Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo Dennis Evanosky    Swimmers of all ages are invited to participate in the city’s annual swim competition this weekend. This year marks the 64th year the swim meet has been held.

Friday, Aug. 3 

  • 5:30 p.m. The 64th Annual Swim Championships presented by The Alameda Recreation and Park Department in cooperation with Island Aquatics and Gators swim teams. First day of competition. Encinal High School Swim Center, 230 Central Ave. (Info: Eric Delore, 390-4015, meetdirector@alamedaislanders.org)

Saturday, Aug. 4 

  • 9 a.m. Mastick Mansion to Mastick Station. One-hour, 15-minute fitness walk with Alameda Walks led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Explore and learn the history of Alameda’s first railroad and the Mastick family who helped the railroad and city develop. No pets, please. Meet at Littlejohn Park, 1401 Pacific Ave. near the Littlejohn Recreation Building. (Info: 747-7529, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 9:30 a.m. Public walking tours of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park with Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director. Gather at park entrance on Sherman Street. (Info: 747-7570, awooldridge@alamedaca.gov)
  • 10 a.m. Alameda 1901: A Free Picnic Dance. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Bangers & Mash performs late Victorian- and Edwardian-era ballroom dance music and ragtime. Costumes from 1890-1914 are admired but not required, and period picnic gear is very welcome. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St., near the Rose Garden. (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/picnicalameda.html)
  • 11 a.m. The 64th Annual Swim Championships presented by The Alameda Recreation and Park Department in cooperation with Island Aquatics and Gators swim teams. Second day of competition. Encinal High School Swim Center, 230 Central Ave. (Info: Eric Delore, 390-4015, meetdirector@alamedaislanders.org)

Sunday, Aug. 5

  • 11 a.m. The 64th Annual Swim Championships presented by The Alameda Recreation and Park Department in cooperation with Island Aquatics and Gators swim teams. Third and final day of events. Award ceremony at 1 p.m. Encinal High School Swim Center, 230 Central Ave. (Info: Eric Delore, 390-4015, meetdirector@alamedaislanders.org)
  • 5 p.m. Motordude Zydeco performs. Potluck, dance at 5:45 p.m. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Wednesday, Aug. 8

  • 7 to 9 p.m. East Bay Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America meeting. Presentation and discussion on hearing-loss issues. First Presbyterian Church, 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Susan Fitzgerald, Susanlj29@gmail.com)

Thursday, Aug. 9

  • 4:30 to 7 p.m. Celebrate 65 Years of Day Camp in Alameda. Hosted by Alameda Recreation and Park Department. Enjoy refreshments, traditional camp activities, meet with day camp staff alumni. RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 7. Lincoln Park Picnic Area, 1450 High St. (Info: 747-7529, arpd@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6:30 p.m. Public Walking Tours of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park with Amy Wooldridge, Recreation and Parks Director. Gather at park entrance on Sherman Street. (Info: 747-7570, awooldridge@alamedaca.gov)

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