Spring Equinox Celebration at Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar

Hope rock

Date and time

Saturday, March 21, 2009; 6:30 pm

Sunset is 7:15 pm, gathering is 45 minutes before sunset. The event ends about 15 minutes after sunset.

Event information

Led by David Glaser, Science Educator

  • A mini-workshop on the Seasons
  • Celebrating HOPE –  The Chavez virtue that is associated with the East
  • Norouz —  In the interest of sharing cultural celebrations associated with the Spring Equinox, Mojgan Saberi will give a brief overview of the Iranian Spring Festival called Norouz.

Notes

This years city-wide theme for the Cesar Chavez Commemoration (March 20th – April 23rd) is on "Teaching Tolerance." www.ecologycenter.org/chavez

Thank you to all the dog walkers who have been helping by keeping their dogs on a leash. This is particularly important when there are a lot of people, dogs and excitement in the center circle. It makes for a more orderly and enjoyable experience for all in attendance. You are some of our biggest supporters.

Those of you who have been there in the past know that we regularly review four virtues of Cesar Chavez which are metaphorically associated with the four cardinal directions. Tolerance is also one of those virtues. And it is a good one to be reminded of as we learn to be with one another harmoniously in a special space and moment.

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Winter Solstice Gathering: Interem Solar Calendar

Tolerance rockWinter Solstice Gathering
The Interim Solar Calendar
Cesar Chavez Park

Saturday, December 22nd
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Led by Alan Gould, Lawrence Hall of Science

A mini-workshop on the Seasons
An introduction to the newly installed ‘interim’ homage to Cesar Chavez (i.e., a temporary four directions/four virtues art installation). The North and wisdom are common metaphors associated with Winter–as is the Tolerance needed to face the conflicts of life peacefully.

Come and check it out.

Dress warmly–The weather is part of the experience.

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 SFBaykeeper.org for other volunteer opportunities and updates.

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 cant run for Peace, walk for Peace! Everyone is welcome athletes, amateurs, persons with disabilities, children, dogs, even groups. Feel free to wear a costumeor 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.

Fall Equinox Celebration at Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar

Date and time

Sunday, September 23, 2007
6:15 to 7:15
Sunset at 7 p.m.

Event information

Mini-workshop on the “Reason for the Seasons”
Bring your questions about the workings of sun, moon and earth.
Cesar Chavez & The Seasons
What does Autumn mean to you/to a traditional culture?

Gathering led by:
Led by Rabbi David Cooper
Kahilla Community Synagogue

Dress for all weather conditions Weather is part of the experience

Note:
Unfortunately, a person suffered a serious dog bite at the last gathering. We know that dog walkers are some of our biggest supporters. Most guardians keep dogs on-leash during the gathering. It makes for a more orderly and enjoyable experience for all in attendance. This is particularly important when there are a lot of people, dogs and excitement in the center circle.

Those of you who have been there in the past know that we regularly review four virtues of Cesar Chavez which are metaphorically associated with the four cardinal directions. Tolerance is one of those virtues. And it is a good one to be reminded of as we learn to be with one another harmoniously in a special space and moment.

If you review the map of the park you will see that the solar calendar is in the on-leash part of the park.

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