Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Jan. 27 to Thursday, Feb. 2

Courtesy Wikipedia The perfect balance of pepper, garlic and parsley might just be the key to winning the Kiwanis Chili Cookoff. Alameda’s premier cooking competition of the year is scheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 28.

 

Friday, Jan. 27

  • 3 to 7 p.m. Frank Bette Secret Art Sale: A Fundraiser for Alameda Schools and the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. Sale continues Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. South Shore Center, across from Trabacco and Charming Charlie (Info: 523-6957) 
  • 7 p.m. Tomorrow Youth Repertory Presents: Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Parental discretion advised. Tickets: adults $10 in advance, $13 at door, seniors and students $5 in advance, $7 at door. Purchase online at tyrdrood.bpt.me. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: 517-3905) 

Saturday, Jan. 28

  • 10:30 a.m. Community Forum: Alameda in the Making, Hosted by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce. Panel discussion at 10:30 a.m., followed by optional bus tour at 1:30 p.m. Complimentary lunch provided. Registration required. Upstairs Ballroom, Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: www.developmentsalameda.eventbrite.com)  
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m. Grown-up Gaming. A day of adult gaming. Select games including Fluxx will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7780) 
  • 2 p.m. Family Game Day. For children 8 and up, parents must stay with kids. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 2 p.m. Drop-in Art: Bookmaking for Kids. Children under 10 must be accompanied by caregiver. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 2 to 5 p.m. One-Day Workshop: Altered Book Art Journal. Turn a discarded or rescued hardcover book into a sketchbook. Cost $125 members, $135 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. One-Day Workshop: Creative Cartooning. Learn to construct solid characters in classic Looney Tunes and Disney cartoon style. Cost $45 members, $55 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 7 p.m. Tomorrow Youth Repertory repeat performance: Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: 517-3905) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. 18th Annual Chili Cookoff. Fundraiser for the Alameda Kiwanis Club. Silent auction, dinner including drinks and dancing. Tickets $75, adults; $40, youth 5 to 12; no charge for children younger than 5. Al DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info, entries, tix: www.alamedakiwanis.org
  • 7 p.m. Tomorrow Youth Repertory repeat performance: Neil Simon’s Rumors. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: 517-3905) 
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m. “Bringing Us All Together: A Benefit Concert for David Hatch and the Home of Truth.” Music performance, magic act and poetry reading. Free admission, donations encouraged. 1300 Grand St. (Info: Cathy Dana, 205-2375) 

Sunday, Jan. 29

  • 1.15 p.m. Coloring for Adults. Coloring materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 3 p.m. Tomorrow Youth Repertory final performance: Neil Simon’s Rumors. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: 517-3905) 
  • 5:30 p.m. The Zydeco One-Nighters: Featuring Jahon Pride. Potluck at 5 p.m., dance after. $15 admission. Zydeco Music and Dance, Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow Youth Repertory final performance: Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info: 517-3905) 

Monday, Jan. 30 

  • 1 p.m. Workshop: Low Income Healthcare Assistance. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Workshop: Ukulele Classes for Beginners. First of a six-part workshop. Cost $125 members, $135 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

Tuesday, Jan. 31 

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. For individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 

Wednesday, Feb. 1

  • 4 p.m. Teen Book Club: Discussion of Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. Teens only, ages 13 to 18. Register to get free book. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 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) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Free Emergency Preparedness Planning Seminar, Sponsored by Kelly Lux and Harbor Bay Realty. Complimentary refreshments. Registration required. Harbor Bay Isle Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Rd. (Info, registration: Merry Banks, 521-1222 or Tammy Sorenson, 814-4899)  
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading: Saying farewell Julia Park Tracey, outgoing Poet Laureate of Alameda. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

Thursday, Feb. 2

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Special Program: Music performance by Bill Sturm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Joanne Robinson, 523-7150) 

 

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