Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday September 07, 2007


“Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change” A documentary of Bloody Sunday in 1965, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the WOrker Church, 1640 Addison St. Free. 482-1062. 

“War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death” Film screening and discussion with Normon Soloman at 8 p.m. at La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $8. 849-2568. 

“Circular Migration of Labor” with Rosalio Muñoz, chair, CPUSA Subcommittee on Immigration at 7 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Suggested donation $5. 251-1120. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Offices, Harrison Building, Room 8-K, 1950 Franklin St., Oakland. To schedule an appointment go to  

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.  


East Bay AIDS Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Merritt, Bellevue and Grand Aves. To register see 

Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour of Rocks, Parks and Neighborhoods of North Berkeley from 10 a.m. to noon. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Historical Society and the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Cost is $10. To register and for meeting place call 848-0181. 

Open The Farm Meet and greet the animals at the Little Farm in Tilden Park as you help the farmer with morning chores, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 525-2233. 

Reptile Rap Meet our resident snake and turtle friends with an interactive talk for the whole family, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Sierra Club Grassroots Organizing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2530 San Pablo Ave. RSVP to 848-0800, ext. 307. 

Recycle Your Electronics Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Cerrito Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 6400 Manila Ave. Items accepted are computer monitors, computers, televisions, VCR and DVD players, toner cartridges, printers, fax machines, telephone equipment, cell phones and MP3 players. Sponsored by the City of El Cerrito. For information call 1-888-832-9839. 

Restoration Workday on the Banks of San Pablo Creek from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante. For information call 665-3538. 

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. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Montclair Village Meet at 1 p.m. at Montclair Branch Public Library, 1687 Mountain Blvd. for a gently sloping walk. 763-9218.  

Salud! A Celebration of Latino Art, Health and Community with health information, visual art and live music, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Women’s Cancer Resource Center, 5741 Telegraph Ave. 601-4040. 

The Crucible’s Fall Open House from 2 to 6 p.m. followed by Artist-in-Residence reception at 1260 7th Street, Oakland. 

Fall Bloomimng Perennials & Shrubs at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. off 7th St. 644-2351. 

“Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?” Information and training from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. RSVP to 925-370-1990. 

“The Art of Narration in Television and Radio Ads” with Paul Rowan at Dramatically Speaking, at 9 a.m., 1950 Franklin St., Room 2C, Oakland. Free, but please RSVP. ID required to get into building. 581-8675. 

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. 

Common Agenda, a local alliance of some 20 organizations in the Bay Area meets at 2 p.m. at the Peace Action Office, 2800 Adeline St. at Stuart. 524-6071. 

Auditions for Soli Deo Gloria from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave., Alameda. For infromation call 888-734-7664. 

Careers in Travel a full day class at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St. Cost is $10. RSVP to 981-2931.  

Luna Kids Dance Open House and creative dance class from 1 to 3 p.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave. 644-3629. 

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 every Wed. and Sat. at 10 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  

Fast Pitch Softball for Adults at noon on Saturdays in Oakland. For information call 204-9500. 

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. 


Solano Stroll “Going Green - It’s Easy” with a parade, entertainment, food, information booths, and more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Solano Ave. in Albany and Berkeley. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Broadway Auto Row Meet at 10 a.m. at 28th and Broadway, the tip of the Flatiron Building. 763-9218. 

Huston Smith “Three Outstanding Experiences of My Life” at 10 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

The Red Oak Victory Ship Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on board the ship, in Richmond harbor off Canal Blvd. Cost is $6, children under 5 free. 237-2933. 

The Great War Society meets to discuss “The Asquiths & Woods” by Peter Wood at 10:30 a.m. at 132 Montwood Way, Oakland. For information call 527-7118. 

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. 

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. 


The 9/11 Truth Film Festival Films include “Hijacking Catastrophe,” “The Reflecting Pool,” “Zeitgeist,” “Let's Get Empirical,” “9/11: Press for Truth,” and “9/11 Mysteries” from 1 to 10 p.m. Mon. and Tues. at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Donation $5-$10. 

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop for six consecutive Mon. eves. from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave. Pre-registraion encouraged. 644-6130.  

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals begin for Puccini's Messa di Gloria at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way. Pre-registration strongly recommended.  

Children’s Dance Program begins with classes in creative movement and ballet at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman. For details call 233-5550. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at West Pauley Ballroom MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to  

People’s Park Community Advisory Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 2362 Bancroft Ave. 642-3255.  


Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Workshop for People with Disabilities at 10:30 a.m. at West Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 Sixth St. Sponsored by the Center for Independent Living and the West Berkeley Senior Center. All are welcome. 841-4776, 981-5180. 

The 9/11 Truth Film Festival showing “Hijacking Catastrophe,” “The Reflecting Pool,” “Zeitgeist,” “Let's Get Empirical,” “9/11: Press for Truth,” and “9/11 Mysteries” from 1 to 10 p.m. at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland. Donation $5-$10. 

“War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death” A documentary at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. 

“Confluence, Confusion, or Catastrophe: Prospects for Ending the Delta Stalemate” with John Cain, director of restoration programs of the Natural Heritage Institute at 5:15 p.m. at Wurster Hall, Room 112, UC Campus. 642-2666. 

Food and Farming Film “Harvest of Shame” on dislocation in agricultural landscapes, sprawl, immigration and crisis, with panelists Christopher Cook (author, Diet for a Dead Planet); Ann Lopez (Farmworkers Journey); Jason Mark (farmer, journalist), Carey Knecht (Greenbelt Alliance) at 6:40 p.m. at the Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street at Arch. 

Womansong, PeaceSong An evening of participatory singing for women at 7:15 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Small Assembly, 2345 Channing Way, at Dana. Donation $15-$20. 525-7082. 

End the Occupation Vigil every Tues. at noon at Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St. 

Berkeley High School Governance Council meets to discuss BSEP Changes, WASC Plan, Update on UC Approved Courses and other issues at 4:15 p.m. in the Berkeley Community Theater. 644-4803. 

Writer Coach Connection Volunteers needed to help Berkeley students improve their writing and critical thinking skills from noon to 3 p.m. To register call 524-2319. 

Tilden Mini-Rangers Hiking, conservation and nature-based activities for ages 8-12. Dress to ramble and get dirty. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 1-888-327-2757. 

“How to Realize Helping Others is Helping Yourself” A public teaching with Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche at 7 p.m. at Upaya Center for Wellbeing, 478 Santa Clara Ave., Suite 200, Oakland. Suggested donation $20. 525-5292.  

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. 

Baby-friendly Book Club meets to discuss “Little Earthquakes” by Jennifer Weiner at 10 a.m. at Kensington Library. 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.  

Community Sing-a-Long every Tues, at 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. 524-9122.  

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. 


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. at the African American Museum and Library at 659 14th St. 238-3234. 

Healthy Aging Fair with health screenings and health and wellness information for seniors, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial HAll, 22292 Foothill Blvd., Hayward. Sponsored by the Alameda County Commission on Aging. 577-3532. 

Students United For Peace shows the documentary “Berkeley in the Sixties” by Mark Kitchell at 7 p.m. in Evans Room 60, UC Campus. 848-8320. 

Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Seevak at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave., Albany. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

“Voices from Puerto Rico and Hawaii” Women resisting militarism at 6:30 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $5-$10. 849-2568. 

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium with Todd Gilens on “Endangered Species” of urban activity, at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, Room 315A, UC Campus. All welcome.  

Recording African American Stories Add your voice to the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. For appointment call 228-3207. 

Center for Buddhist Education presents Rev. Ken Yamada at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, 2140 Durant Ave. at Fulton. Cost is $15. 809-1460. 

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 School Volunteers Orientation from 3 to 4 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. Come learn about volunteer opportunities. 644-8833. 

“Lebanon, A Year Later” Lecture and slideshow by Zeina Zaatari on the aftermath of Israel’s War on Lebanon and the sectarian dilemma at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña. Donations accepted. 849-2568. 

“Climate Change and Health” at 6:30 p.m. at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Hosted by the Community Health Commission. 981-5437.  

“What is a Podcast and How Can it be Used in an Educational Environment?” with Mojdeh Emdadian at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460. 

East Bay Mac Users Group meets to discuss Word Processor Shoot Out: A Comparison of Options at 7 p.m. at Expression College for Digital Arts, 6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaiser Center, 2nd floor lobby, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland. To schedule an appointment go to  

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 noon at the Latina Center, 3919 Roosevelt Ave., Richmond. 981-5332. 

Babies & Toddlers Storytime at 10:15 and 11:15 at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. Sept. 10, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5510.  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Mon., Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. 981-7410.  

City Council meets Tues., Sept. 11, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Homeless Commission meets Wed., Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5426.  

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. 981-6740.  

Commission on Early Childhood Education meets Thurs., Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5428.