Local Happenings

Friday, Aug. 24

  • 9 a.m. Rotary Club of Alameda Golf Tournament. 8 a.m. check in. $50 includes breakfast, golf and lunch at The Grand Pavilion. ($25 for lunch only). Proceeds benefit Alameda Rotary Community Grants, which support Alameda nonprofits. Mif Albright Par 3 Course, Corica Park, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Dr. (Register, info: Harry Hartman, 814-0570, www.alamedarotary.org)

Sunday, Aug. 26

  • 1 to 3 p.m. “Shofar Factory.” Free, all ages, educational event. Learn to build a shofar, an instrument used to celebrate Jewish New Year on Rosh Hashanah. Harrison Recreation Center in Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: jewishalameda.com/shofar, RSVP: events@jewishalameda.com)
  • 1 p.m. “Fernside: Fabulous Place, Fabled History.” A stroll in Fernside neighborhood with historian Woody Minor. Laid out in 1925 on the site of Alameda’s premier 19th-century estate, Fernside is a showcase of fine homes in revivalist and modern styles. Meet at Edison School, corner of Lincoln and Versailles avenues. Hosted by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS). Free for AAPS members; $10 for non-members. (Info: 479-6489, www.alameda-preservation.org)
  • 5 p.m. Iko Yaya performs New Orleans R&B, blues, zydeco, Cajun and more. Potluck, dance at 5:45 p.m. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Monday, Aug. 27

  • 5 to 7 p.m. “Dine and Connect.” Free community dinner serving those who are homeless in Alameda. Sponsored by City of Alameda, Alameda All Faiths Coalition, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda Food Bank, Building Futures, Operation Dignity, and Alameda Police Department. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 523-0659)

Wednesday, Aug. 29

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Syncing 101.” Alameda Free Library Basic Computing Series workshop. Focus on hardware and getting the computer to talk and read devices. Load photos, music and media into the computer. Bring any devices to troubleshoot. All ages welcome. Main Library computer lab, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: Circulation Desk, 747-7777) 

Thursday, Aug. 30

  • Aug. 30, noon to 6 p.m. Red Cross blood donation drive. American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets to help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info, register: www.redcrossblood.org, 1-800-733-2767)

Saturday, Sept. 1 

  • 9 a.m. Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary Walk. One-hour fitness walk with Alameda Walks. Explore new construction at Krusi Park, the East End and southern shoreline. Includes special presentation at the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary on bird watching. Not accessible for wheelchairs. No pets, please. Meet at Krusi Park, High and Calhoun streets. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 7 p.m. “The Doctor Dances with Jane Austen: 1795” hosted by PEERS. Dance lesson, Bangers & Mash plays waltzes and English country dances. No partners needed and all dances will be taught and called. Late 18th-century, modern evening dress or Doctor Who-inspired costumes admired, but not required. No host bar, potluck. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/doctor2018.html)