Local Happenings

American Music Journal    Mastick Senior Center’s music appreciation workshop next Thursday, Jan. 24, focuses on the works of African-American composer Florence Price. Above, Maestro Ebba Sundstrom directs the Women’s Symphony Orchestra of Chicago and pianist Margaret Bonds in the premeire performance of Price’s “Concerto in One Movement” at the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago.

Saturday, Jan. 19

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Eligible donors encouraged to give blood or platelets. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (Info: 1-800-733-2767, www.RedCrossBlood.org)
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. “Wild Birds of Alameda.” Linda Carloni presents on the Island’s wild birds. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jeffbridge@apcollaborative.com)

Monday, Jan. 21

  • Noon. Coalition to Rename Haight Elementary School hosts “Where do we go from here?” in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Rally begins at Haight Elementary School, 2025 Santa Clara Ave., followed by march to City Hall. (Info: renamehaight@gmail.com)
  • 1 p.m. Alameda Race Violence Task Force hosts annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Featuring poetry, speakers and performers. Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: queenbetty ann@yahoo.com)

Tuesday, Jan. 22

  • 1:30 p.m. “Biking after Dark.” Workshop on safe biking at night.Sponsored by Bike East Bay in partnership with the City of Alameda. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, Jan. 23

  • 6 p.m. Computer lab workshop. Learn about using the e-library, e-book services and new streaming services Kanopy and Hoopla. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7709, kdikatanan@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, Jan. 24

  • 1:30 p.m. “Rainbow Waltz: The Music of Florence Price.” Music appreciation workshop. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, Dining Room 2. (Info: 747-7506, jkrause@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Bridging the Partisan Divide.” Community forum discussing why Americans are so politically divided and what can be done about it. Question-and-answer session with expert panel. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Alameda. Free admission. Phoenix Alameda, 2315 Lincoln Ave. (Info: www.LWVAlameda.org/calendar.html)
  • 7:15 p.m. “Speak Up for Yourself with Ease.” Part one of the Mini Chakra Series — Throat Chakra. Learn more about the throat chakra, or energy center, which governs the thyroid and the ability to speak up for oneself. Free admission. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Sq. Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, https://2019speakup.eventbrite.com)