TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
Berkeley Garden Club “Great Vegetables for East Bay Gardens” with Pam Peirce, author of Golden Gate Gardening plus tomato tasting and produce exchange, at 1 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 527-5641.
Breaking Trail: An Evening with Climber Arlene Blum at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140.
Maafa 2005: Hurrican Katrina Poetic Protest Fundraiser at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Suggested donation $5-$25. 849-2568.
Berkeley Salon Discussion Group meets to discuss “Crossroads for Planet Earth” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Please bring snacks and soft drinks to share. No peanuts please. 601-6690.
“Race, Racialization and Colonialism” with Steve Martinot, Tues. at 7 p.m., through Oct. 3, at Unitarian Fellowship, Education Building, 1606 Bonita St. 528-5403.
Introduction to Rosen Method to transform muscle tension at 7 p.m. at Elephant Pharmacy, 1607 Shattuck Ave. at Cedar. 549-9200.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening for uninsured or low-income African-American and Hispanic men, at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland. To make an appointment call 869-8833.
Tuesday Tilden Walkers Join a few slowpoke seniors at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot near the Little Farm for an hour or two walk. 215-7672, 524-9992.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. S 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
“Driving and Aging” at 4 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
“Clinical Trials of Medications for Fibromyalgia” at noon at Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus, Alta Bates, 2001 Dwight Way. 644-3273.
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
International Day of Peace Activities and music from 4 to 7 p.m. at Civic Center Park, followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. 981-7170.
“Peace One Day” a documentary about British actor/filmmaker Jeremy Gilley’s successful attempt to have the United Nations declare Sept. 21 an international day of cease fire. At 7:30 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar, wheelchair accessible. Cost is $5. www.hillsideclub.org
“Immigration Wars: Open or Closed Borders for America?” with Peter Laufer, author of “Wetback Nation: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border” at 7 p.m. at The Independent Institute, 100 Swan Way, Oakland. Cost is $10-$35. For reservations, call 632-1366.
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters welcomes curious guests and new members at 7:15 a.m. at Au Coquelet Cafe, 2000 University Ave. at Milvia. 435-5863.
Entrepreneurs Networking at 8 a.m. at A’Cuppa Tea, 3202 College Ave. at Alcatraz. Cost is $5. 562-9431.
Walking Tour of Oakland Chinatown Meet at 10 a.m. at the courtyard fountain in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza at 388 Ninth St. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. www.oaklandnet.com/walkingtours
Grizzly Peak Cyclists meets at 7:30 p.m. at The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Gordon Wozniak will talk on bicycling in Berkeley. 527-0450.
North Berkeley Senior Center Book Group will discuss “English Creek” by Ivan Doig, at 1 p.m. at the NBSC. All welcome. 558-7232.
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Action St. 841-2174.
Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome, wear comfortable shoes and a warm hat. 548-9840.
Sing your Way Home A free sing-a-long at 4:30 p.m. every Wed. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720.
Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. www.ecologycenter.org
Prose Writer’s Workshop at 7 p.m. at BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. email@example.com
Stitch ‘n Bitch Bring your knitting, crocheting and other handcrafts from 6 to 9 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave. 548-5198.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Autumn Equinox Gathering at 6:15 p.m. at the Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina. Bring your questions about the workings of sun, moon and earth. www.solarcalendar.org
“Honoring the Families of Incarcerated Children” with Books Not Bars and Van Jones at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. at 27th. Donation $10, no one turned away. 428-3939, ext. 228. www.ellabakercenter.org
“Cancer in So Many Words” Authors read to cancer patients at 6 p.m. at Fontain Auditorium, Alta Bates, 400 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland. Donation $10, no one turned away. To register call 800-870-8705.
Oakland Car Free Day A Transportation and Smart Growth Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th and Broadway.
WriterCoach Connection Training Sessions Thurs. Sept. 22 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. Help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills. To register call 524-2319. www.writercoachconnection.org
Protest Rally at Berkeley Honda, Shattuck and Parker, every Thursday 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Easy Does It Disability Assistance meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1744A University Ave. All welcome. 845-5513.
“The Mistresses of Zorro” A conversation with Isabel Allende and Sandy Curtis at 7:30 p.m. at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Cost is $5. 642-9460.
Center for Art and Public Life Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the California College of the Arts, 5275 Broadway. 594-3763.
