TUESDAY, JULY 10
Bus Rapid Transit: Focus on Downtown Berkeley Community Workshop at the Transit Subcommittee meeting of the Transportation Commission at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7010.
Tuesday Documentaries at 7 p.m. at the Gaia Arts Center, 2120 Allston Way. Donation of $5 benefits the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. 665-0305.
Baby-friendly Book Club Bring your baby, and your love of books at 10 a.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043.
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. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. www.ecologycenter.org
Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brandywine Realty, 2101 Webster St., Ste. 600, Oakland. To schedule an appointment go to www.BeADonor.com (Code: BRANDYWINEREALTY)
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 8:45 to 1:30 a.m. at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center, 200 Grand Ave. 981-5332.
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.
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, JULY 11
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. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234.
A Talk with Al Haber, the founder of S.D.S. will speak of the reformed S.D.S. as well as a history of Berkeley's Long Haul and doing peace work in Israel/Palestine at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. www.thelonghaul.org
“Tani O, Who Are You?” with Nigerian Chief Priest Elebuibon Akinyemi on Ifa wisdom at 7 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $10. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Samuel Merritt Bechtel Room, 400 Hawthorne St., Oakland. To schedule and appointment go to www.BeADonor.com (Code: SMC)
CoHousing Slide Show on cohousing principles and the new cohousing development in Grass Valley, at 7 p.m. at 1250 Addison St, Suite 113. 849-2063.
“A Shorts Guide to Israel” Three short films at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $6-$8. 848-0237.
Adult Self-Protection Workshop on everyday safety skills from 10 a.m. to noon in Berkeley. Cost is $105, no one turned away. Location details upon registration. 831-426-4407.
Cope with Creativity Workshop on “Write to Connect with Grief” at 6:30 p.m. at 4401 Howe St., Oakland. To register call 888-755-7855, ext. 4241.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
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
“The San Luis Obispo Experience and A New Vision for Center Street” with a delegation from an Luis Obispo speaking on their Mission Street project, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Berkeley City College Auditorium. 419-0850.
International Working Class Film Festival with class struggle films from Australia at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Suggested donation $5. www.HumanistHall.net
“The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma” A documentary at 7 p.m. at The The Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at Alcatraz, Oakland.
Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2000 Shattuck Ave. To schedule an appointment go to www.BeADonor.com Code: CITYOFBERKELEY.
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.
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, JULY 14
Peach Tasting, including other stone fruits from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Center St. and MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.
Open the Farm Meet and greet the animals at the Little Farm as you help the farmer with morning chores, at 9 p.m. at the Little Farm, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Kid’s Garden Club for ages 6-9 to explore the world of gardening, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 1-888-EBPARKS.
Feast for the Beasts Come to the Oakland Zoo at 9 a.m. for breakfast for the whole family. Bring apples, grapes, lettuce and carrots for the animals. Cost is $6. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org
Vegetarian Cooking Class “Burgers & Backyard Bites” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. at Castro, Oakland. Cost is $45 plus $5 materials fee. Registration required. 531-COOK. www.compassionatecooks.com
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 Great War Society meets to discuss “French War Aims in WWI” with Robert Denison, at 10:30 a.m. at 640 Arlington Ave. 527-7118.
Family Sundown Safari at 5 p.m. at the Oakland Zoo. A hands-on program for children 3 and up to explore the Valley Children’s Zoo. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org
Produce Stand at Spiral Gardens Food Security Project from 1 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon St.
Succulents for Bay Area Gardens at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave., off 7th St. 644-2351.
Preschool Storytime for 3 to 5-year-olds at 11 a.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720 ext. 17.
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. 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. www.nativeplants.org
Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
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, JULY 15
Bay to Barkers Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society’s annual dog walk/run, including many activities for canines from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. 845-7735, ext. 13. www.berkeleyhumane.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. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
Fun on the Farm Day Sing traditional songs, help grind corn and see how wool is turned into yarn from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Farm, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
The Red Oak Victory Ship Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on board the ship. Take Hwy 580 to Richmond and exit at Canal Blvd. Cost is $6, children under 6 free. 526-7377.
Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m.at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby & Stuart. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 526-7377.
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
Bike Tour of the Port of Oakland 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.
Parent-Child Self-Protection Workshop on everyday safety skills from 10 a.m. to noon in Berkeley. Cost is $60, no one turned away. Location details upon registration. 831-426-4407.
East Bay Atheists will show the documentary “Jesus Camp” at 1:30 p.m. in the 3rd flr meeting room, Perkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 222-7580.
Homemade Pet Foods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kensington Farmers’ Market, 303 Arlington, behind ACE Hardware.
Social Action Forum with Eric Moon of the American Friends Service Committee at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302.
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712.
Tibetan Buddhism with Sylvia Gretchen on “the Four Catalysts of Being” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
MONDAY, JULY 16
“The Wells Fargo History Museum, 1852 to the Present” a Brown Bag Lunch with curator Anne Hall at 12:30 p.m. at the Edith Stone Room, Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17.
Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, UC Campus To schedule an appointmento to www.BeADonor.com (Code: UCB).
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425.
Dragonboating Year round classes at the Berkeley Marina, Dock M. Meets Mon, Wed., Thurs. at 6 p.m. Sat. at 10:30 a.m. For details see www.dragonmax.org
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 3:30 p.m. at 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17.
Commission on Disability meets Wed., July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6346. TDD: 981-6345.
Commission on the Status of Women meets Wed., July 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5190.
Homeless Commission meets Wed., July 11, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5426.
Police Review Commission meets Wed., July 11, at the South Berkeley Senior Cente., 981-4950.
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Thurs. July 12, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113.
Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs. July 12 , at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5428.
Community Health Commission meets Thurs., July 12,, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5356.
Public Works Commission meets Thurs., July 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6406.
West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., July 12 , at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., July 12, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410.