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Welcome to another list of events, classes, actions, films, conferences, grant deadlines, etc., for your planning convenience. Our searchable website edition of the calendar ( http://www.ecologycenter.org/calendar/ ) contains events farther into the future. Please continue to send event listings to calendar@ecologycenter.org and forward any breaking action alerts to alerts@ecologycenter.org .

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ECOLOGY CENTER EVENTS
10/21/2006	 	Berkeley Farmers' Market Fall Fruit Tasting with Cooking Demonstrations
10/25/2006	 	Presentation: "The Green Scare"
10/26/2006	 	Films: "Bum's Paradise" and "Up Close & Toxic"
10/29/2006	 	Workshop: "Home Greywater"
11/04/2006	 	Book Signing for "Mad Sheep" at Berkeley Farmers' Markets
11/19/2006	 	Workshop: "Learn How To Build A Living Roof Garden"
12/10/2006	 	Workshop: "Grow Edible Mushrooms at Home"

ALL EVENTS
Through 10/20/2006	 	Three Related Courses: "Sustainable Business"
Through 10/21/2006	 	Sacred Site / Shellmound Peace Walk in the North Bay and East Bay
Through 11/11/2006	 	East Bay Environmental Training Program
Through 12/6/2006	 	Colloquium: "Architecture & Environmental Planning"
Through 12/8/2006	 	Lecture Series: "Women in Sustainable Agriculture"
10/20/2006	 	Voter Registration Party: "The League of Pissed Off Voters"
10/20/2006	 	Workshop: "Developing Sustainable Rural Water Systems"
10/20/2006	 	Nomination Deadline: "Champions of Sustainability Awards"
10/20/2006	 	Film: "Iraq for Sale: the War Profiteers" (Oakland)
10/20/2006	 	Film: "Iraq for Sale: the War Profiteers" (Berkeley)
10/20/2006	 	Bioneers 17th Annual Conference
10/21/2006	 	Class: "Vegan Baking"
10/21/2006	 	Workshop: "Introduction to Grow Biointensive"
10/21/2006	 	Fundraiser: "Guluwalk for Peace"
10/21/2006	 	Workshop: "Help Green Your Church"
10/21/2006	 	Berkeley Farmers' Market Fall Fruit Tasting with Cooking Demonstrations
10/21/2006	 	Benefit: "Modern Times 35th Birthday Bash"
10/21/2006	 	Workshop: "Bay-Friendly Gardening for Wildlife"
10/21/2006	 	Workshop: "Electric Vehicle: Hands-on Clinic"
10/21/2006	 	Workshop: "Design and Install an Off-Grid RE System"
10/21/2006	 	Class: "Natural Building with Cob"
10/21/2006	 	Volunteer: "Plant Parenthood Party"
10/21/2006	 	Workshop for Educators: "Kids in Gardens"
10/21/2006	 	Volunteer Work Party: "Help Cerrito Creek"
10/21/2006	 	Class: "Introduction to Bioregional Education"
10/21/2006	 	Fundraiser: "Free Mind Media"
10/21/2006	 	Whale Watching with the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
10/21/2006	 	Workshop: "Improve Your Soil Quality and Fertility"
10/21/2006	 	Class: "Soil Fertility and Cover Cropping"
10/21/2006	 	Recycled Arts Halloween Mask-Making
10/21/2006	 	Film with Raging Grannies in Concert: "Grassroots: Contesting Ohio"
10/21/2006	 	Educational Adventure: "Seed Scouts"
10/21/2006	 	Training: "Certified Green Building Professional"
10/22/2006	 	Benefit Picnic: "Endangered Species Protection"
10/22/2006	 	Benefit: "Modern Times Dance of the Dinner Rolls"
10/22/2006	 	Holiday Gourd Crafting
10/22/2006	 	Farallon Islands Whale Watching Cruise
10/22/2006	 	Awards Ceremony: "Sisters of Fire"
10/22/2006	 	Benefit Dinner for "Green Scare" Prisoners
10/22/2006	 	United Nations Association Film Festival Pre-screening
10/22/2006	 	Benefit Picnic: "Turtle Island Restoration Network"
10/22/2006	 	Workshop: "Remodeling one Green Room at a Time"
10/22/2006	 	Election Forum
10/23/2006	 	Workshop: "Integrated Regional Water Management Plan"
10/23/2006	 	Class: "Branding for Nonprofits"
10/23/2006	 	Conference: "CALFED Science 2006"
10/23/2006	 	Class: "Introduction to Recycling"
10/24/2006	 	Cleantech Breakfast: "Corporations and Environmental Responsibility"
10/24/2006	 	Anti-Torture Teach-in and Vigil with Laurel Fletcher
10/24/2006	 	Class: "Wildlife and Watershed Restoration Gardening"
10/24/2006	 	Film: "...How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
10/24/2006	 	Presentation: "Planting Trees for Peace"
10/24/2006	 	Meeting: "Post Carbon"
10/25/2006	 	Discussion: "Environmental Heroes of the Pacific Rim"
10/25/2006	 	Film: "The Future of Food"
10/25/2006	 	Lecture: "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature"
10/25/2006	 	Workshop: "Gardening for Creekside Residents"
10/25/2006	 	Tilden Explorers
10/25/2006	 	March and Rally: "Police Accountability"
10/25/2006	 	Class: "Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling"
10/25/2006	 	Volunteer: "Native Plant Nursery"
10/25/2006	 	Talk: "Trash Mash-Up"
10/25/2006	 	Film and Discussion: "Toxic Bust"
10/25/2006	 	Seminar: "How Public Attitudes Are Affecting Climate Action"
10/25/2006	 	Presentation: "The Green Scare"
10/25/2006	 	United Nations Association Film Festival
10/25/2006	 	Panel: "Alternative Fuel"
10/25/2006	 	Web Seminar on Sustainability: "Market Transformations..."
10/26/2006	 	Workshop: "Grid-Tied PV System for Do-It-Yourselfers"
10/26/2006	 	Course: "Introduction to Energy and Environment"
10/26/2006	 	Films: "Bum's Paradise" and "Up Close & Toxic"
10/26/2006	 	Presentation: "The Truth About Bats"
10/26/2006	 	Presentation: 'African Wildlife Trackers"
10/26/2006	 	Benefit: "An Evening with Owls"
10/26/2006	 	Presentation: "What are Americans Voting For"
10/27/2006	 	Film: "Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties"
10/27/2006	 	Workshop: "The Fundraising Houseparty"
10/27/2006	 	Film: "Over the Hedge"
10/27/2006	 	Claire Burch Films
10/27/2006	 	Information Session: "Media Studies MA Program at New College"
10/27/2006	 	Baker Beach Survey
10/27/2006	 	Class: "Tidal Marsh Birds: ...Conservation and Restoration"
10/27/2006	 	Nature Meditation Walk on the Martin Luther King Shoreline
10/27/2006	 	Colloquium: "The New Properties of Plants..."
10/27/2006	 	Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Activism
10/28/2006	 	Native Plant Fair
10/28/2006	 	SCRAP Workshop: "Fabric Postcards"
10/28/2006	 	Volunteer: "Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Work Party"
10/28/2006	 	Workshop: "Tree Care and Pruning"
10/28/2006	 	Workshop: "Green Schools, Green Gardens: Healthy Schools Inside and Out"
10/28/2006	 	Volunteer: "Visitacion Valley Tree Planting with Friends of the Urban Forest"
10/28/2006	 	Volunteer: "Inner Richmond Tree Care with Friends of the Urban Forest"
10/28/2006	 	Class: "Practicing Mindfulness in the Garden"
10/28/2006	 	Class: "Hallo-green Party"
10/28/2006	 	Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
10/28/2006	 	Electronic Waste Collection
10/28/2006	 	March and Rally: "Protest the War"
10/28/2006	 	Workshop: "Design and Install a Grid-Tied PV System"
10/28/2006	 	Halloween Concert: "A Harvest of Peace"
10/28/2006	 	Forum: "Community Farm Bill Forum"
10/28/2006	 	Volunteer: "Wetlands Restoration"
10/28/2006	 	Tour: "Codornices Creek Watershed"
10/28/2006	 	Class: "Autumn Adaptations"
10/28/2006	 	Electronic Waste Recycling
10/29/2006	 	Fundraiser: "UCC-Toberfest"
10/29/2006	 	Youth Meeting: "Global Warming"
10/29/2006	 	Workshop: "Home Greywater"
10/29/2006	 	KFC Cruelty Protest
10/30/2006	 	Volunteer Forum: "East Bay Animal Advocates"
10/30/2006	 	Event: World Vegetarian Day
10/31/2006	 	Class: "Designing a Successful Zero Energy Home in California"
11/1/2006	 	Book Event: "Heist: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff..."
11/1/2006	 	Book Event: "Wait, Don't Move to Canada: A Stay-And-Fight Strategy..."
11/1/2006	 	Apprenticeship in Organic Growing and Permaculture in Ecuador
11/1/2006	 	Film and Panel: "Democracy on Deadline"
11/2/2006	 	Gala: "Weaving our Common Threads"
11/2/2006	 	Benefit: "Day of the Dead Concert for the Zapatistas"
11/2/2006	 	Build it Green Mixer and Home Tour Awards
11/2/2006	 	Workshops: "Preparing for Peak Oil Series"
11/2/2006	 	Workshop: "Powerdown: The End of Cheap Energy"
11/2/2006	 	Book Event: "Lives per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction"
11/2/2006	 	Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award Ceremony
11/3/2006	 	10th International Latino Film Festival
11/3/2006	 	Movie Release: "The Great Warming"
11/3/2006	 	Climate Change Fair featuring "An Inconvenient Truth" film
11/3/2006	 	Film: "OutFOXed: Rupert Murdoch's War Against Journalism"
11/3/2006	 	Conference: "Media Accountability"
11/3/2006	 	Workshop: "Organizing Sustainable Communities"
11/4/2006	 	Workshop: "Composting in the Outer Mission!"
11/4/2006	 	SCRAP Workshop: "Creative Scrap Dolls"
11/4/2006	 	Presentation: "Plants and Magic..."
11/4/2006	 	Workshop: "Bay-Friendly Gardening to Manage Pests Naturally"
11/4/2006	 	Whale Watching with the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
11/4/2006	 	Workshop for Educators: "Kids in Gardens"
11/4/2006	 	Book Signing for "Mad Sheep" at Berkeley Farmers' Markets
11/4/2006	 	Workshop: "Solar Thermal and Electricity for Educators"
11/4/2006	 	Sick Plant Clinic
11/4/2006	 	Exhibit Opening: "River of Words"
11/4/2006	 	Class: "Biodiesel Homebrewing"
11/4/2006	 	Class: "Gifts From Jody's Garden"
11/4/2006	 	Cohousing Communities Sustainability Tour
11/4/2006	 	Volunteer: "Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration"
11/5/2006	 	Volunteer: "Ocean Beach Clean-up and Art Project"

ECOLOGY CENTER EVENTS

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Berkeley Farmers' Market Fall Fruit Tasting with Cooking Demonstrations — An opportunity to sample for free, all at one table, the whole delicious range of Fall fruit varieties at the Berkeley Farmers' Market. (Apples, European pears, Asian pears, persimmons, etc.). Cooking demonstrations starting at 11am with chef Amy Murray of Venus Restaurant, Berkeley. Amy Murray is a twelve year veteran of local, seasonal, organic cuisine and a member of the Slow Food Movement. Venus is a staunch supporter of California local, seasonal organic cuisine, with frequently changing seasonal menus. Amy says, "It is an honor to serve in the world of food. Traveling and tasting the distinct cuisines of the world is my biggest passion. I strive to feature the jewels of the moment, as brought to us through seasonal, organic farming, and to bring out the highlights of those flavors, incorporating what I have learned from other cuisine cultures of the world." Mary Vance, certified nutrition consultant, will present a cooking and nutrition demonstration. Mary specializes in flavorful dishes made with healthful, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Mary is also Associate Publisher of Ecology Center's Terrain Magazine. Location: Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 10am - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, bfm@ecologycenter.org , http://www.ecologycenter.org/bfm/index.html .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Presentation: "The Green Scare" — Reminiscent of the Red Scare in the 50's when suspected communists and dissidents were hauled before hearings and asked to talk about their friends and colleagues, for the past year the federal government has been convening grand juries, sending FBI agents to knock on activists' doors, and has issued indictments on trumped-up charges in a round-up of environmental radicals on an unprecedented scale. Ostensibly targeting the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) acts of sabotage, many people unconnected with ELF are being targeted, and people are being sent to jail just for declining to answer grand jury questions. One such activist in Oregon remains in jail five months after receiving a subpoena, without being accused of anything. This is the first of the "Agitate, Educate. Activate" gatherings hosted by the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters. Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Info: 510-548-3113, http://www.fbiwitchhunt.com/ .

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Films: "Bum's Paradise" and "Up Close & Toxic" — Shown in conjunction with the East Bay Environmental Training, "Bum's Paradise" tells the story of the Albany landfill community. After decades of being a garbage dump, The Albany landfill closed in 1986. Nature slowly reclaimed the land and various homeless men and women moved in. They built dwellings, became a community and lived free from the public scorn and scrutiny that commonly plagues the homeless in America. It was a magical place where, for a time, the homeless were at home. Visit www.bumsparadise.com . (2003, running time 53 minutes.) "Up Close & Toxic" is a hilarious, frightentning, and informative look at indoor air pollution. David Suzuki hosts us on a tour of the typical American family home and shows us the hidden toxics contained therein. (2002, running time 45 minutes.) Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Time: 7 pm - 9 pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-2220 x233, http://www.bumsparadise.com/ .

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Workshop: "Home Greywater" — Learn about and help create the first permitted residential greywater system at the Berkeley Ecohouse. Learn about the principles and process of safely irrigating with waste water. Teacher; John Russell, greywater designer. Hand's on: bring gloves. We will be diverting a bathroom sink, shower, and laundry drain to feed a constructed wetland, planted swales, and mushroom beds. Return home with ideas and plans of your own! Location: Berkeley Eco-House, 1305 Hopkins St., Berkeley. Time: 10am - 5pm. Cost: $15 sliding scale: no one turned away. Info: 510-548-2220 ext. 242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Book Signing for "Mad Sheep" at Berkeley Farmers' Markets — The great local organic farmers and prepared food vendors of the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market plus a book signing with Linda Faillace author of MAD SHEEP: The True Story Behind the USDA's War on a Family Farm (Chelsea Green Publishing). Larry and Linda Faillace saw a niche they could fill by importing high-yield dairy sheep from Europe, selling their lambs, and making cheese from their milk. Linda and Larry carefully researched and untangled all the regulations regarding the importation of sheep and soon had a thriving entrepreneurial business. Then, one day, corporate greed and government corruption colluded to bring their operation to a screeching halt. Mad Sheep is Linda Faillace's outrageous true story of how the USDA slaughtered her family's sheep to assuage fears over mad cow disease even though no sheep in the world has ever contracted mad cow disease. While raising three children with her husband, Larry, Linda Faillace worked as a secretary, store clerk, lab technician, songwriter, piano teacher, and astrologer, before embarking on a labor of love in sheep farming and cheese making. The Faillaces live in Warren, Vermont. Location: Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 11am - 1pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org .

Sunday, November 19, 2006
Workshop: "Learn How To Build A Living Roof Garden" — Learn how to convert a flat roof into a planted garden. Great for garages! Teacher: Steph Lind, green contractor. Hand-on: we will renovate the Ecohouse tool shed roof into a living garden and add a duck pond and planted drainage swale. Location: Berkeley Eco-House, 1305 Hopkins St., Berkeley. Time: 10am - 3pm. Cost: $15 sliding scale: no one turned away. Info: 510-548-2220 ext. 242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org .

Sunday, December 10, 2006
Workshop: "Grow Edible Mushrooms at Home" — Take a slideshow tour of some amazing mushrooms of the Bay Area and learn how to grow edible mushrooms at home. Teacher: Ken Litchfield, mycologist. Hand's-on: bring extra newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, wax, cordless drills, drill bits, and leave with some mushrooms of your own! Location: Berkeley Eco-House, 1305 Hopkins St., Berkeley. Time: 10am - 3pm. Cost: $15 sliding scale: no one turned away. Info: 510-548-2220 ext. 242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org .

ALL EVENTS

Through Friday, October 20, 2006
Three Related Courses: "Sustainable Business" — Three related short courses on green and sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, business environmental management, and green finance. The courses can be taken separately.
Communicating Sustainability (10/16: $195 in advance/$250 full). How to communicate your social responsibility and sustainability to important groups.
Green Business Boot Camp (10/17-19: $550/$650). A mini-MBA in the technical tools and strategies for managing every aspect of a green business, from product design to production to shipping.
Sustainable Banking (10/20; $195/$250). How to market to responsible consumers and companies. Learn about green mortgages for green building, and asset management for sustainable value. Ideal for local governments who want to reach the public with conservation and environmental services.
Your tuition refunded if you are not happy with the value received. Location TBD by 8/30. Location: SF. Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Info: 510-849-5467, gfriend@natlogic.com , http://cleanerproduction.com/ .

Through Saturday, October 21, 2006
Sacred Site / Shellmound Peace Walk in the North Bay and East Bay — Indian People Organizing for Change along with Vallejo Intertribal/SSP&RIT invites all to join in a journey of walking and prayer to remember our ancestors that lived on this land for thousands of years. Traditional Native American leaders and Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist will lead the walk. We will walk and pray with our ancestors in areas where Shellmounds and sacred sites have been desecrated by development. Needed for the walk: a good attitude, your own water bottle, utensils, bowl, plate and cup. sleeping bag and small tent if you have one (we will be camping at least one or two nights), clothes for all types of weather, including rain gear, money for Ferry, (Oakland to San Francisco) and any other incidentals that you may need. Donations needed: Places for people to stay the night at our destinations. Groups to provide evening meals. Financial donations to purchase supplies and gas. Info: 510-575-8408, shellmoundwalk@yahoo.com , http://www.vallejointertribalcouncil.org/ .

Through Saturday, November 11, 2006
East Bay Environmental Training Program — The East Bay Environmental Training program is a six-week immersion course designed to provide participants with a sustainability and justice framework for understanding local and global environmental issues. The course will introduce participants to the urban environment of the East Bay, as well as to local organizations and people active in social change work. Sessions will include presentations by speakers, as well as field trips, discussions, course readings, student projects, and an evening film series. The course begins with an introduction to ecology, environmental justice, sustainability, and environmental health. Subsequent session topics will include food and agriculture; water; air and toxics; waste and consumerism; energy, transportation, and global warming; housing, land use, and sprawl. We'll look at both the problems we face and the solutions people are working on or thinking up. Our hope is that participants leave having become activated, inspired, and better equipped to engage as advocates for protecting and restoring the environment and its people. Call to reserve a spot! Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Time: 10am - 4pm. Cost: $75 - $150, sliding scale. (One year Ecology Center membership included.). Info: 510-548-2220 x233, erc@ecologycenter.org .

Through Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Colloquium: "Architecture & Environmental Planning" — Each semester the Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Colloquium brings together distinguished speakers (professionals, academics, practitioners, and graduate students) to present projects relevant to the landscape architecture and environmental planning professions. Most talks take place in Room 315A, Wurster Hall . Check online for location. Location: Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 2pm, Wednesdays. Info: 510-548-2220 x233, http://new-laep.ced.berkeley.edu/departments--programs/laep/fall-2006-laep-colloquium.htm .

Through Friday, December 8, 2006
Lecture Series: "Women in Sustainable Agriculture" — Women practitioners of sustainable agriculture speak on their involvement in and understanding of a regenerative movement. 9/21, 9/28, 10/4, 10/5, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 11/9, 11/15, 11/30, 12/8. Wurster Hall room 106. Location: Berkeley. Time: 6:45pm - 8:45pm. Info: 510-548-2220 x233, http://www.agrariana.org/ .

Friday, October 20, 2006
Voter Registration Party: "The League of Pissed Off Voters" — The League of Pissed Off Voters and SF's hottest Hip Hop and Reggae/Dancehall DJ's will light up Club Six in the spirit of education, progress, and the power of our generation. Get down to "The Foundation," the League's second annual night of hip-hop, education and participation. The evening will begin with a gallery opening from 7-9pm,featuring ten up and coming local artists, followed by a set of revolutionary hip-hop performed by Kiwi and DJ Phatrick of the mighty "Native Guns" crew. The League team will be out in full force registering people to vote, and providing our "Pissed Off Voter Guides" for the November 7th election. Location: Club Six, 60 6th St., between Market and Mission, SF. Time: 7pm - 2am. Info: 415-571-3633.

Friday, October 20, 2006
Workshop: "Developing Sustainable Rural Water Systems" — This workshop covers water system development for residential property, including the basic components of water source, storage, and delivery mechanisms. You will gain hands-on experience by assembling both surface and submersible solar-powered pumps. We will evaluate the Solar Living Center ponds as a case study. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $120. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/ruwade2020ho.html .

Friday, October 20, 2006
Nomination Deadline: "Champions of Sustainability Awards" — Sustainable Berkeley is seeking nominations for the 1st Annual Champions of Sustainability Awards. These awards were created to celebrate the people, organizations and initiatives that are improving our community's environmental health, economic vitality, and quality of life. Awards will be presented at Green Gathering III, a reception on the evening of Thursday, 11/9/06 in the Lipman Room of Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. More than 150 business, government, community and education leaders, as well as local media, will attend. Nominations are welcome from Berkeley-based businesses, institutional, governmental, academic, and nonprofit organizations, as well as individuals and community groups for work or activities that take place in Berkeley. Individuals and groups are encouraged to self-nominate! Submit nominations to awards@sustainableberkeley.org/ . Location: Berkeley. Info: 510-981-5438, jcogley@ci.berkeley.ca.us .

Friday, October 20, 2006
Film: "Iraq for Sale: the War Profiteers" — Find out who's getting killed, and who's making a killing. Robert Greenwald's latest work examines what happens to everyday Americans and Iraqis when corporations go to war, revealing the inside story of the soldiers, truck drivers, widows, and children whose lives have been changed as a result of the staggering amount of corporate profiteering in post-invasion Iraq. Before and after the film, everyone's invited to our Humanist Coffee House. Location: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $5 donation accepted. Info: 510-393-5685 , http://iraqforsale.org .

Friday, October 20, 2006
Film: "Iraq for Sale: the War Profiteers" — Part of the Conscientious Projector film series. Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., @ Bonita, Berkeley. Time: 7pm. Cost: $10 suggested donation - no one turned away. Info: 510-528-5403.

Friday, October 20, 2006 - Sunday, October 22, 2006
Bioneers 17th Annual Conference — The Collective Heritage Institute, AKA Bioneers, was founded by Kenny Ausubel in 1990. Bioneers was conceived to conduct educational and economic development programs in the conservation of biological and cultural diversity, traditional farming practices, and environmental restoration. As Paul Hawken has noted, sustainability is simply the midpoint between destruction and restoration. The goal of Bioneers is restoration, addressing the interdependent array of economics, jobs, ecologies, cultures, and communities. Location: Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Cost: $406 ($159 for one day -- see website for discounts). Info: 877-246-6337, conference@bioneers.org , http://www.bioneers.org/conference/ .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Class: "Vegan Baking" — The class features instruction, recipes, and samples for three desserts: Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Bay Area Vegetarians is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote compassionate and cruelty-free foods. All labor and any profits are being donated to Bay Area Vegetarians to fund our outreach and education programs. Location: Sur La Table (SF), 77 Maiden Ln., SF. Time: 1pm - 2:30pm. Cost: $20 ($15 in advance). Info: 877-246-6337, http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.htm?EID=1367 .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop: "Introduction to Grow Biointensive" — Learn the principles of double-digging, raised beds, composting and soil-building, intensive planting, companion planting, carbon farming (the use of compost crops), calorie farming, and the use of open-pollinated seeds. We emphasize a whole-system approach that builds soil fertility. Register and pay in advance. Common Ground is a project of the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Ecology Action. Location: Common Ground, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto. Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm. Cost: $24. Info: 650-493-6072, http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Fundraiser: "Guluwalk for Peace" — In the midst of a 20-year conflict in Uganda, over a million people have been displaced. Displaced children have been forced into abhorrent conditions in camps where hundreds of people are dying every week because of a lack of clean water, food and medical care. We're walking to fund-raise in support of children's programs that focus on education, rehabilitation for this generation being left behind. Music and drumming will follow walk! Register online. Location: Marina Green, Fillmore St. and Marina Blvd. , SF. Time: 8:30am. Info: 510-238 8080 ext. 309, PriorityAfrica@yahoo.com , http://guluwalk.com/sanfrancisco/ .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop: "Help Green Your Church" — This workshop explores the Green Sanctuary Program as a way to put faith into action in our personal and congregational lives. We'll share resources for various projects, hear stories from other congregations' experience, and outline the next steps to become a Green Sanctuary. Led by Rev. Bring an environmentally sustainable potluck lunch. Pre-registration preferred. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. Time: 9:30am - 2pm. Cost: Free. Info: 650-321-8285, bhammett@ix.netcom.com , http://www.uucpa.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Berkeley Farmers' Market Fall Fruit Tasting with Cooking Demonstrations — An opportunity to sample for free, all at one table, the whole delicious range of Fall fruit varieties at the Berkeley Farmers' Market. (Apples, European pears, Asian pears, persimmons, etc.). Cooking demonstrations starting at 11am with chef Amy Murray of Venus Restaurant, Berkeley. Amy Murray is a twelve year veteran of local, seasonal, organic cuisine and a member of the Slow Food Movement. Venus is a staunch supporter of California local, seasonal organic cuisine, with frequently changing seasonal menus. Amy says, "It is an honor to serve in the world of food. Traveling and tasting the distinct cuisines of the world is my biggest passion. I strive to feature the jewels of the moment, as brought to us through seasonal, organic farming, and to bring out the highlights of those flavors, incorporating what I have learned from other cuisine cultures of the world." Mary Vance, certified nutrition consultant, will present a cooking and nutrition demonstration. Mary specializes in flavorful dishes made with healthful, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Mary is also Associate Publisher of Ecology Center's Terrain Magazine. Location: Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 10am - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, bfm@ecologycenter.org , http://www.ecologycenter.org/bfm/index.html .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Benefit: "Modern Times 35th Birthday Bash" — The first and more raucous of our two days of events celebrating 35 years of Modern Times. Musicians, performers, and staff members as you remember your favorite parts of the little bookstore that still thinks it can! Witness the unveiling of our new and beautiful sponsors plaque commemorating some of the lionhearted individuals who have helped keep the store open. Guests include The Brass Liberation Orchestra, video artist Kirthi Nath, DJs El Doctor from Los Angeles and Lady Selector from New Orleans, plus dance performers from the Change of State Performance Project. There will even be a cakewalk! Location: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF. Time: 2pm. Cost: $15 ($30 membership + admission + 1 sangria) no one turned away. Info: 415-282-9246, office@moderntimesbookstore.com , http://www.mtbs.com/events.html .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop: "Bay-Friendly Gardening for Wildlife" — Attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects that add color, movement and interest to your landscape. Learn to diversify your garden by including California native plants that provide food, shelter and nesting places for wildlife. Location: El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser, El Cerrito. Time: 9am - noon. Cost: Free. Info: 510-665-3546, http://www.thewatershedproject.org/ .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop: "Electric Vehicle: Hands-on Clinic" — Electric vehicles (EVs) are economical, silent and efficient, and produce zero-emissions. They can be charged from any source of electricity -- solar, wind or hydroelectric sources. In this intensive, hands-on workshop, you will learn about the science and technology behind the many EVs available today. The hands-on portion on the second day will be held in nearby Albion, a town on the Mendocino Coast, at a mechanic's shop, where you will apply the first day's knowledge and take apart and rebuild an electric VW. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $240. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/tr20elvehacl.html .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop: "Design and Install an Off-Grid RE System" — This workshop provides an introduction to off-grid solar, wind and hydroelectric systems, which -- individually or in tandem -- allow homeowners to generate electricity without dependence on the utility grid. Until grid-tied PV became popular and practical, this was our core intro course on PV. Day One will include an extensive tour of the solar and wind energy systems at the Solar Living Center, which will serve as a case study. On Day Two, you will gain hands-on experience wiring both battery-based and solar direct systems. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $240. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/pv20intoofso2.html .

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - Sunday, October 22, 2006
Class: "Natural Building with Cob" — We will be making a bench that will become a permanent piece of art in our Sustainable Backyard. Cob construction can be a wildly freeform, sculptural affair. Participants are encourages to bring bits of tile, glass, ceramic and marbles to contribute to the bench. Cob was a common building material in England in the nineteenth century, and many of those buildings are still standing. Location: Sustainability Center (Future Site), 141 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. Cost: $100. Info: 415-269-0621, pam@sustainablefairfax.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Volunteer: "Plant Parenthood Party" — Help transplant and care for hundreds of seedlings of local native plants for fall planting into rare coastal prairie, and other sites. Learn why these plants are important for wildlife habitat. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments are provided. Youth under 18 need signed permission from a parent or guardian -- please contact us for a copy of our liability release. Location: Watershed Project, 1327 S 46th St. Bldg. #155, Richmond. Time: 9am - noon. Info: 510-665-3689, Bayshorestewards@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.thewatershedproject.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop for Educators: "Kids in Gardens" — Creating and sustain an educational garden for your school. Learn the skills you need to propagate plants, improve your soil, reduce waste and pesticide use, conserve water, and create wildlife habitat. Location: June Jordan School for Equity, 325 La Grande Avenue, entrance at Brazil Street, SF. Time: 9am - 4pm. Cost: $30 (scholarships available). Info: 510-665-3546, workshops@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.thewatershedproject.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Volunteer Work Party: "Help Cerrito Creek" — We will focus on erosion control, as we get ready for fall rains and planting on banks recently cleared of invasive blackberries and bindweed. We also could use light and heavy weeding, seed collecting, and of course litter pick-up. Meet at Creekside Park (south end of Santa Clara or Belmont Streets, south of Central and west of San Pablo). Location: El Cerrito. Time: 10am. Info: 510-848-9358, f5creeks@aol.com , http://www.fivecreeks.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Class: "Introduction to Bioregional Education" — A ecological approach to identifying and understanding Northern California's unique climate, weather, soil, land forms, watersheds, and native wildlife. Emphasis is on observation of natural characteristics, discussing relationships, and hands-on learning. The class includes bioregional mapmaking and take-home materials. We begin at the end of Chenery Street in front of the baseball field. Bring a sack lunch, good walking shoes, and working gloves (optional). RSVP by phone. Location: Glen Canyon Park, SF. Time: 10am - 4pm. Cost: $35 - $75 sliding scale (work exchange available). Info: 415-285-6556, mail@planetdrum.org , http://www.planetdrum.org/ .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Fundraiser: "Free Mind Media" — Join us for a fundraising dinner with food by Food Not Bombs, music by Those Unknown Polar Bears, plus a short film, silent auction and more. No one turned away for lack of funds. Location: New College of CA, Santa Rosa, 99 Sixth St., @ Wilson, Santa Rosa. Time: 5pm. Cost: $7 - $15 sliding scale. Info: 415-285-6556, http://www.freemindmedia.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Whale Watching with the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association — Come join FMSA for a Whale Watching Trip in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Spaces limited. Location: SF. Time: 7:30am - 4pm. Cost: $85. Info: 415-561-6625 ext. 300, askaj@farallones.org , http://www.farallones.org/ .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Workshop: "Improve Your Soil Quality and Fertility" — Learn to sow, raise and harvest beneficial and dynamic crops such as rye, fava beans, vetch, and wheat. They will provide material for the compost and protect your soil from erosion and nutrient loss. Harvest these wonderful crops as ornaments, seeds for birds, or food. Register and pay in advance. Common Ground is a project of the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Ecology Action. Location: Common Ground, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto. Time: 2pm - 4pm. Cost: $24. Info: 650-493-6072, http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Class: "Soil Fertility and Cover Cropping" — Healthy soil is the foundation of a sustainable landscape or garden. Learn ways to amend and protect your soil during the winter months using cover cropping techniques, mulching, and composting. Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue @ Lawton Street, SF. Time: 10am - 1pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-731-5627, info@gardenfortheenvironment.org , http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Recycled Arts Halloween Mask-Making — Turn old junk into a new Halloween mask as you learn the stories behind the ancient holiday. Location: Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park, Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-731-5627, http://www.ebparks.org .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Film with Raging Grannies in Concert: "Grassroots: Contesting Ohio" — Can a group of ordinary citizens influence the huge electoral machine that runs our country? Can they make their voices heard when the media and most of the country are ignoring them? Immediately after 11/2, 2004, a group of passionately concerned Bay Area residents said yes. The Raging Grannies play a big part in the movie. Proceeds benefit distribution and election reform. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. Time: 7:30pm - 9pm. Cost: $5-$10 Donation. Info: 650-960-3414, info@raginggrannies.com , http://www.pamwaltonproductions.com .

