Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo    Francis Marion “24-Mule Team Borax” Smith owned this borax factory once located on Alameda’s West End. It also appears on Alameda’s City Seal. Learn all about it from historian Woody Minor at a talk taking place tonight and a walk this Sunday, Aug. 25.

Saturday, Aug. 24

  • 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oakmont Luau. Hawaiian-themed open house. Explore assisted-living and memory-care facilities and enjoy cocktails, food courtesy of Oakmont culinary team. RSVP by Aug. 22. Oakmont of Mariner Point, 2400 Mariner Square Dr. (Info, RSVP: 328-4313, www.oakmontofmarinerpoint.com)
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m. “Grown up Gaming.” The library provides many games to enjoy, or bring a game from home. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov.)
  • 2 p.m. “A Lord of a Ring in a Suitcase.” Peripatetic Players present The Fellowship of the Ring in less than one hour. Free admission, donations requested. Franklin Park, 1432 San Antonio Ave. (Info: 747-7529, www.peripateticplayers.org)

Sunday, Aug. 25

  • 1 p.m. “Woody Walk — The West End.” Explore the West End’s legacy of railroads and resorts, shipyards and factories, airports and military bases with historian Woody Minor. Hosted by Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Meet at Longfellow Park, 520 Lincoln Ave. at the picnic area next to the slides. (Info: www.alameda-preservation.org)
  • 7 p.m. “Sing-it-Yourself Carmina Burana.” An extension of “Sing It Yourself Messiah” the chorus offers its first ever sing-it-yourself performance of Carl Orff’s masterpiece accompanied by musicians. Limited number of vocal scores available to borrow. Admission by donation, bring nonperishable food item for the Alameda Food Bank. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-7200, www.asiym.org)

Friday, Aug. 30

  • 12:30 p.m. (101), 2 p.m. (Advanced). “Professional Football from All Angles.” Learn how the game evolved from a lethal bout of brute strength to a sophisticated chess match that requires sharp minds and athletic prowess. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)