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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 6:00 AM
Trinity Alps Backpacking Trip
Marin Adventure Sports – Let’s go backpacking! Dates: Monday, July 24, return Friday, July 28 Location: Trinity Alps Canyon Creek Trail - http://www.summitpost.org/canyon-creek-trail/372992 What’s so special? Both Cathy Edger and Joe Locati highly recommend it. Gorgeous lakes and beautiful campsites! Although we will be out for 4 nights, we will only carry the packs about 14 miles total. We are starting on a Monday so we will have our choice of lakeside campsites and will see few others before weekend backpackers arrive. Description: It's a 5-hour drive to the 800-ft elevation trail head, If we get an early start, we could hike 2.5 miles to make our first campsite with plenty of daylight. It is a 220 ft gain to McKay Camp. Break camp on day 2 and stop by the base of beautiful Lower Canyon Creek Falls after 1.5 miles. Our campsite for the second and third nights is about 4.6 miles and 1900 ft gain from McKay Camp. Day 3 gives us the opportunity to explore the lakes with just water bottles and lunches. On day 4 we either stay put or move to another lake. On Friday go down the trail we came up and drive home. Google maps calls it 4 hr, 55 min drive to San Rafael, 278 mi, via I-5. Logistics: Unless someone really wants to prepare all their own food, the way I like to do it is to form cook groups of about 3 or 4 people. Everyone signs up for some breakfast(s) and dinner(s) for their group. Then each person buys and prepares the meal(s) he/she is responsible for. Each person brings his/her own lunches. We make sure we have enough stoves, water filters and cook pots in advance to keep the pack weights down. Who’s coming? Besides myself, Elizabeth Claverie, Joe Locati and Gail Locati are in so far. The maximum is 10 people. Hope you can join us!
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 27 @ 7:30 AM
3-Day Mat Intensive
East Bay Pilates – Our annual 3-Day Summer Mat Intensive is back! Monday, Wednesday and Thursday July 24, 26 & 27. 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM It's a great way to solidify your home intermediate level mat workout. 45 minutes of mat only early in the morning. Fee $75, sign-ups online thru our webscheduler.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 25 @ 8:00 AM
ARRT® Registered Radiography Exam Prep Review
Kettering National Seminars – Benefits: - Faculty attend FREE & earn CE credits - Discount price of $195.00 for all students (includes books) - FREE tutor support available to students after the two-day course concludes - Discounted pricing for additional study material Promo Code: XOAK527G Kettering National Seminars, the leader in allied health credentialing exam preparation, is holding a two-day review for the ARRT’s Registered Radiography Examination at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Oakland on July 24th & 25th.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 9:30 AM
Rec Room Spanish Class & Play Date
Sol Mamas – Bring the kids to meet up for a Spanish Class (9:30am-10:15am) followed by play time. The Preschool class is for ages 3-5. If this is your first class at Rec Room (it's ours), the trial class is FREE. I think the entry fee is $10 (+$10 for the class after your first trial). Register your child for the FREE trial class here (include child's name, age and day/time of the class): https://www.recroomcafe.com/contact_us “¡Hablemos Español!” is a fun and culturally enriching experience, in which children learn basic Spanish through play, art, music and dance, and culturally relevant games. This unique and fun approach connects children with their creative and curious spirit in a friendly, supportive, and engaging environment. This class is perfect for beginners as well as children who want to practice what they already know.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:30 AM
Summer Camp Session 7
Aran's Art Studio – Aran's offers an exciting art day camp for ages 5 & up. We're the perfect place where children can explore their creativity with pottery painting, glass-fusing, canvas painting, raw clay and lots of other projects. We visit the local park daily. Camp runs from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm with before and after-care available as early as 7:00 am and as late as 6:00 pm with prior arrangement. Price is $400/week per child. Price includes all material, glazing and firing of pottery, clay and glass projects. Bring a lunch or one can be purchased at a local restaurant for around $7/day. Register in person at Aran's or call us at 510-728-1333 *Before and after-care is $15/hour.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 12:00 PM
Al Gore and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Commonwealth Club of California – A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Join us for a rare conversation with Vice President Al Gore and the directors, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about the path forward and their new film AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER. #BeInconvenient Twitter: @AITruthFilm Facebook: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Instagram: @AnInconvenientTruth Location: Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102 Time: 11 a.m. check-in, 12:00 p.m. program *At the door each ticket holder will receive a copy of Al Gore’s new book, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. **Due to Mr. Gore’s tight schedule this event will start promptly at noon. Please arrive by 11:50 a.m. to ensure your seat. We will require all late arrivals to sit in the back to minimize disruption. ***Bags subject to search
