Splash Pad Calendar – September 2023

Splash Pad Calendar
by Sheila McCormick

September 6, Wednesday, 11am *ZOOM* Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Global Crises of Water and Ice. Register here.

September 6, Wednesday,  4-5pm *ZOOM* Yonkers Library. Ranger Talk from Manzanar National Historic Site. Register here.

September 7, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm *In person or via ZOOM and Facebook Live* Oakland Rotary Club #3. Speaker: Eleanor Smith: Recognize and Reverse Burnout at Work Register here.

September 8, Friday, 7-8pm *ZOOM* Rotary Nature Center Friends. Russia/US/Climate Change Chaos- Native Communities and Bering Sea Ecology. Laney Geography Professor Mark Rauzon will share his artic research experiences and his insights about climate change and the importance of global education for all. Register here.

 September 9-10 *Live*Fuel the Power of Pride Parade and Festival. Details here.

September 12, Tuesday, 11:30am-1pm *ZOOM* Scottish Geology Trust. Putting Rock on Paper: The Art of Geological Illustration. Why illustrate geological specimens and concepts when it is easier to just take a photo? Science artist Vojta Hýbl will discuss. Register here.

September 12, Tuesday,  2-3:30pm *ZOOM* UC-Berkeley. Carbon Negative Technology to Solve the Climate Crisis.  Speaker: Prof. Eli Yablonovitch. Register here.

September 12, Tuesday,  5-6pm *ZOOM*  SF Library. 50 years of the Golden Gate Recreation Area. Superintendent David Smith and Marin Headlands Ranger Al Blank will discuss park history, changing ideas of park stewardship, and what the future holds. Register here.

September 13, Wednesday,  3-4pm *ZOOM*  Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Béisbol y Arte. Explore how Latino baseball players have been depicted in art in the Smithsonian’s collections. Register here.

September 13, Wednesday, 7pm *ZOOM* Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Notre Dame Revisited. Cathie Rubins, Phoenix Art Museum Master Docent, will look at cathedral architecture and art and how fires (and restorations) have affected cathedrals over the centuries. Register here.

September 14, Thursday,  9am through 9/24. *STREAMING* DCEFF/Grist. Nine short films that touch on different aspects of the climate crisis. View here.

September 14, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm *In person or via ZOOM and Facebook Live* Oakland Rotary Club #3.  Speaker: Andy Joel Feldman:  Grading for Equity. Register here.

September 14, Thursday,  6pm *ZOOM* San Mateo Libraries. Cook Along with Abi Balingit, author of Mayumu: Filipino American Desserts Remixed. Register here.

September 18, Monday, 6:15-7:30pm *ZOOM* Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library. I Didn’t Know That was Invented in California! The California Roll, the Airstream Trailer, the Hula Hoop, the Pet Rock, the Stadium wave, the Squeegee, and more. Register here.

September 19, Tuesday, 2-3:30pm *ZOOM*  UC-Berkeley Learning in Retirement. Firearm Violence: What We Can Do. Register here.

September 20, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm *In person* Grand Lake Neighbors. Monthly Meeting. Barnett Hall adjacent to Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church.

September 21, Thursday, 8am, through September 22, Friday, 8:30pm *STREAMING* Sustainable Woodstock. The Ground Between Us. This documentary presents public lands debates alongside the day-to-day realities of 3 families. Register here.

September 24, Sunday, 9am-12pm *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.

September 25, Monday, 11am-12pm *ZOOM* UC Davis Institute of Food and Health. Sustainable Food: Agriculture and Diet Aspects Speakers:  Dr Aifric O’Sullivan & Prof Kevin McDonnell. Register here.

September 26, Tuesday,2-3:30pm *ZOOM*  UC-Berkeley Learning in Retirement. What Did the Founders Think Guns Were For? Speaker: Brian Delay. Register here.

September 26, Tuesday,  4pm *LIVESTREAM* National Archives. A Celebration of Sports with Bob Costas and Michael Wilbon. Their conversation will highlight iconic sports moments the exhibition All American: The Power of Sports. Register here to receive the livestream link.

September 26, Tuesday, 5:30pm *ZOOM* California Historical Society. Set The Night on Fire: LA in the 60s. Jon Weiner will discuss the book he wrote with Mike Davis. Register here.

September 27, Wednesday,  10am *ZOOM* Level. Dorothea Lange: Documenting Justice. Sarah Jaffray will explore her Depression era photographs, giving them historical context and developing their political content. Register here.

September 28, Thursday, 5:30pm *LIVESTREAM* UCLA. The March – 60th Anniversary Screening. James Blue distilled over 50,000 feet of film to an artful 33 minutes that immortalizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. View here.

September 28, Thursday, 6-7pm *ZOOM* League of Women Voters of SF. Spotlight On: An Equitable Water Future. How is the Bay Area’s water security threatened by growing demand and by climate change? What needs to change in order to adapt and secure our water future? Register here

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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.