Girl hit with arrow leaves hospital

An 8-year-old girl who had her leg punctured with an arrow as she climbed on a play structure outside the Lawrence Hall of Science on Tuesday was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and went to see her friends, police said.

Nadine Hairston was visiting the museum on a school field trip and sliding down a giant whale structure outside the hall shortly after 10 a.m. when a 20-inch crossbow-style arrow hit the girl's left thigh.

It missed blood vessels and caused a non-life threatening injury that kept her in the hospital overnight.

Doctors removed the arrow Tuesday and police continue to investigate the unusual incident.

"She's doing great," said the girl's mother, Alicia Hairston, adding she had no qualms about her daughter, Nadine, going on the school field trip because "she was in safe hands."

Investigators said they don't believe the girl was targeted but the experience was traumatic for her mother.

After the third-grader left Childrens Hospital Oakland on Wednesday afternoon, she stopped by her school in Marinwood for a visit.

School principal Will Anderson said a field trip to Berkeley planned for Thursday was canceled to eliminate "any kind of risk." Counselors and teachers were at the school Wednesday to talk to students about the situation, answer questions and ease any fears.

Some arrows have been found in the hills during the investigation, but none match the type that hit the girl, police said.

Some people do hunt turkey and other small animals with arrows in that part of the hills, but so far police have not found evidence that the arrow came from a hunter.

Anyone with information is asked to call 510-642-0472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 510-642-6760 after hours.

School will hold Boys to Men program

A free instructional program on ways educators and parents can support the healthy development of young men will be held on April 10 at the East Bay School for Boys, 2340 Durant Ave.

"Discipline and Boys" will feature a panel discussion with Bay Area educators and professionals exploring ways to promote self-discipline.

The keynote speaker and moderator will be educator Juan Carlos Arauz, an artist and social justice activist who is the founder and executive director of E3: Education, Excellence & Equity.

Panelists will include educator Colin Ehara, a writer, and hip hop and spoken word artist;

educator and baseball coach Cameron Yuen-Shore; Stuart Hall School for Boys counselor Gabrielle Holder; Capoeira instructor, entrepreneur and youth advocate Malandro Mandinga; and Jonathan Herzenberg, director of counseling at the Drew School.

The program opens with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the panel discussion at 7 p.m.

To reserve a seat visit www.ebsfb.org/boystomenregistration or call 510-621-3272.

Egg hunt and pancake breakfast set

An Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast on March 31 will follow an all-ages worship service at 9 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road in Kensington.

The egg hunt, which starts immediately after the service, is free and open to the public.

There is also a 10 a.m. pancake brunch. Advance tickets for the pancake meal are $6 for ages 3 to 11 and $8 for ages 12 and up, available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/352345. Breakfast tickets at the door are $8 children and $10 ages 12 and up.

Details: 510-525-0302.

BAHA looks for board of directors candidates

The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association is seeking nominees to its board.

Prospective candidates must be BAHA members, but do not need to be Berkeley residents.

Nominations and a brief description of skills and volunteer activities can be submitted at baha@berkeleyheritage.com.

Wine auction to benefit French school

A wine auction at the Claremont Hotel is set for May 4 to benefit Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, a French immersion school for pre-schoolers through eighth grade, with proceeds going for tuition assistance, technology purchases and teacher training.

The Wine Auction Soiree of the East Bay includes rare bottles of wine and wine-themed food and travel packages. The two featured merchants, among others, are Silver Oak and Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.

The event will have a silent auction during a two-hour cocktail party followed by a live auction during a gourmet dinner with wine pairings.

Tickets to the event and wine purchases at the auctions are tax deductible. Before April 1 tickets cost $150 per person; after April 1 they are $175. A table for 10 with free valet parking for five cars costs $1,500.

For more information check the web at www.wineauctionsoiree.com

-- Kristen Bender, Rick Hurd, Cathy Kelly and Chris Treadway