Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Nov. 4 to Thursday, Nov. 10

Courtesy photo Much like the violin, saxophone and mandolin families, ukuleles come in multiple sizes and tones. Pictured, left to right, are baritone, tenor, concert and soprano ukuleles. Join in a ukelele jam and sing-a-long event today at the Mastick Senior Center.

 

Friday, Nov. 4

  • 7 p.m. The Princess Bride: A production of Alameda High School’s drama department. Additional shows: Nov. 6, 10, 11, 12. Tickets: $10, students; $15, general admission. Fred Chacon Little Theater, Central Avenue and Walnut Street. (Info, tix: www.showclix.com

Saturday, Nov. 5

  • 11 a.m. “10 Years, Already?”: 10th anniversary celebration of the main branch of the Alameda Free Library. Music/dance program for young children; community presentation/discussion about the rebuilding; concert for families and friends; and a self-guided treasure hunt. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777) 
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m. “Intro to Jewelry Making”: Free to the public. Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park St. (Info: 337-1203)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”: Learn about some of the endangered and extinct creatures of the East Bay, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. 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) 

Sunday, Nov. 6

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alameda Holiday Boutique: 37th annual arts and crafts fair sponsored by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. Free admission; donations accepted for Alameda Meals on Wheels. DeWitt “O” Club, 641 West Red Line Ave.
  • 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) 
  • 1:15 to 3 p.m. Coloring for Adults: Coloring books and colors provided but you may also bring your own. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 2 p.m. The Princess Bride: Fred Chacon Little Theater, Central Avenue and Walnut Street. (Info, tix: www.showclix.com)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!”: Learn about some of the endangered and extinct creatures of the East Bay, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 p.m. “10 Years, Already?”: Benefit concert featuring local musicians playing for the benefit of the Alameda Free Library. Tickets: $60; includes 2 p.m. reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the concert. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 845-5060 or www.rhythmix.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 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Afternoon potluck, followed by the dance. Tickets: $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Crab Cove Craft Night Social: “From T-shirts to Rugs.” Project instructions and supplies provided. Fee: $10 per person. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 544-3187) 

Monday, Nov. 7

  • 5:30 p.m. Pan’s Labrynth: Film screening followed by a discussion. Free to the public, ages 18 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Fall Foliage.” Outdoor exploration and a theme-related craft for children 3 to 5 and an adult. Fee: $5. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 888-327-2757, option 2, 3) 
  • Noon to 6 p.m. Blood Drive: Appointments: www.redcross.org; sponsor code: ALAMEDALIBRARY. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 1-800-733-2767)
  • 1 p.m. “Managing Your Hair as You Age”: Learn about changes and strategies for managing your hair. Presented by Elders Village. Free to the public. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations requested: 217-8527)
  • 2:30 p.m. “Rent Stabilization”: Information workshop with question-and-answer period. Free to the public. Independence Plaza, Ruth Rambeau Community Room, 703 Atlantic Ave.
  • 7 p.m. American Legion Post 9: Meeting; open to honorably discharged veterans and current personnel of any branch of the United States military who have served at least one day of active duty during times of war or conflict. Veterans Building, Central Avenue and Walnut Street. (Info: Commander Joseph Chock, 542-0662) 
  • 7:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education: Meeting. Rectory Room, St. Barnabas Parish Center, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: Cath Sullivan, 865-3051) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Writers West: Meeting. New and experienced writers and their manuscripts are welcome. Includes a short discussion on writing. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 522-9028 or www.writerswest.org

Wednesday, Nov. 9

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • Noon: Disabled American Veterans, Alameda Chapter 8: Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 865-6372)
  • 2 p.m. “Prepare for Winter, Increase Balance Stability”: Free diagnostic test circuit: balance test, blood pressure and oxygen tests, gait analysis, tug test. Free to the public. AES Therapy and Fitness, The Lodge on Harbor Bay Retirement Community, 801 Island Drive. (Info: 368-3634)

Thursday, Nov. 10

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meeting sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 482-8700) 
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trinity Seniors: Home care information will be discussed at 11 a.m. by Gayle Uchida from Peace of Mind. Lunch served at noon for a $5 donation. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans Job Fair: Free for veterans, military spouses and active military transitioning to civilian jobs. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info: www.hornetevents.com or 521-8448)
  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation: Take a tour and learn about the center and the schedule of activities. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Pre-registration required: 747-7506)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: A Hologram for the King. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Satellite Office Hours: Meet with staff members of Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Free to the public. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 5 to 12. Dress to get messy. Free. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 5 to 10 p.m. “Shoot the Moon”: VIP sneak expo preview of the Pacific Pinball Museum Expo. Open bar, food, silent auction and more. Tickets: $100 per person (21 and older). 1680 Viking St. (Info, tix: www.pacificpinball.org)
  • 6 p.m. “Undergrounding of Utility Lines”: District Nomination Board meeting. Open to the public. Alameda Municipal Power Service Center, 2000 Grand St. 
  • 6:30 p.m. “Fair Housing Training”: Information workshop with Q&A period. Free to the public. Independence Plaza, Ruth Rambeau Community Room, 703 Atlantic Ave. 
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. Single Sailors Association: Dinner meeting for single people interested in sailing. Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd., Suite 151. (Info: 332-9380 or www.singlesailors.org
  • 7 p.m. The Princess Bride: Fred Chacon Little Theater, Central Avenue and Walnut Street. (Info, tix: www.showclix.com)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Quilt Guild: Meeting. Open to all who are interested in quilting; $5 donation at the door. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Terry, 521-2995)  
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Poetry Writers: Workshop hosted by Mary Loughran and Marilyn Flower. Free-write exercises with prompts. Read your work or just listen. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: www.frankbettecenter.org or 523-6957) 

 

 

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