Local Happenings


Saturday, March 9

  • 10 a.m. “Making our Invisible Unhoused Visible — Building a Community Where Everyone Belongs.” Town hall meeting on proposed Alameda Wellness Center. Includes tour of former federal facility. Free admission. Sponsored by Alameda Justice Alliance and the Yes on Measure A campaign. 1345 McKay Ave. (Info, registration: ciaolauretta@comcast.net)
  • 11:30 a.m. American Association of University Women celebrates International Women’s Day. Dr. Veronica Ufoegbune, director of Oakland Head Start, discusses girls’ education particularly in her home country of Nigeria. Dragon Rouge, 2337 Blanding Ave. (RSVP, info: 748-7455, https://alameda-ca.aauw.net)
  • Noon to 2 p.m. “Small Space Food Gardening.” Learn how to get the most from a small-space food garden with Pam Pierce, gardener, author, photographer and lecturer. Free admission. Ploughshares Nursery, 2701 Main St. (Info: 755-1102, jeffbridge@apcollaborative.org)
  • 2 p.m. “Alameda Breaking News: Freedom Is Ours Now.” Patricia Cohan Woodard, a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer, will talk of a view of God and the universe that uplifts thoughts, changes perspective to a spiritual viewpoint and heals. Free admission. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2164 Central Ave. (Info: 522-2930, jackiecvar@sbcglobal.net)
  • 6:30 p.m. Alameda High School (AHS) Music Boosters fundraiser. Music, laughter, food and dancing overlooking the marina. Cocktails, buffet dinner served. Ron Graham group, special guests from the AHS music program and Spill the Wine perform. $40 general admission, $15 for kids admission to the teen jam room downstairs. Aeolian Yacht Club, 980 Fernside Blvd. (Info, reservations: https://tinyurl.com/all-aboard-2019)

Sunday, March 10

  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown.” Drawdown refers to the point in time when the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gasses begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. Community Alliance for Sustainable Alameda presenters will discuss what’s taking place to support eventual drawdown and what communities and individuals can do in support. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov
  • 5 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic perform. Potluck and dance. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Tuesday, March 12

  • Noon to 5 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types encouraged to donate. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, appts: 1-800-733-2767, www.redcrossblood.org)

Wednesday, March 13

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mastick Jewelry Sale. Mastick Thrift Shop sells gently used jewelry in Mastick Lobby. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 1 p.m. New Medicare and Medi-Cal Benefits. Sponsored by Calyx Advantage. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Operating System I.” Computer lab workshop covering basic computer usage. Lecture and open question format based on Windows 7 PC Systems. Bring personal devices for help. Register at the Circulation Desk. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, Computer Lab, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7709, kdikatanan@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Starting Seeds Indoors.” Learn to start seeds indoors using seeds from the seed lending library at the Alameda Free Library. Bring seeds to share, take home a variety of spring seeds after class. No registration required. For teens and adults only. Alameda Main Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, March 14

  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Promposal Workshop. Make an Instagram-worthy promposal for a friend or date. The library will provide posters, craft supplies and inspiration. For teens 13 to 18, no registration required. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)
  • 7:15 p.m.: “Can I Hack My Slow Brain?” Learn how to optimize brain health from a functional medicine perspective. Learn tips on feeding the brain to keep it working at its best. Free admission. Optimized Wellness Center, 2381 Mariner Sq. Dr. Ste. 170. (Info: 497-4424, https://2019biohackmybrain.eventbrite.com)