Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Maurice Ramirez     Local residents can get some free education on maintaining their bicycles at two upcoming events. Courtesy of Gene Oh (above) and staff at Alameda Bicycle, a free flat tire clinic will take place Sunday, Aug. 27. Then, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, experts will be available to help with bikes at the library’s main branch.


Friday, Aug. 25

  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Dance, plus 22nd Anniversary Celebration. Featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $19. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, Aug. 26

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second Annual Battlestar Classic BeerFest and Cornhole Tournament. Fundraiser to benefit museum. Ticket packages from $30 to $60. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • 10:30 a.m. Family Discovery Concert. Interactive family concert, including opportunity to experiment with various string instruments. Free admission, refreshments provided. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wheelchair Tennis Clinic. Free admission, equipment and lunch provided. Open to players of all ages and abilities. College of Alameda Tennis Courts, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy. (Info: Bryanna Stubbert, 841-4776) 
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Summer Beats. Free live music, face-painting and other family activities. Food and beverage sales to benefit Equipped4Success school supply drive. Center Court, South Shore Center. (Info: alameda southshore center.com)

Sunday, Aug. 27

  • 8 to 9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga by the Bay. Outdoor yoga lesson and nature exploration. Free admission, bring a yoga mat. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon. Busy Summer Beach Clean-Up. Buckets and gloves provided. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • Noon. Flat Tire Clinic. Free workshop on bicycle maintenance. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)  
  • 1 p.m. Woody Walk: The East End after Arts and Crafts. Walk through East End, hosted by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), tour guide: Woody Minor. Cost $10 non-members, free for members. Starting point: Krusi Park, High Street entrance. (Info: 986-9232) 
  • 3 p.m. Notes for Nourishment Concert: “Songs from the String, Voice and Soul.” Hosted by Listen for Life. Free admission, donations appreciated. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: Donna Stoering, dstoering@gmail.com)  
  • 5:30 p.m. Zydeco Dance, Featuring Andrew Carrier and the Cajun All-Stars. Potluck 5 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Monday, Aug. 28 

  • 10 a.m. Travel Presentation on upcoming senior trips abroad hosted by Mastick Center. Media Room, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 8 to 10 p.m. Dave Alt Swingtime Band. Community members welcome to dance or listen. Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road (Info: Dave Altschuler, davehenryalt@yahoo.com)

Tuesday, Aug. 29

  • Noon. Rotary Club Luncheon. Featuring guest speaker Donna Stoering. Members and prospective members welcome to attend. Cost $20, registration preferred. Grand Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info, tickets: Michelle Ingram, miang@aol.com)  

Wednesday, Aug. 30

  • 10 a.m. and noon. A Guide to Watching Pro Football. Presentations for seniors unfamiliar with American football. Beginner presentation 10 a.m., advanced presentation noon. Free admission, registration required. Room E, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bicycle Maintenance, Presented by the BikeMobile. Experts provide free bike service, on first-come, first-served basis. Flat-tire workshop 4 p.m. Parking lot, Main Branch,  Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, 747-7713)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “The Pulse of Alameda Health Care.” Hosted by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Health care panel and question-and-answer session featuring Wilma Chan, James Jackson and Tracy Jensen. Second floor conference room, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: lwvalameda.org.calendar.html)