Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy USAPA.org The sport of pickleball is a unique combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton that is fun for all ages. Learn more about the sport right here in Alameda Wednesday, March 15.

 

Friday, March 10 

  • Noon. Outdoor Exercise Equipment Clinic. Learn to use Mastick’s outdoor fitness equipment. Free for seniors. Registration not required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Artwalk. Artwork from local high schools on display. Free to the public. Artwork located at various businesses along Webster Street: Wescafe, West End Crepe, Fireside Lounge. (Info: fridayartwalk.com) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Art from Inside the Seven Mile Shell. Featuring recent artwork created by Alameda High School students. Free to the public. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery Opening Reception: The Loop. Featuring art by Alameda-based artist Emily Brock Lewis, showcasing Shore Line Drive and other local landmarks. Free to the public, complimentary refreshments. Ink Blot Gallery, 933 Central Ave. (Info: 863-4465) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery Opening Reception: Damon Slough. Featuring artwork by Ginny Parsons. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-5060)
  • 7:30 p.m. Crab Feed, Hosted by the Alameda City Firefighters and the Alameda Education Association. Proceeds to benefit Alameda Point Collaborative and Dreamcatcher Youth Homeless Shelter. Tickets, $55. Dinner, raffles, dancing. Al DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info, tickets: www.alamedafirefighters.com
  • 8:30 p.m. Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band. Dance lesson at 8 p.m., dance afterward. $19 admission. Zydeco Music and Dance, Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave.  (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, March 11

  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Catch of the Day. Aquarium tour, fishing and cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, fish-feeding, low-tide walk. Fishing gear provided. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • Noon. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Monthly Luncheon. Guest speaker Rachel Trigueros, Policy Manager, Bay Area Council. Members and prospective members welcome to attend. Cost $22, registration preferred. Room A, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info, reservations: Dorothy Kerwin, 769-9159)
  • 12:30 p.m. Writers’ Group. Open to all interested adult writers. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 2 p.m. We Love Legos! Open to kids and their caregivers. Lego blocks provided. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 2:30 p.m. Gardening Demonstration: Succulents. Succulent cuttings will be available to take home. Teens and adults only. Free admission, registration required. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry at the Bette. Hosted by Deborah Medvick and Jeanne Lupton. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957) 

Sunday, March 12

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Environmental Conservation Work Party, Hosted by Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Reserve. Volunteer opportunity: help prepare bird nesting site for the return of the terns in April, at Alameda Point. (Info, directions: email Jill Russell, jrussell@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 1:15 to 3 p.m. Coloring for Adults. Coloring materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Monday, March 13

  • 6:30 p.m. Book Club. Discussion on Euphoria by Lily King. Everyone welcome to participate. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 

Tuesday, March 14

  • Noon to 6 p.m. Community Blood Drive, Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Walk-ins welcome, Pre-register for a quicker experience. Use code “ALAMEDALIBRARY” when registering. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 1-800-733-2767) 
  • 1 p.m. Health Care Counseling Workshop: Advanced Health Care Directives. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 3:30 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate Book Clubs. Beginning club for ages 1 to 3, intermediate club for ages 3 to 5. Registration required, sign up in person at library. Jane Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)  
  • 6 p.m. Great Books Club. All community members welcome. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Jeff Hitchings, 240-893-0325) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Winter Storm Concert, Presented by Alameda Community Band. Featuring mix of old and contemporary music. Free to the public, donations appreciated. Veterans Auditorium, Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 747-7529) 

Wednesday, March 15

  • 1 to 2 p.m. “Mental Floss.” Discussion on improving mental health. Free for seniors, complimentary refreshments. Registration preferred. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 254-3090) 
  • 1:15 p.m. A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book, Presented by Bay Farm Island Library. Open to the public. Islandia Clubhouse, 1138 Island Dr. (Info: 747-7787) 
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Computer Class: Backing Up Your Data. Free to the public, registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777) 
  • 6 to 9:30 p.m. Pick-up Pickleball. Learn pickleball, a sport combining ping-pong and tennis. Games played in drop-in, self-refereed format. Game times will recur on Wednesdays, until April 19, starting with today. Equipment provided. Cost $18, registration required. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info, registration: 747-7506)

Thursday, March 16

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Dental consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506)
  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Featuring Ukulele Performances. March birthday celebration afterward. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Avenue. (Info 522-5220)  
  • 11 a.m. to noon.  Tarot Meditation Group. Free for seniors, pre-registration required, bring a tarot deck, notebook, and writing implement. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: The Infiltrator. Free for seniors. Media Room, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 3:30 p.m. We Love Legos! Open to kids and their caregivers. Lego blocks provided. Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road (Info: 747-7787)
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Playdough Play. Open to kids ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Playing materials provided. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)

 

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