Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy usmint.gov Many numismatists (coin collectors) have proof sets of commemorative coins, like the above, in their collections. Learn more about coin collecting at the library from the Alameda Coin Club on Tuesday, April 4.

 

Friday, March 31

  • n 7 to 10 p.m. “History Mystery” After-Hours Tour. Nighttime tour of restricted-access areas of ship. Ages 12 and older only. Bring a flashlight. Cost $35, registration required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)

Saturday, April 1

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer Youth Program Expo. Opportunity to learn about youth programs hosted by Alameda Recreation and Park Department this summer. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Shawn Smith, 747-7529)
  • 11 a.m. to noon. “Estate Planning 101: How to Protect Your Kids.” Presentation by Cassandra C. Massey, family planning lawyer. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)
  • 8 p.m. “Galavant’s April Fools’ Dance,” Hosted by Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS). Medieval-themed dance, featuring live music by Celtic fusion band Avalon Rising. Dance class at 7 p.m. Medieval, fairy tale or modern evening attire recommended. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: www.peers dance.org/galavant.html)

Sunday, April 2

  • Noon. Family Bike Ride. Free to the public, free ice cream at end of ride, courtesy Tucker’s Ice Cream. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)
  • 1:30 p.m. Documentary Screening: The Starfish Growers. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers and the Alameda Free Library. Free to the public, refreshments provided. Community Meeting Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Birgitt Evans, 872-2270)
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Computer Class: Getting to Know OverDrive. Bring a tablet or smartphone. Free to the public, registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777)
  • 3 to 4 p.m. Listen for Life Concert: “Russian Piano Party.” Free to the public, donations appreciated. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 540-8136)  

Monday, April 3

  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m: Computer Classes: Microsoft Word. First of a four-part class recurring Mondays. Cost $40, registration required. Computer Lab, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 5:30 p.m. Library Film Series: Moonlight. Ages 18 and older only. Moderated by filmmaker Jeff M. Giordano, discussion following screening. Free admission. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Tuesday, April 4

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon. Yoga Classes. Instructor Rosemary McNally. First of a six-part class recurring Tuesdays. Cost $42, registration required. Room A, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 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 to 7:30 p.m. Peeps Diorama Workshop. Create diorama for Peeps contest. All ages welcome, children 12 and under must be accompanied by caregiver. Free to the public. Bring a shoebox, other craft materials provided. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. “Tuesday for the Birds.” Early-morning birdwalk along shoreline. First-time and experienced birdwatchers welcome. Free to the public, binoculars available to borrow. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 1 p.m. Legal Assistance Workshop: Keeping Elders Safe: An Overview of Elder Abuse. Free for seniors, registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Collecting Coins for Pleasure and Investment.” Hosted by Alameda Coin Club. New members welcome. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 237-4251)

Wednesday, April 5

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. Yoga Classes. Instructor Rosemary McNally. First of a six-part class recurring Wednesdays. Cost $42, registration required. Room A, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m: Computer Classes: Microsoft Publisher. Learn to create flyers, greeting cards and other graphic design products. First of a four-part class recurring Wednesdays. Cost $40, registration required. Computer Lab, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 4 p.m. Teen Book Club. Will be discussing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. For teens, ages 13 to 18. Pre-register in person to receive free copy of book. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7780) 
  • 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. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading plus Open Mic Night. Featuring Selene Steese and David Robertson. Light refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

Thursday, April 6

  • 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. (Info: 747-7506)
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda Oakland Home Learners (AOHL): Monthly meet-up for home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net
  • 7:30 p.m. Stand-up Comedy Show: “You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish.” Featuring comedy from multiracial perspectives. Performers: Joseph Nguyen, Samson Koletkar, Gina Gold, Mike Capozzola. Cost $18 advance, $23 at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)

 

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