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The Easter Bunny brought smiles and delight to last Saturday’s Egg Scramble at Crown Beach. The cutest among the “scramblers” were the ankle biters in the “just learning to walk” category, like these children looking for any goodies that the Easter Bunny just might have left behind. The bright sunny weather brought a large crowd of children, their parents and those just wanting to enjoy watching the children “scramble.” 

Girls Inc. of the Island City presents feminist writers, activists, and educators Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl sharing their latest installment in the New York Times-bestselling series “Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Ages 10+),” 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, Books Inc., 1344 Park St. A portion of the sales will benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City. For more information call Books Inc., 522-2226.

 

This Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the fourth year of the Alameda Spelling Bee. The contest to prove the best student speller in town takes place at 9 a.m. at Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., and is open to Alameda students in grades 4 through 9.

The top spellers receive trophies courtesy of Alameda Awards & Recognition and sponsorship to county-level competition courtesy of the Alameda Elks Lodge. 

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Sherman Lee (back row, fifth from right) posed with participants in his free basketball clinic last Saturday.

About ten kids from Alameda were able to take part in the "Defend the Rim" basketball clinic last Saturday, July 12, at the Parrot Village apartments on the 1800 block of Wood Street.

The clinic was taught by Alameda native and longtime basketball coach Sherman Lee. Lee has been involved in coaching all sports in Alameda for more than 30 years now. He has organized dozens of youth basketball clinics including ones at Alameda and Encinal High.

Residents were treated to a variety of entertainment as part of the city of Alameda’s Earth Day Festival in Washington Park last weekend. Above, a youngster pedals his way to a sustainably produced smoothie, while other children enjoyed bean-bag tosses, other games, giveaways and prizes. Below, the Committee for a Sustainable Alameda, asked this question of people at the event: What are you doing to make every day Earth Day? Staff members of the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department organize the annual event.