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The College of Alameda held a Health and Wellness Fair for the public on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a variety of booths including a destressing station. A stage was packed with non-stop singers, dancers, actors and athletes throughout the event. 

Mariner Square Athletic Club and Cafe Muse restaurant head chef and owner Juliet Lockwood coordinated the event, which included several health and wellness instructors from the club and several members donating their time all day. The various booths provided information on health causes.

 

Alameda Arts works with the Alameda Unified School District to bring its programs to the city’s public school community. The program that caters to working families runs from the first day of school to the last, Monday through Friday following the school calendar.

Hazel Seiden and Kate Meade bill themselves as “fun-loving moms” on their website. They teamed up to form Alameda Arts as an after-school arts enrichment program where they can share their love of art and passion for crafts.

 

Alameda’s high-school seniors are working hard on college applications and at the same time families are exploring scholarship and financial aid options. The Benevolent Order of the Elks looks forward to another active year supporting these local students as they apply for the Elks National Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarships. Posters and information on this national scholarship program have been forwarded to all the local high schools.  

 

The Golden State Warriors Community Foundation unveiled two newly refurbished basketball courts at Alameda’s Upper Washington Park at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 29. Hundreds of Alamedans were in attendance. 

The Warriors worked in partnership with the Good Tidings Foundation, Aquafina and the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex to bring the new courts to Alameda. The courts are painted in Warrior blue. The Warriors’ logo now appears at the half-court line and the Alameda Recreation and Parks logo along the sidelines.

 

The Alameda Unified School district website has a wealth of information on helping kids understand the news. Visit www.alameda.k12.ca.us for more tips like these. 

Be understanding. Not everyone responds the same way in times of crisis. It’s common for children experiencing trauma to become more quiet or withdrawn, while others may become irritable or act out. Remember that these are all normal reactions. Respond in a calm and caring way.

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