The City of Alameda Democratic Club is hosting its seventh annual garden party from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 27. Willie L. Brown, Jr. former San Francisco mayor and former speaker of the California State Assembly will be the keynote speaker. He is scheduled to speak promptly at 1 p.m.

This fundraising event, which will be held at 1004 Paru St., features politicians, good food and drink, as well as a silent auction with many unique items. The club is raising funds to support its 2014 campaign headquarters, Democratic candidates and democratic issues.