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A particularly enjoyable fundraiser "Ales for ALS Beerfest" pairs locally brewed beers, with food and other fun this Saturday, Aug. 8, 1 to 5 p.m. at Faction Brewing at 2501 Monarch St.

Alameda Women Artists (AWA) has announced their 2015 annual art award contest for female artists is currently underway in the city. Each year AWA presents two talented artists, one adult and one student, awards worth $250 each. Artwork from each recipient will be shown in the AWA Exhibition at the Alameda Museum in October. All young and adult women artists are encouraged to participate.

St. Joseph Basilica’s Knight of Columbus, Council 15965, would like to invite all Catholic men to join the brotherhood to support the parish and the community through various activities and fundraisers. Pope John Paul II referred to the order as "The Right Arm of the Church." The brotherhood hopes to double its membership for the current Columbus year. For more information, contact the rectory at 522-0181.

Stone’s Cyclery hosted a Ride of Remembrance last Sunday to honor the memory of the late Dennis Stone, who owned Stone’s Cyclery on Santa Clara Avenue. Some 180 riders participated in the ride; 110 of posed for this group shot in front of the cyclery, which Stone had owned for 50 years.

Alameda residents Brian and Jennifer Hoskins recently announced the birth of their son, Hunter Thomas Hoskins.

Hunter was born Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 3:01 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Hunter, their first child, was welcomed home by Penny, the Border Collie.

Maternal grandparents are longtime Bay Area residents David and Peggy Ames.

Paternal grandparents are Cap and Judy Hoskins of Louisville, Ken.