The Alameda Post Office swore in a new Postmaster last Friday, March 7, at its 2200 Shore Line Drive location.
Around 8:30 a.m., Danny Sosa raised his right hand and took the official oath of office as postmaster at the Alameda post office branch. Jack Boster, manager of post office operations, administered the official oath.
The USS Hornet Museum will pay tribute to two local veterans of the famed World War II Tuskegee Air Group during its March Living Ship Day. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.
At 1 p.m. the Tuskegee veterans and Tuskegee historian Dave Cunningham will speak, followed by a public meet and greet.
The Hornet Band will perform big band music selections from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
While Alameda’s local schools are friendly rivals for sure, the class presidents representing the student leadership of Alameda, Encinal and St. Joseph high schools have teamed up to hold an affordable prom dress sale. The trio: Emily Rentschler of Encinal, Marisa Woo of Alameda High and Marissa Murphy of St. Joe’s invite students to find affordable dresses and possibly win a free prom ticket just for showing up.
The sale will be held this Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alameda High New Gym at 2200 Central Ave.
Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St., will host the sixth Women in Military History event at noon, Saturday, March 15. The celebration honors the military service of all women of all eras. An honor guard will welcome guests.
Delphine Metcalf-Foster, Disabled American Veterans’ third national junior vice commander and Major Esther C. Sablan, who commands the 129th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Field, will make presentations.
This year, the Have a Heart Gala which benefits Alameda’s Midway Shelter will honor the shelter’s founder, Ginny Krutilek for her 25 years of service. The gala is slated for Saturday, March 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.
Discounted tickets are on sale now through March 15.