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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 on nights of rain and cold, November to April. For February schedule see full record link. Open to all; usually operates between 7pm and 7am. The shelter will be at various locations. Call for exact dates and to verify availability: 510-684-1892. (Full Record)


Photo of the Persian Center which is a Berkeley brown shingle structure.

Persian Center

Jump over the bonfire to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring. The Chahar Shanbeh Souri Celebration, a Persian ritual from ancient Zoroastrian times, is Tuesday, March 14th, 6-10PM (rain or shine). A family-friendly, non-alcoholic block party welcoming Nowruz (Persian New Year)! (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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