Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Oct. 21 to Thursday, Oct. 27

Courtesy photo Learn about the magnificent monarch butterfly at the Main Library Sunday, Oct. 23

 

Friday, Oct. 21

  • 2 to 5 p.m. Halloween Pumpkin Patch: 17th annual event sponsored by the Alameda Firefighters Association. Goodies, crafts and costumed fun for children 3 to 10. One free pumpkin per child with parent/guardian present, while supplies last. West lawn at Franklin Park, Morton Street and San Jose Avenue. 
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Express Yourself!: Share the arts, music, poetry or just observe. Suggested donation: $10 with some of the proceeds going to charity. Bring a snack to share. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: Cathy Dana, 523-7853) 
  • 7 p.m. to midnight: Haunted Hornet: Go aboard the USS Hornet and explore some of the ship’s “haunted” areas, decorated for seasonal thrills and chills. Ongoing through Oct. 30. Tickets: $30 per person; $35 after Oct. 22. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring The Zydeco One-Nighters. Dance lessons at 8. Tickets sold at the door; $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626 or 415-285-6285) 
  • 9 to 10:30 p.m. Hamilton’s America: A screening of a PBS/Great Performances documentary of the story behind the musical. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Saturday, Oct. 22

  • 9 a.m. to noon: Community Health Fair: Health screenings, flu shots, exhibits and activities. Free to the public. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 814-4362) 
  • 10 a.m. “A Stroll Steeped in History”: Libraries Outside: Civic Center Walk with Richard Rutter. Free to the public. Meet in front of the Carnegie Library, Oak Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harvest Festival and Plant Sale: Celebrate the bounty of the harvest; pumpkin shopping.  Free to the public. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102)
  • 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: “Low Tide Exploration.” Dress to get dirty while discovering who lives between high and low tide; then discover 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. “Crypts & Chips”: Annual fundraiser of the Alameda Business Network in support of the Alameda Welfare Council. No-host bar, gaming, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres. Tickets: $25, in advance; $40, at the door. Admission and $50 in gaming chips is $50 in advance or $65 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tix: www.eventbrite.com/e/crypts-chips-tickets-27894137115)
  • 7 p.m. to midnight: Haunted Hornet: USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)

Sunday, Oct. 23

  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. “Magnificent Monarchs”: Learn about butterfly life with naturalist Susan Ramos of the East Bay Regional Park District. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Xerces Society. Free for all ages. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7716)
  • 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: “Low Tide Exploration.” Dress to get dirty while discovering who lives between high and low tide; then discover 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 to fix a flat tire on your bike. Bring your bike or wheel; tools and instruction provided. Free to the public. Alameda Bike, 1522 Park St. (Info, RSVP: 522-0070, info@alamedabicycle.com
  • 7 p.m. “Bungalow Courts of the Island City”: A presentation by Alameda historian Woody Minor about the clustered cottages on shared parcels that first appeared in Alameda in 1910. Presented by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Free for AAPS members; $5 for non-members. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 479-6489 or www.alameda-preservation.org
  • 7 p.m. “Caminos Flamenco”: Featuring “Noche de Mujeres.” Tickets: $20, in advance; $25 at the door; $12 for children 12 and younger. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org
  • 7 to 11 p.m. Haunted Hornet: USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282) 

Monday, Oct. 24

  • Noon: Encinal Parlor, #156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting. New members welcome. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com
  • 6 to 7:45 p.m. “Handmade Halloween”: Bring a pumpkin for no-carve pumpkin decorating; paint, stencils and other craft supplies provided. Free for ages 13 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500) 

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “If You Were Only One Inch Tall.” 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) 
  • 1 p.m. “Funerals and Memorials”: Hear Barbara Boag of Greer Family Mortuary and Cremations Services speak about trends on end-of-life options. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)  
  • 6:30 p.m. What Tomorrow Brings: PBS/POV documentary screening; rescheduled from Oct. 12. Informal discussion follows. Free for all ages. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 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, Oct. 26

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. “American Muslims — Fact vs. Fiction: A Dialogue”: Film screening and panel discussion. Presented by College of Alameda and the American Association of University Women — Alameda and Oakland/Piedmont branches. Free to the public. Building F, College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway. 
  • 2 p.m. “Prepare for Winter, Increase Balance Stability”: Free diagnostic test circuit: balance test, blood pressure and oxygen tests, gait analysis, tug test. Free to the public. AES Therapy and Fitness, The Lodge on Harbor Bay Retirement Community, 801 Island Drive. (Info: 368-3634)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group: Free. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 925-737-0203) 
  • 7 to 8 p.m. Spooky Night Party: Children in kindergarten and older are invited to wear a costume and enjoy games, treats and fun. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • 8:30 to 10 a.m. “It’s About MY Time”: TEDxAlamedaWomen simulcast of the TEDWomen conference. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 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)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trinity Seniors: Annual Halloween party at 11. Lunch served at noon for a $5 donation. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “It’s About OUR Time”: TEDxAlamedaWomen simulcast of the TEDWomen conference. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Hocus Pocus. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Satellite Office Hours: Meet with staff members of Assemblyman Rob Bonta. Free to the public. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. “Goblins Groove Halloween Dance”: Costumes encouraged; costume contest, refreshments. $2 for seniors; Mastick volunteers, no charge. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)  
  • n 1:30 p.m. Music Appreciation: William Sturm will perform a piano recital and discuss romantic Swedish composers in “Music From Sweden.” Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, preregistration: 747-7506)
  • 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. “It’s About EQUAL Time”: TEDxAlamedaWomen simulcast of the TEDWomen conference. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Satellite Office Hours: Meet with staff members of Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Free to the public. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. “It’s About STORY Time”: TEDxAlamedaWomen simulcast of the TEDWomen conference. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 6 p.m. City of Alameda Community Service Awards: Third annual presentation hosted by the Social Services Human Relations Board. Free to the public. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Jim Franz, 747-6883) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Knitting Circle: Knitters of all levels and ages welcome. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385) 

 

 

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