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM
Arduino Camp Monday July 24– Wednesday July 26 from 2-3pm
Belmont Library – Arduino Camp Monday July 24– Wednesday July 26 from 2-3pm Ages 9 and up Join David Vargas on an exploration of arduinos! Come learn how these microcontrollers work! Registration begins on July 10.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 5:00 PM
Casual Card Game Night
Games of Berkeley – Come enjoy a casual space to play your favorite collectible card game. This is a free event for players of all ages and skill levels. Card games that are played at this event include, Magic, Laboratory Mayhem, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon My Little Pony, ect. Are you an experienced card game player and want to make sure your deck is perfect for the next tournament? Or are you a new player wanting to learn more and get some game questions answered? Either way this event is for you! Bring your friends and come play casually every Monday evening. This event is specifically for Fantasy Flight Games LCGs and Doomtown! If you have any questions please send us an email at Events@GamesofBerkeley.com
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 5:30 PM
Emerge CA San Diego Recruitment Salon
Emerge California – Join Emerge CA and Special Guest San Diego City Attorney and Emerge Alumnae Mara Elliott to learn more about our 2017 training program. Emerge is committed to training pro-choice Democratic women to run for office and to win. Reserve your tickets now for this exciting opportunity!
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 5:30 PM
Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour 7/24/17
Commonwealth Club of California – JOE GAROFOLI, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli MOLLIE REILLY, Deputy Politics Editor, HuffPost; Twitter @molliereilly RANDY SHANDOBIL, Host, This Golden State Podcast; Communications Consultant, Shandobil Communications; Former Political Editor, KTVU; Twitter @rshandobil Local, state, and national politics is in the news like never before. It's never a dull moment in politics these days, and we'll discuss the biggest, most controversial and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil and have a good sense of humor. Join our panelists for informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news, audience discussion of the week’s events, and our live news quiz! And come early before the program to meet other smart and engaged individuals and discuss the news over snacks and wine at our member social (open to all attendees). Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco Time: 5:30 p.m. wine-and-snacks social, 6:30 p.m. program
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 5:30 PM
Vacation Bible School
St. Paul AME Church Berkeley – Monday, July 24th – Friday, July 28th , 5:30 – 8:00 pm ~ Vacation Bible School at St. Paul. Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!!! We will come together under the theme: "Glow for Jesus! Let Your Light Shine! Scripture: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven". Matthew 5:16 (KJV) VBS Schedule Dinner 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Devotion 6:30 pm Classes 6:45 pm All ages including adults are invited. Cost: Jesus Paid it ALL!
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Plan Oakland's Night Out for Safety & Liberation
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights – It's all hands on deck at the Ella Baker Center this month and we need your help to make Oakland's Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL) Block Party the best one yet! Come to this member meeting to learn how you can thrown down for Oakland's 5th annual NOSL Block Party on August 1st at Defremery Park, the historic West Oakland Black Panther Party community space. You will have a chance to put finishing touches to the program, sign up for volunteer and outreach roles, and build with fierce community leaders. Click here for more information on Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL): http://www.nightoutforsafetyandliberation.com/ Vegetarian dinner will be provided. The meeting space is wheelchair accesible. Please contact Tash at tash@ellabakercenter.org or 510-428-3939 x2435 if you have accesibility needs and/or questions.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Monday Night Madness
Games of Berkeley – Call of Cthulu 7e contact Ian if you have questions grendeltodd@gmail.com Location: Room 3
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Family Vacation Bible School
Allen Temple Baptist Church – Don't miss Family Vacation Bible School - Finding God / Where Are You God? Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27 from 6pm to 9pm with Servant BK Woodson Sr, Rev. Leslie Bowling-Dyer, Assistant Pastor Jacqueline Thompson, and Senior Pastor J Alfred Smith Jr.! Be nourished by dinner in the Family Life Center followed by praise & worship and Bible Study classes for all ages! Adults and older youth will share in classes as follows: The Monday, July 24 lesson will be brought by Servant BK Woodson: Give us a King (1 Samuel 8:1-22). Children and younger youth will share in teaching designed just for them!
