TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
Jesse Jackson will be on Upper Sproul Plaza, UC Campus at noon.
Tribute to Roger “Bob” Gilmore, for his 80th birthday and honoring his 56 years of service to the community, at 5:30 p.m. at Shen Hua Restaurant, 2914 College Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, and are available at many Elmwood merchants. No gifts necessary, but if you have pictures, cards, or stories, we will be assembling a memory album for Bob. For information please call Tad at 843-3794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The People’s Park meeting about acacia trees’ safety issues at 6 p.m. in People’s Park. The arborist’s report will be available at the People’s Park office and the UC Berkeley Office of Community Relations. For information contact Glenda Rubin, UC Community Relations, 642-7860 or e-mail pplspark@
Proposition 54, a public forum, sponsored by the Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy. Speakers are Ward Connerly, initiative sponsor and UC Regent, Eva Patterson, Director, Equal Justice Society, speaking in opposition. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Booth Audtorium, Boalt Hall, UC Campus. For more information on this event, please contact Sharon Zarkin at 642-4670 or Kate Anderson at 642-5116.
Berkeley Garden Club, “Autumn, the Second Spring” Kristin Yanker-Hansen, garden designer and owner of Kristin's Gardens will talk about and show plants for autumn bloom at 1 p.m. at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 524-4374.
Tuesday Tilden Walkers We are a few slowpoke Seniors who walk between a mile or two each Tuesday meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Little Farm parking lot. To join us, call 215-7672.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Sandy Nunn from Hospice will talk about their work and how you may want to volunteer. 845-6830.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 525-3565. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
Free Prostate Screening Program, Sept. 16-17, for uninsured, low-income men over 45, or high risk men over 35. Sponsored by Alta Bates Summit. For information and registration call 869-8833.
“Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish Calendar - Multiple Beginnings, Many Opportunities,” with Avital Plan at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $5. 848-0327, ext. 112. www.brjcc.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
Genetically Engineered Foods and Your Health, with Jeffrey M. Smith, author of “Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating,” at 7 p.m. at Marriott at the Oakland City Center, Oakland. Free. email@example.com
“Theological Education: First World and Third World Creative Dialogue” by Dwight Hopkins, associate professor of theology at the Divinity School, University of Chicago, at the GTU Convocation, at 3:30 p.m. at University Christian Church, 2401 Le Conte Avenue. 649-2464.
Prose Writers Workshop Novices welcome. Experienced facilitator. Community sponsored, no fee. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034.
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Sta-
tion, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geocities.com/vigil4peace/vigil
Amnesty International Berkeley Community Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1606 Bonita Ave., at Cedar St. 872-0768.
Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. For information call 548-0425.
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets at 7:15 a.m. at Hide-A-Way Café, 6430 Telegraph Ave. For information call Fred Garvey, 925-682-1111, ext. 164.
Community Dances, traditional English and American dances, at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, $9. 7 p.m. first Sunday, $10. Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. 233-5065. www.bacds.org
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 call 848-0237.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 18
Berkeley Fair Elections Coalition meets at 7:10 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 693-5779.
BOSS Celebration, for volunteers, donors and community supporters, at 6:30 p.m. at Spengers Restaurant. RSVP to Syreeta or Janny at 649-1930.
Friends of Strawberry Creek will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the West Berkeley Public Library Community Room, 1125 Uni-
versity Ave., across from the Adult School. To confirm call 848-4008 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 987-0668.
“Hidden Walks in the Bay Area,” a talk by Stephen Altchuler, at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Ave. at Arch. Sponsored by the Berkeley Path Wanderers Assoc. and the Hillside Club. www.berkeleypaths.org
UC Botanical Garden Docent Training from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 643-1924 to sign up!
Fight Back Rally to Defeat Prop. 54, sponsored by the Black Radical Congress, with speaker Eva J. Patterson, from
the Equal Justice Society, at 6:30 p.m. at SEIU 250, 560 20th St., Oakland. For more information, call 527-4099, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Venezuela: A Nation on Edge,” a KQED Frontline/World Series Event, reception at 6:45 p.m., screening and town meeting at 7:30 p.m. at International House, Sproul Room, Piedmont at Bancroft. 642-9460.
