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Sunday Streets: Open Streets are coming to Berkeley!
Saturday, October 13th 2012, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Shattuck Ave, from Haste to Rose, Berkeley, California, 94712
Downtown Berkeley to North Berkeley Shattuck Avenue from Haste to Rose

Cycle, stroll, skate, dance, and play in the open streets for more than a car-free mile!

What is Sunday Streets?

Sunday Streets (also called “Open Streets”) closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may use the space for other physical and social activities. The streets become parks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and dance and play. Everyone from businesses and community organizations to musicians and artists use the space creatively, engaging the public and providing spontaneity and discovery.


 

Film & Discussion: "Tiny: A Story About Living Small"
Join us for a film and discussion about the tiny home movement. A screening of "Tiny: A Story About Living Small" will be followed by a panel discussion led by members of Tiny House In My BackYard (THIMBY), an interdisciplinary collaboration of UC Berkeley students designing and building a zero-net-energy tiny house on the Berkeley Global Campus. The film follows one couple's attempt to build a "tiny house" from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. TINY is a story for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small. Sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center. The Historic Fellowship Hall is located at 1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley, at Bonita Avenue, one block east of Martin Luther King Way and three blocks west of Shattuck Avenue. This location is wheelchair accessible via the ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the building. Potluck snacks and meet and greet at 6:30pm; film at 7pm, followed by discussion. Sliding Scale: $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds!
Free Classes March 14-18, Find Inner Peace
Finding Inner Peace through Meditation, Movement, and Mantra These free classes are designed to increase inner peace and release tension. Each class will highlight movement and sitting practices that provide tools to break free of stress and deepen meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend the entire series, or to drop-in on any class session. Monday, March 14, 7–8 PM: Meditation, the Key to Inner Peace Instructor, Ken McKeon Tuesday, March 15, 7–8 PM: Cultivating a Loving Heart Instructor: Olivia Hurd   Wednesday, March 16, 7–8 PM: Tibetan Yoga: Movement as Meditation Instructor: Jack van der Meulen   Thursday, March 17, 7–8 PM: Mantra: Healing Sound Instructor: Mark Henderson   Friday, March 18, 7–8 PM: Gentle Techniques for Releasing Stress Instructor: Santosh Philip Contact Us: Call: (510) 809-1000 Email: nyingma-institute@nyingma.org Visit: 1815 Highland Place, Berkeley CA 94709
Greywater: Laundry-to-Landscape
When you wash your clothes, do you know where that water goes? Rather than letting this abundant resource go “down the drain” you can tap into it to sustainably irrigate your fruit trees and other larger landscape plants. Recycle the washing machine water to irrigate your yard with this permit-free legal method of greywater reuse. In this class participants will learn about the basics of greywater and guidelines on how to install their own “Laundry to Landscape” greywater system by doing hands-on assembly of the L2L hardware parts . This class will include a power-point presentation and handouts related to greywater design to help you further setup up your own system. Instructor: Christina Bertea is a union trained licensed Plumbing Contractor whose pipework veered toward sustainability about 8 years ago when she started working with the (then) Greywater Guerrilas, teaching “pre-legal” systems. The codes caught up with them in 2009 (they were in Sacramento helping craft them) so they morphed into the respectable Greywater Action, still teaching folks to install their own simple lo-cost, lo-tech greywater systems, rainwater systems, and encouraging the use of composting toilets and urine harvesting for fertilizer. Christina also makes eco-art related to water, is on the board of Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD), built a passive solar rammed earth house in Oakland in ’94. She is currently enchanted with all things permaculture– and vortexes! Price $40 Register at www.biofueloasis.com/workshops
$10 off 1hr or 1.5hr massage/acupuncture on M-F before 3pm
 Come for an earlier hour session on any weekday and  feel renewed for the rest of the day   Call: 510-845-2341 for an appointment   Berkeley Massage & Acupuncture 1533 Shattuck Ave