Sunday Story Time with Peter Elman and Michael DeWall. Peter Elman and Michael De Wall read and sing from their children's book, "Seasons: Rhymes in Time." 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-339-8210, www.ggpbooks.com.
Zion Lutheran School's 130th Year. Zion Lutheran School celebrates 130 years of Christian education. Please donate and leave a thought or two about your time at Zion!
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1 p.m. Sept. 15. Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont. 510-530-4213, zionlutheranschool.net.
California Writers Club. The Berkeley Branch Meeting of the California Writers Club kicks off the new season with Brooke Warner, author of "What's Your Book?" and her talk, "Building a Platform for Success." 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 14th St., Oakland. Free. 238-3134, www.cbc-berkeley.com.
Climate Change and its Impact. A panel presentation and lively discussion addressing climate change with Margaret Gordon, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Oakland Climate Action Coalition; Catalina Garzon, Pacific Institute and OCAC; and Jack Lucero Fleck, 350BayArea.org. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17. West Oakland Library, 1801 Adeline St., Oakland. Free. 510-238-7352, www.jgdc.org.
Tillie Olsen Celebration. A new collection of work by Tillie Olsen, "Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works," will be discussed and read by members of Tillie's family, including granddaughter Rebekah Edwards, daughter Julie Olsen Edwards, and granddaughter Ericka Lutz. 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 510-430-2135, www.laurelbookstore.com.
Authors Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston. Young adult authors Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston read from "Frozen," book one in their new "Heart of Dread" series. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-339-8210, www.ggpbooks.com.
Pruning Your Native Garden. A native garden looks most pleasing when it has a human touch. Jocelyn Cohen leads a talk and demonstration on the different forms of many native plants and how to bring out their best characteristics--and health--through proper pruning. Part of the Friends of Sausal Creek member meeting. All welcome. 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-501-3672, www.sausalcreek.org.
Bay Area Heart Walk. The Heart Walk is a nationwide campaign to get Americans walking to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke and to inspire Americans to take charge of their health. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Snow Park, 19th St. and Harrison St., Oakland. 510-903-4019, www.heartwalkbayarea.org.