Local Happenings

Courtesy moma.org    Learn about the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, whose imaginations produced the iconic Eames chair, above, in a discussion at the Alameda Main Library, Monday, Feb. 11.

Friday, Feb. 8

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Open house with crepes and culture. Celebrate Alameda’s first full French language immersion program. Crepes, music and entertainment by children currently in the program. Free admission. The Child Unique Montessori School, 1400 Sixth St. (Info: 521-9227, www.thechildunique.org)
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m. justMoves community dance gathering. Music and motivation to dance. Open to adults 21 and older only. $13 tickets in advance only at Eventbrite. Phoenix, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: 671-2166, www.justmoves.club)

Saturday, Feb. 9

  • Noon. American Association of University Women luncheon. Andrea Morgan speaks about reducing pollution and controlling climate change while promoting environmental equity. $18. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. Conference Room A. (Register, info: 748-7455, www.alameda-ca.aauw.net)

Sunday, Feb. 10

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Alameda Wildlife Reserve Work Party. Help prepare the reserve at Alameda Point for the return of the endangered least terns in April. Tasks include weeding, placing nest markers and “chick chalets,” plus picking up trash. (RSVP, info: 521-4402, pg3187@gmail.com

Monday, Feb. 11

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Charles and Ray Eames Design Art Docent Presentation. Friends of the Alameda Library hosts talk on the influential husband-and-wife design team, Charles and Ray Eames, the visionaries behind the iconic Eames chairs. Their collaboration of more than 30 years ranged from furniture to photography. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: mail@janwrites.com)

Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • 1 p.m., “Is Food a Problem for You?” Panel discussion followed by question-and-answer session. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)  

Wednesday, Feb. 13

  • 5:30 p.m. Dark Money film screening. See documentary exposing one of the greatest threats to American democracy. A discussion will be held afterwards with Dennis Evanosky, publisher, Alameda Sun. Free admission. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda, American Association of University Women and Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: www.LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html)

Thursday, Feb. 14

  • 7:15 p.m. “How Healthy is My Heart?” Discuss heart health on Valentine’s Day. Learn tips on keeping the cardiovascular system healthy and how to give the heart some love. Free admission. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Sq. Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, https://2019hearthealth.eventbrite.com)