Saturday, Oct. 21
Child Safety Seat Check-Up
9a.m. -noon (drop-in)
Alta Bates Staff Parking Lot
2525 Shattuck Avenue at Dwight
Sponsored by the City of Berkeley
Call Dina Quan, 665-6839 or
A Day on Mt. Tam
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Come play and hike in San Francisco’s beloved playground. This outing is part of a series of free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.
Call: 415-255-3233 for reservations
AHIMSA Eight annual
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
International House, Great Hall
2299 Piedmont Ave.
The AHIMSA is a nonprofit foundation whose goal is to encourage dialogues and public forums which bridge spiritual, scientific and social issues. This years conference is titled “Violence! Scientific and Spiritual Perspectives.”
Admission is free
Contact Maribel Guillermo, 642-9460
Berkeley Farmers’ Market Fall Fruit Tastings
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Center St. at MLK Jr. Way
Taste a whole farmers’ market’s bounty of fall fruit varieties.
Run Your Own Landscape Business: Part 2
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2530 San Pablo Ave. (at Blake)
Local horticultural consultant and UC Master Gardener Jessie West will teach you how to plant, prune, control weeds, and more. The second of three classes. The last is scheduled for Oct. 28 during the same timeslot.
$15 general; $10 for members; $5 materials fee
Call 548-2220 x223
Sunday, Oct. 22
Run for Peace
United Nations Association
10K run and 5K run/walk
9 a.m. Berkeley Marina
A Taste of the Greenbelt
1 - 4 p.m.
Presidio’s Golden Gate Club
Greenbelt Alliance brings the farm to the city in this celebration of the Bay Area’s agricultural and culinary bounty. Featured are samples from over 40 local restaurants, farmers, wineries, microbreweries. Also featured are live music and local artwork. The event benefits Greenbelt Alliance’s ongoing efforts to protect Bay Area farmlands and open space.
$45 per person
An Evening with Alice Walker
King Middle School
1781 Rose St. (at Grant)
Join internationally loved novelist, poet and essayist Alice Walker in celebrating her new book of autobiographical stories, “The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart.” Benefits Berkeley EcoHouse and KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM.
Tickets: $10 advance, $13 door
Tickets available at independent bookstores
More info: 848-6767 x609
From Bahia to Berkeley
Capoeira Arts Cafe
2026 Addison St.
A benefit brunch and auction with food, music, dance and culture to bring Brazilian folkloric dance group Nicinha Raizes from Bahia, Brazil to the Bay Area.
Take a Trip to the Oakland Ballet
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK Jr. Way)
This is an outing organized by the Senior Center to see “Glass Slippers.”
Tickets: $6 each
A Buddhist Pilgramage in
Tibetan Nyingma Institute
1815 Highland Pl.
June Rosenberg brings to life, through slides and lecture, her pilgrimages in India. Free.
University Avenue Indian Business Community
10 a.m. - Noon
Kirpal & Neelum Khanna, owners of the Bazaar of India, tell about the steps they took from spice and food retailing to today’s Bazaar, and the nuances and features of the Indian business community on University Avenue. One is a series of walking tours sponsored by the Berkeley Historical Society.
$10 per person
Call 848-0181 for reservations
Monday, Oct. 23
“Dealing With Rommate
2000 Tenants’ rights week
hourly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ASUC/Rent Board booth at Sather Gate on the Berkeley campus.
“Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin,”
through Oct. 28. Guess the correct weight of the pumpkin and bring it home in time for Halloween.
Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington.