Each year, seniors at Island High School have a chance to write and perform poetry as part of a “Poetry Slam” unit in teacher John Nolan’s English class. The resulting poems treat a wide number of topics in a broad range of styles.
You can get to Venezuela on the northern end of South America in 10 or 15 hours from Oakland International Airport. Or you can get to Rhythmix Cultural Works the northern end of Alameda for an authentic Venezuelan experience engaging all the senses.
The Knights of Columbus is holding an e-waste fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 5, in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. There are no drop-off fees and donors can arrange pickups prior to the event by calling Guido at 415-806-9176.
Alameda Island Poets’ reading March 2 will feature Alameda Poet Laureate Julia Park Tracey and retiring St. Joseph Notre Dame teacher Elizabeth Norris. The reading will take place at Books, Inc. at 7 p.m. Free. Open mic will follow featured readings; sign up at 7.
Mastick Senior Center is hosting a multi-media art exhibit featuring art created by members participating in the various classes offered at the center. Included in the exhibit are writings, drawings, paintings, stained glass, ceramics, jewelry, quilts and mixed-media pieces.