Dylan Leung, Taylan Mao and Grace Zang excitedly prepare to perform for the annual Holiday Home Tour, on Saturday, Dec. 9, sponsored by the Alameda Family Services
League. The event includes a gift boutique at the Alameda Elks Lodge, open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The young pianists are students from Carolyn Queener and Katy Stephan’s studio, and will carry on a tradition of entertaining shoppers while helping the Alameda
Fans of Nancy Mongerson and Darleen Sherman — two retired Alameda Unified School District teachers who have collaborated on five children’s books — will have an opportunity to meet the authors, purchase books and have them signed at the Holiday Fest at Temple Israel, Sunday, Nov. 19.
The authors use their love of children’s literature and knowledge of multilevel curriculum-based instructional lessons from their combined experience of 64 years in the classroom as their inspiration.
At the Oct. 17 City Council meeting, Councilmembers approved “Art in City Hall,” which allows professional and emerging Alameda artists and arts organizations to display works on the walls of City Hall. City staff will run the program for one year with the goal of supporting the local arts community, creating a memorable experience for the public and celebrating Alameda’s diverse history and community. Applications are open now for artists to apply to have their work displayed in Alameda’s seat of government.