Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo The Unauthorized Rolling Stones will perform this Saturday, Aug. 27. All proceeds benefit the Alameda Elks Lodge’s scholarship, youth and veterans programs.

 

Friday, Aug. 26

  • 8 p.m. Taize – Prayer Around the Cross: An ecumenical candlelight service of mantra-style chants, meditation, contemplation and reflection, silence, solitude and serenity. Free to the public. St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. 
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring The Zydeco Flames. Dance lessons at 8. Tickets $15; sold at the door. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, Aug. 27

  •  10 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Bike Repair at the Library”: Mechanics from BikeMobile will help fix flat tires, adjust brakes and gears and replace broken of worm out parts. All bikes must have gears and wheels. Fix-a-Flat workshop at 10:30. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Artist Talks: Closing reception; selected artists who are featured in Cross Currents, the Exhibition of California Artists hosted by the Island Alliance of the Arts, will speak about their process. Refreshments. Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. (Info: 521-1233)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. House Tour: Last tour starts at 3. Admission: $5. Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Going on a Bug Hunt.” Do some “hunting,” then learn what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Fast Friends: Talk to new people and make some new friends in the style of speed dating. Refreshments, ice-breaker games. Free for those 18 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 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. to midnight: Reunion: 45-year reunion of the Alameda High School, class of June 1971. Aeolian Yacht Club, 980 Fernside Blvd. (Info, reservs: Kathie Boothby, 701-8173 or Denise Camicia Pruitt, 521-1671)
  • 8 p.m. Concert: Featuring The Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Doors open at 7. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Elks Lodge scholarships, community youth activities and veterans’ programs. (Info: 260-1699) 

Sunday, Aug. 28

  • 11 a.m. Reunion Breakfast: Final event of the 45-year reunion of the Alameda High School, class of June 1971. Jim’s On the Course, Chuck Corica Golf Complex, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Drive. (Info, reservs: Kathie Boothby, 701-8173 or Denise Camicia Pruitt, 521-1671)
  • 1 p.m. “East End Arts & Crafts”: A Woody Walk with local historian Woody Minor; a 2-hour loop on level terrain. Presented by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Free for AAPS members; $10 for non-members. Meet at Lincoln Park, High Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: www.alameda-preservation.org
  • 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: “Going on a Bug Hunt.” Do some “hunting,” 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) 
  • 5:30 p.m. Flat Tire Clinic: Learn how to fix a flat tire on your bike. Bring your bike or wheel; tools and instruction provided. Free to the public. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. 

Monday, Aug. 29

  • 8 to 10 p.m. Big Band Night: Dance to the big band sounds of Dave Altschuler’s Swingtime Big Band. $5 donation requested at the door. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting: New informal knitting and crocheting group. All levels of expertise welcome. Drop in; bring needles/crochet hooks and yarn. Free for teens and adults. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Wednesday, Aug. 31

  • 4 to 5:30 p.m. Grief Support Group: Free. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 582-8434) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Artist Reception: Celebrate the opening of “Famous Faces,” an exhibit of portraits by Paula Pirack. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777) 

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • 10 a.m. “Pigskin 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Football”: Ed Kallas will talk about football and fantasy football for those who want to know more. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • Noon: “Advanced Pigskin”: Take your football knowledge to the next level with Ed Kallas. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • Noon: East Bay Retired Teachers, Division 2: Meeting and a special program. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. 
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Alameda Oakland Homelearners: Meet for fun and idea exchange. Lincoln Park, High Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: www.aohl.net)
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 5 to 12. Dress to get messy. Free. Bay Farm Island Branch Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. (Info: 747-7787)

 

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