Local Happenings

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guatemalan Craft Mercado. Textile and bead crafts direct from village artisans in Guatemala on sale for holiday gifts. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alameda Holiday Boutique. 40th annual fine arts-and-crafts sale. Handcrafted and gourmet items, antiques and collectibles for sale. Free admission. Sponsored by Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. Proceeds benefit several Alameda nonprofits. Albert H DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 523-4123, joanne2020@comcast.net)
  • Noon. Annual Unity Picnic. Hosted by Black Achievers Alliance. Gather to celebrate community, bring picnic lunch. Free admission. Group photo at noon. Crab Cove Picnic Area, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: madlen@alamedachamber.com)

Sunday, Nov. 3

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alameda Holiday Boutique. 40th annual fine arts and crafts sale. Handcrafted and gourmet items, antiques and collectables for sale. Free admission. Sponsored by Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. Proceeds benefit several Alameda nonprofits. Albert H DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 523-4123, joanne2020@comcast.net)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Four Foundations of Mindfulness.” Four Sunday evening classes (also: Nov. 10, Dec. 1 and 15) taught by Rebecca Dixon, founding teacher of Alameda Sangha. Admission by donation, all experience levels welcome. Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. (Info: 517-5168, www.alamedasangha.org)

Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • 1 p.m. “Healthy Living for Brain and Body.” Learn to promote brain and body health through diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@mastickseniorcenter.com)
  • 7 p.m. “Take Control of Your Finances in Eight Easy Steps.” Workshop and presentation on financial planning. Volunteers from the Financial Planning Association of the East Bay will present and answer questions. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767, klundstr@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, Nov. 6

  • 1 p.m. DMV Senior Ombudsman Program. Topics may include: license renewal options; compensating for age-related changes; safe driving tips; transportation alternatives; and the Real ID Driver License. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@mastickseniorcenter.com)

Thursday, Nov. 7

  • 1 p.m. Music Appreciation. A piano-vocal presentation and discussion of songs from the Great American Songbook featuring tunes of 1950s-era Broadway shows. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. No registration required. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@mastickseniorcenter.com)

Friday, Nov. 8

  • Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m. Little Women. Encinal Junior-Senior High School fall play tells the story of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their beloved mother, as they struggle to keep their family going while their father is away fighting the Civil War. Encinal High School Gymnasium, 210 Central Ave. (Info: 748-4023, christiprice@me.com)