Local Happenings

Saturday, June 30

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “Flower Power” Hands-on workshop on planting beautiful pots. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 2 to 6 p.m. “Pints for FAAS” Fundraiser for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Free raffle entry with drink purchase. Adoptable animals 2 to 4 p.m. Live DJ, drink specials. Lucky 13, 1301 Park St. (Info: 523-2118, lucky13alameda.com)
  • 8 p.m. Will Durst: Durst Case Scenario, Midterm Madness. Political satirist and comedian reviews current affairs. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)    

Sunday, July 1

  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Outdoor Art Festival featuring more than 65 Alameda and Bay Area artists. Live painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration. Live music, refreshments. Free admission. Studio 23, 2309 Encinal Ave. (Info: www.studio23gallery.com)

Wednesday, July 4

  • 9 a.m. Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (RACE) foot race starts on Park Street, follows Independence Day Parade route. (Info: www.alamedarace.com)
  • 10 a.m. Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. Annual celebration of the nation’s birth featuring more than 150 participating entries marching from Park Street to Webster Street. (Info: www.alamedaparade.com)
  • 2 to 10 p.m. USS Hornet Fourth of July Celebration. Live music, family fun, tours of ship. View fireworks at 9:15. 707 W Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448, www.usshornet.org)