Local Happenings

Local Happenings

 

Friday, July 14

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Plein-Air Demonstration. Demonstration of plein-air painting, ahead of Plein-Air Paint Out July 31 to Aug. 5. Hosted by Frank Bette Center for the Arts. Free admission. The Lodge at Harbor Bay, 801 Island Dr. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Concert at the Cove: The Patsychords. Bring picnic blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Alameda Landing Concert Series: Classic Rock & Oldies Band. Free admission. Alameda Landing, 2743 Fifth St. (Info: 249-5189)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Art Walk. Coordinated event to feature discounts at participating businesses and free art openings at galleries across Alameda. (Info, full listing: fridayartwalk.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Alameda Snapshots. Featuring paintings by Candace Rowe. Free admission. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception: Forest and Fog. Featuring landscape paintings by Lisa Rigby. Free admission. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info 865-2385) 

Saturday, July 15

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admiral Tour. Special tour of restricted areas of the USS Hornet. Tickets: $35 general public, $30 members. Reservations required, must bring own flashlight, no children under 12 admitted. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Third-Annual Clay Harding Skateboard Contest. Live music, food, prizes. Contest registration starts 10 a.m. Free admission. City View Skate Park, 1101 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 747-7529) 
  • Noon. Habitat Gardening to Promote Pollinator Populations. Demonstration on making gardens friendly to bees. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755--1102) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Library Mystery Party. Opportunity to participate in an escape room game. Book swap following. Free admission, RSVP required, ages 13 to 18 only. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question-and-answer session for new and prospective members at 2 p.m., general session afterward. All community members welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)

Sunday, July 16

  • 1 to 5 p.m. 21st Annual Community Faire and Wine Tasting. Proceeds to support Meals on Wheels. Food for sale, wine tasting, live music, silent raffle. Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St. (Info: 865-6131) 

Monday, July 17 

  • 10:30 a.m. Teddy Bear Picnic. Hosted by the Alameda Free Library. Free admission. Krusi Park, 900 Mound St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 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. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade.” Special presentation by docents from the De Young Museum, about current Degas exhibit. Hosted by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Free admission. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777) 

Tuesday, July 18

  • 1 p.m. “Transportation 101.” Presentation on transportation options available to seniors. Free or seniors, registration required. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Podiatry and Blood Pressure Screening by Dr. Dale Wright. Free for seniors, with appointment. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, appointments: 747-7506) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Advanced Book Club. Open to kids in grades 5 to 8. Pre-registration required, sign up in person at library. All book club books available for borrowing from library. Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 400, Monthly Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 814-0522) 
  • 7 p.m. Summer Movie Series: Cool Runnings. Rated PG. Free admission. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Wednesday, July 19

  • 10:30 a.m. La Leche League Monthly Discussion: “Best for Baby, Best for Mother: The Advantages of Breast-Feeding.” Free admission. La Leche League of Alameda, 2803 Clay St. (Info: 365-9220)  
  • Noon. 89th Annual Summer Faire, Hosted by the Alameda Welfare Council. Fundraiser lunch to benefit Alameda charities. Silent auction and vendor stands open 10:30 a.m. Formal buffet lunch and express lunch available. Tickets $60, raffle tickets $5. Al DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 521-8544)
  • 1:15 p.m. A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book, Presented by Bay Farm Island Library. Open to the public. Islandia Clubhouse, 1138 Island Dr. (Info: 747-7787) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Magic Show. Featuring Jack Alexander. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)

Thursday, July 20

  • 10 a.m. to noon. Dental consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 11 a.m. to noon. Tarot Meditation Group. Free for seniors, pre-registration required. Bring a tarot deck, notebook and writing implement. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations: 747-7506) 
  • 2:30 p.m. Teen Room Takeover. For ages 13 to 18 only. Free admission. Second floor, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 8 p.m. Musical Production: Castle Happy. Eight showings from July 20 to July 30. Tickets $30 adults, $27 students. Altarena Playhouse, 1409 High St. (Info, tickets: altarena.org)

 

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