Local Happenings

Friday, Aug. 10

  • 5 to 7:30 p.m. Concerts at the Cove featuring East Bay Mudd. Free admission. Food booths, drinks, dancing and more. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 522-6778)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Feathered Outlaw local art soireé, ongoing monthly art exhibit featuring art, photography and crafts by local artists. Mix and mingle with artists. Refreshments and live acoustic set from John Martin. Featued artist: Connstance Garcia. Free admission. (Info: www.featheredoutlaw.com)

Saturday, Aug. 11

  • 9 a.m. Encinal Beach to USS Hornet. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks led by East Bay Regional Park District interpretive staff member, Michael Charnofsky. Enjoy views of city skyline, the bay and wildlife. Discuss past and future of surrounding lands and historic monuments. No pets, please. Meet at Encinal Boat Ramp Facility, just past Encinal High School at end of Central Avenue. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop. Marla Koss and Birgitt Evans demonstrate fruit tree pruning process and answer questions. After presentation, practice pruning apricot trees. Sponsored by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free admission. Bring gloves, pruners and water bottle. Farm2Market, 2600 Barbers Point Road. (Info, register: www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org)
  • 10 a.m. Bicycle repair clinic. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alameda.gov)
  • 1 p.m. Grown up Gaming for adults. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 2 to 5 p.m. Pour Your HeART Out: The Rhythmix annual benefit for the arts. Featuring women winemakers, brewers, distillers, chefs and musicians. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Sunday, Aug. 12

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Alameda English Meet-up. Karen Schiff of Well Said Coaching hosts. English as a second language students practice conversation and speaking skills in a no-pressure environment. Free admission. The Local Coffee House, 1334 Park St. (Info: www.meetup.com/Alameda-English)

Monday, Aug. 13

  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tchaikovsky. Russian Romantic music appreciation. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506)

Tuesday, Aug. 14

  • 1 p.m. Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Free with appointment. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, appointments: 814-4362)

Wednesday, Aug. 15

  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. A Course in Miracles fall series. 2500 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, register: 967-7603) 
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Basic Computing I. Learn fundamentals of using a computer and the different working parts. Focus on Windows 7 Operating System. No computer experience necessary. Free admission. Alameda Main Library computer lab, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7777)
  • 7 p.m. Mayoral debate and endorsement. Hosted by City of Alameda Democratic Club. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.alamedademocraticclub.org)

Thursday, Aug. 16

  • 1 to 2 p.m. Alameda Rent Stabilization and Eviction Control Seminar. Local attorney Jeff Cambra presents an overview of city laws covering notices, rent increases, evictions and the rent review process. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506)