Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Sunday, May 26

  • 5 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic perform traditional Zydeco music. Special Memorial Day party. Potluck, dance at 5:45. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. Valor Games Far West Comedy & Music Fundraiser. Benefits injured, ill and wounded veterans. Headliner comedian Dennis Gaxiola with performances by the Groove Band, featuring Darilyn Pearl and Guitar Mac Blues Express. Special guest Mary Torres as Rosie the Riveter. Tickets $20. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: 522-1015, http://tinyurl.com/y2uwy9w7)

Monday, May 27

  • 5 to 7 p.m. “Dine and Connect.” Community dinner serving the homeless in Alameda. Free admission. 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)

Tuesday, May 28

  • 2 to 4 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)
  • 6 p.m. Family Caregiver Workshop. Alameda Library and Caregiver Access to Resources, Education and Support (C.A.R.E.S.) present a special evening of resources, assistance and networking for family caregivers for the elderly and ill. Help create a supportive community of family caregivers in Alameda. No registration required. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, May 29

  • 1 to 3 p.m., National Senior Health & Fitness Day Fair. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, May 30

  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Saving Alameda from Sea-Level Rise.” Hear a panel of experts spak about Alameda’s vulnerabilities and possible approaches to address flooding. Question-and-answer session included. Free admission. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Alameda. Community Center of Harbor Bay Isle, 3195 Mecartney Road. (Info: 913-0591, LWVAlameda.org/sea-level-rise.html)

Saturday, June 1 

  • 9 a.m. “Uplands of Bay Farm.” Alameda Walks traces the original shoreline of Bay Farm Island and discusses its history. Guides: Alameda Sun publishers Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Godfrey Park, 281 Beach Road. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov).