Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Students at Encinal High School have been hard at work practicing their dance moves for the school’s upcoming production of A Chorus Line. The Encinal Drama Club’s performances start next Friday, April 13.

Saturday, April 7

  • Noon. Human Billboard Vigil. Weekly demonstration to express solidarity with all members of community. Bring signs or hold up pre-made signs. Intersection of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: Ruth Smiler, 846-2001)
  • 2 p.m. Bayview Women’s Club annual fundraiser at Guys and Dolls. $30 ticket includes champagne reception. All proceeds benefit Alameda organizations. Altarena Playhouse, 1409 High St. (Info: lmlad@comcast.net)
  • 1 p.m. Author, artist, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about The California Field Atlas and other works. Hear new stories of life on the trail and the process of creating the book. Alameda Free Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov/library)
  • 7 p.m. Pre-Code Hollywood Ball. 1930s costume, vintage or modern evening dress admired but not required. Doors open at 6:30; Vintage ballroom dance lesson at 7; formal dancing from 8 to midnight. No partners required. Light refreshments, no host bar. Tickets $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.peersdance.org/hollywood.html, peers@peersdance.org)

Sunday, April 8

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Help prepare the Alameda Wildlife Reserve at Alameda Point for the return of the endangered least terns in April. Tasks include weeding, placing nest markers and “chick chalets” and picking up trash. (Info, directions: pg3187@gmail.com)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Is There a Universal Biology?” Presentation in library’s social science event series in partnership with Wonderfest. Dr. Lynn Rothschild, NASA Ames Center astrobiologist and synthetic biologist, speaks on how living organisms are constructed. All ages welcome. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov/library)
  • 5:45 p.m. Dance to the All-Star Zydeco Band featuring local musicians. Potluck at 5 p.m. $15. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626 or zydecod@msn.com)

Monday, April 9

  • 7 p.m. Native Daughters of the Golden West Monthly Meeting. Discussion on environmental issues, mission restoration projects and veterans’ affairs. Prospective members welcome. (Info, address: M. Dodge, mpdodge30@gmail.com
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Divine Bodies. Presentation in partnership with the Asian Art Museum on gods and goddesses, buddhas and bodhisattvas, humans and their environments. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., Stafford Room. (Info: 747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov/library)

Tuesday, April 10

  • 2 p.m. Free workshop on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities. City of Alameda Housing Authority. 703 Atlantic Ave. (Info, confirm schedule, register: www.alamedarentprogram.org
  • 7:30 p.m. Writers West. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 522-9028)

Wednesday, April 11    

  • Noon. Disabled American Veterans Meeting. Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, registration: 865-6372) 
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Island Pride Peer Support Group. A safe, confidential space for LGBT seniors to share thoughts, feelings, resources and support. Dining Room No. 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7500, geohubbard@comcast.net)
  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Fitness Ride. Ride with other cyclists to someplace new each week. Beginner friendly. Bring a street hybrid or road bike, helmet, water and a spare tube. Meet at Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070, info@alamedabicycle.com)
  • 7 p.m. American Legion, Post 647, Monthly Meeting. Open to honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of any branch of the United States military who have served at least a day of active duty during times of war or conflict. Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, Edwin Jacobsen, 589-5803)

Thursday, April 12

  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation. Open to prospective members. Includes free lunch. Registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Sue Foreman’s magic and poetry. Lunch served at noon. Free admission, $5 donation if eating lunch. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointment necessary. Room 224, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 6 p.m. Free fair housing training from City of Alameda Housing Authority. (View schedule and register: www.alamedarentprogram.org/workshops)    
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Maker Meet Up. Learn more about the Alameda Mini Maker Faire. The first Alameda Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Sunday, July 8, near Building 8 at Alameda Point. Makers, performers, crafters and volunteers are encouraged to attend Meet Up in preparation. Free admission. Pineapple Sails, 2526 Blanding Ave. (Info: http://alameda.makerfaire.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Poetry Writer’s Workshop. Hosted by Mary Loughran and Marilyn Flower. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Quilt Guild. Open to anyone interested in quilting. $5 donation at the door for visitors. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Terry Hodges, 521-2995) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Single Sailors Dinner Meeting. Open to singles interested in sailing. Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd. (Info: singlesailors.org)

Friday, April 13

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Love Our Island Art Walk on Webster Street. Three windows, three artists, three bands: Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Maze Daiko and Epiphany Dance Company, three hours. Free admission. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org, #LoveOurIsland)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Second Friday Opening Reception. New artists display each month. Free to the public. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060) 
  • 6 to 10 p.m. Second Friday Art Walk. Coordinated event featuring discounts at participating businesses and free art openings at galleries across town. (Info, full listing: www.fridayartwalk.com)
  • 7:30 p.m. A Chorus Line presented by Encinal High School Drama. Runs through Sunday, April 22. Student directors and performers. Tickets: adults $14, students and seniors $10. All tickets sold at the door, general admission. Encinal Gym Stage, 210 Central Ave. (Info: Gene Kahane 748-4023, Ext. 2701, gkahane@alamedaunified.org
  • 8 to 10 p.m. Just Moves, A Community Dance Gathering. Open to dancers 21 and older. Phoenix 2315 Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $13.50. Advance tickets at Eventbrite.com (Info: www.justmoves.club)