Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Nov. 18 to Thursday, Nov. 24

File photo Nov. 22, 1935, 81 years ago, the China Clipper left Alameda to take the first transPacific airmail flight (above). Relive the historic moment at the Alameda Naval Air Museum this Saturday, Nov. 19.

 

Friday, Nov. 18

  • 7:30 p.m. “Get Stuffed —With Laughter”: Featuring The Alamaniacs, Alameda’s own improv comedy players. Tickets: $16, in advance at Eventbrite; limited tickets at the door, $20. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Express Yourself!: Share the arts, music, poetry or just observe. Suggested donation: $10 with some of the proceeds going to charity. Bring a snack to share. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: Cathy Dana, 523-7853) 

Saturday, Nov. 19

  • Noon: “China Clipper —Alameda”: Celebrate the 81st anniversary of the first transPacific flight with lunch, followed by a casual presentation. Lunch and admission: $10, members; $15, non-members. Free parking. Alameda Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point #77 (Info: 886-3195) 
  • 1 to 4:45 p.m. International Games Day @ Your Library: Community board game program. Bring your own games or play some on hand. Free for all ages. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 2 p.m. Drop-in Art Extravaganza: Free for all ages. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Squid Dissection.”: Get up close and personal with squid, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric WLS Support Group: Peer support group for people how are considering or who have had weight loss or bariatric surgery. Pre-op and newcomers invited for the 2 p.m. Question-and-answer session. Free. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: info@eastbaybariatric.org)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 4:30 to 9 p.m. Night of Writing Madly: Final “write-in” session for writers participating in National Novel Writing Month. Light refreshments and a chance to be around other writers. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Sunday, Nov. 20

  • 11:30 a.m. to noon: Storytime and Nature Fun: Parents and kids will meet the characters at “the Cove”; listen to stories; make a nature craft; watch nature films; and more. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Interfaith Circle of Alameda: Music, spiritual teachings, sacred text readings and artifacts representing various faith traditions from around the world. Free to the public. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: 769-0607) 
  • 1:15 to 3 p.m. Coloring for Adults: Coloring books and colors provided but you may also bring your own. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Squid Dissection.”: Get up close and personal with squid, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 p.m. Sing-It-Yourself-Messiah: Chorus rehearsal for the 22nd annual community performance. Bring a copy of the Messiah if available. Free to the public. St. Joseph Basilica. (Info: 523-7200 or www.alamedasingityourselfmessiah.org
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5 p.m. Zydeco Music, Dance and Potluck: Featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Special afternoon potluck and dance. Tickets sold at the door; $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626 or 415-285-6285) 
  • 5:30 p.m. “Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bike”: Learn about bicycle basics; bring your bike. All ages welcome. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070) 

Monday, Nov. 21

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Legal Assistance for Seniors: Free for seniors 60 and older. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Appt: 747-7506)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Lawyers in the Library: Free legal service. Signup at 5:30. West End Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 

Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. “Beginning Birding: Waders, Dabblers and Divers”: See easy-to-find water birds from the Bay Trail and learn identification techniques. Free for all ages. Meet at the bird sanctuary near Shoreline Drive and Broadway.  (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Grossology: What’s Gross Around Crab Cove” Outdoor exploration and a theme-related craft for children 3 to 5 who are accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 1-888-327-2757, option 2, then 3) 

Wednesday, Nov. 23

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 

Thursday, Nov. 24

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Annual gathering hosted by Christ Episcopal Church. Free to the public. 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-7200) 

 

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