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The East Bay Free Skool is an opportunity for people of ALL AGES to come together to share knowledge in a non-commercial setting to strengthen community. We believe education is a way to achieve equality and freedom. Everybody has something to teach and something to learn. By stepping out of our traditional teacher/pupil roles, we can strengthen self-reliance and the DIY (do-it-yourself) ethic. Only by sharing our skills and talents can we break away from the commodification and hierarchy of society.

Anyone can teach a class in anything they want. Please see the Teacher info tab under Popular Pages for more info on this.

The instructor finds a space in house, park, or community center, or gets help finding a space from people who help with organizing the free skool. A calendar of classes is put out every 2 months. We just released the July/ August calendar and will release a new calendar in September....the next calendar deadline is August 1

Contact eastbayfs@gmail.com or

come to our open meetings Mondays at 8:00 at the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey) for more info.

you can also be our friend on facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002565671839

and check out our google calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc


New Calendar! And Event on Saturday Aug 27 Edit

the new September/ October calendar is done and up in the calendars tab...so check it out!


also there is an additional class that did not make it on the calendar:


Rad Poets Society


Rad Poet's Society is a space to share the perspective of the politically radicalized. However, poetry that emerges from such a political stance can mean writing about anything from the global capitalist apocalypse to thoughts on breakfast cereal... as poets we can only try and get to the center of things, out from which all else radiates. Poetry reading + discussion about poems and what it means to be a radical poet. Meet at Café Med at 3pm every 2nd and 4th Fridays throughout September and October. Afterwards, catch the free café + film night at the Long Haul at 7:30pm. Email Claire at csarraille@gmail.com for more information and updates.


and finally


there is a benefit for the free skool coming up Saturday August 27 at Revolution Cafe on 7th @ Perralta


Featuring music from


Yukon Hannibal

Detach dolls


Xella


and more!


hope to see you there





Look in calendar Tab for July/ August Calendar pdf and Updates (2 class editions)


The new calendar is under the "Calendars" Tab under popular pages...enjoy : ) also 2 other classes got left off the calendar

Yoga

I am certified in Traditional Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, and studied in Nasik, India @ Yoga Vidya Gurukal. Classes are for beginner's and experienced alike. In class we will focus on: meditation, breathing, mantra, and asanas (poses) that gently open the body. We will also be discussing and learning about the science of yoga, by exploring some philosophy and sharing our personal experiences of Self exploration. For more information about me you may visit http://www.naturalmystic.massagetherapy.com

Mondays 7:30pm at Pepples Donuts (6037 San Pablo)

Please bring your own mat! You can register with me by calling or emailing me atmysticmazy [at gmail.com]



Aikilab: Exploring the Deimensions of Aikido

Aikido operates on a spectrum from sharply practical martial awareness to metaphysical practices of sensing the more subtle energies within and around us. We’ll focus on re-aligning ourselves with the powerful natural movements we were born with, and apply that cultivation of personal integrity to connecting with the movements of other bodies that "invade" our space, redirecting aggressive energy with the potential for not inflicting harm, but strongly "suggesting" reconsideration. AND, maybe the best of all- we'll learn to fall down really well; it saved me when I ran into the side of a turning car while flying downhill on my bike! Wear comfortable, sturdy clothing that you don't mind rolling around on the grass in!

Every Saturday
5:30-7:00pm

Ohlone Park (specifically @ california & hearst)







5/3 Political Education Location Change for the next 2 weeks Edit

Political education has been moved for the next 2 weeks to Yukon's (the instructor) RV at 61st and Adeline in N Oakland. It's beige and has a Berkeley Liberation Radio sticker on it. Please knock on the door and he'll come out and do the class.


4/24 New Classes!Edit

Hello there! The new May/ June calendar is under the calendars tab! Enjoy!


3/7/11 Class Changes and a call for Newspaper Submissions by April 1st !


So Puppet making is now moved to 836 57th St @ Martin Luther King in Oakland

We are also looking for people's writngs for a newspaper we are trying to put together that will look more in depth at the free skool. We would love writing about free skools themselvs, classes you have attended or taught or would like to see. Contact eastbayfs@gmail.com for more info on this.

2/22/11 Class Additions and Such Edit

heres an awesome class that did not make it on the calendar


Kristi / Counterbalance kristi@cathaus.org

Community Class on Ecopsychology & Social Change

This class will give a general overview of the field of ecopsychology - how it
started, its main ideas, and where it might be going. As a group, we will also
dialogue about how the ideas coming out of the field might be applied in the
world and how they are relevant to social change work.

Wednesday, March 9th, 7pm to 9pm
Grassroots House
2022 Blake Street (near Shattuck) Berkeley



2/ 17/ 11 New Calendar is Out! Distro Party Monday 12pm at the Long Haul!Edit

Hey all...for your electronic viewing pleasure the new calendar is up in pdf form under the popular pages tab in calendars...use it...print it...spread it...got to classes..teach classes...woot

Meet Monday at 12pm at the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey) for a distribution party...we'll break up and ride bikes around the bay and get claendars out there


1/15/11 Changes in Spanish for Beginners and YogaEdit

Spanish for Beginners is moving to 11AM on Sundays starting in February for the forseeable future still t 836A 29th @ West in Oakland call 775 232 5592 if the gate is locked

Yoga will be offered Mondays at 10AM at Shattuck Muse (65th and Shattuck)

1/15/11 Show Sat 1/29at Cafe Rev and Deadline 2/7 Edit

In 2 weeks there will be a benefit to help us print calendars and get spaces and such at Cafe Revolution 1610 7th Street @ Perralta by the W Oakland BART

For Your Listening Pleasure:

Androgynous Elk (look out! punk!)

Detach Dolls (East Bay Femme Punx)

The Gregors (Hearts of Soul)

Laughing Prophets (Ex Abstersion)

For Fear the Hearts of Men Are Failing (City Music)

Zachary Alan Stewart (Acoustic for the Rev)

$3-$5 donation but no one turned away...SO COME


ALSO


Class Deadline is Feb 7th...we could really use the teachers...email eastbayfs@gmail.com for info



12/ 14/10 Benefit Tomorrow and New January/ February Classes Edit

Theres a benefit tomorrow at Ashkenaz at 9pm for Free Skool and Food Not Bombs

Please come out and help support Food Not Bombs and Free Skool at
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo, Berkeley (Gilman and San Pablo) on
Wednesday, December 15th 2010 from 9pm-1am. We will be enjoying the
music of;

Adhamh Roland
Roberto Miguel
Zachary Alan Stewart
Androgynous Elk (punk)
Beltaine's Fire (Celtic hip hop)
and Rain Dear (screamo)

The benefit is $10-20 sliding scale and we hope everyone can come out
and enjoy a night of live music and positive people.

And here are the new classes for January and February


Aikido; the way of harmonizing with universal intention.

Drawn from a lifelong immersion in the ancient martial traditions of Japan by Morihei Ueshiba; O'Sensei, Aikido operates on a spectrum from sharply practical martial awareness to metaphysical practices of sensing the more subtle energies within and around us. We'll focus on re-aligning ourselves with the innately powerful natural movements we were born with, and applying that cultivation of personal integrity to connecting with the movements of other bodies that "invade" our space, redirecting aggressive energy with the potential for not inflicting harm, but strongly "suggesting" reconsideration. We use the physical practice as a very tangible application of these concepts; however, the principles are very directly applicable to all of life's challenges (social, creative, etc...).


Wear comfortable and free-moving clothing. Saturdays 5:30-7pm

Shattuck Muse 6525 Shattuck Ave @ 65th


Arlos’s Cooking Corner

Hosted by Jason Ahmadi

408-529-8683,


jason.ahmadi@gmail.com
Nutrition and cooking skillshare with your host Arlo Friday 11-3 (subject to change) Fort Awesome

Circus Skillshare

Hosted by Kristen & Slim Chance

supakparks@hotmail.com, slimchance@spaz.org


Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more. Mats, unicycles, juggling balls and clubs, stilts, etc. provided.


1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkeley


Mondays 7-11pm

East''''' Bay''''' Free Skool Planning Meeting

Come hang out with the cool kids and help organize the free skool. Discuss classes, strategize distribution, design and print the next calendar and plan a party in October

Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley


Mondays 7:30pm


East Bay Hella Free Day

A really free market. Bring what you can. Take what you need.

Lake Merritt amphitheater near lakeshore and grand across from the library.

First Sunday of every month 12-4pm


Pilates to the People

pilates2thepeople@gmail.com All levels & bodies WELCOMED! Pilates is great for athletes looking for cross-training to support their usual activities, for people finishing physical therapy who need to mobilize their bodies, and EVERYONE in between! Donation based, no one turned away for lack of funds Mondays 7:00pm at the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Wednesdays 7:00pm at Rock Paper Scissors 23rd and Telegraph, Oakland


Radical Education Discussion Group

hosted by Autumn shortstuff5650@hotmail.com


A discussion group that explores radical education for ourselves and loved ones inside and outside of the public education system.

836 A 29th St @ West (it’s in a back lot so call 775-232-5592 if you arrive late to get let in) 2nd Sunday of the Month 12pm-done


Sex Positive Discussion Group

hosted by Amy tbamy@yahoo.com
Group discussion, writing exercises, coloring, storytelling, theater games, poetry, coffee drinking, laughing, listening, sharing - all in the interest of learning more about ourselves and the whole wide world, defining sex positivity for ourselves and supporting each other in our quest to build free and healthy sexualities. All ages, genders, experience levels (...everyone) welcome. Bring yourself and an open mind. Crayons provided. Nabolom Bakery 2nd Tuesdays @8pm (01/11, 02/08)

Spanish for Beginners

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff5650@hotmail.com


A simple Spanish lesson for beginners. Build vocabulary, practice basic grammar, no experience needed.

836 A 29th St @ West (it’s in a back lot so call 775-232-5592 if you arrive late to get let in) 7:30pm


The Open Way

Hosted by Cory eeetznab@aol.com Nonduality-oneness is at the core of all spirituality. Including Zen Buddhist meditation (silent, guided, or Reiki) for location and times check: www.theopenway.org


Urban Studies Seminar

Hosted by Darin darinallenbauer@yahoo.com


Expand your knowledge of the urban periphery and how this relates to a wider transnationalism. Discussions, debates, theory. Use your own sources for an open discussion, media, literature, I otherwise can recommend something.

We will arrange time and place.

Yoga

Hosted by: Crystal smallshipbigsea@gmail.com An hour and a half Vinyasa flow yoga. This style is more vigorous than some other kinds of yoga. Please bring a mat if you have one.

Suigetsukan Martial Arts 103 International Blvd. @ 1st Ave. Oakland

Mondays in January starting Jan. 10 2:00-3:30pm

10/ 26 Nov/ Dec class descriptions here !Edit

The November/ Decmebr calendar is out..there is much help needed with distribution. Pick some up from the big box of em at the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck@ Woolsey

Next: a class that didnt make it on the printed calendar, but is totally great

Lyricist Rountable

Hosted by Lynnx circlealpha@yahoo.com

The Lyricist Round table is a safe space for songwriters, singers, and lyricists to get together and talk shop and help each other develop our songwriting skills. It is open to everyone who wants to learn and help others learn regardless of genre or identity.

