Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Friday, Nov. 16

  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. Arms Around Alameda. Annual fundraiser hosted by the Alameda Business Network. Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. Proceeds benefit the Alameda Welfare Council. Food, drink, entertainment, raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. (Tickets, info: www.alamedabiznet.com/fundraiser)

Saturday, Nov. 17

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wild Birds of Alameda with Linda Carloni, president of the board of Golden Gate Audubon Society, co-chair of the Friends of the Wildlife Reserve. Learn which birds are here now and easy things to do to make life a bit easier for them. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jeffbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 7 p.m. Live@theLibrary Concert Series. Yamaha Master Pianist Tamir Hendelman performs jazz. $35. Tickets available at Books Inc, 1344 Park St., Dewey’s Friends Café at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. or www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/15915. Regina K. Stafford Rooms, Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: www.friendsalamedafreelibrary.org)

Sunday, Nov. 18

  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. Menorah Workshop. Build menorahs and other fun Chanukah crafts. Holiday food tasting and more. Ages 4 to 12 and parents free with RSVP. Hosted by Chabad of Alameda. Italian American Hall, 2712 Encinal Ave. (Info, RSVP: www.jewishalameda.com/build)
  • 5:45 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Celebrate Dana D.’s birthday with a potluck starting at 5 p.m. and dance to follow. $17. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626)

Thursday, Nov. 22

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Free admission. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave.