Local Happenings

Local Happenings

David DeSilva    Alameda Point serves as an inspiring backdrop for the inaugural Animate Dance Festival set for this Saturday, Oct. 27. Above, Julie Crothers is among the 150 dancers expected to perform.

Friday, Oct. 26

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Native Plant Workshop. Learn how to plant and maintain California native plants to reduce water usage, improve the environment, support animals and preserve California’s unique heritage. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, www.ploughsharesnursery.org)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) 15th annual Teen Haunted House, presented by Alameda middle and high school students. This year’s theme: “Wild West Ghost Town.” South Shore Center, Otis Drive and Park Street. Choose “scary” or “less-scary” option. $5 per person 17 years and younger; $7 per person 18 years and older. Recommended for children five years and older. Cash only, bills $20 and smaller, payable at the door. All proceeds benefit Alameda Youth Committee and ARPD Teen Programs. Additional donations accepted. (Info: 747-7529, www.alameda ca.gov/recreation)
  • 8:30 p.m. The Zydeco Flames and Halloween costume contest. Starts with dance lesson, contest at 10:30 p.m. for cash prizes. $18. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Saturday, Oct. 27

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. E-Waste Recycling fundraiser hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Alameda. Bring old computers, TVs, cell phones, microwaves and small appliances; recycling fee may apply. Document shredding also available at $10 per banker’s box. Call 908-4156 for local pick-ups. Proceeds fund annual church retreat in Sonoma County. 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1477)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inaugural Animate Dance Festival. Outdoor dance festival with more than 150 performers representing more than 10 different movement styles. Free admission. Presented by West End Arts and Entertainment District. West Red Line Avenue at Todd Street, Alameda Point. (Reservations, info: www.animatedancefestival.eventbrite.com)
  • 3 to 8 p.m. the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) 15th annual Teen Haunted House, presented by Alameda middle and high school students. See full listing on Friday, Oct. 26. 

Sunday, Oct. 28

  • 2 p.m. ”Social Science: Precision Physics: In Search of the Dark Sector.” Dr. Holger Muller, UC Berkeley Physics Department speaks about precision physics. Learn about the interaction between all the atoms and molecules in the body and more. Hosted in partnership with Wonderfest.org and the Bay Area Science Festival. Free admission, no registration necessary. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov
  • 3 to 7 p.m. the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) 15th annual Teen Haunted House, presented by Alameda middle and high school students. See full listing on Friday, Oct. 26. 
  • 7 p.m. “Café Flamenco: Noche Flamenca.” Spanish dance performance. Performance tix: $20/advance, $25 Day of Show, $12 for kids 12 and younger. Paella will be available for separate purchase at 6 p.m. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, RSVP: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org

Monday, Oct. 29

  • 1 p.m. Local authors lead “Mystery” discussion. Moderated by Janet Dawson. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Dine and Connect, a free community dinner serving those who are homeless in Alameda. Sponsored by City of Alameda, Alameda All Faiths Coalition, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda Food Bank, Building Futures, Operation Dignity and Alameda Police Department. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (Info: 523-0659)

Tuesday, 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: www.alameda.k12.ca.us

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • 3 to 7 p.m. Halloween on Webster. Trick-or-treat at local merchants, face painting, balloon art, music, games and more. Intersection of Webster Street and Taylor Avenue. (Info: 523-5955, linda@westalamedabusiness.com)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Google Drive” Introduction to free tools Google provides with a free account. Google account required. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration required: 747-7709)

Thursday, Nov. 1

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Alameda School Board Candidate Forum. Meet Alameda Unified School District Board of Education candidates. Sponsored by the Alameda PTA Council. The Phoenix, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: 

jenniferdana72@gmail.com)

 

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