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Berkeley This Week

Tuesday June 15, 2004


Organic Produce at low prices sold at the corner of Sacramento and Oregon Streets every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. This is a project of BOSS Urban Gardening Institute and Spiral Gardens. 843-1307. 

“Oakland to Argentina on Vegetable Oil” Dav id, Mali, and their son Emilio tell amazing stories of their veggie oil trip adventure from Oakland to Argentina in their 1980 VW Dasher this past winter, at 7 p.m. at Biofuels Oasis, 2465 - 4th St. 665-5509.  

Phone Banking to ReDefeat Bush on Tuesdays f rom 6 to 9 p.m. at Cafe de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck Ave. Bring your cell phones. Please RSVP if you can join us. 415-336 8736. dan@redefeatbush.com 

American Red Cross Blood Services is holding a volunteer orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at its office, 6230 Claremont Ave., Oakland. Volunteers are needed to support the more than 40 blood drives held each month. Advance sign-up needed. 594-5165. 

Death Penalty Vigil, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the North Berkeley BART station. Sponsored by Berkeley Friends Meetin g. 528-7784. 

Wellness for Life with Vanessa Anderson at 6 p.m. at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Leonard Joy, UN Consultant will spe ak at 11 a.m. 845-6830. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org 

Tuesday Tilden Walkers We are a few slowpoke seniors who walk between a mile or two each Tuesday, mee ting at 9:30 a.m. in the Little Farm parking lot. To join us, call 215-7672.  


Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday, rain or shine, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome, we ar comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat. 548-9840. 

Downtown Oakland Walking Tours every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Discover the changing skyline, landmarks and churches. For details on the different itineraries call 238-3224. www.oaklandnet.com/wallkingtours 

Berkeley Gray Panthers with KPFA’s Jennifer Stone of “Cover to Cover” at 7 p.m. at 1403 Addison St. 548-9696. 

Peralta Hopkins Garden Tour with the North Berkeley Senior Center. Advance sign up required. 981-5190. 

Advocates Forum: Legal Rights Training at 6:45 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Attorney Angelo Butler will lead a free legal rights training covering freedom of speech, unreasonable searches and seizures, and questionning by law enforcement. Sponsored by East Bay Animal Advocates. 925- 487-4419. www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org 

“Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh” a film describing Helena Norberg-Hodge’s experiences living in Ladakh, at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakland. 393-5685. 

Sons In Retirement, East Bay Branch No.2 Annual Spring Ladies Day, at 10 a.m. at the Galileo Club, 371 South 23rd Street, Richmond. Cost is $18, For reservations call Dick Celestre 925-283-1655.  

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters meets the first a nd third Wednesdays of the month at 7:15 a.m. at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. 524-3765. 

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Vigil at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. www.geociti es. 


Prose Writers Workshop meets 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, at Rose. For information call 524-3034. 

Fun with Acting Class at 11 a.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Free, all are welcome, no experie nce necessary.  

Berkeley CopWatch open office hours 7 to 9 p.m. Drop in to file complaints, assistance available. For information call 548-0425. 

Free Feldenkrais ATM Classes for adults 55 and older at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 1 414 Walnut at Rose. 848-0237.  


“So How’d You Become an Activist?” with Hal Carlstad and Debbie Moore at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., at Bonita. Suggested donation $5. 528-5403. 

Building a Sust ainable Economy in Chiapas The Ecology Center and International Development Exchange (IDEX) is proud to host the visit of Pedro Zaragoza of DESMI, a community-based organization in Chiapas that provides technical support to over 150 indigenous cooperative s. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Berkeley Farmer’s Market with all organic produce at Elephant Pharmacy parking lot, 1607 Shattuck Ave., at Cedar from 3 to 7 p.m. 548-3333. www.ecologycent er.org 

Preparing for Your Remodeling Project A two evening class to demystify the design and construction process. Offered by Imagine General Contractors, Inc. June 17 and 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Cost is $57-$67. To register call 524-9283. 

“Defining Personal Priorities” Eric Barr will talk about his experience examining and redefining his personal priorities; and how the Simplicity Forum has helped him in the process at 7 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 549-3509. www.simpleliving.net 

“Woman of Vision” Create a color Vision Plan with Shiloh McCloud , from 6 to 9 p.m. at Belladonna, 2436 Sacramento St. Cost is $40, materials $20. 883-0600. www.belladonna.ws 

Tea Dancing and Dance Lessons with Barbara and Jerry August from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Costis $5, includes refreshments. 925-376-6345. 

Karate for Kids at 6 p.m. at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 1744 Solano Ave. 527-8929. 


City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Yuri Slezkine, Prof. Dept. of History, UCB, on “Current Events in Russia” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $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. 

Out Fro nt for Kerry, a fundraiser for John Kerry sponsored by the LGBT Community from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina. RSVP to 644-0172 or OutFrontforKerry@lgbt4Kerry.com 

The Wall Around and Through the Holy Land East Bay residents sha re their experiences in Palestine at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Free. 845-4740. 

Great American Writing Road Trip Adventure stops at Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave. at 7:30 p.m. with mystery novelist Oakley Hall talking a bout how to get published. 845-7852. www.livetowrite.com 

Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 7:15 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Players at all levels are welcome. 652-5324. 

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. wibberkeley@yahoo.com 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. People of all traditions are welcome to join us. Sponsored by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 655-6169. www.bpf.org 

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Northbrae Church at Solano and The Alameda. Parking is free and is handicapped accessible. For information call Katherine, 525-52 31. 

Herbal Tea at Three Learn tea lore, medicinal properties, and taste familiar and exotic varieties. Every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy. 549-9200. www.elephantpharmacy.com 


Summer Solstice Celebration and 15th Anniversary of the Saturday Berkeley Farmer’s Market at Civic Center Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music, crafts fair, and a solstice ceremony at 11:30 a.m. www.ecologycenter.org 

Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations meets at 9:15 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sproul Conference Room, 1st Floor, 2727 College Ave. www.berkeleycna.com 

Grand Opening of the Strawbale Visitors Center at the Shorebird Park Nature Center, at noon at the Berkeley Marina, 160 University Ave. 644-8623. www.ci.berkel ey.ca.us/marina/ 


Know Your Soil Workshop Understanding soil qualities and soil health will enable gardeners to grow plants that are comparable with each other and match water requirements to infiltration and drainage. Come to hea r why soils differ and how they can be managed for better health. From 10 a.m. to noon at the Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Free. 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Marsh Restoration for Wildlife Join an exciting project to restore a tidal marsh and improve wildli fe habitat, on the south Richmond shoreline along the Bay Trail, from 9 a.m. to noon. No special skills or experience required, but a willingness to work with plants, soil, pull weeds, and an interest in bay wildlife and plants will be helpful. Tools, glo ves, and snacks provided. Pre-registration required. Sponsored by the Watershed Project (formerly Aquatic Outreach Institute). For more information, contact Martha Berthelsen 231-5783. martha@thewatershedproject.org 

Dynamite History Walk at Point Pinole from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discover the park preserved by dynamite! On this flat, easy-paced walk we’ll be joined by Norman Monk, former Atlas Powder Company employee. Call 525-2233 for information. 

Garden Party 2004 from 3 to 6 p.m. Savor the solstice in the summer garden. Wine, food and music, walks led by garden experts, silent auction and raffle. Botanical Garden, UC Campus. 643-2755. www.botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu  

Gardening with Succulants with Hank Jenkins at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351. www.magicgardens.com 

A Free Day of Dog Athletics featuring dogs performing flyball, disc catching and agility. Attendees are asked to leave their own dogs at home. From 2 to 4 p.m. at Oakland Animal Shelter, 1101 29th Ave. 535-5604. www.oaklandanimalservices.org  

Bread Baking Learn about bacteria and grass seeds with freshly baked bread as the end result of an afternoon of discovery, measuring and kneading. We will take a short walk on the mystery of grains while our bread rises. For all ages from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. Cost is $5-$6. Registration required. 525-2233. 

“Speaking about the Unspeakable: Koan Practice in Zen Buddhism” with Albert Low at 7 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Place. Free. 843-6812. 

Celebrating Fathers at the Berkeley Kids’ Room, 2472 Shattuck Ave., with Make a Bookmark at 11 a.m., Armin Brott booksigning at 1 p.m. and Margaretta Mitchell on photographing children at 2 p.m. 841-5068. 

Dance Jammies, a multi-generational dance event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Motivity Center, 2525 8th St. Cost is $9. 832-3835. 

Vocal Jazz Workshop with Richard Kalman from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by jam session, at the Albany Community Center. 1249 Marin Ave. 524-9283. ENDS July 17 

Yoga for Seniors at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St., on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is taught by Rosie Linsky, who at age 72, has practiced yoga for over 40 years. Open to non-members of the club for $8 per class. For further information and to register, c all Karen Ray at 848-7800. 

Car Wash Benefit for Options Recovery Services of Berkeley, held every Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1744 University Ave. 666-9552. 

Dream Workshop on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon at 2199 Bancroft Way. Cos t is $10. www.practicaldreamwork.com 


Juneteenth Celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Adeline St. between Ashby and Alcatraz. 655-8008 or 654-1461.  

Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. at the Willard Community Peace Labyrinth on blacktop nex t to the gardens at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart, enter by the dirt road on Derby. Free, wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by the East Bay Labyrinth Project. 526-7377.  

“Basking in the Light” an afternoon/evening interfa ith celebration of the Summer Solstice and Father’s Day, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. at Walnut. Cost is $10-$20 sliding scale, no-one turned away for lack of funds. www.chaplaincyinstitute.org/baskinginthelight.html 

Summer S tory Hour for all ages at 10:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

Babes in the Woods for the whole family. Dads (Moms welcome too!), bundle your baby in a backpack and join a Father’s Day walk to explore the sights, smells, and sounds of nature with your little one. From 3 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area. 525-2233. 

Summer Solstice Gathering at 7:45 p.m. in Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. www.solarcalendar.org 

Bike Trip to Explore Historic Oakland on the third Sunday of the month through October. Tours leave the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Fallon Sts., at 10 a.m. for a leisurely 5-mile tour on flat land. Bring bike, helmet, water and snacks. Free, but reservations required. 238-3524. 

“Wildflowers and Special Habitats of the Sierra Butte” a trip to Sierraville from Sun to Fri sponsored by the Regional Parks Botanical Garden, Tilden Park. Cost is $450 For details and registration call 845-4116. www.nativeplants.org 

Free Sailboat Rides between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Cal Sailing Club in the Berkeley Marina. Bring warm waterproof clothes. www.cal-sailing.org 

Golden State Model Railroad Museum open from noon to 5 p.m. Also open on Saturdays and Friday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. Located in the Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline Park at 900-A Dornan Drive in Pt. Richmond. Admission is $2-$3. 234-4884 or www.gsmrm.org 

“Criminal Justice and Prison Reform” A panel presentation with representatives from Books not Bars, Critical Resistance and Prison Activists Resource Center, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian U niversalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. 525-0302.  

Introduction to the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ashkenaz Back Dance Studio, 1317 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $25-$35 sliding scale, no one turned away. To register call 650-493-8046. 

Tibetan Nyingma Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. with prayer wheel and meditation garden tour, yoga demonstration, and information on classes at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 

Tibetan Buddhism with Jack van der Meulen on “Tibetan Yoga: Activating Joyous Feeling” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812. www.nyingmainstitute.com 


Vista College Study Abroad in Mexico Live with a family and learn language skills in a two-week session in July in Guadalajara. 981-2917 or visit www.peralta.cc.ca.us/interntl/studyabr.htm. 

Berkeley Video and Film Festival is calling for entries. The deadlinel is July 10. For information please call 843-3699. www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org 

Find a Loving Animal Companion at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society Adoption Center, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 2700 Ninth St. 845-7735. www.berkeleyhumane.org  

Medical Care for Your Pet at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Societ y low-cost veterinary clinic. 2700 Ninth St. For appointments call 845-3633. www.berkeleyhumane.org  

Interesting Backyards Do you have a really cool backyard project or unusual sustainable living practice that you’d like to share with others in the East B ay? Consider becoming a stop on the 5th annual Urban Sustainability Bike Tour on Saturday, July 31. Past sites have included features such as graywater systems, chicken coops, bee hives, solar installations and permaculture gardens. For information call B eck at 548-2220, ext. 233. 

Summer Reading Games at the Albany Public Library, from June 14th through August 14th. For information call 526-3700. 


City Council meets Tues., June 15, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers, Sherry M. Kelly, city cler k, 981-6900. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/citycoun 

Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., June 16, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Katherine O’Connor, 981-6601. www.ci.berkeley. 


Commission on Aging meets Wed., June 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Lisa Ploss, 981-5200. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging 

Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., June 16, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Marianne Graham, 981-5416. ww w.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ 


Design Review Committee meets Thurs. June 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. www.ci.berkeley.ca. 


Transportation Commission meets Thurs., June 1 7, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000. www.ci.berkeley.