Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Recreate the class and character of the Gold Rush-era dance hall, the Bella Union, with the PEERS this Saturday, Sept. 7.

Saturday, Sept. 7

  • 9 a.m. “Shoreline to Doolittle Pond.” Alameda Walks explores the south shore; its wildlife and beautiful views. Learn history of the Alameda shoreline and Doolittle Pond at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline. Guide: East Bay Regional Parks District Naturalist, Michael Charnofsky. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Park Street and Shore Line Drive along shoreline. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 10:30 a.m. Golden Gate Audubon Society Bird Walk. Observe and learn about arriving shorebirds and other birds. Meet at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary on Shore Line Drive near Broadway. (Info, loaner binoculars: 263-9339, lindacarloni532@gmail.com)
  • 5 p.m. Third annual Temple Israel Poker Night. Texas Hold ‘Em format. Beginner tutorial and refreshments included in registration fee. Minimum donation: $50; Extra buy-ins: $20. Proceeds support Temple Israel school and security upgrades and programs. First prize: $100 Amazon gift card. Register in advance at www.poker2019.eventbrite.com, seating is limited. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Rd. (Info: 522-9355, jthresher2@yahoo.com)
  • 6:30 p.m. PEERS (The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society) recreates the notorious Bella Union dance hall in Gold Rush San Francisco for one night. Pre-ball Victorian dance lesson at 7 p.m., Bangers & Mash performs. No partners needed; all pattern dances taught and called. Gold Rush-era, Old West, saloon or dance hall girl costume or modern evening dress admired but not required. Tickets $20 by Aug. 31; $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, peers@peersdance.org)

Monday, Sept. 9

  • 5:30 p.m. Alameda Free Library Film Series: La Dolce Vita (first part). View and discuss film. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, dboyer@alamedaca.gov)

Tuesday, Sept. 10

  • Noon to 5 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Eligible donors encouraged to give blood, plasma and platelets. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 1-800-733-2767, www.redcross.org)

Wednesday, Sept. 11

  • 1 p.m. “Life after Caregiving.” Workshop for surviving grief and loss after someone you have been caring for passes away. Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, September 2019 through February 2020. Sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. “A Course in Miracles.” A practical way to look at thoughts. Discover how to move one’s experience of the world from fear-based to love-based reactions. 2500 Santa Clara Ave. second floor, enter from rear. (Info, pre-register: 918-3331, maryandjim.manning@gmail.com)
  • 6 p.m. Computer Lab Workshop: “Library Apps.” Learn the basics of downloading various apps on smart devices, setting up accounts and using the apps. Lecture and open question format, based on individual devices. Bring smart devices, email addresses and passwords to Google Play and App Store accounts. Registration requested; space is limited. Alameda Main Library 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7709, kdikitanan@alamedaca.gov)

Friday, Sept. 13

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Concerts on the Cove featuring SambaDa performing Afro-Brazilian blended with funk, rock and reggae. Food, drink, dancing and more. Adjoining Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187, www.ebparks.org/85th)