Local Happenings

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A lecture about the effects of climate change is coming up at the library.

Saturday, Sept. 8

n 9 a.m. Bay Farm’s Destroyers. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Explore and discover how World War I-era ships were reused as breakwaters turning Bay Farm Island’s marshland into dry land. Also, visit the former location of the Mecartney family homestead. No pets, please. Meet at Tillman Park, 220 Aughinbaugh Way near the gazebo. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
n 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Association University Women (AAUW) September fundraiser and kickoff luncheon for AAUW Alameda Branch’s 57th year. 2018 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Tech Trek program with presentations by Alameda middle-school student scholarship winners to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp. Box luncheons by Jay’s Coffee for $17. Girls Inc., Recreation Center, 1724 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Penny Washbourn 748-7455, alameda-ca@aauw.net

Sunday, Sept. 9

n 9 a.m. to noon, Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Reserve Work Party. Volunteer to help weed, pick up debris, repair the chick fence and put out shells and “chick chalets.” (Info, directions: Pat Gannon, 521-4402 or pg3187@gmail.com

Monday, Sept. 10

n 5:30 p.m. Film Series — Eleven Men and a Girl. Curated by filmmaker Jeff Giordano. Discussion follows the film. Free admission. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

n 1 p.m. Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., dining room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506, mastickcenter.com)

Wednesday, Sept. 12

n 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Relationship of Medication Management to Fall Prevention” for Cantonese speakers. Kam Tam, Retired Pharmacist at Children’s Hospital, Oakland and co-owner of Oakland Pharmacy presents. Hosted by Alice Home Care. Free admission. Harbor Bay Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Road. (Info: 924-8529, alicehomecare.com)

