Local Happenings

Local Happenings 9/7-9/13/17

Courtesy photo. Get to know the migratory visitors to Alameda’s south shore, like the sandpiper, above, with Crab Cove Visitor Center’s birdwatching tour this Sunday, Sept. 10.

Thursday, Sept. 7

n 10 a.m. East Bay Retired Teachers Association Meeting. Open to all retired public education and administrative professionals residing within Alameda County. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Infor: 747-7506) 

n Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda-Oakland Home Learners: Monthly meet-up for home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net

Friday, Sept. 8

n All-day. 104th Annual City of Alameda Tennis Tournament. Separate adult and junior (ages 14 to 18) categories. Cost for adults: $30 singles, $50 doubles. Cost for juniors: $25 singles, $40 doubles. Fairfield Tennis Courts, Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info, registration: https://alamedaca.gov/
recreation/city-tennis-tournament)

n 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Art Walk. Coordinated event to feature discounts at participating businesses and free art openings at galleries across city. (Info, full listing: friday artwalk.com)

n 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Manchild by Jason Furie. Free admission, refreshments served. Ink Blot Gallery, 933 Central Ave. (Info: inkblotgallery.com) 

n 6:30 to 11 p.m. Art Gallery: New Art New Look. Art show to celebrate reopening of studio after renovations. Works by Sara Edge, Dave Sylvester, Bill Weber and Arianna Siegel. Free admission. 3Dot Gallery, 2309A Encinal Ave. (Info: 3dotartgallery.com) 

n 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Mid-show Reception: Alameda en Plein Air. Featuring entries from 2017 Plein Air Contest. Free admission. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957)

n 7 to 10 p.m. History Mystery USS Hornet Flashlight Tour. Access restricted areas of ship and learn about supernatural events reported during vessel’s history. Cost $35 general public, $30 members, reservations required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)

n 8:15 p.m. Movie in the Park: Moana. Pre-show game and kids crafts before movie, at 6:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Free admission, snacks available for purchase. Leydecker Park, 3225 Mecartney Rd. (Info: 747-7529)

Saturday, Sept. 9

n All-day. 104th Annual City of Alameda Tennis Tournament continues. Fairfield Tennis Courts, Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info, registration: https://
alamedaca.gov/recreation/city-tennis-tournament)

n 9 to 10:15 a.m. Alameda Walks: Point South. Guided walk through old naval air station, led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Walk will cover Cohen’s Wharf, USS Hornet, Doolittle Raid, harbor seals and more. Meeting point: Hornet Field, 250 West Hornet Ave. (Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)

n 2:30 to 3 p.m. Memoir-Writing Workshop, Hosted by Deborah Medvick. Free admission, all writing levels welcome. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957) 

n 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry at the Bette. Hosted by Deborah Medvick and Jeanne Lupton. Free admission. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957) 

Sunday, Sept. 10

n All-day. 104th Annual City of Alameda Tennis Tournament continues. Fairfield Tennis Courts, Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info, registration: https://
alamedaca.gov/recreation/city-tennis-tournament)

n Sept. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Birdwatching: Early Bird Migrants. Free admission, binoculars available to borrow. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 

n Noon. “Ride on Two Wheels.” Free lesson for children learning to ride a bicycle. Child must be accompanied by caregiver. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)

Monday, Sept. 11 

n 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Book Club. Discussion on News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Open to all ages. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 

n 7 p.m. Native Daughters of the Golden West Monthly Meeting. Discussion on environmental issues, mission restoration projects and veterans’ affairs. Prospective members welcome. (Info, address: M. Dodge, mpdodge30@gmail.com)

n 7 to 9 p.m. Buddhist Meditation Classes. First of a series, recurring Mondays until Nov. 27. Free admission, donations appreciated. Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation, 1134 Ballena Blvd. (Info: 459-6741)

Tuesday, Sept. 12

n Noon. Rotary Club Luncheon. Guest speaker, Bronwyn Harris, author. Cost $20. Members and prospective members welcome to attend. Grand Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info, RSVP: Michelle Ingram, miang@aol.com

n 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) 

n 7 p.m. American Legion, Post 9, Monthly Meeting. Open to honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of any branch of the United States military who have served at least a day of active duty during times of war or conflict. Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, Larry Fukuba: 289-4043) 

n 7:30 p.m. Writers West. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 522-9028) 

n 7:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education, Meeting. St. Barnabas Parish Center, 1427 Sixth St. (Info, Cath Sullivan: 865-3051) 

Wednesday, Sept. 13

n Noon. Disabled American Veterans Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, registration: 865-6372) 

n 7 p.m. American Legion, Post 647, Monthly Meeting. Open to honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of any branch of the United States military who have served at least a day of active duty during times of war or conflict. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, Edwin Jacobsen, 589-5803) 

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