Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cardinal Point senior housing facility and discover the surrounding area this Saturday with the Alameda Walks program.

 

Friday, Sept. 2

  • 7 p.m. First Friday Family Film: Featuring Home. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • 9 a.m. “Cardinal Point, Floating Homes, Marina Village & More!”: Walk along the estuary and past Barnhill Marina, Alameda’s own floating home district; included is a tour of Cardinal Point, as they celebrate 10 years in Alameda. Part of a series of walks through Alameda neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. Meet at Cardinal Point, 2431 Mariner Square Drive, in front of the flagpole. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m. “Intro to Jewelry Making”: Free to the public. Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park St. (Info: 337-1203)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Seaweed Science” Learn about this surprising ice cream ingredient, help churn some ice cream, 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) 
  • 7 p.m. “A Victorian Gothic Ball”: A Victorian Ball inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. Hosted by Period Events and Entertainments Re-creation Society (PEERS). Partners not required. Pre-ball dance lesson at 7 p.m.; formal dancing begins at 8. Victorian, Gothic or modern evening dress admired, but not required. No-host bar, light snack buffet (potluck contributions welcome) Tickets: $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731 or www.peersdance.org/gothic.html  

Sunday, Sept. 4

  • 9:30 to 11 a.m. Early Bird Migrants: Check out the early migratory fliers congregating on the edge of the incoming tide. Binoculars available to borrow. Drop in; free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 10 a.m. to noon: “Family Ride”: Open to all ages; two groups will accommodate different skill levels. Bring your bike, helmet. Ride ends at Tucker’s Ice Cream with free ice cream. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Seaweed Science” Learn about this surprising ice cream ingredient, help churn some ice cream, 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) 
  • 5 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Special Sunday potluck and dance party featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Tickets sold at the door: $18. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Monday, Sept. 5

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Labor Day Open House: Join in a variety of games, crafts and nature-related activities for the whole family. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • Noon: Mastick Book Club: My Promised Land by Ari Shavit will be reviewed. Free to seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Kevin Brunetti, 747-7512) 
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Notary Public: Free notary service. Signup before 5:30 for lottery determining order. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 7 p.m. American Legion Post 9: Post rebuilding drive and meeting; open to honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of any branch of the United States military who have served at least one day of active duty during times of war or conflict. Veterans Building, Central Avenue and Walnut Street. (Info: Commander Joseph Chock, 542-0662) 

Wednesday, Sept. 7 

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP Driver Safety: Refresher course designed for motorists 50 and older who have taken the standard course within the past four years. Fee: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Preregistration is required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Lawyers in the Library: Free legal service. Signup at 5:30 for lottery draw at 5:50. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Artist Reception: Celebrate the opening of Semana Santa in Central Mexico, an exhibit of photography and paintings by Margaret Fago and George Olney. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Poets: Open mic follows featured readers. Free to the public; donations appreciated. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org or 523-6957)

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meeting sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 482-8700)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: My Name is Doris. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Office Hours: Staffers from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office will be available. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 5 to 12. Dress to get messy. Free. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. Single Sailors Association: Dinner meeting for single people interested in sailing. Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd., Suite 151. (Info: 332-9380 or www.singlesailors.org)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Quilt Guild: Meeting. Open to all who are interested in quilting; $5 donation at the door. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Terry, 521-2995)  
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Poetry Writers: Hosted by Mary Loughran and Marilyn Flower. Free-write exercises with prompts. Read your work or just listen. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org or 523-6957)

 

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