Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Discover the secrets to “Growing Awesome Tomatoes” in a workshop set for this Saturday, March 24, at Ploughshares Nursery.

Friday, March 23

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Gun Violence Awareness Teach-in. Part of a series of discussions on root causes of gun violence. Doors open at 5:45. Additional events set for April 14 and 21. Free admission. College of Alameda, Building F, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy. (Info: edensharma27@gmail.com)

Saturday, March 24

  • 9 to 11 a.m. Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting. New topic each month. Members and prospective members welcome. Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rose, mairikennedy@aol.com)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “Growing Awesome Tomatoes” Workshop with nursery manager Jeff Bridge. Learn to provide perfect growing conditions for tomatoes. Ploughshares Nursery 2701 Main St. (Info: jbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 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)
  • 8 p.m. Aki Kumar’s Bollywood Blues. Musicians present fusion of Chicago Blues and Bollywood tunes. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 day of show. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org)
  • n 6:30 p.m. Alameda Firefighters, IAFF, Local 689 and Alameda Education Foundation 2018 Crab Feed. Crabs by Joe Pucci, $55 per person, benefits Alameda Point Collaborative and Alameda Family Services. Albert H. DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave. (Info: www.alamedafirefighers.com)

Sunday, March 25

  • 10 a.m. Sunday Morning 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 or info@alamedabicycle.com)
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Piano Recital. Students of Carolyn Queener and Katy Stephan perform. Free admission. 1215 Pacific Ave. (Info: queenerspiano@gmail.com)
  • 5 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Potluck with dance at 5:45. $15. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626 or zydecod@msn.com)    

Monday, March 26

  • 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)

Tuesday, March 27

  • 12:15 p.m. Rotary Club of Alameda luncheon. Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Drive. Supporting youth, local and international community. (Info: miang@aol.com.)
  • 6 p.m. Free workshop on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities. City of Alameda Housing Authority. 703 Atlantic Ave. (Info, confirm schedule, register: www.alamedarentprogram.org

Wednesday, March 28

  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203)

Thursday, March 29

  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointment necessary. Room 224, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program. Wear a hat for the Easter parade. Lunch served at noon. Free admission, $5 donation if eating lunch. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: 522-5220) 
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fourth annual Career Pathways Youth Job Fair. Presented by City of Alameda and Alameda Unified School District. Young people can meet potential employers. Encinal High School gym, 210 Central Ave. (Info: www.tinyurl.com/YouthCareerFair2018)
  • 1 p.m. “Discover Baseball All Over Again.” Presented by Mastick Senior Center. Dining Room 2, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. Registration required. (Info, register: 747-7506)