Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Wikimedia Commons    It all began when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenburg Castle Church on Oct. 31, 1517. Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday, Oct. 29. Above, a detail from an 1877 painting by Julius Hübner depicts Luther’s historic act.


Friday, Oct. 27

  • 5 to 9 p.m. 14th annual Teen Haunted House. Presented by Alameda Recreation and Park Department Teen Services, house constructed by Alameda teens. Admission $7 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger, cash only. Teen volunteers requested. South Shore Center. (Info, volunteer: Shawn Smith, 747-7555) 
  • 6:30 to 10 p.m. Alameda Community Fund eighth annual Fundraiser Dinner. Cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., dance 8:30 p.m. Featuring the Franz-Nichols Band. Tickets $50. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: Ed Kofman, 909-4444)  
  • 6:30 p.m. to midnight. “Ship of Spirits.” Dinner, plus tour of USS Hornet’s paranormal history, featuring paranormal scholars Jeff Dwyer and Loyd Auerbach. Bring a flashlight. Tickets $60, registration required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, tickets: 521-8448)
  • 7 p.m. 63rd Island Bowl. Annual rivalry game between Alameda and Encinal High Schools. JV game 4 p.m., varsity 7 p.m. Thompson Field, 1822 Mulberry St. (Info: 337-7022)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Dance Plus 22nd Annual Costume Contest. Featuring The Zydeco Flames. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m., dance 9 p.m., contest 10:30 p.m. Tickets $18, cash prizes awarded for best costumes. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855)  

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • 9 to 11 a.m. Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting. This month’s topic: Ham Radio. Members and prospective members welcome. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rose, mairikennedy@aol.com
  • Noon. Human Billboard Vigil. Weekly demonstration, to express solidarity with all members of community. Participants advised to bring signs, or hold up pre-made signs. Intersection of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: Ruth Smiler, 846-2001) 
  • 1 to 4 p.m. Halloween Festival. Presented in conjunction with Teen Haunted House. Kids crafts, face painting, trick-or-treating at select stores. Free admission, costumes encouraged. South Shore Center. (Info: 521-8100) 
  • 3 to 8 p.m. 14th annual Teen Haunted House continues. South Shore Center. (Info, volunteer: Shawn Smith, 747-7555) 
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Color Run. Tickets starting $35, registration required. Includes entry fee, T-shirt and color kit. Proceeds benefit American Diabetes Association. Alameda Point, 1100 West Red Line Ave. (Info, registration:  www.thecolorrun.com
  • 10 a.m. 5K Run, Hosted by Chinese Christian Schools. Proceeds benefit school athletics program. Tickets $45 adults, $35 children 5 to 17. Chinese Christian School of Alameda, 1801 North Loop Road. (Info, registration:  www.ccsalameda.org/5k)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. Blacklight Art Show. Halloween-themed art show. Free admission and refreshments, donations appreciated. Studio 23 Gallery, 2309B Encinal Ave. (Info: 415-580-2309) 
  • 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. “Monsters Bash.” Special Halloween party onboard USS Hornet. Live music, costume contest, ship tours, food for sale. Tickets $35 advance, $40 at door. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, tickets: 521-8448) 
  • n 8 p.m. Live@ The Library Concert Series: “The Piano Trio in the 20th Century.” Featuring Alden Trio and Adam Schulman Trio. Tickets $35, available at library coffeeshop and Books Inc. or online. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com)

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • 8 a.m. 500th Anniversary Celebration of the Reformation. Service 10:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Sharon Stalkfleet, Pastor, 522-5220)  
  • 8 to 9:30 a.m. “Morning Yoga by the Bay.” Free admission, bring a yoga mat. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)  
  • 3 to 7 p.m. 14th annual Teen Haunted House continues. South Shore Center. (Info, volunteer: Shawn Smith, 747-7555) 

Monday, Oct. 30 

  • 8 to 10 p.m. Dave Alt Swingtime Band. Community members welcome to dance or listen. Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road (Info: Dave Altschuler, davehenryalt@yahoo.com)

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Noon. Rotary Club Luncheon. Presentation on club project in Guatemala. Cost $20. Members and prospective members welcome. Grand Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info, RSVP: Michelle Ingram,  miang@aol.com)  
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Halloween Hangout.” Halloween crafts, candy, movie screening: Hocus Pocus. Costumes without masks welcome. Free admission, teens 13 to 18 only. Teen Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, 747-7713)

Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. Licensed attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal assistance. Names will be drawn by lottery at 5:45 p.m. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713) 

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • 10 a.m. “The Science Behind Yoga and Meditation.” Presentation by Calyx Health. Free admission, registration required. Room E, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 6 p.m. Zero Waste Workshop. Hosted by City of Alameda and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA). Free admission. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Ruth Abbe, 235-1356)