Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Sand Castle Contest

Saturday, June 8

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sand Castle & Sculpture Contest. Compete for best in show or stroll and enjoy the entries. Bring shovel, bucket and ideas. Judging starts at noon; awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Free admission. Meet at the bathhouse, Robert Crown Memorial State Beach, Otis and Westline drives. (Info: 747-7400, www.alamedaca.gov)
  • 9 a.m. “Webster Street, Crab Cove, Sand Castle Contest.” Alameda Walks explores the popular annual contest and environs. Meet at tennis courts, Lower Washington Park. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at the tennis courts in Lower Washington Park. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alameda Kiwanis Rummage Sale. Browse clothing, shoes, household goods, books, curios and more. Treasures for the whole family. Sales benefit the Kiwanis Club of Alameda. 2203 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.alamedakiwanis.org)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. “Unusual Edibles.” Learn about some unusual edibles that can be grown in the East Bay. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 5:30 p.m. Alameda High School Athletic Hall of Fame third annual induction ceremony. Catered dinner, MC Stan Bunger, music by Dan Tuazon. $60 in advance or $80 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-4109, coachbt@comcast.net)

Sunday, June 9

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alameda Kiwanis Rummage Sale. Browse clothing, shoes, household goods, books, curios and more. Treasures for the whole family. Sales benefit the Kiwanis Club of Alameda. 2203 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.alamedakiwanis.org)
  • 5 p.m. Alameda Cajun-Zydeco All Stars perform featuring Andrew Carrier and Billy Wilson. Potluck and dance. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-792-8855, zydecod@msn.com)

Tuesday, June 11

  • 1 p.m. Gig Car Share. Learn how the program works. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Local Lore: How Railroads Shaped Alameda.” Local author and archivist, Grant Ute will explore the railroads of Alameda, looking specifically at how the railroads affected the structure of the city. He will be introduced by John Knox White, Transportation Planner and Vice-Mayor of the City of Alameda. “Local Lore” series created in partnership with Judith Lynch, local resident, author and architecture expert. Free admission. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)
  • n 6 to 8 p.m. Free fair-housing training for Alameda tenants and landlords. Register online at www.alamedarentprogram.org/workshops. Independence Plaza Community Room, 703 Atlantic Ave. (Info: 330-4605, www.alamedarentprogram.org)

Wednesday, June 12

  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. “Moon Dance.” Enjoy DJ-led dancing and best-outfit contest that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. Cost: $4 at the door. Refreshments included. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Social Hall. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. “Paint Sample Art.” Use paint sample cards to create and explore art in many styles, from mosaic to Art Deco and Avant Garde. Learn about color mixing, dimension, viewpoint and more, with the assistance of a professional artist. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, June 13

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Alameda Hospital Stroke Risk Assessment. Appointments required; space is limited. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Social Hall. (Info, appts: 814-4362, relations@alameda healthsystem.org)
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Pride Nail Art.” Celebrate and support LGBTQ Pride month with nail art. All nail polish and tools provided. Free admission, teens only. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Friday, June 14 

  • 7 to 10 p.m. The Art of Worshiping Women. Second Friday art reception. Featured artist: Feathered Outlaw owner, Marie Ortega. Works explore the role that worship of the divine feminine has on the psyche through times of both growth and hardship. Free admission. Feathered Outlaw, 1506 Webster St. (Info: 508-3099, featheredoutlaw@gmail.com)
  • June 14, 7 p.m. Sixth annual 100 UNDER 100 group art show opens. Featuring artists: Gerardo Chow, Erin Crociani, Wesley E. Warren, Jessica Warren, Oliver Xu, Jose Feria, David Howard, Judith Threadgill and more. Affordable art, snacks and music. Free admission. Studio 23 Gallery 2309B Encinal Ave. (Info: 415-580-2309, art@alamedaartists.com)

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