A typical agenda would be: 1. check in 2. open discussion on a specific topic selected ahead of time (for instance Story Songs or Love Songs or Issue Songs) 3. mini open mic (1 song each from 3-4 folks who signed up the week prior) 4. feedback session to help each other identify strengths and how to improve.


Also East Bay Hella Free Day didnt make it on the calendar but is still happeneing:

First Sunday of November and December, Noon-4pm eastbayfoodnotbombs AT gmail.com, Northside of Lake Merritt across the street from the small library.

Bring what you can, take what you need, and we all get what we want. Rain or shine. Bring your band and play in the Amphitheatre. Toys and children's bikes donated will go to All Of Us Or None.


ok...here are the class descriptions from the calendar...I'll ge tthe PDF up as soon as I can get to a scanner

Aikido; the way of harmonizing with universal intention.

Drawn from a lifelong immersion in the ancient martial traditions of Japan by Morihei Ueshiba; O'Sensei, Aikido operates on a spectrum from sharply practical martial awareness to metaphysical practices of sensing the more subtle energies within and around us. We'll focus on re-aligning ourselves with the innately powerful natural movements we were born with, and applying that cultivation of personal integrity to connecting with the movements of other bodies that "invade" our space, redirecting aggressive energy with the potential for not inflicting harm, but strongly "suggesting" reconsideration. We use the physical practice as a very tangible application of these concepts; however, the principles are very directly applicable to all of life's challenges (social, creative, etc...)


Wear comfortable and free-moving clothing.


Saturdays 5:30-7pm

Shattuck Muse 6525 Shattuck Ave @ 65th


Card Weaving

Hosted by Alex

Contact cardweaver at hushmail dot com


Card weaving is an ancient form of weaving for straps for anything from a bracelet to headbands to belts! Please come learn how. Some materials will be provided, but if you can, please bring yarn. For more info: www.primitive.org/weaving.htm. &nbsp Sunday 11/21 and 12/19 3-5pm

At the LongHaul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey


Can Top Jewelry Making

Carolina Sunshine wanderingcarolina@gmail.com

510-879-7891


What's better than recycling? Upcycling! (Making things more valuable through reuse). I'll be teaching a noble art I learned in rural Honduras, showing you how to turn your recycling into gifts. Come learn how to make belts, bracelets, and other jewelry and even clothing out of soda can tops. Learn how to weave can tops together into strands, materials provided.


Tuesday, November 2nd, and Tuesday December 7th 2pm

The Music Box house, 3404 market st

Oakland CA 94608 Circus Skillshare

Hosted by Kristen & Slim Chance

supakparks@hotmail.com, slimchance@spaz.org


Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more. Mats, unicycles, juggling balls and clubs, stilts, etc. provided.

1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkele


Mondays 7-11pm East' Bay' Free Skool Planning Meeting

Come hang out with the cool kids and help organize the free skool. Discuss classes, strategize distribution, design and print the next calendar and plan a party in December


Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Mondays 7:30pm

Pilates to the People

pilates2the people@gmail.com

All levels & bodies WELCOMED! Pilates is great for athletes looking for cross-training to support their usual activities, for people finishing physical therapy who need to mobilize their bodies, and EVERYONE in between!

Donation based, no one turned away for lack of funds


Mondays 7:00pm at the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Wednesdays 7:00pm at Rock Paper Scissors 23rd and Telegraph, Oakland


Radical Education Discussion Group

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff5650@hotmail.com


A discussion group that explores radical education for ourselves and loved ones inside and outside of the public education system.


836 A 29th St @ West

2nd Sunday of the Month 12pm-done


Sex Positive Discussion Group

hosted by Amy tbamy@yahoo.com


Group discussion, writing exercises, coloring, storytelling, theater games, poetry, coffee drinking, laughing, listening, sharing - all in the interest of learning more about ourselves and the whole wide world, defining sex positivity for ourselves and supporting each other in our quest to build free and healthy sexualities. All ages, genders, experience levels (...everyone) welcome. Bring yourself and an open mind. Crayons provided.


Nabolom Bakery

2nd Tuesdays (11/09, 12/14) 7:45 pm


Spanish for Beginners

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff5650@hotmail.com


A simple Spanish lesson for beginners. Build vocabulary, practice basic grammar, no experience needed.


3277 MLK at 33rd(Oakland)

7:30pm &nbsp The Open Way

Hosted by Cory eeetznab@aol.com

Noduality-oneness is at the core of all spirituality. Including Zen Buddhist meditation (silent, guided, or Reiki) for location and times check: www.theopenway.org


Urban studies seminar;

Hosted by Darin darinallenbauer@yahoo.com

Expand your knowledge of the urban periphery and how this relates to a wider transnationalism. Discussions, debates, theory. Use your own sources for an open discussion, media, literature, I otherwise can recommend something.

We will arrange time and place.


Video Action Skillshare

Hosted by Berkeley Community Media


Video Action Network - Organize and discuss the in's and out's of using digital technology to create action video that matters. Collaborate for broadcast on Video Action Network's weekly show "Citizen Video of the Week". Bring your ideas and invite your friends.


Tuesday Evening November 16th from 7pm - 8:30pm

Tuesday Evening December 21st from 7pm - 8:30pm

Berkeley Community Media, 2239 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way – Berkeley



Ongoing classes

Join ongoing Free Aiki Dojo classes

Join in traditional aikido as well as training in Martial Nonviolence, MWF in Downtown Berkeley and with Golden Bears Aikido on the UC Berkeley Campus on Tuesdays. Please visit http://freeaiki.com for more information.

New classes

Long Haul Long Ride Bicycle Club

Participants will assemble at the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck Berkeley) There will be a discussion of the ride with a map. The riders will depart for a ride between 10-20 miles after agreeing to a route. The rides may increase in length. The length of each ride will be determined by a secret average of each rider's preference, drawn from a hat. Meet at Long Haul Info Shoppe Shattuck and Woolsey, Berkeley on Sundays 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 at 1pm departing at 1:15pm. For more info contact Noah at (510) 910-9953


9/3/10 Capoiera for Beginners only in October== sorry for the misprint...Capoiera will only be offered in October

First listing of ongoing classes with Free Aiki Dojo. See class description on the right and visit http://freeaiki.comEdit

New class for October, Long Haul Long Rides. See class description on the rightEdit

Circus Skillshare is now offered on Mondays, not TuesdaysEdit

10/20/10 New Calendar and Circus Skillshare Day Change to MondaysEdit

so deadline for classes for November/ December was Monday, if you get your info in this afternoon it still may have a chance to make it on the printed calendar;if not, you should still host your class and tell us so we can promote it here and elsewhere


also

Circus Skillshare has moved to Monday nights at the same time (7-11) at the same place


1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkeley)



8/26/10 September/ October classes comin at yaEdit

Astro-Physics


Hosted by Mark Creekwater mark.creekwater@gmail.com


A “new theory of the universe, based on a book “Before the Big Bang” (1997) by Ernest Sternglass…at 86 years of age, Sternglass is one of the few living scientists who knew Einstein

Nomad Café 66th and Shattuck, Oakland

Wednesdays 6pm


Belly Dancing Power Hour

Hosted by Carolina Sunshine

Contact wanderingcarolina@gmail.com


Basic belly dancing instruction and skill share. Tribal style with veils.

Wednesdays 9/22, 9/29. 10/6 12pm


Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Avenue @ Gilman, Berkeley


Body Time Yoga, Meditation Massage Dance

Hosted by Toddd Gac todddgac@gmail.com


Stretch, wiggle, invert, twist, roll, rock, pose, knead, shake, aum, sigh, flex, bend, bounce, balance, hop, connect, concentrate, levitate, dance, sing, share qui gong, fire toys, drink tea, make herbal oils, beatbox, sweat, get the cramps, knots, and blockages out!


836 57th St.@ Genoa Oakland


Tuesdays 11:11am-12:12pm


Capoeira for Beginners

Hosted by Sean capoeirainpiedmont@yahoo.com


Free capoeira classes for beginners. Learn the basics of this Brazilian martial art.


Sundays in October 11:00am-12:30pm


4137 Piedmont, Oakland


Circus Skillshare

Hosted by Kristen & Slim Chance

supakparks@hotmail.com, slimchance@spaz.org


Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more. Mats, unicycles, juggling balls and clubs, stilts, etc. provided.


1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkeley

Mondays 7-11pm


Community' Building' and Anti-Oppression

Hosted by DeWayne djbubba1@gmail.com


This class will combine diversity and social justice frameworks with strategic community building assets. This is an opportunity to use your activism and skills to develop a more well-rounded ideological, institutional, interpersonal and internal perspective on the human condition.


3967 Whittle Ave Oakland

4th Tuesdays, beginning August 24, 7pm


diy analog zine making!

Hosted by enola d! 412 996 4102, dudenowhey@gmail.com


the word "zine" is a shortened form of the word "magazine." this is a workshop on how to create your own photocopied publication on anything you want. the word "analog" in the title means that we will not be using any computers for text or photos or.. anything! learn how to use typewriters or transfer letters or your own handwriting or drawings to share a message, story, poem, or whatever it is you want to share! i will show you the things i have learned through trial and error in the past few years of zine making: cool tricks of photocopy machines, tips to keep all information on the page and avoid bleeds. of course, i don't know everything, and maybe more practiced zinesters could bring their knowledge as well. expect to have a zine created by the end of the fourth workshop!


At the Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey Berkeley saturdays, october 9, 16, 23, 30, at 1pm


East' Bay' Free Skool Planning Meeting


Come hang out with the cool kids and help organize the free skool. Discuss classes, strategize distribution, design and print the next calendar and plan a party in October


Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Mondays 7:30pm


Full Moon Bike Ride

9/22 Hosted by Jesse Palmer jesse@cathaus.org

Bike to Sibley labyrinth for a moonlit walk,


10/22 Hosted by Hunter Dragon eastbayfs@gmail.com A sunset/moonrise bike ride to a mystery camping spot


Both rides meet at The Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey 7pm sharp


The Open Way

Hosted by Cory eeetznab@aol.com


Nonduality-oneness is at the core of all spirituality. Including Zen Buddhist meditation (silent, guided, or Reiki)


for location and times check: www.theopenway.org



Permaculture Workshop Series

Hosted by Asa text 5109190884


Thursday 9/2-Chicken slaughter, 6pm; bring treats 2share.

Saturday 9/5- Introduction to Berkeley Politics,noon, bring treats 2share.

Tuesday 9/7- bumming it with the classics, 10am; free day at the SF museums, bring bart fare (bike optional) &treats 2share.

Thursday 9/9-twitter for activism, use it. bring a laptop if you got it, &treats 2share.

Sunday 9/12-Drip Irrigation, noon, bring treats 2share.

Tuesday 9/14-Local Government, Users Guide,6pm, bring treats 2share.

