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Oakland-based artist David Burke is exhibiting his ink drawings (one of which is pictured above) on the second floor of the Main library at 1550 Oak St. through Saturday, April 26.

Burke’s ink drawings possess a toxic beauty that celebrate our desire to build, innovate and create. His work pays tribute to the resilience of the natural world and encourages viewers to reconsider our complicated and sometimes convoluted relationship to the environment.

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. 

Host families are needed in Alameda for 17 more students visiting from Spain this summer. A total of 25 students, ranging in age from 13 to 18, will arrive on Monday, June 30, and depart on Monday, July 28.

They are coming through the EMY organization, located in northern Spain. The students will participate in three excursions each week from historical, cultural and entertainment sites including Alcatraz, I Fly, Great America, an Oakland A’s game and more.

Kiwanis Club of Alameda is hosting a pair of Wednesday meetings that feature Lisa Leverton, the volunteer coordinator for Alameda’s Relay for Life, and City Manager John Russo.

Leverton will address the club’s April 16 dinner meeting held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Russo will be on hand for the luncheon meeting the following Wednesday, April 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The meetings are open to the public and feature no-host bars and an optional no-host meals. They are held at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. To learn more, call 764-1472.

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