Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday February 23, 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. 

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 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. 

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.  

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. 


“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. 

“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. 

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. 

David Seaborg, environmental leader and son of Nobel Laureate and UC Chancellor Glenn Seaborg will be at the Memorial Oak Grove at 2:30 p.m. to present copies of the “Earth’s Ten Commandments” to a delegation of local leaders and children. 

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. 

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 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. 


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.  

“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.  


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.  

“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. 524-3043. 

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


“Civil Rights Tales” A Black History Month celebration with Stagebridge at 1:15 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. 981-5190. 

Community Celebration for Black History Month at 6:30 p.m. at James Kenney Recreation Center, 1720 Eighth St. 981-5158. 

Holocaust Remembrance Day Planning Meeting at noon at 2180 Milvia St., 5th Floor Redbud Room. Come help plan for Berkeley’s 5th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. 981-7170. 

“Project Censored” with Peter Phillips on how and why the mainstream corporate media make decisions about which stories to cover, at 7:30 p.m. at the mmeting af the El Cerrito Democratic Club, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 545 Asbury Ave., El Cerrito. 835-2727. 

Alaska’s Wilderness Rivers A slide show with Oliver Steinfels on rafting the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Free Eating Disorders Screening from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Campus, CC Conference Room (Level A), 2001 Dwight Way. 204-4580. 

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. 

Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. 848-1704.  

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. 


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

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: Lessons from Katrina at 1:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst. 548-9696. 

“What’s at Stake in the Ecology of Berkeley’s Strawberry Canyon” A walk at 5 p.m. every Wed. with Ignacio Chapela and expert guests Gray Brechin, Robert Hass, Brock Dolman, Gary-Paul Nabhan, Dan Siegel, Joe McBride and more to discuss what is at stake in the next proposed steps for the filling of the Canyon by the UC-LBL Rad-Labs, and now British Petroleum.  

“Immigration Reform: Problems and Prospects for the Community” a panel discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library’s Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza in central Richmond. 620-6561. 

Progressive Democrats of the East Bay meets at 7 p.m. at Spud’s Pizza, 3290 Adeline, to discuss against the war, electoral reform, and other issues in California and local politics. 636-4149. 

“Sustainability Education for Inspired Lives and Healthy Communities” with Trathen Heckman at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, 315A, UC Campus. Part of the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium. 

Live Free Box Clothing Swap from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 540-0751. 

Exploring Jewish Responses to Big Questions at 6:45 at JGate near El Cerrito Plaza and BART station. Suggested donation of $5. Call for reservation and address. 559-8140. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Training workshop for volunteers interested in helping the public schools, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. 644-8833. 

El Grupito, a group for practicing and maintaining Spanish skills, meets at 7:30 p.m. at Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave., Oakland. 653-9965. 

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

Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Heavy rain cancels. 548-9840. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil e at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley BART Station followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www. 


“Feminism Transcends Borders” A panel discussion for Women’s History Month with Paola Bacchetta, Purnima Madhivanan and Beatríz Pesquera at 6 p.m. at the Free Speech Movement Cafe, UC Campus. 643-6445. 

What to Eat with Marion Nestle at 5 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

Teen Book Club meets to discuss wordy books at 4:30 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue at Ashby. Bring a book to share. 981-6107. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at Unit 4 Dorms, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to (code UCB) 

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. 


Zero Waste Commission Mon., Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. 981-6368.  

City Council meets Tues., Feb. 27, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Energy Commission meets Wed., Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5434.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed., Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.