Local Happenings

Explore the latest, most powerful technologies with Dr. Norman Yao, Associate Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley this Sunday, July 29, at the Alameda Free Library. Yao’s presentation “Quantum Computers: Where we are and where we’re going” takes place at 2 p.m.

Friday, July 27

  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Closing reception for July featured artist Bart D. Frescura. Enjoy a look into Frescura’s works of filmmaking and variety of mediums. Ceremony will feature 50-percent-off markdowns of seasonal goods and refreshments. Feathered Outlaw, 1506 Webster St. (Info: www.featheredoutlaw.com)

Saturday, July 28

  • 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)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 25th Annual Art & Wine Faire. Street fair featuring art, food and other vendors in Downtown Alameda. Continues July 29. (Info: www.downtownalameda.com)
  • 5 to 10 p.m. through Saturday, Aug 4. “Lemonade4Life.” Fresh-squeezed pink lemonade sale with proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Suggested donation of $5 or more. American Oak, 2319 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 521-5862, phillip@americanoakalameda.com)
  • 5:30 p.m. NERF Night. Alameda Free Library Teen Advisory Board hosts NERF-themed event with challenges, games and an obstacle course. Teens only. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Sunday, July 29

  • 9 a.m. 18th annual Alameda Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with all the fixings to benefit the Elisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Suggested donation $10. Fire Station No. 1, 2401 Encinal Ave. (Info: 337-2210)
  • 9:30 a.m. Rally for the Cure at Harbor Bay. Fifth annual pro-am tennis mixer, exhibition match, silent auction and lunch. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (Register, info: 368-3153, chrisaria6060@gmail.com)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 25th Annual Art & Wine Faire. Street fair featuring art, food and other vendors in Downtown Alameda. (Info: www.downtownalameda.com)
  • 11 a.m. “Shiver Me Timbers” a pick-your-own pirate adventure. Public performance by Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players in association with the Alameda Recreation and Park Department. Free admission, no reservation required. Franklin Park, San Antonio Avenue at Paru Street. (Info: 530-219-9797, peripateticplayers.org)
  • 2 p.m. “Quantum Computers: Where We Are and Where We’re Going.” Dr. Norman Yao, Associate Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley presents a broad overview on the status of current efforts toward building a quantum computer. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7716, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Monday, July 30

  • Through Aug. 4. Forty artists from around the nation come to Alameda to paint outdoors. Multiple events scheduled in various locations including: quick-draw competition, exhibit and sale. See website for more details. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957, frankbettecenter.org)

Tuesday, July 31

  • 9 a.m. to noon, Shred Day and school supply drive with Bank of Marin. Bring materials to shred (five-box limit) and school supplies to donate. Refreshments will be served. 2208 South Shore Center. (Info: 748-8400, bankofmarin.com)

Wednesday, Aug. 1

  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Poets feature author Sandra Anfang and poet Jim Barnard, hosted by Nanette Deetz. Open mic, light refreshments served. Free admission, donations appreciated. Frank Bette Center, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org)