Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Tuesday, Sept. 3

  • 12:15 p.m. “Following the Money: Tracking the Source of Campaign Contributions in Alameda.” Allan Mann speaks to the Rotary Club of Alameda about campaign finance nationally as well as locally. Free for members, $20 for visitors, includes lunch. Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info: 522-6778, lauren@aecliving.com)

Wednesday, Sept. 4

  • 10 a.m. “Census 2020: Alameda Counts!” The census process will be explained, questions answered and ideas for getting out the count considered. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 5:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Members of the TAB plan teen programs and choose teen events at the library. Earn community service hours. Food provided. For teens, ages 13 to 18. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Saturday, Sept. 7

  • 9 a.m. “Shoreline to Doolittle Pond.” Alameda Walks explores the south shore; its wildlife and beautiful views. Learn history of the Alameda shoreline and Doolittle Pond at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline. Guide: East Bay Regional Parks District Naturalist, Michael Charnofsky. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Park Street and Shore Line Drive along shoreline. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 10:30 a.m. Golden Gate Audubon Society Bird Walk. Observe and learn about arriving shorebirds and other birds. Meet at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary on Shore Line Drive near Broadway. (Info, loaner binoculars: 263-9339, lindacarloni532@gmail.com)
  • 5 p.m. Third annual Temple Israel Poker Night. Texas Hold ‘Em format. Beginner tutorial and refreshments included in registration fee. Minimum donation: $50; Extra buy-ins: $20. Proceeds support Temple Israel school and security upgrades and programs. First prize: $100 Amazon gift card. Register in advance at www.poker2019.eventbrite.com, seating is limited. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Rd. (Info: 522-9355, jthresher2@yahoo.com)
  • 6:30 p.m. PEERS (The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society) recreates the notorious Bella Union dance hall in Gold Rush San Francisco for one night. Pre-ball Victorian dance lesson at 7 p.m., Bangers & Mash performs. No partners needed; all pattern dances taught and called. Gold Rush-era, Old West, saloon or dance hall girl costume or modern evening dress admired but not required. Tickets $20 by Aug. 31; $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, peers@peersdance.org)