Feature Articles

The Alameda Welfare Council will hosts its 86th Annual Summer Faire “The Stars of Alameda” from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at the Albert H. DeWitt Club, the O Club, 641 West Red Line Ave. 

Tickets are $50 each and include a noontime lunch catered by Asena. Proceeds benefit nonprofits that serve the residents of Alameda. Arrive early to shop at the home and garden boutique, the country kitchen and the jewelry booths.  Silent auction items will also be available. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20.

After its meeting last Thursday, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Commission agreed to make an effort to restore the Isabelle Clark-donated bench at the south end of Jackson Park. The commission heard from a group of residents dedicated to preserving the bench. 

For the past month, a group of teenage artists have been hard at work at the Alameda Free Library. The teens designed and painted an entire mural themselves, despite having no prior mural experience.

Teen Librarian Matt Conciatori at the Alameda Free Library and Alameda High School art teacher Margaret Morrissey helped guide the project.

The artists, their families and the library will hold an unveiling ceremony this Sunday, June 22, at the Main Library Branch at 11 a.m.

The branch is located at 1550 Oak St.

Alameda residents Elaine Farge (left) and Marlene Getz took the Alameda Sun with them to Cambodia and Vietnam recently to participate in a multi-faceted mission trip planned by a non-profit called Cambodian Child’s Dream Organization (www.cambodianchildsdream.org).

This summer Franklin Park will host four free concerts featuring classical music by The Alameda Music Project that are open to the public.

The Alameda String Academy will present three Saturday lunchtime concerts, featuring music from Dvorak, Mozart, Vivaldi and Boccherini, along with pre-concert musical crafts and an opportunity for children and adults to try their hands at playing a stringed instrument.