American Oak Restaurant will host “Lemonade4Life,” a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), from Saturday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 4. During the weeklong event the restaurant will sell fresh-squeezed pink lemonade and donate the proceeds to BCRF. Lemonade will be sold for a suggested donation of $5, however, additional donations may be made in the restaurant or at give.bcrf.org/AOLemonade4life. The event will kick off during the Downtown Alameda Art and Wine Faire with a lemonade stand in front of the restaurant during regular dining hours.
The first-ever block party in association with National Night Out will be held in the Fernside District on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The party will take place on Northwood Drive at the large intersection with Lincoln Avenue.
The construction of Jean Sweeney Park is progressing. The Alameda Rotary Club-sponsored picnic pavilion has now been installed. Drone videos of the progress are available at www.sweeneyopenspacepark.org/video/drone_flight_list.html. Watch for an announcement for two public tours of the park coming in early August.
Island City plays host to Obon Festival, Radio Day
Above, students in her dance group, dressed in similar kimonos, passed by choreographer Michisuya Hanayagi as she led the Bon Odori dance at last Saturday’s Obon Festival at the Buddhist Temple, 2325 Pacific Avenue. Hanayagi is a sensei, a master of her art.
Former Alameda Council-member and candidate for the City Council in November, Tony Daysog, and several Alameda officials will meet with a judge on Aug. 2 to settle the wording of the ballot question concerning the Rent Stabilization charter amendment on the November ballot.