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Berkeley Community Media

Have you ever wanted to be the star of the show?  Have you ever wanted to be on TV? Make a youtube video?

You can do all of that and more at very low rates in a welcoming and nurturing environment.  Berkeley community media will teach you the ins and outs of creating videos, editing, and so much more.
Spend Plaid Friday in The Elmwood!
Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Come out to The Elmwood, Berkeley (@ College & Ashby Avenues) to shop local!
The Healing Mind Program
  The Five-Month Healing Mind Program Mondays, 8–9:30 PM (January 4–May 23) Mind is perhaps the most powerful force in our lives. It rules our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes and governs our actions. Mind can reflect immense beauty, love, and clarity, but mind can also weave an intricate web of suffering. This five-month course draws on the innate power of mind to heal itself, to penetrate self-delusion, and to see through the causes of unnecessary pain. Nyingma Psychology teachings harness this clarity of mind and its ability to know itself. Through this deep knowing, mind can break free from the weight of conflicting thoughts and emotions. We discover that the key to healing is already in our hands. Each month of the course unlocks specific aspects of the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of our being. Month One: Emotions as Hidden Knowledge: Questioning mind through powerful introspective techniques reveals new dimensions of knowledge and wonder. Includes the Transforming Negative Emotions workshop on January 30. Month Two: Desire and the Fundamental Operation of Mind: Breaking free from images of desire, our hearts can open to deeper values and truer sources of nourishment. Month Three: Transforming Emotional Tension and Conditioning: Ways to release tension are combined with inquiry into the sources of negative emotions and restrictive conditioning. Month Four: Unmasking Self-Images: Observing how inner narratives arise and disappear, we begin to disentangle ourselves from judgment and manipulation. Includes the Self-Image workshop on April 23. Month Five: Reclaiming the Heart: Recognizing and releasing those mental patterns that restrict our freedom, we increase the resolve to honor and protect the heart of our being. Meditative practices are integrated with joy and compassion. We seal the intention to transform our lives. Cost: $400 (for the entire five months) or $80 per month, which includes the workshops “Transforming Negative Emotions” on January 30 and “Self-Image” on April 23. Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. Students may attend this class on a month-to-month basis, although the greatest benefit will come from attending the entire five-month sequence. Note: no class held on January 25.  
Free Urban Farming Workshops for our 12th Anniversary!
Come to one of our FREE DIY workshops: 11am - What You Need to Start a Beehive in Your Backyardwith BioFuel Oasis worker-owner Jennifer Radtke. Attend this short intro workshop to beekeeping! 11:45am - Building Soil Structure to Grow Nutrient Dense Food with Jessica Bates of Food Forest Farm West. 12:30pm - Hypermiling by Bakari Kafele, Biodiesel Hauling. Learn how to conserve fuel (whatever car you drive) by driving differently. 1:15pm - Helping Your Chickens Through Molting and Getting Them Laying Once Again! – by Rebecca Daun-Widner, a chicken owner for many years 2pm - Apitherapy – Learn how bee venom can help inflammatory and auto-immune conditions and how you can self-treat by stinging yourself. by Dr. Jennifer Lanett, Chiropractor​ 2:45pm - How to Ferment Veggies/Make Kraut by Lorena of Phat Beetz Youth Pickle Co. 3:30pm - Fighting Colds/Flu with Herbs, Propolis, & Honey with BioFuel Oasis worker-owner Jennifer Radtke. Celebrate the holidays sustainably at our 12th Anniversary and enjoy:  10 cents/gallon off our local, recycled biodiesel at both our Berkeley and San Anselmo stations! 10% OFF everything in our store: Buy locally made D.I.Y. gifts. Hot apple cider and our special Flourless Chocolate Honey Cake! We look forward to seeing you!
Andrea Prichett and Green and Root December 5th, 7:30pm
Great Bay Area Women Musicians Team up at Take 5 Cafe! Andrea is known for her acoustic Originals and Soulful Voice Green and Root sing Tender Harmonies you will love Cafe open for Dinner at 6:30 Cover Charge $10
Melita & Isaac Chanukah Party - 4pm Monday Dec 7th
Chanukah Celebration Monday December 7th 4pm - 6pm   Melita & Isaac Concert 4:30pm Public Menorah Lighting 5:30pm Come celebrate with your friends, Sing-a-long to the rockin' good tunes of Melita and Isaac, Stock up on gelt, dreidels and those last minute presents, Join us for a special public menorah lighting with Rabbi Chaim right in front of the store Prizes - Nosh - Good times FREE
Ecology Center Holiday Party & Members’ Sale
Celebrate the season with the Ecology Center at our upcoming open house holiday party. Get to know our neighbors and their friends, including the Sierra Club, League of Women Voters, and Golden Gate Audubon Society while enjoying good music, tasty treats, and fun giveaways. The Store will be open late! Stock up on eco-friendly gifts and goodies, take advantage of our special Members' Sale of 20% off everything in our Store, and mingle with your community. We hope to see you there!
$50 OFF First Time Appointments
Mention you saw this coupon on Buy Local Berkeley at your first visit with Dr.Lucido or Maria Mangini, PHD, FNP  and receive a $50 discount off of the appointment.  This coupon can not be combine with any other coupons or discounts.
$10 off 1hr or 1.5hr massage/acupuncture on M-F before 3pm
 Come for an earlier hour session on any weekday and  feel renewed for the rest of the day   Call: 510-845-2341 for an appointment   Berkeley Massage & Acupuncture 1533 Shattuck Ave
Shop small with Buy Local Berkeley's Holiday App & Save BIG!
Shop small & Save BIG with the Buy Local Berkeley Holiday Coupon pack! - Free through the Chinook Book mobile app!  Download over 100 offers from local independent businesses for the holidays - It's easy, just download the Chinook Book app from your app store, and your free offers will load on your mobile phone.  Deals across the city on groceries, dining, clothing, sweets, toys, classes, and services. The 2015 edition has launched, and more offers are being added daily!  
Buy Local Berkeley - Neighborhood Holiday Events!
Explore Berkeley's neighborhoods while you celebrate at our holiday events!  From Snow Day in North Berkeley, Santa on Solano, the annual Tree Lighitng Downtown, the Telegraph Holiday Street Fair, to free weekend events on Fourth Streets, there is plenty of festive fun all around town.