Local Happenings

Local Happenings: the Week of Friday, Feb. 3 to Thursday, Feb. 9

File photo Love is in the air in the Island City. Special events are on tap for music lovers at Rhythmix, for fathers and daughters at the annual father-daughter dance, at Crab Cove’s “Love the Bay” beach cleanup and lots more in days ahead.

 

Friday, Feb. 3

  • 7 p.m. First Friday Family Film: Kung Fu Panda 3. Stafford Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Fundraiser to Benefit Family Builders. Night of painting, with guidance from local artists. No art experience necessary. Raffle and refreshments included. Registration required. Cost, $75. Pinot’s Palette, South Shore Center. (Info, registration: www.pinotspalette.com/alameda)  
  • 8:30 p.m. Andre Thierry and Special Guest. Dance lesson at 8 p.m., dance afterward. Cost, $15. Zydeco Music and Dance, Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 522-7626) 

Saturday, Feb. 4

  • 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oil Painting Classes. Part of a two-class series, next class on Feb. 18. Cost for one session, $35 members, $40 non-members. Cost for both sessions, $60 members, $70 non-members. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957)  
  • 9:30 a.m. to noon. 2017 Alameda Spelling Bee. Sponsored by Alameda Elks Lodge and the Alameda Sun. Registration required, today is last day to register. Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St. (Registration: www.alamedaspellingbee.com
  • 8 p.m. Hogwarts Reunion Ball, Hosted by Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS). Dance class at 7 p.m., followed by ball. Harry Potter costume or evening attire recommended. Cost $20 in advance, $25 at door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, tickets: www.peersdance.org/hogwarts.html)  
  • Noon. Disabled American Veterans Monthly Chapter Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info: 865-6372) 
  • 5:30 p.m. Alameda Chamber of Commerce Mixer. Fundraiser to benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Refreshments provided. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 1590 Fortmann Way (Info: 337-8565)  
  • 7:30 p.m. Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500)  

Tuesday, Feb. 7

  • 3:30 p.m. Beginners’ Book Club. For children grades 1 to 3. Pre-registration required, sign up in person at library. Jane Felker Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7705) 

Wednesday, Feb. 8

  • Noon. Disabled American Veterans Meeting. Alameda Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. (Info, registration: 865-6372) 
  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Computer Basics Workshop: Internet I. Registration required. Computer Lab, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7777) 
  • 7 p.m. Town Hall: Bridging the Police-Community Divide. Hosted by the Alameda Democratic Club. Panelists include Chief of Police Paul Rolleri and Councilmember Maria Vella. Conference Room A, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info, registration: 846-8508) 

Thursday, Feb. 9

  • 9 a.m. to noon. Community Stroke Risk Assessment. Free to the public. Appointment required. Dal Cielo Conference Room, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info, registration: 814-4362) 
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. This group is for individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 10:30 a.m. New Member Orientation. Open to prospective new members. Includes free lunch. Registration required. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, registration: 747-7506) 
  • Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Trinity Seniors Special Event: Valentine’s Day crafts and card-making. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Joanne Robinson, 523-7150)       
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Congresswoman Barbara Lee Satellite Office Hours. Room 224, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7777)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Poetry Writer’s Workshop. Hosted by Mary Loughran and Marilyn Flower. Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. (Info 523-6957) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda Quilt Guild. Open to anyone interested in quilting. $5 donation at the door for visitors. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (Info: Terry Hodges, 521-2995) 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Single Sailors Dinner Meeting. Open to singles interested in sailing. Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd. (Info: Marika Chop, 332-9380) 

 

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