Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Nov. 25 to Thursday, Dec. 1

Courtesy photo Tis the season to search out that perfect gift. Plenty of handmade unique treasures will be available at the Immanuel Lutheran Church boutique set for Friday, Dec. 2.

 

Friday, Nov. 25

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Post-Thanksgiving Holiday Fun: Watch live fish and crabs; make a nature craft and meet the resident turtle. Drop-in all day. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon: “Water and Ocean Creatures”: Big-screen presentation; popcorn and cider served. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 1:30 to 2 p.m. “Meet a Reptile”: Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Things That Fly.” Learn about the water that makes up more than 70 percent of our planet. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Annual post-Thanksgiving Day dance featuring The Zydeco Flames. Dance lessons at 8:30. Tickets sold at the door; $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, Nov. 26

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Geocaching Alameda”: Part of the Libraries Outside program. Search for 10 geocaches in the park area. All skill levels welcome. Bring a GPS device or a Smartphone. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187 or 747-7713) 
  • 1 to 4 p.m. House Tour: Last tour starts at 3. Admission: $5. Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Turkey Time.”: Learn about our feathered November celebrity, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Family Game Day: Community board game program; free for youth ages 8 and older. Parents/guardians must be present. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 

Sunday, Nov. 27

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Sunday Stroll: Explore the Bay Trail all the way to Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, watching for winter bird migrants along the way on this four-mile walk. Free for all ages who can make the walk. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon: Storytime and Nature Fun: Parents and kids will meet the characters at “the Cove”; listen to stories; make a nature craft; watch nature films; and more. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • Noon to 2 p.m. “Papermaking”: Make your own handmade paper by recycling old paper. Bring non-glossy newspapers. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thankful for the Bay Beach Clean Up: Bring your own gloves and bucket, if possible. There will be some for borrowing. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Turkey Time.”: Learn about our feathered November celebrity, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 p.m. Sing-It-Yourself-Messiah: Chorus rehearsal for the 22nd annual community performance. Bring a copy of the Messiah if available. Free to the public. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 522-0181 or www.alameda singityourselfmessiah.org)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 p.m. Flat Tire Clinic: Learn to fix a flat tire kit on your bike. Bring your bike or wheel; tools and instruction provided. Free to the public. Alameda Bike, 1522 Park St. (Info, RSVP: 522-0070, info@alamedabicycle.com

Monday, Nov. 28

  • Noon: Encinal Parlor, No. 156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting. New members welcome. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500) 
  • 8 to 10 p.m. Big Band Night: Dance to the big band sounds of Dave Altschuler’s Swingtime Big Band. $5 donation requested at the door. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. 

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • 10 a.m. Alameda Stamp Club: Learn more about sharing, selling, trading and collecting stamps and an open discussion. Free for seniors; guests welcome. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-6503) 
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trinity Seniors: Keiko Pederson will play piano favorites at 11 a.m. Lunch served at noon for $5; blood pressure checks at 10. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • Noon: East Bay Retired Teachers, Division 2: Meeting and a special program. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Alameda Oakland Homelearners: Meet for fun and idea exchange. Lincoln Park, High Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: www.aohl.net
  • 1:30 p.m. Music Appreciation with Glen Fong: A piano-vocal presentation and discussion of music by Irving Berlin and George Gershwin from the Great American Songbook. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-6503) 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 5 to 12. Dress to get messy. Free. Bay Farm Island Branch Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. (Info: 747-7787)

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