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Last Spirits Stroll of the year! Tickets on sale now! The Downtown Alameda Spirits Stroll is a perfect way to start your holiday celebrations. Sample handcrafted small-batch spirits paired with tasty bites while strolling through the historic district tomorrow evening, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

During the stroll, enjoy live music and art installations brought to you by Rhythmix Cultural Works. Complete the evening at participating restaurants and galleries offering after-stroll specials.

Bay Area Made and Alameda’s Concreteworks teamed up to feature Bay Area craftspeople and makers in a first-of-its-kind hybrid craft market and design showcase Oct. 20. Concreteworks operates at a former steel factory on the Oakland Estuary at Everett Street. The company does high end design and industrial art for businesses.

One year ago, the City Council approved Art in City Hall, a pilot program that for the last year has provided opportunities for professional and emerging Alameda artists and arts organizations to show their works. The goal of the program is to support the local arts community, create a memorable experience for the public, and celebrate Alameda’s diverse history and community. 

Love the idea of group hikes but, hate the pace of big group hikes, have a schedule that doesn’t jive with a group or just don’t want to go where the group goes? Alameda library has the answer.

The Libraries Outside project invites everyone to take part in the first-ever Virtual Group Hike in November, where the only thing “virtual” is the group. National Take-A-Hike Day is observed annually on Saturday, Nov. 17. With more than 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System across the 50 states, there is no lack of opportunity to take a hike.


Young people between the ages of 16 and 25 with enthusiasm and passion for an innovative idea or project can take advantage of a new source of financial support.

The Hunter Brooks Memorial Fund offers grants to young people who have demonstrated a passion and enthusiasm in developing new ideas, especially in fields such as music, the performing arts, computer technology or entrepreneurship.