Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday June 22, 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. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with David Wallenstein on “EBMUD Water Conservation Projects” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. Forreservations call 526-2925.  

“Tribute to Woody Guthrie” with Country Joe McDonald in a fundraiser to save the Memorial Oak Grove at UC Berkeley, at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Donation $10-$50. 841-3493.  

“When the Levees Broke” Parts 1 and 2, will be screened at 2 p.m. at the YWCA Berkeley. 2600 Bancroft Way. Free. 848-6370. 

Tilden Sunset Hike A scenic 8 mile loop through southern Tilden Park with panoramic evening views from the Seaview trail. Meet at 6 p.m. at Inspiration Point on Wildcat Canyon Rd. Bring warm layered clothing, flashlight, optional snack to share. 601-1211. 

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 9 to 11 a.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. at Ashby. 981-5332. 

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. (Code: UCB) 

Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil from noon to 1 p.m. at Bancroft and Telegraph. Our focus is human rights in Palestine. 548-6310. 

“The Mission” the British film at 7:30 p.m. at The Center of Light, 2944 76th St., Oakland. 635-4286. 

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 Path Wanderers Celebrates Piedmont Centennial with a 1.8 mile hilly walk with staircases. Meet at 10 am. at the monument at the edge of Piedmont Park, near the intersection of Highland and Magnolia, Piedmont. 

Oak Grove Tree-Sit Summer Festival with music, food and art, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Grove on Piedmont Ave., just north of Bancroft Ave. and International House. 938-2109. 

Pet Parade and Art Gallery Tour of “Animals, Sea Creatures and Animation” Paintings, sculpture, digital and fiber art and more, in a benefit for Hopalong Animal Rescue. Narrated art gallery tour from noon to 5 p.m. at Expressions Gallery, 2053 Ashby Ave. 644-4930.  

Dynamite History Walk Explore the explosive and peaceful past of the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline with former Atlas Powder Company employee Norman Monk from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For meeting place call 525-2233. 

Native Plant Gardening for the East Bay Learn how to use native plants that are naturally adapted to our local climate and that require very little water to thrive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Alameda County Cleanwater Program. Cost is $10-$15. Pre-registration required. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Common Agenda Regional Network meeting on reordering federal priorities from the military to human and environmental needs at 2 p.m. at the Peace Action West office, 2800 Adeline/Stuart, 4 blocks no. of Ashby BART. 527-9584. 

Know Your Rights Berkeley Copwatch presents a training in your rights with the police and how to be an effective police observer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425. 

Art and Craft Courtyard Sale with origami, beadwork, knitting, and musical entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1901 Hearst St. Benefits Berkeley’s Nikkei seniors. 

Berkeley Pickup Troupe rehearsal for “Nature v. Merger” a Sci Fi fairy tale at 3 p.m. at 1631 Bonita Ave. Performance on Sun. Call to claim a role. 266-2069. 

Great American Backyard Campout from 3 p.m. until Sun. at 10 a.m. at the Jaoquin Miller Park. Fee is $25 per family and includes parking, dinner, continental breakfast, snacks and activities. Register online at or call 238-7275. 

Cork Boat Regatta and Bubble Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Children’s Art, 528 9th St., Oakland. Admission is $5, plus $5 for workshops. 465-8770. 

Free Seismic Retrofit Seminar from 10 a.m. to noon at Open House Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. 418-1676.  

Live Reptiles from the East Bay Vivarium and kick-off of the Summer Reading Program at 2 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. For ages 3 and up. 524-3043. 

Preschool Storytime for 3 to 5-year-olds at 11 a.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720 ext. 17. 

Walking Tour of Old Oakland uptown to the Lake to discover Art Deco landmarks. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Paramount Theater at 2025 Broadway. Tour lasts 90 minutes. For reservations call 238-3234. 

Origami Earring Workshop with Nga Trinhat 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 981-6100. 

East Bay Baby Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St. 540-7210. 

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.  

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. 


Berkeley International Food Festival from noon to 5 p.m. for several blocks on either side of the San Pablo/University Intersection. 845-4106. 

“Let’s Get Healthy” An educational presentation, diabetes and hypertension screening, resources and other information for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. 540-7085. 

Health Care Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1924 Cedar St. For information call 526-8419. 