Venezuela Update with Margaret Prescott at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. 528-5403.
The Revolutionary Communist 4 with Carl Dix, Joe Veale, Akil Bomani, and Clyde Young at 7 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School Auditorium, 1500 Derby St. Donations requested. 848-1196.
“Does Religion Matter?” A conversation with Huston Smith and Katherine Gumbert at 7:30 p.m. at College Prep School, Buttner Auditorium, 6100 Broadway, Oakland. Cost is $5-$10. 339-7726.
“Don’t Be Six-Feet Under Without a Plan” Learn about creating a Living Will, Powers of Attorney and making final arrangements at 6 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave. at Pleasant Valley Rd., Oakland. 562-9431.
Communication for Caregivers An ongoing free Berkeley Adult School class at 1 p.m. at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5170.
“How To Prevent Falls” at 4 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
Center for Buddhist Studies “What Mahayana Sutras Mean” with Jonathan Silk, Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA, at 5 p.m. at the IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Flr. http://ieas.berkeley.edu
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
Reduced City Services Today Call ahead to ensure programs or services you desire will be available. 981-CITY. www.cityofberkeley.info
Berkeley High School Class of ‘60 Reunion Tour of BHS at 4 p.m. followed by get-together at Beckett’s. RSVP to Suzanne Fowle Horning at 505-994-2660 or Susan Goodwin Chase at 526-4284.
Watershed Nursery’s Fall Native Plant Sale from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 155 Tamalpais Rd. www.TheWatershedNursery.Com
“The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America” with author Jonathan Kozol, at 7:30 p.m. at King Middle School, 1780 Rose St. Sponsored by Cody’s Books. Tickets are $8-$10. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Activism Series with Ann Fagan Ginger and Aimee Allison at 7 p.m. at Berkeley Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. 528-5403.
Californian Indian Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Museum, Bancroft and College. 643-7648. http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu
City Commons Club Noon Luncheon with Sayre Van Young, author of “London’s War.” Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. for $13.50, speech at 12:30 p.m., at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. For information and reservations call 526-2925 or 665-9020.
Lunar Lounge Express Music, movie shorts and a Sonic Vision planetarium show at 8 p.m. at Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $15-$20. 336-7373. www.chabotspace.org
Spirit Walking Aqua Chi A gentle water exercise class at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley High Warm Pool. Cost is $3.50 per session. 526-0312.
Jewish Cooking with Joan Nathan at 11:30 a.m. in a private home. For information call 839-2900, ext. 203.
Berkeley Chess Club meets Fridays at 8 p.m. at the East Bay Chess Club, 1940 Virginia St. Players at all levels are welcome. 845-1041.
Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. firstname.lastname@example.org 548-6310, 845-1143.
Kol Hadash Humanistic Shabbat with Rabbi Jay Heyman, music led by Bon Singer, at 7:30 p.m. at Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Ave. Please bring finger dessert to share, and non-perishable food for the needy. Info@kolhadash.org
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
Berkeley High School Class of ‘60 Reunion Picnic at noon at Cordornices Park, Euclid Ave. Reception and Buffet Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Gate Fields Clubhouse. RSVP to Suzanne Fowle Horning at 505-994-2660 or Susan Goodwin Chase at 526-4284.
Free Emergency Preparedness Class in Disaster First Aid from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St., between 8th and 9th. To sign up call 981-5605. www.ci.berkeley.
Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Fork of Strawberry Creek, Valley Life Sciences Building lawn, UC Campus. www.poetryflash.org
“Going Native” Symposium on California native plants, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., field trip on Sun. Cost is $125, plus $45 for the field trip. Sponsored by the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. To register call 527-9802. www.nativeplants.org
“A Union Man: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin” a film by George Mann at 8 p.m., followed by discussion and music, at Berkeley Fellowship, 1924 Cedar St. Donation $5-$10. 841-4824.
Memorial for Marylin Davis Glover at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Yacht Club, 1 Seawall Drive.
Eldercare 101 Learn about care options for seniors, how to pay for it, and communication on difficult topics at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 6013 Lawton Ave., Oakland. Cost is $39, registration required. 415-661-3271. email@example.com
Child Health and Safety Fair with games and activities, free immunizations and safety information, for families with children ages 1-12, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Highland Hospital, 1411 E. 31st St., Oakland. Sponsored by the Alameda County Medical Center. 437-4644.
