September 25

Dancing Under the Stars, Latin Rumba & Cha Cha Night
Join Jack London Square and the Linden Dance Studio for FREE dance instruction. Make dinner reservations at your favorite JLS restaurant and learn how to Rumba & Cha Cha. Music by: Salsa Caliente
When: 8:30 PM—10:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Broadway & Market, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

September 26

Launch Party to Recapture Bay Area History
Join Steven Lavoie, author of Historic Photos of Oakland, for a fascinating glimpse into the port city’s social, scientific, and cultural innovations.
When: 3:00 PM
Where:  Oakland Public Library, 125 14th Street
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.oaklandlibrary.org

Rhythm Meditation Class
In nature, when two things come together,  they naturally adjust to one-another,  to create an energetic harmony. The same can be directly experienced on personal and community levels. In this rhythm meditation workshop,  we will use our bodies to explore  what it feels like to harmonize in rhythm.
When: 2:45 PM—6:00 PM
Where: Rhythm & Sound Space, 1125 Colusa Avenue, Berkeley
Cost: $30, but if you bring a friend or it’s your first time, it’s $20
More Information: http://ria092609.eventbrite.com/

September 27

Sundays In the Redwoods at Woodminster Amphitheater
Oakland East Bay Symphony, S.O.N.G. – Strings of a Nubian Groove, John Handy
When: Doors at 1:30 PM, concert starts at 2:00 PM
Where: Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland
Cost: $4 for parking, concert is free
More Information: http://www.oaklandnet.com/parks/Sundays/
Table Reservations: 510 238-4720

September 28

Mahbod Seraji Author Appearance- Rooftops of Tehran
Local Author Mahbod Seraji shares his semi-autobiographical first novel, The Rooftops of Tehran. Rated highly by Amazon readers and famous authors alike, & set in 1970’s Iran during the Shah’s regime, this coming-of-age story is, at once, funny, sweet, touching, haunting, thought provoking and heart-wrenching. His characters and settings are vivid & unforgettable, and the reader can readily relate to our common humanity. Come enjoy Mr. Seraji’s prose as he shares his novel and experiences.
When: 6:30 PM
Where:  Hayward Library, 835 C St. at Mission Blvd., Hayward
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-881-7980

September 29

Fair Trade Month Kickoff Party
October is Fair Trade Month!  TransFair USA can’t wait to celebrate by meeting and thanking our supporters! Join us for happy hour and get the Fair Trade Month party started early: Mingle with local Fair Trade companies and activists, meet the TransFair USA staff and celebrate the official launch of the Fair Trade Oakland and Fair Trade Berkeley campaigns!  Raffles, goodies, and good times!
When: 5:00 PM—8:00 PM
Where: The Den, 1912 Telegraph Ave, inside The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135320433836&ref=mf

September 30

Diane Ackerman on The Healing Power of Nature
Diane Ackerman is the deservedly bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, The Zookeeper’s Daughter (a uniquely thrilling Holocaust story), The Moon by Whale Light, A Slender Thread, and A Natural History of Love, among other books. Her work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is among our most eloquent literary naturalists, as well as being a great storyteller and poet.
In her new book Dawn Light, she fully reawakens us to how profoundly we are not only in natures, but are nature. Joining science’s devotion to details with a spiritual appreciation of the sublime, she provides us with an impassioned celebration of the possibilities of human consciousness during our numbered days on this turning earth. She gathers a convincing fresh joy in living. This evening she will offer a unique talk on “The Healing Power of Nature”.
When: 7:30 PM
Where: KPFA and Berkeley Arts & Letters @ The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Cost: $12 at the door or $10 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or 800-838-3006
More Information: 510-848-3227

October 1

The Fourth Annual Reel Rock Film Tour
The Fourth Annual Reel Rock Film Tour will be scheduled to show on October 1st, 2009 at the Albany Twin Theatre in Albany, CA at 8:00pm. See http://www.reelrocktou… for more details on this captivating adventure film!
Featuring Chris Sharma’s Jumbo Love, Kevin Jorgeson’s Ambrosia, Tommy Caldwell’s El Cap…and more
Get your tickets @ Bridges Rock Gym! Call 510-525-5635 or drop by 5635 San Diego St. El Cerrito, CA 94530
When:  8:00 PM
Where:  Albany Twin Theatre, 1115 Solano Ave, Albany, CA
Cost:  $12 in advance, $15 at the door
More Information: 510-525-5635