Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    The Alameda International Film Festival kicks off Alameda Film Week with seven days of free classic film with Night of the Living Dead – a 50th Anniversary Screening. The 97-minute film will be screened at Rhythmix Cultural Works Friday, Oct. 26.

Friday, Oct. 19

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale Preview. More than 20,000 gently used books and media for sale. Proceeds benefit Alameda library programs. $5 admission, cash or check only. Al DeWitt Officer’s Club. 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info:  www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 6:30 p.m. Alameda Community Fund annual fundraiser dinner. Raise money for community grants. Cocktail hour, dinner (prime rib and salmon cooked by Jim Franz) and dancing from 8:30 to 10 p.m. with live music from the Franz-Nichols Band. Tickets $50 each. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Tickets, info: Ed Kofman, 909-4444, www.alamedacommunityfund.org/donate-2)
  • 8:30 p.m. Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys perform Zydeco and Creole music. Starts with dance lesson. $20. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale. More than 20,000 gently used books and media for sale. Proceeds benefit Alameda library programs, cash or check only. Free admission. Al DeWitt Officer’s Club. 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Where Craft Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase.” Presented by Bay Area Made. More than 40 Bay Area Made member companies, craftspeople and makers host craft market, tour of former steel factory on the estuary. Free admission. Register at www.bayareamade-where-craft-meets-innovation.eventbrite.com. Concreteworks, 2033 Everett St. (Info: jason@bayareamade.us, www.bayareamade.us/event/craft-meets-innovation-market-showcase)
  • 2 p.m. The Comedy of Errors San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare On Tour group performs. One-hour version of original play, complete with sets, costumes, music and audience participation. Free admission, sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. No registration necessary. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Noon to 4 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale. More than 20,000 gently used books and media for sale. Clearance sale $4 per bag, $5 per box. Proceeds benefit Alameda library programs. Cash or check only. Free admission. Al DeWitt Officers’ Club. 641 West Red Line Ave. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • 7 p.m. “All Things Glass: Restoration and Conservation.” Presentation by stained-glass expert Joan Di Stefano. Hosted by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS). Free for AAPS members; $5 for non-members. Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave. (Info: 479-6489, www.alameda-preservation.org)
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Marvelous Monarchs!” Learn the latest about monarch butterfly migration and how to help the species. Libraries Outside presents Naturalist Susan Ramos of the East Bay Regional Park District speaking on the annual Monarch butterfly count. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Tuesday, Oct. 23

  • 1 p.m. “Medicare and the Annual Enrollment Period” Presentation by the Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Teen Pumpkin Study Hall. Study and work with different groups in the Stafford Room. Taste test pumpkin spice treats. Open to teens ages 13 to 18. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Microsoft Office” Introduction to Microsoft Office with focus on Microsoft Word. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration required: 747-7709)

Thursday, Oct. 25

  • 7 to 9 p.m. State and Regional Ballot Measure Forum. Learn the pros and cons of State and Regional measures on the Nov. 6 ballot. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Phoenix Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: www.LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html)

Friday, Oct. 26

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Native Plant Workshop. Learn how to plant and maintain California native plants to reduce water usage, improve the environment, support animals and preserve a unique California heritage. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, www.ploughsharesnursery.org)
  • 8:30 p.m. The Zydeco Flames and Halloween costume contest. Starts with dance lesson, contest at 10:30 p.m. for cash prizes. $18. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s (ARPD) 15th annual Teen Haunted House, presented by Alameda middle and high school students. This year’s theme: “Wild West Ghost Town.” South Shore Center, Otis Drive and Park Street. Choose “scary” or “less- scary” option. $5 per person 17 years and younger; $7 per person 18 years and older. Recommended for children five years and older. Cash only, bills $20 and smaller, payable at the door. All proceeds benefit the Alameda Youth Committee and ARPD Teen Programs. Additional donations accepted. (Info: 747-7529, www.alamedaca.gov/recreation)

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