Albany/West Berkeley Restaurant Walk
The annual Restaurant Walk on Solano Avenue, a fundraiser by the Albany and West Berkeley Lions Club chapters, is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A $20 walk ticket allows tastings and discounts at 19 establishments on the Albany and Berkeley ends of the avenue.
Participating locations include The Cape Cod, Burger Depot; Little Star Pizza, Sophia Cafe; Albany Arts Gallery; Gathering Tribes; iScream; Jazzy's; Jerusalem Organic Kitchen; Solano Yogurt and Ice Cream; Casa Oaxaca; Everest Cafe; La Vie En Rose; Pegasus Books; Ajanta Indian Restaurant; La Val's Pizza and Sumo Japanese Restaurant.
For tickets contact Leo Macias at 510-401-7750 or Jeff Shea at 510-526-1803 or get tickets at the corner of Santa Fe and Solano avenue on the day of the event.
Radio Hall of Fame induction gala set
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2012 at a gala luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 200 Marina Blvd. at the Berkeley Marina.
This year's inductees are Stan Burford (KGO), Greg Kihn (KFOX), Bob Melrose (KCBS), Alice Potter (KRE), Ted Robinson (49ers), Tony Salvadore (KNBR/KFOG), Steven Seaweed (The Bone), Susan Leigh Taylor (KCBS) and Chuck Waltman (Clear Channel Engineering).
For details and reservations visit broadcastlegends.com/meeting.html
Arts center holding grand opening
Garden Gate Creativity Center, a space at 2911 Claremont Ave. "dedicated to providing an open forum for music, art and culture," will hold a grand opening with special events from 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7.
An artist reception is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, followed by an 8 p.m. CD release concert with Myra Joy (cello) and Diana Strong (accordion). A $15 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Both days there will be photography exhibitions, refreshments, music and class demonstrations.
Group hosting panel on public education
A forum on the crisis in public education, a panel discussion including East Bay educators and students, from the East Bay, will be held 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave.
Admission is free to the event hosted by the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement and food and beverages will be sold by the pub.
For more details contact Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group plans mayoral, council debates
The Berkeley Neighborhood Council, described as "a recent offshoot of the long-established Council of Neighborhood Associations," is planning two debates for candidates for mayor and City Council. Mayoral candidates have been invited to a debate on Sunday and council candidates to a debate on Oct. 7, at the Community Campaign Center, 1551 University Ave.,
At the mayoral event an open house will be from noon to 5 p.m. and the debate will be 2 to 4 p.m.
The format for the council debate will give candidates three minutes to introduce themselves and their ambitions, followed by a question period and a closing statement.
District 2 candidates will go on at 2 p.m., District 3 at 2:50 p.m. and District 5 at 3:25 p.m. Council candidates have been given a list of questions they may be asked and the remainder will come from the floor in written form.
Watershed Poetry Festival returns
The free 17th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Civic Center Park at the farmers market.
Talent that will take the main stage following the 10 a.m. Strawberry Creek Walk will include U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Joy Harjo, Michael McClure, Francisco X. Alarcón, Rebecca Foust, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, jazz group The Barry Finnerty Trio, California Poets in the Schools, River of Words and Poetry Inside Out K-12 student poets and the We Are Nature open mic. There will also be a River Village exhibit area with books, literary magazines, informational resources and interactive art installation. Details: poetryflash.org/programs/?p=watershed_2012.
Gray water workshop offered Saturday
The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is hosting "Everything You Wanted to Know Gray Water and Rain Water," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Berkeley. Details: www.bringingbackthenatives.net.