Teen News Briefs

creation & Park Department’s (ARPD) Underground Teen Center is a supervised, free drop-in program for all sixth through 12th graders in Alameda. The Underground features big-screen TV and video games, pool table, ping pong and a snack bar. Participants must sign-in and out each day.

Transportation is provided in ARPD vehicles from six Island City middle schools, The cost per ride is $2 or students can purchase a 10-ride punch card for $20. A list of schools is available on the website,

noted below. Participants register before allowed to ride in ARPD vehicles. The center is in Room 170 at 2203 Central Ave. and is open Monday through Friday after school until 5:30 p.m.

Teach at Mastick: Teens Teaching Technology is a collaboration with Mastick Senior Center. Teens will meet at Mastick Senor Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. and assist seniors with their electronic devices. Devices can include, but are not limited to, iPhones, Android smartphones, assorted cell phones, tablets and laptops. Sessions take place the third Thursday of each month, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students in sixth through 12th grades are welcome to register.

Haunted house: The 11th Annual Teen Haunted House is just around the corner. APRD is looking for school clubs, groups and individual teenagers to help plan and run the house, which will be open Friday, Oct. 24, to Sunday, Oct. 26. Planning meetings will get underway in mid-September. Specific meeting and event details will be available soon.

Registrations are taken from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at the ARPD office, 2226 Santa Clara Ave.

More information is at www.alamedaca.gov/recreation.