Sunday 9/19- Bee Keeping,noon; wear long sleeve clothes, that button. &treats 2share.

Sunday 9/26-Bike Chain Cleaning & Lubricating,noon; bring bike w/chain &treats 2share.

Sunday 10/3-Permaculture Intro,noon; bring treats 2share


Acton House 2185 Acton St @ Addison, Berkeley


Pilates to the People

pilates2the people@gmail.com


All levels & bodies WELCOMED! Pilates is great for athletes looking for cross-training to support their usual activities, for people finishing physical therapy who need to mobilize their bodies, and EVERYONE in between!

Donation based, no one turned away for lack of funds


Mondays 7:00pm at the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Wednesdays 7:00pm at Rock Paper Scissors 23rd and Telegraph, Oakland Phat Beets Food and Justice Series

Contact max@phatbeetsproduce.org Starting August 28th 2010 the North Oakland Farmers' Market will begin its free 10 week Saturday workshop series entitled Food N' Justice.

These are food justice farmers' markets and are rooted in the belief that healthy food is a human right and not a privilege. EBT and WIC are always welcome and accepted.


8/28/10 Baumen College Cooking Demonstration

9/4/10 Beekeeping in the Market

9/11/10 Make Your Own Soap!

9/18/10 Natural Sugar n’ Cookin’ from the Garden

9/25/10 Backyard Chickens!

10/2/10 Cooking with Eco-Chef Bryant Terry

10/9/10 Growing Mushrooms on Coffee GroundsAlejandro Velez of BTTR in 10/16/10 Fixing a Flat and Bicycle Basics

10/23/10 Copwatch “Know Your Rights Trainng”

10/30/10 Fall Seed Saving in the Garden


The North Oakland Farmers Market happens every Tuesday 2-7pm at 747 52nd St and every Saturday 9-2pm at the Arlington Medical Center Parking Lot at 5715 Market St. &nbsp


Psychedelic and Entheogen Activism Hosted by Ergoat Ergoat@ergoat.com


Roundtable discussion extolling the use of plants and chemicals from around the world; how their use (and prohibition) have influenced cultures past present and future.


Saturday 9/11, 9/18, 10/2, 10/9 1:30-3pm

The Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley


Radical Education Discussion Group

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff5650@hotmail.com


A discussion group that explores radical education for ourselves and loved ones inside and outside of the public education system.


3088 King St.Berkeley 1st Sunday of the Month 12pm-done


Sex Positive Discussion Group

hosted by Amy tbamy@yahoo.com

This is a discussion group for all ages, genders, sexualities and experience levels (...everyone) about what sex positivity means to us and how we can understand and create free and healthy sexualities.


Nabolom Bakery 2708 Russell St. @ College, Berkeley


Sit in Shared Silence

Hosted by Mike shrugs23@yahoo.com

Sit in shared silence.

Bushrod Park 59th and Shattuck, Oakland

Friday 10:30am-11:00am


Spanish for Beginners

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff5650@hotmail.com


A simple Spanish lesson for beginners. Build vocabulary, practice basic grammar, no experience needed.

3088 King St.Berkeley

Wednesdays 7:30p


Spanish Lit

Hosted by Kerry Liz and Moxy

Kerry_lizard@yahoo.com, moxy@riseup.net


Intermediate discussion of Latin American Short Stories beginning with “El Etnografo” by Borges. Come read a different story and develop your vocabulary and comprehension. Please look up “El Etnografo” online, if it feels like it is on your level, come contribute to the discussion.


Sundays 9/12, 9/19/9/26 3pm-4pm

The LongHaul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey Berkeley


Storytelling Open Mic

Hosted by Ames Beezer tbamy@yahoo.com


Come tell a 5-10 minute true story without using notes. Or come out to hear the stories of other people. Theme: transformation. I used to be afraid of heights, now I fly through the sky as a trapeze artist, and this is how it happened…Please interpret this theme in any way that works for you. &nbsp


Friday September 10th @ Mosswood Park Ampitheater

6pm-Sunset


The Suitcase Clinic''' Documentary Screening

Hosted by Daniel danielrolnik@gmail.com


Screening and discussion with the makers of a documentary of The End of Homelessness Part 1: The Suitcase Clinic, a free clinic for people who are homeless, low-income or traveling.


The Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Thursday, September 9 7pm-9pm


Urban studies seminar;

Hosted by Darin darinallenbauer@yahoo.com


Expand your knowledge of the urban periphery and how this relates to a wider transnationalism. Discussions, debates, theory. Use your own sources for an open discussion, media, literature, I otherwise can recommend something.


We will arrange time and place.


Utopian Dystopian Book club

Hosted by Lew urthona93@yahoo.com


We will discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne’s utopain novel The Blithe Dale Romance.

Monday October 4th 8:45pm


Niebyl Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland



Video Action Skillshare

Hosted by Berkeley Community Media


Video Action Network - Berkeley's Free-Speech Paparazzi hosted by Berkeley Community Media meets to organize and discuss the in's and out's of using personal digital technology to create action news items that matter for IndyBay and broadcast on Video Action Network's weekly show "Citizen Video of the Week". Bring your ideas and invite your friends.

This month's topic: video and SocialMedia.


Tuesday Evening September 21st from 7pm - 8:30pm

Berkeley Community Media, 2239 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way – Berkeley


Yoga in the Park

Hosted by: Oliver

talliver@gmail.com, oliverbrinkyoga.com


Community oriented, donation based vinyassa flow yoga classes for all levels of experience. Focusing on movement with the breath, alignment and strength building. Safe space for every body.


Wednesdays 10-11a (weather permitting)

Bushrod Park on 59th and Shattuck on the grass by the playground

8/4/10 New Calendar is Out, Events, Deadlines and suchEdit

The August calendar is out...there are less copies of it, but they are findable...I've also pasted the class descriptions below

The deadline for September/ October classes is August 15

Annnd we have 2 great events coming up


This Sunday August 8

We will host a benefit show at Nabolom Bakery (2708 Russell @ College Berkeley) Featuring music from


Annah Anti-Plaindrome

Zoe Boekbinder

For Fear the Hearts of Men are Failing


and Sunday Agust 22 we are hosting a back to skool bar b que

at the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey

come hang out, get the new calendar, bring food, eat food, bring music, stories, songs and skills to share


And here are the new classes...sorry they didnt make it to pdf format this time


Anarkink Hosted By: Ergoat ergoat@ergoat.com

Curious about kink but skeptical about the mainstream leather/ BDSM? Anarkink offers a radical sex positive space for skillshares, workshops and discussion groups without hierarchy, dress code or membership fees.

Last Thursday of every month 8-10p

At the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey

Belly Dancing

Learn and Practice the traditional Middle Eastern art of Belly Dancing

Every Thursday at 5p Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley

Circus Skillshare hosted by Kristen & Slim Chance supakparks@hotmail.com, slimchance@spaz.org Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more. Mats, unicycles, juggling balls and clubs, stilts, etc. provided. 1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkeley Tuesdays 7-11pm Community Building and Anti-Oppression Hosted by DeWayne djbubba1@gmail.com This class will combine diversity and social justice frameworks with strategic community building assets. This is an opportunity to use your activism and skills to develop a more well-rounded ideological, institutional, interpersonal and internal perspective on the human condition. 4TH TUESDAYS, beginning August 24 7pm 3967 Whittle Ave Oakland Food Not Bombs Hosted by: Liane info-appleandalmonfbutter@gmail.com

Come to the Friday cookhouse for East Bay Food Not Bombs to learn how to cook a free vegetarian meal. You can also learn various methods of processing vegetables.

Fridays 11a to cook 2:15 to help bring the food to People’s Park via bike cart and serve and clean up 3090 King Street (kitchen in back) between Ashby and Prince

Free Skool Planning Meeting Come hang out with the kool kids and help organize the free skool. Discuss classes, design and print the next calendar and plan a party in late August! Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey Berkeley Mondays 7:30P

Pilates to the People pilates2thepeople@gmail.com All levels & bodies WELCOMED! Pilates is great for athletes looking for cross-training to support their usual activities, for people finishing physical therapy who need to mobilize their bodies, and EVERYONE in between!

Donation based, no one turned away for lack of funds

Mondays 7:00 P at the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley) Wednesdays 7:00 P at Rock Paper Scissors (23rd and Telegraph, Oakland)

Radical Education Discussion Group hosted by Autumn shortstuff5650@hotmail.com

A discussion group that explores radical education for ourselves and loved ones inside and outside of the public education system. 3088 King St., Berkeley 1st Sunday of the Month 12P-done

Sex Positive Discussion Group hosted by Amy tbamy@yahoo.com This is a discussion group for all ages, genders, sexualities and experience levels (...everyone) about what sex positivity means to us and how we can understand and create free and healthy sexualities.



Nabolom Bakery 2708 Russell St. @ College, BerkeleyTuesdays at 8pm

Sketch Sundays hosted by sketchsunday@post.com

Get together and make art with other artists

Sundays at 2p (2:35 to be fashionably late)
3277 MLK @ 33rd

Spanish for Beginners hosted by Autumn shortstuff5650@hotmail.com

A simple Spanish lesson for beginners. Build vocabulary, practice basic grammar, no experience needed. 3088 King St.Berkeley Wednesdays 7:30p

Video Action Skillshare hosted at Berkeley Community Media, 2238 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA

Video Action or Not! - Berkeley's Citizen News Action group meets to organize and discuss the in's and out's of using personal digital technology to create news items for Indybay and broadcast on BETV's Citizen Video-of-the-Week, and twittering around. Bring your ideas and questions.

Join us every third Tuesday of the Month at Berkeley Community Media from 7pm - 8:30pm and also online at:www.videoactionnetwork.ning.com

Tuesday August 17th, and Tuesday, September 21st from 7pm to 8:30pm

5/24/10 New Calendar is Out! Here come the classesEdit

So the June/ July calendar is out. Its being distributed to a cafe, laundromat, bookstore and other local hotspot near you, so check it out!


There is a pdf pf the calendar and the class descrptions in the new pictures tab.


