Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo     Local runners will gather at 9 a.m. on Park Street for the Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (R.A.C.E.) that takes place prior to the Fourth of July Parade this coming Tuesday.


Friday, June 30

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Alameda Landing Concert Series: Classic Rock. Free admission. Alameda Landing, 2743 Fifth St. (Info: 249-5189)
  • 9 p.m. The Alameda All-Star Zydeco Band. Benefit dance for Beccarae’s medical expenses. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, July 1

  • July 1, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Alameda Walks: Shore Line to Doolittle Drive. Free admission. Meeting point: Intersection of Park Street and Shore Line Drive. Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)

Sunday, July 2

  • 10 a.m. Family Bike Ride. Free to the public, free ice cream at end of ride, courtesy Tucker’s Ice Cream. Starting point: Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)
  • 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Point Antiques Fair. General Admission $10 between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., early admission $15 (before 7:30 a.m.), late admission $5 (after 9 a.m.). No admission after 3 p.m. Free admission ages 15 and under with guardian. Alameda Point runway. (Info 522-7500) 
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. Low-tide Exploration. Participants encouraged to wear mud boots and old clothing. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)

Monday, July 3 

  • 10:30 a.m. Teddy Bear Picnic. Tillman Park, 220 Aughinbaugh Way (Info: 521-8307)
  • 5:30 p.m. Film Series: Get Out. Rated R, not suitable for children. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Tuesday, July 4

  • 9:30 am to 1 p.m. Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade and Race. Annual tradition featuring floats, vendors and military tribute. Race starts 9 a.m.; parade starts 9:30 a.m. Route starts on Park Street, continues to Webster Street. 
  • 2 to 10 p.m. Independence Day Celebration. Live music, family activities, food for sale, tours of ship. Bay Area fireworks visible from flight deck, at 9:15 p.m. Tickets: $25 general public, $15 kids, free for museum members and active-duty military. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m. Fourth of July Open House. Family-friendly nature activities. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Fourth of July Festival. Live music, family activities, petting zoo, face-painting. Food, beverages available for sale, proceeds to benefit Equipped 4 Success school supply drive. South Shore Center. (Info: 521-8100)

Wednesday, July 5

  • 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. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading plus Open Mic Night. Featuring Nanette Deetz. Light refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

Thursday, July 6

  • 10 a.m. East Bay Retired Teachers Association Meeting. Open to all retired public education and administrative professionals residing within Alameda County. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Infor: 747-7506) 
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda Oakland Home Learners (AOHL) Park Day: Monthly meet-up for home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Minute to Win It: Teen Takeover. Re-creation of popular game show. RSVP required for participation, ages 13 to 18 only. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Hot Rods at Harbor Bay. All cars older than 1975 welcome for display. Free admission. Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center, 800 Island Dr. (Info: Dave, 207-9395).