Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy warbirdsnews.com     The USS Hornet Museum will unveil a new exhibit this Saturday Aug. 19: an FM2 Wildcat fighter plane, among the most iconic planes of the World War II era.


Friday, Aug. 18

  • 6 to 10 p.m. TILT. Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Dance, Featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $19. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855)  

Saturday, Aug. 19

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. USS Hornet 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, registration: 521-8448)
  • 10 a.m. Ribbon cutting. Opening of two new exhibits at USS Hornet Museum: a restored FM2 “Wildcat” aircraft, and the “Sister Ship Row” gallery. Standard ticket rates apply: $20 non-members, free for members. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fundraiser: “Officer’s Summer Tea.” Traditional English-style tea service in officers’ wardroom, served on vintage china. Cost $30 adults, $20 youth. Proceeds to benefit museum restoration projects. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Volunteer Street Fair & 125th Anniversary Celebration. Food, activities for children and live music by the Sun Kings. Free admission, complimentary bicycle valet. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-0659)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Jump-In Jamboree.” Fundraiser for church trip to Sonoma. Kids activities, bounce house and pizza. Free admission, pizza $5. First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Bruce Johnson, 522-1477)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Gardening Workshop: “Integrated Pest Management for the Home Gardener.” Instruction by Jeff Bridge. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: jbridge@apcollaborative.org
  • 2 to 5 p.m. “#Rhythmix10” Gala. Ten-year anniversary celebration, featuring wine panel, wine-tasting and musical performances. Tickets $60 advance (purchased by July 19), $75 at door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question-and-answer session for new and prospective members at 2 p.m. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)

Monday, Aug. 21 

  • 9 to 11:40 a.m. Solar Eclipse Viewing. Live video feed in event of unfavorable weather. Free admission, viewing goggles provided, while supplies last. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7716)
  • 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. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)  

Tuesday, Aug. 22

  • Noon. Rotary Club Luncheon. Featuring guest speaker Chester Santos. Members and prospective members welcome. Cost $20, registration preferred. Grand Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info, tickets: Michelle Ingram, miang@aol.com)  
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Library Run Club. Three-mile run at conversational pace, all levels welcome. Waiver required. Free admission, free bag check. Starting point: Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Wednesday, Aug. 23

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Art Exhibit Opening Reception. Featuring art created by Mastick residents. Free admission, refreshments provided. Lobby, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 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: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203) 

Thursday, Aug. 24

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. For individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 1 to 3 p.m. State Assm. Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointments necessary. Room 224, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)