Friday, June 21

Dancing Under the Stars: “Rumba” Lesson
8:30 – 10 p.m.
Jack London Square, foot of Broadway

It’s back: the incredibly popular dancing event! Kick up your heels and enjoy a free dance lesson provided by the Linden Street Dance Studio. Each week features a different style of dance, followed by a dance party to practice what was learned.

For more information, call 510-645-9292.

57th Street Gallery Presents Lloyd Gregory
8:30 – 11 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
5701 Telegraph Avenue

Lloyd Gregory is a well-established classic jazz guitarist whose style is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately likeable. What makes his approach distinctive is that it evokes unique hints of his R&B roots. He is a master of both acoustic and electric guitar.

Musicians are Lloyd Gregory, guitar; Glen Pearson, piano; Janice Maxie Reid, vocals and keyboards; Joe Thomas, vocals and bass; James Henry, percussion; and Ritchie Aguan, vocals and drums.

Admission is $15.00. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit

Saturday, June 22

7th Annual East Bay AIDS Walk
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Walk begins at 10 a.m.
Lake Merritt

The 7th Annual East Bay AIDS Walk is going down. Plan to be a part of this important, enriching event. Last year there were over 700 walkers at Lake Merritt who support the idea of fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic locally.

The East Bay AIDS Walk was originally organized in 2005 with the intent to provide funding to local HIV/AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations, all of which provide HIV education, testing, and treatment in the East Bay area. The walk is an HIV education, awareness and fundraising event for the nonprofit East Bay AIDS Advocacy Foundation.

Click here to register:

Phat Beets Market Food ‘N’ Justice Series: Guerilla Propagation!
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phat Beets Farmers’ Market, 942 Stanford Avenue

Come check out the Food ‘N’ Justice workshop series, which is always free at the Saturday North Oakland Farmers’ Market. On this day, learn the basics of saving seeds, how to make seed mixes, root cuttings, fertilize, and how to save and sift seeds from tomatoes and brassica.

For more information, visit

Wild Food Walk with ForageSF and Oakland Local
11 a.m. OR 2 p.m.; later event at 4 p.m.
Oakland Hills

It’s on: a fun wild plant walk in the woods that will lead to knowing what plants to forage from our wonderful woodlands, and a great trek through the woods with a foraging guide — plus, a very good reason (no, it’s not an excuse!) to meet up later and drink terrific local wines downtown and snack while telling others about the giant puffball mushroom cap and the beautiful fiddlehead ferns that got marked down for future reference.

Oakland Local and ForageSF are teaming up to teach about what’s edible in the local landscape through two hands-on walks in some of Oakland’s most wooded parks. These two-and-a-half-hour “Wild Food Walks,” led by experienced forager and woodsman “Feral Kevin,” will show participants how to identify and harvest some of the wild edibles they see every day. These fun, easy walks are great introductions to plant identification and basic foraging.

Bring water, a hat, and walking shoes. For allergic types, long-sleeved shirts, high socks and long pants are also a good idea.

Each walk is $40, or $70 with the later wine event (detailed below!).

After the walk, come join in the festivities at Two Mile Wines, 477 25th Street in downtown Oakland, at 4 p.m. The party ticket includes a great foraged picnic box (plus a very cool yet super-secret dessert), as well as a glass of locally-crafted wine.

The wine tasting is $30, or $70 with one of the walks as a package deal.

Gardening 101: Get Your Hands Dirty
12 – 1 p.m.
Lake Merritt Trials Garden 666 Bellevue Avenue (behind Lakeside Garden Center)

Join this hands-on workshop with Master Gardener instructors. Participants will plant seeds, plant seedlings, build and turn a compost pile, prune perennials and learn how to plan garden space. Handouts and best practices for seed starting, composting, pruning and more will be offered.

