Local Happenings

Local Happenings

File photo      Help celebrate the beginning of the World Tournament Baseball competition Sunday, Aug. 6.

 

Saturday, Aug. 5

  • All-day. 63rd-Annual City of Alameda Swim Championships. Three-day swim meet, with novice and advanced categories. Free to attend, must be Alameda resident to participate. Encinal Swim Center, 230 Central Ave. (Info: 522-4590)
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Alameda Walks: South Shore. Guided walk along Shore Line Drive. Meeting point: Rittler Park, 1400 Otis Dr. (Info: Patrick Russi, 747-7550)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Edwardian Picnic Dance in Neverland.” Costumed picnic presented by Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society. Featuring live music by Bangers & Mash at 1 p.m. Free admission, bring your own picnic lunch. Turn-of-the-century costume recommended. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.peersdance.org/picnicneverland.html)  
  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Summer After-Party.” End-of-summer picnic, with prize drawing for Summer Reading Challenge prize winners. Teens and adults invited, attendees asked to bring potluck items. Drinks and utensils provided. Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plein-Air Paintout (PAPo) Outdoor Exhibit and Art Sale. Art submissions by local artists to go on sale, proceeds to benefit Frank Bette Center for the Arts. South Shore Center. (Info: 523-6957) 

Sunday, Aug. 6

  • All-day. 63rd-Annual City of Alameda Swim Championships. Three-day swim meet, with novice and advanced categories. Free to attend, must be Alameda resident to participate. Encinal Swim Center, 230 Central Ave. (Info: 522-4590)
  • 11:30 a.m. Alameda World Tournament Baseball Opening Ceremony. Start of baseball tournament, featuring youth teams from abroad and from U.S., including Alameda team. Games played Aug. 7 to Aug. 12. All community members invited to come support hometown team. College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Pkwy. (Info, full tournament schedule: alamedaworldbaseball.com)  
  • 5:30 p.m. Zydeco Dance: “Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic.” Potluck 5 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855)  
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Documentary Screening: Girl Rising. Commemoration of National Women’s Day, hosted by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Free admission. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html) 

Monday, Aug. 7 

  • 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 7th Annual Navy League Golf Tournament. All funds support Navy, Marines and Coast Guard in friendly golf match. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Matches begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch, awards, raffle at 1:30 p.m. Registration $95 a participant, $75 for Military Officers, $65 for Military (04 and below). Chuck Corica Golf Complex, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd. (Registration: 749-9175)

Tuesday, Aug. 8

  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun Science with Dr. Amy Furniss. Featuring a talk about what eclipses are, what to expect during the coming eclipse, and information about solar activity as well. Free admission. Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: alamedaca.evanced.info)

Wednesday, Aug. 9

  • 12 p.m. Disabled American Veterans chapter meeting. Free admission. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. 

Thursday, Aug. 10

  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Take Over, Flower Crowns. Workshop. Participants will learn how to weave fake flowers and create crowns and other accessories. Free admission, ages 13 to 18. (Info: 747-7780)

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