Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Tucker’s Ice Cream has been working with Alameda Civic Ballet’s (ACB) Nutcracker Prince and Clara to create a special new flavor to help kick off the holiday season. Taste the new flavor and dream up a name for it Wednesday, Nov. 28. The winner will receive two tickets to ACB’s Nutcracker on Dec. 21, 22, or 23.

Friday, Nov. 23

  • 8:30 p.m. Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe. Zydeco band from Lawtell, La., offers dance lesson and performance. $20. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626)

Saturday, Nov. 24

  • 4 p.m. Optional Chorus Rehearsal for Sing-it-Yourself Messiah. Choral scores available to lend. Performance set for Saturday, Dec. 15. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 864-7962, gesine.lohr@gmail.com)

Monday, Nov. 26

  • 5 to 7 p.m. “Dine and Connect” Monthly community dinner for Alameda’s homeless people and those experiencing food insecurity. Connect with city staff and local service providers to find housing and health services. Sponsored by Alameda All Faiths Coalition, Building Futures, Operation Dignity and the City of Alameda. Free admission. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 523-0659)

Tuesday, Nov. 27

  • 1 p.m. “What to do with all this Stuff?” with Tina Cole Kreitz. Learn how to downsize and distribute your treasures before death. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Register: 747-7506)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gardening Presentation: “Rainwater Harvesting and Grey-Water Usage with Natalie Kilmer of The Little Acre.” Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Linda Carloni, lindacarloni@comcast.net)   

Wednesday, Nov. 28

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Community Meet & Greet. Hosted by Beacon Business Bank in partnership with the Coalition of Alameda Business Associations. Presenting the all new Alameda Food Bank Community Cookbook. Bring a food donation for admission. 1442 Webster St. (Info, RSVP: 796-1000, mgallo@beaconbusinessbank.com
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Alameda Civic Ballet (ACB) and Tucker’s Ice Cream Name That Flavor Event and Contest. Taste new ice cream flavor for the holiday season and dream up a name. The inventor of the best name will receive two tickets to ACB’s Nutcracker on the weekend of Dec. 21, 22, or 23. Tucker’s will donate 10 percent of all sales to ACB. Tucker’s Ice Cream, 1349 Park St. (Info: 517-7271, martybeene@comcast.net)

Friday, Nov. 30

  • Nov. 30, Noon to 1:30 p.m. “The ‘Which’, ‘How’ and ‘What’ of Edible Gardening for Fall and Winter.” Learn which edibles grow in the winter months, how to prune dormant fruit trees and what to do to prepare for next spring. Bring a donation of cat food for local feral cats. Free hot spiced apple cider. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jeffbridge@apcollaborative.org)