Saturday, October 21, 2006
Educational Adventure: "Seed Scouts" — Explore the dunes to learn about plants at Crissy Field and their life cycles. All ages welcome (children 6 and younger must be supervised). Location: Crissy Field, SF. Time: 10am - noon. Cost: $8. Info: 415-561-3013 , KKiefer@parksconservancy.org , http://www.parksconservancy.org/index.php .

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - Saturday, October 28, 2006
Training: "Certified Green Building Professional" — An overview of green building and remodeling. The training includes case studies, guest speakers, and presentations on such topics as energy efficiency, resource conservation, indoor air quality, and developing and marketing a green business. Also how to get the green resources you need, and how to benefit from green practices in your business. Open to all California building professionals involved in the design and construction of residential buildings, as well as professionals that support and develop the market for green building. Time: two full Saturdays. Cost: $395. Info: 888-404-7336 ext. 107, Jeanne@BuildItGreen.org , http://www.builditgreen.org .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Benefit Picnic: "Endangered Species Protection" — Turtle Island Restoration Network is holding a benefit picnic and barbecue among the beautiful redwoods of West Marin. Relax by the creek to benefit Turtle Island's projects: SPAWN, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, and GotMercury.org! Enjoy a tasty barbecue, guided creek walks, live music, raffle with great prizes, children's activities, and good company. Proceeds benefit our programs to protect endangered sea turtles and coho salmon and the environment they - and we - rely on. In the Redwood Grove. Location: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Lagunitas. Time: 2pm - 6pm. Cost: $20 ($16 in advance), kids $10 ($8 in advance) . Info: 415-488-0370, info@seaturtles.org .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Benefit: "Modern Times Dance of the Dinner Rolls" — Enjoy a delightful organic vegetarian dinner to celebrate our continued presence and to say goodbye to one of our finest, Michael Rosenthal, who is leaving after 35 years with Modern Times. Speakers, sweet sounds, and a sumptuous meal by the splendid chef Leif Hedendal, with organic produce provided by Eatwell Farm. We'll get the evening started with Pat Wynne and the Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus, followed by classical guitar while you dine. Guest speakers include Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange, Hut Landon of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, and author Michelle Tea. RSVP by 10/16 via email. Location: St. Martin De Porres Kitchen, 225 Potrero Avenue, at 15th St., SF. Time: 6:30pm. Cost: $20-$100 (to $10,000) sliding scale. Info: 415-282-9246, office@moderntimesbookstore.com , http://www.mtbs.com/events.html .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Holiday Gourd Crafting — Learn the basics of gourd crafting, including cleaning, wood-burning, staining, and more to create a festive fall centerpiece for your table as you learn about the natural history of gourds. Fee includes all supplies, and discounts are available for seniors and children. Registration is required and children must be at least eleven years old to participate. Location: Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park, Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 4pm. Cost: $25. Info: 510-636-1684, http://www.ebparks.org .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Farallon Islands Whale Watching Cruise — Join Save The Bay and the Oceanic Society for a whale watching excursion to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, just 27 miles west of the Golden Gate. Observe a rich marine ecosystem which attracts whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds to feed in these nutrient-rich waters. Those prone to motion sickness should take precautions. RSVP. Location: SF. Time: 7:30am - 4:30pm. Cost: $90. Info: 510-452-9261x109, jgretz@savesfbay.org , http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Awards Ceremony: "Sisters of Fire" — The 8th Annual Sisters of Fire Awards, presented by the Women of Color Resource Center, honor the contributions of five women, including nationally acclaimed editor of ColorLines magazine, Tram Nguyen; director of Environmental Human Rights Advocates, Monique Harden, and feminist playwright and poet, Cherrie Moraga. Program includes speeches, silent auction and performances by Dimensions Dance Theater's Rites of Passage, Oaktown Jazz and Youth Speaks. Location: Oakland City Center, 12th Street and Broadway, Oakland. Time: 11am. Cost: $35-$75 sliding scale, includes brunch. Info: 510-444-2700.

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Benefit Dinner for "Green Scare" Prisoners — A benefit for people currently incarcerated and awaiting trial for alleged participation in acts of ecologically motivated sabotage. Many of the defendants are facing charges that carry a 30-year mandatory minimum sentence, and some are facing longer than life sentences for participating in the alleged acts of property damage in defense of the environment. All donations will go directly to supporting prisoners. Location: 382 Bayshore Blvd., SF. Time: 7pm - 1am. Cost: $15 - $15,000 suggested donation. Info: 510-444-2700, http://www.katabatik.org/benefit .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
United Nations Association Film Festival Pre-screening — UNAFF celebrates the power of international films and videos dealing with human rights, environmental survival, women's issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view extraordinary documentaries, to become familiar with global and local issues, and to understand how to address these issues. The festival is 10/25-29th at Stanford, CA. Location: Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St., @Valencia, SF. Time: noon - midnight. Info: 510-444-2700, http://www.unaff.org/ .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Benefit Picnic: "Turtle Island Restoration Network" — The Turtle Island Restoration Network benefit picnic raises funds for educational and preservation programs for endangered sea turtles and Coho salmon. The afternoon includes guided creek walks, live music and a raffle. In the Redwood Grove. Location: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Lagunitas. Time: 2pm. Cost: $20 $10 for children. $45 for family of four. Info: 415-488-0370.

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Workshop: "Remodeling one Green Room at a Time" — Learn about a comprehensive way to remodel in a more energy-efficient, resource-conserving, and healthier manner that creates comfort and value through a building that is more affordable to operate and maintain. This workshop focuses on key aspects of the building, including foundations, framing, plumbing, windows, flooring, heating, and finishes. Preregistration required. Location: West Valley Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd, San José. Time: 1:30pm - 5pm. Cost: $40. Info: 415-488-0370, http://www.builditgreen.org/registration/index.cfm?fuseaction=events .

Sunday, October 22, 2006
Election Forum — This election forum will cover local Berkeley Candidates, Mayor, and City Council, and a will include discussion of local and state ballot measures. All are welcome. Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., @ Bonita, Berkeley. Time: 1pm - 4pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-528-5403.

Monday, October 23, 2006
Workshop: "Integrated Regional Water Management Plan" — This workshop is your opportunity to provide input on the public draft of the Bay Area IRWMP, available online. Location: Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay St., Oakland. Time: 10am - 1pm. Info: 510-528-5403, info@bayareairwmp.net , http://www.bayareairwmp.net./ .

Monday, October 23, 2006
Class: "Branding for Nonprofits" — Effective branding is key to raising funds, building support, and boosting your public profile. We'll look at your organization's existing brand (you have one, whether you know it or not), and figure out how to consolidate, build and manage your brand. We'll address organizational personality, name, tagline, logo, Web presence, and collateral materials, and you will apply what you learn to your own organization. Location: Media Alliance, 1904 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland. Time: 2pm - 5pm (two Mondays). Cost: $145. Info: 415-832-9000 x 301, celiaalario@earthlink.net , http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/embwobrforno.html .

Monday, October 23, 2006 - Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Conference: "CALFED Science 2006" — The CALFED Science Conference is a forum for presenting scientific information and ideas relevant to CALFED's goals and objectives in the Bay-Delta, its watershed, and the adjacent coastal ocean. Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., @ 13th, Sacramento. Cost: $175 early registration (check discounts and one-day rates). Info: 510-622-2304, http://science.calwater.ca.gov/conferences/sciconf_index.shtml .

Monday, October 23, 2006 - Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Class: "Introduction to Recycling" — NCRA offers this course as a quick overview of the current recycling industry and its choice-points for future development. Register online. Location: Sanitary Fill Classroom, 401 Tunnel Rd, SF. Time: 8:30am - 3:15pm. Cost: $45. Info: 510-622-2304, ncra@ncrarecycles.org , http://www.ncrarecycles.org/itr/itr.html .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Cleantech Breakfast: "Corporations and Environmental Responsibility" — Regardless of industry, all corporations are facing increased accountability for their environmental footprint. What new technologies do corporations value the most? Listen to four Bay Area corporations discuss what they are doing. This panel is targeted to those involved in developing and investing in new clean technologies. Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, Two Embarcadero Center, 27th Floor, SF. Time: 8am - 10am. Cost: $25. Info: 415-421-5500, events@wtc-sf.org , http://www.wtc-sf.org/cleantech2006.htm .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Anti-Torture Teach-in and Vigil with Laurel Fletcher — Laurel Fletcher - UC Berkeley Boalt Hall professor, expert on International Human Rights Law. Location: Boalt Hall, School of Law, UC Berkeley, Berkeley. Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Info: 510-649-0663, taigendan@earthlink.net , http://www.bpf.org/html/whats_now/2006/torture_vigil.html .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Class: "Wildlife and Watershed Restoration Gardening" — Learn how to create a refuge for wildlife, select native plants that will thrive in your landscape, protect the health of our local watersheds, and plan and implement a planting project for your own garden, community garden, or watershed restoration site. Meets Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturdays 9am-2pm. 1.5 units. Location: Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland. Cost: $39 ($26 per unit). Info: 510-434-3840, rfreeman@merritt.edu , http://merritt.edu/~envst/ .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Film: "...How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" — The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil focuses on Cuba's transition from an industrial petroleum-based society to a sustainable society when the Soviet Union collapsed. With less than 2 weeks notice, Cubans were faced with a 90% reduction in petroleum based products. Cubans lost an average of 20 lbs. each. Lawns and public parks were turned into vegetable gardens. Location: Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Children's Chapel, 55 Eckley Lane, off Walker Avenue, Walnut Creek. Time: 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-434-3840, nbaldwin@angius-terry.com .

