All are welcome to join in the National Poetry Month celebration of California’s first Poet Laureate, Ina Coolbrith. The 150th anniversary of her birth and the centenary of her laureateship at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition will be commemorated at an open reading of the Alameda Island Poets First Wednesday poetry event, Wednesday, April 6, at Books Inc. on Park Street 7 to 9 p.m.
Open mic follows at this National Poetry Month Celebration presented by Alameda Island Poets. The event is free and open to the public.
The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors is holding its April Board meeting on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., 3rd Floor. The meeting agenda will be available on the San Francisco Bay Ferry website on Friday, April 1. www.sanfranciscobayferry.com
On Thursday, March 10, members of the city’s Recreation and Park Department took a tour of five current and upcoming park projects. The tour included the aging Encinal Boat Launch Facility, one of the few places in Alameda that offers resident direct and free access to San Francisco Bay.
The Alameda Community Sailing Center (ACSC) is a 501c3, nonprofit, organization, founded in 2013 by a local group of sailing enthusiasts to make sailing available to the Alameda and East Bay communities. The center provides opportunities to participate in sailing and other environmentally friendly activities through access and education. Aside from the team of sailing instructors, ACSC is an all-volunteer run organization.