Events Listings

Community Calendar

Thursday June 12, 2008 - 10:07:00 AM


Vigil to Honor the Life of Anita Gay at 5 p.m. at Ashby and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. 655-7313. 

“Democratic Struggles in the Muslim World and the Rise of Neocolonialism” with Agha Saeed at 7:30 p.m. at Anna’s Jazz Island, 2120 Allston Way. Free, open to all. 

Insect Discovery Lab for ages 3 and up at 6:30 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 524-3043. 

World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group, for people 60 years and over, meets at 9:45 a.m. at Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave, Albany. Cost is $3.  

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 

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.  


Living Graveyard and Reading the Names of Californians who have died in Iraq and the names of Iraqis who have died from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay St. Bring a pad to lie on and a white sheet to cover yourself with. 655-1162. 

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 the Lone Oak area od Tilden Regional Park. Call for meeting place and if you need to borrow binoculars. 525-2233. 

Gay Pride Day for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, f1901 Hearst Ave. Sponsored by the NBSC and the Coming Out Again Group. 981-5190. 

Safeway on Solano Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Haver Hall at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 849-4811. 

Music for Monotones Non-singers can improve their skills with Fran Avni at 7 p.m. at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St. Co-sponsored by Aquarian Minyan. Donation $10-$15. 843-3131. 

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition “Big Oil: Enemy of Working People” A community discussion at 7 p.m. at 636 9th St. at MLK, Oakland. 435-0844. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your digital images, slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 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. 

Sing-A-Long Group from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave., Albany. 524-9122. 


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. 

Walkin’ In Pride Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with a nature walk from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Brinones, Bear Creek Staging Area. Bring layered clothing and water, no dogs please. 525-2233. 

“Root of All Evil” A documentary with with Richard Dawkins, on the state of the three Abrahamic religions in the world today, at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. www.Humanist 

Simplicity Forum Learn the health and spitutal benefits of simple living at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremont Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. at Ashby. 

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. 548-9840. 

Theraputic Recreation at the Berkeley Warm Pool, Wed. at 3:30 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley Warm Pool, 2245 Milvia St. Cost is $4-$5. Bring a towel. 632-9369. 

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. 

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

Morning Meditation Every Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 7:45 a.m. at Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way at 6th. 486-8700. 

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


Educator’s Workshop “Kids in Gardens” Learn about teaching from a school garden, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Melrose Leadership Academy, Oakland. Cost is $49, and includes lesson plans and course reader. 665-3430. 

“Beyond the Recruiter” Boot Camp Tour for youth, June 22-27, to visit military bases, veterans groups, and families affected by the war. Orientation session from 6 to 7 p.m. at 1470 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. For information call 619-857-4947. 

Temescal Street Cinema “Light and Shadow” short experimental films, at 8:30 p.m. outdoors at 49th and Telegraph. Bring a chair. 

Berkeley Communicators, a Toastmaster’s club, meets at 7:30 a.m. at Au Coquelet, 2000 University Ave.  

Avatar Metaphysical Toastmasters Club meets at 6:45 p.m. at Spud’s Pizza, 3290 Adeline at Alcatraz. namaste@avatar.  

Fitness Class for 55+ at 9:15 a.m. at Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. 

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. 


Berkeley Youth Alternatives Garden Volunteer to help maintain the organic gardens. Tasks include weeding, sowing, transplanting, bed preparation, harvesting, fix-it projects, and more. Meet at 10 a.m. at the main garden, Bancroft Way, between Bonar and West. 647-0709. 

Iraq Moratorium Day and Vigil to Protest the War from 2 to 4 p.m. at the corners of University & Acton. Sponsored by Strawberry Creek Lodge Tenant’s Assoc & Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers. 548-9696. 

Summer Solstice Gathering at 7:30 p.m. at the Interim Solar Calendar, César Chávez Park, Berkeley Marina. Mini-Workshop on Astronomy and the Seasons.  

