Local News in Brief

Local News in Brief

Veterans Events Slated on USS Hornet

The USS Hornet Museum is hosting multiple events on Veterans’ Day and the following weekend.
On Nov. 13, the USS Hornet is partnering with the Sino American Heritage Foundation, the Sino-American Friendship City Association and the US-Sino Friendship Association for a photo exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Flying Tigers (America’s Second World War air defense of China). Co-sponsors include the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in SF, China Low Altitude Flight Club (Overseas Department), US-China Peace and Friendship Promotion Committee and Honorary Chairman, General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (Ret.). The exhibition will be open all day.
On Nov. 14, the USS Hornet will partner with Sea Valor to host a day focused on Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) support and information with vendors, service providers, a panel and more. This is part of the USS Hornet’s efforts to provide education and information to every one who is struggling with or experiencing from PTS.
All of these exhibits and events are no additional charge over normal admission. The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum is located at 707 West Hornet Ave.

County Grants for the Arts Available

The Alameda County Arts Commission has announced the 2022 ARTSFUND Grant Program for Alameda County-based non profit arts organizations.
The grant program supports all types of arts programs such as dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature, media arts and other art forms presented by Alameda County nonprofit organizations. Last year’s ARTSFUND program awarded grants to 82 nonprofit organizations throughout Alameda County.
The Arts Commission staff will present three webinars to assist organizations in preparing their grant application. The online workshops will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. Workshops are free, open to the public, and reservations are not required.
For details about how to join the webinars and to learn more about the ARTSFUND Grant Program visit the Alameda County Arts Commission website at www.acgov.org/arts (click on Programs). The Arts Commission staff can also be reached by email at artscommission@acgov.org or by phone at 510-208-9646.
Standard grant awards are $1,000 to $2,500 each. The application deadline is Feb. 8, 2022. Funding for the ARTSFUND Grant Program is provided by the County of Alameda, individual contributions submitted with County property tax payments, and donations to the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County.

Alameda Scouts Will Pick Up Donated Food Saturday

Alameda Scouts will pick up food donations for the Alameda Food Bank left out by 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. The food will be sorted at three local churches, boxed and taken to the food bank’s Alameda Point distribution center during the course of the day.
“We can make best use of unexpired cereal, coffee, tea, condiments, spices, soup, ramen, crackers, non-dairy milk, gluten free items and international foods,” says AFB Executive Director Cindy Houts. Food in glass containers cannot be accepted.
“As helpful as food donations are, cash donations actually go further,” says Houts. “For each $1 donated, we can use purchase $7 worth of nutritious food for our clients.” Island residents can donate to the food bank online at www.alamedafoodbank.org.