make birdhouses, collages, masks, and more during this “open art”opportunity. All ages welcome. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.
War Tax Resistance Workshops More than half of our federal income taxes are used to wage war. Come find out about your options for conscientious objection from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at 3122 Shattuck Ave. 843-9877.
African American Quilters’ Workshop from noon to 3 p.m. at the West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline St. Free. For information call 238-7352.
LGBT Film Festival from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the César Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, 3301 East 12th St. 535-5620. www.oaklandlibrary.org
Know Your Rights Training from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CopWatch, 2022 Blake St. For information call 548-0425.
Tea Tasting Learn about the horticultural and cultural history of tea from 2 to 5 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $12-$15. Registration required. 643-2755.
Lead-Safety for Remodeling, repair and painting of older homes. HUD & EPA approved class held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, 2000 Embarcadero, #300, Oakland. 567-8280.
Write for Your Life A workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. Suggested donation $40. 524-2858.
Music and Sacred Space from 1 to 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. Suggested donation $10. 236-0376.
“Jews and Arabs: Past, Present and Future” A Kol Hadash Scholar-in-Residence Seminar with Rabbi Sherwin Wine, Sat. and Sun. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. For registration information, visit www.kolhadash.org 543-4595.
Picket at Woodfin Suites from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 5800 Shellmound, Emeryville. 548-9334.
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. 25
Tour of EcoHouse’s Greywater System Learn how to use waste water from your bathroom sink, shower and washing machine to safely irrigate your garden. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berkeley EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St. Cost is $15 sliding scale, no one turned away. 548-2220 ext. 242.
Hoot with Winter Owls Learn the night-time calls of owls that inhabit Tilden's forests and discover fact, fiction and fables about owls at 11 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
“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 Lend a hand pulling out exotic broom plants so our native grasses and shrubs have a fighting chance. Bring gloves. We’ll provide hand tools and refreshments. From 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Seed Propagation and Sustainable Gardening from noon to 3:30 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $40. Registration required. 643-7265.
Berkeley City Club Tour of the “Lilttle Castle” designed by Julia Morgan at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave. 883-9710.
Hypertension Sunday Free Blood Pressure Screenings at churches and senior centers in Alameda County. For times and locations call 869-6763.
“Karma: Do We Have Control Over Our Destiny?” Meditation and talk with Elizabeth Diamond at 12:30 p.m. at 7th Heaven Yoga Studio, 2820 Seventh St.
Spartacist Forum: Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution at 2 p.m. at 213 Wheeler Hall, UC Campus. 839-0851.
“Duality and Non-Duality: Liberation” 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 Mark Henderson on “The Nyingma Mandala: A Dynamic Meditation for Peace” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.
MONDAY, FEB. 26
Lawrence Berkeley Lab Expansion Plans Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. A CD version of the Long Range Development Plans is available. Call 486-4181.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s State of the District Address at 6 p.m. at the Ron Dellums Federal Building Auditorium, 2nd floor, 1301 Clay St., Oakland. 763-0370. http//lee.house.gov
“Jazz on a Monday Afternoon” Films and discussion on the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St., 3rd flr. 981-6100.
“Brotherly Jazz: The Heath Brothers” A screening of the documentary followed by a discussion with the producer at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043.
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6601.
Downtown Area Plan Advisory Commission meets Wed. Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7487.
Homeless Commission meets Wed., Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5426.
Library Board of Trustees meets Wed., Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6195.
Mental Health Commission meets Thurs., Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at 2640 MLK Jr. Way, at Derby. 981-5213.
West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets with the Transportation and Planning Commissions Thurs., Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.