Splash Pad Calendar – December 2022

Splash Pad Calendar
by Sheila McCormick

December 1, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, *In Person or via ZOOM and Facebook Live *Oakland Rotary Club #3.  Speaker: Rotary Foundation Trustee Larry Lunsford. Read more here.

December 1, Thursday, 7pm, *ZOOM* California Academy of Sciences. Night School: World’s Most Endangered. Learn about cycads, their intriguing reproductive cycle, and more. View here.

December 2, Friday, 7-8pm, *ZOOM*  Rotary Nature Center Friends.  A Birder Back in Her Patch. Enjoy a virtual bird walk with Hilary Powers, co-leader of Golden Gate Audubon’s 4th-Wednesday Bird Walks at Lake Merritt since 2005. Register here.

December 3, Saturday, 5:45-8pm, *In Person* Jack London Square. Tree Lighting. Read more here.

December 8, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, *In Person or via ZOOM and Facebook Live* Oakland Rotary Club #3.  Speaker: Maria Alderete – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Community Kitchens Oakland. Read more here.

December 8, Thursday, 7pm, * ZOOM* Oakland Heritage Alliance. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Story of the Cohen Bray House. Patty Donald, the President of the Victorian Preservation Center of Oakland at the Cohen Bray House will take us on a journey from the Gold Rush times in Bay area to the future of one of the unique historical houses in the Bay Area. Register here.

December 9, Friday, 5-8pm, *In Person* Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive. Holiday Open House. Explore our decorated rooms and winter holiday exhibit, have fun with holiday crafts, and enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate!

December 16, Friday, 4-7pm, *In person* Lakeshore Avenue. Holiday Stroll. Holiday shopping. Carolers. Meals and drinks. Prizes & giving back.

December 18, Sunday, 9am-Noon *In Person* Splash Pad Grand Crew. Fourth Sunday Volunteer Work Day moved up one week. Gloves and tools provided, or bring your own for weeding, pruning, litter pick-up, and planting.

December 18, Sunday,  4:30pm, *In Person*  Lake Merritt Amphitheater. Grand Chanukah Celebration on Lake Merritt. Read more here.

December 21, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, *ZOOM* Grand Lake Neighbors. Crime Prevention Council Meeting. Login info will be posted on the GLN Facebook page.

December 2022 Splash Pad News Calendar of the Month

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 – the first of which was posted in April 2017.