Listing the classes takes a lot of space and makes the site look cluttered, so its not going to happen for this one...check out the pdfs...woot


4/25/10 Deadline for June/ July Calendar, call for submissions and a skillshare eventEdit

We had a benefit last Sunday at 924 Gilman that raised 300 bucks that the free skool is spliting with Francois. A huge thanks to all who came and all who played We have more fun planned like our Summer calendar...woot so the deadline to submit classes is Monday May 10th  Please email your name and public contact info, your class name and description as well as the date and time and location of your class as soon as you can...the earlier you get it to us the eaiser it is to get details worked out. we also need art by May 10 for the new calendar we will start designing and prganizing the calendar May 10 and finalize it by may 17 and have it out by the 24th, so please come to meetings if you would like to help...the meengs on the 10th and 17th will be at Bay Area Alternative press  (Alcatraz @ Adeline) finally We are looking for folks to lead skillshares in a fun event on Sunday the 23rd in Oakland at a park. We're in the process of putting it together so please get at us if you want to lead a fun workshop in whatever you like And finally...please come to meetings Mondays at 7:30 at the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey) and get involved...we really need people power right now...alrighty...take care.== 4/11/10 Benefit Sunday 4/18 at 924 Gilman==

Hello,

You are cordially invited to an evening of music and revelry on Sunday April 18th at 5PM at 924 Gilam St. N. Berkeley which will feature revelery and the musical stylings of

Mystery Dope · Abstersion · CHT · Beltaine's Fire · The New Dysfunctions · Grimer

The event requests a 7 dollar entrance (plus 2 dollar membership) Come early and volunteer to get in for free No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

the proceeds will benefit the East Bay Free Skool and Fracois Zimany (a 15 year old activist and free skooler who was injured during the March 4th protests)

It should be a fun time, so please come out and bring a friend or 3

4/5/10 Event and Meeting UpdateEdit

here's an upcoming event:

People's Park 41st Anniversary Concert Celebration Sunday April 25, 2010 in People's Park (east of Telegraph and Dwight) noon-6pm Antioquia, Funky Nixons, Phoenix, Wingnut Breakfast, All Nation Singers, Little Boy Blue, Yukon Hannibal, Juan Carlos, ClownSnotBombs Secret Circus, Corey Finnegan Comedy, M.C. OrukusaKi, Kirby, Tom, Speakers, childrens’s party jump and activities, circus workshop, The Larry Bus with extra surprise bands, drum cicle 6pm "Let Peace and Justice Bloom"


tonight's meeting was productive...look for a benefit show on 4/18 at 924 Gilman featuring Mystery Dope and others


also: someone is in need of a space for a screen printing class (ideally a place with a sink and a dark place to store emulsified screens

another person is looking to put together a class in the next week and is in need of a space and old bike tubes to make harnesses out of...please email eastbayfs@gmail.com if you have info


we are still in need of help with distro...theres a box in the slingshot loft of calendars

we have meetings every Monday at 7:30, so please stop by...this project can only be as great as what we put into it

4/4/2010 Another Awesome Set of Classes that Didn't Get to the CalendarEdit

Tactical Psychobabble A discussion (thus the term “babble”) on synthesizing traditional conflict strategy and tactics, radical mental health approaches, and anti-oppression—to harmonize movement and community to get out of our rut and transform this planet. Thursday, 7 PM, 3403 Market @ 34th Oakland.


May13: Introduction to and Overview of Tactical Psychobabble


May 20: Transforming Manarchy: The term “manarchist” was originally used for radical boys who didn't do their dishes or say thank you after a date. But now it's use emphasizes tactical machismo and leadership-craving ego. How can we come from a better place than that while being realistic about the extreme action needed to effect meaningful change?


May 27: The Two-Edged Sword of Ageism: Throughout the 21st century, we see new movements getting less age diverse and younger on average, while older (30+) activist work on old projects that get smaller and staler.

3/28/10 UpdatesEdit

So a class and an event got omitted from the calendar...here they are


class name: low-tech DIY silkscreen workshop public contact: pb_floyd@hotmail.com Description: The workshop will cover everything you need to know to build your own silkscreen frames, apply photo emulsion, burn a screen, and then print an image on fabric or paper. We'll also discuss graphic design as it relates to ease of printing. We'll be printing t-shirts, so bring 1-3 blank shirts for you to practice printing on.


Thursday May 13 @ the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey) 7-9P


Event:

April 9 and May 14 meet at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley BART for bike decorating and Critcal Mass

3/21/10 APRIL/ MAY CLASSESEdit

Thanks sooo much to everyone who played and came out to the benefit show and calendar release party at the Book Zoo.... a lot of wonderful people played and showed up and a bit of money was raised that will go to Francois...thanks so much and look for another fun show on April 18 at 924 Gillman


Here is a list of the April May classes...the calendar (front and back) are in the photos section (click "new pictures" tab on the left and they should be there...if anyone can help make it so its not so hard to find...let me know...the paper calendars are done and will be headed to a cafe, book store, library or other rad place near you...we can also always use help with distribution...so please feel free to take a bunch and pass them out...ok, enjoy


Anarkink

Hosted By: Ergoat, (ergoat@ergoat.com )



Curious about kink but skeptical about the mainstream leather/ BDSM? Anarkink offers a radical sex positive space for skillshares, workshops and discussion groups without hierarchy, dress code or membership fees.



Last Thursday of every month 8-10p

At the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey



Anti-Gentrification Workshop

piano.wires@gmail.com

an open space to discuss problems posed and the opportunities for constructive counter-projects


Tuesdays in April (13, 20,27) 6:30-7:30 P

The Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey)



Beer Brewing

Hosted by: Chris (modelcitizen483(at)gmail)

Hands on brewing demonstration via the extract method with an emphasis on sterilization. Sampling of previous brews.



April 18th 10am to 4pm (with additional dates tba in May)

436 48th st, oakland



Circus Skillshare

hosted by Kristen & Slim Chance

supakparks@hotmail.com, slimchance@spaz.org

Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more. Mats, unicycles, juggling balls and clubs, stilts, etc. provided. 1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkeley

Tuesdays 7-11pm




Dystopian/ Utopian Book Club

Hosted by: Lew urthona@gmail.com

We are reading Feel by MT Anderson for discussion on April 5 and then we will pick a Utopian or Dystopian novel written in the 20th or 21st Century to discuss in May. Please read most or all of Feed by April 5



April 5 7:45 P

Niebyl Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph



Eneagram

nemirrowkimmy@aol.com

psycho-social analysis of personality types

April 8th, 7-9 P

Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey)



Ferment Skill-SHARE

andrea@ecologycenter.orgor info@fermentchange.org

please RSVP



part of the ferment change series to benefit City Slicker Farms

For a list of all events free and not check out www.fermentchange.org

This will be an informal culture swap and a rotating day of making sauerkraut, kim chi, sourdough, ginger beer, and more

Bring a jar and bring a vegetable- Share a skill



Free Skool Planning Meeting

Come hang out with the cool kids and help organize the free skool. Discuss classes, design and print the next calendar and plan a party in May!

Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey Berkeley

Mondays 7:30P


Free Your Mind the Open Way

Hosted by Cory (eeeztnab@aol.com)

Nonduality-oneness is at the core of all spirituality. Including Zen Buddhist meditation (silent, guided, or Reiki)

for location and times check:www.meetup.com/theopenwaycalifornia



Go!

hosted by B

Teaching and playing Go, an ancient board game of strategy, philosophy, warfare and life. Go is the most complex and most simple game ever created.

Longhaul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck at Woolsey, Berkeley




Integrating Photography and Urban Studies.

hosted by: Resident of the California bay area for 36 years... public contact:darinallenbauer@yahoo.com



In urban studies we find ourselves looking at how our urban centers are and have been created, controlled, and manipulated. We find grass roots struggles, and political upheaval, especially in today's climate of global anti-transnationalism, and the in the escalation of militarism of the post-modern world. We see the powers that be, and how they manipulate their populace, historically speaking. Do our photographs represent a historical document in this context? Digital or analog (film). If you have a laptop, please consider bringing it to our meetings and sharing! Internet access will be provided if need be. requirements if any: Camera, enthusiasm, some working knowledge of the fine arts, or an eagerness to discover. The student is required to read something related to photography, and also something related to urban studies in this class.



Jazz History

hosted by Torrance Gettrell (turam818@gmail.com)

A fun/laidback participatory class about the world of jazz as you may not know it through an emphasis on its rich history, and the links of which we explore today through the medium of the experimental/fundamental paths of a rich diaspora. Will include concert films, docs, and of course, lots of jazz. A special interest will be given to artists who might not be considered jazz musicians (i.e. Bjork, Dirty Projectors, etc.)

1438 10th St.at Center, Oakland

2nd and 4th Sundays 11-1p



Mosswood Yoga

Hosted By: Oliver (talliver@gmail.com)

All are welcome to join yoga in the park. Primarily vinyassa flow yoga classes for all levels of experience. We are outside on grass. Suggested: water, sunscreen, clothes that allow free movement, a mat or a towel



Every Wednesday,10 AM

Mosswood Park (Broadway @ Macarthur) Southern part of the grassy knoll, towards amphitheatre and away from the streets of Mossowood park



Pilates to the People

pilates2thepeople@gmail.com

All levels & bodies WELCOMED! Pilates is great for athletes looking for cross-training to support their usual activities, for people finishing physical therapy who need to mobilize their bodies, and EVERYONE in between!

Donation based, no one turned away for lack of funds



Mondays 7:30 P at the Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey, Berkeley)

Wednesdays 7:00 P at Rock Paper Scissors (23rd and Telegraph, Oakland)


Put it in Your Face

hosted by Baker Brian (eastbayfs@gmail.com)

Experience the food revolution at West Oakland’s premier Food Not Bombs cookhouse.

ABCO Artspace 32nd and Filbert

Wednesdays

cooking from 1-4pm

serving free food at 4pm at 32nd and San Pablo



Psychedelic and Entheogen Activism

Hosted by Ergoat (Ergoat@ergoat.com)



Roundtable discussion extolling the use of plants and chemicals from around the world; how their use (and prohibition) have influenced cultures past present and future



Saturday weekly 1:30-3p

Long Haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey)



Radical Education Discussion Group

hosted by Autumn (shortstuff5650@hotmail.com)

A discussion group that explores radical education for ourselves and loved ones inside and outside of the public education system.

3088 King St.Berkeley, 1st Sunday of the Month 12P-done



Sex Positive Discussion Group

hosted by Amy (tbamy@yahoo.com)

This is a discussion group for all ages, genders, sexualities and experience levels (...everyone) about what sex positivity means to us and how we can understand and create free and healthy sexualities.

Nabolom Bakery 2708 Russell St. @ College, Berkeley

Sundays 8pm



Spanish for Beginners

hosted by Autumn (shortstuff5650@hotmail.com)

A simple Spanish lesson for beginners. Build vocabulary, practice basic grammar, no experience needed.

3088 King St.Berkeley, Wednesdays 7:30pm



Star Gazing

Hosted by: Terri Compost (Terricompost@yahoo.com)



Find constellations and planets and learn the spin of the earth. Yes, you can see the stars in the city, but only of you look up! Clouds postpone til next eve.

