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Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced the launch of Power Box Art. AMP is coordinating the project with the Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works. Power Box Art will help beautify transformer boxes in the Park Street business area.

AMP invites artists who live or work Alameda to submit art that reflects the way the community can reduce its carbon footprint. Themes include renewable power sources, cleaner transportation, recycling and reusing, shopping in Alameda, supporting local farmers and water and energy conservation. 

The Historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex will screen the original 1954 Japanese film Godzilla on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14, as part of its Classic Film Series. 

Prior to the movie, the theater will team up with Books, Inc. and offer moviegoers the chance to meet August Ragone, author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. The book is a highly visual biography about the visual effects mastermind behind the film. The author has been involved with Japanese film and popular culture on television, radio, in print, online and at film festivals for more than 25 years.

Bowls of Love
The Island City’s organic grocery, Alameda Natural Grocery, will host a cooking demonstration Saturday, April 19, titled “Serving Up a Bowl of Love.” Alameda Chef Meela Shah will be in the store teaching shoppers how to prepare a protein-loaded vegetarian chili. 

Shah has spent the past 16 years teaching how to prepare Indian cuisine. She specializes in using fresh ingredients, exotic herbs and spices with a focus on those with healthful properties.

The demonstration is free to watch and takes place 1 to 3 p.m.

The Easter Bunny brought smiles and delight to last Saturday’s Egg Scramble at Crown Beach. The cutest among the “scramblers” were the ankle biters in the “just learning to walk” category, like these children looking for any goodies that the Easter Bunny just might have left behind. The bright sunny weather brought a large crowd of children, their parents and those just wanting to enjoy watching the children “scramble.” 

Local cellist plays for second time at New York institution

Alameda Community Learning Center sixth-grader Isabelle Brown-Lyden (left), performed the Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G Major by J.S. Bach at Carnegie Hall on March 25. She recently won second place in the American Protégé Competition for Piano and Strings.

Brown-Lyden’s performance marks the second time she has taken the Carnegie Hall stage, and her third New York City performance. 

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