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM
SalsaCrazy Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Salsa Bachata Party
DanceSF Salsa Dance Academy – Salsa & Bachata Dance Party - This Monday (FREE TICKETS FOR FAST MOVERS). TICKETS HERE, https://dsf-bachataopenhouse.eventbrite.com A rare open house, and salsa & bachata dance class at San Francisco's crazyiest Monday Night. .Fun and Social, Step by Step dance lessons - you'll LOVE IT. TICKETS HERE, https://dsf-bachataopenhouse.eventbrite.com Come help us celebrate with a great beginners lesson, and dancing all night long. Woohoo! TWO FLOORS! Doors at 6:30p, Beginning SALSA Dance Lessons at 7p! No partner and no experience required. BONUS - We have a BONUS bachata lesson before the dance party on this night ONLY. Bachata Lesson starts at 8:30p (Free Tickets must be in club before 7p). Learn to Dance SALSA (and bachata) on this RARE Monday! It's the very first class - step by step. -> FREE TICKETS ARE FOR BRAND NEW STUDENTS ONLY (CAN ONLY BE USED ONCE), AND MUST BE IN CLUB BEFORE 6:45 (Doors at 6:30)! (Learn to Dance! TICKETS HERE, https://dsf-bachataopenhouse.eventbrite.com ** Free tickets are for people new to dancing, to experience a short, fun salsa dance lesson (and a night of dancing). If you've been before, then these tickets aren't for you. ** Drop ins are ALWAYS welcome at the door price (eventbrite always SAVES money) Learn Salsa at 7p with a FUN hour dance lessons for BEGINNERS, and then join us for both Salsa and Bachata Dancing. ALL NIGHT. Huge, fantastic and fun party! Come and join - suitable for beginners. Invite your friends, share, and get ready for a great, fun dance night! It all happens on THIS Monday, SalsaCrazy Mondays at the Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street, SF, 21+. No partner or experience required for lessons. Dancing ALL NIGHT after lessons - super fun! Plan on it. (Dancing starts at 8:30p) TICKETS HERE, https://dsf-bachataopenhouse.eventbrite.com
 
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    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM
Learn Salsa! SalsaCrazy Salsa Lessons, Salsa Bachata Party
DanceSF Salsa Dance Academy – Salsa Dance Party - This Monday, Drop ins welocme! RSVP HERE, https://dsf-openhouse7-24.eventbrite.com Beginning SALSA at 7p, Upstairs - Come Join the FUN and Learn to Salsa Dance A rare open house, and salsa dance class at San Francisco's crazyiest Monday Night. .Fun and Social, Step by Step dance lessons - you'll LOVE IT. Come help us celebrate with a great beginners lesson, and dancing all night long. Woohoo! Doors at 6:30p, Beginning SALSA Dance Lessons at 7p! No partner and no experience required. DANCING ALL NIGHT AFTER LESSONS ... A GREAT SALSA AND BACHATA NIGHT! Learn to Dance SALSA Mondays! It's the very first class - step by step. RSVP HERE, https://dsf-openhouse7-24.eventbrite.com -> FREE TICKETS ARE FOR BRAND NEW STUDENTS ONLY (CAN ONLY BE USED ONCE), AND MUST BE IN CLUB BEFORE 6:45 (Doors at 6:30)! (Learn to Dance! Free tickets are for people new to dancing, to experience a short, fun salsa dance lesson (and a night of dancing). Learn Salsa at 7p with a FUN hour dance lessons for BEGINNERS, and then join us for both Salsa and Bachata Dancing. ALL NIGHT. Huge, fantastic and fun party! Come and join - suitable for beginners. Invite your friends, share, and get ready for a great, fun dance night! It all happens on THIS Monday, SalsaCrazy Mondays at the Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street, SF, 21+. No partner or experience required for lessons. Dancing ALL NIGHT after lessons - super fun! Plan on it. (Dancing starts at 8:30p) RSVP HERE, https://dsf-openhouse7-24.eventbrite.com