4/15, 8-8:30

Meet @ Purple House (5716 Genoa @ Arlington, N Oakland)



Video Action Skillshare



Hosted by Joey Williams ( joeywilliams31@gmail.com)



Get organized, get focused and shoot! Bring a video camera and questions. Share a production technique, a video you created, or ideas you want to shoot. Video matters and every action needs video. Create an episode for Berkeley, BeTV



Third Tuesday of every month (4/20 and 5/18),7-8:30 P

Berkeley Community Media 2039 MLK

3/16/10 New Calendar Comin SoonEdit

The new calendar is coming together...our deadline was Monday, but that does not mean you cannot post the class here and it definitely does not mean you can't teach a class....it just means that it will most likely not get on the paper calendar if we dont get it by tomorrow at noon at the absolute latest...we want to romote and facilitate the sharing of skills and knowledge, so we will do everything we can to make that happen


We will meet Wednesday 3/17 at Bay Area Alternative Press at 7P to put the calendar together (1847 Alcatraz between Shattuck and Adeline)


It's going to be a really nice calendar with lots of new and really interesting classes...and it will be realeased on Sunday 3/21 at the Book Zoo from 3-6p...check below for all the details...its going to be a really good show and it's also abenefit for Francios so please come out and enjoy

3/8/10 Updates...New Calendar in the Works and a Benefit for Francios on the 21Edit

Helllllooo


So last night's meeting was great...it was actually filmed ofr Berkeley Action television...we'l let you know when it airs

We talked about the new calendar...we need art and classes by next Monday 3/15 so please get them in os we can make a beautiful calendar for April and May


We also talked about our friend Francios who is a 15 year old activist who was seriously injured on March 4 after falling from the 880 overpass and is in need of moral and financial support so what better way to provide that then turning our calendar release party into a benefit show


3/21 at the Book Zoo 3-6 pm

with music from

For Fear the Hearts of Men are Failing

Robbie Wobbles

Zachary

Shareef Ali

and guests


Please come and have a good time


The other thing we discussed was the role of free skooling in the current education budget crisis. We are seeking to establish an alternative to the comodified hierarchal system that is in place and are looking for people to get involved and help build it. If we want the system to change, if we want to be free to learn and educate ourselves and each other, we need to do it ourselves.

3/1/10 Tonight's MeetingEdit

So tonight Berkeley Liberation Radio interviewd Brian and myeslf...it was a nice short interview...listen for it on 104.7 on Thursday evening


We talked about plans and things

1) We need art for the next calendar (drop it off at the long haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey in Berkeley) or email us for more info (eastbayfs@gmail.com)

2) We need teachers! Get your forms into us by March 15 but ideally before that

3) We need folks to come to meetings Mondays at 7:30 at the Long Haul


2/21/10 Updates and suchEdit

so a couple quick things from tonights meeting


1- meetings are open to any and every body so please come...Mondays, 7:30, 3124 Shattuck...this project can only grow if people are willing to get involved and help it to do so


2- deadline for class submissions for Apri/ May is March 15...look at the teacher forms and info page for more details


alrighty...that is all..take care

2/1/10 School's Back In Session!Edit

Classes start today! If you haven't gotten a copy of the calendar it's becasue we are just now getting finished with printing them. We had some issues getting presses to work and the process has taken a bit longer than ususalu, but we have gota a couple hundred calendars printed. You can definitely find them at the Long Haul 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey and hopefully all over really soon. If you want to distribute them you can pick them up from the Long Haul.

We meet Mndays at 7:30 at the Long Haul (except today...we'll be at Bay Area Alternative Press 1847 Alcatraz @ Adeline...please come to meetings...input, concerns, ideas, etc are greatly appreciated...this project has amazing potential and is in serious need of more energy to bring it to the next level

Ok...enjoy your classes...take care






1/19/10 A class not listed on the calendar and February/March classes are here!Edit

First....here's a great class that didn't make it on the actual calendar but is still happening class name: Integrating Photography and Urban Studies.hosted by: Resident of the California bay area for 36 years... public contact:darinallenbauer@yahoo.com class description: The urban landscape is often photographed. Bill Owens comes to mind. Photographers like Wee Gee, or Jim Marshall can give us a sense of descriptive climate. Some of know who Murray or Larry Wolf is. Nostalgia via 1000 words or more. Our collective conscious is manipulated or even controlled by images of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What are we looking for really? When we read something do we ever think to ourselves, I wish I could have a photograph of that related memory or context. In urban studies we find ourselves looking at how our urban centers are and have been created, controlled, and manipulated. We find grass roots struggles, and political upheaval, especially in today's climate of global anti-transnationalism, and the in the escalation of militarism of the post-modern world. We see the powers that be, and how they manipulate their populace, historically speaking. Do our photographs represent a historical document in this context?

By way of a directed study, group discussion and synthesis, this seminar is designed to help photographers (us) work on our differences, strengths and weaknesses, technical or otherwise. 
   Digital or analog (film). If you have a laptop, please consider bringing it to our meetings and sharing! Internet access will be provided if need be.  requirements if any:Camera, enthusiasm, some working knowledge of the fine arts, or an eagerness to discover. The student is required to read something related to photography, and also something related to urban studies in this class. Students are encouraged to email articles, or bring news items to class for discussion. Student's are highly encouraged to purchase or borrow and read Nowtopia, by Chris Carlsson, 2008, AK Press. Other urban studies related authors include, Rebecca Solnit, Mike Davis, David McNally, Susan Sontag (Photo also), Haruki Murakami (mostly fiction), Tom Robbins (fiction), Marshall Berman, Jane Jacobs. Book lending may be a possibility. Every week we should try to do a research report for the group and also discuss our progresses, development, and concerned. We will try to get on the Chris Carlsson trail and there is always the possibility of making one of his famous bike tours of San Francisco for a real take on historic urban development locally. class location: Private Oakland residence.dates: February - Apriltime:Once a week to be negotiated by the seminar group. (mostly weekdays 1-4pm), nights and weekends are a possibility. Some mornings also.


And Here you go...another great 2 months of awesome classes...also in pdf form under the new pictures tab

Advocacy Workshops

hosted by the Prison Activist Resource Center

info@prisonactivist.org

located at the PARC office

387 17th St OAKLAND CA 94612 510-893-4648 First in a series on advocating for prisoners. Come and learn how to support and advocate for incarcerated loved ones and friends FOCUS: Prisoners who are being physically abused or medically neglected LEARN HOW TO: Correspond with prison officials and legislators, the Federal Receiver and other entities who have influence over the safety and care of your loved ones RESOURCES TO SEND LOVED ONES TO EMPOWER THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES FIND OUT ‘WHAT WORKS’ AND WHO TO CONTACTPrison Activist Resource Center is happy to announce the first...ADVOCACY WORKSHOP! Thursday February 11th 6:30pm

Astronomy and Astrology

hosted by Mark Creekwater

mark.creekwater@gmail.com

Astronomy regarding a book by Ernest Sternglass Before the Big Bang and other stuff...Which many mainstream astronomers are not aware of. And astrology regarding the connection between Greek letters and zodiac signs I noticed years ago, which is not in any books.

The Nomad Cafe 6500 Shattuck Ave. Oakland

between Ashby and Alcatraz

Tuesdays in February 6pm

Beer Brewing

hosted by Chris

modelcitizen483@gmail.com

Quit buying beer and wine, learn how to ferment at home. We will be making an ale (beer) via the extract method with and emphasis on proper sanitation and sterilization. Hands on experience for those interested.

RSVP for times and location

3rd or 4th Sunday in February

Bicycle Decorating

hosted by Munc

munc@riseup.net

Get crafty and give your bike some personality. Some supplies provided.

plaza above downtown Berkeley BART

Friday February 12th and March 12th 4-6pm

Body to Body Portal

hosted by Armando Mando

510 386-0480

Abstract and encompassing b-boying, learn the art of the body floor relationship. Be able to get up and down from the ground. Please wear loose clothing and bring water.

location to be announced, contact facilitator

Circus Skillshare

hosted by Kristen & Slim Chance

supakparks@hotmail.com, slimchance@spaz.org

Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more. Mats, unicycles, juggling balls and clubs, stilts, etc. provided. 1204 4th St. @ Harrison, North West Berkeley

Tuesdays 7-11pm

Climate Change and Sustainability Basics

hosted by Floyd Earl Smith

floydearlsmith@gmail.com

Climate Change, peak oil, peak fish and other sustainability concerns have begun to change the life of everyone on Earth. Come learn about the problems and possible solutions you can be involved in. You will be provided with a free copy of Floyd Earl Smith’s Book Runaway.

location to be announced, contact facilitator

Wednesday February 17 & March 24 7-8:30pm

Collage

hosted by Munc

munc@riseup.net

Contribute to a large collage in progress or make your own to take with you. Magazines, tape and scissors provided, but feel free to bring more supplies.

Near 48th and Telegraph email for diretions

February 28th & March 28th 2-6pm

Diaphramic Choir

hosted by Hue

sundriedgum@yahoo.com

And to think, all you need to bring is your mouth! Drink a glass or two of water – please don’t take in any dairy products – before coming to class, especially milk, it will irritate the vocal cords. We will have licorice root, or marshmallow-root hot tea being served as well. The location's to be announced, contact me! Sundays 4pm, begining on the frist Sunday of February. Do Re Mi Fa So La Si Do ----- Peace and Love, Live and Let’s Sing!

East'Bay'Free Skool Planning Meeting

Come hang out with the cool kids and help organize the free skool. Discuss classes, design and print the next calendar and plan a party in March!

Long Haul Infoshop, 3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey Berkeley

Mondays 7:30P

East'Bay'Tracking Club

hosted by Mikko Asaki and Jennifer Bresee

jredmane@gmail.com

Nature awareness, tracking and bird language skills shared among new and experienced trackers.

Seabreeze Market and Deli, Frontage Road and University Avenue near Berkeley Marina

First Sunday of every month 8:30am

Energetic Awareness Play

hosted by Cassidy

adepthoneypot@gmail.com

Explore the energy fields of your interactions and expand your awareness through playing partner and group games.

location to be announced, contact facilitator

February 3rd and March 3rd

1:11-3:33

Free Your Mind-The Open Way

Hosted by Cory

eetznab@aol.com

Nonduality-oneness is at the core of all spirituality. Including Zen Buddhist meditation (silent, guided, or Reiki)

for location and times check:

www.meetup.com/theopenwaycalifornia

Go

hosted by B

Teaching and playing Go, an ancient board game of strategy, philosophy, warfare and life. Go is the most complex and most simple game ever created.

Longhaul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck at Woolsey, Berkeley

Fridays 5-7pm

Guerrilla Grafting

hosted by Timbo

compostempire@aol.com

A weekend introduction to fruit tree grafting and

public/pirate application. Learn about and contribute to a project to convert very common ordinary ornamental trees into fruit producers. Late winter to spring is grafting season here. Will meet indoors in case of rain. Contact teacher if you are interested but can’t make it. Bring, if you can, a sharp knife, cuttings/prunings (scions) from apples, pears, plumbs, etc. that you would like to propagate (3-8 inch pencil thick pieces of new growth, kept refrigerated in a sealed, plastic bag) otherwise, materials will be shared. Be ready to walk and be punctual as class will be mobile.

February 5th 4-6pm at Rotary Nature Center 600 Bellevue Ave. at Perkins St. in Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt, Oakland

February 6th 2-5pm at Peralta Hacienda Park 2465 34th Ave. Upper Fruitvale, Oakland

February 7th 2-4pm at Raimondi Park at 18th St. and Campbell, West Oakland

Hatha Yoga

hosted by Liane

appleandalmondbutter@gmail.com

This will be a multi-level class with emphasis on postures. Beginners are welcome too! We will also spend some time on meditation techniques to quiet our minds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one or two to share.

location to be announced, contact facilitator

February 2nd and 16th

March 2nd, 16th 6-7:30 P

please submit art for the April/May calendar

Jazz History

hosted by Torrance Gettrell

turam818@gmail.com

A fun/laidback participatory class about the world of jazz as you may not know it through an emphasis on its rich history, and the links of which we explore today through the medium of the experimental/fundamental paths of a rich diaspora. Will include concert films, docs, and of course, lots of jazz. A special interest will be given to artists who might not be considered jazz musicians (i.e. Bjork, Dirty Projectors, etc.)

