Local Happenings

Craven Lynn    Long Train Runnin’ will pay tribute to the Doobie Brothers as they kick off this summer’s Concerts at the Cove series on Friday, June 8. Long Train Runnin’ features Mark Belshaw on sax, guitar, keyboards, flute and vocals; Harold Martin on bass guitar and vocals; Andy Morales on drums, percussion and vocals; Dave Petrucci on guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and vocals; John Mallare an guitars and vocals; and Andy Thrall on drums, percussion and vocals.

Friday, June 1

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kayaking: Seaplane Lagoon. Paddle past the seal dock, ships, Maritime Administration and more. Cost $53 per person. Meet at Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave. (Info, register: www.alamedaca.gov/recreation).
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Reading Takes You Places.” Summer reading program registration event. Eight-week program open to all ages begins with Family Fun Day. Games, crafts and a circus-comedy performance by Coventry & Kaluza. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Register, info: 747-7705, www.alamedafree.beanstack.org)

Saturday, June 2

  • 9 a.m. Webster Street, Crab Cove and Sand Castle Contest Walk. One-hour fitness walk with Alameda Walks. Check out the building of the sand castles and sand sculptures in the 52nd anniversary contest. No pets, please. Meet at the tennis courts, Lower Washington Park. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 9 a.m. to noon. Free Community Shredding Event sponsored by Kelly Lux, State Farm Insurance. Shred personal documents for free. 564 Park St. (Info: 521-1222)
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Child safety seat inspections and installations with car seat specialist, Bob Rollins. Sponsored by Alameda Police Department. No appointment required. City Hall Parking Lot, 1555 Oak St. (Info: Sergeant Derespini, 337-8518)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Open studio, exhibit and sale with seven contemporary women artists. Ukrainian painted eggs, ceramics, paintings. Free admission. Light refreshments. 331 Santa Clara Ave. (Info:elainecarp@gmail.com
  • 7 p.m. “Swinging with Peggy Carter, 1942.” Classic Swing and elegant vintage ballroom dance music in a Marvel Universe USO-style ball. Dance workshop at 7; formal dancing from 8 to midnight. No partners required. 1940s-era or Marvel-inspired costume, vintage or modern evening dress admired but not required. $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.seepeers dance.org/peggy.html) 

Sunday, June 3

  • Noon to 5 p.m. Open studio, exhibit and sale with seven contemporary women artists. Ukrainian painted eggs, ceramics, paintings. Free admission. Light refreshments. 331 Santa Clara Ave. (Info:elainecarp@gmail.com
  • 2 p.m. “Strange Invaders: ants, termites and bedbugs” The Alameda Free Library and Wonderfest Social Science event series. Learn the latest research on pest biology, detection and control. Speaker: Dr. Vernard Lewis, retired from UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Free admission. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)
  • 4 p.m. Piano Recital.  Performances by students of Carolyn Queener and Katy Stephan. Bring canned food donation to be entered into raffle. Free admission. Queener’s Piano Studio, 1215 Pacific Ave. (Info:  Katy Stephan, 529-6702)
  • 5 p.m. Motordude Zydeco performs. Dance and potluck. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com
  • 7 p.m. Alameda Architectural Preservation Society: 21st Annual Preservation Awards. Recognizes the preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures in Alameda. Visual presentation, live music and reception. Free admission. Crow’s Nest, Alameda Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point No. 77, Alameda Point. (Info: www.alamedapreservation.org.) 

Monday, June 4

  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., “Zinfandel: California’s Heritage Grape.” Carl Bellone, Ph.D., professor emeritus of public administration, Cal State East Bay, will describe the early arrival of the Zinfandel varietal and probe into its mysterious origins. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Register, info: 747-7506)
  • 7 p.m. “A Conversation: Guns in Our Community.” Public forum on firearms. Panelists include: Vice Mayor Malia Vella, Police Chief Paul Rolleri, veteran Paul Hauser; Rabbi Barnett Brickner representing the faith community; and student Lucy Helms. Christ Church Alameda, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-7200, www.christchurchalameda.org)

Tuesday, June 5 

  • 1 p.m. “Estate Planning: Tips, Traps & Solutions” with Paul Hunt. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Register, info: 747-7506.
  • 6 p.m. The Island and the Whales. Screening of the PBS-POV documentary film by Mike Day. Free admission. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, June 6

  • Noon to 3 p.m. Ice Cream Social courtesy of Calyx Health. Mingle with Alameda seniors and meet the Calyx Health team over ice cream. 2217 South Shore Center, No. 250. (RSVP, info: 996-5063, RSVP@calyxhealth.com)
  • 5:30 p.m. Not for Sale Film screening. Free admission. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Friday, June 8

  • June 8, 7:30 p.m. Concerts at the Cove featuring Long Train Runnin’. Free admission. Food booths, drinks, dancing and more.Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 522-6778)
  • June 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Love Our Island Art Walk on Park Street. Three windows, three artists, three bands, three hours. Free admission. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)