Island Arts


Parents of children who need to practice reading out loud, or need help with math homework, or having trouble understanding directions of an assignment, have no fear. The Alameda Unified School District, the Alameda Free Library and the Alameda Education Foundation have formed a partnership to offer free help for students with their homework. Help with all subjects for Kindergarten through fifth grade will be available. Local, non-certified, high school student coaches will provide the assistance at the Alameda Free Library. 


The Girls Inc. of the Island City’s, Party! With a Purpose event will raise money for Alameda’s youth while adults enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area. Party! With a Purpose will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral Platia, 4700 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland. The cost is $125 per person, 70 percent of which will directly benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City.


The Unity movement, a New Thought philosophy, is observed its “World Day of Prayer” last Thursday, Sept. 8.

Held annually on the second Thursday in September, World Day of Prayer is a 24-hour Prayer Vigil celebrated at Unity Village in Missouri and in Unity centers and churches around the world.


The Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library turns 10 years old this November. To celebrate this milestone the Friends of the Alameda Free Library would like to gather as many Alameda 10-year olds as possible Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to participate in a group photo to be used for marketing and in media publications.

The picture will be used to advertise the 10th anniversary celebration of the Main Library in local newspapers, on library websites and social media.


Friday, July 29

  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring The Zydeco Flames. Dance lessons at 8. Tickets sold at the door: $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, July 30