News Briefs

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.

On Saturday, Jan. 23, Jesse and Jessie Lee James joyfully celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Bayport Community Center. The James family has lived in Alameda for more than 65 years and raised their seven children and cared for 10 grandchildren here. Their children, grand- and great-grandchildren from Alameda, Mexico, Los Angeles and West Virginia attended the celebration, along with more than 50 friends from Alameda, Central and Southern California. Jesse, 94 said in excitement, “I cannot wait for number 71.”

Alameda Fire Captain Sharon Oliver will be conducting a community presentation open to all Alameda residents on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, located at 1201 Grand St. at the corner of Encinal Avenue. 

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude around 7:30 p.m. 
A question-and-answer period has been scheduled for the end of the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided and child care will be available for residents who require such assistance. 

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. 

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