Calendar of Events

Every Tuesday, 10 AM - noon: Weekday Weed Warriors

Join Friends of Five Creeks Weekday Weed Warriors, 10 am - noon at varied East Bay restoration areas -- including others' projects -- for a couple of hours' outdoor work. Email f5creeks@gmail.com or sign up here to be notified of locations.

Thursday, Apr. 28, 10 AM - noon:  Walk to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park

Join a small group on an easy, leisurely walk, enjoying nature and using  CalFlora's cell-phone app to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park. You don't need a phone -- you can use one of ours, and we will train you. (It's easy.) Email f5creeks@gmail.com for more info, or to RSVP and get location. 

Thurs., May 5, 7-9 PM: "Meet the Changemakers: You and Me" with F5C and Transition Berkeley

Friends of Five Creek board members join Transition Berkeley for an evening of short inspirational films and a discussion of citizen activism, at the Unitarian-Universalist Historic Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley (at Bonita, one block east of MLK and three block west of Shattuck); wheelchair accessible. Potluck refreshments 6:30 PM, program 7-9 PM. Suggested donation $5-10, but no one turned away! 

Sat., May 14, 10 AM - 1 PM: Celebrate F5C's first 20 years at a laid-back picnic on Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill

Old and new Friends, all ages welcome to celebrate our first 20 years of volunteering for nature, with a laid-back picnic on Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill, one of the urban oases we have transformed. Nature walk 10 AM, bug hunt 11 AM, games, candles, bubbles, snacks featuring edible weeds -- "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em." No speeches! We'll supply cold drinks and goodies. Bring a finger-foot dish to share if you want -- no pressure. There's a kids' play structure and youngsters can splash in the creek.

Meet at El Cerrito's Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito (3488 Santa Clara on Internet maps; easy by AC Transit 25 or 73 or El Cerrito Plaza BART. Map here.    

Thurs., May 19, 9-11 AM: Walkers age 50+: Be a Kid again in Tilden

Walkers age 50+: Join Ranger Bob Flasher to pet the farm animals at the Little Farm (bring celery if you like to feed them), ooh and aah at the Nature Center, stroll around Jewel Lake at Tilden Regional Park. Easy, mostly level walk, but wear sturdy shoes with good traction and bring sticks if you use them. 

Meet at the turnaround at the north end of Central Park, Tilden Regional Park. From Spruce at Grizzly Peak, take Canon Drive steeply downhill. At the bottom, turn left, north, onto Central Park Drive and park close to the end. Map here. Info: rangerdude333@hotmail.com or f5creeks@gmail.com. Walks are co-sponsored by Albany Senior Center and are free, with no RSVP needed.

Sat., May 21, 11 AM - 1 PM: Learn to make sand globes, clean the beach, oppose pollution for Hands Across the Sand Day. 

Environmental artist Zach Pine. Friends of Five Creeks, and many other environmental groups invite you to an Albany Beach Sand Globe Making and Beach Cleanup, including a photo to be uploaded to Hands Across the Sand, to show we care about ocean pollution. Focus will be on the threat of rail cars shipping coal and oil along the Bay shore. Meet on Albany Beach, foot of Buchahan Street. Full information, and RSVPs appreciated, here. And yes, you really can toss those globes around!   

Meet on the beach at the foot of Buchanan Street, Albany. 

Thursday, May 26, 10 AM - noon:  Walk to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park

Join a small group on an easy, leisurely walk, enjoying nature and using  CalFlora's cell-phone app to map invasives in Tilden Regional Park. You don't need a phone -- you can use one of ours, and we will train you. (It's easy.) Email f5creeks@gmail.com for more info, or to RSVP and get location. 

Sun., June 7, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: F5C volunteer work party, location to be announced

Free Bay Currents talks resume Tues., Sept. 13

St. Albans Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis), Albany. Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 PM. Free! Sign up here to get notices.

We host many volunteer work parties for youth, company, religious, and other groups, on their schedule. Contact us for information.

Sign up here to get our monthly e-news, with notices of our events and those of others. For volunteer opportunities and nature-oriented events Bay-wide, including a clickable map of volunteer opportunities, see the Bay Nature Calendar.