Monday, July 31
2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley Copwatch is demonstrating against the opening of the the Public Safety Building, particularly the opening of the new jail and its Measure G funding. Call 548-0425.
State Office of Historic
Preservation Training on the
Certified Local Government
1- 9 p.m.
1-5 p.m. Driving and walking tour of Berkeley's historic sites – starting from and ending up in the Civic Center District.
1 p.m. Meet at the fountain in Civic Center Park, Center Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
7-9 p.m. Workshop at the Permit Service Center at 2120 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor Conference room: topics to include: What is a Certified Local Government? What are the responsibilities of the City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Commission as a Local Government?
Newly Diagnosed Breast
Cancer Support Group
Professionally facilitated support group allows members to share their feelings and to support each other in the healing process. Support group held every first, third and fifth Monday of each month.
Call 204-4330 or 204-1769 for time and location.
“Italy: The Land of the
Renaissance” with the Julians
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst at MLK Jr. Way
Tuesday, August 1
Genetic Engineering Teach-In
and Strategy Session
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
2530 San Pablo Ave
From 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. there will be videos on genetically modified food issues followed by a feneral strategy session on local actions. There will be a detailed discussion of upcoming events by the Organic Consumers Association.
548-2220 ext. 233
“Polyamory, monogamy, and other flavors”
7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Ave.
Come for a free discussion and social group, open to everyone regardless of age, religion or view point.
All Camp Day
Noon - 1 p.m.
Lake Anza, Tilden Park
There will be games such as tug of war, sack races and relay races. The event combines fun competition, while providing elected officials with the opportunity to see YMCA kids in action.
The event is sponsored by the Berkeley-Albany YMCA. Call 549-4524.
Wednesday, August 2
“Bicycle Maintenance 101”
1338 San Pablo Ave
REI bike technician Paul Ecord will show you how to perform basic adjustments on your bike to keep it in good working condition. He’ll demonstrate how to clean/replace a chain, adjust derailleurs and replace brake and derailleur cables. Learn how to fix a flat and what to include in your tool kit for the road.
Thursday, August 3
Community Dance Party
7:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
A Community Dance Party sponsored by Berkeley Folk Dancers. Dance instruction included wil admission.
Ticket are $2 for teens, and $4 for adult non-members.
“Great Sierra Backpacking
1338 San Pablo Ave
In tonight’s slide presentation Karen Najarian will take you on some extraordinary four- to seven-day backpacking trips. Come find out how to make the most of your summer adventures with Karen’s expert tips on backcountry travel.
Friday, August 4
New College Cultural Center
Watch or participate in an idyllic nude ritual of groupbody which reconnects us to a merged mindset. Put on by X-plicit Players.
“Antarctica and the Breath of Seals”
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
The Fireside Room
2727 College Ave.
Come for this one hour slide show and talk that describes Berkeley writer Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s adventure on “The Ice.” The program is a benefit for The Marine Mammal Cneter.
Admission: $5-$25 donations on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs presentation on environmental restoration quarterly meeting by Iraj Javendal
7 p.m., regular meeting
At the Planning and Development Department, second-floorconference room
2118 Milvia Street
Among the items to be discussed are a groundwater management plan, wood-burning restrictions, air monitoring, well survey, 2700 San Pablo Ave. development and community concerns and more.
Saturday, August 5
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Finnish Britherhood Hall
1970 Chestnut St.
Come to see two days of Japanese wood working on Saturday and Sunday August 5 and 6. Carpenter, woodworkers and toolmakers come to Berkeley to show saw, plane and chisel sharpening. On Aug. 6 the show is from 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost is $20.00 for both days.
Due to limited space, only 100 people per day will be admitted. Early registration is advised.