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As part of her “Stone Soup Events,” Julie Baron of Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden is hosting an evening of women’s poetry Thursday, March 7, featuring the poet Donna Henderson. March is Women’s History Month, so from 7 to 9 p.m., the focus will be on women poets with an open mic after Henderson’s reading. The public is invited to share their own original poetry or read poems by women that have personal significance to the reader. 

 

Many Alameda parents voiced their disapproval of Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) decision to move a class for students with special needs from Lincoln School (LMS) to Wood Middle School (WMS) at the district’s Feb. 26 school board meeting.

Parents of AUSD students and community members signed an open letter to AUSD demanding the district take vigorous efforts to make the district more inclusive for children with special needs.

 

A community town hall on the plight of the city’s homeless is set for Saturday, March 9, followed by a tour of the site of the proposed Alameda Wellness Center.

“Making our Invisible Unhoused Visible — building a community where everyone belongs” will focus on who are Alameda’s homeless, what they experience living here, what services are available to them and how the Wellness Center will help fill some of the need. 

 

Alameda High School (AHS) graduate and National Football League (NFL) hopeful Keelan Doss will participate in the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., this weekend.

Doss, who graduated from AHS in 2014, will be among more than 300 athletes to participate in the seven-day, invite-only event designed for NFL prospects. They will undergo agility skills tests and one-on-one interviews with NFL team personnel. Prospects will also undergo a full health evaluation by NFL doctors. 

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club has created a “STEM Center of Innovation” makerspace through a grant from Disney. This flexible work space is conducive to creative brainstorming and hands-on experimental work with equipment like 3D printers and state-of-the-art computers. The makerspace will enable club members to enhance their digital skills, learn about hardware systems and natural sciences using a do-it-yourself-style of working. Above, club Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller presented the new space to the public at an open house celebration held Monday.

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