News Briefs

Students from Encinal Junior and Senior High School will be conducting a parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 to help raise money for numerous student programs at Encinal High School.

Alameda’s Tomorrow Youth Repertory presents Into the Woods Jr., a retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ classics. The show intertwines the plots of several traditional fairy tales, with characters lifted from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Performances are at the Kofman Theater, 2200 Central Ave. Show times are 7 p.m., tomorrow, Friday Jan. 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 and 2 p.m., Sunday Jan. 31. 

Tickets for adults are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Student and senior tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond in and out of the classroom? Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting nominations for its Teacher of the Year program. Designed to honor and recognize excellent teachers in AUSD, the Teacher of the Year award has in past years gone to a wide range of teachers. These include:   

Water infrastructure planner Helen Rocha will be American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) speaker at the association’s Alameda Branch lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Alameda Hospital, Conference Room A, 2070 Clinton Ave.  

Rocha helps communities make the best use of their existing water infrastructure and supplies and works closely with the engineering program at Sacramento State, serving as a mentor to female engineering students. The cost of the lunch, a selection catered by A.G. Ferrari, is $21. 

On Thursday, Jan. 28, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold his regular “Last-Thursday-of-the-Month Office Hours” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Danube Cafe on Park Street. He will be available to answer questions and or offer comments on city issues. He will also be at the Farmer’s Market at Webster Street and Haight Avenue the following Saturday, Jan. 30. 

Contact Daysog at 747-4726 or tdaysog@alamedaca.gov.

 

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