Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Focus on Birds, a new exhibit of photography by Roseanne Smith, opened this week at the Alameda Art Association gallery, 2242 South Shore Center. A reception is set for this Saturday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A portion of all sales will benefit the Golden Gate Audubon Society. The show runs through June 30.

Friday, June 8

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Love Our Island Art Walk on Park Street. Three windows, three artists, three bands, three hours. Free admission. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)
  • 7:30 p.m. Concerts at the Cove featuring Long Train Runnin’. Free admission. Food booths, drinks, dancing and more. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 522-6778)

Saturday, June 9

  • 7 a.m. Casino Bus Fundraiser with Knights of Columbus. Catch bus to Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel, raise money to help the less fortunate. Return by 5:30 p.m. $35 per seat includes $20 free play or $25 table. Meet at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 473-8788, francisco.arroyo87@gmail.com)
  • 9 a.m. Corica Park (Golf Course) Tour. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos lead walk to discover Corica Park’s historic plaques and learn about the park and its renovations. Visit old fire department training facility and learn Bay Farm development history. No pets, please. Meet at Corica Golf Course, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Drive. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “Choosing Natives to Benefit Pollinators” Workshop on native plants that best serve bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Open studio, exhibit and sale with seven contemporary women artists. Ukrainian painted eggs, ceramics, paintings. Free admission. Light refreshments. 331 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: elainecarp@gmail.com)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Alameda Adaptive Art’s Zumbathon fundraiser. Proceeds benefit local performing arts group for young adults with special needs. Mariner Square Athletic Club, 2227 Mariner Square Loop. (Info: 523-8011, www.marinersq.com)
  • 4:30 p.m. Mass with blessing of graduates followed by a wine-and-cheese reception. Friends, neighbors and family members of graduates welcome. St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: 522-8933, sbparishoffice@comcast.net)
  • 5:30 p.m. Alameda High School Hornets Sports Hall of Fame Second Induction Ceremony. Alameda Elks Lodge (Info: hornet boosters.org/halloffame)
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Focus on Birds. Alameda Art Association reception, benefit. Photo exhibit by Roseanne Smith, sales benefit Golden Gate Audubon Society. Presentation on society’s work to protect Bay Area wildlife. Free admission, donations accepted. 2242 South Shore Center. (Info: 523-4475, www.facebook.com/alamedaartgalleryalamedaartassociation

Sunday, June 10

  • 8 a.m. Mass with blessing of graduates followed by a donuts-and-coffee reception. Friends, neighbors and family members of graduates welcome. St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: 522-8933, sbparishoffice@comcast.net)
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass with blessing of graduates followed by ice cream social. Friends, neighbors and family members of graduates welcome. St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: 522-8933, sbparishoffice@comcast.net)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Open studio, exhibit and sale with seven contemporary women artists. Ukrainian painted eggs, ceramics, paintings. Free admission. Light refreshments. 331 Santa Clara Ave. (Info:elainecarp@gmail.com
  • 3 p.m. Fundraising Benefit for Three O’Clock Rock. Support music education. Raffle, live music, pinball. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: www.pacificpinball.org, www.threeoclockrock.com)
  • 5 p.m. Annie Staninec and her All-Star Band. Dance and potluck. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626 or zydecod@msn.com)

Tuesday, June 12

  • 6 p.m. Free fair housing training from City of Alameda Housing Authority. (View schedule and register: alamedarentprogram.org/workshops) 

Wednesday, June 13

  • 6 to 7 p.m. “Is Solar Right for You?” Part two in the Alameda Green Your Dream Home Series from Alameda Municipal Power and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda. Learn how solar works, financing, incentives, metering and billing. Free admission. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.alamedamp.com/solar-forum)

Thursday, June 14

  • 2 p.m. Black Panther screening. Free admission for teens 13 to 18. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “How Will New State Housing Laws Affect Alameda?” Public forum hosted by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Four panelists will discuss pending and approved legislation. Free admission. Ruth Rambeau Community Room, Independence Plaza, 703 Atlantic Ave. (Info: www.lwvalameda.org).

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