Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Friday, May 3

  • 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of the Library Preview Sale. $5. All proceeds benefit Alameda library programs. Al DeWitt O’ Club 641 W. Red Line Ave. (Info: alamedafriends.com)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. “Salute to Education.” 36th annual event celebrating school programs and volunteers. Hosted by the Alameda Education Foundation. Advance tickets: $30, at the door: $40. Tickets include a beverage and gourmet eats from local restaurants. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info, tickets: 337-7189, www.alamedaeducation.org)

Saturday, May 4

  • 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. East Bay Swap Meet, Collector Cars & Parts. Classic car show, parts trading and sale. Free admission and parking. Event hosted by Alameda Naval Air Museum and the Golden Gate Charter Regional Group. 2151 Ferry Point No. 77, Alameda Point. (Info, vendor registration: 432-1532, stroh32@hotmail.com
  • 8 a.m. to noon. All Military Retirees Seminar. Presentations on benefits, Tri-Care, legal issues, etc. Come early for refreshments and registration. Free admission. Building 4 on Coast Guard Island. (Info: 437-3275, 828-3001)
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale. Media sale all day. Free admission. All proceeds benefit Alameda library programs. Al DeWitt O’ Club 641 W. Red Line Ave. (Info: www.alamedafriends.com)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Brewbies Festival. Enjoy handcrafted beer from some of the best breweries on the West Coast. Specialty pink beers on hand. 100 percent of net profits benefit Keep A Breast’s Non Toxic Revolution Program. Tickets cost $45 to $65. Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch St. (Info, tickets: 523-2739, http://brewbiesfaction4.eventbrite.com)
  • 2 p.m. Mary Poppins Returns. Family Movie Matinee. Leydecker Community Center, 3225 Mecartney Rd. (Info: 747-7713, lwilliam@alamedaca.gov)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. Mother. Opening reception for works about mom by Josie Iselin, Daniel Nevers and Deborah and Charlie Sullivan. Enjoy mom treats, facetime with an artist’s mom, superhero photo booth and more. K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (865-5060, www.rhythmix.org)
  • 7 p.m. “The Cloud City Ball.” Period Events & Entertainments Re-creation Society (PEERS) presents a science fiction-fantasy costume ball. Vintage dance lesson, Avalon Rising performs. No partners needed. Science fiction, fantasy, Victorian-era, steampunk costumes or modern evening dress admired, but not required. No host bar, potluck buffet. Tickets $25 at the door. Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. (Info: 522-1731, www.peersdance.org/cloudcity.html)

Sunday, May 5

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour.” Various gardens open to visitors. Gardens designed to be attractive, low maintenance, provide habitat for polinators, while using less water. Various locations. (Info: http://bringingbackthenatives.net)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mother’s Day Charity Plant Sale. Reasonable prices, individual plants and potted arrangements available. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter. Rain or shine. 1250 St. Charles St. (Info: asfcharity.org)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. Friends of the Library Clearance Sale. $5 bag, $7 box, cash or check only. Free admission. All proceeds benefit Alameda library programs. Al DeWitt O’ Club 641 W. Red Line Ave. (Info: alamedafriends.com) 

Tuesday, May 7

  • 1 p.m., “Seniors’ Guide to Public Benefits.” Educational overview provided by Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program and Legal Assistance for Seniors. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)

Wednesday, May 8

  • 6 p.m. Alameda Authors Series, final presentation. Alison Hart will discuss her novel Mostly White. This story of a mixed-race family spans four generations from an Indian residence school in 1890s Maine to 1980s New York City. Free admission. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Library and American Association of University Women. Alameda Main Library, Stafford Room, 1550 Oak St. (Info, register: 747-7777, https://alisonhart-aauw2019.eventbrite.com)