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In exchange for a donation of school supplies, shredding services will be available as part of Bank of Marin’s Alameda Community "Shred Day" on Friday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event supports the local "Equipped 4 Success" (E4S) school supply drive.

The public may bring up to five boxes of paper documents for shredding to the Bank of Marin branch located at 2130 Otis Drive. Please also bring at least one package of new school supplies, such as pens, pencils, crayons, paper, glue and notebooks to be donated to the E4S Drive.

Alameda’s Tomorrow Youth Repertory in association with Alameda Children’s Musical Theatre will present Seussical the Musical this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. Suessical debuted on Broadway in 2000. The story is based on characters and scenarios from the enormously popular books and beloved characters of Dr. Suess.

Island City gardeners looking for a way to fit some more fruit trees in their yards will benefit from an Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) discussion set for Monday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"Gardening on the Up and Up: Vertical Gardening Techniques for Growing Fruits and Vegetables" with speaker Claire Span will present on how to use vertical space to increase and diversify a garden’s production.

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 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.