1438 10th St.at Center, Oakland

February 14th and 28th 11A-1P

March 14th and 28th 11A-1P

Kite Flying

hosted by Munc

munc@riseup.net

Wind powered aerial fun on the shores of the Bay. Bring your own flying machine or take a turn on the ones brought by the facilitator. Heavy rain postpones.

www.eastbayfreeskool.wikia.com for updates

Southwest corner of Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley waterfront

Saturday March 13th 2-6pm

Occupation Reading Group

hosted by 0

eastbayfs@gmail.com

Radical reading group discussing texts connected to student resistance. All readings will be available physically and online for free, check the Free Skool wikia.

www.eastbayfreeskool.wikia.com

Multicultural Center UC Berkeley

Tuesdays in February at 6pm

People’s Park Orchestra

hosted by Dickie

dickiehaskell@gmail.com

We are holding an open mic to broadcast to Berkeley

Liberation Radio 104.1FM. All kinds of expression welcome.

People’s Park near Telegraph Ave. between

Dwight and Haste, Berkeley

Wednesdays 2-4pm

Put It In Your Face

hosted by Baker Brian

eastbayfs@gmail.com

Experience the food revolution at West Oakland’s premier Food Not Bombs cookhouse.

ABCO Artspace 32nd and Filbert

Wednesdays

cooking from 1-4pm

serving free food at 4pm at 32nd and San Pablo

Radical Comics Workshop

hosted by Cast

cast.art.anarchy@gmail.com

Guided lessons in writing and illustrating comics, bring your ideas or come to find inspiration! Work in groups and get personal one on one attention!

Longhaul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck at Woolsey, Berkeley

Saturdays 3-4pm

Radical Education Discussion Group

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff5650@hotmail.com

A discussion group that explores radical education for ourselves and loved ones inside and outside of the public education system.

3088 King St.Berkeley

Saturday February 13th and March 13th 12pm-done

The Science of Our Cycles

hosted by Chloe

weeds@riseup.net

A guided discussion meant for any body interested in

learning about hormones, anatomy, supportive

botanical medicine and charting the menstrual cycle, no cervix required, please RSVP.

Saturday February 15th 3pm

Sex Positive Discussion Group

hosted by Amy

tbamy@yahoo.com

This is a discussion group for all ages, genders, sexualities and experience levels (...everyone) about what sex positivity means to us and how we can understand and create free and healthy sexualities.

Nabolom Bakery 2708 Russell St. @ College, Berkeley

Sundays 8pm

Spanish for Beginners

hosted by Autumn

shortstuff 5650@hotmail.com

A simple Spanish lesson for beginners. Build vocabulary, practice basic grammar, no experience needed.

3088 King St.Berkeley

Wednesdays 7:30pm

Thirteen Moon Mayan Calendar Workshop

hosted by Merv the Rare Bird

rarebird.r.evolution@gmail.com

Exchange knowledge about the 13 Moon “Dreamspell”

calendar. Please bring paper and pen.

People’s Park near Telegraph Ave. between

Dwight and Haste, Berkeley

February 1, 13, 27 & March 12 @ 3pm

Utopian/Distopian Book Club

hosted by Lew

urthona93@yahoo.com

We are reading Islandby Aldous Huxley, discussion on

February 1st then as a group we will pick a utopian or distopian novel written in the 20th or 21st century to discuss in March. Please read most or all of Islandby February 1st.

Niebyl Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland

Monday February 1st 7:45pm

Monday March 1st 7:45P

1/6/10 January Hiatus, Free Skool Partay and Deadline Deadline DeadlineEdit

Hello, happy new year and all that...whew...so we have been on hiatus for the month of January (there was no calendar) and are getting ready to put together the calendar for February/March...which means 2 great things

1- it's time for a party! Sunday 01/10/10, 7P the Long Haul (3214 Shattuck @ Woolsey) where we will have skill shares, open mic featuring For Fear the Hearts of Men Are Failing, food and fun...please come, bring food and/ or instruments or poetry etc. if you like and join in....and bring your teacher forms! which brings me to point number 2


2- TEACHER SUBMISSION DEADLINE- we need any class submission ideas by Monday 1/11 at 7P at the very latest...you can email your ideas to us or you can drop off a form at the Long haul (3124 Shattuck @ Woolsey)...feel free to email questions....there are also some guidelines in the teacher forms and info tab (look under where it says "explore the wiki" and under most visited or newly changed), so check that out


3- calendar printing...we will begin organizing, designing and printing the next February/ March calendar on Monday at Bay Area Alternative Press (Alcatraz between Adeline and Shattuck) If you are interested in helping out with this process please come by there at 7P on Monday or Thursday...we will be there the next 2-3 weeks.  Also, we can always use help with distributing calendars, and the calendars are going to be ready around the 23 or 25, so please shoot us an mail if you want to help distribute some, or know any good places to leave them.


Alrighty...that does it for updates...take care

Beer Brew Scheduled:  Sunday November 29th, 10am to 3pmEdit

Please call or email for location.  modelcitizen483(at)gmail

(oakland area code) five94 - seventy-four48

November/ December Classes Comin at Ya Edit

Here you go....pdfs of the front and back of the calendar are in the new Pictures tab

Appreciate Your Community
hosted by Dickie
DickieHaskell@gmail.com
Show up and enjoy a delicious vegan lunch. Get aquainted with Food Not Bombs, we always need extra servers. We can wash the bliss bowls, put away the dishes, and tour through the park
to collect MOOP (matter out of place). Leave no trace behind principles will be discussed.
People’s Park, Dwight near Telegraph, Berkeley
lunch served at 3pm Monday-Friday2:45-5pm Fridays Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. I'm there collecting MOOP after the meal almost every weekday so please join anytime.


Anatomy for Cannibals
hosted by Laura Z
rolandtheheadless@gmail.
We’ll be learning about the human body and making cookies to help visualize our insides and outsides! All bodies welcome! 
Long class, but there’s cookies . . . . . . bring a paper and writing thing if you wanna take notes.
3088 King St. Berkeley
6-8:30 pm November 24


Astronomy and Astrology
hosted by mark.creekwater@gmail.com
This is a new theory of everything, which many main-stream astronomers and physicists have not heard of!!!! Star gazing possible

Nomad Cafe Shattuck and Fairview6 pm Tuesdays in November


Auto/Moto Repair & Ethanol Production
hosted by Tyson Webster (415) 250-0588
Adaptive class that covers general auto and or motorcycle maintenance with
detailed duscussion about ethanol conversion and home production.
5510 Dover, Oakland
4pm Sunday Nov. 29 and Dec. 27


Beatbox Beatwox
hosted by TodddGac@gmail.com
Watchin the streets, on the beat, guardin our rights not knockin out our lights, free skill share, wondering wandering, gypsy
entertainment, cosmic conversation, orbiting oscilations, grime-hop, roothairs, dubwhomp! Enchantments. Bring bananas

People’s Park, Dwight at Telegraph, Berkeley
3 pm Mondays


Beer Brewing
hosted by Chris
modelcitizen483@gmail.com
Extract beer brewing, basic methods, hands on demonstration, question and answer, beer brew tasting. Please contact
instructor by email and upcoming events will be sent to you.48th and Telegraph, Oakland


Beginning French
hosted by Bean
jakeandyears@gmail.comBeginning conversational French and grammar using Bean’s books.  All welcome! 

Meet at Oakland Whole Foods
27th and Harrison, Oakland
Every other Sunday starting November 15 at 11am.


Beginning Knitting
hosted by Ariel
amend-all@riseup.net
Learn to knit: cast on, knit, purl, cast-of , just the basics! Bring traditional supplies or mix it up for creative projects. Bring things to knit with:  knitting needles, chopsticks, pointed dowels, etc., yarn, wire, rope, fabricstrips, etc.

Nabolom Bakery 2708 Russell St. Berkeley4-6 pm November 12 and December 10


Bicycle Decorating
hosted by Munc
munc@riseup.net
Mutate your vehicle-of-the-revolution into a colorful expressive beauty. Sticker sheets provided. Imagination a plus.
Phat Beets’ Farmers Market - 52nd St
btw. MLK and Dover in North Oakland3-6pm 11/10, 11/24, 12/8

Permaculture Skillshares & Brunch          
hosted by workshops@actonhouse.org           
Propagation, planting, theory, greywater, bees, mulch, etc.           
2185 Acton St. Berkeley 12-4pm Sundays brunch at noon

Bug Club
hosted by Autumn and enola d!
dudenowhey@gmail.com
Discussion group to share knowledge about prevention, control and treatment and dispell myths about our parasitic friends, scabies, lice and bedbugs.
836 57th Street, Oakland
3pm November 14 and December 12.


Chicks Unite!
hosted by Chris
icenine@riseup.net
Meet up to discuss feminist issues, share tips on radical health & build stronger ties with gals in the community. please bring
snacks if you can.Anyone identifying as a woman welcome!
1917 Myrtle St. Oakland
5:30-7:30pm Thursdays except Christmas and New Years Eve


Earth-Healing Book Club
hosted by lkgermain@gmail.com
A bi-monthly meeting for reflecting on our relationship with the earth in a safe, supportative environment. Discussssion focused on themes/rel  ections from reading a selected book. For November/December meetings  read  Joanna Macy’s                         
World as Lover World as Self.
RSVP for location and time


East Bay Hella Free Day and Long Haul Open Mic
First Sunday of the Month.Give what you can, take what you need, and everyone gets what we need.

Northside of Lake Merritt across the street from the library

noon-4pm November 1 and December 6
and then . . . .
At the Long Haul! Wild uppity madness, with a surplus of amazing talents. Hosted by Girl George and Little Boy Blue. Free
music, free food, bring string, your favorite pair of left handed scissors and your stories to share.
3124 Shattuck, Berkeley
7-11pm November 1 and December 6


East Bay Free Skool Planning Meeting
Want to get involved in organizing the East Bay Free Skool?  Want to know about the planning process and share your
skills?  Got questions?  Want to hang out with the kool kids? 
At the Long Haul -
3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
7pm Mondays


Ecological Design, Holistic living, Yoga, Meditation and Compassionate Communication

Common Circle Education is a permaculture design and sustainable living school, offering over 200 classes each month in ecological design,holistic living, yoga, meditation and compassionate communication.

We offer free meditation classes twice per day: @ 7 am (40 mins) and @ 12 pm (40 mins).  We also offer EarthForums every Tuesday night at 7 pm, which are free and open to the public.  EarthForums are workshops or talks that focus on a topic relating to environmentally and social justice and spiritual fulfillment.  Specific topics are new each week, so check the website for updates. 