SNEAK PEEK

n Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Alameda Photographic Society reception for the public. Celebrate exhibition of works by 12 club photographers. Meet the photographers and find out more about the club. Free admission, refreshments. (Info: meetup.com/alameda-
photographic-society, alameda.
photoclubservices.com)
n Sept. 14, 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, rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)   
n Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Live@theLibrary Concert Series. Paula West, Mads Tolling and others perform jazz. $35. Tickets available at Books Inc, 1344 Park St., Dewey’s Friends Café at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. or brownpaper
tickets.com/producer/15915. Regina K. Stafford Rooms, Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: friendsalamedafreelibrary.org)
n Sept. 16, Noon to 6 p.m. Fourth annual Blues, Brews & BBQ presented by the West End Arts & Entertainment District. Festival features blues bands, barbecue vendors competing for prizes and craft vendors. Free admission. Webster Street between Central and Santa Clara avenues. (Info: facebook.com/events/175147506481097)
n Sept. 16, 2 p.m. “Social Science: Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate.” Speaker Dr. Michael Wehner, senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Understanding what the future portends is vital if society hopes to adapt to a very different world. Free admission, all ages welcome. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
n Sept. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fall Gardening Program: Water-Wise Landscape Design. Learn how to design a sustainable, low-maintenance, water-conserving garden. Compost Gal Lori Caldwell will teach how to select and incorporate California native plants and succulents. All ages welcome. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
n Sept. 17, 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: alameda.k12.ca.us)
n Sept. 18, 7 to 8 p.m. “Gardening for Native Bees” Presentation by Alameda Backyard Growers with Sally Hughes and Jennifer Cardoza. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 239-7485, info@alamedabackyardgrowers.org
n Sept. 20, 9 a.m. Mastick Senior Center Thrift Shop annual Fashion Show & Luncheon. Cost: $20. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., dining room 2. (Info, register: 747-7506)
n Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to noon “Relationship of Medication Management to Fall Prevention” for English speakers. Larry Poon, Retired Pharmacist at Sutter Health’s Eden Hospital presents. Hosted by Alice Home Care. Free admission. Alameda Free Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 924-8529, alicehomecare.com)
n Sept. 22, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Opening reception for new works by Normal Moore and Christian Schiess. Show hangs through Nov. 4. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, rhythmix.org)
n Sept. 22, Noon to 4 p.m. Second annual Alameda Island Brewfest to benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels. Taste beer from local breweries, enjoy food trucks and live music from local bands. Early bird tickets: $40 per person. Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina. (Info, tickets: eventbrite.com/e/alameda-island
-brewfest-tickets-46952757963)
n Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Legacy Home Tour. Self-guided tour of six historic homes in central Alameda. Presented by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society and Alameda Museum. $35 advance tickets, $40 day of tour. (Info, tickets: alameda
-legacy-home-tour.org) 
n Sept. 25, 1 p.m. “Collect Memories Not Things, Decluttering Tips.” Presented by Diana Gleghorn, LMFT. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506)
n Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, Diabetes Support Group facilitated by Alameda County Public Health Department. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506)
n Sept. 27, 10 a.m and 3 p.m. Banned Books Read-a-thon and Celebration. Read aloud from a large selection of banned books in 30-minute intervals. Readers of all ages are invited to sign up to read at reference desk. Learn about banned books, create art, discuss the freedom to read and participate in other crafts and activities. All ages welcome. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
n Sept. 27, 7 to 9 p.m. League of Women Voters’ Nov. 6 Election Candidate & Ballot Measure Forum. Meet Alameda School and Health board candidates and discuss ballot measures. Phoenix Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html)
n Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Third annual Alameda Bike for the Parks. Ride begins and ends at Washington Park with two ride options. After-party will feature a beer garden served 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 501c3 non-profit organization. (Info, register: alamedaparks.org/events/bike4parks/bike-parks-registration)
n 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: alameda.k12.ca.us) 
n 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: LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html)
n 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, rhythmix.org)
n Oct. 6, 9 a.m. Marina Cove Park to Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. One hour fitness walk with Alameda Walks. Examine waterfront, Marina Cove Park and Jean Sweeney Open Space Park’s first phase of development. No pets, please. Meet at Marina cove Park, 1591 Clement Ave. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
n Oct. 8, After the Ball, annual benefit for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. USS Hornet, XXX Hornet Ave. (INFO: 
n Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. “Fright Night Bingo.” Ten rounds of Bingo with Halloween-themed entertainment and cash prizes. Sponsored by Omm, Inc., raises funds for Rhythmix programs. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: 865-5060, rhythmix.org)
n Oct. 13, 9 a.m. Julia Morgan Homes. One hour, 15 minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Explore the Gold Coast with a specific focus on the architecture of history’s most famous female architect. No pets, please. Meet at Franklin Park, 1432 San Antonio Ave. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov.)
n Oct. 16, 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: alameda.k12.ca.us)
n Oct. 28, 7 p.m. “Café Flamenco: Noche Flamenca.” Spanish dance performance. Includes Paella served at 6 p.m. $25 or $20 in advance, $12 for kids 12 and younger. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: 865-5060, rhythmix.org) 
n Oct. 30, 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: alameda.k12.ca.us) 
n Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Fest 2018. Holiday shopping expo featuring local artists and artisans. Free admission and parking. Temple Israel & Community of Harbor Bay Isle. 3183 and 3195 Mecartney Road. (Info: office@templeisrael.org, 522-9355)
n Nov. 8, 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: alameda.k12.ca.us) 
n Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Live@theLibrary Concert Series. Yamaha Master Pianist Tamir Hendelman performs jazz. $35. Tickets available at Books Inc, 1344 Park St., Dewey’s Friends Café at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. or brownpapertickets.com/producer/15915. Regina K. Stafford Rooms, Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: friendsalamedafreelibrary.org)
n Dec. 4, 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: alameda.k12.ca.us) 
n Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Live@theLibrary Concert Series presents an all-women show. Tammy Hall on piano, featuring singer Kim Nalley, Ruth Davies on bass, and Ruth Price on drums performing jazz. $35. Tickets available at Books Inc, 1344 Park St., Dewey’s Friends Café at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. or brownpapertickets.com/producer/15915. Regina K. Stafford Rooms, Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: friendsalamedafreelibrary.org)
2019
n Jan. 15, 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: alameda.k12.ca.us)

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