Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy DABA   More than 400 classic cars will line Park Street this Saturday for the annual Classic Car Show. New this year is “EV Alley” featuring electric vehicles.

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • 9 a.m. “Munchkinville.” Alameda Walks examines the history of the area, debunks urban myths and discusses the houses of Tregloan Court and environs. Tour guides: Alameda Sun publishers Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Edison School, corner of Lincoln and Versailles avenues. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m “Daylong Meditation Retreat.” Daylong meditation practice session hosted and led by Alameda Sangha instructor Rebecca Dixon. All levels of practitioners welcome. Admission by donation. Registration requested. Buena Vista Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. (Info, register: 517-5168, www.alamedasangha.org)
  • 10 a.m. Gardening 101. Bring gardening questions for Jeff Bridge, manager of Ploughshares Nursery. The garden will be open to the public until 2 p.m. Bay Eagle Community Garden, 1900 block of Bay Street at Eagle Ave. (Info: 205-9006, telljanesoon@yahoo.com)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 26th annual Classic Car Show. Features hundreds of classic cars. New this year: EV Alley dedicated to electric vehicles. Park Street from Buena Vista Avenue to Encinal Avenue. (Info: 523-1392, www.downtownalameda.com)
  • Noon. “Land or Slam” Contest & Fundraiser. Fifth annual event in honor of Clay “C-Bone” Harding, all proceeds benefit skatepark maintenance. Skating competition open to all ages, all genders, with $5 entry fee. Free admission to watch. Alameda Cityview Skatepark, 1177 West Red Line Ave. (Info: 508-5479, andrew.ramos12@gmail.com)
  • 7 p.m. “Stop, Drop, Drink.” Site-specific dance-theater performance. Performers delve into the human desire to gather, to connect and more often than not, to drink. Directed by Alameda resident Tara Pilbrow, with music by Heather Love. 21 and older only. Tickets: $25 (includes one drink). The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St. (Info: 415-309-8565, www.animatealameda.com)

Sunday, Oct. 13

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Alameda Wildlife Reserve Work Party. Volunteer to prepare Alameda Point for the return of the endangered least terns in April. Tasks include: weeding, placing nest markers and “chick chalets” and picking up trash. (Info, directions: 521-4402, pg3187@gmail.com)   
  • 7 p.m. “Stop, Drop, Drink.” Site-specific dance-theater performance. See Oct. 12 listing. The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St. (Info: 415-309-8565, www.animatealameda.com)

Tuesday, Oct. 15

  • 1 p.m. “Medicare Changes 2020 – Open Enrollment.” Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) representatives present an overview of eligibility, benefits and changes. Learn about Medicare supplemental options, getting help and medical costs. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Ergonomics in the Garden.” Gardening presentation with Joan Sarlatte of the Alameda County Master Gardener program. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 263-9339, info@alamedabackyard growers.org)

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • 1 p.m. “Find Your Purpose after Retirement.” Explore strategies for finding new purpose in one’s Third Age. Sponsored by Elders Village and AEC Living. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 p.m. “Staying Safe Online: Internet Security and Password Managing.” Computer Workshop teaching the basics of creating safe passwords, managing them on personal devices, knowing whether or not to trust things that pop up. Free admission, registration requested. Alameda Main Library, Computer Lab, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7709, alamedalibrarylab@gmail.com)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Electric Vehicles 101.” Alameda Municipal Power workshop on electric vehicle history, purchasing, rebates and incentives and other tips. Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 748-3900, www.alamedamp.com/ev-workshop)

Thursday, Oct. 17

  • 3:30 p.m. “D.I.Y. Caramel Apples.” Caramel, chocolate, sprinkles and more! Learn to make easy snacks, then eat them. For students in grades seven through 12. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7 p.m. Bay Farm Island History Presentation. Based on the newly released book Bay Farm Island: A Hidden History of Alameda by Eric J. Kos & Dennis Evanosky. Authors will present historic photographs and anecdotes from before the suburban neighborhoods of today; question-and-answer session. Free admission. Leydecker Community Room, 3225 Mecartney Road. (Info: 263-1472, ekos@alamedasun.com)

Friday, Oct. 18

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale Preview. More than 30,000 gently used books and media for sale. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit Alameda Free Library. Al DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave., Alameda Point. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • Oct. 18 & 19, Friday: 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Roaring 2020s, The New Jazz Age.” Vintage Fashion Faire hosted by Antiques by the Bay. Friday VIP Early Buy Party: $15 online, $20 at the door. More than 75 booths featuring unique vintage clothing and more. Cocktail Party with Jazz by Blue Bone Express, Fashion Contest. Saturday, general admission $5 at the door. Michaan’s Annex Auction Showroom, 2701 Monarch St. (Info: 522-7500, www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com)

Saturday, Oct. 19

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Alameda Free Library Book Sale. More than 30,000 gently used books and media for sale. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Alameda Free Library. Al DeWitt Officers’ Club, 641 W. Red Line Ave., Alameda Point. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)

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