Local Happenings

Courtesy Mary Spicer

Friday, Sept. 20

  • 3:30 p.m. Teen Bullet Journaling Workshop. Stay organized and motivated in the new school year through bullet journaling. Bring a notebook or journal or learn to make one. Supplies provided. For teens, ages 13 to 18. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Saturday, Sept. 21

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon. Coastal Cleanup Day. Help keep Alameda coastline clean. Bring bucket, gloves reusable water bottle. Sign in at Shore Line Drive and Park Street or at the local marinas starting at 9 a.m. (Info, register: 1-888-EBPARKS) 
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Take 1K out of the Bay.” Alameda resident spearheads effort to clean both sides of the Oakland Estuary. Help remove 1,000 or more pounds of garbage before it reaches the ocean. Register in advance at https://estuary_cleanup.eventbrite.com. Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero, Oakland. (Info: 283-4224, maryspicer222@gmail.com)
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Legion Post 647 Pot Luck Barbecue. Open to all active-duty military and veterans. Bring a dish to share. Littlejohn Park, corner of Benton Street and Buena Vista Avenue. (Info: 589-5803, ed4j@hotmail.com)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. “Fall Fest – An Island Celebration of Craft Beers, Wine, Music and Games.” Taste local craft beers from 15 breweries and wines from three local wineries. Live music from local bands: The Jones Gang, Bay Station and ’80s-a-GoGo. $50 ticket includes barbecue lunch. All proceeds benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels. Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina. (Info, tickets: https://2019fallfest.eventbrite.com
  • 7 p.m. “A Night in Tahiti”  Enjoy music, hula and the Aloha Spirit. Help send dance teacher and performer Makana Iulio to Tahiti to represent U.S. in international competition. Proceeds also benefit Alameda Adaptive Arts, a nonprofit providing instruction in the performing arts to adults with special needs. Tickets: $75. Held at private lagoon home. (Info, tickets: 599-5654, www.halaumakana.com/fundraisers)
  • 8 p.m. Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs traditional Balinese music. Tickets: $20 advance or $25 day of show, kids 12 and younger: $12. Part of Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series honoring island traditions from around the world, on the island of Alameda. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Sunday, Sept. 22

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Alameda’s Hidden Gems.” Annual Alameda Legacy Home Tour sponsored by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Featuring a selection of East End architectural gems built between the 1880s to the 1930s. Advance tickets: $35, Day of tour: $40; available at www.eventbrite.com. Pick up guidebook in advance at Alameda Shade Shop, 914 Central Ave. or Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. or on the day of at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 423-3338, www.alameda-legacy-home-tour.org)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. “Shofar Factory.” Sawing, drilling, carving, sanding and shining shofars to start the Jewish New Year. Snacks, music, prizes and other crafts.  Free admission with RSVP at www.jewishalameda.com/shofar or $18 per family at the door. Italian American Hall, 2712 Encinal Ave. (Info: 640-2590, rabbi@jewishalameda.com)
  • 2 p.m. “The Green New Deal Needs New Green Jobs.” Discussion with Justine Burt, author of The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future. The Great Pivot is a blueprint for creating meaningful jobs that will also dramatically reduce waste and restore the natural world. Free admission. Sponsored by Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda and the Alameda Free Library. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, www.alamedafree.org/events-directory/calendar)

Tuesday, Sept. 24

  • 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. College of Alameda annual Transfer Day Fair. More than 45 California State University, University of California, private and out-of-state colleges and universities provide potential students information about college transfer requirements, majors, programs and resources. College of Alameda Welcome Center, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy. (Info: 748-2113, vvirkkila@peralta.edu)
  • 12:15 p.m. “Maritime Innovation in Alameda and the Greater Bay Area.” Nick Ellis discusses how as an island city, Alameda has a rich maritime history and continues to be a hot spot of maritime innovation. Rotary Club of Alameda hosts. Free for members, $20 for visitors, includes lunch. Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info: 522-6778, lauren@aecliving.com)
  • 1 p.m. “How Changes in Medicare Affect Seniors.” Learn how Medicare’s business model is changing and what that means for seniors, healthcare and insurance options. Provided by Calyx Advantage. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 3:30 p.m. Banned Books Week: A Wrinkle in Time screening. Watch the 2018 movie based on the banned book A Wrinkle in Time to celebrate Banned Books Week. All ages are welcome. Free admission, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • 10 a.m. Diabetes Support Group. Provided by Alameda County Public Health Department Diabetes Program. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info: 383-5185, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7:30 p.m. “The Moxie Strings.” Benefit concert for Immanuel Lutheran Church’s historical sanctuary rehabilitation and launch celebration for The Moxie Strings, a nonprofit providing clinics and musical inspiration to underserved schools. Cost $25 general admission, $35 reserved seating or $50 reserved seating, glass of wine and “Meet the Artists” post-concert party. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets/event/4312168. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 914-8924, www.themoxiestrings.com