Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Saturday, April 27

  • 9 a.m. Bike East Bay Road Class associated with April 17 workshop. Free admission. Registration required: BikeEastBay.org/AlamedaBikeEd. Godfrey Park, 281 Beach Road. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Boutique. Shop with local artisans for handcrafted gifts. Free admission. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-0659)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “How to Grow Awesome Tomatoes.” Learn how to grow fat, juicy, sweet tomatoes and a bit about the history and current political situation concerning everyone’s favorite berry. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • Noon to 3 p.m. “Big Truck Bonanza!” Explore city vehicles and meet with city officials who drive them. Free admission, sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. City Hall parking lot, Oak Street, between Lincoln and Santa Clara avenues. (Info: 747-7705, www.alamedafree.org/events-directory/calendar)
  • 1:30 p.m. “The Art and Sport of Fencing.” Fencing demonstration by Alameda’s premier fencing instructor Harold Hayes and his students. Free admission. Pacific Fencing Club, 2329 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 814-1800, www.pacificfencing club.com)
  • 2 p.m. “Tea with Julia Morgan.” P.E.O. hosts event with history’s notable female architect. Tickets $40. St. Philip Neri Hall, 3100 Van Buren St. (Info, reservations: 373-5200, cmlr53@aol.com
  • 8 p.m. Jesus Diaz Quintet: Sounds of Cuba. Percussionist and vocalist performs contemporary and traditional Cuban music. Tickets: $20 advance or $25 day of show, kids 12 and younger: $12. Part of Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series honoring island traditions from around the world: four concerts, $75 per person. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)

Sunday, April 28

  • 1 to 5 p.m. “Beer Mitzvah: a Jewish-themed Beer Fest.” Presented by Temple Israel of Alameda. Celebrate craft beer’s coming of age with Alameda Island Brewing, South City Cider and many more breweries. Jewish music, food, activities and bake sale. Donations support Temple’s school and programs. Tickets: $36 at https://beermitzvah.brownpapertickets.com. Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road. (Info: 522-9355, https://templeisraelalameda.org)  
  • 3 to 5 p.m. American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) annual College of Alameda (COA) Scholarship Fundraiser. Silver Alkhafaji, AAUW scholarship winner, COA valedictorian 2017 to speak. Meet scholarship recipients. Refreshments served. Tickets $25, tax deductible and payable to Peralta Colleges Foundation. Girls Inc., 1724 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, RSVP: https://alameda-ca.aauw.net)
  • 2 p.m. “Social Science: California & the Big One.” William Hawley, UC Berkeley Department of Earth & Planetary Science graduate student explores impact of the next big earthquake through seismology, subduction zones and geodynamics. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)
  • 5 p.m. Joe Hall and the CaneCutters from Lafayette, La., perform. Potluck and dance. $20. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Monday, April 29

  • 5 to 7 p.m. “Dine and Connect.” Free community dinner serving 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, mrtoth@yahoo.com)
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Claude Monet.” Art docent presentation about the final phase of Monet’s career in Giverny, France. Based on exhibit at San Francisco’s de Young Museum through May 27. Sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, mail@janwrites.com)

Friday, May 3

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of the Library Preview Sale. $5. All proceeds benefit Alameda library programs. Al DeWitt O’ Club 641 W. Red Line Ave. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. “Salute to Education.” 36th annual event celebrating school programs and volunteers. Hosted by the Alameda Education Foundation. Advance tickets: $30, at the door: $40. Tickets include a beverage and gourmet eats from local restaurants. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, tickets: 337-7189, www.alamedaeducation.org)