Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Alameda Support Foundation will host a plant sale to benefit the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Saturday, Dec. 7. The sale offers succulents and plant arrangements that make excellent holiday gifts at extremely affordable rates. The sale takes place in the driveway of a Gold Coast home at 1250 St. Charles St. where many of the succulents are grown.

Saturday, Nov. 23

  • 8 a.m. to noon. Free Sandbag Station. City of Alameda Public Works staff available to help load sandbags for Alameda residents. Lexington Street at West Tower Avenue. (Info: 747-7900, www.alamedaca.gov/storms)
  • 3 p.m. Sing-it-Yourself Messiah rehearsal. Prepare for community choral performance on Saturday, Dec. 14. Limited number of scores available. Free admission, bring food item donation for Alameda Food Bank. First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1479, www.asiym.org)

Saturday, Nov. 30

  • 1 to 3 p.m. “Thank God it’s Over — NaNoWriMo.” Writers invited to share how far they’ve gotten in their projects for National Novel Writing Month. Hosted by Alameda Free Library Writers Group. Light refreshments. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: lcassels@aol.com

Tuesday, Dec. 3

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mastick Holiday Art Boutique. Sale of handcrafted gifts created by Mastick artists. Mastick Lobby, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@mastickseniorcenter.com)

Saturday, Dec. 7

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Plant Sale. Succulents, climate-friendly gifts, dish gardens and more for sale. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter through Alameda Support Foundation. Rain or shine. 1250 St. Charles St. (Info: www.asfcharity.org)
  • 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. “The Greatest Bubble Show on Earth.” The Amazing Bubble Man (aka Louis Pearl) demonstrates bubble tricks for all ages: square bubbles, giant bubbles and more. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and younger. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 10 a.m. to noon. “Jingle Mingle.” Mixer for families at Son-Light Preschool, Immanuel Lutheran Church. Holiday crafts and cookie decorating for kids. Free admission. 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-0659, www.immanuel-alameda.org)
  • 4:30 p.m. “O What Joy!” Soli Deo Gloria performs Bach, Schubert and more. Featuring conductor Allen H. Simon and soloist Joshua Hughes. Tickets: $30, students grade nine and older and seniors, $25. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: 888-734-7664, www.brownpapertickets.com)