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A sample from the Alameda Sun ongoing calendar.


  • 7 to 8 p.m. Kundalini Meditation and Shakti Transmission Class. Free admission; donations appreciated. First-time students must register for introductory presentation at 6:20 p.m. Leela Yoga, 1708 Lincoln Ave. (Info, register: amrita@heartofc.org


The Alameda-based West Coast Dance Performers are now preparing for their 45th annual musical song and dance production, “Dance to the Music” under the direction of Marnell Xavier. The production is described as a cavalcade of fluorescent colors, pop tunes and funky fancy footwork. The first performance will be held next Thursday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. and will showcase tiny tots to adults as “Toons On Parade.” Dancers’ experience levels range from four months to professional.

A new type of history presentation titled “For Your Eyes Only: Two Ways of Seeing,” will feature two local experts discussing what they notice in vintage Alameda images. Woody Minor, author of A Home in Alameda and many other books and newspaper stories about Island culture, buildings and history and Grant Ute, author of Alameda by Rail, transit historian and photo archivist at the Western Railway Museum will host. The presenters will show how foreground and background switch, depending on personal interests and knowledge about content cues and context.

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club will host its annual Building Great Futures luncheon, Wednesday, June 13, at Hilton Oakland Airport, 1 Hegenberger Road, featuring Keynote Speaker former United States Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice. 

Make plans to shop, play, eat and learn in Downtown Alameda. The district is alive with several new restaurants (and even more on the way) and fun things to do this summer.