News in Brief

News in Brief

Marrow Registry this Weekend

Gallagher & Lindsey Realtors is hosting “Team Joey Marrow Registry Drive.” Donor registration and swabbing will take place this Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallagher & Lindsey’s office, 2424 Central Ave. 

The company hopes to find a marrow transplant donor for Joey LoParo, 27, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. His aunt died of the same disease the year he was born. Joey’s parents, Joe and Laura LoParo, are Realtors at Gallagher & Lindsey. 

“We invite anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 to stop by and see if they are a candidate to help Joey,” said Gallagher & Lindsey broker Michael Studebaker. “We will also have an information table at the Park Street Spring Festival.” 

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Alameda Community Chorus at Kofman Tomorrow Night

The Alameda Community Chorus will perform “A Choral Bouquet” just in time for Mother’s Day. The chorus will entertain you tomorrow, Friday, May 8, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. under the direction of Kathryn Neale-Manalo.

The concert highlights local talent of all ages. ACC will showcase local composers Janis Dunson Wilson and John Niec, who will also conduct the chorus. The evening’s entertainment features Jennifer Morrill on flute and Dale Tsang on piano.

The Alameda Music Project, a young choral and violin group, that is part of an after-school music program at Maya Lin Elementary School, will also perform. The choir is under the direction of Joshua Boronkay. Max Manzanarez directs the violin group. 

“Alameda Community Chorus wants to be an integral part of local music and we are so pleased to have the opportunity to showcase the talent in our community,” said Neale-Manalo. 

There will be a raffle at the performance to raise money for ACC classes and performance scholarships. ACC welcomes enrollment through the Alameda Recreational and Parks Department with classes held at Alameda High School. ACC offers scholarship and performance opportunities, while welcoming singing enthusiasts ages 13 and up. To learn how to volunteer with ACC call 522-3842.