Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday January 05, 2007


Impeachment Banner Fridays at 6:45 to 8 a.m. on the Berkeley Pedestrian bridge between Seabreeze Market and the Berkeley Aquatic Park, ongoing on Fridays until impeachment is realized. www. 

Report on Lebanon with Dr. Paul Larudee on his visits during the summer of 2006, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Free. 845-4740. 

“Who Killed the Electric Car?” A documentary and presentation by the Sierra Club at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donation of $5 acccepted. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to (code UCB) 

Circle Dancing, simple folk dancing with instruction at 7:30 p.m. at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St at University. Donation of $5 requested. 528-4253. 


Save the Oaks Spiral Dance led by Reclaiming Collective, to celebrate the tree-sitters’ one month anniversary defending the trees, at 2 p.m. at the oak grove just below Memorial Stadium on Piedmont Ave., north of Bancroft Ave. and International House. 548-3113. 

Sick Plant Clinic Dr. Robert Raabe, plant pathologist, and Dr. Nick Mills, entomologist, will diagnose plant illnesses and recommend remedies. Bring a piece of the plant in a securely sealed container. A zipperlock bag is ideal. From 9 a.m. to noon at Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr. 643-2755. 

Code Pink Bake Sale from 2 to 5 p.m. at the top of Solano Ave. Money raised will help fund activists against the war working in Washington D.C. 524-2776. 

Help “Save The Bay” Plant Natives from 9 a.m. to noon at Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. RSVP requested. 452-9261 ext. 109.  

French Broom Removal Help remove this invasive plant from our parks, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Redwood Regional Park, Oakland. We provide tools. Meet at Skyline Gate staging area, 8500 Skyline Blvd. Oakland. 925-756-0195. 

“Slug and Salamander Sleuths” Investigate the slippery lives of these creatures through story, song, nature walk, and craft, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 636-1684. 

Kid’s Garden Club for ages 6-9 to explore the world of gardening, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Dress to get dirty. Cost is $6-$8, registration required. 636-1684. 

“The Mosque of Paris: A Forgotten Resistance” Documentary film and presentation on how the Muslim community of Paris saved Jews in Nazi-occupied France. Discussion with Dr. Annette Herskovits who survived the the Holocaust as a child in France. At 7 p.m. at Berkeley UU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar at Bonita. Sponsored by the UU Social Justice Committee. 528-5403. 

“Cuba and Latin America, Adelante!” Interview with author and filmmaker Saul Landau by Casa Cuba’s Karen Lee Wald, at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $7-$10 sliding scale. 636-1684. 

Movies that Matter “The Last Temptation of Christ” at 6:30 p.m. at Neumayer Residence, 565 Bellevue St. at Perkins, Oakland. Free. 451-3009.  

Freedom from Tobacco Quit Smoking Class from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and runs for six Saturdays. Option of free acupuncture included. For information call 981-5330. 

Sickle Cell Presentation and Discussion at 3 p.m. at the African American Museum and Library, 659 14th St., Oakland, in conjunction with the “Can We Spare Some Change? - A Change in Attitude” Exhibition. 637-0200. 

Sunset Walk in Emeryville Meet at 3:30 p.,m. behind Chevy’s Restaurant at the small parking lot for an hour walk through the Marina. Rain cancels. Wheelchair accessible. 234-8949. 

Luna Kids Dance Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Studio C, 2640 College Ave. 644-3629. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  

Petite Pooches Playgroup for small dogs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., one block north of Solano on Ensenada at Talbot. 524-2459. 


“Hoot with Winter Owls” Learn the night-time calls of owls that inhabit Tilden’s forests and discover fact, fiction and fables about owls at 11 a.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 636-1684. 

“Open Garden” Join the Little Farm gardener for composting, planting, watering and reaping the rewards of our work, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. Cancelled only by heavy rain. 525-2233. 

“Newt Hunt” Every winter, newts return to our freshwater ponds to breed. Catch a glimpse of the incredible mating behavior of newts from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Area, Tilden Park. 636-1684. 

“Sausal Creek Canyons Hike” Join a challenging one-way hike through Sausal Creek canyons and green hillsides to reach gorgeous bay views from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will return to our starting place by bus. Bring snacks, water, layered clothing, good hiking boots, sun or rain gear as necessary, and bus fare. Reservations required. 415-255-3233. 

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Sylvia Gretchen on “Timeless Advice from the Tibetan Tradition” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


National Organization for Women Oakland/East Bay Chapter meets at 6 p.m. at the Oakland YWCA, 1515 Webster St. The speaker will be Robin Nanni, president of Local 535 Service Employees International Union. 287-8948. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St.548-0425. 


“Stop the Violence - Share the Dream” to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at noon at 300 Lakeside Drive, Second Floor Auditorium. 464-7139. 

Berkeley High School Governance Council meets at 4:15 p.m. in the Community Theater Lobby. Agenda items include Update on UC approved courses, Maintenance and Safety Plans and Attendance Policy. 644-4803. 

Why You Need A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 981-5190. 

Opportunities Abounding Public Forum on Arts Education Explore ideas on creating equitable classrooms sponsored by Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership, Alameda County Office of Education at 6 p.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland RSVP appreciated. 

“How to be Healthy through Holistic Therapy” with Su Jok, a therapy that uses stimulation of acupuncture points on the hand and foot to bring symptom relief, at 7 p.m. at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. Free, all welcome. 526-7512.  

Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port of Oakland, 530 Water St. To scheduale an appointment go to (code PORT) 

Navigating with National Geographic Learn how to use a GPS with National Geographic mapping software at 7 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. 527-4140. 

Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at the Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Share your digital images, slides and prints and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 548-3991. 

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We offer ongoing classes in exercise and creative arts, and always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Oakland Celebrates the Dream in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 78th Birthday at 11:30 a.m. in Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th St. and Broadway. 444-2489. 

Shoreline Restoration and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Life for middle and high school students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline. Registration required. 704-4030. 

Volunteer in the Native Plant Nursery Help us reach our goal to plant 10,000 native wetland plants at Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park this winter. From 1 to 3 p.m. RSVP requested. 452-9261 ext. 109.  

Poetry Writing Workshop, led by Linda Elkin, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 17.  

Financial Topics and You: College Funding at 6 p.m. at the Oakland Public Library, 125 14th St., Oakland. 238-3134. 

Julia Morgan School for Girls Admissions Information Meeting at 7 p.m. on the campus of Mills College, Oakland. For information and to register call 632-6000, ext. 125. 

The Culture of Japan at 1:15 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 981-5190. 

Avalanche Safety Lecture with Dick Penniman at 6 p.m. at REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave. Cost is $20. 527-4140. 

New to DVD “Quinceanera” at 7 p.m. at the JCCEB, 1414 Walnut St. 848-0237. 

Walk Berkeley for Seniors 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. 


Storytime for Babies & Toddlers at 10:30 a.m. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043. 

World of Plants Tours at 1:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $5. 643-2755. 


Peace Action West, a local non-profit which promotes peace and justice, is looking for volunteers to do data entry, stuff envelopes and other tasks. Located across from the Berkeley Bowl. 849-2272, ext. 104. 

Magnes Museum Docent Training Open to all interested in Jewish art and history. Classes begin Jan. 18th. 


Housing Advisory Commission meets Mon., Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5400. 

Peace and Justice Commission meets Mon., Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Manuel Hector, 981-5510.  

School Board meets Wed. Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. Mark Coplan 644-6320.