Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Dec. 30 to Thursday, Jan. 5

File photo Tis the season to prune the Lincoln Park Rose Garden. The East Bay Rose Society will host a demonstration on the park’s roses on Saturday, Jan. 7.

 

Friday, Dec. 30

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Holiday Open House: Nature crafts, games, a chance to meet the snake and turtle and other special activities for kids on their holiday break. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring Andrew Carrier and the All-Stars, with Annie Staninec on fiddle. Dance lessons at 8:30. Tickets sold at the door: $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, Dec. 31

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “New Year’s Eve Beach Cleanup.”: End the year by helping out the bay and its wildlife; then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Family Game Day: Community board game program; free for youth ages 8 and older. Parents/guardians must be present. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 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 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Final night. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 7 and 10 p.m. Concert: Featuring blues and soul diva Terrie Odabi. Tickets: $40, in advance or $45 at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org
  • 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Celebration: New Year’s Eve party featuring dancing to the big band classics by The Swinging Blue Stars. Food and beverages available for purchase; silent auction; free dance lessons. Tickets: $55 to $95. USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave. Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, tix: 521-8448, Ext. 225 or www.hornetevents.com

Sunday, Jan. 1

  • 11 to 11:30 a.m. Storytime and Nature Fun: Parents and kids will meet the characters at “the Cove”; listen to stories; make a nature craft; watch nature films; and more. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Open House: Storytime, “Tarantula Talk,” “Meet a Snake,” high tide discovery walk, “Turtle Time,” fish feeding and a Visitors Center scavenger hunt. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  

Tuesday, Jan. 3

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Hikes for Tykes: Explore Crown Beach with your toddler. Bring a snack. Strollers not recommended. Rain cancels. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Book Club: Members will discuss The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Free to seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Kevin Brunetti, 747-7512) 
  • 7 p.m. Will Durst’s Big Fat Kiss Off Comedy Show: Featuring Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org

Wednesday, Jan. 4

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP Driver Safety: First of two sessions of a program designed for motorists 50 and older. Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Weekday Winter Beach Clean Up: Help clean up the beach. Bring buckets and gloves. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board: Teens can plan events and projects for 2017. Community service hours available. Open to youth 13-18. RSVP requested. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: 747-7780 or hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Lawyers in the Library: Free legal service. Signup at 5:30 for lottery draw at 5:50. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Poets: Featured readers Jannie M. Dresser and Alison Hart, followed by open mic. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.alamedaislandpoets.org)

Thursday, Jan. 5

  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: The Finest Hours. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 5 to 12. Dress to get messy. Free. Bay Farm Island Branch Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. (Info: 747-7787) 
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring Andrew Carrier and the All-Stars, with Annie Staninec on fiddle. Dance lessons at 8:30. Tickets sold at the door: $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

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