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Holiday Guide Listings

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Arts & Crafts

ACCI Holiday Exhibition: A show and sale of art by more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople. Reception: December 9, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 25-Jan. 6. ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-843-2527, www.accigallery.com.

Annual Holiday Arts Festival & Art Auction: A day of family activities including a silent fine art auction, arts and crafts sales, children's workshops, and more. Preview: November 29-December 3. Sun., Dec. 4, 12-5 p.m. Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond, 510-620-6772.

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: A free, self-guided tour. Free map available on the Web site. Starting Nov. 26, Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 18, www.berkeleyartisans.com.

Christmas Show: A group exhibit. Through Jan. 10, 2006. City Arts Gallery, 746 B St., Hayward, 510-538-9763.

Civic Arts Education & Clay Arts Guild Holiday Sale: A four-day event at two locations. Dec. 8-11. Civic Arts Education Shadelands Campus, 111 N. Wiget Ln. (at Ygnacio Valley Blvd.), Walnut Creek, 925-943-5846.

Community, Carols, and Cocoa: Enjoy hot cocoa, live music, and holiday crafts. Thu., Dec. 22, 3-6 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 23, 3-6 p.m. Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

Cottage in the Woods Arts and Crafts Faire: An arts and crafts sale to benefit the preschool. Dec. 3-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cottage in the Woods Preschool, 3917 Lyman Rd., Oakland, 510-531-3121.

End of the Year Group Show: Art by Inferno artists and others. Reception: December 20, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10-Jan. 20. Inferno Gallery, 4401 San Leandro St., Oakland, 510-435-4843, infernogallery.com.

Hayward Arts Council Show: An ongoing special holiday rotating exhibit of fine art and crafts. Through Dec. 31. Green Shutter Gallery, 22654 Main St., Hayward, 510-538-2787, www.haywardarts.org.

Holiday Art Show: An exhibition and sale of ethnic art, home adornments, and unique jewelry, featuring artist in residence Alexander Chitungo of Zimbabwe, who will give live Shona sculpture demonstrations. Nov. 25-27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 10-11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 17-18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Stix 'n' Stones, 1128 Campbell St., Oakland.

Holiday for the Arts: A three-day holiday art and craft show. Gala celebration: December 3. Dec. 3-5. Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont, 510-791-4357.

Holiday Showcase: Featuring art by members of the Hayward Arts Council. Through Dec. 24. Green Shutter Gallery, 22654 Main St., Hayward, 510-538-2787, www.haywardarts.org.

Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop: Bring your own pruners; other supplies provided. Registration required; register at 510-643-2755. Wed., Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, $25-$30. UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Dr., Berkeley, 510-643-2755.

Jewish Traditions: Harry Lieberman's paintings depict traditional Jewish scenes, including shtetl life and Biblical stories. Through Dec. 30. Ames Gallery, 2661 Cedar St., Berkeley, 510-845-4949, www.amesgallery.com.

Kristan Willits Holiday Open Studio: Works in watercolor and oil pastel, with live music and festivities. Starting Nov. 27, Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 4. Kristan Willits studio, 1910 Virginia St., Berkeley.

Luminance Holiday Sale: The annual holiday show and sale by the Luminance Group, local women artists. Nov. 26-27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1216 Gilman St., Berkeley.

Oakland Elizabeth House Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair and Fund-Raiser: The annual art fair to benefit the transitional residence for women and children. Sun., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Info: 510-658-1380. St. Augustine Gymnasium, 400 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland.

Palestinian Handicrafts: A show and sale of embroidery from Dheisheh, hand-blown glassware from Hebron, olive wood crafts from Bethlehem, etc., sponsored by the Joining Hands group. Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Berkeley Friends' Meeting House, 2151 Vine St., Berkeley.

Playing with Fire: The 34th annual Berkeley Potters' Guild holiday show and sale, featuring the work of twenty ceramic artists. Nov. 26-27-Dec. 19-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Berkeley Potters' Guild, 731 Jones St., Berkeley, 510-524-7031, www.berkeleypotters.com.

Rockridge Holiday Open Studios: The annual holiday self-guided tour. Starting Dec. 3, Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 11, 510-428-2915.

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