Make your own bike bag at Aquatic Park’s Waterside Workshops

Make Your Own Bike Bag Beginning class for those with little or no sewing experience. We will cover the basics of sewing on the home machines, several important bag making techniques, an intro to bag design, as well as a brief look at the industrial machines. From noon to 4 p.m. at Waterside Workshops, 84 Bolivar Drive, at Berkeley’’s Aquatic Park. Cost for beginning and advanced class is $85. To register call 644-2577.

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Winter Solstice Gathering at Cesar Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar

Solar Calendar Winter Solstice
Sunday, Dec 21st
Begins @ 4:10 pm
Sunset @ 4:55 pm
Ends @ 5:10 pm
Led by Alan Gould, Lawrence Hall of Science

  • Mini-work shop on the Reasons for the Seasons
  • Cesar Chavez & Tolerance
  • Two brief introductions to Winter Celebrations:
    • Kwanzaa – Michael Miller
    • Yalda – Mojgan Saberi

Dress Warmly – The weather is part of the experience

While the Interim Solar Calendar site is primarily set up for citizen self inquiry and informal learning, a series of four seasonal gatherings are held at the site each year on the solstices and equinoxes.

These gatherings, led by interpretive specialists, will provide an explanation of how the site operates along with the overall educational purposes of the project. Each gathering will also include some aspect of the homage to César Chávez.
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Learn to Row Day at Aquatic Park

BPRC Saturday, June 07, 2008 , 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn to row at Berkeley Paddling and Rowing Club’s free drop-in clinic for community members of all ages and skill levels. On- and off-water training, safety tips, lingo and etiquette included, along with light refreshments. Information at 510-913-3669, . Berkeley Paddling and Rowing Club is a community-based non-profit established to promote rowing and paddling fitness in Berkeley.

Recommended to bring: comfortable clothes (not baggy), shows to slip out of, extra socks, sun protection, hat and sunglasses, and a lawn chair.

Location: 2851 Bolivar Dr., south end of Aquatic Park, Berkeley (full directions at website)


Volunteer to help with oil spill clean up (Oiled Wildlife Care Network and Baykeeper)

Oil spill mapAs of Saturday, the Oiled Wildlife Care Network has enough volunteers, but check their web site if you are interested: UC Davis: Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

On Friday afternoon, November 9, the tide tubes that connect Berkeley’s Aquatic Park with the SF Bay were closed to minimize intrusion of oil into Aquatic Park. City officials are also concerned with pollution reaching the Marina and other Berkeley aquatic facilities.

More details on the “Cosco Busan” oil spill can be found on the California Department of Fish and Game’s website.

See also for other volunteer opportunities and updates.

Walk Berkeley Shoreline with The Berkeley Mariners, every Wednesday this summer.

Every Wednesday!
Walk Berkeley Shoreline with The Berkeley Mariners.
Berkeley Shoreline Walk Club
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Part of the Walkable Neighborhoods for Seniors Project
We meet every Wednesday in front of the Sea Breeze Market, near the Berkeley Marina. Just over (west of) highway 80 overpass on University Avenue and West Frontage Road.

For more information conact: Gene Herman, (510) 548-9840

Remember to weat comfortable shoes. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and a friend!
Relan, enjoy, and stretch your legs on a one-hour walk with potential to see many local and wayfaring birds and fantastic views of San Francisco Bay. Three routes along scenic Berkeley shoreline. Do Tai Chi exercise with Gene after the walk, “On demand.”
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: #9 bus stops directly across University Avenue from Seabreese market; it runs every half-hour and can be picked up at Shattuck and Center Street (A transfer location in downtown Berkeley.
In partnership with USOAC (United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County) and Walkable Neighborhoods for Seniors