Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Oct. 28 to Thursday, Nov. 3

 

Friday, Oct. 28

  • 5 to 9 p.m. Teen Haunted House: Presented by the Alameda Recreation and Park Department. Continues Oct. 29, 30. Admission: $5, ages 5 to 17; $7, adults. Additional donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the Alameda Youth Committee and ARPD Teen programs. Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 6:30 p.m. to midnight: “Ship of Spirits”: Lecture featuring parapsychologist Dr. Loyd Auerbach and spirit medium Mariah Kunau, followed by a haunted flashlight tour of areas reported to be inhabited by spirits. Space is limited: tix, $65 per person. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, tix: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282) 
  • 7 p.m. to midnight: Haunted Hornet: USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Annual Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest; featuring the Zydeco Flames. Dance lessons at 8:30; costume contest for cash prizes at 10:30. Tickets sold at the door: $18. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. “Kids Creature Crawl”: Come in costume as a favorite creature, then creep and crawl around searching for smaller critters inside and out. Conclude with a craft. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Halloween Carnival: Children’s costume parade at 12:30; haunted house, food, games, music. Free for the entire family. Otis Elementary School, Fillmore and High streets. 
  • Noon: Alameda Running Festival: Family Fun Run/Walk. Run/walk laps in the first event in the inaugural community fundraiser hosted by Bank of Marin. Participate individually or as part of a group. Proceeds benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels and Alameda schools. Entry fees: $25. Registration deadline: Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Meet at 950 W. Mall Square. (Registration: www.runalameda.com
  • 2 p.m. Family Game Day: Community board game program; free for youth ages 8 and older. Parents/guardians must be present. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 2 p.m. NaNoWriMo Prep: Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (November). Free. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Halloween Animal Fun.” Wear your costume for a special treat; then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2:30 p.m. Closing Reception: Auction results and final chance to view an exhibit of work by members of Alameda Women Artists. Free to the public. Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. (Info: www.alamedawomenartists.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) 
  • 3 to 8 p.m. Teen Haunted House: Presented by the Alameda Recreation and Park Department. Closes Oct. 30. Admission: $5, ages 5 to 17; $7, adults. Additional donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the Alameda Youth Committee and ARPD Teen programs. Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 7 p.m. to midnight: Haunted Hornet: USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)
  • 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. “Monsters Ball”: Food and bar concessions; costume contest for a cash prize, haunted tours, music for dancing and more. Admission: $35-$70. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, tix: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)

Sunday, Oct. 30

  • 7 a.m. Alameda Running Festival: Half marathon. Entry fees: $65. Registration deadline: Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Run starts at 950 W. Mall Square. (Registration: www.runalameda.com
  • 8:30 a.m. Alameda Running Festival: Run a 10k; entry fee: $50. Registration deadline: Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Runs start at 950 W. Mall Square. (Registration: www.runalameda.com
  • 8:45 a.m. Alameda Running Festival: Run a 5k; entry fee: $45. Registration deadline: Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Runs start at 950 W. Mall Square. (Registration: www.runalameda.com
  • 2 p.m. Twelfth Night: Presented by Shakespeare on Tour. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7716)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Halloween Animal Fun.” Wear your costume for a special treat; 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) 
  • 3 to 7 p.m. Teen Haunted House: Final day. Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Piano Recital: Bring an item to donate to the Alameda Food Bank; each donation earns a chance to win a pumpkin pie. Recital is free to the public. Piano Studio of Carolyn Queener and Katy Stephan, 1215 Pacific Ave. (Info: 523-4924)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. Haunted Hornet: USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282) 

Monday, Oct. 31

  • 7 p.m. Artist’s Reception: Final celebration of “Lights Out Show & Night Market,” an exhibit of glow-in-the-dark art by local artists; live demos, installation and body painting. Studio 23 Gallery, 2309 Encinal Ave.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. Haunted Hornet: Final day. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)
  • 8 to 10 p.m. Big Band Night: Dance to the big band sounds of Dave Altschuler’s Swingtime Big Band. $5 donation requested at the door. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. 

Tuesday, Nov. 1

  • 1 p.m. Mastick Book Club: The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Free to seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Kevin Brunetti, 747-7512)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Notary Public: Free notary service. Signup before 5:30 for lottery determining order. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)

Wednesday, Nov. 2

  • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. AARP Driver Safety: One-day refresher course program designed for motorists 50 and older who have taken the two-day course within the past four years. Fee: $15 for AARP member; $20 for non-members. Preregistration is required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • 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)
  • n 6 to 8 p.m. Lawyers in the Library: Free legal service. Signup at 5:30 for lottery draw at 5:50. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 
  • 7 p.m. Alameda Island Poets: Poetry reading and writing workshop with featured readers, Natica Angilly and Ken Peterson; open mic follows. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 418-0266 or 522-6442) 

Thursday, Nov. 3

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trinity Seniors: Chuck Myers, docent from the USS Hornet, will speak at 11. Lunch served at noon for a $5 donation. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • Noon: East Bay Retired Teachers, Division 2: Meeting and a special program. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Alameda Oakland Homelearners: Meet for fun and idea exchange. Lincoln Park, High Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: www.aohl.net
  • 2:30 p.m. “Rent Stabilization”: Information workshop with Q&A period. Free to the public. Independence Plaza, Ruth Rambeau Community Room, 703 Atlantic Ave. 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Craft Day: Crafts for children ages 5 to 12. Dress to get messy. Free. Bay Farm Island Branch Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. (Info: 747-7787) 
  • 5 to 7 p.m. Open House: Visit the new California Division Headquarters of the American Cancer Society. Free to the public. 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Ste. 300. (Info: 464-8205) 

 

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