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Last year the city’s Transportation Commission appointed a subcommittee to identify transit priorities for AC Transit’s Service Expansion Plan. The subcommittee identified three specific priorities.

The Alameda Community Chorus (ACC) will host an open house sing-along on Monday, Feb. 8. The sing-along is part of ACC’s spring session and concert series. ACC is a nonprofit for vocal enthusiasts that provides a platform to enjoy singing. Kathryn Neale Manalo directs ACC’s chorale group. 

ACC also offers an 11-week course that gives lovers of singing an opportunity to celebrate and participate in a learning and performance environment. Auditions are not required. ACC members joyfully sing within many genres of music. 

Students from Encinal Junior and Senior High School will be conducting a parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 to help raise money for numerous student programs at Encinal High School.

Alameda’s Tomorrow Youth Repertory presents Into the Woods Jr., a retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ classics. The show intertwines the plots of several traditional fairy tales, with characters lifted from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Performances are at the Kofman Theater, 2200 Central Ave. Show times are 7 p.m., tomorrow, Friday Jan. 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 and 2 p.m., Sunday Jan. 31. 

Tickets for adults are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Student and senior tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

At 1223 Post St. in Alameda’s East End, a humble Gold Rush-era cottage still stands. It once housed a Norwegian immigrant named Christopher Christensen and his family. Post Street residents Farrah Morin, Safia Pigott and Abby Hayton celebrated the 168th anniversary of the discovery of gold on Jan. 24, 1848, on the steps of this Gold Rush-era cottage. That cottage inspired the Culinary Academy of Post Street to learn about the East End’s Gold Rush heritage. We also sampled Gold Rush grub including one special item first served in 1849 that you can still enjoy today!

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