We also currently offer a completely free week-long membership to all new members. You can sign up online at commoncircle.com/berkeley - the membership entitles you to all our classes.

E-mail info@commoncircle.com with any questions or call us at 510.400.8152.

We are located at 2130 Center Street in Berkeley and on the web at commoncircle.com.

Fun Not Bombs
hosted by Baker Brian
anodivan@yahoo.com
BBQ at Bushrod. 
near Shattuck on 59th St. Oakland
2pm Saturdays


Freegan Thanksgiving Dinner Party
hosted by your mom
Give thanks to the dumpster gods for their ever-neurishing abundance at an all freegan thanksgiving, make friends, have
fun.
The Cuddle Puddle
1917 Myrtle St. Oakland
2 pm to cook 6 pm to eat
Friday November 27

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Free Your Mind-The Open Way
Hosted by Cory eeetznab@aol.com
Nonduality-oneness is at the core of all spirituality. Including Zen Buddhist meditation (silent,guided, or Reiki)
www.meetup.com/theopenwaycalifornia
for class location and times


Gingerbread Cookie Making
hosted by Elisa and Stormy
elisamarie@hotmail.com
Get cozy with the elves and make edible works of art. Other crafts welcome by the fire.


Purple House, 5716 Genoa St. Berkeley
3pm on the Winter Solstice December 21


Group Improv
hosted by Allison
treel  ower@berkeley.edu
Learn to act as an ensemble, say yes! Play games, fail awesomely, think on yer feet, and make friends. No experience required.
Naan and Curry afterwards!
Cesar Chavez basement at UC Berkeley8-10pm Tuesdays in November



Healing the Land
hosted by
zacharyrunningwolf@yahoo.com
Manicuring the environment-Indigenous style-Learning how people belong to the
land.
Lake Merritt Fairy Land, Oakland
5pm Thursdays


Hella Gay Recycled Building
hosted by barnacle.writes@gmail.com
A workshop for queer, trans, and women folk and their allies to learn to use tools, cut shit up, and build awesome shit out
of recycled or found supplies. We will be building a bike rack, picnic table, chicken house, loft bed, and a shack (weather and
time permitting). We don’t have many tools, so if you can bring tools or wood please do so. Please email to ask what we are building this week, to reserve a spot in the class, or to let us know what supplies you can of fer.


1057 48th St. @San Pablo
10am-1pm Sunday November 22 and December 6 and 20th



Jazz Workshop
hosted by Chris H
cjh07828@hotmail.com
Improvisational music workshop w/ emphasis on scales and ear training through jazz, blues, and folk styles. Please bring
an open mind, big ears, and an instrument (including voice).
2185ActonSt.Berkeley
4-7pmTuesdays


Music From the Soul
hosted by Bonzo the Unicorn
dododokie@yahoo.com
(510) 595-8509
Music theory from the mind of a unicorn. Practicing the art of creation. Please bring musical instrument (including voice) and
DESIRE to create original music from your soul!
836 57th St. Oakland
1pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Put It In Your Face
hosted by Arlo and Baker Brian
anodivan@yahoo
Experience and discuss the Food Revolution at West Oakland’s premier Food Not Bombs cookhouse.
ABCo, 31st and Filbert, Oakland
1pm Wednesdays


Puppet Skillshare
hosted by Hunter Dragon
anodivan@yahoo.com
Go to Hella Free Day, talk about puppeteering, make puppets, write stories, perform. This is a skillshare, Hunter Dragon
doesn’t know a thing about puppets.
northside of Lake Merritt, Oakland
across the street from the library
2pm Nov. 1 and Dec. 6


Radical Childcare
hosted by Bay Area Childcare Collective
heather.v.love@gmail.com
Have you played with children for the revolution lately? Share skills and learn how and why to do radical childcare.
RSVP for location and times


Screen Printing
hosted by lkgermain@gmail.com
Learn the basics using common materials you already have at home. Scrap fabrics provided please bring other fabric/clothing you’d like to print. Everyone will get a screen to bring home.
Newton House 285/287 Newton Ave.
Oakland
6:30-8:30pm December 4


The Serpent Versus The Archons
hosted by Lew
urthona93@yahoo.com
Come look at various books on the gnostics and enjoy refreshments (including vegan) then a lecture on the history and
radical nature of the gnostics both ancient and modern.
Niebyl-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph, Oakland
7-9pm Friday November 6


Sing Along Circle
hosted by Terri Compost
Bring a song and something to drink (or just your voice and a good attitude).
Purple House 5716 Genoa, Oakland
6:30-9:30pm Wednesday November 18


Solar PV Install
hosted by Brett
BretOC@yahoo.com
Basic solar install concepts will be discussed. Learn about racking, design troubleshooting, latest technology, of grid, on grid, NEC codes and how to set up your own system cheaply!
The Long Haul 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
3pm Saturday 11/14, 11/21 and 12/5


Spanish For Beginners
hosted by Autumn
510-595-8509
Basic Spanish lesson for beginners-no experience required. Basic vocab and grammar lessons and sometimes poem
and song translation.
836 57th St. Oakland
7:30pm Wednesdays


Sex Positive Discussion Group
hosted by Tanya citric789@aol.com
This is a discussion group for all ages, genders, sexualities and experience levels(...everyone) about what sex positivity
means to us and how we can understand and create free and healthy sexualities.Please bring an open mind, open heart,
and food  if you want.Nabolom Bakery

2708 Russell St. Berkeley8pm Sundays


Upeksha Yoga
Yoga and meditation
classes by donation.
www.upekshayoga.com for
locations and times.

Beer Brew scheduled:  sunday 18th october 2009, 10am to dark Edit

This class is by registration to limit the number of guests.  Please send an email to modelcitizen483(at)gmail to register.  I will send you a confirmation with the address.  48th st and telegraph ave.  We will be brewing two separate batches; 2nd batch will start between two and three in the afternoon.  On sunday, you should call if you'd like to attend:  (oakland area code) five9four.seventy-four forty8  -chris


News 9/25- class updates a party and deadlines oh my Edit

Class Updates:

the radical parenting collective has finally gotten their class up and running, (RADICAL) CHILDCARE TRAINING
Sunday, September 27th, 4pm--6pm
@ 692 62nd st. at Dover (a few blocks from Ashby BART on the Richmond line) 

Featuring: the Bay Area Childcare Collective's Alana Pinsler, and Justice Now (http://www.jnow.org/) director Cynthia Chandler, sharing tips of the trade/hobby/lifestyle/political commitment!

 
Learn Nonviolent, Culturally Competent Conflict-Resolution Skills!
Act Live-Action Roleplay Scenarios!
Discuss both of the above!
 
And More! 

Space is dog-and-cat-free. Childcare provided upon request.
please RSVP to encian at epastel@gmail.com
Sponsored by the Bay Area Childcare Collective: http://www.bayareachildcarecollective.net/

This is the first in an Ongoing Series of (Radical) Childcare Trainings!  But don't hold out for the next one! You don't want to miss Alana Pinsler and Cynthia Chandler this weekend at a convenient, near-BART location in sunny North Oakland or South Berkeley!

For those interested in getting more involved, there are monthly orientations for the Bay Area Childcare Collective, including an orientation the following week. More information to come.

 ALSO, yes you can bring your friends/lovers/casual aquaintances! You may even forward this very invitation to them. Please include guests in your rsvp!

We acknowledge this event will happen on a holiday for some of us. We're sorry if you are unable to come because of a holiday, and we hope you can make the next one.

the computer class will be discontinued for the month of October


PARTY time!  Sunday October 11 at the Book Zoo (Alcatraz and Telegraph) 7-11 with Annah, Adamh Rowan, Stephanie, Little B and J and many more great preformances and food...come hang out wiith us and fill out teacher forms so we can make another amazing calendar


THE DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER DECEMBER CALENDAR IS MONDAY OCTOBER 12


to teach a class you can fill out a form and leave it in out box at the the Long Haul at 3124 Shattuck or email as much of the following as possible to eastbayfs@gmail.com:

your name, private contact info public contact info (your name and how to get ahold of you as it will appear on the calendar), class name, location, dates and times, and a descrption of the class and anything that might be a requirement for students to bring to the class

you can teach a class on any day at any time that works for you. You can find a location that works or ask for support from East Bay Free Skool to find a place.

If you want to figure out a good time for your students or feel out the response you can always schedule one or two meetings on the calendar and set a day and time from there, but in order to be on the calendar we need to have at least one set day and time.

Edit

News 9/13- Calendar Distro, New Classes and All kindsa Newness Edit

Edit

So if you haven't gotten your calendar yet, look for em...and if you have, help us distibute em!...we want more folx to get involved....also come to meetings Mondays at 6:30 to fin out more abotu what East Bay Free School is about  

There are a couple classes (Chix Unite and Radical Parenting and Beer Brewing) that have no set date and time...contact the teachers and get them to teach! 


There's also two new classes that've been added-


Card/ Letter Decorating with Samiya Bird

october 7th
6-8:00pmlong haul, upstairs in the zine-makin space


Screen Printing on the Cheap (materials provided, take home your own screen)

october 15th
6:30-8:30 pm newton house - 285/287 newton ave, oakland, email lkgermain[at]gmail.com to rsvp or for directions.

this workshop uses entirely scrap/found materials and will teach you the basics of screen printing. this method uses common, abundant materials you most likely already have at home. scrap fabrics will be provided. if you want to make more than a patch, please bring fabric/clothing you'd like to print. you will take home a screen and everything you need to know to print on your own.


Oh, and one last update: There's a blog on here, and we'd love to hear about classes you've gone to or taught nad how they're going...ok, laterz


NEWS 8/30- THE CALENDARS ARE OUT

The September October calendar is out and ready, look for it in your local cafe, laundromat, infoshop, bookshop or other place where all the cool kids hang out. This is seriously the best calendar yet, so take advantage of over 40 amazing classes and learn lots of things. If you want to help distribute calendars pick some up from the Long Haul at 3124 Shattuck.Later cubs!

September-October class listEdit

Acoustic Guitar

toddgac@gmail.com

Experimental jam, share a few songs, vibrate the plants.

Spiral Gardens, Oregon and Sacramento, Berkeley

Wednesdays at 6pm


Adventure Stories  *Sept. meeting CANCELLED*

Free Skoolers, I've gotten wrangled here in Reno after Burning Man helping a friend fix up his cabin. Aiming to return to Berkley for the October Adventure Stories session in Peoples Park. Hope you will enjoy the nutricious FNB vegan meal served @ 3pm. BTW, if you are looking for good stories, there are a wealth of epic travellers in the Park.  Sure do miss it. Best Wishes and thank you East Bay Free Skool for creating this platform of empowerment.   DH   dickiehaskell@gmail.com

There are elders here in people's park who have traveled the country on foot, and have gathered many inspirations to share.

People's Park, Dwight and Telegraph, Berkeley

September 25th and October 30th, 3-6pm


Astronomy and Astrology

markcreekwater@gmail.com

This is a New Theory of Everything, which many main stream Astronomers and Physicists have not heard of!!!!

