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Community Calendar

Thursday June 26, 2008 - 09:30:00 AM


“Can Israel be Redeemed?” with Jeff Halper at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace. 465-1777. 

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. Volunteers needed. For information call 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. 


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 Tilden Nature Area. Call if you need to borrow binoculars. 525-2233. 

“East Bay Regional Parks Wildlife: Past and Present” Photographs by Jeff Robinson. Reception and slide show at 9:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

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-EBPARKS. 

Backpacking 101 A review of the necessities for a weekend backcountry trip at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

DRUMMM Community drumming, instruments provided, at11 a.m. at the West Side Library, 135 Washington Avenue, Richmond, and 2 p.m. at the Bayview Library, 5100 Hartnett Avenue, Richmond.  

Creating Your Dream Job an interactive session from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharm, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

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. 

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

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.  

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. 


Kensington Treasures Walk Explore Kensington’s historic Sunset View Cemetery, UC Berkeley’s Blake Gardens Estate, and little-known El Cerrito paths on a vigorous walk with great views. Meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Sunset View Cemetery, Colusa at Fairmount. AC Transit 79. 848-9358. 

Priority Africa Network Dialogue on Zimbabwe with Phillip Machingura at 6 p.m. at the Niebyl Proctor Library, 6100 Telegraph Ave. 

“What the Second Amendment Means Today” with Stephen Halbrook and Don Kates, featuring the new book “The Founders’ Second Amendment” at 7 p.m., reception at 6:30 p.m., at The Independent Institute Conference Center, 100 Swan Way, Oakland. Cost is $10-$15. RSVP to 632-1366. 

“Atheist Alliance International Convention“ A film by Richard Dawkins at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation $5. www.Humanist 

Summer Board Game Days from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alta Bates Hospital Auditorium, 2450 Ashby Ave.. To schedule an appointment go to 

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

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. 

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 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. 

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

Berkeley CopWatch Drop-in office hours from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. 548-0425. 

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


“The Carbon-Free Home” Learn how to green your home with authors Rebekah and Stephen Hren at 7 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. 548-2220, ext. 223. 

Healing Yoga for Weight Management from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Elephant Pharm, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 

Teen Book Cub meets to discuss childhood favorites at 4 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue at Ashby. 981-6107.  

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. 


Fourth of July at the Berkeley Marina from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with food, activities for children, arts and crafts, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 

Tela de la Vida/Fabric of Life A bilingual nature program for the whole family from noon to 5 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, TIlden PArk. 525-2233. 

People’s World Weekly Barbeque with Shahram Agahmir, activist from Iran and food, music, flea market and discussions, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 2232 Derby St., Between Fulton and Ellsworth. Donation $10, no one turned away. 548-8764. 

El Cerrito Fourth of July Fair with games for children, food, arts and crafts, and live entertainment, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cerrito Vista Park and Portola Middle School blacktop, Moseser Lane at Pomona. 559-7000. 

One World Festival with music by Ashwin Batish, Laca Blaco, Ryan Maontbleau, Phoenix and After Bufflao and many others from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito. 233-0611. 


Corridor Connections A seven mile hike from Tilden to Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and back. Bring sunsceen, water and a lunch. Meet at 10 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Saturday Stories “Dream Weaver” by Jonathan London, story and crafts at 1 p.m. at The Museum of Children’s Art, 538 9th St., Oakland. 465-8770. 

Knucklehead the Clown for ages 3 and up at 2 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.  

Social Action Forum with Patricia Ellsberg on “Cultural Creativity” at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensigton. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

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. 


Flutter By Butterflies Learn about butterfly life-cycles and the plants that attract them at 10 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Sprouts Gardening Project for children to learn about what it takes to make plants grow, at 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. 

Yoga & Meditation at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. at Elephant Pharm, 1607 Shattuck Ave. 549-9200. 








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 Rosalyn White on “Tibetan Sacred Painting” 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. 


Summer Lunch For Kids & Teens from June 16 to August 15 Meal sites are located at various schools and community centers throughout Oakland and Alameda County. For information call 800-870-3663 for a meal site near you or visit To make a donation see  


Mental Health Commission meets Thurs., June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at 2640 MLK Jr. Way, at Derby. 981-5213.  

Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., June 26, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. 981-7410.  

Landmarks Preservation Commission meets Thurs., July 3, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7419.  

Community Environmental Advisory Commission meets Thurs., July 3 , at 7 p.m., at 2118 Milvia St. Nabil Al-Hadithy, 981-7461.  

Housing Advisory Commission meets Thurs., July 3, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Oscar Sung, 981-5400.