Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo     A pair of walks coming up will feature viewings of Alameda’s resident harbor seals. Join Crab Cove for a naturalist walk on Sunday, Sept. 3, and Alameda Walks for a history-themed walk of the same area Saturday, Sept. 9.


Saturday, Sept. 2

  • 9 to 10 a.m. Alameda Walks: Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary. Guided walk through East End and along South Shore, including special access to the bird sanctuary. Free admission. Walk not accessible for wheelchairs and prams. Meeting point: Krusi Park entrance, High Street at Calhoun Street. (Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)
  • 8 p.m. “Scarlet Pimpernel Ball.” Costume ball presented by Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society. Featuring live music by Bangers and Mash. Dance class at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door. 1700s or 1800s-era costume or modern evening attire recommended. Ballroom, Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: www.peersdance.org/pimpernel.html

Sunday, Sept. 3

  • 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Point Antiques Fair. General Admission $10 between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., early admission $15 (before 7:30 a.m.), late admission $5 (after 9 a.m.). No admission after 3 p.m. Free admission ages 15 and under with guardian. Alameda Point runway. (Info 522-7500) 
  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Harbor Seal walk. three-mile guided walk from Visitor Center to Alameda Point. Free admission, binoculars available to borrow. Starting point: Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 10 a.m. Family Bike Ride. Free admission, free ice cream at end of ride, courtesy Tucker’s Ice Cream. Starting point: Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)

Monday, Sept. 4 

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Labor Day Open House. Self-guided walks, nature programs, movie viewing and museum open hours. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 

Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • Noon. Rotary Club Luncheon. Guest speaker, Karen Butter, President, Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Cost $20. Members and prospective members welcome to attend. Grand Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info, RSVP: Michelle Ingram, miang@aol.com)  
  • 7 p.m. Poet Laureate Inauguration Ceremony. Official appointment of Alameda Poets Laureate Gene Kahane and Cathy Dana by Mayor Trish Spencer, at City Council meeting. Reception following at Elks Lodge, featuring poetry readings and complimentary refreshments. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, Sept. 6

  • 4 p.m. Teen Book Club. For teens, ages 13 to 18. Register to receive free copy of book. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. Licensed attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal assistance. Names will be drawn by lottery at 5:45 p.m. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading Plus Open Mic. Theme: “Writers Who Dance, Dancers Who Write.” Free admission, light refreshments. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

Thursday, Sept. 7

  • 10 a.m. East Bay Retired Teachers Association Meeting. Open to all retired public education and administrative professionals residing within Alameda County. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda-Oakland Home Learners: Monthly meet-up for home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net