Local Happenings

Saturday, Jan. 18

  • 1 p.m. Annual rose pruning. East Bay Rose Society members provide rose-pruning demonstration. Question-and- answer session on rose care. Learn to prune while practicing on the roses at Lincoln Park. Free admission, no registration required. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. “The Last Gift Box, A Present to Those Who Follow Me.” Community workshop for all ages with Tina Cole Kreitz. Learn to create the ultimate gift to loved ones before your death: a well-ordered set of critical information and wishes. Free admission. RSVP required. Alameda Hospital, Conference Room A, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info, RSVP: 748-7455, pwashbou@hotmail.com)

Wednesday, Jan. 22

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Diabetes Support Group. Provided by the Alameda County Public Health Department Diabetes Program. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info: 383-5185, jkrause@alamedaca.gov
  • 1 p.m. “What Will We Tell the Kids?” Learn what to have organized and in one place before the next big earthquake or an unexpected death. Fee: $5. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, Jan. 23

  • 3:30 p.m. “Popcorn Taste Test.” Learn to tell the difference between microwave, air-popped and store-bought popcorn. Sample lots of different popcorn. For teens only. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Friday, Jan. 24

  • n Jan. 24 & 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Crab Cove Docent Training. Help others appreciate the natural and cultural resources of the park. Learn interpretive skills to assist with school programs, roving, special events, gardening and community science projects. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info, applications: 544-3182, sramos@ebparks.org)