Local Happenings

Courtesy sfjazz.org    This month’s Free Concert in the Park at Crab Cove will feature Jazz Mafia, shown here performing at their 10-year anniversary concert last November.

Friday, Aug. 9

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free Concerts in the Park. Featuring Jazz Mafia performing jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and electronica. Food, drink, dancing and more. Adjoining Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187, www.ebparks.org/85th)

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • 9 a.m. “Jean Sweeney Park to Marina Village.” Alameda Walks explores Jean Sweeney Open Space Park and the Marina Park Village shoreline and fountains. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, 1925 Sherman St. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 2 to 5 p.m. Pour Your HeART Out. Annual benefit for youth arts. Celebrate the arts with tastings from exceptional woman winemakers, brewers, distillers and restaurateurs. Entertainment by Maze Daiko, Mary Lou’s Apartment, Salsa-Lab and the Ebb and Flow East Bay Dancers.  $75 in advance, $100 general admission; $20 off with keyword SUN; 21 and older. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2315 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Sunday, Aug. 11

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MiniMaker Faire. A showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Interactive exhibits, live music, lots more. Tickets available now. 905 W. Ranger Ave. (Info, tickets: 747-4714, www.alameda.makerfaire.com)

Monday, Aug. 12

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Annabeth Rosen Ceramics.” A docent will present images from the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibit of works by Northern California sculptor Annabeth Rosen, a pioneer in the field of contemporary ceramics. Free admission. Sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713, kumar.fanse@gmail.com)

Tuesday, Aug. 13

  • 1 p.m. “The State of Behavioral Health.” Hear the reasons why one in 10 seniors is affected by depression or anxiety. Join Calyx Health to learn its approach to changing these stats. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. “Local Lore: Industry in Alameda: A Legacy of Enterprise and Innovation.” Local historian and author Woody Minor speaks on the history of industry in Alameda. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 6 p.m. “Is Solar Right for Your Home?” Public workshop to help Alamedans learn about solar power. Hosted by Alameda Municipal Power (AMP). Free admission. Registration required. AMP Service Center, 2000 Grand St. (Register, info: 814-6430, www.alamedamp.com/solar-workshop)

Wednesday, Aug. 14

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Smartphone Basics — Apple iOS” Computer Lab Workshop covering basics of smartphone use. Bring a smart device as well as e-mail addresses and passwords in order to sign up and download apps. Registration requested, seating is limited. Register at circulation desk or computer lab. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov.)

Thursday, Aug. 15

  • 1 p.m. “Birds of Alameda —Fall and Winter.” Learn stories, see images and get tips on how to identify and protect the myriad of birds that visit Alameda and the Bay shore. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room E. (Info, register: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)