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Seniors who feel they may be addicted to sweets are invited to attend “Is Sugar a Problem for You?” Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Media Room at Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. Members of HOW-Overeaters Anonymous will offer suggestions and solutions. The session is free for seniors. To register, visit the Mastick office or call 747-7506.


In a phenomenon made popular in the city of Napa, Alameda will enjoy its first-ever Porchfest on the East End this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to come out and hear live music on various porches and other locations on the East End. 

A wide variety of musicians will play at each of the locations for tips and merchandise sales. Guests may stay at one location or visit them all.  

Alameda Hospital will host its 2019 health fair this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will feature free flu shots while supplies last, a bike helmet giveaway for kids 12 and younger, and a variety of health screenings, activities and exhibits for the whole family. 

Alameda Hospital, other service organizations and businesses will provide information and demonstrations dedicated to the health and well-being of the community.

Alameda Hospital is located at 2070 Clinton Ave. To learn more about the health fair, call 814-4362.

East Bay activists deliver petition to Rep. Lee in Alameda

Last Thursday, Oct. 10, activists wearing endangered species masks and carrying colorful signs delivered 500,000 petition signatures supporting the Endangered Species Act to Rep. Barbara Lee’s staff during her congressional office hours at the Alameda Public Library. They include thousands of signatures collected in the Bay Area.

A presentation set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., will discuss an unsung French artist who, though working in the late 1800s, was not an Impressionist. James Tissot’s work often gets overlooked, while the Impressionist movement drives the conversation in art history classes. 

Tissot, who lived from 1836 to 1902, worked in both England and France, enjoying commercial and critical success. Approximately 60 of his works are currently on display at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.