Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy californiafieldatlas.com    No California naturalist should leave home without a copy of The California Field Atlas. Hear from author-illustrator Obi Kaufmann April 7 at the library.

Saturday, March 31

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Downtown Easter Hunt. Hunt for Easter Eggs, discounts and other surprises in Downtown Alameda. (Info: www.downtownalameda.com)
  • 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)

Sunday, April 1

  • 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Point Antiques Fair. General Admission $10 between 7:30 and 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 younger with guardian. Alameda Point runway. (Info: 522-7500, www.michaans.com)  
  • 10 a.m. Family bicycle ride for kids of all ages. New route every time and free ice cream at Tucker’s. Helmets required. Meet at Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070, info@alamedabicycle.com)

Wednesday, April 4

  • 5:30 p.m. Library Teen Advisory Board. Help plan events, volunteer for library, earn community service hours. Stafford Room, Main Branch, Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 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 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading plus Open Mic Night. Light refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)  

Thursday, April 5
n Noon to 4:30 p.m. Alameda-Oakland Home Learners monthly meet-up. For home-schooled children and their caregivers. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net)
n 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet Your Public Officials. Public forum ponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Appetizers, cash bar, silent auction, raffle. $10 donation at door. Elks Lodge Ballroom, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: www.lwvalameda.org)

Saturday, April 7

  • Noon. Human Billboard Vigil. See March 31 listing.
  • 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)
  • 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)