Local Happenings

Local Happenings: The Week of Friday, Sept. 9 to Thursday, Sept. 15

Alameda Museum Revisit Hecker’s Hardware and other Webster Street history this Saturday with Alameda Walks.

 

Friday, Sept. 9

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Story Time from Tales of the Arabian Nights: Dressing up is encouraged; refreshments served. Free for kids and adults of all ages. The Old Bazaar, Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St. (Info: 910-3922) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Artist Reception: Celebrate the opening of ’Round the World, a group exhibit of photography by Thea Bellos, Maurice Ramirez, Jerome Szymczak and Dr. Edward Valeau. Free for all ages. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org)
  • 6:30 p.m. Inside Out: Starlight-Movie-in-the-Park. Picnicking, followed by pre-show activities. Movie begins around 8:15. Snacks and food available for purchase. Free to the public. Leydecker Park, 3225 Mecartney Road. Reservations suggested; info: 747-7529)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Artwork for Animals: Reception celebrating the opening of a group art show. A portion of show sales and proceeds from a silent auction will go to the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Free to the public. Studio 23, 2309B Encinal Ave. (Info: www.studio23gallery.com)

Saturday, Sept. 10

  • 9 a.m. “Webster Street Walk”: A walk that will focus on Webster Street’s rich history. Part of a series of walks through Alameda neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead the walk, which will last one hour and 15 minutes. Meet at Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 11:30 a.m. American Association of University Women: First luncheon of the new season for the Alameda branch. Program features the young women who participated in the Tech Tour science education program at Sonoma State University. Catered lunch: $20. Open to members, prospective members and interested guests. Reservations required. Main Branch of the Alameda free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, reservations: Mary Ann Rose, 217-8664)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. “Sheet Mulch”: Demonstration; free to the public. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: www.ploughsharesnursery.com
  • 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Alameda Free Library Writers Group: Open to adult writers looking to work, connect and share with other writers. Bring materials for writing time. Free. Second Floor, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. House Tour: Last tour starts at 3. Admission: $5. Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.
  • 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: “Fish Fun.” Explore the finned and gilled underwater world, then learn 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) 
  • 6 p.m. Opening Reception: Special ceremony and ribbon cutting as three new exhibits about the USS Hornet are introduced. Open to members at 5:30. Free to the public. USS Hornet Museum, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, tix: www.uss-hornet.org or 521-8448, Ext. 282) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry at the Bette: Prose and poetry reading. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org or 523-6957) 
  • 8 p.m. “Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era”: Pamela Rose will perform a live jazz and blues concert and cultural retrospective. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 the day of the show. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • 10 a.m. to noon: “Ride on 2 Wheels”: Learn to ride a 2-wheel bike. Bring a bike and a helmet. All ages welcome; minors require parental support. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070) 
  • 2 p.m. “Notes for Nourishment”: Featuring the Bay Area Russian chorus Slavyanka and pianist Donna Stoering. Part of the 2by2 Sundays series of informal concerts. Free to the public; donations will benefit the chorus and its planned tour to Russia. St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 540-8136)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Fish Fun.” Explore the finned and gilled underwater world, then learn 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) 
  • 3 to 6 p.m. Chilean Gala: Fundraiser benefitting the Burned Children Foundation in Chile. Chilean food, wine and entertainment. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: www.burnedchildren.org)
  • 7 p.m. Chamber Music Concert: Featuring The Santos/Granger Duo; a violinist and pianist in a program of music by Max Bruch, Faure and Rachmaninoff. Free to the public. Cardinal Point Retirement Community, 2431 Mariner Square Drive. (RSVP: 337-1033) 

Monday, Sept. 12

  • 5:30 p.m. The Winds That Scatter: Film series. Free to the public. Community Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.
  • 6:30 p.m. Alameda Library Book Club: September selection is The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer. Free to the public. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500)
  • 7:30 p.m. Encinal Parlor, #156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting; discussion of environmental and restoration projects and veterans’ welfare. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com)

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • 10 a.m. “Outsmart the Scammers”: Jane Watson with Edward Jones Investments will speak about fraud and scammers’ tactics. Registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Snake Secrets.” 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) 
  • 7:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education: Meeting. Rectory Room, St. Barnabas Parish Center, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: Cath Sullivan, 865-3051) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Writers West: Meeting. New and experienced writers and their manuscripts are welcome. Includes a short discussion on writing. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 522-9028 or www.writerswest.org

Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • Noon: Disabled American Veterans, Alameda Chapter 8: Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 865-6372)
  • 6:30 p.m. From This Day Forward: PBS/POV documentary screening. Informal discussion follows. Free for all ages. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Dental Consultation: Free consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Offered every third Thursday of the month. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation: Take a tour and learn about the center and the schedule of activities. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Pre-registration required: 747-7506) 
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Tarot Meditation Group: Learn more about Tarot through meditation. Preregistration required. Bring a Tarot deck, notebook and writing implement. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m.  Mastick Movie Matinee: The Revenant. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Playdough Play: Open to children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers. Free. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Teens Teaching Technology: Teens from the Underground Teen Center will be available to assist and familiarize individuals with modern technology, including smart phones, iPads, etc. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Alameda Women Artists: Meeting. Prospective members call ahead to confirm location. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 865-0541)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Storytelling: Featured storyteller followed by an open mic. Free. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info, registration: 523-6957 or www.frankbettecenter.org

 

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