Local Happenings

Courtesy Photo    A discussion of Tom Debley’s wildlife photography will take place a the West End Library next Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Left, Debley’s photo titled “Silhouettes at Sunset” captures sandhill cranes and snow geese in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.

Friday, Oct. 18

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale Preview. More than 30,000 gently used books and media for sale. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit Alameda Free Library. Al DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave., Alameda Point. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. “Roaring 2020s, The New Jazz Age.” Vintage Fashion Faire hosted by Antiques by the Bay. Friday VIP Early Buy Party: $15 online, $20 at the door. More than 75 booths featuring unique vintage clothing and more. Cocktail Party with Jazz by Blue Bone Express, Fashion Contest. Michaan’s Annex Auction Showroom, 2701 Monarch St. (Info: 522-7500, www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com)
  • 8 p.m. Pasifika CD Release Party with Mahealani Uchiyama. Celebration of peoples and cultures connected by the Pacific Ocean through Hawaiian and Tahitian songs. Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Saturday, Oct. 19

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale. More than 30,000 gently used books and media for sale. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Alameda Free Library. Al DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave., Alameda Point. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Roaring 2020s, The New Jazz Age.” Vintage Fashion Faire hosted by Antiques by the Bay. More than 75 booths featuring unique vintage clothing and more. Admission $5 at the door. Michaan’s Annex Auction Showroom, 2701 Monarch St. (Info: 522-7500, www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com)
  • 3 to 6 p.m. Porchfest Alameda East End. A wide variety of musicians will play live music at various East End locations. Stay at one location or visit them all. A zero-waste event. See website for locations. (Info: www.apf.neocities.org)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. Blacklight Art Show. Annual after-dark art show featuring LED art, live music, body painting, costume contest, video installation. Tickets: $5. Studio 23, 2309 Encinal Ave. (Info: www.studio23gallery.com)

Sunday, Oct. 20

  • Noon to 4 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale – Clearance Sale. More than 30,000 gently used books and media for sale. $5 per bag, $7 per box. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Alameda Free Library. Al DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave., Alameda Point. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. “Catch the Alameda Blue Wave.” Volunteers from All Rise Alameda discuss what local residents can do to make a difference in the 2020 elections. Free admission. Adult beverages and snacks served. Phoenix-Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: allrisealameda@gmail.com)
  • 5 to 6:45 p.m. Alameda Sangha annual potluck picnic. Free admission, bring a favorite potluck dish to share and/or beverages. Vegetarian dishes not required. Tea provided, as well as tables, chairs, compostable and recyclable plates, cutlery, cups and napkins. Buena Vista Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. Social Hall. (Info: 517-5168, www.alamedasangha.org)
  • 6:30 p.m. Insights from Home Inspection and Insurance Experts. Discuss maintenance and insurance for vintage homes. Sponsored by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS). Free for AAPS members. $5 for non-members. First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave. (Info: www.alameda-preservation.org)

Tuesday, Oct. 22

  • 1 p.m. Transportation 101. Victoria Williams, paratransit coordinator, will provide and overview of various transportation options (East Bay Paratransit, Premium Taxi Program free shuttle services) available to Alameda residents. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 1:30 p.m. Senior Clipper Card 101. Adults, 65 and older, are eligible for a free Senior Clipper Card. Provide photo ID with date of birth to demonstrate eligibility and for card registration. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 3:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus. Screening of PG-rated interactive Halloween classic film. Includes goodie bag of treats to follow along with the movie. For students in grades seven through 12. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • 1 p.m. “Is Sugar a Problem?” Overeaters Anonymous offers suggestions and solutions for all who believe they are addicted to sweets. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • 3:30 p.m. D.I.Y. Costume Workshop. Library helps teens prepare for Halloween. For teens ages 13 to 18. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. “Albatross to Wildebeest — Wildlife Images from Around the World.” Showcase of East Bay photographer Tom Debley’s work from his travels. Free admission, sponsored by the Alameda Photographic Society. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767, klundstr @alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. “How Can We Fund Improvements to our Schools and Communities?” Presentation with Helen Hutchinson, League of Women Voters of California executive director. Learn about Schools & Communities First ballot initiative. Phoenix Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: 913-0591, lwvalameda.org/calendar.html)
  • 7 p.m. “PEOM (Poetry Every Other Month).” Featured reader Amos White. New poet reads every other month. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385, genekahane@gmail.com)
  • 7:15 p.m. “Are You Living Full Out and All In?” Workshop to discuss whether one dwells more in the land of the heart or the land of the head. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Square Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, https://bridgingheadandheart2019.eventbrite.com)