Willard Park work day

Please join the Willard Neighborhood Association’s Public Works Committee at 9:00 am on Saturday, Oct. 27 as we hold our fall work day at Willard Park. Over 40 student volunteers from the Berkeley Project will be joining us to do graffiti abatement, clubhouse renovations, landscape renovations, painting and clean up projects, and other projects to spruce up the park.

The schedule will be :
9:00 – 10:30 meet at the Clubhouse for Coffee, Doughnuts and work assignments
10:30 – 10:45 break
10:45 – 12:30 finish work assignments & clean up
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

UNA-USA Run for Peace at Cesar Chavez Park

Sunday, October 7, 2007
9:00 am
The Run For Peace, an annual 5K/10K run in Berkeley’s Ceasar Chavez Park and along the idyllic Berkeley Marina, is a fun community run that draws participants from all over the Bay Area. If you can’t run for Peace, walk for Peace! Everyone is welcome – athletes, amateurs, persons with disabilities, children, dogs, even groups. Feel free to wear a costume…or none! There will be music, food, drinks, and much information about peace and justice activities in the Bay Area. I assure you that Ceasar Chavez Park will be the place to be on October 7th – so please sign up today!

Visit www.run4peace.org for more information, or
click here to register now.

Memorial: Ted Gartner

Ted Gartner, a former Berkeley Partners for Parks Chair and President (1997-1998), passed away on August 2. Ted was a renaissance man; he was a scientist by day (until his 2006 retirement ) at LBNL, a founder Environmental Energy Technologies Division and a community advocate by night. Ted was fluent in Spanish, and used his skills translating Spanish to English for his work. He maintained a vast collection of saint statues and religious sculptures. In his spare time, he was a community activist, a leader in FUN (Friends of University Ave. Neighborhood) and a founder of an early adopt-a-park group, the University Avenue Gardeners. He led many gardeners in maintaining the native plantings in the University Avenue median throughout the mid-1990’s . Ted is remembered by his colleagues in BPFP as a gentle, calm, and soft-spoken man, with a wry sense of humor, being generous of nature, while practical and even-handed in guiding the relatively young BPFP in park and playground improvement projects. These among other qualities made him an excellent chair and president. He will be missed.