Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday September 18, 2007


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.  

Clean up of Strawberry Creek on the UCB Campus Meet at Sather Gate at 11 a.m. 893-8556, ext. 159. 

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 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. 


Community Forum on the Plans for the Solano Safeway at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Building, 1325 Portland, Albany. 849-4811. 

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. For reservations call 238-3234.  

“Troubled Waters: Health of the SF Bay” Learn about legislation and other steps being taken to protect and restore the Bay at 6:30 p.m. at Rosa Parks Environmental Science Magnet School, 920 Allston Way. 559-1406. 

“On Learning from Disasters” with Bay Area cultural historians Stephen Tobriner, author of “Bracing For Disaster: Earthquake Resistant Architecture and Engineering in San Francisco,1838-1933” and Gray Brechin, author of “Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin” at 5:30 p.m. at University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way. 548-0585. 

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. Foreign 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. 

Introduction to Marxism at 6:30 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 595-7417. 

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.  

Camp Kesem Information Night about a summer camp for children who have or had a parent coping with cancer, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2040, Valley Life Sciences Bldg., UC Campus. 

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 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. 


International Peace Day & Iraq Moratorium Gather 2:30 p.m. at West Oakland BART Station, south parking lot, march at 3 p.m. to the Railroad Bridge to the Oakland Ports. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Booker Holton on “Water in Israel: An Environmental, Political and Security Issue” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14.5, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925.  

Protest the War in Iraq from 2 to 4 p.m. on the corner of Acton and University. Sponsored by the Strawberry Creek Lodge Tenants Assoc. and Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers. 841-4143. 

Second Annual Berkeley Sustainability Summit from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Krutch Theater, Clark Kerr Campus, 2601 Warring St. Tickets are $25. Use the #7 Arlington bus line. 

“Peace One Day” A documentary film describing how the United Nations General Assembly chose September 21st as the annual International Day of Peace and Non-violence at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Friends Meeting Friendship Hall, 2151 Vine St, at Walnut. Potluck at 6 p.m. 848-7357. 

“Special Circumstances” A film on former Chilean political prisoner Hector Salgado at 8 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $10. 849-2568. 

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. 


Berkeley Historical Society Tour of the California Historical Radio Society and KRE Radio History from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $8-$10, season pass is $30. To register and for meeting place call 848-0181. 

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. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Oakland Walkways and Streetcar Heritage from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call for reservations and meeting place. Tickets are $25-$30. 763-9218. 

Last Day of Summer Stroll in Temescal Park Meet at 2 p.m. at the lawn area b, the north entrance off Broadway in Oakland. 521-6887. 

Cajun/Zydeco Festival at Ardenwood Historic Farm with music by Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie and Corey Lil Pop Ledet from Louisiana, Cajun/Creole food and more, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $16-$20 for adults, $2-$3 for childen 4-15, children 3 and younger free. 1-888-327-2757. 

"War Made Easy” A film by Normon Solomon at 7 p.m. at Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista, between Oak and Park, Alameda. Benefit for Alamada Peace Network. 

Center for Urban Peace re-opening with yoga and kirtan at 5 p.m., program at 7 p.m. at 2584 MLK, Jr. Way. RSVP to 866-732-2320. 

AAU Boys Basketball Tryouts for ages 12U, 13U and 14U, from noon to 2 p.m. at Berkeley YMCA’s main gym, 2001 Allston Way. 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 at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  


Little Farm Fair Celebrate the completion of the new cow barn, meet the new calves and enjoy live music, carfts and games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Farm, Tilden Nature Area, Tiden Park. Visitors encouraged to use ACTransit bus #67. 525-2233. 

Facilitated Labyrinth Walk from noon to 3 p.m. at the future site of Berkeley Community Peace Labyrinth, East Lawn of Berkeley Marina. 526-7377. 

Berkeley Partners for Parks Fundraiser with music and food from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Egret Center on Bolivar Drive, just north of Ashby. Suggested donation $30. RSVP to 540-7223. 

6th Anniversary Lake Merritt Walk/Roll for Peace at 3 p.m. at the colonnade, southeast corner of the lake between Grand and Lakeshore Aves. 

Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour of Schilling Garden Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Lakeside Drive and Madison, near the Lake Merritt Hotel. Cost is $10-$15. 763-9218. 

Cross-Pollination: Gardeners Unite Meet people from garden clubs, community gardens, plant societies, and urban farms from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. Cost is $2-$7. 643-2755. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club Open House with lawn bowling demonstrations and chance to bowl, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2270 Acton St., corner of Acton & Bancroft. Please wear sneakers. 841-2174. 

“Politics 101 Meets Web 2.0: Democracy or Demagoguery?” Political candidate now have web sites, participate in social networks, and can respond to folks via YouTube. So are we closer to democracy? From 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Cost is $15 at door. 

Autumn Equinox Gathering at 6:15 p.m. at the Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. Gathering led by Rabbi David Cooper, Kahilla Community Synagogue. Dress warmly. 

“Learn How To Build A Living Roof Garden” Learn how to convert a flat roof into a planted garden from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., enter via garden entrance on Peralta. Cost is $15, sliding scale. 548-2220, ext. 242.  

Health Care from a Marxist Perspective at 10 a.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 595-7417. 

Girl Army Self-Defense Class runs for 6 weeks from 1 to 4 p.m. at Suigetsukan Dojo, 103 International Blvd., Oakland. For information and to register call 496-3443. 

“A Taste of California” Rotary Club of Oakland fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak St., Oakland. Tickets are $65 available from 

Tour of the Berkeley City Club, Julia Morgan’s “little castle” at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave. Free, donations welcome. 883-9710. 

Solo Sierrans Walk Along the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline Meet at 3 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot, off Talbart in Martinez. 925-458-0860. 

Free Hands-on Bicycle Clinic Learn how to repair a flat from 10 to 11 a.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Bring your bike and tools. 527-4140. 

Carole Swain ”Living the Lasallian Mission” at 10 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

Sew Your Own Open Studio Come learn to use our industrial and domestic machines, or work on your own projects, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. Cost is $3 per hour. 644-2577.  

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712.  

Tibetan Buddhism with Jack Petranker on “Loosening Self-Image: A Buddhist Perspective” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


Peace Corps Volunteer Information Session at 6 p.m. at the Rockridge Public Library, 5366 College Ave. at Manila, Oakland. 1-800-424-8580.  

“Chickens and Ducks in Your Garden” Learn how to raise chickens and ducks in your garden with Linnea Due, who has raised them in North Oakland, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St. Enter via garden entrance on Peralta. Cost is $15 sliding scale. RSVP to 548-2220 ext. 242. 

“Building a Business from Scratch” A series of workshops held Mon. from 6 to 9 p.m. at Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. To register call 620-6561. 

Books and Ideas Group discusses “Whistling Season” at 1 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 981-5190. 

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.  

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425. 


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.