Island Arts

Bestselling author and the founder and co-editor of Inquiring Mind, Wes "Scoop" Nisker will visit the United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave., this Satuday, Aug. 22, for a day of meditation. He will use classic Buddhist meditation techniques and discuss and present both new and traditional Buddhist views of self and reality.

Nisker’s presentation, "How To Be An Earthling, Wes Nisker on Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science," will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Alameda Free Library presents Kumar Fanse’s Colors of India. Fanse’s work captures the beauty of the land and its people. The exhibition provides a sample of what is there to see and experience in India. Fanse has lived in Alameda since 1971. He works with watercolor, oil on canvas and gauche on dry leaves and tree bark.

Alameda’s Tomorrow Youth Repertory in association with Alameda Children’s Musical Theatre will present Seussical the Musical this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. Suessical debuted on Broadway in 2000. The story is based on characters and scenarios from the enormously popular books and beloved characters of Dr. Suess.

Violet Grayson Lawton has written a delightful book called In the Village of Lonsdale. It is a collection of short remembrances of her family spanning almost 50 years. These are the tales most repeated around the kitchen table when members of a family gather and

remember the stories that belong to the heart of the family.

Not every family is lucky enough to have their stories recorded for future family members. I wonder what stories might have been told about my own great-great grandmothers, but because nobody wrote them down I don’t have them to talk about.

Above, the horn section for the Bob Claire Orchestra performs at a prior Crab Cove Concert. Alameda’s own Soulstice performing its unique brand of reggae music will headline the last free family-friendly outdoor concert of the year set for Friday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m. Local Alameda family band The Barefoot Quales, pictured at right, comprised of (left to right) Teo, 9; Miles, 11; Maria; Niko, 6; and Christopher, will play during the concert’s intermission.

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