So How’d You Become An Activist with Kris Welch of KPFA and Ed Holmes of the SF Mime Troupe, at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403.
A Conversation About the Peace Process in Northern Ireland and the Role of Civil Service with Sir Joseph Pilling, Permanent Under Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, at noon at 201 Moses Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Center for British Studies. 643-2115.
Lawyers in the Library at 6 p.m. at the Claremont Branch, Benvenue at Ashby. 981-6280.
Berkeley Liberation Radio 104.1 FM meets at 7 p.m. at the Long Haul Info Shop, 3124 Shattuck Ave. 595-0190.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310, 845-1143.
Meditation, Peace Vigil and Dialogue, gather at noon on the grass close to the West Entrance to UC Berkeley, on Oxford St. near University Ave. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship 496-6000, ext. 135. www.bpf.org
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Roy Meisner, Chief, Berkeley Police Department, “Keeping the Peace.” Luncheon 11:45 a.m. $11.50 - $12.50, Speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925 or 665-9020.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
Coastal Clean Up Day Meet at 9 a.m. behind the Seabreeze Market at the corner of University and Frontage Rd. Everyone needs to sign waivers, and we will give you trash /recycle bags, pencils, tally cards and a map of the areas we need to clean. For information call Patty Donald at 644-8623. email@example.com or visit ww.ci.berkeley.ca.us/marina/
Grasshopper Hunt Predictions this spring were for a LOT of Orthoptera. We will search for grasshoppers, their relatives and other insects for a close-up look at locomotion by the six-leggers among us. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Berkeley Association of Neighborhood Associations meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. City Manager Weldon Rucker will join us to discuss interfacing with City Depts. such as Planning, Neighborhood Liaisons, Code Enforcement Unit and the Police. 587-3257. www.berkeleycna.com
Nabisco Hall of Fame All-Stars versus Safeway Executives Charity Softball Game. The All-Star players include Pete Rose, Brooks Robinson, Vida Blue, Ozzie Smith, Ryne Sandberg, Steve Carlton, and Andre Dawson. They also include U.S. Olympic champion softball pitcher Lisa Fernandez. Evans Field, UC Campus. Gates open at 11 a.m., game starts at noon. Raffle prizes during the game include $1,000 of free groceries, a chance to hit against Lisa Fernandez, and signed memorabilia. Tickets are $5 each, available in advance from 925-467-3755 and also at the gate. All proceeds go to CaPCURE to fight against prostate cancer.
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tour in commemoration of the North Berkeley fire of 1923. Begins at 10 a.m. Reservations and a donation of $8 required. Please make check payable to Berkeley Historical Society, and mail it to P.O. Box 1190, Berkeley, CA 94701-1190. 848-0181.
Foliage Color in the Garden, a free class with Aerin Moore at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-1992.
Identifying Native Shrubs with botanist Glen Keator, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Visitor Center, Botanic Garden, Tilden Park, followed by a day in the field on Sun. Cost is $65 members, $75 non-members. Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park’s Botanic Garden and the Native Plant Society. To register call 925-935-8871 or 925-820-1021. www.nativeplants.org
Fall Permaculture: Introduction Come find out about using permaculture principles in your garden in this introductory class. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wildheart Gardens, 463 61st Street, at Telegraph. Cost is $10 for Ecology Center members, $15 others, no one turned away. For information call Beck at 548-2220, ext. 233.
Pet Adoptions, sponsored by Home at Last, from noon to 5 p.m., Hearst and 4th St. 548-9223.
California Writers Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. Bring pencil and paper for hands-on writing activities. Free and open to all. www.berkeleywritersclub.org
Free Emergency Preparedness Class on Disaster First Aid, for anyone who lives or works in Berkeley, from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th Sts. Register on-line at www.ci.berkeley.
ca.us/fire/oes or call 981-5506.
Game Festival of new board , card and online games based on imaginative themes, from noon to 5 p.m.,at Dr Comics and Mr Games is located at 4014 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. 601-7800.
