Local Happenings

Courtesy www.colorado.edu    Mastick Senior Center will host a workshop on how to prevent bicycle theft coming up Tuesday, March 19. Above, proper use of a U-lock is generally recommended to keep bikes from disappearing.
  • Monday, March 18
  • 6 p.m. American Association of University Women Alameda Authors Series. Featuring Lea Kirk and her Prophecy books: Prophecy, Salvation and Collision. Alameda Main Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: https://leakirk-aauw2019.eventbrite.com)

Tuesday, March 19

  • 1:30 p.m. “Maintain Your Brain.” Workshop to keep brain healthy. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 1:30 p.m. Bike Theft Prevention workshop made possible via a partnership with the City of Alameda. Sponsored by Bike East Bay. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, March 20

  • 1 p.m. Emergency Preparedness Workshop. Learn what to do before the next emergency. Sponsored by Elders Village and AEC Living. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Operating System II.” Computer lab workshop covering basic computer usage. Lecture and open question format based on Windows 7 PC Systems. Bring personal devices for help. Register at the Circulation Desk. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, Computer Lab, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7709, kdikatanan@alamedaca.gov)  

Thursday, March 21

  • 1:15 to 2:05 p.m. Balance and Mobility Fitness class. $5. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room A. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fourth annual Youth Career & Job Fair. City of Alameda sponsors event focused on summer jobs and internships for Alameda youth. Connect with local employers. Free admission. Register: tinyurl.com/YouthCareerFair2019. Encinal High School Gym, 210 Central Ave. (Info: 747-6895, efonstein@alamedaca.gov)
  • 5 p.m. Purim Party. Megilla reading at 5 p.m., celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Includes: buffet dinner, music, crafts, balloons, face painting, bounce house and more. Open to all ages. Suggested donation: adults $15, children $10. Italian American Hall, 2712 Encinal Ave. (Info, RSVP: events@jewishalameda.com, www.JewishAlameda.com/purim)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet Your Public Officials (MYPO) 2019. League of Women Voters of Alameda hosts community mixer and fundraiser with opportunity to speed date with five-minute, one-on-one conversations with Alameda officials. Includes: appetizers, cash bar, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the League’s voter services, community forums and youth outreach. Tickets: $20 each at bit.ly/2BKSRx8. Alameda Elks Lodge, third floor, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.lwvalameda.org/mypo.html)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Beacon Business Bank Speaker Series. Lars Hansson, CPA and Tony Kuttner to speak on “Tax Laws of 2019 and the Impacts on Businesses” and “Merchant Services and the Infamous Chip” respectively. Free admission for local business owners, light refreshments served. Beacon Business Bank, 1442 Webster St. (Info: 769-1000, www.beaconbusinessbank.com