Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Friday, Sept. 13

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Concerts on the Cove featuring SambaDa performing Afro-Brazilian blended with funk, rock and reggae. Food, drink, dancing and more. Adjoining Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187, www.ebparks.org/85th)

Saturday, Sept. 14

  • 9 a.m. “Alameda Point North.” Alameda Walks explores the varied history of this part of the former Alameda Naval Air Station. Examine the past and present activity on the former Naval base. Guides: Alameda Sun publishers Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square, facing the main gate entrance of Alameda Point. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m. Diaspora Voiced. Opening celebration for juried art exhibition showcasing 19 Bay Area artists. Works reflect on ancestral traditions, refugees, native landscapes, missed family members and celebrations of personal freedoms. Remarks from the curator and light refreshments. Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, michellenye@gmail.com)

Sunday, Sept. 15

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Alameda Wildlife Reserve Volunteer Work Party. Help prepare the reserve at Alameda Point for the return of the endangered least terns in April. Tasks include picking up trash, weeding, placing nest markers and “chick chalets” at the nesting site. (Info, directions: 521-4402, pg3187@gmail.com)
  • Noon to 6 p.m. Fifth annual “Blues, Brews & BBQ” festival. Award-winning blues bands, craft brewers, barbecue vendors competing for prizes; arts-and-crafts vendors and a kids’ zone. Presented by West Alameda Arts & Entertainment District. Free admission. Webster Street between Central and Santa Clara avenues. (Info: 508-3099, featheredoutlaw@gmail.com)

Monday, Sept. 16

  • 1:30 p.m. “Harmonious Cacophony and Mosaics.” Discover how a community in Mexico transformed its town with murals. Free admission. Provided by Cal State East Bay Scholar-OLLI. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Dining Room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)  

Tuesday, Sept. 17

  • 12:15 p.m. Rotary Luncheon. Guest speaker, Alameda County Assessor Phong La, discusses his first year in office and local property taxation. Free for members, $20 for visitors, includes lunch. Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info: 522-6778, lauren@aecliving.com)
  • 1 p.m. “Basic Housing Rights.” Legal Assistance for Seniors representatives will provide an overview including: tenant and landlord laws and responsibilities; rent increases, evictions and security deposits. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D.  (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)  

Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • 11:30 a.m. 29th annual Jack Clark Memorial Golf Tournament at the newly refurbished Jack Clark South Course. Two best balls of four-person team. $145 per golfer includes green fee, cart, dinner and prizes. All proceeds benefit Alameda Junior Golf Club. Corica Park, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Drive. (Info: 521-4727)
  • 12:30 p.m., 12th annual Ice Cream Social. Build an ice cream sundae with ice cream and toppings provided by Tucker’s Ice Cream. Cost: $3 per sundae. Register in the Mastick Office. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Mastick Courtyard. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 6 p.m. “Is Solar Right for Your Home?” Alameda Municipal Power public workshop to help Alamedans determine if solar is right for them. Free admission, registration required. AMP Service Center, 2000 Grand St. (Info, register: 814-6430, solar@alamedamp.com)

Thursday, Sept. 19

  • 6:30 p.m. “Tsunami Awareness.” Presentation for boaters and marinas on how to prepare for a tsunami. Presenters include local, state and federal tsunami experts. Alameda City Hall, Council Chambers, third floor, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 337-2131, soliver@alamedaca.gov)
  • 5:30  to 7 p.m. “Oakmont’s Person-Centered Approach to Dementia Care.” Learn about dementia, its affects and how to spend time with people experiencing dementia. Tours of the Oakmont community. Eric Portnoff, vice president of memory care and resident programs for Oakmont Management Company, presents. Oakmont of Mariner Point, 2400 Mariner Square Dr. (Info: 296-5377, www.oakmontofcardinalpoint.com)