Chapin Street recalls Samuel Austin Chapin who owned a tract of land in Alameda that bore his family’s name. Early maps show the tract cheek-on-jowl with the Mastick Tract, which centered on the San Francisco and Alameda Railroad’s Mastick Station near today’s Lincoln Avenue and Constitution Way. Chapin lived in San Francisco for a time and trusted attorney Edwin Mastick with his legal affairs. When Chapin passed away in 1890, Mastick served as one of the will’s executors.
Mastick Senior Center is hosting a multi-media art exhibit featuring art created by members participating in the various classes offered at the center. Included in the exhibit are writings, drawings, paintings, stained glass, ceramics, jewelry, quilts and mixed-media pieces.
The exhibit is displayed throughout the lobby-wing and is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Mastick Office at 747-7506.
Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., will host an open house and resource fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26. This is the fourth year of this event that showcases some of the work done by Mastick members.
The fair also gives all adults and working seniors a chance to receive information regarding the programs offered at the center. Local organizations will be on hand providing information relating to health care, transportation, safety, meals and general well-being.
Opportunities for the 50-plus community abound at Mastick Senior Center to further their creative skills. Mastick holds stained glass, creative writing, drawing, painting, ceramics, quilting, beaded jewelry design, graphic arts and other classes.
Artists from these classes will display their works in the center’s lobby starting Wednesday, Feb. 12, when a reception will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
Mastick’s Multimedia Art Exhibit runs through June 11 and is open to the public. The Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board hosts the event.
The City of Alameda Democratic Club will host a talk by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan at Alameda Hospital, Conference Room A, 2070 Clinton Ave.
Chan will discuss the county’s "New War on Poverty," and cover the effect the latest recession on state and federal budgets has had on the community. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8; it is free and open to the public.