Music directors at Alameda’s public schools nominated middle school musicians to perform during in the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Bay Section winter conference, a two-day professional development seminar for music educators and college students.
A community fundraiser has been established to replant a coast live oak tree in the playground at Maya Lin School. The tree was felled during a stormy night on Dec. 15, 2016. According to the school’s fundraising page, the tree “was a beloved community landmark and a piece of Alameda history.
Alameda’s chapter of the American Red Cross Youth (RCY) has been busy actively supporting community efforts. They packed special Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the homebound and delivered them through Meals on Wheels all around the Island.
The Bay Farm Island Library, 3221 Mecartney Road, will bring in the Year of the Dog with a special Lunar New Year event from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10. The highlight of the program will be a multimedia story time for children ages five and above.
This Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the fourth year of the Alameda Spelling Bee. The contest to prove the best student speller in town takes place at 9 a.m. at Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., and is open to Alameda students in grades 4 through 9.