Intergenerational knitting group to meet

"Ewe" Can Knit at Berkeley Public Library is an intergenerational group knitting hour for the whole family from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 25 in the fourth floor Story Room at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St.

"Some supplies are available to help you get started, and you can take home inspiration from our fantastic collection of books, magazines and DVDs on knitting," says the library. "All skill levels are welcome."

The free monthly program for ages 8 and older will also meet February 8, March 8 and April 5

For more details call 510-981-6236.

Workshop series on writing your memoirs

Learn to tell your story at a six-week memoir-writing workshop led by author and teacher Frances Lefkowitz from Feb. 4 to March 11 in the third floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library, 2014 Kittredge St.

Sessions will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and space is limited to 25 students, so advance registration is required. To register call 510-981-6196.

Children's craft workshop at BAM/PFA

A children's drop-in rug felting workshop is being offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at BAM/PFA, 2626 Bancroft Way in Berkeley.

Artist Ashley Helvey will lead the sessions for children 12 and under making a large felted drawing rug for the new Kids Club children's gallery at BAM/PFA. The workshop is free with regular museum admission. Details: bampfa.berkeley.edu.

St. Mary's High hosting annual crab feed

Tickets are now available for the annual Saint Mary's High School crab feed and silent auction fundraiser on Feb. 1 in the gymnasium of the school, 1294 Albina Ave. at the Albany-Berkeley border. Tickets are $45 each or $425 for a table of 10, and reservations can be made by clicking the crab feed link at www.saintmaryschs.org.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Dave Matthews Band coming to Greek Theatre

August should be a very good month for the Dave Matthews Band's many Bay Area fans.

That's because the chart-topping, multiplatinum rock band is set to perform a three-night stand, Aug. 22-24, at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

Tickets are $75 and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 through www.ticketmaster.com. The online presale starts at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 (password is Virginia).

The 8,500-capacity Greek ranks as a comparatively intimate venue for Dave Matthews and crew. The last time the band was in the Bay Area, back in September, it performed at the 22,000-capacity Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.

These shows are being billed as evenings with the Dave Matthews Band. The group usually tours with an opening act, but this time around it will go it alone and perform two sets per night.

Venues participating in Restaurant Week

It was announced that 25 restaurants will participate in Berkeley Restaurant Week, the "dine local, eat global" event continues through Jan. 31.

Locations around the city will offer signature prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. For participating restaurants and reservation information visit http://bit.ly/19NBrfB.

Soccer club holding team tryouts

East Bay United Soccer Club is holding competitive team tryouts for the new season from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5. A schedule and tryout registration are online with more details at www. eastbayunitedsoccer.org.

Free 'Julius Caesar' presentation at library

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival touring company will give a free performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in the third floor Community Meeting Room at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St.

"The 55-minute touring production presents a cast of five professional actors in costume, with set, props, and recorded music. The performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast." Details: 510-981-6241.

-- Jim Harrington and Chris Treadway