Local Happenings

Local Happenings

 

 

 

Friday, July 29

  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring The Zydeco Flames. Dance lessons at 8. Tickets sold at the door: $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, July 30

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park Street Art and Wine Faire: Music, crafts, food, children’s activities. Park Street from Buena Vista to Encinal avenues. 
  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. “Bee-Utiful!”: Visit the nectar garden. See a local hive, eat a sweet snack and make a craft. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 888-327-2757, option 2, 3)
  • 2 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: 747-7713)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Wet and Wild Water Games.” Play some games, 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) 
  • 3 to 4 p.m. “Harry Potter Party and Book Swap: Free for teens. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7780) 
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Summer Beats: Summer family concert series featuring Pride and Joy. 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)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. The Business of Disease: Documentary film screening. Tickets: $15; prescreening meet and greet and VIP reception, $30. Michaan’s Theatre, 2700 Saratoga St. (Tix, info: 800-380-9822 or www.artmindbodyspirit.com)

Sunday, July 31

  • 9 a.m. to noon: Pancake Breakfast: Breakfast: $10 donation. Alameda Fire Department annual benefit for the Alisa Ann Roche Burn Foundation. Park Street and Encinal Avenue. 
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park Street Art and Wine Faire: Music, crafts, food, children’s activities. Park Street from Buena Vista to Encinal avenues. 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Wet and Wild Water Games.” Play some games, 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) 

Monday, Aug. 1

  • 1:30 p.m. Concert: Featuring a Dixieland jazz combo and the big band sounds of the Urquhart Memorial Concert Band conducted by Joel Toste. Free for seniors. Social Hall, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 

Tuesday, Aug. 2

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Animal Olympics.” 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, option 2, 3)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Book Club: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal will be reviewed. Free to seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Kevin Brunetti, 747-7512) 
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Notary Public: Free notary service. Sign up before 5:30 for lottery determining order. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 7 p.m. American Legion Post 9: Post rebuilding drive and meeting; open to honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of any branch of the United States military who have served at least one day of active duty during times of war or conflict. Veterans Building, Central Avenue and Walnut Street. (Info: Commander Joseph Chock, 542-0662) 

Wednesday, Aug. 3

  • 9 a.m. to 1 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. Pre-registration is required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Bracelet Making: Free for teens and adults. Materials provided. Pre-registration required. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7713) 
  • 6 p.m. Mastick Wednesday Evening Movie: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 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) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Art Opening: Celebrate the opening of Islamic Art Exhibit: Language of the Quran. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Poets: Open mic follows featured readers Joel Fallon and Johanna Ely, newly-crowned poet laureates of Benecia. Free to the public; donations appreciated. Green Fare Café, upstairs in the Mariner Square Athletic Club, 2227 Mariner Square Loop. (Info: 523-7853) 

Thursday, Aug. 4

  • Noon: East Bay Retired Teachers, Division 2: Luncheon meeting. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Alameda Oakland Homelearners: Meet for fun and idea exchange. Lincoln Park, High Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: www.aohl.net
  • 1 p.m.  Mastick Movie Matinee: 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) 

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