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Presentation: "Planting Trees for Peace" — Members of Afghans4Tomorrow and the Bare Roots Group discuss their recent trip to Afghanistan where they planted trees. Refreshments will be served. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. Time: 7pm. Info: 415-925-9857.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Meeting: "Post Carbon" — Craig Vassel of East Bay will give a presentation on Simplicity and a movement that living more "simply" has inspired for a number of centuries. He'll list a number of authors on the subject and discuss their personal philosophies on living with less. Bring some nibbles to share. Beverages, plates and silverware are being provided by our hosts. Please e-mail us so that we can leave your name with the building guard. Location: 50 California Street, Suite 3350, SF. Time: 7pm. Info: 415-925-9857, richard@katznip.com .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Discussion: "Environmental Heroes of the Pacific Rim" — The Pacific Rim's environment is increasingly threatened by reckless development. Join experts, including Wen Bo, one of China's leading environmental heroes, to discuss the importance of the emerging Chinese and Russian environmental grassroots movements. Learn about the state of the environment and hear inspiring stories of individuals taking risks for clean water, fresh air and a decent living. Location: Women's Building, 3543 18th St., between Valencia & Guerrero, SF. Time: 7pm. Cost: $10 suggested donation - no one turned away. Info: 415-399 8850 ext. 309, skagan@pacificenvironment.org , http://www.pacificenvironment.org/ .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Film: "The Future of Food" — This film investigates the truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves over the past decade. Health implications, government policies, and the push toward globalization are examined. The film also explores organic, sustainable alternatives to industrial agriculture. A well-told overview of the problems with conventional agriculture. Location: Varnish Fine Arts, 77 Natoma St., at 2nd St., SF. Time: 7pm - 9:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-383-0484, events@greenplanetfilms.org , http://www.greenplanetfilms.org .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Lecture: "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature" — The College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, presents Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. Learn about companies using bio-based designs, biomimics related to energy and other industries, opportunities in the biomimics field, green chemistry as part of biomimics. Location: Haas School of Business, 2220 Piedmont Avenue, UC Berkeley, Berkeley. Time: 4pm - 5:30pm. Info: 415-383-0484, smirin@nature.berkeley.edu , http://nature.berkeley.edu/calendar/eventdetails.php?eid=50 .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Workshop: "Gardening for Creekside Residents" — Do you have a stretch of creek flowing through your property? Would you like to learn how to preserve and protect your creek and property? The Urban Creeks Council and the Watershed Project will give a presentation on stream processes, techniques for bank stabilization, and how to use local vegetation to help preserve your stretch of creek and the surrounding property. Location: El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser, El Cerrito. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-665-3546, http://www.thewatershedproject.org/ .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tilden Explorers — Join an after-school nature adventure for 5-7 year olds who may be accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings, please. This month's topic: Annual nature treasure hunt. Registration required. Location: Tilden Nature Area, in Tilden Park, Berkeley. Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm. Cost: $6, $8 non-res. Info: 510-636-1684, http://www.ebparks.org/webreg .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
March and Rally: "Police Accountability" — Berkeley Copwatch, the Clown Army, and the Tactical Ice Cream Unit invite you to a march and rally to defend 30 Years of Civilian Review in Berkeley. This event will demand that the Police Review Commission (PRC), the nation's oldest independent civilian review organization, take bold action to preserve civilian review. Location: Berkeley Public Safety Building, Martin Luther King at Center St., Berkeley. Time: 6pm - 8:30pm. Info: 510-548 - 0425, berkeleycopwatch@yahoo.com .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Class: "Lead-Safe Painting and Remodeling" — Introductory class: Learn how to detect and remedy lead hazards and prevent lead poisoning. Call to sign up. Location: Emeryville Recreation Dept., 4300 San Pablo, Emeryville. Time: 6pm - 8pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-567-8280, http://www.aclppp.org/homeown.shtml .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Volunteer: "Native Plant Nursery" — We need volunteers for this new nursery site! Activities include plant propagation and transplanting, watering, and other maintenance associated with growing native wetland plants. These programs are part of our ongoing wetland restoration projects with our site partner the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Signup online. Location: San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Time: 1pm - 3pm. Info: 510-452-9261 ext. 109, jgretz@savesfbay.org , http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Talk: "Trash Mash-Up" — A panel will discuss how we make meaningful change with respect to the growing mountains of waste. Bridget and Jessica McCracken of Trash Mash-Up will discuss their unique workshops and public performances. Andy Pugni from HANC Recycling and Erica Swinney from Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice will discuss the politics of waste. There will be a viewing of the 20-minute documentary "Gone Tomorrow". Location: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St., at 9th Street, SF. Time: 6pm - 10pm. Info: 415-626-2060, trashmashup@gmail.com , http://groups.google.com/group/trashmashup .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Film and Discussion: "Toxic Bust" — This new film explores the relationship between breast cancer and chemical exposure. The film includes stories by breast cancer survivors and activists from three cancer "hot spots" including the SF Bay Area. Q&A afterward with the filmmaker and local experts and activists. Location: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Time: 7pm - 8:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-626-2060, http://www.toxicbust.org/la .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Seminar: "How Public Attitudes Are Affecting Climate Action" — A seminar on public attitudes toward climate action and how attitudes and actions are affecting regional businesses, governments, investors, and the economy. The seminar will feature Stanford University Professor Jon Krosnick presenting on "Climate Change: What Americans Really Think," the release of SSV partners' emissions reduction CO2 Report 2006, and a panel discussion. California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center. Location: Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm. Cost: $75 ($20 students). Info: 650-321-3846, stomlinson@SustainableSiliconValley.org , http://www.sustainablesiliconvalley.org/event_10-25-06.htm .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Presentation: "The Green Scare" — Reminiscent of the Red Scare in the 50's when suspected communists and dissidents were hauled before hearings and asked to talk about their friends and colleagues, for the past year the federal government has been convening grand juries, sending FBI agents to knock on activists' doors, and has issued indictments on trumped-up charges in a round-up of environmental radicals on an unprecedented scale. Ostensibly targeting the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) acts of sabotage, many people unconnected with ELF are being targeted, and people are being sent to jail just for declining to answer grand jury questions. One such activist in Oregon remains in jail five months after receiving a subpoena, without being accused of anything. This is the first of the "Agitate, Educate. Activate" gatherings hosted by the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters. Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Time: 7pm - 9pm. Info: 510-548-3113, http://www.fbiwitchhunt.com/ .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - Sunday, October 29, 2006
United Nations Association Film Festival — Presenting thirty-one documentaries from thirty countries, UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films and videos dealing with issues of human rights, environmental survival, women's issues, children, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. Cubberley and Anneberg Auditoriums. Location: Palo Alto. Cost: $8 per movie ($60 for festival pass -- see website for discounts). Info: 510-548-3113, http://www.unaff.org/ .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Panel: "Alternative Fuel" — Traveling Toward an Alternative Fuel Future is a panel discussion featuring Robert Graham of the Electric Power Research Institute, Kimber Holmes of the Biodiesel Council of California and Daniel Sperling of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. Location: Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St. 2nd floor, SF. Time: 11:30am. Cost: $15. Info: 510-548-3113, http://www.commonwealthclub.org/featured/ .

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Web Seminar on Sustainability: "Market Transformations..." — A conversation with Gil Friend and David Johnston discussing Market Transformations and Tipping Points: how integrative strategies can move markets toward sustainability, including a critical assessment of how well the sustainable business movement is doing. This intermediate-level "webinar" is designed for people and organizations who have been grappling with integrating sustainability into daily work. Bring your specific issues, examples, and challenges for discussion. Time: 9:30am. Cost: $189 ($149 before 10/21). Info: 510-849-5467, djaber@natlogic.com , http://www.meetingbridge.com/seminar/Seminar.aspx?SeminarCd=10065816 .

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Workshop: "Grid-Tied PV System for Do-It-Yourselfers" — Always a sound investment, grid-tied solar is even more economical when you do part or all of the work yourself. This intermediate workshop is designed for contractors, electricians and others with electrical backgrounds who are interested in PV as a professional career, and for handy homeowners who will actively participate in their solar system installation. The first day will review the basics covered in PV 101A. The second day will be an intensive hands-on session assembling a non-battery system and then assembling a typical battery-based system. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $240. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/pv10intoonpv2.html .

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Course: "Introduction to Energy and Environment" — This course will cover energy, environmental issues, and policies. It will consist of discussion and exercises, with some lecture, covering types of energy, electricity infrastructure, historical factors, technologies, social and environmental issues, the energy future, and implications for policy. Pre-registration preferred. 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Thursdays. Cost: Free (contribution requested). Info: 650-494-0541.

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Films: "Bum's Paradise" and "Up Close & Toxic" — Shown in conjunction with the East Bay Environmental Training, "Bum's Paradise" tells the story of the Albany landfill community. After decades of being a garbage dump, The Albany landfill closed in 1986. Nature slowly reclaimed the land and various homeless men and women moved in. They built dwellings, became a community and lived free from the public scorn and scrutiny that commonly plagues the homeless in America. It was a magical place where, for a time, the homeless were at home. Visit www.bumsparadise.com . (2003, running time 53 minutes.) "Up Close & Toxic" is a hilarious, frightentning, and informative look at indoor air pollution. David Suzuki hosts us on a tour of the typical American family home and shows us the hidden toxics contained therein. (2002, running time 45 minutes.) Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Time: 7 pm - 9 pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-2220 x233, http://www.bumsparadise.com/ .

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Presentation: "The Truth About Bats" — Come to the Marian Zimmer Auditorium of the Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education to learn the truth about bats. A slide show about the myths, superstitions, and misconceptions about bats will be accompanied by a presentation of different species of live bats. There will also be a discussion of bat anatomy and echolocation calls will be heard using an electronic bat detector. Discounts are available for members, students, and staff. 6:30pm: reception. 7pm: presentation. Location: Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd, in Knowland Park, Oakland. Time: 6:30pm. Cost: $12 - $20 sliding scale. Info: 510-632-9525.

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Presentation: 'African Wildlife Trackers" — Immerse yourself into the cultural heritage and skills of !Xhosa, Shangaan and Afrikaans trackers. These men hold a unique understanding of our relationship with animals and the environment. Several have never traveled before nor have they ever seen a city, as they live and work full-time in the African wilderness, tracking wildlife. Discover new cultural perspectives on wildlife conservation, eco-tourism, tracking and our human relationship with this living earth. Pre-registration required. Space limited. Directions will be sent upon registration. Location: Wild Teachers Wildlife Sanctuary, Half Moon Bay. Time: 5pm - 9:30pm. Cost: $75 donation. Info: 650-712-0800, Info@WildlifeAssociates.org , http://www.wildlifeassociates.org/ .

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Benefit: "An Evening with Owls" — The Hungry Owl Project's mission is to reduce the need for harmful pesticides and rodenticides by encouraging natural predators, through conservation of habitat, nest boxes, research, and education. Please join us for this educational and fun fundraiser featuring owl talks, live owls, and a silent auction by local artists. Location: Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross. Time: 6pm - 9pm. Cost: $50. Info: 415-898-7721, webmaster@hungryowl.org , http://www.hungryowl.org .

