Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photos Local author Bronwyn Harris, will speak on her book Literally Unbelieveable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom, Wednesday, April 19, at Cardinal Point.

 

Friday, April 14

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Bends But Does Not Break. Featuring Japanese-inspired art centered around bamboo. Free to the public. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 
  • 7 p.m. Space-Time Continuum: An Art-Type Experience. Art show consisting of visual art, video, painting and mixed media from many Bay Area artists. Free to the public. Studio 23 Gallery, 2309B Encinal Ave. (Info: studio23gallery.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Alameda on Camera. Free to the public. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957)

Saturday, April 15

  • 10 a.m. to noon. “Splash into Spring.” All-day activities to celebrate coming of spring. Egg hunts at 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Food and Easter Bunny photos available for small fee. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. “Eco Easter Eggstravaganza.” Environmentally conscious carnival, featuring photos with Easter Bunny, egg hunt, face painting, glitter tattoos and more. South Shore Center. (Info: alameda southshorecenter.com/events) 
  • 10 a.m. to noon. “Playful Nature Sculpting.” Learn to make 3D artwork using rocks, shells, driftwood and other natural supplies. Free to the public, registration required. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info, registration: 888-327-2757)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. “Have a Heart” Gala, hosted by the Alameda Homeless Network. Fundraiser for the Alameda Midway Shelter. Catering, drinks and prizes. Tickets $85. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: 523-2377)

Sunday, April 16

  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Eggstra Special.” Will search for bird eggs in nature, then make papier mache eggs. Free to the public. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 

Monday, April 17

  • 1 p.m. Gardening Workshop, With the Alameda Backyard Growers. Free for seniors, registration required. Community Garden, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 4 p.m. Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) Budget Workshop. AMP Service Center, 2000 Grand St. (Info: 748-3908) 
  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. Licensed attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal assistance. Names will be drawn by lottery at 5:45 p.m. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 

Tuesday, April 18

  • 9 to 10 a.m. Qigong Class. First of a six-part class, recurring Mondays. Cost $49, registration required. Room A, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary Celebration. Events include opening of new Doolittle Raid gallery, music performances, conversations with raid veteran and with Greg Crouch, author of book about the raid. Standard museum admission applies, free for members. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: Kimberlee MacVicar, 521-8448)
  • 1 p.m. Legal Assistance Workshop: “Citizenship for Seniors.” Will cover step-by-step procedure for naturalization. Free for seniors, registration required. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 3:30 p.m. Advanced Book Club. Open to kids in grades 5 to 8. Pre-registration required, sign up in person at library. All club books available to borrow from library. Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 7 p.m. “Check ‘Yo Shelf:” A Young Asult Book Club for Young Adults. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 8 p.m. Gardening Workshop: “Growing Asian Vegetables from Seed.” Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Linda Carloni, lindacarloni@comcast.net
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Toastmasters Club Open House. Featuring speaker Christine Robinson. Free to the public, refreshments provided. Prospective members welcome. Handcrafted gifts and foods for sale. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Valerie Lukecart, 541-0635) 

Wednesday, April 19

  • 10:30 a.m. Presentation: “Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start.” Free to the public. La Leche League of Alameda, 2803 Clay St. (Info: 365-9220)
  • 1 p.m: Elders Village Talk: “Tame Your Paper Monster.” Learn how to organize paper clutter with help of a professional organizer. Registration required. 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) 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. “Computer Basics: Email.” Lesson on how to create an email account and communicate with others. Free to the public, registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7787) 
  • 7 p.m. Riddle Show. Riddle-maker Emmanuel Williams will present riddles to audience members. Also solve and write your own riddles. Free to the public. Books Inc., 1344 Park St. (Info: 522-2226)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Authors Series, Hosted by Alameda Association of University Women. Discussion on Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom featuring author Bronwyn Harris. Free to the public, RSVP required. Cardinal Point Living Room, 2431 Mariner Square Dr. (Info, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/AlamedaAuthors2

Thursday, April 20

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Presentation on coral reefs by Carl Arnoult. April birthday celebration afterward. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info 522-5220)  
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. “The Exceptional Giuseppe Verdi.” Performance by music director John Kendall Bailey. New member orientation preceding concert at 1 p.m. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)

 

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