Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday September 14, 2007


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Eugenie Scott on “The Evolution of Creationism” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. 526-2925.  

Emergnecy Free Speech Rally in the Memorial Oak Grove to protest the ten foot chainlink fence around a dozen tree-sitting environmental protesters and the chilling effect UC’s actions are having on free speech at 1:30 p.m. in the Oak Grove next to Memorial Stadium, Piedmont Way north of International House. 

“Don’t Fall for It” Learn the right ways to maintain good balance and prevent falls at 10 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Home, 2361 East 29th St. Free individualized screening after the talk. 534-3637. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Children’s Hospital, Outpatient Center Basement, 747 52nd St., Oakland. To schedule an appointment go to  

Conscientious Projector Film Series “When the Levees Broke” by Spike Lee at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. Donation requested. 528-5403. 

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.  


Coastal Cleanup along the Berkeley Waterfront from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at 9 a.m. behind Seabreeze Market at the corner of University Ave. and Frontage Rd. For other coastal clean-up sites see 

Oakland’s Creek to Bay Day Volunteers need to remove litter and non-native invasive species at 16 locations in Oakland. For details about locations call 238-7611 or see 

Creek to Bay Day at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park A creek clean-up and beautification event. Tools, water and snacks provided. Bring sunscreen, hat, gloves and rubber boots. From 9 a.m. to noon at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave., Oakland. 532-9142. 

Albany Waterfront Trail Cleanup Meet at 9 a.m. at the foot of Buchanan, west of 880. Bring water and be dressed to get dirty. 759-1689. 

Community Peace Rally & Concert from 1 to 5 p.m. at People’s Park with music, speakers, tables and action circles. 

Walking Tour of Historic Oakland Churches and Temples Meet at 10 a.m. at the front of the First Presbyterian Church at 2619 Broadway. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. www. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Oakland Point Meet at 10 a.m. at Cypress Feeway Memorial Park, Mandela Parkway between 13th and 14th St. 763-9218. 

Historical and Botanical Tour of Chapel of the Chimes from 10 a.m. to noon at 499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. RSVP to 228-3207. 

Chalk4Peace A chalk art project for children midday at Museum of Childrens’ Art, 538 9th St., Oakland. 465-8770, ext. 310. and at Cragmont Elementary School, 830 Regal Rd. 644-8810. 

“The Day the Earth Stood Still” Oakland Outdoor Movie Series at 8:30 p.m. on Ninth St. between Broadway and Washington, Oakland. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring thier own chairs and blankets. 238-4734. 

Free Earthquake Retrofit Seminar sponsored by the Association of Bay Area Governments from 10 a.m. to noon at Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. 418-1676.  

Interreligious Art & Music Festival from 1-5pm at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley, Ave. 


Vegetarian Cooking Class “Demystifying Tofu, Tempeh, and Seitan” 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.  

Positively Ageless A Celebration of Art & Aging at 6 p.m. at 4th Street Studio, 1717 Fourth St. Cost is $25. Benefits Adult Day Services Network of Alameda County. 

Friends of the Albany Library Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Edith Stone Room of the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 16. 

Chapel of the Chimes Historical and Botanical Tour at 10 a.m. at 4499 Piedmont Ave. RSVP to 228-3207. 

Kidpower Parent Child Workshop for chidren aged 4-8 to learn everyday safety skills, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Berkeley. Cost is $60, no one turned away. Email to register and for location. 

“Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips” with author Kris Carr at 3 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

Saturday Music Classes for Children and Youth in Choir, Marimba, bands, drumming and dance begin at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, 1616 Franklin St., Oakland. 836-4649, ext. 112. 

AAU Boys Basketball Tryouts for 12U, 13U and 14U teams from noon to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. For information call 665-3264.  

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

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10 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. 


Bike Against the Odds for the Breast Cancer Fund at 6:30 a.m. at Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt, Oakland. Cost is $50-$75. To register see 

Transit to Trails Meet at the Downtown Berkeley BART station at 9:30 a.m. for an AC Transit bus ride to Tilden, followed by a guided walk through the park. Registration required. 1-888-327-2757. 

Mortar Rock Ivy-Pull Help clean up this historic site in North Berkeley from 10 a.m. to noon at 901 Indian Rock Ave. 848-9358. 

Musical Block Party at Peralta Community Garden hosted by the Friends of Westbrae Commons. Meet at 1 p.m. at 1400 Peralta Ave., by the corner of Hopkins to celebrate three community gardens. 524-2671. 

Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m., Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. 526-7377. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of the Eichlers of Oakland to learn about Oakland’s residential district of houses by Joseph Eichler, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10-$15. Reservations required. 763-9218.  

Sycamore Japanese Church Bazaar with Japanese food, Taiko drumming, crafts and activities for children from noon to 5 p.m. at 1111 Navellier St., El Cerrito. 525-0727. 

Retromobilia Classic Auto Show 60+ vintage cars and the latest alternative fuel vehicles, food, fun, music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 1800 block of Fourth St. between Hearst and Virginia Sts. 526-6294.  

CodePINK Women for Peace Newcomer Orientation at 10 a.m. at the CodePINK Office, 1248 Solano Ave., Albany. Please RSVP to 524-2776. 

Green Sunday on Oakland’s Green Economic Development: How it is Being Affected by the BP Deal With the University of California and the “Progressive” Dellums Administration’s Partnership with the Oakland Chamber of Congress at 5 p.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. 

Mac Lingo “Reflections on My Religious Journey” at 10 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

East Bay Athesists meets to watch the documentary “The Attack on Science” at 1:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 222-7580. 

“Updating Engels” a discussion of the achievements in Anthropology since Engels published “Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State” Led by Gene Ruyle, emeritus prof, CSULB at 10 a.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland. 595-741. 