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM
CMJ & Kat Fox/ Chivaless/ DGA/ Kihndyn Peters
The Honey Hive Gallery – Official event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/184453232089350/?ti=icl $10 All ages Doors at 6:30pm music ends by 10pm
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM
Club Swinging 101 with Jade Ford
Circus Center – Join Jade as he expertly breaks down and instructs us on how to Club Swing with best of them! What is club swinging? Juggling clubs resembling plastic bowling pins are twirled very quickly from the hands around the head and body, and using a variety of patterns, complex swinging routines can be created. In this workshop, Jade will show us how to swing the clubs, using correct form and body positioning. Adding different tricks together, more complicated patterns can be formed, which can lead us to mastering the basics of Club Swinging 101! Beginners will advance at their own pace and are not expected to work on more esoteric tricks, unless desired. Through his many years of experience as a master in his craft, Jade can work with intermediate students and those looking for advanced help. Students wanting to explore similar apparatuses such as poi swinging or fire swinging, can also benefit from his focus on superior form, which easily translates to these other apparatuses. Club Swinging is a rather venerable old sport, having appeared twice as an Olympic Sport, in 1904 & 1932, and has been considered as a precursor to the modern Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics discipline. In the 19th & early 20th centuries it was a popular form of exercise with many public gyms having sets of swinging clubs available to anyone. This workshop is open to ages 14 and up. $50 ----------------------------------- Jade Ford started juggling in the mid 1970's. He learned from a pamphlet and didn't know any other jugglers for several years. When he did discover other jugglers, it opened a new world as he then discovered new juggling tricks, props other than balls, and different juggling forms. He began attending the International Juggling Association conventions, as well as local conventions like the juggling convention in Lodi, CA. Around that time, he took up club swinging which he had learned from convention workshops, but had mostly taught himself from the book called 'Club Swinging.' In 1984, he moved to New Zealand, and subsequently worked as a professional juggler and street performer from 1991 - 1996. During that time, he appeared on New Zealand National Television, in TV commercials and even on New Zealand’s show “Sale of the Century.” While living in New Zealand he taught juggling professionally, and continued to work on club swinging and even ball spinning. In 1996, he returned to the U.S. and began his association with the Circus Center, running Sunday night juggling from 2000 until about 2012. Jade is known in the juggling community as a club swinger though he says of himself that “ my juggling and ball spinning are not bad”. Besides juggling professionally, Jade has appeared in the International Jugglers Association magazine, “Juggler’s World” as a performer and a presenter of tricks. To this day, he continues to teach the long-running Sunday evening juggling class at Circus Center.
