Clock Faces

June 2024 Calendar

June calendar page with lemons
Above is the June page from Oakland neighbor Helen Krayenhoff’s gorgeous and now sold-out 2024 calendar, “Favorite Edible Details.” To see her other artwork, go here. (It’s getting time for 2025 calendars to get produced. If you will be creating a calendar or know about a neighbor’s calendar that we can promote, let us know in the comments section.)

Note: Items with an asterisk* and described in red are local and in person!

* Saturday, 6/1, 10-11am (virtual) and 1-4pm (in person)

* Sunday, 6/2, 2-8pm

Sunday, 6/2, 5-7:15pm

AARP Theater: Screening of Kinky Boots: The Musical

Monday, 6/3, 9am through Tuesday, 6/3, 8:59pm

DOC NYC: Screening of Queens Episode 2: Rainforest Queens  Note: Must RSVP before 8am, 6/2.

Monday, 6/3, 11am

Sacramento Library: For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet  Matthew Shindell will discuss his book. 

Monday, 6/3, 11am-12pm

Road Scholar: Honoring D-Day – Echoes of Valor & Victory  An inspiring online lecture by Dr. Spencer Jones, esteemed historian and author.

Monday, 6/3, 12-1pm

York Festival of Ideas:  Black England in the Eighteenth Century  Discussion with Gretchen Gerzina, author of Black England, and Paterson Joseph, author of the novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho.

Monday, 6/3, 3-4pm

Richard Smith Symposium on Cancer Care:  Suleika Jaouad  Jaouad’s memoir Between Two Kingdoms recounts her odyssey of healing and self-discovery after a diagnosis of leukemia at the age of twenty-two.

Tuesday, 6/4, 10-11am

York Festival of Ideas:  Sharkpedia  Daniel Abel will discuss his book.

Tuesday, 6/4, 12-1pm

York Festival of Ideas:  All Mapped Out: How Maps Shape Us  Mike Duggan will discuss his book.

Tuesday, 6/4, 4-5pm

Illinois Libraries Present:  Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions  Dr. Temple Grandin will discuss her book.

Tuesday, 6/4, 8pm through Tuesday, 6/18, 8pm

Japan Film Festival Online 2024:  View 18 feature films Explore the various facets of Japanese culture through different genres of movies ranging from documentaries, fiction, animation, and films inspired by novels.

Wednesday, 6/5, 8-9am

Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities:  Odd Affinities: Virgina Woolf’s Shadow Genealogies: Speaker: Elizabeth Abel, Professor of English at UC-Berkeley and author of Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis.

Wednesday, 6/5, 9am through Thursday, 6/6, 8:59pm

DOC NYC: Screening of The Greatest Night in Pop  Note: Must RSVP before 8am, 6/5.

Wednesday, 6/5, 11:30am

National Archives:  An African History of Africa: From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence  Zeinab Badawi will discuss her new book.

Wednesday, 6/5, 7-8pm

Banyen Books: Standing at the Back Door of Happiness: And How I Unlocked It   David Roche was born with vascular malformation of the face, which he sees as an “incredible gift” that has forced him to look inside for beauty and self-worth. 

Wednesday, 6/5, 7-8pm

Peninsula Open Space Trust:  Queer is Natural  Megan Nguyen and Dr. Christine Wilkinson will dive into the fascinating phenomenon of queerness in the animal kingdom.

Thursday, 6/6, 10-11am

York Festival of Ideas:  How We Age: The Science of Longevity  Coleen T. Murphy will discuss her book.

Thursday, 6/6, 5-6:15pm

Center for Brain Health:  The Neuroscience of Grief: How We Learn from Love and Loss

Friday, 6/7, 9am through Saturday, 6/8, 8:59pm

DOC NYC:  Screening of Jim Henson Idea Man  Note: Must RSVP before 8am, 6/7.

Friday, 6/7, 5-6:30pm

AARP:  Movies for Grownups: The Hidden Power of Purpose  The film bridges inspiring stories of individuals who have found purpose in their lives with the insights of leading scientists.

* Saturday, 6/8, 2-3:30pm

* Sunday, June 9 11 am-6 pm

Rainbow Fair promo

Sunday, 6/9, 11:30am-12:30pm

Thomas Crane Public Library:  Expressions of Gender in Asian Art  Learn from experts at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Wednesday, 6/12, 11am-12pm

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute:  Addressing Asian American and Critical Race Issues

Wednesday, 6/12, 4-5:30pm

Vaughan Public Libraries:  Screening and Discussion of Unsyncable Follow six artistic swimmers (aged 63 – 82) as they prepare for the U.S. Masters Artistic Swimming Championships (formerly synchronized swimming).

Wednesday, 6/12, 7pm

Friends of the Alameda Free Library:  Irving Penn: 20th Century Photography  Docent talk about the exhibit at the de Young Museum.

Thursday, 6/13, 5-6:30pm

AARP:  Movies for Grownups: The Girls in the Band  This documentary tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930s until now.

Thursday, 6/13, 7pm

KQED/Litquake:  Songwriter Live with Susan Orlean and Diana Gameros  Orlean (The Orchid Thief, The Library Book) will share a story from her recent collection On Animals, and songwriter Diana Gameros will play a song in response. 

Friday, 6/14, 6pm

SF Opera Guild: Partenope Virtual Opera Preview with Rebecca Plack

Monday, 6/17, 10:30-11:30am

5 x 15:  How to Eat 30 Plants a Week  Chef, writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will discuss his new book. 

Monday, 6/17, 5-7pm

AARP:  Movies for Grownups: Father of the Bride

Tuesday, 6/18, 5-8pm

AARP Theater: Romeo & Juliet at La Scala with Misty Copeland and Roberto Bolle

Tuesday, 6/18, 6-7:30pm

Contra Costa Library:  California Native Plants  Speaker: UC Master Gardener volunteer Anna Wendorf.

Tuesday, 6/18, 7pm

KQED:  Disco’s Mighty Real Bay Area Roots  Preview clips from the new PBS series Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution, with iconic tracks, archival footage, and conversation with Bay Area DJs.

Wednesday, 6/19, 8am through Tuesday, 7/2, 8pm

Japanese Film Festival:  Screening of 2 TV drama series (20 episodes)

Thursday, 6/20, 11am

Sacramento Library:  Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System  Tiffany Jewell will present lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School. 

Thursday, 6/20, 7pm

KQED:  Liner Notes: Live: A Rightnowish Jazz Production  Music and conversation about labor in the music industry, with Bay Area musicians Howard Wiley, Lidia Rodriguez and Jamie Lee. 

* Sunday, 6/23, 9 am – Noon

Sunday, 6/23, 2-4pm 

Ashby Village: How I Learned to Swing in My Own Way  Rachel Goodwin Edelson (Benny Goodman’s daughter) in conversation with Susan Moon.

Tuesday, 6/25, 3-4pm

East Hampton Library:  The Deepest Map  In her new book, ocean journalist Laura Trethewey chronicles global mapping efforts and the increasingly fraught question of whether and how to mine the deep sea.

Tuesday, 6/25, 5-7pm

AARP:  Movies for Grownups: The Wiz

Thursday, 6/27, 3-5pm

Inform Your Community:  Livestream of Disability & Accessibility

Friday, 6/28, 5-6:45pm

AARP:  Movies for Grownups: Miss Sharon Jones!  A spotlight on the contemporary soul queen; while preparing her new album, she comes face-to-face with a grave cancer diagnosis. 

* Wednesday, July 17, 7:00-8:30 pm


By Sheila mcCormick

Sheila McCormick headshot

Sheila McCormick is an Adjunct Professor Emerita in Cal’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Prior to her retirement in January 2016, she had a research lab at the USDA/ARS-UC Berkeley Plant Gene Expression Center in Albany, studying the molecular biology of plant reproduction. She also helps with editing and is a frequent contributor to the Splash Pad News, beginning with a series of seven neighborhood walks—posted between January and April 2017.


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