TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Tuesdays for the Birds Tranquil bird walks in local parklands, led by Bethany Facendini, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Today we will visit Tilden’s Inspiration Point. Call for meeting place. 525-2233.
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.
New to DVD Screening and Discussion at 7 p.m. at JCCEB, 1414 Walnut St. Discussion follows. 848-0237.
“The Basics of Buying Your First Home” A free workshop with Jonathan Cole, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Consultant at 7 p.m. at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. 526-7512.
Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. 848-1704.
Community Sing-a-Long every Tues, at 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 1247 Marin Ave.. 524-9122.
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.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
Monitor Native Oysters in the Bay Help monitor oyster populations and set up equipment for our Native Oyster Monitoring Study at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley Marina, 201 University Ave. 452-9261, ext. 119. www.savesfbay.org/oysters
Walking Tour of Oakland City Center Meet at 10 a.m. in front Oakland City Hall at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234.
“The Next Industrial Revolution” a documentary about the transformation to an environmentally sustainable society at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland. Donation $5. www.HumanistHall.net
“Underground” A documentary about the Weather Underground at 8 p.m. at Long Haul Infoship, 3124 Shattuck Ave. www.thelonghaul.org
“Braving Borders, Building Bridges: A Journey for Human Rights” An African American Tour of the U.S.-Mexico Border A forum and report back at 6 p.m. at Laney College Forum, 900 Fallon St., Oakland. 849-9940.
“Human Factors for Technical Communicators” Monthly meeting of the Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication at 7:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Dr., Oakland. Cost is $15-$24. for reservations see www.stc-berkeley.org
Berkeley East Bay Track Club for ages 4-16 starts at 5:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Elementary School, Ninth St. and Allston Way. Free. 512-9475.
Free Diabetes Screening Come find out if you might have diabetes with our free screening test and make sure not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours beforehand, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Latina Center, 3919 Roosevelt Ave., Richmond. 981-5332.
Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Seevak at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. 526-3720, ext. 17.
Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. 548-9840.
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. at the downtown berkeley BART www.
Stitch ‘n Bitch at 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., at Dwight. 548-5198.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
AC Transit Public Hearing on the Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Impact Study/Report at 5:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center.
“Rehab it Right!” with Jane Powell, restoration consultant at 7:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. E-mail a few photos of an interior and/or kitchen project to email@example.com for expert tips. Cost is $8-$10. 763-9218. www.oaklandheritage.org
Quit Smoking Class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with optional accupuncture at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. 981-5330.
East Bay Macintosh Users Group will discuss Apple TV at 6 p.m. at Expression College for Digital Arts, 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville. http://ebmug.org
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
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 Robert Birgeneau on “Green Energy at UC Berkeley” 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.
Conscientious Projector Film Series “An Inconvenient Truth” at 7 p.m., followed by discussion, at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall, 1924 Cedar St. 841-4824.
“An Inconvenient Truth” will be screened at 2 p.m. at the YWCA Berkeley. 2600 Bancroft Way. Free. 848-6370.
Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, Bancroft and Telegraph. to schedule an appointment see http://www.beadonor.com Code: UCB.
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, JUNE 16
“Downtown: Progress and Options” A public workshop sponsored by the Downtown Area Plan Committee from 10 a.m. to noon at Berkeley High School Library, Allston and Milvia. For more information call 981-7487. www.cityofberkeley.info/dap
Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (BANA) meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sproul Room, 2727 College Ave. All welcome.
“No Child Left Behind? What is the Consevative, Corporate Agenda for Destroying Our Public Schools?” at 7 p.m. at 1300 Grand St., Alameda. Sponsored by the Alameda Public Affairs Forum. www.alamedaforum.org
“Summer Time at the Little Farm” A puppet show about life on the farm and the mishaps of a farmer, at 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening Learn to start growing foods and culinary herbs for your kitchen. We will cover the basics of starting a garden, including selecting and starting your seeds, building good soil, watering plants, and managing bugs and blights. Class is sponsored by the Alameda County Cleanwater Program. Cost is $10-$15. Preregistration required. Call for details and location. 548-2220, ext. 233.
Vegeterian Cooking Class: Mexican and Southwestern Cuisine from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. at Castro. Cost is $45, plus $5 materials fee. To register call 531-2665.
Walking Tour of Old Oakland “New Era/New Politics” 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.
Natural History Field Sketching with Tara Reinertson at 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
ADD & Autism: Drug- free Treatment Options for your Child with Thauna Abrin, Naturopathic Doctor at 10 a.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave. at Ensenada.
“Leaning into the Great Mystery” A workshop on Christian-Buddhist meditation from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church, 7900 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Cost is $30, includes lunch. To register call 635-4949.
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.
Hopalong Animal Rescue Come meet your furry new best cat friend from noon to 3 p.m. at 2940 College Ave. 267-1915, ext. 500.
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, JUNE 17
Working with Wool Watch how the spinning wheel turns wool into yarn, try a drop spindle or a felting project. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart. Wheelchair accessible. 526-7377.
Fathers’ Day Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. aboard the Red Oak Victory Ship moored in Richmond Harbor at 1337 Canal Blvd. Take Hwy 580 and exit at Canal Blvd. Cost is $6. 327-2933.
Father’s Day Campfire Bring hot dogs, buns, marshmallows and long sticks to the campfire at 5:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Accomodation for visitors with disabilities upon advanced request. 525-2233.
“Climate Change: Nuclear Power in Today’s World” with Karen Street at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine. 653-2803.
Bike Tour of Alameda Explore Alameda on a leisurely 5-mile ride. Meet at 10 a.m. at the 10th St. entrance to the Oakland Museum of California. Reservations required. 238-3514. www.museumca.org
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
Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Covenant Church, Recreation Rm., 3883 Aliso Ave., Oakland. Call to schedule an appointment. 531-5244.
Free Hands-on Bicycle Clinic Learn how to repair flats, from 10 to 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Social Action Forum with a program on Delancy Street at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Univresalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302.
Berkeley East Bay Atheists with a multi-media presentation on Carl Sagan by Marc Levenson at 1:30 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, Comunity Meeting Room, 2090 Kitttredge St. 222-7580. eastbayatheists.org
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. lmno4p.org
Tibetan Buddhism with Joleen Vries on “Guarding the Mind” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.
MONDAY, JUNE 18
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425.
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. At 3:30 p.m. at 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17.
City Council meets Tues., June 12, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.
Homeless Commission meets Wed., June 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5426.
Library Board of Trustees meets Wed., June 13, at 7 p.m. at the South Branch Library. 981-6195.
Planning Commission meets Wed., June 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484.
Waterfront Commission meets Wed., June 13, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. 981-6740.
Community Health Commission meets Thurs., June 14, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5356.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 14, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.