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Presentation: "What are Americans Voting For" — Do ideas matter in politics? Is there really an idea gap between the two dominant political parties? Come hear a discussion among political activists and authors George Lakoff (Thinking Points, Whose Freedom?, Don't Think of An Elephant), Robert Reich (Reason), Markos Moulitsas (Crashing the Gate), and Joan Blades (MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country), moderated by Bruce Cain, Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies. Presented by the Rockridge Institute. Cody's will provide books for this evening. In Wheeler Auditorium. Location: UC Berkeley Campus, Wheeler Hall, Berkeley. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-898-7721, http://www.rockridgeinstitute.org .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Film: "Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties" — Unconstitutional details the shocking ways in which the civil liberties of American citizens and immigrants alike have been infringed upon, curtailed, and rolled back since 9/11 and the passing of the "Patriot Act." Before and after the film, everyone's invited to our Humanist Coffee House. Location: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., between Broadway and Telegraph, Oakland. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $5 donation accepted. Info: 510-393-5685 , http://www.publicinterestpictures.org/unconstitutional .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Workshop: "The Fundraising Houseparty" — This workshop provides a complete deconstruction of the Fundraising Houseparty, a powerful and flexible way to raise donations from individuals for nonprofits and projects both large and small. Location: Media Alliance, 1904 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland. Time: 9:30am - noon. Cost: $50. Info: 415-832-9000 ext. 301, celiaalario@earthlink.net , http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/fuho.html .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Film: "Over the Hedge" — Grab your kids and their pillow and join Acterra for a showing of the animated movie, Over the Hedge. This PG-rated film tells the charming story of a mismatched family of forest creatures who invade the new suburban sprawl that's emerged while they were hibernating. A small snack will be provided. Location: Acterra, 3921 East Bayshore Rd., near San Antonio Rd. and Hwy. 101, Palo Alto. Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 650-962-9876 ext. 306, library@acterra.org , http://www.acterra.org .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Claire Burch Films — An evening of Claire Burch films in appreciation and memory of Allen Cohen, poet and editor of the The San Francisco Oracle (The Rainbow Newspaper of the Haight Ashbury). Part of BFUU's Social Justice Activist Series. Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., @ Bonita, Berkeley. Time: 6:30pm - 9pm. Info: 510-547-7602.

Friday, October 27, 2006
Information Session: "Media Studies MA Program at New College" — The New College Media Studies Graduate Program is founded on the belief that vibrant alternative media are urgently needed to renew our democracy and achieve peace and social justice. The program encourages media makers to speak truth to power, expose injustice and enable marginalized communities to utilize media. Stay for the John Ross talk on the stolen Mexican elections at 7pm. Location: New College Theater, 777 Valencia St., SF. Time: 6pm - 7pm. Info: 415-437-3494, mmcavoy@newcollege.edu , http://www.newcollege.edu/media_studies .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Baker Beach Survey — Identify live and dead birds and marine mammals, and count people in this survey of Baker Beach for the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association. Call or email for meeting place and time. Kids and dogs on leashes welcome. No experience needed. Location: Baker Beach, SF. Info: 415-752-7593, pamlo@pacbell.net .

Friday, October 27, 2006 - Saturday, October 28, 2006
Class: "Tidal Marsh Birds: ...Conservation and Restoration" — Tidal marsh birds: research and monitoring for conservation and restoration, taught by Hildie Spautz. Location: Romberg Tiburon Center, 3152 Paradise Drive, Tiburon. Cost: $430. Info: 415-405-7700, http://online.sfsu.edu/~wetlands .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Nature Meditation Walk on the Martin Luther King Shoreline — Enjoy Martin Luther King Shoreline Park through this meditative walk. We'll use the words of Rachel Carson to guide us. We'll also learn about the natural history of the creatures that inhabit the park. Take a 2-3 mile flat walk or opt for a more stationary nature experience. Meet at Garretson Point. Please register by phone or email. Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. Time: 9:30am - 11am. Cost: Free (possible parking fee). Info: 510-521-6887, cleano@ebparks.org , http://www.ebparks.org .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Colloquium: "The New Properties of Plants..." — This colloquium aims to examine the implications of new biotechnology research and development regimes for global justice, the production of food and drugs, and environmental sustainability. Keynote talks by: Prof. Jack R. Kloppenburg, Jr., University of Wisconsin, Madison and Prof. Madhavi Sunder, U.C. Davis Law School. Commentary by: Brian Wright, U.C. Berkeley, Agricultural and Resource Economics and a moderated panel with Q and A: Prof. David Winickoff, U.C. Berkeley. Location: Chevron Auditorium, International House /UCB, Berkeley. Time: 4pm - 6pm. Info: 510-521-6887, http://www.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/events.pl/ZOOM/22771 .

Friday, October 27, 2006
Brower Youth Awards for Environmental Activism — Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards in 2000 to honor David Brower and to call forth a new generation of leaders. This annual national award recognizes six young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Reservations required. Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., SF. Cost: Free (VIP reception $150 adults and $50 under 16). Info: 415-788-3666 ext. 155, kevin@earthisland.org , https://www.earthisland.org/bya/2006/reservations.html .

Saturday, October 28, 2006 - Sunday, October 29, 2006
Native Plant Fair — 10/28, 10am - 3pm; 10/29, noon - 3pm. Sponsored by the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Native plants, bulbs, and seeds from around the state and plants native to Alameda & Contra Costa Cos. Free talks, arts and crafts, books, activities for children. Please bring boxes for your plant purchases. Rain cancels the talks and vendors but not the plant sale. Volunteers needed! To volunteer, call 925 372 0687, or email elainejx@mindspring.com. Location: Native Here Nursery, 101 Golf Course Drive, (in Tilden Park across from golf course), Berkeley. Info: 510-549-0211, http://www.ebcnps.org/ .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
SCRAP Workshop: "Fabric Postcards" — Explore fabric collage techniques and make fabric postcards that can be sent through the mail. We'll use fabric, trims, beads, sequins, markers, glue, fusibles and a little hand or machine sewing to create unique cards. This is the perfect opportunity to jump into fabric collage on a small scale. These methods can be used to make all kinds of cards, book covers and wall pieces. All materials will be supplied. Call to reserve a space. Location: SCRAP, 801 Toland St., entrance on Newcomb, between Toland and Selby, SF. Time: 1pm - 4pm. Cost: $15. Info: 415-647-1746, scrap@scrap-sf.org , http://www.scrap-sf.org/ .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Volunteer: "Corona Heights Habitat Restoration Work Party" — Join Friends of Corona Heights and Gay and Lesbian Sierrans to plant native seedlings and remove non-native invasive species. Tools and disposable gloves provided. Dress in layers, wear a hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and bring water. Meet at the North side of the Randall Museum. Location: Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, SF. Time: 10am - noon. Info: 415-552-3542.

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Workshop: "Tree Care and Pruning" — Learn the basic principles that will help you assess your tree and shrubs' need for pruning. The rationale behind where and how one prunes will be discussed, featuring bits of tree biology and architecture. Fruit trees will be covered. Selection, care and the use of proper pruning tools will be discussed. Register and pay in advance. Common Ground is a project of the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Ecology Action. Location: Common Ground, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto. Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm. Cost: $24. Info: 650-493-6072, http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Workshop: "Green Schools, Green Gardens: Healthy Schools Inside and Out" — Learn about less toxic alternatives to the everyday products we use to clean the areas we work and live and the chemicals we use to control common garden pests such as ants, snails, aphids, and weeds. Location: Walnut Creek. Time: 9am - 4pm. Cost: $30. Info: 510-665-3430, workshops@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.thewatershedproject.org .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Volunteer: "Visitacion Valley Tree Planting with Friends of the Urban Forest" — We need volunteers to help plant trees. Breakfast / lunch is provided. Meeting place TBA. RSVP by phone. Location: SF. Time: 9am - noon. Info: 415-561-6890 ext. 100, http://www.fuf.net/calendar_news/index.html .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Volunteer: "Inner Richmond Tree Care with Friends of the Urban Forest" — Help care for three-year old trees. No experience necessary. Call ext.407 for recorded meeting site updates. May include tree care workshop for new volunteers. Meeting location TBA. RSVP by phone. Rain cancels. Location: SF. Time: 9am - noon. Info: 415-561-6890 ext. 102, http://www.fuf.net/calendar_news/index.html .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Class: "Practicing Mindfulness in the Garden" — Do you ever feel so busy that you hardly have a moment for yourself, much less for your garden? Let's slow down and enjoy the benefits of gardening with mindfulness. Together, we'll explore yoga, movement, and meditation while we garden, and discuss ecological design concepts for our inner and outer landscapes. Please wear comfortable clothing; beginners welcome. Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue @ Lawton Street, SF. Time: 10am - noon. Cost: $15 - no one turned away. Info: 415-731-5627, info@gardenfortheenvironment.org , http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Class: "Hallo-green Party" — Bring your family for festive Halloween fun! All ages (all children must be supervised). Location: Crissy Field Center, Presidio, Bldg. 603, @ Mason & Halleck, SF. Time: 10am - 2pm. Cost: $8. Info: 415-561-7690, http://www.crissyfield.org/center/fallwinter0607.htm .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival — A day of poetry readings, music, and environmental education, featuring California Poet Laureate Al Young, poet/Friends of the LA River activist Lewis MacAdams, poet/naturalist Maya Khosla, poet/eco-educator Chris Olander, poet/visual artist Albert Flynn DeSilver, poet/translator/educator John Oliver Simon, and poet/Poetry Flash editor Richard Silberg. Student and youth poets from Poetry Inside Out, California Poets in the Schools, and River of Words. Music by Smooth Toad with G.P. Skratz, Andy Dinsmore, and Bob Ernst. A Pre-Festival Creek Walk and Poetry Workshop at 10am, starting on the UC Berkeley Campus at Oxford and Center Streets. The event will be in the atrium and auditorium. Location: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. Time: noon - 6pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-526-9105.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 - Sunday, October 29, 2006
Electronic Waste Collection — Please attend our E-Waste recycling event. Tell all your friends, your boss, your co-workers and social clubs. Everyone has old electronics they don't know how to dispose of or haven't gotten around to disposing of yet. It's toxic and dangerous to dispose of in the trash (and illegal). Location: Northgate Mall, corner of Las Gallinas and Northgate Drive, San Rafael. Time: 9am - 3pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-485-5647, daweckler@earthlink.net , http://www.sanrafaelvolunteers.org/one_mdd.htm .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
March and Rally: "Protest the War" — The will of the people is to end this war. If this was a government of, by, and for the people, the November election would be a referendum on Iraq, but the question of Iraq is not on the ballot. What shall we do in a situation where the majority sentiment has no real voice within the established political system? The people will force the issue of the Iraq war by taking to the streets in cities throughout the US and internationally. Location: UN Plaza, Market between 7th and 8th Streets, SF. Time: noon. Info: 415-821-6545, answer@actionsf.org , http://www.actionsf.org/ .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Workshop: "Design and Install a Grid-Tied PV System" — This is an advanced course intended for professionals or owner/builders who have significant background in PV and electricity. This course may also be taken by non-professionals who have completed PV 102. The lecture portion will contain an intensive review of topics covered in the previous classes with additional detail on the CEC, CPUC and Federal incentives and their requirements. It will contain further detail on code issues and system configurations. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $240. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/pv10onpvdein2.html .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Halloween Concert: "A Harvest of Peace" — Songs and activities for the whole family, honoring the simple gifts of the harvest time, family connections, and ancestors. A gentle alternative to the "ghosts and goblins" holiday. Food will be donated to a local soup kitchen. Please bring a fruit or vegetable of the season for our special harvest altar, and pictures or remembrances of grandparents, favorite pets, of those you consider ancestors. Location: La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Time: 10:30am. Cost: Adults $4, children, $3. Info: 510-525-7082, betsy@betsyrosemusic.org , http://www.betsyrosemusic.org/ .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Forum: "Community Farm Bill Forum" — Join us for a community forum and workshop on the 2007 Farm Bill. Learn about its impacts on nutrition programs such as Food Stamps, school lunch programs, and more. RSVP via email. Location: YWCA Oakland, 1515 Webster, near 12th St. BART, Oakland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Info: 510-525-7082, foodfirst@foodfirst.org , http://www.foodfirst.org .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Volunteer: "Wetlands Restoration" — Volunteers will tend to the native wetland plants by removing non-native plants, collecting native plant seeds, working in our native plant nurseries and continuing site monitoring and continuing shoreline clean-up. No experience necessary. Families are welcome. Event fulfills high school community service requirements. Sign up online. Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland. Time: 9am - noon. Info: 510-452-9261 ext. 109, jgretz@savesfbay.org , http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Tour: "Codornices Creek Watershed" — The Codornices Creek Watershed Council plans a tour of the Codornices Creek watershed, with refreshments and speakers at various stops. Meet at the west end of Buchanan Street, west of I-880/580, near the creek mouth (look for signs). RSVP. Location: Albany. Time: 9am - 1pm. Info: 510-452-0901, pamboyle@gmail.com .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Class: "Autumn Adaptations" — From seed dispersal, egg laying, and falling leaves to torpor, overwintering, thickening coats and migration, we will hike and explore a variety of habitats in search of the dynamics of the coming winter season. Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Pt. Reyes Station. Time: 9am - 3pm. Cost: $45. Info: 415-663-1200, http://www.ptreyes.org .

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Electronic Waste Recycling — Open to anyone who wants to get rid of their old computers, monitors, stereo equipment, televisions, old cell phones, cords, cables, and technology equipment and have them recycled, with the proceeds going to West Oakland youth and senior programs. Location: Record Preservation and Management , 414 Lesser Street, Oakland. Time: 8am - 5pm. Cost: Free. Info: 888-832-9839, http://www.unwaste.com/ .

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Fundraiser: "UCC-Toberfest" — Join the Urban Creeks Council's for their second annual fundraiser. Bid on fine wines, kayak trips, concert tickets, fine dining certificates and more. Proceeds support Urban Creeks Council's advocacy activities and services to Bay Area residents. Pre-registration available online. Location: Piedmont Veterans Community Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont. Time: 1pm - 5pm. Cost: $25. Info: 510-540-6669, http://www.urbancreeks.org .

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Youth Meeting: "Global Warming" — Earth Team's, a coalition of Bay Area high-school students, will meet monthly this year to explore ideas related to global climate change and take part in action projects including campaigns within schools and local communities. RSVP by 10/26. Location: Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge, @ Shattuck, Berkeley. Time: 2pm - 4pm. Info: 510-704-4030, faith@earthteam.net , http://www.earthteam.net/youth_coalition/index.html .

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Workshop: "Home Greywater" — Learn about and help create the first permitted residential greywater system at the Berkeley Ecohouse. Learn about the principles and process of safely irrigating with waste water. Teacher; John Russell, greywater designer. Hand's on: bring gloves. We will be diverting a bathroom sink, shower, and laundry drain to feed a constructed wetland, planted swales, and mushroom beds. Return home with ideas and plans of your own! Location: Berkeley Eco-House, 1305 Hopkins St., Berkeley. Time: 10am - 5pm. Cost: $15 sliding scale: no one turned away. Info: 510-548-2220 ext. 242, ecohouse@ecologycenter.org .

Sunday, October 29, 2006
KFC Cruelty Protest — PETA is asking KFC to eliminate the worst abuses that chickens suffer from its suppliers, including live scalding, life-long crippling, and painful debeaking. As the leader in the chicken industry, KFC has a responsibility to ensure that the chickens raised for its buckets are protected from the worst cruelties. Rain cancels. Location: KFC (SF), 2101 Lombard St., at Fillmore, SF. Time: noon - 1pm. Info: 510-548-2220 ext. 242, http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.htm?EID=1415#1415 .

Monday, October 30, 2006
Volunteer Forum: "East Bay Animal Advocates" — Our group meetings are the perfect way to get involved, whether you are new to animal advocacy or a seasoned campaigner. The forum's main goal is to create opportunities for individuals to develop advocacy skills and network with advocates. RSVP required. Space is limited. Location: Pizza Plaza, 6211 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. Time: 7pm - 8pm. Info: 925-487-4419, info@eastbayanimaladvocates.org , http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org .

Monday, October 30, 2006 - Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Event: World Vegetarian Day — San Francisco Vegetarian Society and In Defense of Animals present a weekend of vegan cuisine, healthy food demos, an eco fashion show, and more. Location: County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. and Lincoln, SF. Time: 10am - 6pm. Info: 415-273-5481, m , http://www.sfvs.org .

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Class: "Designing a Successful Zero Energy Home in California" — The concept of a Zero Energy Home (ZEH) is to reduce heating and electrical loads to the point that a home's photovoltaic system supplies more energy to the utility grid than the home uses. This course covers a Zero Energy Home project in California "from the ground up." We will examine each component of the building envelope and the HVAC, photovoltaic (PV), and solar water heating systems. The instructor will also demonstrate using the EGUSA (EnergyGauge USA) software tool to refine ZEH designs for various climates and locations in California. Location: Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., between 4th & 5th, SF. Time: 9am - noon. Cost: Free. Info: 415-973-2277, http://www.pge.com .

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Book Event: "Heist: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff..." — PETER STONE discusses Heist: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, His Republican Allies, and The Buying of Washington. Based on dozens of interviews with Indian tribal leaders, prominent conservatives, lobbying associates of Abramoff, current and former members of Congress, as well as new documents and email, Heist provides a close-up look at Abramoff's meteoric rise and fall as an extraordinarily powerful GOP fundraiser and lobbyist in Washington. Location: Cody's Books (West Berkeley), 1730 Fourth St., Berkeley. Time: 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-559-9500, http://www.codysbooks.com/calendar/nov-dec06Calendar.jsp .

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Book Event: "Wait, Don't Move to Canada: A Stay-And-Fight Strategy..." — Bill Scher, executive editor of LiberalOasis.com and weekly contributor to Air America Radio's "The Sam Seder Show," will discuss his 10-step plan to revitalize liberalism from his new book. From judges to taxes to foreign policy, Scher shows how progressive principles can be succinctly framed to appeal to the vast majority of Americans, and how readers can use their free time to bring about real change. Location: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., SF. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-282-9246, office@moderntimesbookstore.com , http://www.mtbs.com/events.html .

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - Thursday, November 30, 2006
Apprenticeship in Organic Growing and Permaculture in Ecuador — Combine travel, learning and experiencing a new culture in this unique opportunity in Ecuador. Rio Muchacho Organic Farm is a model farm for the coast of Ecuador and holds courses in May, August, and November. The course includes hands on and classroom learning, along with other activities on the farm, like making chocolate and fishing river shrimp. Cost: $1200 ($1000 3 months in advance). Info: 415-282-9246, info@riomuchacho.com , http://www.riomuchacho.com .

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Film and Panel: "Democracy on Deadline" — The documentary traces the battles that news reporters face in the United States, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Mexico, Russia, and Israel, as they seek to fulfill the media's role in guarding against government abuses Panel discussion and reception follows the film. Location: Oakland Museum of CA, 1000 Oak St., @ 10th St., Oakland. Time: 6:30pm. Info: 510-238-3514, http://www.museumca.org .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Gala: "Weaving our Common Threads" — AnewAmerica announces its Annual Gala and Microbusiness Expo, celebrating seven years of service to new American communities in the Bay Area. Please call for information and sponsorship opportunities. RSVP. Location: Holy Redeemer Center, 8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland. Time: 6pm - 8:30pm. Info: 510-540-7785 ext.308, gala@anewamerica.org , http://www.anewamerica.org .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Benefit: "Day of the Dead Concert for the Zapatistas" — The event is to commemorate those who have passed, especially the lives lost in struggle. We encourage our guests to bring memoirs of their heroes and loved ones to contribute to the ofrenda/altar. Hosted by the Chiapas Support Committee. Early arrival strongly encouraged. First 50 get free pan dulce (sweet bread) and hot chocolate. Location: 2232 MLK Way, ear 19th Street BART, Oakland. Time: 7pm. Cost: $8 - $20 sliding scale. Info: 510-923-0676, http://www.chiapas-support.org/ .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Build it Green Mixer and Home Tour Awards — Join Build It Green members, sponsors, staff and friends for appetizers, drinks and fun. Network with Build It Green members and our guilds and councils. Help thank participants of the 2006 South Bay Green Home Tour. Awards will be presented for the Best Renovation and Best New Home Construction along with the People's Choice Award for Santa Clara County. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. Location: Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Time: 5pm - 7pm. Cost: $25 ($20 before 10/28). Info: 510-845-0472 ext. 101, http://www.builditgreen.org/registration/index.cfm?fuseaction=events .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Workshops: "Preparing for Peak Oil Series" — Take "SL 111: Powerdown: The End of Cheap Energy" and "SL 121: Organizing Sustainable Communities" together at a reduced cost. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $285. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/prforpeoilse.html .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Workshop: "Powerdown: The End of Cheap Energy" — Modern industrial societies are built on cheap fossil fuels, but cheap oil and gas will soon be things of the past. What will be the impacts, personally and societally? How soon will they arrive? What regions will be most severely affected? And what strategies will work in the post-carbon era? This will be a wide-ranging exploration of history, geopolitics, economics, and energy alternatives, with up-to-the-moment data and plenty of time for discussion. Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $120. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/poendofchen3.html .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Book Event: "Lives per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction" — A special advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger, former head of the California EPA, and co-founder of The Riverkeeper Alliance with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Terry Tamminen explores the price we pay for each fill up at the pump: the health care costs, government subsidies, economic costs, and environmental devastation, plus the wars and backhanded dealings all to keep our supplies pumping. Tamminen points out that we've made a deal with the devil to stay supplied - but it's time for that to stop, just as our oil reserves will in the next thirty to fifty years. Location: Cody's Books (West Berkeley), 1730 Fourth St., Berkeley. Time: 7pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-559-9500, http://www.codysbooks.com/calendar/nov-dec06Calendar.jsp .

Thursday, November 2, 2006
Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award Ceremony — With hip-hop journalist/activist Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: a history of the hip-hop generation, former State Senator and 60's activist Tom Hayden, and Spoken Word Artist Aya de Leon. The evening will include the presentation of this year's Mario Savio Young Activist Award to a person under age 30. The award includes a cash prize of $5000, divided equally between the young activist and his or her organization. Location: Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: Free. Info: 415-559-9500, savio@sonic.net , http://www.savio.org/the_lectures.html .

