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Locals can learn about methods of restoring ocean health from sustainability expert Damian Mason at a free event this Sunday, May 27. The talk will take place at Blue Endeavors at South Shore Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Mason will discuss on ocean regeneration, marine permaculture and sustainable kelp Farms. 

Mason has been helping Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) with its new Climate Action Plan (CAP); which looks to include biological carbon sequestration strategies for Alameda’s soils and parks and San Francisco Bay.

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Registration for “Reading Takes You Places,” the free 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Alameda Free Library, begins Friday, June 1. Created to encourage reading as well as life-long learning, this eight-week free program is open to all ages. No library card required.

Readers are invited to “Family Fun Day,” the Summer Reading Program kickoff event at the Main Library on Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fun Day will feature games, crafts and a circus-comedy performance by Coventry & Kaluza. 

As a local historian, the prospect of seeing the vibrant amusement palace that once stood in Alameda, Neptune Beach, brought back to life is a dream come true. Myself and hundreds of other Alameda residents and visitors to Crab Cove realized that dream this weekend, thanks to Rhythmix Cultural Works’ Island City Waterways. 

From bathing beauties to bare-handed boxers, from Alameda’s Mermaid Nellie Schmidt to the Dragon Queen of the Ocean herself, the roving mixture of music, poetry, dance and history proved a dynamic, mesmerizing performance.

This summer, the Alameda Police Department (APD) will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Alameda. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with local law enforcement agencies to distribute free Slurpee coupons to children and teens through its popular Operation Chill community program.

This year, 7-Eleven once again donated coupons that will be distributed throughout the summer months across the Island.

Long-time residents, recent arrivals, and Island visitors alike enjoyed all that Downtown Alameda has to offer this past weekend at the 18th annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival. The district was packed as festival attendees made their way up and down the street sipping beer, wine or mimosas. 

Children of all ages enjoyed the multitude of games, rides and activities in the Kids Zone along Alameda Avenue. Many folks were grateful to Alamedan Jim Parodi for programming the new Alameda Stage with local talent.