Local Happenings

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic perform. Dance lesson at 8. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Saturday, July 7

  • 9 a.m. Crab Cove to Grand Street Shoreline Tour. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks led by the East Bay Regional Park District’s (EBRPD) interpretive staff, Susan Ramos. Explore the Alameda shoreline, Crown Memorial State Beach and observe fish at the Bath House, part of EBRPD’s Mobile Fish Exhibit. No pets, please. Meet at Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 7 p.m. “The Jolly Corks’ Ball: 1868 — a Vivacious Victorian Ball” Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Vintage ballroom dance lesson, Bangers & Mash performs Victorian couple dances, mixers and set dances. No partners needed. Victorian or modern evening dress admired, but not required. Intermission performance by the Peerless Music Hall. No host bar, light potluck snack buffet. Tickets $20 (by June 30); $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/jollycorks.html)

Sunday, July 8

  • n 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Mini Maker Faire. Makers, businesses, artists, craftspeople showcase creations, mingle. Ranger Avenue between Saratoga Street and Pan Am Way. 905 West Ranger Ave. (Info: www.alameda.makerfaire.com)

Tuesday, July 10

  • 1 p.m., “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.” Learn about research, recommendations in nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506)

Wednesday, July 11

  • n 7 p.m. Alameda Island Poets monthly reading featuring Connie Post, Livermore Poet Laureate emeritus, and Carole Dwinell. Hosted by Nanette Deetz. Free admission, donations requested. Light refreshments. Open mic follows features. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523,6957, www.frankbettecenter.org, cathydana@gmail.com)

Thursday, July 12 

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Free stroke-risk assessment screenings courtesy of Alameda Hospital. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. Social Hall. (Info, appointments: 814-4362)