Chickens and Ducks in Your Garden with chicken rancher Linnea Due who will help you decide which breeds are best for your situation, how to deal with predators, whether your chickens can free-range, and more, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., entrance on Peralta. Cost is $15 sliding scale, no one turned away. 548-2220 ext. 242.  

Trails Challenge in Briones Regional Park Meet at 10 a.m. on the north side, Old Briones Rd. entrance for a 6.5 mile hike. Bring lunch, liquids, and sturdy walking shoes. 525-2233. 

“US Military Bases in Ecuador? Oil Companies in the Amazon?” A report back from Global Exchange at 6:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $10-$20. 849-2568.  

50 plus Berkeley Playreading Group reads “Flirtations” by Arthur Schnitzler at 2 p.m. at 1471 Addison St., entrance in rear of 1473 building, off Sacramento. RSVP to 655-7962.  

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. 

Social Action Forum with Larry Bensky, formerly of KPFA, on the role of the media at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Betty Cook on “The Stupa: Symbol of Enlightenment” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


Pools for Berkeley meets at 7 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst at MLK. Minutes of prior meetings and presentations available at 

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop covering legal end-of-life decisions, elder abuse, revocable living trusts, runs for five mondays at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $40, pre-registration encouraged. 644-6130. 


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 the Eastshore State Park. Call for meeting place and if you need to borrow binoculars. 525-2233. 

Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll look for insects from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Community Sing-a-Long every Tues, at 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 1247 Marin Ave. 524-9122.  

Family Storytime for preschoolers and up at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Tuesday Documentaries at 7 p.m. at the Gaia Arts Center, 2140 Dwight Way. Donation of $5 benefits the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. 665-0305. 

Berkeley PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at 25 Dartmouth Dr . near Claremont Hotel. Call for directions. 841-4411. 

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. 


The Unveiling of A Mural In Tribute to Maudelle Shirek from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Maudelle Shirek Building, Outside City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Way. 

Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll look for insects from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

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. 

Green Chamber of Commerce Mixer at 5:30 p.m. at Sam’s Log Cabin, 945 San Pablo Ave., Albany. Cost is $5, members free. 219-7211. 

“Increasing Energy Efficiency and Renewables in our Homes and Businesses” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Sponsored by the Energy Commission. 981-7081. 

“The Threat to Civil Rights and Habeas Corpus” with Ann Fagan Ginger at the Berkeley Gray Panthers meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst. 548-9696. 

“The Global Gardener” With Bill Mollison on his film on sustainable agriculture around the world at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland. Donation $5. 

“Berkeley-Ukraine Partnership for the Environment” A roundtable discussion on ways to address the globe’s most pressing environmental challenges at 7 p.m. at Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

”Punishment Park” A pseudo-documentary about controlling mass protests set during the Vietnam War at 8 p.m. at Long Haul Infoship, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 

Project BUILD Kickoff Berkeley United in Literacy Development summer reading program at 11 a.m. at James Kenney Recreation Center, 1718 8th St. 

East Bay Traveling Travel Writers Salon at 6:30 p.m. at 515 Pomona Ave, Albany. 524-2459. 

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, wear comfortable shoes and a warm hat. 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. 


Community Workshop on East Touchdown Plaza at Aquatic Park, including bicycle and pedestrian access improvements, seating, signage and landscaping, at 7 p.m. at the North berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst. 981-6715. 

Walkin’ Pride An LGBT nature walk for the whole family at 6:30 p.m. at Tilden’s Inspiration Point. Bring layered clothing and water. For information call 525-2233. 

Easy Does It Board of Directors’ Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 1636 University Ave. 845-5513.  

“Postcards from Italia: Food, Land and Culture” and the parallels and inspiration for California farms and gardens at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Quit Smoking Class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with optional accupuncture, at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. For more information call 981-5330. 

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oakland State Building, Training Room 1, 1515 Clay St., Oakland. To schedule an appointment call 622-3200. 

Free Skin Cancer Screening at Alta Bates Summit, Oakland. Appointments required. 869-8833, ext. 2. 

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. 


Berkeley Housing Authority meets Tues., June 26, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.  

City Council meets Tues., June 26, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Civic Arts Commission meets Wed., June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7533.  

Energy Commission meets Wed., June 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5434.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., June 27 at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7484.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed., June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.  

Mental Health Commission meets Wed., June 28, at 5 p.m. at 2640 MLK Jr. Way, at Derby. 981-5213.  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 28, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.