Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Sept. 23 to Thursday, Sept. 29

Courtesy photo Azúcar Con Aché, an all-female Latin jazz and spicy salsa band performs at Rhythmix Cultural Works this Saturday, Sept. 24.

 

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Bay Swap Meet: Collector Cars and Parts: Free admission and parking. Admission to the Alameda Naval Air Museum, $7. 2151 Ferry Point #77. (Info: Mark, 432-1532)
  • 10 to 11 a.m. “Song and Stories by the Shore”: Hear tales and sing songs about worms, fungus, leaves and flowers, predators and prey and more. Free for all ages; drop in. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • Noon to 1 p.m. “Fall Planting Success”: Learn to install and care for drought-tolerant and native plants in the best season for ornamental gardening. Free to the public. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: www.ploughsharesnursery.com
  • 1 to 2 p.m. “Unbe-Leaf-Able Fall Fun”: Family scavenger hunt, crafts and cider to celebrate the coming of fall. Free for all ages; drop in. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 1 to 4 p.m. House Tour: Last tour starts at 3. Admission: $5. Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.
  • 2 p.m. Family Game Day: Community board game program; free for youth ages 8 and older. Parents/guardians must be present. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. “Live Owl Encounter”: Live encounter hosted by Native Bird Connections and co-sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District. Free for children 5 to 11 and their caregivers. Seating is limited; tickets will be distributed beginning at 1 p.m. in the Boys & Girls Department. Stafford Family Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Nature Art.” Make your own outdoors art with provided materials, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Backyards: Poets for Local Change”: Sixth annual Backyards event featuring poets reading as part of the worldwide 100,000 Poets for Change poetry event. Free to the public. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info, registration: 523-6957 or www.frankbettecenter.org)
  • 8 p.m. “Azúcar Con Aché”: Concert featuring all-female Latin jazz and spicy salsa. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Legacy Home Tour: Annual benefit for Alameda Museum and Alameda Preservation Society. Tix: $30, in advance; $35, the day of the tour. (Info, tix: 523-5907 or www.alameda -preservation.org)
  • 1:15 to 3 p.m. Coloring for Adults: Coloring books and colors provided but you may also bring your own. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Nature Art.” Make your own outdoors art with provided materials, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  •  5:30 p.m. Flat Tire Clinic: Learn to fix a flat tire on your bike. Bring your bike or wheel; tools and instruction provided. Free to the public. Alameda Bike, 1522 Park St. (Info, RSVP: 522-0070, info@alamedabicycle.com

Monday, Sept. 26

  • Noon: Encinal Parlor, #156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting with discussion of California environmental and restoration projects, veterans’ welfare. New members welcome. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500) 
  • 8 to 10 p.m. Big Band Night: Dance to the big band sounds of Dave Altschuler’s Swingtime Big Band. $5 donation requested at the door. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. 

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Night Hunters — The Owls.” Outdoor exploration and a theme-related craft for children 3 to 5 and an adult. Fee: $5. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 888-327-2757, option 2, 3) 
  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. “Tai Chi Joy”: Easy-to-follow 33 steps will be demonstrated interactively. All skill levels welcome. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 1:30 to 2 p.m. “Tai Chi Wand Work”: 17 movements will be demonstrated while using a bamboo stick; a daily workout for flexibility and balance. All skill levels welcome. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 1 to 6 p.m. National Voter Registration Day: Voter registration event co-sponsored by the Alameda Free Library and the Alameda League of Women Voters. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7716)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting: New informal knitting and crocheting group. All levels of expertise welcome. Drop in; bring needles/crochet hooks and yarn. Free for teens and adults. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 6:30 p.m.  Homeless Encampments Action Plan: Community meeting to gain feedback and hear discussion about plans to date. Free to the public. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7570) 

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m. Grief Support Group: Free. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 925-737-0203) 

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trinity Seniors: Glen Fong will play some favorites at 11. Lunch served at noon for a $5 donation. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Get Caught Reading a Banned Book”: Banned book Reading marathon. Sign up to read aloud from a banned book for 30 minutes. Free to all readers and listeners. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, signup: 747-7713)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Age of Love. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 7 p.m. “Jack London’s Early Days in Oakland and Alameda”: Oakland historians Annalee and Gene Anderson will speak; presented as part of the Alameda Museum lecture series. Museum members, free; non-members, $10. Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. (Info:www.alamedamuseum.org
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Candidate and Issues Forum: Presented by the League of Women Voters of Alameda; featuring candidates for Alameda Unified School District Board of Education, plus pros and cons for measures B1 and K1.Question and answer session follows. Free to the public. Community Center, Harbor Bay Isle, 3195 Mecartney Road. (Info: www.LWVAlameda.org)

 

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