Local Events Around Town: Saturday, Oct. 8 to Oct. 22

Local Events Around Town: Saturday, Oct. 8 to Oct. 22

Saturday, Oct. 8
Lotería! at the Alameda Free Library — In person, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Alameda Main Library (1550 Oak St.)

Free, all ages. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Alameda Free Library with a game of Lotería! Lotería is a traditional Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, but using traditional images on a deck of cards. More info: childref@alamedaca.gov or call 510-747-7705.

Alameda Pride 5K Fun Run/Walk — In person, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Alameda Elks Lodge (2255 Santa Clara Ave.)
Free, all ages. This year’s event will not be timed. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a goodie bag. Bottled water provided. Fun and colorful outfits are encouraged! More info: www.alamedapride.com/events.

Alameda Pride in the Park — In person, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Chochenyo Park (2430 Encinal Ave.)
Free, all ages. This family-friendly event will feature live music, vendors, food, beer & wine, and children’s activities. More info: www.alamedapride.com/events.

Sunday, Oct. 9
Blessing of the Animals — In person, 11 a.m.; First Presbyterian Church of Alameda (2001 Santa Clara Ave.)
Free, all ages. Bring your pets to church service. All are welcome to bring their pet to be blessed. More info: contact the church office at 510-522-1477.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Get Happy with the Oakland Roots — In person, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Oakland Roots training facility (1150 Harbor Bay Parkway)
Free, Age 21 and over. Join the Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance for a happy hour event with the Oakland Roots professional soccer organization. Learn about their new practice facility and what they have planned for the community. To register: www.business.alamedachamber.com/events/register/2338.

Saturday, Oct. 22
WITCHFEST 2022 — In person, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Al Fresco Dining Park (1435 Webster St.)
Free all ages. Witchfest 2022 is a celebration of Samhain Sabbat, aka Halloween, featuring art, vendors, music, speakers, food, kids’ crafts, holistic practitioners, food & drinks in Alameda. The event is free, but visitors asked to VIP. Food trucks and drinks provided by Fireside Lounge.
More info: www.eventbrite.com/e/witch-fest-2022-tickets-424494794357.