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Allison Richardson, Program Development Director, “Activate America,” YMCA of the East Bay on “Building Healthier People and Communities Through Activate America” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $14.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 524-7468. 

Superfest International Disability Film Festival Fri. and Sat. noon to 5 p.m., Sun. 2 to 7 p.m. at Gaia Arts Center, 2120 Allston Way. Tickets are $5-$20/day, sliding scale. for complete list of films see 

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. 


Save the Bay Restoration Project Help remove non-native vegetation and promote the health of recently planted native plants from 9 a.m. to noon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. 452-9261, ext. 119.  








“Lead-Safe Painting & Remodeling” Learn to detect and remedy lead hazards in the home to prevent lead poisoning. Taught by expert staff from the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (ACLPPP), course offers simple solutions property owners can use to safely repair and renovate their homes. Register by phone or download registration form from website. From 10 a.m. to noon at Eastmont Branch Library, 7200 Bancroft Ave., Suite #211, Oakland.Free. 567-8280. 

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

Solstice Saunter Celebrate the longest day of the year with a hike up Wildcat Peak, from 1 to 4 p.m. discovering flora and fauna along the way and a panoramic view from the top. For meeting place call 525-2233. 

Summer Solstice Salmon Celebration with music and speakers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. 548-3333. 

“Alternative Materials: Cob and Strawbale” A seminar on two natural building methods from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Building Education Center, 812 Page St. Cost is $85. 525-7610. 

“Between Two Worlds” A documentary on the Mapuche peoples’ struggle to retain their indigenous culture in southern Chile at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $10. 849-2568. 

“Got a problem in the garden?” Visit the master gardener booth at the Berkeley Famers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center Street between ML King and Milvia. 639-1275. 

“Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Beneficials to the Garden” with Aerin Moore at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. 

“Walk in the Wild: An Epicurian Escapade” A benefit for the Oakland Zoo with food, music, and dancing at the zoo. Tickets are $125 and up. 

“Building Business, Building Community” A food contest, with chefs on site, and experts on food justice, foreclosure crisis, immigration and small business available to answer specific questions, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at De La Fuente Plaza, 34th Ave. between International Blvd and E12th St., by Fruitvale BART station. 532-5240.  

Magic by Alex for ages 5 and up at 2 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

“Stillness in Movement II” classes on the movement of Taijiquan, five consecutive Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at Center for Urban Peace, 2584 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Sliding scale $20-$75. RSVP to 866-732-2320, ext. 6. 

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. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  

Oakland Artisans Marketplace Sat. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jack London Square. 238-4948. 

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. 


Where the Wild Things Live Discover homes everywhere, from under a tiny leaf to the tops of tall trees, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Green Sunday: “What Indigenous Americans Need From Allies” A discussion with Janeen Antoine, one of the founders of Bay Native Circle Radio, at 5 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave at 65th, Oakland. ACTransit 40, 64, and 17. 

Landscape Watering: Make Every Drop Count An introduction to sprinkler and drip irrigation solutions at 10:30 a.m. at Urban Farmer Store, 2121C San Joaquin St., Richmond. Free, but reservations required. 524-1604,  

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 Peace walk around the lake every Sun. Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. 

Berkeley Chess Club meets every Sun. at 7 p.m. at the Hillside School, 1581 Le Roy Ave. 843-0150. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Betty Cook on “Ancient Tibet; Buddhist Tibet” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 809-1000. 

Sew Your Own Open Studio Come learn to use our industrial and domestic machines, or work on your own projects, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. Also on Fri. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per hour. 644-2577. 


Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 12, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. 981-7410.  

Community Health Commission meets Thurs., June 12, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5356.  

Council Agenda Committee meets Mon., June 16, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

City Council meets Tues., June 17, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., June 18, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6601. 

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., June 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7415. 

Fair Campaign Practices Commission meets Thurs., June 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-6950.  

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., June 19, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7010.