Splash Pad Calendar – October 2022

Splash Pad Calendar
by Sheila McCormick

October 2, Sunday, 2pm, *In Person*  Oakland History Center. Listen, World! An East Bay AfternoonListen World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson became America’s Most-read Woman is a new biography of journalist Elsie Robinson, who got her start writing for children as Aunt Elsie in the Oakland Tribune. Authors Julie Scheeres and Alison Gilbert will discuss the book with East Bay Yesterday podcaster Liam O’Donoghue. Register here. Bradley. C. Walters Auditorium, Main Library, 125 E. 14th St., 

October 6, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, *ZOOM* SF Planning. Telling the Story of Sea Level Rise.  Join this conversation with Ezra Romero (KQED) and Lauren Sommer (NPR). Register here 

October 6, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, *ZOOM or Facebook Live*  Oakland Rotary Club #3.  Dan Mitchell and Autonomous Vehicles. Read more here.

October 11, Tuesday, 7pm, *ZOOM* KQED. Art and Tech in a Warming World with the New York Times. Experience the work of Bay Area creatives deploying technology to reflect the immediacy of the crisis and inspire action. Register here

October 11, Tuesday, 8-9pm, *ZOOM* City of Albany Recreation and Community Services. Healthy Garden Talk: Fruits in Cooler Climates.  Tom Addison will share the lessons he’s learned about what does well in the cooler microclimates and more importantly, what species and varieties to avoid. Register here

October 12, Wednesday, 6pm, *ZOOM* Oakland History Center. Past, Present, & Future of Food Cooperatives in the SF Bay Area. Panel Discussion about how food cooperatives have been an integral part of both the food and justice movement, and workplace democracy.  Register here.

October 13-15, Thursday-Saturday* The 11th Annual Autumn Lights Festival will be held in the Gardens at Lake Merritt.  For tickets and other event details, please click here.

October 13, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, *In Person or via ZOOM and Facebook Live*  Oakland Rotary Club #3 . Chef Tu David Phu. Read more here.

October 13, Thursday, 4-5:30pm, Contra Costa County Library. Get the Lowdown on 2022 Propositions Pros & Cons. The League of Women Voters developed videos to help voters make informed decisions; tools including Voter’s Edge and Ballotpedia will be explained. Register here.  

October 13, Thursday, 6-8pm, Art Walk on Grand Avenue. Seven shops with tour beginning at MegaDeluxe and ending at Sister. Light refreshments, music, art.

October 14, Friday, 7pm, *ZOOM* Rotary Nature Center Friends. Lakeside Chat #23: The River Otter Ecology Project. Will we see river otters return to Lake Merritt? Join us as Megan Isadore presents Supporting Conservation, One Otter Sighting at a Time. Register here.

October 15, Saturday, 2pm *In Person* Oakland History Center. Done into Dance! The Spirit of Isadora Duncan. Lois Ann Flood performs short dances by Isadora Duncan and discusses the legendary dancer’s Oakland roots. Bradley. C. Walters Auditorium, Main Library, 125 E. 14th St. 

October 19, Wednesday, 6pm, *ZOOM* Oakland History Center. BART at 50 Years. Join BART General Manager Robert Powers and former BART Director of Public Affairs Michael C. Healy (author of BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System) as they share a series of tales from the tracks. Register here.

October 19, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm *ZOOM* Grand Lake Neighbors Crime Prevention Council Meeting. Login info will be posted on the GLN Facebook page.

October 20, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm *In Person or via ZOOM and Facebook Live*  Oakland Rotary Club #3.  Evan Moss: Let’s Talk About Race.  Read more here.

October 20, Thursday, 7pm *ZOOM* Oakland Heritage Alliance. Reclaiming May Day in the US Labor Movement. Clarence Thomas will explain the origins of May Day and how one of the most renowned radical labor organizations initiated a movement to reclaim May Day. Register here.

October 23, Sunday, 9am-Noon *In Person* Splash Pad Grand Crew Fourth Sunday Volunteer Work Day. Gloves and tools provided or bring your own for weeding, pruning, litter pick-up, and planting.

October 26, Wednesday, 6pm, *ZOOM* Oakland History Center. On Visions of Black Futurity. Scholar, artist and producer Babette Thomas will explore how Black history, fantasy, and utopia fuels their work, as in their most recent deep dive into the 1960’s Black Art Scene for the Raw Material podcast from SF MOMA. Register here.

October 30, Sunday, 2pm, *In Person* Oakland History Center. Haunted History Bike Ride.  Join library staff on a short, sweet and scary bike ride to some of Oakland’s most haunted spots. A 5-7 mile ride, with historical info and photos at each stop. Costumes encouraged. Meet in front of the Main Library, 125 14th St. Register here

October 2022 Splash Pad News Calendar of the Month

1936 Calendar was an advertising giveaway from A. Paladini — a fish dealer with a main office on Clay Street in San Francisco and six branches ranging between Fort Bragg and Monterey including one in Oakland at 520 Washington Street

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.