Island Arts

Alameda Main Library (AML) is hosting a handful of interesting events next month readers may find interesting.

National Novel Writing Month

To support the Alameda Civic Ballet, Café Jolie is offering a dinner tonight for $35 that includes soup du jour or house salad; 4 oz. filet, roast chicken or salmon; dessert (vanilla gelato or beignets).

There are two seatings available, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Seating is indoors or outdoors with heat lamps, and there will be live jazz music.

Classic cartoons — from Bugs Bunny to Walt Disney — have provoked laughter in audiences of all ages with their ridiculous antics for decades. Close your eyes, however, and you’ll notice just how much the music adds to your enjoyment of these mini-masterpieces.

The Alameda County Arts Commission has recognized Susan Dunn, an Alameda resident active in supporting the arts, with the 2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. The award is presented in conjunction with California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month of October.

The Board of Supervisors recognized Dunn for the time she devotes to supporting and providing arts and cultural community activities in Alameda. In the past two years she has held leadership positions with three arts organizations Alameda and has served as the staff historian for the Altarena Playhouse.

The Alameda Women Artists (AWA) have recently announced the winners of their 2015 AWA Annual Art Awards. Aimee Bray won in the adult category and Olivia Lebo-Planas won in the youth category. They will each receive a cash award.

Their work will be displayed at the 22nd Annual Alameda Women Artists exhibition held at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave. Oct. 10 through 31. A silent auction will accompany the exhibition’s opening reception this Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 to 3 p.m. A closing reception and silent auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 1 to 3 p.m.

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