Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Images like “Sending Wings Instead of Arms” from artist Najib Joe Hakim will be projected in the windows at 2353 Santa Clara Ave. as part of this Friday’s Love Our Island Art Walk.

Friday, Sept. 14

  • 7 p.m. Alameda Photographic Society reception for the public. Celebrate exhibition of works by 12 club photographers. Meet the photographers and find out more about the club. Free admission, refreshments. (Info: meetup.com/alameda-photographic-society, alameda.photoclubservices.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Love Our Island Art Walk on Park Street. Three windows, three artists, three bands, three hours. Free admission. (Info: 865-5060, rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)   
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Art exhibition: Paintings by Ari Targownik. Studio 1.6, 1509 1/2 Webster St., Ste. D, (Info: 473-8940, studio1point6.com)

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • 7 p.m. Live@theLibrary Concert Series. Paula West, Mads Tolling and others perform jazz. $35. Tickets available at Books Inc, 1344 Park St., Dewey’s Friends Café at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. or brownpapertickets.com/producer/15915. Regina K. Stafford Rooms, Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: www.friendsalamedafreelibrary.org)

Sunday, Sept. 16

  • Noon to 6 p.m. Fourth annual Blues, Brews & BBQ presented by the West End Arts & Entertainment District. Festival features blues bands, barbecue vendors competing for prizes and craft vendors. Free admission. Webster Street between Central and Santa Clara avenues. (Info: www.facebook.com/events/175147506481097)
  • 2 p.m. “Social Science: Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate.” Speaker Dr. Michael Wehner, senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Understanding what the future portends is vital if society hopes to adapt to a very different world. Free admission, all ages welcome. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Monday, Sept. 17

  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fall Gardening Program: Water-Wise Landscape Design. Learn how to design a sustainable, low-maintenance, water-conserving garden. Compost Gal Lori Caldwell will teach how to select and incorporate California native plants and succulents. All ages welcome. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. High School Merger Committee Meeting. Hosted by Alameda Unified School District. Committee and public discuss viability and desirability of potential merger of Alameda and Encinal high schools and hear from experts. Free admission. Island High School, 500 Pacific Ave. (Info: www.alameda.k12.ca.us)

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Gardening — Come Grow With Us!” Potluck and discussion. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Linda Carloni, lindacarloni@comcast.net, www.alameda backyardgrowers.org) 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

  • 10 a.m. to noon. A Course in Miracles fall series. Moving from fear-based to love-based mindfulness. 2500 Santa Clara Ave., second floor. (Info, register: 967-7603)

Thursday, Sept. 20

  • 9 a.m. Mastick Senior Center Thrift Shop annual Fashion Show & Luncheon. Cost: $20. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., dining room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506)