Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo Youngsters can build their own bombers out of paper during the USS Hornet’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. Check out the event set for Sunday, April 23.


Friday, April 21

  • 6 to 9 p.m. “Salute to Education.” Hosted by Alameda Education Foundation. Fundraiser to recognize volunteers and innovative educational programs. Refreshments, drinks, raffle. Tickets $30 advance, $40 at door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Vicki Sedlack, 337-7189)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. TILT. Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)

Saturday, April 22

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alameda Earth Day Event. Activities, educational exhibits, free giveaways, food available for purchase. Beach cleanup 8:30 to 10 a.m. Free to the public. Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info: 365-9220)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Gardening Workshop: “Compost 101.” Free to the public. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102) 
  • 1 p.m. “Have a Heart” Fundraiser, Hosted by Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). Raffles, prizes and hot dogs. Adjacent to Pier 29 restaurant, 1120 Ballena Blvd. (Info: Connie Jardon, 523-5528)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. “Brewbies” Craft Beer Festival, Hosted by Faction Brewing. Proceeds to benefit Keep a Breast Foundation (KAB). Beer tasting from 44 local breweries, musical performances, raffle. Tickets $45 advance, $60 at door. Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch St. (Info: www.brewbies.org)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Democracy Matters:” Second-annual high school speech contest, topic “Should the Voting Age be Reduced to 16?” Featuring guest judge U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Free admission, all members of the public welcome. Building F, College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Pkwy. (Info: Georgia Gates Derr, 263-9075) 
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Teen Game and Movie Night. Film screening of Nerve at 6 p.m. Ages 13 to 18 only. Free admission, food provided. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Jeff Hitchings, 747-7713) 

Sunday, April 23

  • Noon. Flat Tire Clinic. Free workshop on bike maintenance. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)  
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Healthy Parks, Healthy People.” Walk along Bay Trail. Free to the public. Crown Beach Bathhouse, Otis Drive at Shore Line Drive. (Info: 365-9220)
  • 2 p.m. “Celebrating the Doolittle Raid with Paper Airplanes.” Featuring John Collins, world paper airplane champion. Make paper airplanes, get books signed. Standard museum admission applies, free for members. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: Kimberlee MacVicar, 521-8448)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Alameda Football Association (AFA) Open House. Free workout and conditioning session for youth interested in enrolling in AFA football program. Rittler Park, 1400 Otis Dr. (Info: Alex James, 415-627-7920)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. World Baseball Bash Dinner. Fundraiser for baseball tournament to be held in August, which will host youth baseball teams from around the world. Dinner, music, raffles, auction. Tickets $50. Aeolian Yacht Club, 980 Fernside Blvd. (Info, tickets: https://worldbaseballbash.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, April 25

  • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Pole Walking Classes. Instructor Jayah Faye Paley. Free for seniors, registration required. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: www.arpdeplay.com)

Wednesday, April 26

  • 1 p.m. “The Last Gift Box.” Presentation on how to get affairs in order before passing away. Free for seniors, registration required. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Computer Class: Basics of Email. Free to the public, registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Free to the public. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203) 
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pick-up Pickleball, Hosted by Mastick Senior Center. Games played in drop-in, self-refereed format. Equipment provided. Game times will recur on Wednesdays, until May 31. Cost $18, registration required, for ages 50 and over. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info, registration: www.arpdeplay.com)

Thursday, April 27

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. For individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Presentation on Native American traditions by John “Big Bear” Raeber. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Avenue. (Info 522-5220)  
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Assembly member Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Second floor, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointment necessary. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 7 p.m. Lincoln Middle School Spring Play: Cyrano de Burgershack. A modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. Tickets $5 students, $10 adults. Multipurpose Room, Lincoln Middle School, 1250 Fernside Blvd. (Info: Kathy Servello, ladykat1922@hotmail.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Community Forum: “Popular Vote vs. Electoral Vote.” Hosted by League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWV). Free to the public. Social Hall, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.lwvalameda.org/calendar.html
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Knitting Circle. Beginners welcome. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 747-7767)