Friday, November 3, 2006 - Sunday, November 19, 2006
10th International Latino Film Festival — An opportunity to view thought-provoking, rarely seen gems by maverick filmmakers in Latin America, Spain and Latinos in the US. Showing at multiple theaters around the Bay Area. Check website for schedule and locations. Info: 415-559-9500, http://www.latinofilmfestival.org/ .

Friday, November 3, 2006
Movie Release: "The Great Warming" — A new documentary film, The Great Warming, examining worldwide issues of climate change and offering many real-world solutions, will be released nationwide through the Regal Cinema chain, with an initial showing in the top 50 (ADI) markets in the country. Info: 415-559-9500, hal.bringman@nvpr.com .

Friday, November 3, 2006
Climate Change Fair featuring "An Inconvenient Truth" film — Film showings at 7pm & 9:15pm. Learn everything you need to know about global warming in interactive booths presented by 18 various on-campus groups and off-campus environmental organizations. Free food! Wheeler Auditorium. Location: UC Berkeley Campus, Wheeler Hall, Berkeley. Time: 6pm - 11:30pm. Info: 415-559-9500, http://superb.berkeley.edu .

Friday, November 3, 2006
Film: "OutFOXed: Rupert Murdoch's War Against Journalism" — This documentary highlights the danger of ever-enlarging corporations taking control over the people's right to know. This film also reveals secrets from former fox producers, reporters, bookers, and writers who expose what it is like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a right-wing agenda or risk their jobs. Before and after the film, everyone's invited to our Humanist Coffee House. Location: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. & 411 28th St., Between Telegraph & Broadway, below Pill Hill, Oakland. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: $5 donations are accepted . Info: 510-393-5685, http://www.HumanistHall.net .

Friday, November 3, 2006 - Saturday, November 4, 2006
Conference: "Media Accountability" — The conference will examine the important news stories ignored by the corporate press, and consider ways to work toward honesty and accountability in our national media. Featured presenters include Will Durst, radio commentator on Air America's Will & Will, Stephen E. Jones, physicist at BYU, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, and Jeff Cohen, Author, media analyst, and FAIR co-founder. Location: Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. Cost: $70 before 10/20 (students $50). Info: 707-664-3160, simsk@sonoma.edu , http://www.projectcensored.org/conference .

Friday, November 3, 2006
Workshop: "Organizing Sustainable Communities" — This workshop draws from the instructors' experience in Willits, California, where the need to "localize" the economy in terms of food, energy and basic goods production has garnered broad political appeal. Learn how to frame messages around common values, motivate action based on the tension between fear and desire, and outline the case for "economic localization." Location: Real Goods Solar Living Center, 13771 S. Highway 101, Hopland. Time: 9am - 5pm. Cost: $240. Info: 707-744-2017, sli@solarliving.org , http://store.solarlivingstore.com/orsuco320hoc.html .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Workshop: "Composting in the Outer Mission!" — Garden for the Environment and SFGRO are teaming up to bring free composting workshops to a community garden near you! No more having to let your food scraps go to waste. Learn what you can do to save money, save resources, reduce waste, and help the environment while getting to visit a beautiful community garden in the Outer Mission! This class will cover the basics of both backyard and worm composting. Location: Brooks Park Community Garden, Ramsell St. at Shields St., SF. Time: 10am - noon. Cost: Free. Info: 415-731-5627, sfgcp@yahoo.com , http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org/ .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
SCRAP Workshop: "Creative Scrap Dolls" — With only fundamental sewing skills required, you can go beyond the ordinary to create an individual and original art doll. Start with a simple cloth body, then decorate your doll by choosing from the wealth of materials available at SCRAP or feel free to bring your own sacred charms and meaningful items. From fabric to found objects, yarn to metal, we will get inspired and have fun. Call to reserve a space. Location: SCRAP, 801 Toland St., entrance on Newcomb, between Toland and Selby, SF. Time: 1pm - 4pm. Cost: $15. Info: 415-647-1746, scrap@scrap-sf.org , http://www.scrap-sf.org/ .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Presentation: "Plants and Magic..." — Plants and Magic: Exploring Our Spiritual Connection to Plants is presented by the Conservatory of Flowers and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. This event explores our deep spiritual connection to plants and their many uses in ritual, in discovery, and as spiritual allies. Learn about the sacred role of plants and the plant-based rituals of Earth's diverse cultures. Participate in the "Blessing of the Blooms" that will launch the day. Learn about shamanic uses of plants, join us in the Kava Lounge for inspired conversation and move to the sounds of Brazilian drummers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the SFBGS, the Conservatory's Education Programs, and the Amazon Conservation Team. Location: Strybing Arboretum, 9th Ave @ Lincoln Way , SF. Time: noon - 9pm. Cost: $95 (evening only - $25). Info: 415-661-1316 ext. 354, http://conservatoryofflowers.org/whatsnew/index.htm .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Workshop: "Bay-Friendly Gardening to Manage Pests Naturally" — Control pests without the use of pesticides. Attract beneficial insects to your garden. Discover least-toxic methods for managing common garden pests, such as snails, slugs, aphids and yellow jackets. Location: El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser, El Cerrito. Time: 9am - noon. Cost: Free. Info: 510-665-3546, http://www.thewatershedproject.org/ .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Whale Watching with the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association — Come join FMSA for a Whale Watching Trip in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Spaces limited. Location: SF. Time: 7:30am - 4pm. Cost: $85. Info: 415-561-6625 ext. 300, askaj@farallones.org , http://www.farallones.org/ .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Workshop for Educators: "Kids in Gardens" — Creating and sustain an educational garden for your school. Learn the skills you need to propagate plants, improve your soil, reduce waste and pesticide use, conserve water, and create wildlife habitat. Location: Lakeside Elementary School, 19621 Black Rd., Los Gatos. Time: 9am - 4pm. Cost: $30 (scholarships available). Info: 510-665-3546, workshops@thewatershedproject.org , http://www.thewatershedproject.org .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Book Signing for "Mad Sheep" at Berkeley Farmers' Markets — The great local organic farmers and prepared food vendors of the Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market plus a book signing with Linda Faillace author of MAD SHEEP: The True Story Behind the USDA's War on a Family Farm (Chelsea Green Publishing). Larry and Linda Faillace saw a niche they could fill by importing high-yield dairy sheep from Europe, selling their lambs, and making cheese from their milk. Linda and Larry carefully researched and untangled all the regulations regarding the importation of sheep and soon had a thriving entrepreneurial business. Then, one day, corporate greed and government corruption colluded to bring their operation to a screeching halt. Mad Sheep is Linda Faillace's outrageous true story of how the USDA slaughtered her family's sheep to assuage fears over mad cow disease even though no sheep in the world has ever contracted mad cow disease. While raising three children with her husband, Larry, Linda Faillace worked as a secretary, store clerk, lab technician, songwriter, piano teacher, and astrologer, before embarking on a labor of love in sheep farming and cheese making. The Faillaces live in Warren, Vermont. Location: Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center St. at MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley. Time: 11am - 1pm. Cost: Free. Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Workshop: "Solar Thermal and Electricity for Educators" — The workshop will include an overview of the global energy situation, the range of solar education projects, and how to address state curriculum standards with these projects. Applies to grades 4 - 12. Teachers will receive a $150 stipend, materials, curriculum, and follow-up support. Location: Rising Sun Energy Center , 2033 Center Street, Berkeley. Time: 8:45am - 3:15pm. Info: 510-665-1501 ext.13, sofer@risingsunenergy.org , http://www.risingsunenergy.org/ .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Sick Plant Clinic — Dr. Robert Raabe, UC plant pathologist, and Dr. Nick Mills, UC entomologist, convene a team the first Saturday of every month to diagnose plant illnesses and recommend remedies. Bring a piece of the plant in a securely sealed container. A zipperlock bag is ideal. Location: UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr., Berkeley. Time: 9am - noon. Cost: Free (parking 50 cents an hour). Info: 510-643-2755.

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Exhibit Opening: "River of Words" — Celebrate the latest installation of children's art and poetry from around the globe. All ages welcome (all children must be supervised). Location: Crissy Field Center, Presidio, Bldg. 603, @ Mason & Halleck, SF. Time: 10am - noon. Cost: Free. Info: 415-561-7762, http://www.crissyfield.org/ .

Saturday, November 4, 2006 - Sunday, November 5, 2006
Class: "Biodiesel Homebrewing" — The class will cover backyard biodiesel homebrewing, and include a lot of hands-on practice making small test batches of biodiesel as well as more 'advanced' techniques such as ethanol-based biodiesel. You can also build a processor to take home (optional). Register online. Location: Berkeley. Time: 10am - 4pm. Cost: $120 plus optional equipment costs . Info: 415-561-7762, classregistration@girlmark.com , http://www.girlmark.com/tour .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Class: "Gifts From Jody's Garden" — Celebrate the harvest season by creating wreaths, swaths, potpourri sachets, catnip toys, bouquet garni and more with organically grown herbs, grains, wildflower seed pods, Native American crops and everlasting flowers from Jody's garden. You will go home with many gifts and many ideas for growing useful plants in your garden. Plant list included. Register and pay in advance. Common Ground is a project of the 501 (c) (3) non-profit Ecology Action. Location: Common Ground, 559 College Ave, Palo Alto. Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm. Cost: $ 24+ $15 supplies fee. Info: 650-493-6072, http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Cohousing Communities Sustainability Tour — A delightful day of creative lifestyles and visions made real. 40 Oaks in rural Petaluma sets the standard for innovation. At Frog Song/Cotati Cohousing, resident Matt Kramer will host us through a few homes and the lovely edible gardens. Last, but certainly not least, we'll caravan to Yulupa Cohousing in Santa Rosa. This creative and beautiful endeavor represents Sonoma County's most recently finished cohousing project. Location: 40 Oaks Cohousing Community, Petaluma. Cost: $35. Info: 707-869-2565, marty@daily-acts.org .

Saturday, November 4, 2006
Volunteer: "Marin Islands Kayak and Restoration" — Enjoy a kayak trip and breathtaking views on East Marin Island, normally off-limits to the public. Once on the island, participants will help restore native habitat on the island by removing non-native plants and collecting seeds. RSVP. Location: San Rafael. Time: 9am - 3:30pm. Cost: $60. Info: 510-452-9261 ext. 109, gretz@savesfbay.org , http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents .

Sunday, November 5, 2006
Volunteer: "Ocean Beach Clean-up and Art Project" — Join SF Recycling & Disposal artist-in-residence alumni Banker White in a public collaborative arts project in San Francisco. Please come and help clean up Ocean Beach while participating in a community building art project. Location: Sloat Blvd. parking lot, South end of Ocean Beach, SF. Time: 9am - 3pm. Info: 510-452-9261 ext. 109, info@sociallandscape.org , http://www.sociallandscape.org/ .

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David Klotz
Ecology Center

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