Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Richard Bangert The public can do their part to help Alameda’s endangered least tern this Sunday.

 

Friday, Feb. 10

  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. 16th Annual Alameda Father-Daughter Dance Party, theme “Jungle Safari.” Girls in kindergarten through fifth grade invited to attend with their fathers or favorite role model. Music, dancing, arts and crafts, refreshments and a special memento for the girls. Presented by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department and Girls Inc. of the Island City. Registration required. Tickets, $25 per couple, $15 each additional daughter. Al DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info, tix: 747-7529 or www.arpdeplay.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Coupled. Featuring art created by couples. Free to the public. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 

Saturday, Feb. 11

  • Noon to 4 p.m. Workshop: Mosaic for Beginners. Cost $85 one participant, $150 two participants. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 
  • 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)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Chocolate Festival. Chocolate demos, live music, and wine tasting. Free admission. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (Info: 865-1500) 
  • 7 p.m. A Musical Night of Old-Fashioned Love. Pre-Valentine musical evening with jazz and R&B. Entry fee: $25 at door, $20 in advance. Refreshments provided. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org)
  • 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, Feb. 12

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Environmental Restoration Project. Hosted by Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer to prepare the least tern nesting site for the return of the least terns in April. Registration required. Alameda National Wildlife Refuge, Alameda Point. (Info, registration, directions: email Pat Gannon, 544-3187) 
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon. Love the Bay Beach Cleanup. Bring your own gloves and bucket or borrow ours. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • Noon. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Monthly Luncheon. Guest speaker Abisola Coretta Kusimo, Ph.D candidate, Stanford University. Members and prospective members welcome to attend. Cost $33. Pier 29, 1148 Ballena Blvd. (Info, reservations: http://alameda-ca.aauw.net)
  • 8:30 p.m. Andrew Carrier and the All Stars. Dance lesson at 8 p.m., dance afterward. $15 admission. Zydeco Music and Dance, Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave.  (Info: 522-7626) 

Monday, Feb. 13

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workshop: Color Dynamics in Watercolor, Beginning and Intermediate. First of a six-part workshop. Cost $120 members, $162 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Workshop: Drawing Dynamics. First of a 6-part workshop. Cost $120 members, $162 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 6:30 p.m. Alameda Library Book Club. Discussion on A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. Guests of all ages invited. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 12 p.m. Meeting: Native Daughters of the Golden West, Encinal Parlor, Chapter No. 156. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com)  

Tuesday, Feb. 14

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workshop: Color Dynamics in Watercolor, Advanced. First of a six-part workshop. Cost $120 members, $162 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 3:30 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate Book Clubs. Beginning club for ages 1 to 3, intermediate club for ages 3 to 5. Pre-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 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. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, Larry Fukuba: 289-4043) 
  • 7:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education, Meeting. St. Barnabas Parish Center, 1427 Sixth St. (Info, Cath Sullivan: 865-3051) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Writers West. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Violet Grayson, 521-2995) 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 

  • 1 p.m. Happy Feet Chair Dancing. Free for seniors. Peet’s coffee and refreshments will be served. Reservations preferred. audience participation and bub Tickets: $10, children; $15, adults. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Reservations: 254-3090) 
  • 1 p.m. Lecture: China’s Belt and Road Project. Presenter, Roger Dong. Free for seniors. Registration required. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Computer Basics Workshop: Internet II. Registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Community Forum on American Muslims, Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWV). Panel discussion, with guests including Muslim students, a “Meet a Muslim” program speaker, a St. Mary’s College professor, and representatives of the Islamic Center of Alameda and the Council on American Islamic Relations. Free to the public, Muslims and non-Muslims invited. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Penny Washburn, 748-7455) 

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Lunar New Year Celebration. Music by Dolly Fong.  February birthday celebration afterward. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Avenue. (Info 522-5220)  
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Dental consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 1:30 p.m. Lecture: Cross-Cultural Challenges. Presenter, Joe Lurie, M.A. English. Free for seniors. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 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) 
  • 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)
  • 4 p.m. Teens Teaching Technology. Instruction on how to use personal portable devices. Bring your portable device with you. Free for seniors. Registration required. Computer Lab, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Workshop: Basics of Oil Pastel. Instructor, Doug Lawler. Cost $135 members Cost of materials, $10. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

 

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