Workshop on communication, anger, and identity in adolescent females, sponsored by Bay Area Children First, a local nonprofit organization working to reunify families. From 10 a.m. to noon at Bay Area Children First’s Berkeley office, 1400 Shattuck Ave., Suite 7. Fee is $30 at the door. 883-9312
SUNDAY, SEPT. 21
Run for Peace, sponsored by the Unted Nations Association, East bay Chapter. Meet at 9 a.m. at Berkeley Marina Cesar Chaves Park for a 10k or 5k run/walk. Registration is $20. For information call Alma at 849-1752.
International Indian Treaty Council, a report back on the summer activities of several youth groups, with music, spoken word and vendors, at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Donation of $5 requested. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Herb Walk in the Berkeley Hills Learn to identify and use many edible and medicinal plants that grow wild in the Bay Area. Meet at noon at the Strawberry Canyon Fire Trail head, below the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens on Centennial Drive. Call for directions. Sponsored by the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine. $6-$25 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. 845-4028. www.pshm.org
Turnings Great and Small: Where the Global and the Local Meet A talk by teacher and author Joanna Macy to benefit Berkeley EcoHouse, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater on Allston Way between MLK and Milvia. Tickets are $20 and are available at Cody’s Books on 4th Street or Telegraph Avenue, Black Oak Books on Shattuck Avenue, or at the door.
Willard Community Peace Labyrinth Dedication, at 2 p.m., at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Avenue between Derby and Stuart. Celebration includes song, refreshments, and a guided labyrinth peace walk. Free. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the East Bay Labyrinth Project. 526-7377.
Treasure Sale Benefit for Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 845.8542 ext. 376.
Hands-on Bicycle Repair Clinic from 11 a.m. to noon, at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
12th Annual Nude and Breast Freedom Day at noon at People’s Park, Haste above Telegraph. For more information call Debbie 848-1985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Palzang on “The Buddha’s Eight-fold Noble Path,” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com
“Growing Up Gay and Jewish in Germany,” with Rabbi Kai Eckstein at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0327, ext. 112. www.brjcc.org
Introduction to Tango Start correctly by learning from a master, Paulo Araujo, founder of the Instituto Brasileiro do Tango in Rio de Janeiro, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Cost is $15. Teen rates available. The Berkeley Tango Studio.Registration and directions email email@example.com
MONDAY, SEPT. 22
UC Berkeley’s 2020 Land Use EIR, Public Scoping Session, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Krutch Theater, Clark Kerr Campus. Community members encouraged to attend. 643-9310.
League of Women Voters, Fall General Meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Northbrea Community Church, 941 The Alameda. The speaker will be John W. Ellwood on “California After the Recall: Will Anything Change?” Cost is $15 and includes dinner. For reservations call 843-8824.
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
People's Park Community Advisory Board is seeking members. The board reviews and makes recommendations on park policies, programs and improvements, and guides the implementation of the park's long-term plan. Current projects include a peace garden and the improvement of the children's play area. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 30. They are available at the People's Park office, 642-3255; the UC Office of Community Relations, 643-5299; and via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Smoke Detectors for City residents and UC Berkeley students who live off-campus. Applications are available from the Environment, Health & Safety office of UC Berkeley, at any Berkeley Fire Station, or at the Fire Admin. Office located at 2100 MLK, Jr. Way. 981-5585.
Free Energy Bill Payment Assistance The City of Berkeley has money to help low-income households pay their gas and electric bills. For applications contact the Energy Office at 644-8544. TDD: 981-6903. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/energy
Berkeley Housing Authority meets Tues., Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. ww.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
City Council meets Tues., Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in City Council hambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city clerk, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycouncil
School Board meets Wed. Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Queen Graham 644-6147 or Mark Coplan 644-6320.
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley.ca. us/commissions/humane
Commission on Aging meets Wed., Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging
Commission on Labor meets Wed., Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Berkeley Work-Source, 1950 Addison St., Suite 105. Delfina M. Geiken, 644-6085. www.ci.-berkeley.ca.us/commissions/labor
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/welfare
Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Fair Political Practices Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Prasanna Rasaih, 981-6950. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/faircampaign
Transportation Commission meets Thurs., Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. www.ci.berkeley.ca.
Parks and Recreation Commission meets Mon., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Deborah Chernin, 981-6715. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/parksandrecreation
Solid Waste Management Commission meets Mon., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at 1201 Second St. Becky Dowdakin, 981-6357. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/solidwaste