Local Happenings

Courtesy photo Gary Moore’s exhibition of original artwork: Reclaimed Surfaces has been held over for another month at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden. Moore’s “Dogwoods Table,” an acrylic on found object painting is an example of the works on display. Meet the artist at a reception set for tomorrow night.

 

Friday, July 8

  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. HIV and Hep C Testing: Free and confidential testing and support referrals. For information and location, call Alameda Family Services, 629-6300. 
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Evening Concert at the Cove: Free concert featuring Carne Cruda performing Latin surf music. Co-sponsored by the Alameda Rotary Club and the East Bay Regional Park District. Family activities on the deck begin at 4:30; food and beverages will be available for purchase. Additional concert: Friday, Aug. 12. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Story Time from Tales of the Arabian Nights: Dressing up is encouraged; refreshments served. Free for kids and adults of all ages. The Old Bazaar, Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St. (Info: 910-3922) 
  • 6 to 9 p.m. Opening Reception: Celebrate the opening of Figure & Field, a show of painting and collage by artists Helen S. Cohen, Sara Emsaki, Edith Hillinger and Tosha Stimage. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org)
  • 7 p.m. The Usual Suspects: Free film screening. 18 and older. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Artists Reception: Celebrate the extension of the show Reclaimed Surfaces, an exhibit of paintings by Gregory Moore. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Dance lessons at 8. Tickets sold at the door: $18. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 

Saturday, July 9

  • 9 a.m. “EBRPD Guided Shoreline Walk”: Explore Crab Cove to Crown Beach; walk along the Bay Trail from Crab Cove to Grand Street and back with stops of interest along the way. (Info: 747-7529 or www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Picnic: Inaugural event of the East Bay Hearing Loss Association of America. Crab Cove, picnic area, foot of McKay Ave. (Info: Susan Jeffries, nemesia2121@gmail.com)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Alameda Point Site Tour: View the former Alameda Naval Air Station on a bus tour that will stop at several clean-up sites. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes; bring a hat and sunscreen. Building 1, 950 W. Mall Square. (Reservations required: 302-6232)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. House Tour: Last tour starts at 3. Admission: $5. Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.
  • 2 p.m. “Stop Playing Candyland!”: Members of the Alameda Board Gamers will teach adults new games to play with the family. Free for adults. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Things That Fly.” Learn About local feathered friends, then learn what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 8 p.m. Holiday Sale & Open House: Glass blower demonstrations, meet the artists, tour the studio. Glass Hand Studio, 2527 Clement Ave. Unit C. (Info: 415-260-8590) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 8 p.m. “Elect to Laugh 2016”: Featuring Will Durst. Tickets: $20, in advance; $25, at the door. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org

Sunday, July 10

  • 10 a.m. to noon: “Ride on 2 Wheels”: Learn to ride a 2-wheel bike. Bring your bike, helmet. All ages welcome; minors require parental support. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info, RSVP required: 522-0070) 
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Low Tide Exploration: Find out what lives in the mud and on the rocky shore. Wear mud boots and old clothes. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 1 to 2 p.m. National Ice Cream Day: Start the celebration early by learning about a special marine ingredient hidden in ice cream then stay around for a hand-cranked treat. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 2 p.m. “Notes for Nourishment”: Featuring Palestinian oud master Naser Musa and pianist Donna Stoering. Fourth in the 2by2 Sundays series of informal concerts. Free to the public; donations accepted to benefit Welcome the Stranger, an Alameda-based organization aiding refugee families. St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 540-8136)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Things That Fly.” Learn About local feathered friends, then learn what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 7 p.m. Chamber Music Concert: Featuring Trio Trouve, piano, cello and flute, performing works of Haydn, Poulenc and others. Free to the public. Cardinal Point, 2431 Mariner Square Drive. (Info: 337-1033) 

Monday, July 11

  • 11 a.m. Teddy Bear Picnic: Bring your lunch, a blanket and your Teddy and listen to stories while you eat. Presented by the Alameda Free Library. Tillman Park, 220 Aughinbaugh Way. (Info: 747-7705)
  • 6:30 p.m. Alameda Library Book Club: Read any book by Bill Bryson. Free to the public. Family Study Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7730) 
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Potluck: Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Bring food or drink to share; prepare for garden talk and hear an update on the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Free to the public. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org or www.rhythmix.org
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500)
  • 7:30 p.m. Encinal Parlor, #156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting; discussion of environmental and restoration projects and veterans’ welfare. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com)

Tuesday, July 12

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Mission to Outer Space!” Outdoor exploration and a theme-related craft for children 3 to 5 and an adult. Fee: $5. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 888-327-2757)
  • 7:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education: Meeting. Rectory Room, St. Barnabas Parish Center, 1427 Sixth St. (Info: Cath Sullivan, 865-3051) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Writers West: Meeting. New and experienced writers and their manuscripts are welcome. Includes a short discussion on writing. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: 522-9028 or www.writerswest.org)  

Wednesday, July 13

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • Noon: Disabled American Veterans, Alameda Chapter 8: Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 865-6372)
  • n 6 p.m. Mastick Movie Matinee: Room. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 6:30 p.m. My Way to Olympia: PBS/POV documentary screening. Free to the public. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Thursday, July 14

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP Driver Safety: Second of two sessions of a program designed for motorists 50 and older. Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506)
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meeting sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 482-8700)
  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation: Take a tour and learn about the center and the schedule of activities. Includes lunch. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Pre-registration required: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m.  Mastick Movie Matinee: Room. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 2 p.m. Drop-In Crafts: Free. Bay Farm Island Branch Library, 3221 Mecartney Road. (Info: 747-7787) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Office Hours: Staffers from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office will be available. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday Crafts: Free for children 4 to 8. West End Branch Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767)
  • 4 to 8 p.m. “TGIT: Shondaland”:  Watch a TED talk with Shonda Rhimes, followed by episodes of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. Drop in anytime. Adults only. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713)
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. Single Sailors Association: Dinner meeting for single people interested in sailing. Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd., Suite 151. (Info: 332-9380 or www.singlesailors.org)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Quilt Guild: Meeting. Open to all who are interested in quilting; $5 donation at the door. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Terry, 521-2995)  
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. “Rhythmix Beatles Bingo”: 10 rounds of Bingo: $25. Live entertainment and songs. Doors open at 6:30. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org