Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy Photo    The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30.

 

Friday, July 28

  • 6:30 to 10 p.m. Movies in the Park: Finding Dory. Pre-show game and kids crafts before screening, to start 8:15 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Free admission, snacks available for purchase. Alameda Point Multipurpose Field, 1101 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 747-7529)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. “History Mystery” Flashlight Tour. Opportunity to access restricted areas of the USS Hornet, and learn about supernatural events reported during the vessel’s history. Cost $35 general public, $30 members, reservations required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)

Saturday, July 29

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art and Wine Faire. Annual tradition featuring more than 250 arts-and-crafts booths, food and craft beer for sale and live music. Free admission. Park Street Business District. (Info: downtown alameda.com)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Teen Zone.” Video games, board games and opportunity to try VR headset. Free admission, snacks provided. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, 747-7780)
  • 8 p.m. “John Santos and His Afro-Latin Sextet.” Celebration of Afro-Latin music and culture. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door, $15 ages 12 and under. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)

Sunday, July 30

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art and Wine Faire. Annual tradition featuring more than 250 arts-and-crafts booths, food and craft beer for sale, and live music. Free admission. Park Street Business District. (Info: downtown alameda.com)
  • July 30, 7 p.m. “Cafe Flamenco.” Featuring Caminos Flamencos. Performance, paella, and wine. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)

Monday, July 31

  • 6 to 8 p.m. “Harry Potter Party.” Celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday, featuring food and activities, and recreations of Harry Potter settings. All ages welcome. Free admission, tickets required. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • July 31, 8 to 10 p.m. Dave Alt Swingtime Band. Community members welcome to dance or listen. Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road (Info: Dave Altschuler, davehenryalt@yahoo.com)

Wednesday, Aug. 2

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Community Shred Day and School Supply Drive. Free shredding, community members encouraged to donate one box of school supplies for each box of documents shredded. Needed supplies: backpacks, No. 2 pencils, markers, crayons, binder paper, erasers, scissors. Bank of Marin, 2208 South Shore Center. (Info: 748-8400)
  • 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) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Island Monthly Poetry Reading plus Open Mic Night. Featuring Andrena Zawinski. Light refreshments served. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  

Thursday, Aug. 3

  • 10 a.m. East Bay Retired Teachers Association Meeting. Open to all retired public education and administrative professionals residing within Alameda County. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Infor: 747-7506) 
  • Noon to 4:30 p.m.  Alameda-Oakland Home Learners (AOHL): Monthly meet-up for home-schooled children and their caregivers.  Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. (Info: www.aohl.net

 

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