For more information, visit

Summer Fix-It Clinic
12 – 3 p.m.
Oakland Public Library, Temescal Branch, 5205 Telegraph Avenue

Bring broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, etc., for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help disassemble and troubleshoot devices. Whether we get it fixed or not, you’ll learn more about how it was put together and how it worked. This is a family-friendly event; children are heartily invited!

For more information, call (510) 597-5049.

Juneteenth at Mosswood Park
Art Show at 3 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., program at 6 p.m.
Mosswood Park Recreation Center, 3612 Webster

This Juneteenth program honors men and women helping to build their communities, and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that demanded jobs and an end to racial and economic discrimination against black Americans.

A donation of $20, or $35 for families, is requested, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information, call 510-459-9663 or email

Walk in the Wild at the Oakland Zoo
5 – 10 p.m.
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road

Join the Oakland Zoo and some of the Bay Area’s finest bakeries, breweries, caterers, restaurants, and wineries for their largest annual fundraiser. Guests of this unique event will stroll through the Zoo and enjoy delicious cuisine, libations, fabulous entertainment, and dancing under the stars.

Due to the service of alcohol, this event is adults only; guests under 21 will not be admitted. Tickets are $125 for members and $150 for non-members in advance, and $150 the day of the event.

The “Cotton Club” themed Patron Party is $300 per person (and begins at 4:00 p.m.).

To make reservations or for more information, visit

57th Street Gallery Presents Yancie Taylor
8:30 – 11 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
5701 Telegraph Avenue

From his home by San Francisco Bay to locales near and overseas, vibes player Yancie Taylor, the Jazz Doctor, has earned critical acclaim by bringing his special panache to the international jazz scene. Bold, subtle, and versatile, a musical event with Yancie is always an opportunity not to be missed.

Musicians are Mechelle LaChaux, vocals; Muziki Roberson, piano; Terry Hilliard, bass; James Bailey, horns; Peppe Merolla, drums; and Yancie Taylor, vibraphone.

Admission is $15.00. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit

Sunday, June 23

Health Fair
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Oakland Public Library, Main Library, West Auditorium, 125 14th Street

Pharmacy students from the University of the Pacific are presenting a health fair, which will be in the Bradley Walters Community Room/West Auditorium. Come and get screened for cholesterol, blood glucose (diabetes), anemia, and bone density (osteoporosis). Visit the health education booths to learn about diet, exercise, and staying well.

For more information, call (510) 238-3134.

LGBT History Tour
2 p.m.
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street

Celebrate Pride Month with this LGBT History Tour in the Gallery of California History, led by an OMCA Docent. Discover historic LGBT artifacts and explore the stories behind California’s vibrant, diverse LGBT culture. Take a trip through LGBT history, including the rise of sexual identity questioning in the early 20th century, and the gay liberation movement during San Francisco’s beat and hippie eras. Hear stories from LGBT lives, and share your own experiences and anecdotes!

Meet at the entrance to History Gallery. Included with admission, and free to OMCA Members.

For more information, visit this link.

Make Your Own Compost
1 p.m.
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Avenue

With co-owner and Alameda County Master Gardener Birgitt Evans, recycle the nutrients from plant waste back into the soil. Composting is simple and easy, and compost adds vital organic matter to both clay and sandy soils. Learn the basics of both regular and worm composting. Take home compost starter to begin a compost pile, and receive a $5.00 discount on a compost thermometer or the book, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide.

The cost of this workshop is $20. Register online at For more information, call 510-686-3493, or email

Skill Share Sessions and Swap Tables
1 – 4 p.m.
1418 Campbell Street

Learn new skills like nut milking and canning! Come join Generosity Street and Swap It Oakland for a skill share like no other. Meet like-minded neighbors interested in learning new skills and sharing their services within communities. Savor homemade goods, learn new skills from our community presenters, and bring items for swapping with neighbors.

