Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Come sing along with fellow Alamedans at a Community Sing-A-Long with Bryan Dyer set for next Thrursday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works. Singers of all experience levels welcome. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Rhythmix is located at 2513 Blanding Ave.

Friday, Nov. 8

  • Nov. 8, 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 mother, as they struggle to keep their family going while their father is away fighting the Civil War. $15 for adults or $10 for students and seniors. Encinal High School Gymnasium, 210 Central Ave. (Info: 748-4023, christiprice@me.com)

Saturday, Nov. 9

  • 5 to 9 p.m. “Mouseversary Party.” Local gift store celebrates 10th anniversary with free event for the public. DJ, beer tastings, exclusive T-shirts, face painting and raffle to benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Modern Mouse, 2223 South Shore Center. (Info: 814-8830, www.modernmousegifts.com)
  • 7:30 p.m. Little Women. Encinal Junior-Senior High School fall play. $15 for adults or $10 for students and seniors. Encinal High School Gymnasium, 210 Central Ave. (Info: 748-4023, christiprice@me.com)
  • 8 p.m. Maze Daiko performs a blend of Japanese, African, South American and Western music. Tickets: $20 in 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, Nov. 10

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Alameda Civic Ballet Nutcracker Benefit Breakfast. Made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, waffle station, and full breakfast buffet served by Nutcracker cast members. Tips benefit the Rachel Shahinian and Annika Zinsley Memorial scholarship fund. Tickets: $14 ages 13 and older, $6 ages 6 to 12 and younger than 5 eat free. Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 337-1929, gfalkner94501@gmail.com)
  • 9 a.m. to noon. Alameda Wildlife Reserve Volunteer Work Party. Prepare Alameda Point for the return of the endangered least terns in April. Tasks include picking up trash, weeding, placing nest markers and “chick chalets.” (Info, directions: 521-4402, pg3187@gmail.com

Monday, Nov. 11

  • 10 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony. USS Hornet Band performs. Special exhibits all day; 11:30 a.m. special presentation on Mickey Ganitch; followed by wreath and flower toss at the Fantail and more. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448, www.uss-hornet.org
  • 10:30 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony and Concert. Alameda High School band performs in honor of U.S. veterans. Hosted in collaboration with veterans groups of Alameda. Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 813-5273, usmarinevet1@gmail.com)

Tuesday, Nov. 12

  • 1 p.m. Home Health Care 101. Join representatives from AEC Living, Best Living Care, Visiting Angels and Alice Home Care for an overview of home healthcare options including: home care vs. home health; private vs. agency and cost and payment options. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@mastickseniorcenter.com)

Wednesday, Nov. 13

  • 1 p.m. “Retirement Savings during Market Downturn.” Join Yixue Mei, Edward Jones financial advisor, for a presentation focusing on protecting savings and long-term financial goals during economic downturn and risk. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@mastickseniorcenter.com)

Thursday, Nov. 14

  • 7 p.m. “Our Community Counts: Alameda & the 2020 Census.” Community forum. In the 2020 Census, an undercount of just 5 percent would equal $1.6 billion in lost funding to Alameda County over the next decade. Learn how to help the 2020 Census. Free admission. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Alameda and the City of Alameda. Phoenix Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: 913-0591, www.LWVAlameda.org)
  • 7:15 p.m. “Avoid the Holiday Bloat.” Learn tips and tricks from a functional medicine doctor on how to stay healthy during the holidays. Free admission, reservation required. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Square Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, www.owcalameda.com)