TUESDAY, JULY 1
Celebrate David Brower Day and Help Restore The Bay Join Earth Island Institute, Save The Bay, and Earth Team in celebrating the third annual David Brower Day with a community wetlands restoration project, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Oakland’s Arrowhead Marsh on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline. Guest speakers will include Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, Save The Bay co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin, and the Brower family. For more information call Marilyn Latta at 452-9261. email@example.com
Wine Tasting at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way. 548-3333.
Alternatives to Action Discussion Group with Robert Berend at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 527-5332.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. Join fellow human rights activists to help promote social justice one individual at a time. 872-0768.
Free Feldenkrais ATM Classes for adults 55 and older at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut at Rose. For information on the classes call 848-5143. 527-5332.
I Spy! Come undercover in a disquise and visit our spy training stations. Make a gadget, decode a secret message and network with other spies in training, from noon to 2 p.m. at Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive. 643-5961. www.lawrencehallofscience.org
THURSDAY, JULY 3
Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM holds public meetings for all interested people first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190.
FRIDAY, JULY 4
Independence Day, City of Berkeley Offices Closed
Pools are open! Come swim the 4th at your neigborhood pool. Willard, Telegraph at Derby, 1 - 4pm; King, Hopkins at Colusa, 1 - 4pm; or West Campus, Browning at Addison, 1:30 - 4pm. For more Berkeley Aquatics information call 981-5150.
July 4 at the Berkeley Marina, sponsored by the City of Berkeley. Free celebration from
noon to 10 p.m. with two stages for live music, arts and crafts, free sailboat rides, bicycle parade at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. “Operation Kidprint,” a program of the Berkeley Police Department will provide parents with their children’s fingerprints at no cost. Valet bicycle parking will be available free of charge. Personal fireworks and alcohol are forbidden. Cars must be in by 7 p.m., and will not be permitted out until after 10 p.m. 981-7000.
Evening Canoe Outing with Save the Bay Celebrate the 4th away from the crowds, paddling through Oakland’s serene Arrowhead Marsh, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $25 for STB members, $30 for non-members. To register or for more information call 542-9261.
World One Festival, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cerrito Park, El Cerrito. Music includes classical Indian dance, global fusion, bluegrass, reggae, capoeira, roots, and African. Sponsored by the City of El Cerrito, and 88.1 KeCg 97.7. For information contact
SATURDAY, JULY 5
Sick Plant Clinic UC Botanical Garden experts diagnose your plant woes the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden
Rattlers! Learn abut the only poisonous snake in the park and meet its very common harmless mimic. Fact, folklore and live snakes. Bring the whole family. From 1 to 3 p..m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Free. Wheelchair accessible. 525-2233.
Living House Help make a house that is alive! Construct a trellis for a garden and plant beans that will climb up and bring shade. Learn about plant ecology and how beans are able to reach for the sky. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Free. Wheelchair accessible. 525-2233.
SUNDAY, JULY 6
War Tax Resistance Information and Gathering Find out ways to respond to the use of our tax dollars for the military, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship, 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. 843-9877.
Butterfly Count Our native plant garden is blooming. Learn to identify the local species to add to our butterfly list. From 1 to 3 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. Free. 525-2233.
Eckhart Tolle Talks on Video Free gatherings, at 7:30 p.m. to hear the words of the author of “The Power of Now” at the Feldenkrais Ctr., 830 Bancroft Way. We will meet on the first and third Sunday of each month. 547-2024. EdShorelin@aol.com
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Culture from 3 to 5 p.m. and Betty Cook on “Maps to Enlightenment” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Place. 843-6812.
MONDAY, JULY 7
Berkeley Biodiesel Cooperative Orientation for those interested in making biodiesel welcome at 7:30 p.m. Call for location, 594-4000 ext. 777. firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley CopWatch meets at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
Science Fair Projects by students at Thousand Oaks Elementary School will be on display at the Children’s Room of the Berkeley Main Library, 2090 Kittredge. For information on the projects, contact the science teacher, Mallorie Baron, at 549-1724.
Summer Fun Camps for Children and Teens, from age five and up are offered at Berkeley recreation centers and include such activities as arts and crafts, swimming and tennis lessons, yoga, organized sports and games, and field trips. The Summer Fun Camp Program runs June 30 through August 22, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee, including lunch and snack, is $77 per week for Berkeley residents. Extended morning and afternoon sessions are also available at an additional cost. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. Applications for the camps can be picked up at the Camps Office, located at 2016 Center St., or can be mailed upon request. 981-5150.
Echo Lake Youth Camp for ages 6 - 12 at Echo Lake, near South Lake Tahoe. One week sessions are offered between July 7 and August 22. Cost is $235 per session. For registration information please visit the City of Berkeley’s Recreation Programs Office at 2016 Center St., or call 981-5150.
The Bay Area Shakespeare Camp offers a complete theatrical experience for children 7-13 years of age covering casting, staging, costuming, and performing, in a series of five, 2-week sessions, through August 22. Sessions are held at John Hinkel Park, Southampton Place at Arlington Ave. Cost is $340 per session. Additional after-care is also provided for a fee. Scholarships are available. Call 981-5150 for scholarship details. To register for the camp, or for more information, please call 415-422-2222, or 800-978-PLAY.
Free Quit Smoking Class on six Monday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m., starting July 14th, at the South Berkeley Senior Center. To register or for more information contact the Berkeley Tobacco Prevention Program, 981-5330 or QuitNow@ci.berkeley.ca.us
Bay Area Technology Education Collaborative, a community non-profit offers low-cost training in Computer Information Technology. Free orientations on July 2 and 9, classes start July 14. For information call 451-7300, ext. 604. www.baytec.org
Free Energy Conservation Retrofits for Berkeley Residents CA Youth Energy Services (CYES) is a nonprofit sponsored by the City of Berkeley that trains and employs high school students to provide conservation retrofits to residents. Work includes weatherstripping doorways, replacing lightbulbs with CFLs, cleaning refrigerator coils, replacing faucet aerators and showerheads with low-flow devices, checking hot water temperature, installing earthquake preparedness measures, a comprehensive audit, and more. Available to home owners and renters. Takes 1-1.5 hours. Call for an appointment. 428-2357.
Council Agenda Committee meets Monday, July 7, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St., Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil/agenda-committee
City Council meets Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. in City Council hambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board meets Monday, July 7,at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers, Pam Wyche, 644-6128 ext. 113. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent
Commission on the Status of Women meets Wednesday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Ruby Primus, 981-5106. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/women
Fire Safety Commission meets Wednesday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 997 Cedar St. David Orth, 981-5502. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/firesafety
School Board meets Wednesday July 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.
Peace and Justice Commission meets Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/peaceandjustice
Youth Commission meets Monday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/youth