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Berkeley Information Network (BIN)

The Berkeley Information Network is a database of community resources: local organizations, agencies, services, non profits, clubs, in and around Berkeley. It also includes information on museums, disabled services, low-cost legal aid, recycling, schools, emergency dental referrals, parks, summer camps, senior resources, job lines, consumer groups and more. FAQ!


Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS)

Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS) is open to all, every night during Winter, 2017; usually operates between 7pm and 7am. Additional shelters will be at various locations: go to or call for exact dates and to verify availability: 510-684-1892. (Full Record)


Photograph of K-8 student art works based on the theme Identity featuring pained portraits and ceramic figurines.

Youth Arts Festival

Forever Young! will celebrate and honor Berkeley Unified District (BUSD) K-8 visual arts! March 11-April 9, 2017. This year the exhibition features the work of teachers and students side by side in an exploration of mentorship and relationship. March 11-April 9, 2017. (Full Record)

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Berkeley (Calif). Public Library. AARP Tax-Aide Preparation Assistance

Free tax help provided by AARP volunteers at the SOUTH BRANCH, and WEST BRANCH. Select link below for times/ dates available. For more appointment information go to link below or call : 510-981- 6270 (West); 510-981-6260 (South). (Full Record)

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Portrait of J.S. Bach

Junior Bach Festival

JUNIOR BACH FESTIVAL, weekends, March, 2017, is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The annual Festival features some of the finest young musical talent in California, chosen by audition. (Full Record)

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