Kids’ Night Out Carnival Benefit for Berkwood Hedge School, with piñatas, slide shows, basketball and art projects. From 5 to 10 pm. at Berkewood Hedge in downtown Berkeley. Tickets are $40, siblings $25. 540-6025.
Asthma Walk at Lake Merritt at 9 a.m. starting across the street from the Rotary Nature Center, 600 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by the American Lung Association of the East Bay. 800-586-4872.
International Maritime Center Shoreline Stroll Walkathon Registration on-site begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. The $75 entry fee will be waived for participants who obtain pledges for donations on a per-mile basis that total $75 or more. Korean-style barbecue lunch at 11:30 a.m. 839-2226. www.sfbayfarer.org
Walking Tour of Old Oakland around the restored 1870s business district. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of G.B. Ratto’s at 827 Washington St. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234.
ActivSpace Art and Crafts Sidewalk Fair Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2703 7th St.
School of the Madeleine Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1225 Milvia St. Live entertainment, children’s games, vendors, farmers market and more. 526-4744.
“Deer Resistant Plants” with Aerin Moore at 10 a.m. at Magic Gardens, 729 Heinz Ave. 644-2351.
Pacific Coast League Players’ Reunion at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Meet the players and see the exhibition “Baseball As America.” 238-2200. www.museumca.org
Free Quit Smoking Class for pregnant and parenting women from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Alta Bates, first floor auditorium, 2450 Ashby Ave. Childcare provided. Free but registration requested. 981-5330. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bilingual and Multicultural Program Orientation for Hispanic/Latino children ages 2-10 at 10 a.m. at Centro VIDA, 1000 Camelia St. For more information call 525-1463.
Free Help with Computers at the El Cerrito Library to learn about email, searching the web, the library’s online databases, or basic word processing. Workshops held on Sat. a.m. at 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. Registration required. 526-7512.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade at 11 a.m. at University Ave. at Sacramento. Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Park. www.howberkeleycanyoube.com
Re-Opening of the Berkeley Public Library Sunday Hours Celebration at 1 p.m. with a presentation of a check from friends of the Berkeley Public Library. 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6115.
Out and About in Rockridge Street Fair from noon to 5 p.m. on College Ave. between Alcatraz and Broadway. Music, food and activities for children. Free trolleys up and down College Ave. www.rockridgedistrict.com
Breakfast with the Beasts Bring a donation of fresh produce to share with the animals and learn how the animals are cared for. From 8 to 10 a.m. at the Oakland Zoo. 632-9525. www.oaklandzoo.org
“Sacred Sites” films about the struggle to protect sacred sites at 3 p.m. at Fantasy Recording Studios, 10 and Parker Sts. Donation $10. 525-1304. www.sacred-sites.org
Berkeley City Club free tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are sponsored by the Berkeley City Club and the Landmark Heritage Foundation. Donations welcome. The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave. For group reservations or more information, call 848-7800 or 883-9710.
Fall Plant Sale at the UC Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755.
Meet the Guinea Pigs and learn about basic small animal care at 2 p.m. at Rabbitears, 303 Arlington Ave., Kensington. 525-6155.
“Hollywood Hats” the film at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Cost is $8-$10. 848-0237.
Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. www.nativeplants.org
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Peace walk around the lake every Sun. Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. lmno4p.org
“Probing the Interface Between Science and Religion” with David Lingenfelter at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26
“Getting Adequate Rest As We Age” at 6 p.m. at Center for Older Adult Services, 828 San Pablo Ave. To register call 558-7800.
Critical Viewing An ongoing group to examine the art/craft(iness) of short films and television productions and its effects on our daily lives, at 1 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. Free. 848-0237. email@example.com
Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. Volunteers needed. For information call 548-0425.
City Council meets Tues., Sept. 20, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. www.ci.
Citizens Humane Commission meets Wed., Sept. 21, 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. 21, at 1:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. William Rogers, 981-5344. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/aging
Commission on Labor meets Wed., Sept. 21, at 6:45 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Delfina M. Geiken, 981-7550. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed. Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Kristen Lee, 981-5427. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/welfare
Zoning Adjustments Board meets Thurs., Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers. Mark Rhoades, 981-7410. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/commissions/zoning›