Local Happenings

Saturday, Jan. 5

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Annual Rose Pruning. East Bay Rose Society members provide rose-pruning demonstration. Learn about rose care from the professionals. Free admission. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. PEERS presents a Victorian 12th Night Ball dance party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig of A Christmas Carol. Dance lesson, Bangers & Mash performs ballroom dance music and set dances. No partners required. No host bar, light buffet, performances by the Peerless Music Hall and Charles Dickens himself. Additional musical party with the cast of Oliver Twist in the Rathskellar below stairs. Victorian costume or modern evening dress admired, but not required. Tickets $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, peers@peersdance.org)

Sunday, Jan. 6

  • 5 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic perform zydeco and accordion soul. Potluck and dance. $17. Alameda Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-792-8855, zydecod@msn.com)

Tuesday, Jan. 8

  • Noon to 5 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Become a blood and platelet donor for the Red Cross during its urgent season. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 1-800-733-2767)

Wednesday, Jan. 9

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Association of Retired People (AARP) Smart Driver Standard Course. Cost: $15 AARP members, $20 non-members; payable by check in the Mastick Office at least one day prior to class. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)

Friday, Jan. 11

  • 1 p.m., Travel Tips & Navigation Using Technology. Sponsored by The Center For Independent Living. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room E. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Cross Currents 2019. Opening reception for Island Alliance of the Arts 12th annual exhibition of California Artists. Show hangs through Feb. 23. Artists reach beyond traditional boundaries to interpret the many meanings of the title in their own style and medium. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.islandallianceofthearts.org, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Modified. Screening of film on genetically modified organisms, politics and family hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: lindacarloni532@gmail.com)