Local Happenings

Saturday, March 23

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “CarrierCon 2019.” First-ever convention celebrating all pop culture featuring: Artist Alley, panels, tabletop gaming, photo locations, a screening room, a haunted tour and more. General day pass $25, youth day pass $15. USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Tickets, info: 521-8448, www.usshornet.org)
  • 8 p.m. “Blues is a Woman.” Multi-media performance with Pamela Rose celebrating the powerful contribution women in early Blues gave to American culture. Featuring outstanding Bay Area women blues musicians who sing and tell stories. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the show. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Sunday, March 24

  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Living Well in a Smaller Space.” Sherrill Baldwin Halbe and Rose K. Mark, co-authors of Interior Design for Small Dwellings teach steps on how to design rooms so they reflect aesthetic and functional needs. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Monday, March 25

  • 5 to 7 p.m. “Dine and Connect.” Community dinner serving the homeless in Alameda. Sponsored by City of Alameda, Alameda All Faiths Coalition, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda Food Bank, Building Futures, Operation Dignity and Alameda Police Department. Free admission. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 523-0659)

Tuesday, March 26

  • n 1 p.m. “The ABCs of LTC: An Overview of Long Term Care.” Educational overview from Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program and Legal Assistance for Seniors. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, March 27

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Diabetes Support Group provided by the Alameda County Public Health Department Program. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. Info: 383-5185, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 1 p.m. “Discover Baseball All Over Again.” Appreciation session for America’s favorite pastime. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “From the Desktop to your Pocket.” 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 circulation desk. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, Computer Lab, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7709, kdikatanan@alamedaca.gov)  

Thursday, March 28

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. “iPhone Photography for Beginners.” Workshop to gain skill in taking photos. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 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)
  • 1:30 p.m. “How Fast? How Slow? Tempo in Music.” Music appreciation session with focus on pace. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Respect Your Cat Day.” Learn about cat care, watch the show My Cat from Hell and make a cat-inspired craft. For teens 13 to 18, no registration required. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. “Does Consciousness Come from the Brain?” Join a lively discussion on the nature of consciousness. Learn from Mark Gober’s new book, An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life. Free admission. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Sq. Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, https://2019consciousness.eventbrite.com)