Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Oct. 14 to Thursday, Oct. 20

Don't miss the AFD Pumpkin Patch set for Friday, Oct. 21.

 

Friday, Oct. 14

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Jewelry Sale: Gently-used jewelry for sale through the Thrift Shop. Sale continues Oct. 9. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)  
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Story Time from Tales of the Arabian Nights: Dressing up is encouraged; refreshments served. Free for kids and adults of all ages. The Old Bazaar, Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St. (Info: 910-3922) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Art Reception and Grand Opening Soiree: Alameda Second Friday Art Walk featuring the grand opening of Feathered Outlaw; art displays featuring blood artist Ryan Almighty, photography by Melissa Rivers and art by John Martin. Feathered Outlaw 1320 Park St.  
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. Preview Sale: Used Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Admission: $5. DeWitt “O” Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artist’s Reception: Celebrate the opening of Up, an exhibit that continues through Dec. 24. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info: 523-6957 or www.frankbettecenter.org
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artists Reception: Celebrate the opening of Say It Like It Is, an exhibit of screen printed political posters by Political Gridlock. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artist’s Reception: Encore celebration of Lights Out Show & Night Market, an exhibit of glow-in-the-dark art by local artists; live demos, installation and body painting. Final encore celebration: Oct. 31. Studio 23 Gallery, 2309 Encinal Ave.
  • 7 p.m. to midnight: Haunted Hornet: Go aboard the USS Hornet and explore some of the ships “haunted” areas, decorated for seasonal thrills and chills. Ongoing through Oct. 30. Tickets: $30 per person; $35 after Oct. 22. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Dance lessons at 8. Tickets sold at the door; $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626 or 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • 9 a.m. Alameda Bike for the Parks: Inaugural bike ride fundraiser for the Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation. Choose a 22- or 8-mile route around the city of Alameda. Registration: adults, $45; children, $20. Entry fee includes a T-shirt and food truck ticket. Music and food follows from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Park. Lower Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7529 or www.alamedabicycle.com/bike4parks
  • 9 to 11 a.m. Coffee with the Candidate: City Council candidate Jennifer Roloff will answer questions. Peet’s Coffee, 1901 Webster St.
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Used Book Sale: Sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Free admission. DeWitt “O” Club, 641 West Red Line Ave.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Native Plant Gardening”: Spend the morning planting, pruning, mulching and  helping to prepare our bay- and wildlife-friendly garden for the winter. Snacks and refreshments served, tools provided. Heavy rain cancels. 8 years and older. Adult participation required. Registration required. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info, registration: 544-3187) 
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Halloween Costume Swap: Call library for details. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alameda Bike for the Parks: After party. Live music by The Sun Kings, food trucks. Lower Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7529 or www.alamedabicycle.com/bike4parks
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Women’s Auxiliary Charity Bazaar: Handmade items, raffle, food and more. Presented by the Alameda Eagles #1076 Aerie and Auxiliary for the benefit of local charities. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave.
  • 2 p.m. Drop-in Art: Free for all ages; children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Owls Around Us.” Learn about the adaptations of owls and dissect a pellet; then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. Star Wars Party: A free event for the whole family. Costumes welcome. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric WLS Support Group: Peer support group for people how are considering or who have had weight loss or bariatric surgery. Pre-op and newcomers invited for the 2 p.m. Q&A. Free. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: info@eastbaybariatric.org)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 7 p.m. to midnight: Haunted Hornet: Go aboard the USS Hornet and explore some of the ships “haunted” areas, decorated for seasonal thrills and chills. Ongoing through Oct. 30. Tickets: $30 per person; $35 after Oct. 22. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)
  • 8 p.m. Live @ the Library: Second in a series of three concerts; “Jonathan Poretz Salutes the Great American Crooners from Sinatra & Darin to Torme & Bennett. Featuring the Richard Hall Trio.  Doors open at 7. Tickets: $35; series of three, $90. Regina K. Stafford Rooms, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Tix: www.brownpapertickets.com)

Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Noon to 1 p.m. Interfaith Circle of Alameda: Music, spiritual teachings, sacred text readings and artifacts representing various faith traditions from around the world. Free to the public. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: 769-0607) 
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Used Book Sale: Clearance. Sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Free admission. DeWitt “O” Club, 641 West Redline Road. 
  • 2 p.m. “Notes for Nourishment”: Featuring Patrick Landez, Terrance Kelly, OIGC Youth Choir and pianist Donna Stoering. Part of the “2by2 Sundays” series of informal concerts. Free to the public; donations will benefit Mercy Center (senior services in Oakland) and the OIGC programs for underserved youth. St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 540-8136)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Owls Around Us.” Learn about the adaptations of owls and dissect a pellet; then discover what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4:30 p.m. Grown Up Gaming: Games are provided or bring your own. All skill levels welcome. Free for ages 18 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7780) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5:30 p.m. “Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bike”: Learn about bicycle basics; bring your bike. All ages welcome. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070) 
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. “Full Moon, Low Tide”: Meet at sunset, wear mud boots and headlamps to search for BAT rays, GHOST shrimp, and other CREEPY critters. After the moon rises on this minus tide, return to the visitor center for some hot cider. This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 7 to 11 p.m. Haunted Hornet: Go aboard the USS Hornet and explore some of the ships “haunted” areas, decorated for seasonal thrills and chills. Ongoing through Oct. 30. Tickets: $30 per person; $35 after Oct. 22. USS Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda Point (Info, confirm schedule: www.HornetEvents.com or 521-8448, Ext. 282)

Monday, Oct. 17

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Legal Assistance for Seniors: Free for seniors 60 and older. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Appt: 747-7506)
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m. “Under One Roof”: Adam Henig, political science professor and author, will speak about Jackie Robinson’s historic smashing of Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Pre-registration required: 747-7506) 
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Lawyers in the Library: Free legal service. Signup at 5:30. West End Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Candidate and Issues Forum: Presented by the League of Women Voters of Alameda; featuring candidates for California State Senate District 9 and pros and cons for seven state ballot propositions. Question and answer session follows. Free to the public. Community Center, Harbor Bay Isle, 3195 Mecartney Road. (Info: www.LWVAlameda.org)

Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. “PoleWalking to Maintain Balance & Mobility”: Improve balance, posture and endurance. Fee: $28 for first-time students; $15 for returning students. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, signups: 747-7506) 
  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Podiatry and Blood Pressure Screening: Free consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Dale Wright. Offered every third Tuesday of the month. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • 6 to 7:45 p.m. “Franken Toys”: Bring old toys, stuffed animals, dolls and action figures to dismember and turn into frightening nursery nightmares. Free for adults and youth 13 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 400: Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: Bill Hodges, 918-4429) 
  • 7 to 8 p.m. “Seed Saving”: Alameda County master gardener Irene Beebe will speak. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org or www.rhythmix.org

Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • 10:30 a.m. “Baby’s Changing Needs: Starting Solids, Nutrition and Weaning”: La Leche League meeting offering information and support for nursing mothers. Babies and toddlers are welcome. Gathering time is 10:15 a.m. 2803 Clay St. (Info: Brittany, 365-9220 or Virginia, 521-4867) 
  • 1 p.m. “Aging with a Pet”: Learn about the benefits of having a pet in your senior years. Presented by Elders Village. Free to the public. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Reservations requested: 217-8527)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Final Presidential Debate: Screening; free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 6:30 p.m. Transit and Transportation Demand Management Plan: Second community workshop seeking input from Alamedans about improving transportation in the city. Open to all Alameda residents. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Gail Payne, 747-6892)
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pet Loss Support Group: Free to the public. Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way. (info: 337-8565)

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • 10 a.m. Meet the City Manager: Jill Keimach, city manager, will visit, Mastick Senior Center Social Hall, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Preregistration required: 747-7506)
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Dental Consultation: Free consultation, by appointment, with Dr. Alfred Chong. Offered every third Thursday of the month. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trinity Seniors: At 11 a.m., Bill Sturm will play the piano. Lunch served at noon for a $5 donation; October birthdays will be celebrated. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. 
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Tarot Meditation Group: Learn more about Tarot through meditation. Preregistration required. Bring a Tarot deck, notebook and writing implement. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, reservs: 747-7506) 
  • Noon: “Outdoor Exercise Equipment”: Free workshop to learn how to use and benefit from the new equipment in the courtyard. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m.  Mastick Movie Matinee: The Homesman. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)  
  • 3:30 p.m. Playdough Play: Open to children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers. Free. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Storytelling Swap: Featured storyteller followed by an open mic. Free. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info, registration: 523-6957 or www.frankbettecenter.org

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