Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Dec. 23 to Friday, Dec. 30

File photo Between this week’s edition and next, Santa Claus will have completed his annual task of delivering gifts to all worthy Alameda children. This particular depiction of Santa was created by famed political cartoonist, Thomas Nast.

 

Friday, Dec. 23

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Holiday Open House: Nature crafts, games, a chance to meet the snake and turtle and other special activities for kids on their holiday break. Continues Dec. 28 through 30. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Santa Visits: Final appearance, weather permitting. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 

Saturday, Dec. 24

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Open House: Winter crafts, story time and fish feeding. Final day. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 

Sunday, Dec. 25

  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 

Monday, Dec. 26

  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 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, Dec. 27

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Marvelous Mammals.” Outdoor exploration and a theme-related craft for children 3 to 5 and an adult. Fee: $5. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 888-327-2757, option 2, 3) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: No-host Chanukah dinner. Mama Papa Lithuania, 1241 Park St. (By reservation: 522-9255)

Wednesday, Dec. 28

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Holiday Open House: Nature crafts, games, a chance to meet the snake and turtle and other special activities for kids on their holiday break. Final day. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group: Free. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 925-737-0203) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: Chanukah celebration: yoga under the Chanukah lights. $19 per person. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (By reservation: 522-9255)

Thursday, Dec. 29

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Holiday Open House: Nature crafts, games, a chance to meet the snake and turtle and other special activities for kids on their holiday break. Final day. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 1 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: The Phenom. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: Chanukah celebration: poker and game night for adults over 21. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (By reservation: 522-9255)

Friday, Dec. 30

  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Holiday Open House: Nature crafts, games, a chance to meet the snake and turtle and other special activities for kids on their holiday break. Final day. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane: Continues through New Year’s Eve. Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street. 
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring Andrew Carrier and the All-Stars, with Annie Staninec on fiddle. Dance lessons at 8:30. Tickets sold at the door: $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

 

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