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM
Financial Workshop
Bay Area Entrepreneur Center
 
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    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
Kizomba Mondays - The Art of Connection (Summer Session)
SF Bay Area Kizomba with Veronika & Emile – *** WELCOME TO THE HOME OF EAST BAY KIZOMBA AND GOT KIZOMBA U. JUL 10 IS THE FIRST MONDAY IN OUR SUMMER SESSION. THE SUMMER SCHEDULE IS BELOW. WHATEVER YOUR GOAL IN KIZOMBA, WE'LL HELP GUIDE YOU ALONG THE WAY. LET'S SEE HOW FAR YOU'LL GO! *** Kizomba is a beautiful partner dance from Portuguese-speaking West Africa that is taking the world by storm. If you want to learn to dance Kizomba, join us weekly. Classes focus on Connection, Musicality, and FUN, all elements of great Social Dancing. Our students learn to dance to ALL styles of Kizomba music, with a strong foundation of basics. Don't forget to bring your friends. This is the Bay Area's ORIGINAL and longest running (5+ yrs) Kizomba program. Here is a video featuring your instructors (filmed in Milan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYjX3-egCp8 **YOUR INSTRUCTORS** As Cartara Productions, Veronika & Emile have been on the forefront of growing the Kizomba scene in the SF Bay Area, and North America. They have organized numerous Kizomba & Semba IMMERSION™ workshops, and taught workshops and hosted Kizomba at festivals around the world. They are the organizers of the international Got Kizomba festivals which were the first all-Kizomba festivals in North America. Aided by extensive training and dancing with some of the most talented Kizomba artists on the planet, they have developed a style of teaching that is uniquely their own. And, they can't wait to share their passion for Kizomba with you. ********************************************************** ******************SUMMER SESSION******************* *****************CLASS SCHEDULE ***************** ********************************************************** ****MONDAY*** 7p Kizomba 1a || PREREQ: Kizomba Intro Bootcamp which meets periodically throughout the quarter, or teacher permission. Inbox us to find out when next bootcamp is scheduled. || Designed for any skill level. Classes teach musicality, connection, leading&following, and simple combinations, but the focus is on FUN. NO DROP-INS PLEASE. Material from this class is required to move on to higher classes. 8p Kizomba 1b || PREREQ: Kizomba 1a or teacher permission. Should know saidas, basic musicality, and simple combinations || After learning the basics, this class will introduce you to skills including fusion and tarraxinha, and will progress your musicality. 9p Kizomba 1c || PREREQ: Teacher invite or permission || Must know saidas and combinations, and have reasonable musicality, and know Fusion techniques introduced in Kizomba 1a & 1b. If you are missing the Fusion techniques, you can take private lessons to catch up || You will continue to learn more advanced skills, including Fusion, Musicality, and Tarraxinha. ****THURSDAY *** 7:30 Kizomba Skills&Drills || PREREQ: Familiarity with Kizomba basics. This can be satisfied by taking Monday foundational classes, or privates. Do not take this course otherwise || One of the keys to mastering a skill is repetition. This class will take specific techniques and have you drill them, and variations, until you really own it. Drop-ins welcome. 8:30p Kizomba CONNECTION || PREREQ: Familiarity with Kizomba basics. This can be satisfied by attending Monday foundational classes, or privates. Do not take this course otherwise || This class will focus on CONNECTION in Kizomba dancing including Tarraxinha, Body Movement, Leading & Following, and Playful techniques that enhance enjoyment of the dance. Drop-ins welcome. 9:30-11:30p Kizomba Social || PREREQ: None || So you learned some great new moves, or you just finished a great workshop, but how do you really own the dance? You have to dance SOCIALLY as much as possible. Social dancing not only reinforces what you've learned, our socials are a GREAT way to meet other like-minded people. Come make some new friends today! :) ** LOCATION** Lake Merritt Dance @ Oakland’s Veteran Memorial Center 200 Grand Av, Oakland **PRICES (cash, check, and credit card accepted)** +New Students: 30-day unlimited pass for $49 available to new enrollees. Those new to Kizomba are required to take a 2hr $25 Intro Bootcamp. These are scheduled frequently throughout the quarter. +Ongoing Students: Drop-In: $17. DISCOUNTED passes available for multiple classes. Full session and monthly passes are a great deal if you are taking 2 or more classes a week. Visit gotkizomba.com for detailed pricing. +Thursday Social Only: $7 ***HELP*** Feel free to contact us with any questions. The passes are available on the gotkizomba.com site. You can also send payment via paypal and we can manually register you. Buying passes online help us keep congestion at the door to a minimum. **TRANSIT & PARKING** A short walk from from 19th St BART, and busses on Broadway. Uber or Lyft are also great options.