Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo A pair of piano recitals will take place in town next Thursday, Feb. 23. The Trinity Seniors will hear Keiko Pederson perform while the Mastick Senior Center will host John William Sturm.

 

Friday, Feb. 17

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday Night Flights. Proceeds to benefit Alameda Boys and Girls Club. Angela’s Kitchen, 1600 Park St. (Info: 522-4900)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. “TILT.” Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes after-hours museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Opening Reception: Abstract Exhibit by Deepa Kataria. Hosted by Alex Lukens and the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. Free admission. Eyewise Optometry, Suite B, 2651 Blanding Ave. (Info: Ginnie Chabre, 432-6505)
  • 8:30 p.m. The Zydeco Flames. Dance lesson at 8 p.m., dance afterward. $15 admission. Zydeco Music and Dance, Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626)

Saturday, Feb. 18

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Flashlight Tour. Early-morning tour of areas usually closed to public. Cost, $35 non-members, $30 members. Registration required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. Birdwalk by the Bay. Will start at Crab Cove, then carpool to the bird sanctuary. Binoculars available to borrow. Crab Cove Visitors Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 9 to 11:30 a.m. Workshop: Oil Painting. Cost $35 members, $40 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)
  • 9 to 11:30 a.m. Alameda Football Association Information Session. For boys and girls ages 5 to 14 interested in football. Can sign up for league at info session or online. Alameda Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St. (Info: Alex James, 415-627-7920)    
  • 10 a.m. to noon. Workshop: Intro to Zentangle. Instructor, Grace Mendez, certified zentangle instructor. Cost $45 members, $55 non-members. Cost of materials, $10. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Gardening Demonstration: How to Prune Fruit Trees. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1103)  
  • 2 p.m. Drop-in Crafts. Craft supplies provided. Jane Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question-and-answer session for new and prospective members at 2 p.m., general session afterward. All community members welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)
  • 8 p.m. Bubbles after Dark. Performance by The Amazing Bubble Man and accordion diva Jet Black Pearl. Entry fee: $20 at door, $15 in advance. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org

Sunday, Feb. 19

  • 9 to 11:30 a.m. Alameda Football Association Information Session. For boys and girls ages 5 to 14 interested in football. Can sign up for league at info session or online. Encinal High School, 210 Central Ave. (Info: Alex James, 415-627-7920)
  • Feb. 19, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Amazing Bubble Show. Performance by The Amazing Bubble Man a.k.a. Louis Pearl. For children ages 4 and over. Entry fee: $10 children under 13, $15 adults. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Interfaith Circle of Alameda Monthly Service. All community members welcome. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: 769-0607)

Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Podiatry and Blood Pressure Screening by Dr. Dale Wright. Free for seniors, with appointment. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, appointments: 747-7506) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Advanced Book Club. Open to kids in grades 5 to 8. Pre-registration required, sign up in person at library. Jane Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 400, Monthly Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 814-0522) 
  • 7 to 8 p.m. Gardening Presentation: Beneficial Insects with Jonathan Draper, Alameda County Master Gardener. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Linda Carloni, 527-7534)  

Wednesday, Feb. 22

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Multimedia Art Exhibit Reception. Featuring art created by Mastick members. Refreshments provided. Lobby, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Romantic Relationships: Thrive at Any Age. Presentation by Natalie Gelman, clinical psychologist. Registration required. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Free to the public. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: the Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203) 
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Relay for Life Info Session and Mixer. New and prospective relayers invited to attend, to learn about Relay for Life set for June 24 and 25. Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park St. (Info: Anne Marie Fourre, 995-9409)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Computer Basics Workshop: Staying Safe Online. Registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777) 

Thursday, Feb. 23

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Piano recital, performed by Keiko Pederson. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Avenue. (Info 522-5220)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Uncle Buck. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 1:30 p.m. Listening for the Silence: Piano Recital by John William Sturm. Discussion following performance. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Assemblyman Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Second floor, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Congresswoman Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointments necessary. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 3:30 p.m. We Love Legos! Open to kids and their caregivers. Lego blocks provided. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Black History Showcase. Hosted by AUSD Black Achievers Alliance and the City of Alameda. Will be collecting canned food and plastic utensil donations. Multipurpose Room, Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave. (Info: Sarah Henry, 747-4714) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Knitting Circle. Beginners welcome. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 747-7767)

 

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