The Annual Wellstone Club Picnic, Sunday, July 28, will be held in the backyard at 1737 Allston Way in Berkeley from 1PM – 5PM.
Due to a variety of difficulties, we will not be having any hamburgers or hot dogs this year, but the club will be providing all sorts of meats and vegetarian main dishes and other good things to eat and drink.
You are invited to join in the fun and contribute to the bounty with main dishes, salads, appetizers, desserts, and beverages. But please don’t bring anything that requires heating up or cooking. And please bring (and prepare to take home) serving dishes or bowls for what you bring.
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PLEASE JOIN the Climate Defense Project on April 26th to support completion of “Necessity: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance” and the work of Climate Defense Project. The documentary features the legal defense work of Climate Defense Project attorneys at a trial in Minnesota with Indigenous activists and non-Indigenous allies fighting oil pipelines in the region. PLEASE RSVP by April 20th, 2019 to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-benefiting-necessity-and-climate-defense-project-tickets-596739002
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