Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday May 29, 2007


Community Meeting on the City of Berkeley Budget at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, Hearst and MLK, Jr. Way. The budget may be downloaded from 981-7008. 

Strawberry Tasting at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market from 2 to 7 p.m. at Derby St. at MLK,Jr. Way. 548-3333. 

Tilden Explorers An after-school nature adventure program for 5-7 year olds. We will explore ponds from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 636-1684. 

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. Meet at 10 a.m. at Miller Knox. For information call 525-2233.  

Best Swimming Holes in Northern California at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Solo Sierrans Hike at Lake Chabot Reservoir Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the boat house. Optional dinner follows. For information call Delores 351-6247. 

Live Oak Codornices Neighborhood Assn meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Live Oak Park, Arts & Crafts Rm. We will discuss the proposed North Shattuck Plaza. 

Meditation and Social Action Circle at 7 p.m. at Unitraian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Cedar and Bonita. 540-1975. 

“Am I Ready to be a Parent?” A workshop for prosepctive LGBT parents at 6:30 p.m. at Bananas, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland. 415-865-5533. 

Berkeley PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at 1145 Walnut St. near corner of Eunice St. 

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. 

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. 

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. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


“Beyond the Bungalow” with Paul Duchscherer, author of many books on Arts & Crafts homes, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Cost is $20. 848-4288. 

Environmental and Political Action Films “Everything’s Cool,” “A Drop of Life” and “The Forest for the Trees” at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at Wheeler Auditorium, UC Campus. Cost is $10 per screening or $15 for the night. 415-255-1108. 

Tilden Explorers An after-school nature adventure program for 5-7 year olds. We will explore ponds from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 636-1684. 

National Senior Health & Fitness Day with information booths, health and fitness experts, and presentations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Home, 2361 East 29th St., Oakland. 534-3637.  

New to DVD Screening and Discussion at 7 p.m. at JCCEB, 1414 Walnut St. Discussion follows. 848-0237. 

Bayswater Book Club meets to discuss “The Manchurian Candidate” by Richard Condon at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Coffe Shop, El Cerrito Plaza. 433-2911. 

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. 548-9840. 

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. 

Stitch ‘n Bitch at 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., at Dwight. 548-5198.  


North Shattuck Community Meeting on Safeway Development Plans at 6:30 p.m. at the JCC.  

Congolese Music and Dance Workshops Thurs.-Sun. at Laney College. Cost per workshop is $8-$20. For information call 368-2475. 

“Long Train Running: The Story of the Oakland Blues” A documentary, presented by Oaklandish at 9 p.m. at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater, 1834 Park Boulevard, Oakland. Cost is $6. 962-5044.  

Lifeskills 411 Graduation Gala Dinner, with music, dinner, student speeches, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emeryville Hilton, 1800 Powell St. Tickets are $65-$75. 741-2045.  

Family Storytime for children ages 3-7 at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda. 981-6107. 

Baby and Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 


Plaque Dedication for denise brown at 7 p.m. at LeConte School, 2241 Russell St. To donate food, please call 841-2110. 684-7273. 

Golden Gate Audubon Society Field Trip to Jewel Lake in Tilden Park. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot at the north end of Central Park Dr. 843-2222. 

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. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Prof. George Bisharat on “Maximizing Rights: The One-State Solution to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict.” 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.  

Movies that Matter “Roxanne” at 6:30 p.m. at Neumayer Residence, 565 Bellevue St. at Perkins, Oakland. 451-3009. 

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. 


Berkeley History Center Walking Tour “The Maybeck Estates” led by Paul Grunland with Bob Shaner, at 10 a.m. Cost is $8-$10. For information on meeting place and to register call 848-0181. 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland around the restored 1870s business district. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of G.B. Ratto’s at 827 Washington St. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

Strawberry Family Fun Fest with entertainment and activities for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. at MLK. 548-3333.  

Sushi Basics Learn the natural and culltural history of sushi as you learn to prepare it from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Parent participation required for children ages 8 to 10. Cost is $25-$39. Registration required. 636-1684. 

“Restore Wetlands in Oakland” with Save The Bay and the East Bay Regional Park District on a wetland restoration project near the Oakland Airport. From 9 a.m. to noon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. RSVP to 452-9261 ext. 109. 

Longfellow Middle School Annual Health Fair with student performances, activities, health information, food, fun for the whole family, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1500 Derby St. Free. 883-5258, ext. 2. 

Spring Faire at Washington Elementary School with face painting, boat races, book exchange, soul food and performances from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, enter on McKinley. 486-1742. 

“Planning and Caring for Aging Loved Ones” with workshops and resources from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince St. Sponsored by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. For information or to register call 272-6695. 

Eco-Oakland Volunteer Opportunuity Help elementary school students with mapping and habitat restoration at Lion Creek, neat Merritt College. For information call 635-5533.  

