Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo Try exploring the historic air craft carrier USS Hornet in the dark with a flashlight this Saturday, March 18.

 

Friday, March 17

  • 1 to 3 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Mini-Facials. Free to the public. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (Info: 865-1500)
  • 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)
  • 7 p.m. Encinal High School Musical Opening Night: Sister Act. Cost $15 general audience, $10 students. Encinal High School Auditorium, 210 Central Ave. (Info, tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888357)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mural Unveiling Party: “The Piece and Kindness Campaign.” Sponsored by the Alameda Youth Council (AYC) and the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD). Music, refreshments provided. Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 747-7529)   
  • 8:30 p.m. Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Dance lesson at 8 p.m. $18 admission. Zydeco Music and Dance, Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, March 18

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Flashlight Tour of areas usually closed to public. Cost, $35 non-members, $30 members. Registration required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Workshop: “Year-round Vegetable Gardening A to Z.” Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1103) 
  • 3 p.m. Class: “The Healing Power of Bone Broth.” Free to the public, registration required. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (Info, registration: renee@alamedanaturalgrocery.com)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. “Made in Alameda: A Local Showcase.” Showcase of more than 20 local artists, inventors and artisans. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 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)
  • 7 p.m. Encinal High School Musical: Sister Act. Cost $15 general audience, $10 students. Encinal High School Auditorium, 210 Central Ave. (Info, tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2888357)
  • 8 p.m. Wake the Dead Concert. Cost $25. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)

Sunday, March 19

  • March 19, 3 p.m. Listen for Life Concert: “The Carpenter’s Trio.” Free to the public, donations appreciated. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 540-8136) 

Tuesday, March 21

  • 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. Jane Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 7 p.m. “Check ‘Yo Shelf:” Book Club for Young Adults. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 to 8 p.m. Gardening Presentation: Beneficial Insects with Jonathan Draper, Alameda County Master Gardener. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Linda Carloni, 527-7534)  

Wednesday, March 22

  • 3:30 to 6 p.m. Enhancing Opportunities for Women in STEM. Info session and networking opportunity for high school and college women, hosted by American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Girls Inc. Will feature representatives from various STEM industries. Free admission, free parking permit with RSVP, refreshments provided. Building F, College of Alameda, Ralph M. Appezzato Parkway. (Info, registration, parking permit: https://aauwwomeninstem.eventbrite.com)
  • 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. Computer Class: “Microsoft Word Basics.” Free to the public. Registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777) 

Thursday, March 23

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Fire safety presentation by Maria Young, Alameda Fire Department. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Avenue. (Info 522-5220) 
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: The Big Hangover. Free for seniors. Media Room, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Assemblyman Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Second floor, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)
  • 1:30 p.m. Music Appreciation Class. Join William Sturm for a piano recital and discussion featuring compositions by Germaine Tailleferre. Dining Room 2, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Alameda’s Got Talent Youth Career Fair. Meet employers looking to offer summer internships or entry-level positions to high school students. Encinal High School Gym, 210 Central Ave. (Info: Eric Fonstein, 747-6895) 
  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. Lobster Feed, Presented by Rotary Club of Alameda. Proceeds to benefit Alameda charities. Tickets $75. Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-6778)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Congresswoman Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointments necessary. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 6 p.m. to Feb. 25, 10 a.m. Night Ops: Youth STEM Overnight Adventure. Overnight sleepover for kids K-12. Will visit various science and engineering systems present onboard. Food and board provided. Cost, $65 plus $100 security deposit. Registration required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Knitting Circle. Beginners welcome. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 747-7767)

 

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