Sexual assault reported at UC Village
A UC Berkeley female student was sexually assaulted at a campus housing unit in Albany over the weekend, police said. Police responded to a hospital on Jan. 26 to investigate a report of a sexual assault that occurred the previous night at Albany Village, according to UC police. The victim said she was invited to an off-campus bar by a male acquaintance, authorities said. Afterward, the man took the victim to an apartment at Albany Village and sexually assaulted her, police said.
Downtown BART redesign event
A drop-in open house to present and discuss plans for a redesign of the Downtown BART station will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the third floor Community Meeting Room at the Berkeley Library, 2090 Kittredge St.
The design team for the project will attend to discuss the work and objectives, intended to tie in with efforts to improve transportation connections, pedestrian safety, and the attactiveness and viability of the commercial area.
Homeless Art Show runs through April 18
An exhibit of artworks by and for the homeless runs through April 18 at Expressions Art Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave. The Homeless Art Show features creations by more than 60 artists in mediums of painting, photography, printmaking, digital art and sculpture, and craft artists will have jewelry, scarves, hats, ceramics and other items on display and available for sale.
The show is a collaborative effort of the gallery, community artists and nonprofit organizations that work with the homeless, including BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency) and St. Mary's Center.
According to organizers, "Any sales or tax deductible donations will go to help support the nonprofit organizations that have helped make this show possible and who have enabled these artists to use this opportunity to become recognized as local artists and create a better future for themselves through their art."
The city is a co-sponsor of the exhibit and also contributed funds toward the cost of art supplies.
Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Details: 510-644-4930.
'The Music Man' is marching to town
Professor Harold Hill and the classic musical "The Music Man" will be on stage from Feb. 13 to March 23 in a production by Berkeley Playhouse at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. Marissa Wolf directs, with music direction by Kevin Roland and choreography by Matthew McCoy. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon and 5 p.m. Sundays. There is also a performance at 7 p.m. on March 20.
For tickets or more details visit www.berkeleyplayhouse.org or call 510-845-8542, ext. x351.
Senior centers hosting Red and White Ball
The North and South Berkeley senior centers are teaming to host a Valentine's Day Red and White Senior Ball for ages 55 and older from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. Advance tickets are $5 if purchased by Feb. 7, and $7 afterward or at the door. Details: 510-981-5170.
Trail group hosting free outings
Jenny Hammer of the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers group is leading a series of hikes from Motorcycle Hill in El Cerrito to the Madera property now in the process of being acquired and into the Hillside Natural Area at 3 p.m. Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20. Meet at the corner of Navellier and Blake streets.
Other events coming up include a hike of Albany Hill at 4 p.m. Feb. 2. The outing is part of a regular series on the first Sunday of the month.v Meet under the digital billboard at the Pacific East Mall on Pierce Street.
Jordan Herrmann leads an architectural hike of north Berkeley and the UC campus at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2. Meet at Live Oak Park on Shattuck Avenue at the east end of Berryman Street. Details: ectrailtrekkers.org.
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. Feb. 8 in the fourth floor Story Room at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St. All skill levels are welcome at the free monthly program for ages 8 and older, which will also meet March 8 and April 5. Details: 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.
-- David DeBolt and Chris Treadway