Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday January 04, 2008


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. 

Circle Dancing in Berkeley Simple folk dancing in a circle, each dance taught before we do it. No experience or partners needed. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut, at University. Donation $5. 528-4253. 

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. 


New Year Waterfront Walk Join Berkeley Path Wanderers and Friends of Five Creeks on an easy, level walk exploring waterfront history, effects of the recent oil spill, and possibilities and plans for the future. Meet at 10 a.m. at Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave., south side of University west of Adventure Playground; AC Transit 9. Dress in layers. 848-9358. 

Explore Bird Songs with Steve Beck from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive. Cost is $8-$10. 642-5132. 

Benefit for Revolution Newspaper’s Expansion with Larry Everest and Luciente Zamora from 2 to 5 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. Donation $10-$25. 848-1196.  

“Dafur: The Crisis and The Tragedy” A discussion of the work by Fathi M. El Fadl of the Communitst Party of Sudan at 10 a.m. at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Libary, 6501 Telegraph Ave. 595-7417. 

Frame Your Masterpiece Workshop, Sat. and Sun. from 1 to 4 p.m. at Museum of Children’s Art, 528 9th St., Oakland. 465-8770. 

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.  

Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755.  


Berkeley Rep’s Family Series, a monthly theater workshop for the entire family at 11 a.m. at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Nevo Education Center, 2071 Addison St. 647-2973. 

“Birth is a Miracle” A documentary, followed by discussion, at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $10-$20. 849-2568. 

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

Old Time Radio East Bay Collectors and listeners gather to enjoy shows together at 5 p.m. at a private home in Berkeley. For more information email DavidinBerkeley at 

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


Crisis Intervention Training Task Force Meeting at 3:30 p.m. at 1947 Center St. 3rd Floor, Deodar Cedar Room. Sponsored by the Mental Health Commission. 981-5217. 

Contra Costa Chorale rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. at Hillside Community Church, 1422 Navallier St., El Cerrito. New singers welcome. 527-2026. 


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

Baby-friendly Book Club meets to discuss “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson at 10 a.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Toys and board books are available for the babies. 524-3043. 

“Banished” A documentary by Marco Williams on the history of three towns that forcefully banished African-American families at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak St., Oakland. 


The Adoptee’s Challenge A 6-week Albany Adult School class open to everyone who is interested in adoption. Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for the entire six weeks. 

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.  

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

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. 

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. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Pacific Steel Health Risk Community Meeting at 6 p.m. at the West Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 6th St. 

Civilian War Victim Series “Beyond Borders” A film about the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and discussion with Dr. Brian Gluss at 1 p.m. at Emeryville Senior Center, 4321 Salem, Emeryville. 596-3730. 

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

“Avalanche Safety” A lecture with Dick Penniman at 6 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $20. 527-4140. 

Teen Chess Club from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 1170 The Alameda at Hopkins. 981-6133. 

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. Heavy rain cancels. 548-9840. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley BART Station. 


After-School Program Homework help for children ages 8 to 18, every Wed. from 4 to 7:15 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Cost is $5 per week. 845-6830. 

Stitch ‘n Bitch at 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., at Dwight. 548-5198.  


Berkeley Bay Docent Training Thurs. and Fri. from 9 a.m. to noon Bay Interpretive Training (Bay IT) offers fun hands-on activities train volunteer docents who can commit to 14 hours per month to learning and helping naturalists lead environmental-education programs for school-age children at Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave. 981-6720.  

Happy Hibernators Learn about the animals that hibernate during the winter to escape the cold at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd. Cost is $7.50-$10. Registration required. 632-9525. 

“Art and History of Early California” A curator’s tour with Inez Brooks-Myers at 1:30 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak St., Oakland. 238-2022. 

East Bay Mac. Users Group meets to discuss iLife’08 at 7 p.m. at Expression College for Digital Arts, 6601 Shellmound Street, Emeryville. 

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

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. 


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., Jan. 7, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

Commission on Disability meets Wed., Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6346. TDD: 981-6345.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed., Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-4950. 

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., Jan. 9, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. 981-6740.  

Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5400.