The Grand Lake/Lake Merritt Neighborhood, Oakland, California.
Most events are free.
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On-going Events and Activities without specific dates:
Professional Music teacher "It's easier than you think." Drum set, rhythm and guitar lessons. Beginning to advanced drum lessons -- all styles -- and beginning blues and folk singing with or without guitar lessons. Barter/trade and/or sliding scale. Call Orion 428-1386 or 541-3835 firstname.lastname@example.org
Event and Activity Descriptions:
Coffee Hour The longest-lived activity on this calendar. Come join in the mix; you can talk, listen, dine & enjoy community. Every Tuesday, 6:00pm @ Leaning Tower of Pizza, 498 Wesley (@ Brooklyn).
LMNOP Weekly Peace Walk Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace (LMNOP). Every Sunday, 3:00pm @ The Colonnade (east side of Lake Merritt). Bring signs if you have them. Beth, 763-8712
Monthly Ecovillage Potluck Party "RSVP needed" RSVP so we get ten I'll be there before 9:00pm the night before. I'll let you know if it's happening either when you RSVP or at the latest on Saturday morning. Bring a dish for six (we like everything, but we LOVE omni and veggie protein courses). We'll dine, talk, listen, laugh, maybe do charades and laugh some more, and if someone remembers we'll sing "Happy Birthday" or even have an old-fashioned go-around. Sa 3/26, 7:00pm @ Crescent Sangha House - 351 Santa Clara Ave RSVP to Laura, email@example.com or 986-0879 (8am-9pm only).
Museum Free Day First Sundays are free! OMCA is free all day the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak. Check out wonderous things at the new OMCA Store. Meet at 1:00pm at the main entrance on Oak St. Su 11:00am to 5:00pm John 547-6636 (who may or may not be there, but, regardless, enjoy the museum).
Oakland Tenants Union Monthly Meeting Regular monthly meeting of the Oakland Tenants Union. OTU helps tenants in their dealings with landlords and the city bureaucracies, and also keeps an eye on the operation of the city agencies and City Council proposals that may affect tenants' rights. 2nd Monday every month. For tenant counseling, call 763-0142. Mo, 7:00pm @ Community Room, Madison Park Apts., 100 9th Street (across 9th St. from Lake Merritt BART station; to enter, knock gently on window to right of main entrance). Dave K. 763-3515 http://www.oaklandtenantsunion.org/
People's Grocery Sunday Brunch Join me at a table for ten at a delicious and free fundraising brunch - though you will undoubtedly be inspired to donate because it's such a unique combination of good things. People's Grocery is an organization that started in West Oakland and is run mostly by young people. It has sustained itself for years, while growing and selling locally grown organic food in the neighborhoods. Delicious. They need RSVPs so RSVP to me and register at the website http://www.peoplesgrocery.org/ and for table captain, put in Laura Wells, Su 2/27, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley MLK Student Union, 2nd Floor, 2475 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Laura 986-0879, firstname.lastname@example.org
T'ai Chi Chih & Meditation 30 minutes of follow-along T'ai Chi Chih (19 movements each done 9 times with stillness in between; 1/2 the movements done in a given week; easy to follow and learn) and then about 30 minutes of silent meditation which ends with a loving-kindness practice and dedication. Donations accepted. This is weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am @ Your Well-Being Studio at Crescent Sangha House - 351 Santa Clara Ave. Enter through gate with white "X" on Santa Clara Ave. Paul Ciske 832-5725 email@example.com
Wonderful Documentary - Force More Powerful I and II The Wonderful Documentary screening and discussion events return. This time it's two documentaries two Sunday evenings in a row. They are from that rare breed of documentary: those with happy endings. Or at least, inspiring. First on February 20 is episode one of A Force More Powerful focused on the non-violent movements of India, South Africa, and civil rights in the U.S. The following Sunday February 27 will be episode two featuring Denmark's resistance against Nazis, Poland's creating a union, and Chile's defeating the dictator Pinochet. Watch the 87-minute film and then join the discussion. Su 2/20 and 2/27, 7:00pm, Crescent Sangha House - 351 Santa Clara Ave, Laura 986-0879, firstname.lastname@example.org