Local Happenings

Local Happenings

 

Friday, Aug. 12

  • Noon to 6 p.m. Blood Drive: Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Appt.: 814-4682 or www.redcrossblood.org; sponsor code: Alameda) 
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Evening Concert at the Cove: Free concert featuring Andre Thierry performing Cajun Zydeco. Co-sponsored by the Alameda Rotary Club and the East Bay Regional Park District. Family activities on the deck begin at 4:30; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Story Time from Tales of the Arabian Nights: Dressing up is encouraged; refreshments served. Free for kids and adults of all ages. The Old Bazaar, Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St. (Info: 910-3922) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Reception: Celebrate the opening of Be Careful What You Vote For, an exhibit of work from 10 local artists. Live music. Free to the public. popup Gallery, 1517 Park St. 
  • 7 p.m. Artist Talk: Meet the artists featured in Figure & Field, a show of painting and collage by artists Helen S. Cohen, Sara Emsaki, Edith Hillinger and Tosha Stimage. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artists Reception: Celebrate the opening of Cowboy Dreams, an exhibit of collage by Michael Tunk and paintings by Tej Greenhill. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artists Reception: Celebrate the opening of Alameda en Plein Air. Free to the public. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org or 523-6957)

Saturday, Aug. 13

  • 9 a.m. “Uplands of Bay Farm”: This revised walk will focus on the farm lands that once dominated Bay Farm Island and its history. Part of a series of walks through Alameda neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead the walk. Meet at Godfrey Park, 281 Beach Road. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garage Sale: 11th annual Harbor Bay Isle event. Open to the public. Community parking lot, Island Drive and Mecartney Road. (Info: 865-3363, Ext. 346)
  • Noon: “Introduction to Permaculture”: Workshop; free to the public. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102)
  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. “Camp Cooking”: Sample some campsite dishes and pick up tips and recipes for your next excursion. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 1 to 4 p.m. House Tour: Last tour starts at 3. Admission: $5. Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.
  • 2 p.m. to Aug. 14, 9 a.m. “The Grey Ghost: ParaCon”: Fundraiser featuring a panel of guest speakers from the paranormal field. Vendors, exhibits, free tours, space exhibits and events for all ages. Tickets: $40 per person, conference only; $150,  conference and overnight investigation. Includes admission to all museum events. Proceeds benefit STEM education programs on the USS Hornet Museum. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, tix: www.usshornet.org/calendar/paracon or 521-8448, Ext. 282) 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Wonderful Whales.” Learn about these ocean giants, 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 to 7 p.m. Summer Beats: Summer family concert series featuring Pure Ecstacy. Face painting, henna tattoos. Family activities, bounce house. Free to the public. Center Court, Alameda South Shore Center, Park Street and Otis Drive. (Info: 521-1515 or www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry at the Bette: Prose and poetry reading. Featured poets, followed by open mic. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org or 523-6957)

Sunday, Aug. 14

  • 10 a.m. to noon: “Ride on 2 Wheels”: Learn to ride a two-wheel bike. Bring your bike, helmet. All ages welcome; minors require parental support. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info, RSVP required: 522-0070) 
  • 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: “Wonderful Whales.” Learn about these ocean giants, then learn what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m. Grown Up Gaming: Games are provided or bring your own. All skill levels welcome. Free for ages 18 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7780) 
  • 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. Chamber Music Concert: Featuring the Shoreline Ensemble, a piano, oboe and flute. They will perform works by Jules Massanet, Tchaikovsky, Gluck and other classical composers. Free to the public. Cardinal Point, 2431 Mariner Square Drive. (Info: 337-1033) 

Monday, Aug. 15

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Legal Assistance for Seniors: Free for seniors 60 and older. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Appt: 747-7506)

Tuesday, Aug. 16

  • 1 p.m. “Arthritis!”: Dr. Jagmahon Khaira will speak on treatment options, pain management and the effects of diet and exercise. Presented by Elders Village. Free to the public. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations preferred: 254-3090)
  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Podiatry and Blood Pressure Screening: Free consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Dale Wright. Offered every third Tuesday of the month. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Seven Songs for a Long Life: PBS/POV documentary screening. Informal discussion follows. Free for all ages. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 8 p.m. “Fruit Tree Gleaning”: Featuring The Urban Farmers group from Contra Costa County. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org or www.rhythmix.org

Wednesday, Aug. 17

  • 10:30 a.m. “It’s a Womanly Art! Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start”: La Leche League meeting offering information and support for nursing mothers. Babies and toddlers are welcome. Gathering time is 10:15 a.m. 2803 Clay St. (Info: Brittany, 365-9220 or Virginia, 521-4867) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Teen Board Games: Games are provided or bring your own. All skill levels welcome. Free for teens only; ages 13 to 18. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 5 to 9:30 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 p.m. Mastick Evening Movie: Brooklyn. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Stanley Kubrick – If It Can Be Written, or Thought, It Can Be Filmed”: Docent lecture about a current exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Free to the public. Regina K. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pet Loss Support Group: Free to the public. Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way. (Info: 337-8565) 

Thursday, Aug. 18

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Dental Consultation: Free consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Offered every third Thursday of the month. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Brooklyn. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 4 p.m. Paddleboarding Demo: Learn more about this sport and meet with representatives of Jobe brand equipment. Free to the public. Mike’s Paddle, 1150 Ballena Blvd. (Info: 415-295-2925)
  • 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 400: Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: Bill Hodges, 918-4429)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Storytelling: Featured storyteller followed by an open mic. Free. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info, registration: 523-6957 or www.frankbettecenter.org
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Alameda Women Artists: Meeting. Prospective members call ahead to confirm location. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 865-0541) 

 

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