Splish Splash at the Berkeley Aquatic Park

August 11, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Even though we are lucky enough to be able to fully enjoy outdoor recreation year round in our wonderfully temperate climate, it’s August and we have a couple more weeks squeeze in a few more summertime outings.  Since nothing feels like summer more than a boat on water, we venture to the southwest edge of […]

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A Visit to The Berkeley Art Center

August 7, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Residing in a beautiful arts and crafts building designed by Robert Ratcliff Architects, The Berkeley Art Center was gifted to the city by the Rotary Club in 1967 and has been privately run since the late 1970s. Approaching the Berkeley Art Center, situated at the east end of Live Oak Park at 1275 Walnut Street, […]

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Easy Mountain Bike Trails Right Here in Berkeley

August 6, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Did you know that Berkeley is filled with easy mountain bike trails that you can do with young ones or someone new to biking on dirt? One great example is the lovely and accessible ride to Jewel Lake in Berkeley’s Tilden Park. The beauty of this outing is that you can combine it with a respite […]

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All the Town’s a Stage: Local Theater in Berkeley

August 3, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

The offerings for a night out for local theater here in Berkeley are abound in August! Hydrogen Jukebox If you’re looking for an experience both avant garde and heady, look no further than the West Edge Opera production of Hydrogen Jukebox.The piece first conceived in 1989 as a collaboration between Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass is […]

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A Visit to The Cheese Board Collective

July 31, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Flour and water. That’s where it starts. Add music, art, community, and a socialist approach to the workplace and you have The Cheese Board Collective. Oh, and of course there is the cheese…in more varieties than you can shake a grater at. Established as a worker owned collective in 1971,The Cheese Board is more than […]

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The Urban Hiker: Discovering Berkeley’s Hidden Pathways – Part One

July 26, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Berkeley’s Hidden Hiking Trails Whether you’re a dog walker, living car-free or simply love discovering hidden pathways, Berkeley has an amazing network of signed hiking trails for the urban hiker. Start flat and wind your way into the hills past gardens and granite boulders; between architecturally delightful homes and historical spots; or shortcut your way down […]

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Berkeley Community Media Filmmaker’s 48 Hour Challenge

July 22, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Berkeley Community Media Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Do you and your friends enjoy showcasing your performing arts talent? And are you up for a fun and creative challenge? If so, join in the fun at Berkeley Community Media this weekend for their 4th Annual 48- Hour Summer Shorts Movie Jam Filmmaker Challenge. Berkeley Community […]

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MUSIC UNDER THE REDWOODS: Summer Concert Series in UC Botanical Garden

July 17, 2014 Posted by: Mary Corbin

  If you’re looking for a delightful way to kick off your summer weekends, the Redwood Grove Thursday evening Summer Concert Series is underway. Gather your friends, a picnic supper, and pull up a patch of grass and “set a spell” under towering redwoods to enjoy music in the UC Botanical Garden now through August. […]

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Mountain Biking Berkeley:  Lone Oak Loop in Tilden Park

Posted by: Mary Corbin

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man… Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. -Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999)   Isn’t that the truth! A day on the bike is a soulful rejuvenator and Berkeley offers many mountain biking options accessible via a quick drive or short bus ride from downtown Berkeley Bart. […]

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