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Pipe-A-Thon to fight cancer at several local bars tonight

The sounds of Auld Lang Syne on the bagpipes will ring through 18 Alameda bars this evening thanks to the ambitious fundraising efforts of East Bay resident Andy MacKay.

“Tonight is the most exciting night of the year back home in Scotland,” MacKay said. “I’d like to share this excitement with fellow Alamedans and Bay Area folk.” 

Patrons seated themselves under a canopy between rows of crops at Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) farm to celebrate the fifth annual "Urban Farm Table" fundraising luncheon on Sunday, May 17. A guitar and stringed bass duo provided musical ambience from within a nearby thicket of blossoming passion fruit vines. Bees went about their business from teeming beehives clinging to the branches of a fruit tree in the farm orchard. It was an earthy affair.

The most important fundraiser of the year for the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter can also be a ton of fun for dogowners and their pets. The third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for this Sunday, June 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal on Bay Farm Island. The community-wide animal celebration features a mile-long walk on San Francisco Bay, entertainment, pet contests, exhibitions and more. Walkers who collect pledges for donations will be eligible for prizes.

The Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015 has announced its “Shaken, Not Stirred” charity fundraiser will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit many East Bay community programs.

For the second year, Alameda Civic Ballet has joined Trabocco Kitchen & Cocktails at South Shore Center for a fundraiser. On Monday, Jan. 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday patrons can come for lunch or dinner (or anything in between), mention the ballet and Trabocco will donate 10 percent of your bill to Alameda Civic Ballet.

This fundraiser raised a significant amount last year, and we hope you can help us again this year. Reservations at the restaurant are recommended; call 521-1152.

Several local bands will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at McGee’s Bar & Grill this Saturday, Aug. 8, in an effort to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training.

The East Bay Rocks fundraiser will feature: The Saloons, Nate Jones & the Sloe Slippers, The Jilters, Rust & Whiskey and more.

The event will also feature a raffle, food and drink and other fun at the bar known for its rotating menu at 1645 Park St. Sponsors include Sparkle Athletic and the Oakland Zoo.

In the wake of the arson fires in Alameda that occurred on Sept. 28, local small business owners, Joe Dalipe of Island Print Express and Christopher Tam of All Good Living have put their own operations on hold in order to give back to the community.

Dalipe and Tam created the Alameda Relief Fund and have been integral in rallying the community to help out the victims of the fire.

The Alameda Babe Ruth League is holding a fundraiser dinner to support Alameda’s youth baseball teams.

“Grandpa Joe’s Pasta and Tri-tip Dinner” will be a five-hour event that will take place this Saturday, July 12, at the Alameda Elks Lodge located at 2255 Santa Clara Ave. Guests will be treated to a pasta and tri-tip dinner. There will also be a silent auction at the event. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door. 

The sight of professional tennis players clad in pink, a barbecue to the side, a raffle and participants with smiles all around marked the success of the first Rally for the Cure at the Harbor Bay Club. 

University of California, Davis, graduate and professional tennis player Chris Aria organized this fundraiser on Saturday, May 31, with the support of the nonprofit Susan G. Komen Foundation.  

Bay Area natives Jessie Stewart and Rei Esaka were the big winners at the See Jane Run Half-Marathon and 5K race last Sunday, June 22 in Alameda. 

The 29-year-old Stewart blew through her competition completing the half-marathon course in 1:21:52, on her way to winning the race. San Francisco resident Michelle Meyer came in second place with a time of 1:25:38, while Oakland resident Flora Lai came in third place with a time of 1:27:41.

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