Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Saturday, May 18

  • n 7 p.m. “Music is Life.” Annual spring concert and fundraiser. Benefits church programs. Choral and bell choirs perform, wine and cheese reception. Tickets $25, seniors and students $20, $10 for children younger than 8, childcare included. (Tickets, info: 522-6012, https://fccaspringconcert.bpt.me)

Sunday, May 19

  • 10:15 a.m. Celebrating 150 years of Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda. Church service with party to follow featuring live music, food, bouncy house and more. Dignitaries from the community and all the clergy who’ve served Christ Church over the last generation will attend. All are welcome. Free admission. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 523-1700, www.christchurchalameda.org)
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo. Learn skills, bike tune-ups, helmet and bike decorating. Pre-festival riding classes, raffle to win new bike, lots more. Free admission. Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St. (Info: www.alamedabikes.com
  • 5 p.m. Motordude Zydeco performs Zydeco music. Potluck, dance at 5:45. $17. Alameda Eagles Aerie No. 1076, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626, zydecod@msn.com)

Monday, May 20

  • May 20 to 24, 3 to 5 p.m. Chocolate Study Hall, Finals Edition. Put in some extra study time with friends, classmates and chocolate all four days. Teens only. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov)

Tuesday, May 21

  • 1 p.m. “Declutter to Downsize.” Learn simple tips about decluttering an attic, garage or bedroom. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive. Eligible donors encouraged to donate blood, plasma or platelets. Abbott Diabetes Care, 1360 South Loop Road. (Info: 1-800-733-2767, www.redcross.org)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Free fair housing training for Alameda tenants and landlords. Register online at www.alamedarentprogram.org/workshops. Independence Plaza Community Room, 703 Atlantic Ave. (Info: 330-4605, www.alamedarentprogram.org)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Succession Planting and Interplanting for Summer Veggies.” Gardening presentation with David Blood and Sam Foushee of the Alameda County Master Gardener program. Hosted by Alameda Backyard Growers. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: Linda Carloni, info@alamedabackyardgrowers.org)

Wednesday, May 22

  • 1 p.m. “Buying a New Car? Why Not go Electric?” Presentation on automobile technology. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., media room. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)

Thursday, May 23

  • 7 p.m. “Poems for Good, Poems for Food.” Alameda Poet Laureate Gene Kahane reads poetry to benefit Alameda Food Bank. Part of Stone Soup Nights at Julie’s. Open mic follows. Free admission. Soup and drinks for sale, donations to food bank requested. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385, genekahane@gmail.com)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. “Lag B’Omer Family Barbecue.” Featuring Buki the clown.  Free admission, hosted by Chabad of Alameda. Crab Cove, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info, RSVP: www.jewishalameda.com/bbq)