Saturday, October 17; Berkeley Path Wanderers. 10 a.m. An insider’s look at this unusual neighborhood with steep steps and hills. Moderate pace. Allow ten minutes to park. Rain cancels. Meet at foot of Panoramic Pl. at the south end of the football stadium. Info: 510-520-3876, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.berkeleypaths.org
Wednesday, October 7. Berkeley Path Wanderers, 10 a.m. Recommended route: Susan Schwartz’s walk of the area. Meet In front of Live Oak Park Recreation Center – 1301 Shattuck Ave. Info: 510-520-3876, email@example.com, www.berkeleypaths.org.
Our keynote speaker will be Zara McDonald, the founder and director of the Felidae Conservation Fund, an organization dedicated to the protection of big cats and their habitats. Her talk will focus on wildcats in the Bay Area. A short business meeting, including the election of officer will precede the program, which is free and open to the public. Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Info: www.berkeleypaths.org.
You are invited to attend a workshop for Digging In: A Guide to Community Based Habitat Restoration
Thursday, September 24, 8:30am-4:30pm
Martin Luther King Junior Regional Shoreline Center, Oakland
The Coastal Commission is hosting this workshop in partnership with Save The Bay. Speakers include Darcie Collins, PhD of Save The Bay; Susan Schwartz of Friends of Five Creeks, and Myla Ablog of Literacy for Environmental Justice. Participants will receive a copy of Digging In and lunch will be provided. A tour of the Martin Luther King Shoreline restoration area and nursery led by Save the Bay staff will conclude the workshop. Space is limited.
ACCESSABILITY: Convenient public transportation, near downtown Berkeley BART and buses on MLK and Shattuck / street and lot parking / wheelchair access.
WHAT: 14th Annual WATERSHED ENVIRONMENTAL POETRY FESTIVAL co-sponsored by Poetry Flash,
Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Markets, and EcoCity Builders. A free day of poetry,
music, and activism, exploring the State of the Planet.
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, Noon to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Martin Luther King, Jr. CIVIC CENTER PARK, Berkeley
Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at Center Street
Next to Berkeley Farmers’ Market, 1 block west of downtown Berkeley BART
PLUS: • STRAWBERRY CREEK WALK, 10:00 AM, Oxford & Center Streets, UC Berkeley campus
• RIVER VILLAGE literary and environmental exhibits
• WE ARE NATURE OPEN MIC (sign up at Festival Info Booth by Noon)
WHO: Robert Hass (former U.S. Poet Laureate), acclaimed author and California farmer
David Mas Masumoto (Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land), New
Mexico poets Arthur Sze (The Ginkgo Light) and Carol Moldaw (The Widening), poet and
novelist Kim Addonizio (Lucifer at the Starlight (poems) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for
the Poet Within), Joseph Stroud (Of This World: New & Selected Poems), poet and novelist
Marilyn Chin (Rhapsody in Plain Yellow (poems) and Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen
(novel)), poet/eco-educator Chris Olander (Mallard), and student and youth poets from
River of Words, California Poets in the Schools, and Poetry Inside Out will all be
presented onstage by Bay Area poet/emcee Richard Silberg, an editor of Poetry Flash.
Patricia Bulitt, dancer and performance artist, will perform “The Cloud Maiden,” a site
specific and interactive performance with music, storytelling, and movement.
Environmental updates will be provided by Kirstin Miller of EcoCity Builders, Kirk
Lumpkin of the Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Market.
PUBLIC INFO: (510) 526-9105; www.poetryflash.org
ACCESSABILITY: Convenient public transportation, near downtown Berkeley BART and buses on
MLK and Shattuck / street and lot parking / wheelchair access.