UPCOMING EVENTS

The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association sponsors at least two free walks each month. They are usually about two hours in length and vary in theme, distance and difficulty.  Please click on the link to read more about each walk. The write-ups will help you decide if the walk is of interest and that the distance and terrain fit your ability as a walker. It is a good idea to always bring an extra layer of clothing, water, a hat and wear good sturdy shoes as you head out to join us. Walks are free to both members and non-members.

 
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Fun and Prizes Await Young Path Wanderers
On I Spy-a-Bear Bingo Walk on Cal Campus

Saturday, September 23
Begins: 10:00 a.m.

Leader: Sandy Friedland
Starts: Steps of Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Calling all sharp-eyed bear lovers between the ages of four and eight: Come find bears — plus a few other critters — in the wilds of the UC campus. Back by popular demand, this version of Sandy’s Bingo walks for kids will cover about two miles and last 90 minutes with frequent stops, including one for refreshments. An adult must accompany every young bear spotter. The route is paved, with some gentle hills and a few streets to cross. Optional lunch in Lower Sproul Plaza or on Bancroft. Walk limited to 20 children. Please rsvp to Sandy by September 15 to reserve your child's spot for this creative activity.

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Mark the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary With A Walk and Light Show
in Golden Gate Park

Friday, August 11
Begins: 7:00 p.m.

Leaders: Kay Englund and Colleen Neff
Starts: Conservatory of Flowers (100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco)
Don your tie-dyed clothes and love beads, put a flower in your hair, and let’s celebrate the 50th anniversary of theSummer of Love! Meet us at 7 p.m. in front of theConservatory of Flowers for an hour-long, easy stroll through Golden Gate Park, followed by a BYO picnic dinner and then — what else!? — a psychedelic  light show projected onto the Conservatory facade. We’ll put out our blankets, and then walk past the Academy of Science, the bandshell, and the de Young Museum and then around Stowe Lake. We’ll return to our blankets to eat and relax until the show starts at sunset. The lights won’t go off until midnight, so you can stay as long as you like.  (You might want to come in early to take advantage of free admission to special Friday night events at the de Young Museum, starting at 5 p.m.)

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Sunset Hike: Rose Garden and Beyond

Friday, September 8
Starts: 6:00 p.m.

Leader:  Alina Constantinescu
Start:  Rose Garden (1200 Euclid)
Come with us on another after-work hike with Alina. This time, she will lead us on a three-mile loop through the area north of campus, including the Rose Garden; nearby paths and staircases; and, for an extra treat, the storybook architecture of Normandy Village.  We'll keep up a moderate clip, taking breaks as needed to enjoy the views and conversation.  Bring a headlamp or flashlight.  If the evening is clear, we will get some sunset vistas. (The sun will set at 7:30 p.m.) We'll be back by about 8 p.m., depending on the pace of the group.

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I Spy-a-Bear Bingo Walk for Young path Wanderers

Saturday, September 23 Starts: 10:00 a.m.
Leader: Sandy Friedland
Start: Steps of Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Calling all sharp-eyed bear lovers between the ages of four and eight: Come find bears — plus a few other critters — in the wilds of the UC campus. Back by popular demand, this version of Sandy’s Bingo walks for kids will cover about two miles and last 90 minutes with frequent stops, including one for refreshments. An adult must accompany every young bear spotter. The route is paved, with some gentle hills and a few streets to cross. Optional lunch in Lower Sproul Plaza or on Bancroft. Walk limited to 20 children. Please rsvp to Sandy by September 15 to reserve your child's spot for this creative activity.

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Come to the 43rd Annual Solano Stroll

Sunday, Sept.10
Starts: 10:00 a.m.
Be sure to check out our new BPWA tee shirts -- kids’ sizes, too! -- plus our maps, hats, books, and posters. You can join or renew your membership at the Stroll, and your membership will run through December, 2018! In our next e-newsletter, we’ll tell you the exact location of our booth.