Bushrod Park, 59th and Shattuck, Oakland

September 8, 15, 22, 29


Auto/Motorcycle Repair, Electric Vehicles, and Ethanol Production

tysonmotorcycle@hotmail.com

Adaptive class that covers general auto and/or mortorcycle maintenance, with a detailed discussion about ethanol conversion and home production, and electric vehicles

5510 Dover St, Oakland

September 11th and 25th, 1pm


Beginning French

jakeandyears@gmail.com

Beginning conversational French and grammar using Bean's books.

meet at Oakland Whole Foods, 27th and Harrison, Oakland

September 13th and 27th October 11th and 25th, 11am


Beatbox Beatwox

toddgac@gmail.com

Watching the streets on the beat, guarding our rights, not knockin in our lights, free skillshare, gypsy entertainment, cosmic conversation, orbits, oscillations, grime, enchantments. Please bring bananas, caffeine, and water.

Peoples Park, Dwight and Telegraph, Berkeley

Mondays at 3:33pm


Beer Brewing

Learn about brewing beer, saving yeast and sanitation. We will be brewing a batch of beer and tending to other brew related tasks such as racking and/or bottling. We will also be sampling past brews.

email for dates and times

modelcitizen483@gmail.com


Bicycle Decorating

munc@riseup.net

Come dive into the provided sticker sheets or bring other media. The revolution will not be motorized, it will be colorful! Get art out of the galleries and into the streets! My scraper bike go hard....

Lake Merritt Colonnade, Grand and Lakeshore, Oakland

Sunday September 4th noon-4


Brunch of Gods and Permaculture Skillshares

workshops@actonhouse.org

Propagation, planting, theory, greywater, bees, mulch, etc.

2185 Acton St., Berkeley

Sundays 12-4pm 11am cooking, 12pm vegan brunch


Build Computers

cancelled until further notice


Chicks Unite

Four times monthly meeting of women to share knowledge and advice on our emotional and physical health, discuss feminist issues and build a stronger bond with women in our community.

for info email: Icenine1144@riseup.net


Circus Skillshare

supakparks@hotmail.com

slimchance@spaz.org

Learn to juggle, unicycle, spin plates, walk on stilts, do acrobalance, stretch and more.

444 Harrison St., Oakland

Tuesdays at 7pm


Community Gardening Potluck and Work Day

Bring desire to learn and dish to contribute.

Spiral Gardens, Oregon and Sacrament, Berkeley

Wednesdays, 3-6pm


Dance Performance Troupe

We're putting together a dance to be performed when we feel ready, where we want. Ther will ba a flexible teaching style, meaning we can have a traditional relationship, or we can collaborate as a troupe. We'll be progressing each week, just warning. Please bring comfortable, movable clothes, some kind of shoes with little or no tread, an open mind, and willingness to perform.

email for location, rolandtheheadless@gmail.com

Tuesdays at 5-6:30pm


Dream Yoga

dreamyoga.weebly.com

Classes combine Upeksha Yoga with asana and dream therapy.

1329 Henry St., Berkeley

Thursdays at 7:30pm


East Bay Free Skool Party!

eastbayfs@gmail.com

A good time with some music, food and friends! All ages, all free.

Adhamh Roland, Alex Dupont, Amazing Talents from Denver, and special guests!!

The Book Zoo or Nabolom

October 11th 6-10pm


East Bay Free Skool Planning Meeting

eastbayfs@gmail.com

Want to get involved in organizind the East Bay Free Skool? Want to know more about the planning process and share your skills in webmastering, design, or print? Got questions? Want to hang out with the cool kids? Come to our meetings.

Long Haul 3124 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Mondays at 6:30pm


East Bay Hella Free Day

anodivan@yahoo.com

Look for the Collumns-really, really free market with skillshares and musical performances.

Lake Merritt Collanade, northside of Lake Merritt, Grand and Lakeshore, Oakland

September 6th and October 4th, noon-4pm


Eating Acorns

Learn the steps to eating delicious, nutritious acorns. Learn to gather, store, shell, grind, leach, cook and eat this abundant local native food.

5716 Genoa St., Oakland

September 11th, 5:30pm


Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

munc@riseup.net

We'll wander North Oakland in search of yummy and healing plants. We can then cook and/or infuse or tincture what we find. Please bring a paper bad for collection specimens.

Bushrod Park, 59th and Shattuck, Oakland

September 26 October 3rd and 17th, 3pm


First Annual Oakland Be-In

Bring food and music and love. For a nice picnic in the park..... Buy, sell, trade.... 1960's memorabilia.... Bumpity-Thumps will perform.

3rd and Peralta, Oakland

Sunday September 6th, 9am-5pm


Fun Not Bombs

anodivan@yahoo.com

Good times at Bushrod, Yoga in the morning, BBQ at 2, soccer, kickball, water pistol pace off. ultimate, you name it.

Bushrod Park, 59th near Shattuck

Saturdays, BBQ at 2pm


Group Improv

treeflower@berkeley.edu

Learn to act as an ensemble, say yes! Play games, fail awesomely, think on yer feet and make friends. No experience required. Naan and Curry at house of curries on Durant after!

Cesar Chavez basement on UC Berkely campus

Tuesdays, 8-10pm


Jazz Workshop

cjh07828@hotmail.com

Improvisational music workshop w/ emphasis on scales, ear training through jazz, blues, and folk styles.

2185 Acton St., Berkeley

Saturdays, 4-7pm


Modern Dance for Anyone!

rolandtheheadless@gmail.com

Ever wanted to dance? This class introduces rhythm, balance, strength, and flexibility. Applicable to lots of styles of dance. For any age, body and experience level. Class is barefoot, please leave meanness at home, and feel free to bring music. Please wear comfortable, moveable clothing.

Nabolom Bakery 2708 Russell St., Berkeley

Thursdays 6-7:30pm


Mystery Bike Tour

A bike tour of the East Bay. Bring sleeping gear if you want to camp.

meet at the Starry Plough, Shattuck and Woosley, Berkeley

Friday September 4th at 10pm


Open Mic

At the Long Haul. Wild uppity madness with amazing talent. Hosted by Girl George and Little Boy Blue. Free food and a chance to show what you've got.

Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Sunday September 6th and October 4th, 7-11pm


Outa Sight-Berkeley Sunsets

510 BAD-SMUT

A self guided tour with deadly nightshade. . . . In this fast-paced world we often forget the most important Life-giving Life-sustaining tasks. Watching the sky is an ancient way of Living, the old way of watching time and observing weather and the planet. This is hardly workshop. It is one part meditation and one part social. Bring something to share: liquid, solid, sub-legal, personal, creative, unique. Bring something warm in case you decide to stay the duration of the sky change and it gets cold.

Indian Rock, off Arlington Ave., Berkeley

Fridays in September Between 7:30 and 8pm


Poetry Jam

At the Cafe Mediterranean. Come read listen to poetry. This class needs a host to start the ball rolling.

Cafe Med, Telegraph between Dwight and Haste, Berkeley

Thursdays at 7pm


Puppet Skillshare

anodivan@yahoo.com

Eat Food Not Bombs, talk about puppeteering, make puppets, write stories, perform. This is a skillshare, Hunter Dragon doesn't know a thing about puppets.

People's Park, Dwight and Telegraph, Berkeley

Tuesdays at 3pm


Put It In Your Face

Experience and discuss the Food Revolution at West Oakland's premier Food Not Bombs cookhouse.

ABCO art space, 32nd and Filbert, Oakland

Wednesdays at 1pm


Readaloud

rolandtheheadless@gmail.com

Bring a book and let's read to each other! Practice yer diction and character accents, or your big fancy words! Either way we'll listen to either, or both.

People's Park, Dwight and Telegraph, Berkeley

Fridays at 2pm


Responsible Sexuality Discussion Group

dudenowhey@gmail.com

A discussion group open to anyone who is interested about sex and consent, respect and safety. Sincerely share your thoughts, experiences and questions and hear others!

September 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 13th at 1pm


Sauerkraut Making

munc@riseup.net

Delve into the ancient practice of fermentation and make the vitamin-C rich chow sailors and pirates used to eat to prevent scurvy. Most 'krauts begin with cabbage and salt, and plenty of veggies and spices can go into the mix.

email for time and place


Screen Printing

lkgermain[at]gmail.com

learn the basics of screen printing using common, abundant materials you most likely already have at home. scrap fabrics will be provided. if you want to make more than a patch, please bring fabric/clothing you'd like to print. you will take home a screen and everything you need to know to print on your own.

newton house - 285/287 newton ave, oakland
october 15th, 6:30-8:30pm


Self Defense for Everyone

heraclitusfire@yahoo.com

How to use one's body weight to overcome a stronger opponent. How to protect one's mind, body, and spirit.

Ohlone Park between Sacramento and California, Berkeley

Mondays at 6pm


Solar PV Install

bretoo@yahoo.com

Basic solar install concepts will be discussed. Learn about racking, design troubleshooting, latest technology, off-grid, on-grid, NEC codes and how to set up your own system cheaply!

Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

September 5th at 3pm


Solidarity and Radical Childcare

heather.v.love@gmail.com

Childcare is work, and it is essential to any social movement that can sustain robust solidarity for generations. Help us to answer the question: what does radical childcare look like?

Requirements: Desire to be a part of building long-term movements for collective liberation.

email for times and location


Spanish for Beginners

A basic spanish lesson for beginners plus vegan food, sometimes song and poem translation.

Requirements: paper, pencil, spanish dictionary (if you have one)

836 57th St., Oakland

Wednesdays at 7pm


Straight Edge Vegan Tea Party

Pot luck, tea party and salon. No booze, blunts, beer, etc.

2185 Acton St., Berkeley

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6-10pm


Taking Care of the Land-Indigenous Ways

zacharyrunningwolf@yahoo.com

Indigenous elder/leader teaching how to take care of the land, prune trees, prayer, and manicure of the forest.

Tilden Park, meet at the merry go round

Friday, September 18th at 12pm


Upeksha Yoga

www.upekshayoga.com

All skill levels welcome, pay only what you can. Different teacher every day. No may required.

7th Heaven Yoga 2820 7th St., Berkeley on Mondays, 5-6pm

Willard Park, Hillegasse and Derby, Berkeley on Tuesday-Saturday, 5-6pm


Women and Trans Bike Polo

jessiquoi@gmail.com

Beginner bike polo. A safe space for women and transgendered people to play and have fun. A bike mallet is recommended but not required.

Oakland DMV parking lot, one block east of Telegraph and College

Wednesdays, 6-8pm


Yoga, Qigong Skillshare

toddgac@gmail.com

Balance with the ducks, chickens and veggiez. Stretch as Sun is overtaken by set. For control, balance, strength, detoxification, stamina, growth, pain relief, spinal flexibility, quick reflexes, confidence. Please bring water, yoga mat, comfortabe and flexible clothes, and above all, skills.

Spiral Gardens, Oregon and Sacramento, Berkeley

Mondays at 6pm

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