Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    The American lobster, a delicacy in its own right, but even more delicious when eating them raises money for firefighters who recently lost their homes in the North Bay fires. Join Alameda’s firefighters for a lobster feed fundraiser tomorrow night.

Friday, Nov. 17

  • 4 to 7 p.m. Lobster Feed. Fundraiser for firefighters who lost homes in North Bay wildfires. Hosted by Alameda firefighters union. Tickets $125. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. TILT. Stand-up comedy and storytelling. Admission $15, includes museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Dance. Featuring Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

Saturday, Nov. 18

  • Noon. Human Billboard Vigil. Weekly demonstration, to express solidarity with all members of community. Bring signs, or hold up pre-made signs. (Intersection of) Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue. (Info: Ruth Smiler, 846-2001) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. “Game Zone.” Hosted by Library Teen Advisory Board. Try out virtual reality headsets, or play board games. Snacks provided. Free admission, teens only. Teens 13 to 18. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, 747-7780)
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric Support Group. Question-and-answer session for prospective members at 2 p.m., general session afterward. All community members welcome. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital. (Info: 522-3700)

Sunday, Nov. 19

  • 7 to 10 a.m. Morning Admiral Tour. Access restricted areas of USS Hornet. Cost $35 general public, $30 members, reservations required. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, reservations: 521-8448)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Holiday Fest” Shopping Expo. Local artists and businesses sell holiday merchandise. Free admission. Held in two locations: Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road; and Harbor Bay Isle Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Road. (Info: 522-9355)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Romeo & Juliet. Family-friendly, modern-day revisioning of Shakespeare’s play, with some walk-on roles for audience volunteers. Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Free admission. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713) 

Monday, Nov. 20 

  • 3 to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Break Movie Screening: Arrival. Free admission, refreshments served. Teens only (13 to 18.) Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Hallie Fields, 747-7780) 
  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. Licensed attorneys provide free legal assistance. Names drawn by lottery at 5:45 p.m. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Blood Drive. Sponsored by VF Corporation Outdoor and the American Red Cross. Registration preferred. VF campus, 2701 Harbor Bay Pkwy. (Info, registration: redcrossblood.com) 
  • 6:30 p.m. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 400, Monthly Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 814-0522) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Alameda Stamp Club. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: John Kofranek, jakmjos@comcast.net)

Wednesday, Nov. 22

  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. Grief Support Group. Women’s Health Center, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: Rev. Mark Estes 925-737-0203) 

Thursday, Nov. 23

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. Free admisson and meal, open to all community members. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-7200)

Friday, Nov. 24

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Post-Thanksgiving Holiday Fun.” Play with animals, make arts and crafts. Free admission. Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187)
  • 6 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities commemorate Black Friday and start of holidays. Santa House opening 11 a.m., carolers at 2 p.m., jazz concert 4 p.m. Center Court, South Shore Center. (Info: alamedasouthshore center.com)
  • 9 p.m. Annual Post-Thanksgiving Zydeco Dance. Featuring Motordude Zydeco. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855) 

 

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