Local Happenings

Local Happenings

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones perform this week.

 

Friday, Aug. 19

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Artist’s Reception: Opening reception for an exhibit of nautical-themed photos and paintings by Margaret and Fred Fago. Free to the public. Frank Bette Center for the Arts Satellite Gallery, Eyewise Optometry, 2651 Blanding Suite B. (Info: 432-6505)
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Express Yourself!: Share the arts, music, poetry or just observe. Suggested donation: $10 with some of the proceeds going to charity. Bring a snack to share. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: Cathy Dana, 523-7853) 

Saturday, Aug. 20

  • 8 to 9 a.m. Early Morning Minus Tide Exploration: Fun in the mud and rocky shore looking for marine critters. Wear old shoes/boots and clothes. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 1 to 2 p.m. National Lemonade Day: Make lemonade for sipping, the take the Memory Lane History Tour of Crab Cove. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Compass Connection.” Explore what a compass has to teach you, then learn what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 2 to 4 p.m. East Bay Bariatric WLS Support Group: Peer support group for people how are considering or who have had weight loss or bariatric surgery. Pre-op and newcomers invited for the 2 p.m. Q&A. Free. Conference Room C, Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave. (Info: info@eastbaybariatric.org)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 to 7 p.m. “Wine, Women and Song”: Third annual benefit for youth arts programs in the East Bay. Female performers, wine tastings, silent auction. Tickets: $55-$125. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060 or www.rhythmix.org
  • 8 p.m. Concert: Featuring the all-women band Wild Mango. Tickets: $30, in advance; $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Rhythmix’s Performance Art & Learning (PAL), which provides cultural arts assemblies to youth in Alameda and Oakland. 

Sunday, Aug. 21 

  • Noon to 1 p.m. Interfaith Circle of Alameda: Music, spiritual teachings, sacred text readings and artifacts representing various faith traditions from around the world. Free to the public. Home of Truth, 1300 Grand St. (Info: 769-0607)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Family Nature Fun Hour: “Compass Connection.” Explore what a compass has to teach you, then learn what’s new in the Visitors Center. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fish Feeding Time: Five aquariums with more than 20 bay species will be fed while you learn who is eating what and how aquarium environments are kept healthy. Free for all ages. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187) 
  • 5 p.m. Zydeco Music and Dance: Anniversary party and potluck. Featuring Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic. Tickets $15; sold at the door. Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-285-6285) 
  • 5:30 p.m. “Don’t Be Afraid of Your Bike”: Learn about bicycle basics; bring your bike. All ages welcome. Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St. (Info: 522-0070) 

Monday, Aug. 22

  • Noon: Encinal Parlor, #156, Native Daughters of the Golden West: Meeting with discussion of California environmental and restoration projects, veterans’ welfare. New members welcome. (Info, address: M. Dodge, 523-7802 or J. McKay, jmonky333@aol.com
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Lawyers in the Library: Free legal service; signup at 5:30. West End Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 788 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7767) 
  • 7:30 p.m. Y.L.I.: Meeting. St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 1119 Lafayette St. (Info: Marilyn Darnell, 523-1500) 

Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sea Squirts: “Everything Needs a Home!” Outdoor exploration and a theme-related craft for children 3 to 5 and an adult. Fee: $5. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave. (Registration required: 888-327-2757)
  • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. “PoleWalking to Maintain Balance & Mobility”: Strengthen core muscles, improve balance and reduce falling. Fee: $28 for first-time students; $15 if returning. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Preregistration required: 747-7506) 
  • 1 p.m. Fall Prevention: Presentation on the factors contributing to falls and how to reduce risks, including a discussion of behaviors, nutrition and medication management, fitness and home safety. Free to seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Preregistration required: 747-7506) 

Wednesday, Aug. 24

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Blood Pressure Screening: Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506)
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Art Exhibit Reception: Celebrate the opening of a multimedia art exhibit of works created by Mastick artists. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 6 p.m.  Mastick Evening Movie: Little Miss Sunshine. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group: Meeting sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 482-8700)
  • 1 p.m.  Mastick Movie Matinee: Little Miss Sunshine. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 747-7506) 
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Office Hours: Staffers from Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s office will be available. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 1:30 p.m. Music Appreciation: William Sturm will present “The Rondo,” form with examples from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Free for seniors. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave. (Info, preregistration: 747-7506) 
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Office Hours: Staffers from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office will be available. Administrative Conference Room, Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. 
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Knitting Circle: Knitters of all levels and ages welcome. Free to the public. Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park St. (Info: 865-2385) 

 

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