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Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., will host an open house and resource fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26. This is the fourth year of this event that showcases some of the work done by Mastick members.

The fair also gives all adults and working seniors a chance to receive information regarding the programs offered at the center. Local organizations will be on hand providing information relating to health care, transportation, safety, meals and general well-being.

A joint military exercise designed to help transportation units and sustainment commands hone their expertise unfolded at Alameda Point last week. Army reservists from 743rd Transportation Company in Boston conducted seaport operations training aboard the Keystone State Class crane ship SS Grand Canyon State. The soldiers were part of an exercise that runs through tomorrow, Aug. 7 and involves elements from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).

In exchange for a donation of school supplies, shredding services will be available as part of Bank of Marin’s Alameda Community "Shred Day" on Friday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event supports the local "Equipped 4 Success" (E4S) school supply drive.

The public may bring up to five boxes of paper documents for shredding to the Bank of Marin branch located at 2130 Otis Drive. Please also bring at least one package of new school supplies, such as pens, pencils, crayons, paper, glue and notebooks to be donated to the E4S Drive.

Alameda’s Tomorrow Youth Repertory in association with Alameda Children’s Musical Theatre will present Seussical the Musical this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. Suessical debuted on Broadway in 2000. The story is based on characters and scenarios from the enormously popular books and beloved characters of Dr. Suess.

Island City gardeners looking for a way to fit some more fruit trees in their yards will benefit from an Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) discussion set for Monday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"Gardening on the Up and Up: Vertical Gardening Techniques for Growing Fruits and Vegetables" with speaker Claire Span will present on how to use vertical space to increase and diversify a garden’s production.