Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Jan. 6 to Thursday, Jan. 12

Courtesy photo For the 45th year, Alameda’s Boy Scout Troop 11 will host a Christmas Tree Pickup this Saturday, Jan. 7. For a small fee, the trees will be mulched and donated to the Alameda Point Collaborative garden program. Residents can purchase tickets and find out more at www.troop11alameda.com or by calling 409-3141.

 

Friday, Jan. 6 

  • 7 p.m. First Friday Family Film: Featuring The Good Dinosaur. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and 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, Jan. 7

  • 11 to 11:30 a.m. “Intro to Jewelry Making”: Free to the public. Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park St. (Info: 337-1203)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Annual Rose Pruning at Lincoln Park: Join in a rose-pruning demonstration with members of the East Bay Rose Society. Free to the public. Lincoln Park Rose Garden, 1450 High St.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Crab Cove Campfire.”: Learn how to build a fire, drink some cocoa and sing some campfire songs, 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) 
  • 7 p.m. A Victorian 12th Night Ball: The Dickens Fair Reunion Ball, presented by Period Events & Entertainment Re-Creation Society (PEERS). Dance lesson, followed by vintage ballroom dance music (no partners required), no-host bar, light snack buffet and a performances by the Peerless Music Hall. Victorian attire or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Tickets: $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tix: 522-1731 or www.peers dance.org)

Sunday, Jan. 8

  • 11 to 11:30 a.m. 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) 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Crab Cove Campfire.”: Learn how to build a fire, drink some cocoa and sing some campfire songs, then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Break Up with Sugar Talk & Store Walk”: Advice from Sherri Bernardi, a local health coach and nutrition consultant. Free to the public. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (RSVP: Sign up at supplements desk) 
  • 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) 

Monday, Jan. 9

  • 5:30 p.m. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: 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)
  • 6:30 p.m. Alameda Library Book Club: The Sympathizer: a novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Free to the public. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7730) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500)
  • 7:30 p.m. Encinal Parlor, #156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting; discussion of environmental and restoration projects and veterans’ welfare. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Pajama Party — Animals That Sleep in Winter.” 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) 
  • 6 p.m. Alameda Great Books Club: A new series begins with Oedipus, The Inferno, King Lear and more. Free to the public. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Jeff Hitchings, 240-893-0325 or jeffhitchings.jh@gnail.com)
  • 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: Larry Fukuba, 289-4043 or Maury Long, 457-6881) 
  • 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)
  • 7:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education: Meeting. Rectory Room, St. Barnabas Parish Center, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: Cath Sullivan, 865-3051) 

Wednesday, Jan. 11

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP Driver Safety: Second of two sessions of a program designed for motorists 50 and older. Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 10:05 a.m. “Outdoor Exercise Equipment”: Free workshop to learn how to use and benefit from the new equipment in the courtyard. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m. “Registering for ARPD Classes Online & Tips for Using your Device”: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Rent Stabilization”: Walk-in information clinic. Free to the public. For address, registration, info: www.alamedarentprogram.org  
  • 7 p.m. City of Alameda Democratic Club: Meeting with guest Kimberly Ellis speaking about her vision for the future of the state Democratic Party. Conference Room A, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 522-3361 or www.alameda-demo.org)

Thursday, Jan. 12

  • 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: Special program at 11 a.m. Lunch served at noon for $5; blood pressures at 10. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation: Take a tour and learn about the center and the schedule of activities. Includes lunch. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Pre-registration required: 747-7506)
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Captain Fantastic. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 2:30 p.m. “Rent Stabilization”: Information workshop with question-and-answer period. Free to the public. For address, registration, info: www.alamedarentprogram.org  
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Office Hours: Staffers from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office will be available. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 4 to 8. Dress to get messy. Free. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 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 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: 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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