Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    “Secret Garden” is an example of art quilting by Susan Leah Hackett. An opening reception for her works on display at Eyewise Optometry is set for Friday, Oct. 5. An award-winning artist, Hackett moved away from Alameda a number of years ago, but returns to display her works with the Island City’s Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Third annual Alameda Bike for the Parks. Bicycle ride with two options. After-party features a beer garden hosted by Rotary Club of Alameda. Check in starts at 8 a.m. $20 for kids younger than 16, $45 for adults. All proceeds benefit Alameda Friends of the Parks, a non-profit organization. Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info, register: www.alamedaparks.org/events/bike4 parks/bike-parks-registration)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Facilitated walk with city staff to East End public shoreline access pathways. Meet at the Fernside Boulevard side of Lincoln Park between Liberty and Central avenues. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. No dogs permitted. (Info: 747-7570, awooldridge@alamedaca.gov)  

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. High School Merger Committee Meeting. Hosted by Alameda Unified School District. Committee and public discuss viability and desirability of potential merger of Alameda and Encinal high schools and hear from experts. Free admission. Island High School, 500 Pacific Ave. (Info: www.alameda.k12.ca.us

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • 7 to 9 p.m. League of Women Voters’ Nov. 6 Election Candidate & Ballot Measure Forum. Meet Alameda mayoral candidates and discuss ballot measures. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html)
  • 7 p.m. City of Alameda Public Works Department discusses new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps for Alameda. Community of Harbor Bay Isle Owners’ Association, 3195 Mecartney Road, Poppy Room, ground floor. (Info: 747-7930, floodmaps@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Memphis Soul.” Six-week music-education course with Pete Elman begins. Explore the grit, grease and grace of American music. $150 for six classes. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. After the Ball. Eighth annual benefit for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Tickets start at $125. USS Hornet, 707 Hornet Ave. (Info: www.aftertheball.org

Friday, Oct. 5

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Artist’s Reception hosted by Dr. Alex Lukens. Meet and discuss Susan Leah Hackett’s art-quilts and watercolors on display at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ satellite gallery. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Eyewise Optometry, 2651 Blanding, Suite B. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org/satellite-galleries.html)