Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo Rome, Italy, native Flavia Loreto recently moved to the Bay Area from Germany, where she worked for 20 years as a photographer. Loreto specializes in portraits and street photography. Spritzers Café, 734 Central Ave. will display Loreto’s work in a show titled A Day in Naples starting Thursday, May 18, through June 18.

 

Friday, May 19

  • 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Business Excelerator Think Tank.” Hosted by Alameda Chamber of Commerce. Panel discussion and speed-coaching on launching your own business. Food and drinks included. Cost $37 general public, $27 Chamber members. Phoenix Alameda Workspace, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: alamedathinktank.com)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. TILT. Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes museum admission. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire. VIP Early Bird Sale. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at door. Alameda Point runway. (Info, tickets: alamedapointantiquesfaire.com) 
  • 9 p.m. “The Zydeco One-Nighters.” Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, May 20

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. U.S.S. Flashlight Tour. Opportunity to access restricted areas of ship and learn about supernatural events. Cost $35 general public, $30 members, reservations required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. Beach Clean-Up. Volunteers appreciated. Supervised by Crab Cove staff. Gloves and buckets available to borrow. Meeting point, Encinal Beach, near Encinal High School, 210 Central Ave. (Info, directions: 544-3187)
  • 9 a.m. to noon. Community Shredding Event, Hosted by Kelly Lux. Community members invited to bring loose paper for free shredding. No limits for amount or size of paper. Photographs, X-rays cannot be shredded. State Farm branch office, 564 Park St. (Info: 521-1222)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire. Tickets $5. Alameda Point runway. (Info, tickets: alamedapointantiquesfaire.com) 
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Community Sailing Day. Hosted by Libraries Outside and Alameda Community Sailing Center. Free sailing, barbecue and opportunities to learn about sailing clubs in Alameda. Burgers and hot dogs provided, guests requested to bring other additional foods to share. Free admission, RSVP plus waiver required. Encinal Boat Ramp, 190 Central Ave. (Info, RSVP: 747-7713)  
  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. “Low-tide Exploration” with guide Susan Ramos. Free to the public, wear mud-resistant clothing. Meeting point: Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. “STEM to Stern,” Featuring Jamie Hyneman. Special science presentation on USS Hornet, led by the former Mythbusters host. Cost $25, free kids 12 and under, with paying adult present, free for members. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info: 521-8448)
  • 2 p.m. “Drop-in Crafts.” Free to the public. Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7713)  
  • 2 to 5 p.m. Spring Art Supplies Sale. Donate used art supplies to Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA), or rent a table to sell. FBCA, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question and answer session for new and prospective members at 2 p.m., general session afterward. All community members welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)
  • 8 p.m. “A Night of Calypso.” Traditional Venezuelan music and food. Cost $20 advance, $25 at door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060)

Sunday, May 21

  • 9 a.m. Alameda Hospital Foundation 5K Run. Race registration 8 a.m., 5K starts 9 a.m. Three-quarter mile Kids Fun Run starts at 10 a.m., all kids will receive medal for finishing. Music, food and festivities at finish line. Cost $35 advance, $40 day of, $15 for Kids Fun Run. Starting point: Harbor Bay Club, 200 Packet Landing Rd. (Info, registration: active.com/alameda-ca/running)
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. “Self Care Tea and Talk for Moms.” Free tea and goodie bags, talks on self care. Free admission, registration required. Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St. (Info: 865-1500)

Tuesday, May 23

  • 1:30 p.m. Alexander Technique. Free fitness class for seniors, registration required. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. “Love Our Green Island.” Community workshop on sustainability, featuring presentation on Alameda Local Action Plan for Climate Protection. Free to the public, refreshments included. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Sarah Henry, 747-4714)  
  • 7 p.m. Evening Run, Hosted by Alameda Library Run Club. Three-mile run for ages 18 and older only. Seasoned and novice runners welcome. Free to the public, bag check available, waiver required. Register in person at reference desk. Starting point: Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.  (Info: 747-7713)  
  • 7:30 p.m. Community Band Concert. Free to the public. Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 747-7529)

Wednesday, May 24

  • 12:30 p.m. Birthday Celebration. Free for seniors. Dining Room, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 1:30 p.m. Music Appreciation Class and Piano Recital. Featuring compositions by Arthur Foote, instructor John William Sturm. May birthdays celebrated 12:30 p.m. Free for seniors. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Free to the public. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203) 
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Computer Class: “Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat.” Free to the public, registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777)

Thursday, May 25

  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Hula Performance. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info 522-5220)  
  • Noon. Native Daughters of the Golden West Monthly Social. Prospective members welcome. Email contact for meeting location. (Info: M. Dodge, mpdodge30@gmail.com)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Assm. Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Second floor, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. No appointments necessary. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. Opening Reception and Open House for two exhibits at Pacific Pinball Museum: Art Stenholm Retrospective and That Conceptual Life. Free admission. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)

 

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