“Mentors for Backyard Garden Program” Volunteers needed to help low-income residents of West Oakland build and maintain vegetable gardens, provide ongoing support, seedlings, seeds and compost. Information meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at West Oakland Woods Farm, 537 Lewis St., corner of Peralta and 7th, Oakland. SPonsored by City Slicker Farms. 763-4241. 

“Build an Earth Oven” Learn how to build your own oven from clay, sand, straw, and bricks. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Grandma Mary’s Organic Farm, 100 Behrens St., El Cerrito. Cost is $150. To register call 527-9271. 

Twins by the Bay Annual Garage Sale Families with twins, triplets, and more, sell gently used baby gear, clothes, car seats, strollers, and more from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1707 Gouldin Rd., Montclair. 593-5911. 

Future Leaders Institute Legacy Awards at 4 p.m. at The Unitarian Church, 685 14th St., Oakland. 

Citizenship Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fruitvale Village, located directly across from the Fruitvale BART station at the 3300 block of East 12th St,, between Fruitvale Ave. and 35th Ave., Oakland. 535-6900. 

“Crossing the Line” Chris Brown speaks of his experience as a Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. 499-0537. 

“Exploring Class... “ A two day-workshop examining the impact of class on our lives, and breaking down barriers between people from different socio-economic classes. Workshop held in Oakland. Register online at 

“Take a New Step and Meet Your Neighbors” Community fair with programs and service providers, basketball tournament, music and drama to reduce risk factors and combat violence in West Oakland. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1143 10th St., Oakland. 677-6364. 

Free Electronic Wate Drop Off Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Cerrito Department of Motor Vehicles, 6400 Manila Ave. E-waste accepted: computer monitors, computers/computer components, televisions, VCR & DVD players, toner cartridges, printers, fax machines, copiers, telephone equipment, cell phones, MP3 players. NO appliances, batteries, microwaves, paints, pesticides, etc. Please take these items to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility at 101 Pittsburg Ave. in Richmond. For HHW facility information, call 1-888-412-9277. The HHW facility will be open June 2. For E-waste Event questions call 1-888-832-9839 

Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign Benefit to rebuild the next home in Northern Gaza with Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom from Jerusalem and Husam El Nounou from Gaza at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Cedar and Bonita. Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of the East Bay, Ecumenical Peace Institute, Rebuilding Alliance, American Friends Service Committee, and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church. Donation $10-25 sliding scale, no one turned away. 524- 4244. 

AnewAmerica Social Responsibility Summit with workshops on Immigration Reform, Healthcare for Immigrants, Advocacy for Small Business and Food Justice from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. atSt. Elizabeth Church, the Franciscan Hall, 1500 34th Ave. & International Blvd, Oakland. 532-5240.  

Children’s Fairyland Personalities in costume at noon, followed by music with John Weaver at 1:30 a.m. pupet show at 2 p.m. at 699 Bellvue Ave., Oakland. 452-2259. 

Origami for All Ages from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720. 

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. 


Greening Albany Learn about community actions to reverse global warming, with speakers and information on goods and services, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Albany Middle School, 1259 Brighton Ave. 219-7211. 

“Climate Change: Technology and Policy” with Karen Street at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine. 653-2803. 

Yosemite Family Explorations with Ranger Ben telling stories about the park’s black bears, and other activities, at 1 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak at 10th St., Oakland. Cost is $5-$8. 238-2200. 

Free Hands-on Bicycle Clinic Learn how to keep your bike in excellent working condition through safety inspections, from 10 to 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Toddlers and Friends For 2-3 year olds to explore the meadows, ponds and trails in Tilden. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Summer Ponds Look for tadpoles, newt larvae, dragonfly nymphs and more from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

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. 

Berkeley City Club Wine Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave.Tickets are $40. 848-7800. 

Community Singalong with jazz pianist Ellen Hoffman from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison, Oakland, near 19th St. BART. Cost is $5-$15. 534-2750. 

Holistic Pet Consultation from 1 to 4 p.m. at RabbitEARS, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free, but appointment required. 525-6155. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

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. 

Social Action Forum with Mary Dewey-Wagner on Ethical treatment for Animals at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Univresalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Mary Gomes on “Everyday Compassion” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. 


“But What Can We Do About Global Warming?” A talk by author Ernest Callenbach at a brown-bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. at 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Explore Upper Codornices Creek on a challenging walk with Friends of Five Creeks Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the main entrance to the Berkeley Rose Garden, west side of Euclid Ave. south of Eunice St. This walk gains 500 feet elevation and includes hill staircases and narrow, uneven trails. Wear sturdy shoes; bring water, flashlight and walking sticks. 848-9358.  

“Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology” with Jay Keasling of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at 5:30 p.m. at Berkeley Repertory Theater 2025 Addison St. 486-5183. 

Drop in Knitting Class at the Albany Library Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children’s hats to be donated to charity organizations. Yarn and needles provided for donated items. At at 3:30 p.m. at 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

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


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. June 4, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., June 4, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5510.