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Magician Mike Della Penna. Fun with Magician Mike Della Penna and assistant Clara the Clairvoyant Duck amaze and astound. For kids 3 to 8. 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. May 24. Berkeley Library, West Branch, 1125 University Ave. 510-981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
Read and Share Book Club. No specific book assigned. But if you like reading, then talking about what you read, share your thoughts at this monthly meeting. 3 to 4 p.m. May 27. South Branch, 1901 Russell St. 510-981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
Empty Reservoirs, Fallow Fields. A panel discussing the challenges that drought and climate change bring to our food system featuring Armando Nieto, Community Food and Justice Coalition; Jeanne Merrill, California Climate and Agriculture Network; and AshEL Eldridge, Alliance for Climate Education. Moderated by Jessy Gill. 7 to 9 p.m. May 27. Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Free. 510-548-2220 ext. 240, ecologycenter.org.
The Trombonist. Andy Strain, also known as The Trombonist, plays the trombone, tells a story using its sounds, and entertains kids of all ages. 3:30 to 4 p.m. May 28. Berkeley Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda. 510-981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
Warren William Chupp Distinguished Lecture. The seventh Warren William Chupp Distinguished Lecture features science innovators Danielle Feinberg, Professor Robert Full, and Professor Ashok J. Gadgil sharing their passion for innovation and the importance of encouraging young people to explore, invent and become scientifically literate. RSVP by May 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 28. Lawrence Hall of Science, One Centennial Drive. Free. 510-642-9768, www.lawrencehallofscience.org.
Poetry Flash presents Jerome Rothenberg. A celebration for "Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader," edited by the author in collaboration with Heriberto Yépez. 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 29. Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave. Free. 510-525-5476, poetryflash.org.
Family Fun Festival. Ecology Center Farmers' Markets' 10th annual event features games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31. MLK Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way. Free. 510-548-3333, ecologycenter.org.
Traveling Reptile Program. East Bay Vivarium brings traveling reptile program of creepy, crawly critters; scorpions, salamanders, boas and more. 4 to 5 p.m. May 31. Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 510-981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
YA Author Brandy Colbert. Brandy Colbert and Stephanie Kuehn discuss Colbert's young adult debut novel, "Pointe." 7:30 p.m. May 31. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.
Teen Games at the Library. Teens in middle and high school are invited to play a variety of board games, card games, building games and more. 3 to 5 p.m. May 28. Berkeley Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda. 510-981-6100, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.