TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Tuesdays for the Birds Tranquil bird walks in local parklands, led by Bethany Facendini, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Today we will visit Martin Luther King, Arrowhead Marsh. Call for meeting place and if you need to borrow binoculars. 525-2233.
Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class on Planning Healthy Meals at 8:30 a.m. at Fruitvale Elementary School, 3200 Boston Ave., Oakland. To register call 595-6445.
End the Occupation Vigil every Tues. at noon at Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St. www.epicalc.org
Tai Chi for Peace at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Marine Recruiting Station, Shattuck Square. Open Sidewalk Studios at 3 p.m. 524-2776.
Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. . 548-3991. www.berkeleycameraclub.org
St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
War and Peace Book Group meets to discuss “Saturday” by Ian McEwan at 7 p.m. at Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 16.
Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class on Planning Healthy Meals at 8:30 a.m. at Cesar Chavez, 2825 international Blvd., Oakland. To register call 595-6445.
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. Heavy rain cancels. 548-9840.
Eay Does It Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 1636 Univestiy Ave. 845-5513. www.easyland.org
Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkeley BART station. www.geocities.com/
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
Winter Solstice Celebration Bring stories, poetry and music to share, and join a short walk to learn the solstice’s cultural history, at 4 p.m. at the Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. For ages 6 and up. Cost is $6-$8. Registration required. 1-888-EBPARKS.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
Iraq Moratorium Vigil to Protest the War from 2 to 4 p.m. at the corners of University and Acton. Sponsored by the Streawberry Creek Lodge Tenants Assoc and the Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers. 548-9696.
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk by Candlelight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart. Free. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Rain cancels. 526-7377.
Teen Playreaders meets to read “Hamlet” and other plays based on the classic, at 4 p.m. at Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue at Ashby. 981-6121.
“Women’s Hormone Balance” Covering PMS, infertiltiy and menopause at 6:30 p.m. at The Redwood Clinic, 3021 Telegraph Ave. Reservations required. 849-1176.
Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil from noon to 1 p.m. at Bancroft and Telegraph. Our focus is human rights in Palestine. 548-6310.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22
Nature Theater Sing-Along “Wintertime at Little Farm” a puppet show for the whole family at 11 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Working with Wool Watch the spinning wheel turn wool into yarn, try a drop spindle and make a felt ornament to take home at 1:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
Family Workshop: Winter Ornaments from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mocha, Museum of Children’s Art, 528 9th St., Oakland. Cost is $7. 465-8770.
Winter Solstice Gathering at the Interim Solar Calendar, Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Alan Gould, Lawrence Hall of Science, will lead a mini-workshop on the seasons. Dress warmly. www.solarcalendar.org
Berkeley Farmers’ Market Holiday Crafts Fair at Civic Center Park with live music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and handmade gifts by local craftspeople. 548-3333 .
Berkeley High Crew 40th Anniversary Celebration from 8 a.m. to noon at the Jack London Aquatic Center. All alumni welcome. www.berkeleyhighcrew.org
Sunset Walk in El Cerrito Meet the end of Rydin St. at 3:30 p.m. for an hour walk along the bay, on paved trail at Pt. Isabel. Bring binoculars and bird book to help identify hundreds of shore birds. Rain cancels. 234-8949.
Plant Native Seedlings in partnership with East Bay Regional Park District from 9 a.m. to noon at Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. 452-9261, ext. 119. www.savesfbay.org
Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden Sat. and Sun. at 2 pm. Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Call to confirm. 841-8732. www.nativeplants.org
Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.
SUNDAY, DEC. 23
Golden Gate Audubon Society Bike Trip in Arrowhead Marsh Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Fruitvale BART. Bicycle helmet required. Bring lunch and dress in layers. 547-1233.
Berkeley Hiking Club Hike on Mt. Tamalpais Meet at 9 a.m. at Berkeley Way and Shattuck for an 8 mile, moderately paced hike. Bring lunch and liquids. Heavy rain cancels. 649-9787.
Toddler Nature Walk We’ll splash in puddles and poke in holes. Especially for 2-3 year oldsat 10:30 a.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233.
A Seasonal Family Celebration Come make greeting cards and simple gifts from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Materials fee is $5-$7. 525-2233.
Family Workshop: Candy Cottages from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mocha, Museum of Children’s Art, 528 9th St., Oakland. Cost is $7. 465-8770.
“Mrs Santa Claus” In person and on film at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. 841-4824.
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
MONDAY, DEC. 24
Teen Book Club meets to discuss favorite tearjerkers at 4 p.m. at Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue at Ashby. 981-6121.
Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class on Planning Healthy Meals at 8:30 a.m. at Jefferson Elementary, 2035 40th Ave., Oakland. To register call 595-6445.
Juggling for Peace Learn juggling and plate spinning at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Marine Recruiting Station, Shattuck Square. 524-2776.
Simplicity Forum meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org
World of Plants Tours Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at 1:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $5. 643-2755. http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
Avatar Metaphysical Toastmasters Club meets at 6:45 p.m. at Spud’s Pizza. 3290 Adeline. email@example.com
City Council meets Tues., Dec. 18, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900.
Human Welfare and Community Action Commission meets Wed., Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., at the South Berkeley Senior Center. 981-5427.
Design Review Committee meets Thurs., Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. 981-7415.