Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy Photo    In honor of Veteran’s Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, the Alameda Naval Air Museum will offer free admission for everyone. The museum is marking the 100-year anniversary of World War I with displays of famous ships, planes, events and more. The museum is located at 2151 Ferry Point. Above, “Dog Fight” depicts a skirmish of World War I biplanes, artist unknown.

Friday, Nov. 9

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Alameda Women Artists opening reception. Second Friday artwalk exhibit showcases the art of eight members who work in diverse mediums. The Local, 1333 Park St. (Info: 260-4871, minfinger2@sbcglobal.net)

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Boutique. Shop for handcrafted gifts, foods and fair trade items. Raffle. Bring a can of food to donate to the Alameda Food Bank. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. Free admission, free parking. (Info: 523-0659)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “How to Arrange and Care for Potted Succulents as Gifts for the Holidays.” Hands-on workshop on creating an artistic succulent container garden. $15 covers all materials. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jeffbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Alameda Free Library Writers Group. Open to adult writers looking to work, connect and share with other writers. Bring materials for writing time. Main Branch Alameda Free Library, room 138, 1550 Oak St. (Info: lcassels@aol.com)
  • 2 p.m. “Taking Control of Your Finances in 8 Steps.” Presentation followed by opportunity to meet with a financial adviser from the East Bay Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Registration recommended. Free admission. Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Rd. (Info, RSVP: 747-7787)
  • 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church Fall Fundraiser. Live music, traditional Spanish tapas, flamenco dancing and lesson and silent auction. Benefits the church and its ministries. Tickets: $30 for adults, $40 at the door, $20 seniors, 65 and older, $20 children 12 and younger, $10 each additional child. Children’s tickets include dinner and childcare. First Congregational Church, 1912 Central Ave. (Info, tickets: www.fcca2018fallfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Family-Friendly Diwali Celebration with Non-Stop Bhangra. Voted “Best Dance Party.” Non-Stop Bhangra is a unique experience that celebrates the spirit of bhangra, a traditional Punjabi, Indian folk music and dance. Dancers, DJs, drummers and guest musicians. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $12 for kids 12 and younger. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Sunday, Nov. 11

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Alameda Ballet Nutcracker Elks Breakfast fundraiser. Made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, waffle station and more served by Alameda Civic Ballet’s Nutcracker cast members. Tips benefit the Rachel Shahinian and Annika Zinsley Memorial scholarship fund. $13 adults 13 and older, $6 children 6 to 12 and free for kids 5 and younger. Alameda Elks Lodge 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: gfalkner94501@gmail.com)
  • 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer work party. Help prepare the Alameda Wildlife Reserve at Alameda Point for the return of the endangered least tern. Tasks include weeding, placing nest markers and “chick chalets,” repairing the chick fence and picking up trash. (Info, directions: pg3187@gmail.com)
  • 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Veterans Day and Anniversary Community Day celebration aboard the USS Hornet. Celebrate veterans, the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, 75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of USS Hornet and its 20th Anniversary as a museum. 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 775-2899, www.usshornet.org)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission for everyone on Veterans Day. Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of World War I, 1914-1918, with displays of famous ships, boats, the Blue Angels, USS Enterprise, Battle of Midway, Women in Service and the Coast Guard. Exhibits on two floors. Alameda Naval Museum, 2151 Ferry Point, Building No. 77, at Alameda Point. (Info: Lorne Gould, 821-5652, www.navalairmuseum.org)

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • 1 p.m. “The Last Gift Box” with Tina Cole Kreitz. Learn how to organize your papers, wishes and plans for your family before death. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Taking Control of Your Finances in 8 Steps.” Presentation followed by opportunity to meet with a financial adviser from the East Bay Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Registration recommended. Free admission. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, RSVP: 747-7767)

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 6 p.m. Alameda Green Your Dream Home Series, Part 3: Greening Your Holidays. Get sustainability tips for giving, feasting, traveling, decorating and cozying home for the holidays. Hosted by Alameda Municipal Power and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda. Elks Club, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 814-6430, haley@alamedamp.com)

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Musical Grab Bag with William Sturm. Presentation includes piano recital and review of composers featured during 2018. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., dining room 2. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 7 p.m. City of Alameda Public Works Department discusses new FEMA flood maps for Alameda. City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Council Chambers, third floor. (Info: 747-7930, floodmaps@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Come Grow with Us” Volunteer Orientation. Become a volunteer with Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG). Join the network of gardeners in Alameda who both educate and feed their neighbors. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, register: www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org/volunteer-with-abg)