Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Learn gardening tips from the pros at Ploughshares Nursery in a free question-and-answer session set for this Saturday, April 28.

Saturday, April 28

  • 9 to 11 a.m. Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting. New topic each month. Members and prospective members welcome. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rose, mairikennedy@aol.com)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Boutique at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Shop with local artisans for handcrafted gifts and foods. Free admission and parking. 1910 Santa Clara Ave. at Chestnut Street. (Info: 523-0659)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “In the Mix.” Day-long exploration of what it personally means to be of mixed race. Conversation and resources. 10 a.m. registration. Free parking, lunch provided. Sponsored by the City of Alameda, Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families and others. Island High School, 500 Pacific Ave. (Info: https://alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Gardening question-and-answer session at Ploughshares Nursery. Open forum for any and all gardening-related questions. Bring plants, bugs, pictures of gardens for consultation with experts. 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, www.ploughsharesnursery.com)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Alameda Art Association reception. Free admission. Donate canned pet food to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter and visit with adoptable animals. 2242 South Shore Center (Info: 523-4475, www.facebook.com/alamedaartgalleryalamedaartassociation)

Sunday, April 29

  • 5 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance featuring Randall Jackson Zydeco Band. Potluck with dance at 5:45. $20. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com

Monday, April 30

  • 8 to 10 p.m. Dave Alt Swingtime Band. Free admission. Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road (Info: Dave Altschuler, davehenry alt@yahoo.com)   

Wednesday, May 2

  • 5:30 p.m. Library Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, volunteer for library, earn community service hours. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 7 p.m. Alameda Association of University Women Alameda Branch and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present Alameda Authors Series II: Holly Brown on her upcoming novel, How Far She’s Come. Free admission. 2431 Mariner Square Drive. (Info, reservations: https://hollybrown-aauw2018.eventbrite.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading plus Open Mic Night. Light refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)

Thursday, May 3

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Kentucky Derby game. Lunch served at noon. Free admission, $5 donation if eating lunch. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda-Oakland Home Learners monthly meet-up. For home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net)  

Friday, May 4

  • May 4, 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Booksale Friday night preview sale. $5 admission or paid membership in the Friends of the Library. 641 W Red Line Ave. (Info: www.friendsalamedafreelibrary.org
  • May 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. “The People of Neptune Beach.” Presentation by Eric J. Kos and Dennis Evanosky in preparation for Island City Waterways. Learn the history of Alameda’s south shore beaches and baths and the people who frequented them. $10. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, tickets: www.rhythmix.org)
  • May 4, 9 p.m. Alameda All-Star Zydeco Band performs. Dance lesson at 8:30. $15. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

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