Local Happenings

Local Happenings


Friday, Sept. 15

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Free Stroke Assessment. By appointment only. Dal Cielo Conference Room, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info, appointments: 814-4362) 
  • 5 to 9 p.m. Opening Reception: “Starlog 1979.” Featuring Star Trek-themed pinball art. Admission $20, includes museum access. Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Info: 769-1349)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Opening Reception: Color Impressions. Featuring work by Bonnie Randall Boller and Renee Doty. Gallery on display until Jan. 6, 2018. Free admission. Bette Center Satellite Gallery @Eyewise Optometry, 2651 Blanding Ave. (Info: Ginnie Chabre, vchabre@comcast.net
  • 9 p.m. Zydeco Dance, Featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Dance lesson 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: Dana DeSimone, 415-792-8855)

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon. 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by caregiver. Participants must bring bucket, hat, gloves and refillable water bottle. Registration required, snacks and water provided. Meeting point: Crown Beach, at intersection of Park Street and Shore Line Drive. (Info, registration: ebparksonline.org)  
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival. 5K 9 a.m., Family Fun Run 1 p.m., expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $45 5K, $20 Fun Run. Register online. Course starting point: Bladium Sports & Fitness Club, 800 West Tower Ave. (Info, registration: runalameda.com) 
  • 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)
  • 4:30 to 7 p.m. Art Gallery Opening Reception: Happenstance by Josie Iselin and Ginny Parsons. Free admission. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Tina Blaine, 865-5060) 
  • 7 to 11 p.m. “Shaken, Not Stirred.” James Bond-themed social to raise funds for groups supporting veterans and active-duty military members and families. Champagne and refreshments, casino games, live music, silent auction. James Bond costume or other evening attire recommended. Tickets $50 advance, $60 at door. Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: Lynn Glick, jalglick@aol.com
  • 8 p.m. Live@The Library Concert Series: “The Art of the Duo.” Featuring Kenny Washington and Jeff Massanari. Tickets $35,  available at library coffeeshop and Books Inc., or online. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, tickets: brownpapertickets.com)

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Kraken Con” Cosplay Day. Cosplay contest, photo ops, anime screenings, food for purchase. Tickets $25. USS Hornet Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave. (Info, registration: uss-hornet.org)
  • 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival. Half marathon at 7 a.m., 10K at 7:30 a.m., expo 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., awards ceremony 10 a.m. Cost $70 half marathon, $50 10K. Register online. Course starting point: Bladium Sports & Fitness Club, 800 West Tower Ave. (Info, registration: runalameda.com)

Monday, Sept. 18 

  • 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A Course in Miracles. 10-week class on mindful thinking, taught by Mary Manning and Sandra Russum. First class free, $5 per session, for remaining sessions. Three classes offered: Mondays 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. 2500 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, Mary Manning, 967-7603)
  • 6 p.m. Lawyers in the Library. Licensed attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal assistance. Names will be drawn by lottery at 5:45 p.m. West End Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Noon. Rotary Club Luncheon. Guest speaker: Michael J. Barrington, author and former missionary. Cost $20. Members and prospective members welcome to attend. Grand Pavilion, 300 Island Dr. (Info, RSVP: Michelle Ingram, miang@aol.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 Meeting. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1910 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: John Kofranek, jakmjos@comcast.net

Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • 10:30 a.m. La Leche League Monthly Discussion: “Questions Mothers Ask.” Free admission. La Leche League of Alameda, 2803 Clay St. (Info: Virginia Thompson, 521-4867)  
  • 1:15 p.m. A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book, Presented by Bay Farm Island Library. Open to the public. Islandia Clubhouse, 1138 Island Dr. (Info: 747-7787) 
  • 4 to 7:30 p.m. 2017 Business Expo & Conference. Hosted by Alameda Chamber of Commerce. Vendor booths, Small Business Administration (SBA) workshops, and keynote speaker State Representative Rob Bonta. Free admission, free parking. College of Alameda Gymnasium, 555 Ralph Appezzato Pkwy. (Info: alamedaexpo.com)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. Spin! Fundraiser. 20% of receipts to benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels. Spin! Neapolitan Pizza, 2670 Fifth St. (Info: 769-3456)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Alameda Youth Baseball Registration. In-person registration plus info session for youth baseball league, starting in November. Online registration also available: sportability.com. Alameda Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St. (Info: Randy Marmor, randy4sports@hotmail.com)  

Thursday, Sept. 21

  • All-day. Annual Thrift Shop and Fashion Show. Lunch and entertainment. Tickets available for purchase at front desk. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 10 a.m. Fall Prevention Workshop. Hosted by ALICE Home Care and Alameda Fire Department (AFD). Free admission. Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: Gayle Uchida, 924-8529) 
  • 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Program: Piano Concert by Keiko Pederson. September birthday celebration afterward. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Avenue. (Info 522-5220)  
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. State Representative Rob Bonta Office Hours. By appointment only. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appointments: 286-1670)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. “Painting it Forward: United We Stand.” Group painting session, with proceeds to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. Cost $39. Pinot’s Palette, Suite 2210-D, South Shore Center. (Info: pinotspalette.com)