Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Saturday, June 29

  • Noon to 1 p.m. “Succession Planting for Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds.” Learn how to supply pollinators with food throughout the year. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. “Raise Your Voice!” Perform 10-minute Readers’ Theater readings interspersed with 5-minute personal stories on the theme of “It seemed like a good idea at the time…” Work as part of an ensemble cast in the Readers Theater, read a 5-minute solo story, and/or be part of the audience. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 747-7713, klundstr@alamedaca.gov)

Sunday, June 30

  • 5 p.m. Annie Stanniec and her Zydeco Boys perform. Featuring Stanniec on fiddle, Billy Wilson on accordion and more. Potluck and dance. $18. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-792-8855, zydecod@msn.com)

Thursday, July 4

  • 9:45 a.m. Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (R.A.C.E.) Foot race along parade route: Park Street, Otis Drive, Grand Street, Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue and Webster Street. Expect early street closures. All ages. Registration required. (Info: www.raceplace.com)
  • 10 a.m. Alameda Fourth of July Parade. More than 100 entrants featuring floats, bands, animals, Alameda organizations and officials. Parade route travels along Park Street, Otis Drive, Grand Street, Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue and Webster Street. Expect street closures until approximately 2 p.m. (Info: www.alamedaparade.com)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Third annual Coast Guard Festival. Alameda, a Coast Guard City, celebrates the U.S. Coast Guard with demonstrations, presentations and fun for the whole family. Boat displays, helicopters, history tents and more. Alameda Point. (Info: 437-3580)

Saturday, July 6

  • 9 a.m. “Estuary Park, Ploughshares, Ferry Terminal.” Alameda Walks explores the city’s first synthetic turf lighted field, Ploughshares Nursery and the Main Street Ferry Terminal. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Estuary Park, 200 Mosley Ave. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. “Container Edible Gardening.” Busy people with no yards, or too-small yards for large garden plots, can grow all kinds of delicious vegetables and fruits when they learn a few simple tricks and tips at this hands-on workshop. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)

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