Local Happenings

Local Happenings

 

Saturday, June 3

  • 9 to 10:15 a.m. Alameda Walks: Ballena Isle. Walking tour of West End and Ballena Isle. Free to the public. Meeting point: Longfellow Educational Center, 500 Pacific Ave. (Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Behind the Scenes with the Museum’s Collections Staff.” Tour of museum’s non-display collections, and opportunity to handle historical artifacts. Gloves provided. Cost: included in general admission. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448) 
  • 4 to 6 p.m. Art Gallery Opening Reception. Featuring art by students from the Renaissance International School (TRIS). Gallery to run until June 17, free to the public. South Shore Center (Info: Miriam Schaffer, 835-7900)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. Concours D’Elegance Kickoff Party. Food, drinks, and music inspired by the Rat Pack era. Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). Tickets $75 before June 1, $90 at door. Al DeWitt O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 749-0486) 
  • 8 p.m. “Gotham City Black and White Ball, Hosted by Mr. Bruce Wayne.” With special guest appearance by the Joker.  Costume ball presented by Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS). Live music by Sara & Swingtime. Dance class at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door. Vintage or modern evening attire recommended. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: http://www.peersdance.org/gotham.html

Sunday, June 4

  • 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Point Antiques Fair. General Admission $10 between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., early admission $15 (before 7:30 a.m.), late admission $5 (after 9 a.m.). No admission after 3 p.m. Free admission ages 15 and under with guardian. Alameda Point runway. (Info 522-7500)   
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Native Plant Gardening. Volunteer opportunity to help maintain visitor center garden. Tasks involve pruning, weeding, and mulching. Equipment provided. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • Noon. Family Bike Ride. Free to the public, free ice cream at end of ride, courtesy Tucker’s Ice Cream. Starting point: Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info 522-0070)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Spring Piano Recital. Performed by students of Carolyn Queener and Katy Stephan. Free admission. All community members invited to bring canned food donations, donors entered to win homemade pie. Queener’s Piano Studio, 1215 Pacific Ave. (Info 523-4924)   
  • 7 p.m. 20th Annual Preservation Awards. Presented by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS). Free to the public. Alameda Point Theater, 2700 Saratoga Ave. (Info 479-6489)

Monday, June 5 

  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Exam Cram.” Open study for teens ages 13-18 studying for final exams. Snacks provided. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713)  
  • 5:30 p.m. Film Screening: The Rain People. Discussion following, led by Jeff M. Giordano. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7705) 

Tuesday, June 6

  • 3:30 p.m. Beginning Book Club. For children grades 1-3. Pre-registration required, sign up in person at library. Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. “Exam Cram.” Open study for teens ages 13-18 studying for final exams. Snacks provided. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713)  
  • 6 p.m. Library Run Club. Recreational three-mile run, all levels welcome. Free to the public, bag check provided, waiver required to run. Starting point: Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713)  

Wednesday, June 7

  • 4 p.m. Teen Book Club. For teens, ages 13-18. Register to receive free copy of book. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info, registration: Hallie Fields, hfields@alamedaca.gov
  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. Licensed attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal assistance. Names will be drawn by lottery at 5:45 p.m. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pick-up Pickleball, Hosted by Mastick Senior Center. Learn pickleball, a sport combining ping-pong and tennis. Games played in drop-in, self-refereed format. Equipment provided. Game times will recur on Wednesdays, until July 12. Cost $18, registration required, for ages 50 and over. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info, registration: www.arpdeplay.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Documentary Screening: Time to Choose. Plus panel discussion with Tom Dinwoodie and Michael Brune, executive directors of Sierra Club, and Assembly-man Rob Bonta. Hosted by Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA). Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St. (Info, registration: eventbrite.com, search “Time to Choose Alameda”)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading plus Open Mic Night. Featuring Robert Eastwood and Claire J. Baker. Light refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)

Thursday, June 8

  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation. Open to prospective new members. Includes free lunch. Registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. Year of the Rooster Spring Dance. Refreshments served. Cost $3. Social Hall, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.  (Info: 747-7506)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Representative Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointment necessary. Room 224, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 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: Marika Chop, 332-9380)

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