Urban Living Tour Benefit for Rebuilding Oakland Together. A self-guided tour of some of the most interesting living spaces and historical landmarks in the East Bay. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starts at the Central Station, 14th & Frontage Rd. (adjacent to Historic 16th Street Train Station), Oakland. Costs $20. 

Bike Tour of Oakland around the Fruitvale District on a leisurly paced two-hour tour that covers about five miles. Meet at 10 a.m. at the 10th St. entrance to the Oakland Museum of California. Reservations required. 238-3514.  

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. 

Martial Arts Around the World A Family Exploration Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. 238-2022. 

Introduction to Wellness Integration at 11:30 a.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929. 


Free Boatbuilding Classes for Youth Mon.-Wed. from 3 to 7 p.m. at Berkeley Boathouse, 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. Classes cover woodworking, boatbuilding, and boat repair. 644-2577.  

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  

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


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 Garreston Point. Call for meeting place and if you need to borrow binoculars. 525-2233. 

Memorial Ceremony at the Oak Grove with Country Joe McDonald and veteran’s groups to honor the Californians who gave their lives in World War I. At noon at the Oak Grove in front of Memorial Stadium, Piedmont Way. 

Join in the “Living Graveyard” Bring a white sheet and join in the legal street theater to make visible the reality of the deaths caused by the war, at noon at Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay St. 655-1162.  

Constitution Day at the Free Speech Cafe with Daniel Farber on “Bong Hits 4 the Constitution: Free Speech Rights of Students Today” and Loweel Bergman on “Lots of Talk and No Action: Free Speech in the New Millenium” at 6 p.m. at Free Speech Movement Cafe, UC Campus. 643-6445. 

Berkeley Garden Club “Color, Texture and Water in the Garden” with Paul and Robin Cowley at 1:30 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 845-4482. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Open House from 10 a.m. to noon at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. RSVP to 642-9934. 

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. 

“High Crimes and Atrocities” A documentary on the lies of the Bush administration’s to justify the invasion of Iraq, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. 

American Red Cross Blood Services Volunteer Orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. in Oakland. Registration required. 594-5165.  

“Sleep? I Wish!!!” Why people with Fibromhyagia, ME/CFS and related conditions do not get full and restful sleep and what can be done about it, with Andrew Greenberg, MD, of the California Center for Sleep Disorders at noon at Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 2001 Dwight Way. 644-3273. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. 

Street Level Cycles Community Bike Program Come use our tools as well as receive help with performing repairs free of charge. Youth classes available. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. from 2 to 6 p.m. at at 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. 644-2577.  

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

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 Oakland Chinatown Meet at 10 a.m. at the courtyard fountain in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza at 388 Ninth St. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234.  

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium with Margaret Crawford on “Everyday Urbanism” at 1 p.m. at Wurster Hall, Room 315A, UC Campus. All welcome.  

“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foriegn Policy” with John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Donations accepted. Sponsored by Cody’s Books. 559-9500. 

“Amax: La Memoria del Tiempo” a film on the 1932 genocide of the Nahua-Pipil of El Salvador, at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $5-$20. 849-2568. 

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. 

Free Estate Planning Seminar at 7 p.m. at Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, 2700 Ninth St. RSVP to 845-7735, ext. 19.  

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. 


Emergency Benefit for Street Spirit Editor Terry Messman and Ellen Danchik with poetry readings, art and music at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Church, 1600 Sacramento St. at Cedar. www. 

“Local History of the Codornices Creek Watershed” with Richard Schwartz at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St. 759-1689. 

Tilden Tots Join a nature adventure program for 3 and 4 year olds, each accompanied by an adult (grandparents welcome)! We’ll hunt for spiders, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 1-888-327-2757. 

Tilden Explorers An after-school nature adventure program for 5-7 year olds. We will hunt for spiders from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 1-888-327-2757. 

Fall Plant Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755, ext. 03. 

Students United For Peace “Committee on UnAmerican Activities” documentary by Robert Carl Cohen, also “Operation Abolition” at 7 p.m. in Dwinelle Hall, room 145, UC Campus. 

“An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President” with Randall Robinson at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland. Advance tickets available at Marcus Books 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland, $5-$30. 652-2344. 

“Two Rings Around the Bay: The Bay Trail and the Bay Ridge Trail” A slide talk with Bill Long at 7 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Sponsored by Berkeley Path Wanderers. 848-9358. 

Border Patrol & Immigration Issues at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Room, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460. 

“Places Seen-Places Imagined: Reflections on Xuanzang’s Xiyu-ji” with Max Deeg, Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Studies at Cardiff University, Wales, at 5 p.m. in the IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Flr. Sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Studies. 643-5104. 

Berkeley School Volunteers Orientation from noon to 1 p.m. at 1835 Allston Way. Come learn about volunteer opportunities. 644-8833. 

“Fall of the I-Hotel” a film and panel discussion on the evictions in Manilatown, San Francisco in 1977, at 7:30 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. 238-2022. 

Center for Elders Independence Gala “‘S Marvelous!” with food and music by the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, at 5:30 p.m. at Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland. Tickets are $125. RSVP to 839-3100. 

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. 

LeConte Neighborhood Association meets at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the LeConte School, corner of Russell and Ellsworth. 

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

“Andropause: The Male Menopause” at 5:50 p.m. at Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929. 

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


Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Mon., Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers.644-6128 ext. 113. 

City Council meets Tues. Sept. 18, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6601. 

Commission on Aging meets Wed., Sept. 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center.  

Library Board of Trustees meets Wed., Sept. 19 , at 7 p.m. at the South Branch Library. 981-6195.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed. Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950.  

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7415.  

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7010.  

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7520.