Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Jan. 13 to Thursday, Jan. 19

Courtesy Wikipedia “Harran II” (1967) is an example of the modern art that made Frank Stella famous. See selected wall-mounted reliefs and sculptures and discuss Stella’s career at the Alameda Free Library, Wednesday, Jan. 18.

 

Friday, Jan. 13

  • 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) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artists Reception: Celebrate the opening of Dead of Winter, an exhibit of work by Adam Davis; includes live music by Davis. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artist’s Reception: Celebrate the opening of A Look Back, 2016, an exhibit of work by local artists; live demonstrations, installation and body painting.  Studio 23 Gallery, 2309 Encinal Ave.

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • 10 a.m. Brunch & Learn: Data Visualization Workshop. Free, adults only, Excel experience encouraged. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Email hfields@alameda ca.gov to register, Info: 747-7713) 
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blood Drive: Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 15965. Notre Dame Hall, 1101 Chestnut St. (Info, appts: www.redcrossblood.org, enter ALAMEDAKOFC or call 800-733-2767)
  • 11:30 a.m. American Association of University Women: Luncheon and program featuring speaker Rachel Bernhard, professor of and Ph.D. candidate in political science, studying how voters evaluate female candidates. Open to members, prospective members and interested guests. Reservations required. Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave. (Info, reservations: Mary Ann Rose, 217-8664)
  • 12 to 1 p.m. Vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organized by “Showing Up for Racial Justice” or SURJ. Will be a recurring event every Saturday, starting with this event. Open to all community members. Corner of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: Ruth Smiller, 846-2001)
  • 12:30 p.m. Alameda Free Library Writers Group. Open to all adults interested in writing books who are looking for a space in which to work. Room 138, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info 747-7713)  
  • 2 p.m. We Love Legos! Open to all children and their caregivers. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info 747-7705)  
  • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Native Plant and Butterfly Gardening. Volunteer need to help beautify the visitor center and prepare butterfly and native-plant gardens. Snacks and refreshments served, tools provided. Students earn community service hours. Open to all children and their caregivers. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info 544-3187)

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • Jan. 15, 3 to 3:30 p.m. “Best Remedies for Beating the Blues & Stress”: Presented by ANG’s Robin Irish. Free to the public. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (RSVP: Sign up at supplements desk) 
  • 1:15 p.m. Coloring for Adults. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info 747-7713)  
  • 5 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Special afternoon potluck and dance. $15 admission. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info 522-7626)  

Monday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17

  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Podiatry and Blood Pressure Screening: Free consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Dale Wright. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Colors, Colors, Everywhere.” 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) 
  • 7 p.m. Alameda Stamp Club: Meeting for collectors and guests; program features John Kuhlenkamp speaking on the Mt. Lowe railroad. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St.; enter on Chestnut. (Info: Barbara Herbert, 522-6503)
  • 7 p.m. Check Yo’Shelf: Teen Book Club for Adults, library waivers required. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info 747-7713)

Wednesday, Jan. 18

  • 10:30 a.m. “Questions Mothers Ask: Knowing What is Normal and What’s Not”: 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) 
  • 1 p.m. Alexander Technique — Better Ways to Sit Stand, and Move. Free for seniors, registration required. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7500) 
  • Jan. 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Frank Stella: A Retrospective: Docent program and exhibit featuring Stella’s paintings, wall-mounted reliefs and sculpture. Free to the public. Regina K. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777) 

Thursday, Jan. 19

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dental consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Tarot Meditation Group. Free for seniors, preregistration required, bring a tarot deck, notebook, and writing implement. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Secret Life of Pets. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 2 p.m. Playdough Play. Open to all children and their caregivers. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info 747-7767)  
  • 2 p.m. We Love Legos! Open to all children and their caregivers. Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Rd. (Info 747-7787)  
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Rent Stabilization”: Information workshop with question-and-answer period. Free to the public. For address, registration, info: www.alamedarentprogram.org  

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