For more information, visit

Laurel Summer Solstice Music Festival
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Various sites around the Laurel District

This is a free, all-day music- and art-focused event that offers entertainment for the whole family.  All of the bands/DJs/artists are from the Laurel District or surrounding neighborhoods. It is an opportunity to celebrate all things positive about the neighborhood. Come out, meet neighbors and marvel at the talent within our midst!

For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 25

Oakland City Council Committee Meetings
Beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Oakland, and consists of eight members who are elected directly by the citizens of Oakland: one representative from each of seven districts, and one at-large representative. The Council sets goals and priorities for the City, as well as approving the city budget, adopting ordinances to help the City serve its citizens, and appointing members to various boards and commissions. Most of the Committees of the City Council usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (although it is recommended to confirm the day and time, as this is subject to change). A downloadable agenda is available at:

Public Works Committee, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Finance and Management Committee, 12 – 2 p.m.
Community and Economic Development Committee, 2 – 4 p.m.
Life Enrichment Committee, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Public Safety Committee, 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit, or call (510) 238-7370.

Locally Inspired: Local, Social and Sustainable Business Mixer
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Linden Street Brewery, 95 Linden Street

This month, speaker Adam Lamoreaux, Founder of the Linden Street Brewery, is also the host. See and hear how Linden Street gives back to the community and builds on Oakland’s rich history by making the town’s favorite beers! He’ll be interviewed by East Bay Express Publisher Jody Colley.

Get tips for creative capital raising from nationally-renowned attorney and social enterprise finance expert Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital. Join fellow community-minded businesses and artisans for networking and tips. Sound is generously provided by Splendid Productions, which is currently accepting kids for its music and arts summer camp, Mr. D.’s Music Club.

Admission is free for dues-paying members, $15 for partners with discount code, and $20 for the general public. Purchase tickets online:

Wednesday, June 26

AC Transit Board of Directors Meetings
Beginning at 3 p.m.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, 1600 Franklin Street, 10th Floor

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District is the third-largest public bus system in California, serving 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. AC Transit has been serving the East Bay since 1960, taking over from the Key System and its predecessors, which carried passengers via buses, horse-drawn rail, electric streetcars, and ferries over the previous 100 years. AC Transit’s mission is to provide safe, convenient, courteous, and reliable transit service.

Planning Committee, 3 p.m.
Finance and Audit Committee, 3:30 p.m.
Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

For more information, visit

10Y NCPC Monthly Potluck and Meeting
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Santa Fe Elementary, 915 54th Street

Come at 6:30 for a casual potluck, or at 7:00 p.m. for the meeting, or both. This event repeats on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Contact NSC (Neighborhood Services Coordinator) Paul Brekke-Miesner at (510) 238-3102, or call (510) 750-4557 for additional information.

Oakland Board of Education General Meeting
5 – 9 p.m.
Paul Robeson Building, 1025 2nd Avenue, Board Room

The Governing Board, commonly called the Board of Education, is the elected policy-making body of the public education system within the City of Oakland. The Governing Board’s primary responsibility is to ensure that every student served by the District is well educated and demonstrates high academic achievement.

Burbank Millsbrae NCPC, Beat 29X, Meeting
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church, 3200 62nd Avenue

For more information, please contact Chair Nancy Sidebotham at or (510) 635-2678, or NSC (Neighborhood Services Coordinator) Araina Richards at or (510) 238-7619.

Thursday, June 27

Oakland City Council Rules and Legislation Committee Meeting
10:45 a.m.
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 1

The Rules and Legislation Committee usually meets at this time (although it is recommended to confirm the day and time, as this is subject to change). A downloadable agenda is available at:

For more information, visit, or call (510) 238-7370.

Waterfront Flicks: Life of Pi
Jack London Square Market Lawn

Enjoy free outdoor movies on the beautiful waterfront. Grab dinner at any Jack London Square restaurant or pack a picnic. Movies begin at sundown, but the fun begins earlier with trivia questions and prizes. Beer sales (New Belgium) benefit the East Bay Bike Coalition.

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