Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo     Those who enjoy knitting have two opportunities to join in local events this week: at Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden today and the Knitting and Crochet group that meets at the Alameda Free Library on Tuesday, June 27.

 

Friday, June 23

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Alameda Landing Concert Series: American Rock. Free to the public. Alameda Landing, 2743 Fifth St. (Info: 249-5189)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Art Gallery Opening Reception: Beth Bourland and George Powell. Free admission, Frank Bette Satellite Gallery, Eyewise Optometry, 2561 Blanding Ave. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 7 p.m. “History Mystery” After-hours Tour. Opportunity to access restricted areas of the USS Hornet, and learn about reported supernatural events reported during the vessel’s history. Cost $35 general public, $30 members, reservations required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)
  • 7 p.m. Summer Movie Series: Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Rated PG-13. Free to the public. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 8:15 p.m. Movie in the Park: The Secret Life of Pets. Rated G. Pre-show game and kids crafts before movie, at 6:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Free admission, snacks available for purchase. Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field, 1101 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 747-7529)

Saturday, June 24

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. E-Waste Recycling and Document-Shredding Fundraiser. Drop off e-waste items at church or call for pickup. Cell phones and small ink-jet cartridges recycled for free, charges apply to larger items and for document-shredding. First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, pick-ups: Bruce Johnson, 908-4156)
  • 10 a.m. to next day. Relay for Life. Family-friendly community camp-out to raise funds for cancer research. Music, entertainment, challenges and activities. Registration required. Encinal High School football field, 210 Central Ave. (Info, registration: relayforlife.org/alamedaca) 
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “2017 Summer Sailstice.” Day of waterfront activities in celebration of Alameda maritime culture. Featuring boat races, public boat rides and demonstrations by the Alameda Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. Free to the public. Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina (Info: 522-3272) 
  • 2 p.m. Movie Screening: Finding Dory. For children 8 and older, parents must stay with kids. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Reading in the Park.” Hosted by the Alameda Free Library. Reading materials and snacks provided by library, bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Leydecker Park, 3225 Mecartney Road. (Info 747-7713) 
  • 4 to 9 p.m. “Vacationland” Carnival and Bazaar, Hosted by Buddhist Temple of Alameda. Bingo, games, raffle, silent auction, food for sale. Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave. (Info: btoa.org) 
  • 8 p.m. “Brian Copeland: Not a Genuine Black Man.” Solo play about Copeland’s life experiences and subject of housing discrimination in San Leandro. Not recommended for ages under 14. Tickets $30 advance, $40 at door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)

Sunday, June 25

  •  to 9:30 a.m. “Yoga by the Bay.” Free yoga class. To be held indoors or out, weather permitting. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • 10 a.m. to noon. “Sunday Stroll.” Guided walk along Shore Line Drive to Shoreline Park on Bay Farm Island. Free admission, dogs welcome. Meeting point: Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • Noon. Flat Tire Clinic. Free workshop on bike maintenance. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)  
  • n Noon to 7 p.m. “Vacationland” Carnival and Bazaar, Hosted by Buddhist Temple of Alameda. Bingo, games, raffle, silent auction, food for sale. Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave. (Info: btoa.org) 
  • n 11 a.m. Outdoor Art Festival. More than 100 live art demos, live music, food. Free to the public. Studio 23 Gallery parking lot, 2309B Encinal Ave. (Info: 415-580-2309) 
  • n 5:30 p.m. “Iko Ya Ya Band.” Potluck 5 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Tuesday, June 27

  • 2 p.m. Knitting & Crochet Group. Informal meet-up for beginners and experts at knitting. For teens and adults only. Bring supplies. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Thursday, June 29

  • 3:30 p.m. “Silly Circus Show.” West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Fourth of July Craft Making at the Library. Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. (Info: 747-7787)
     

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