Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Tim Burgess    Mary Lou’s Apartment, above, rounds out a broad selection of entertainers and libations at the upcoming Pour Your HeART Out fundraiser hosted by Rhythmix Cultural Works. The fun takes place Saturday, Aug. 10.

Saturday, Aug. 3

  • 9 a.m. “Alameda Point South.” Alameda Walks explores the varied history of this part of the former Alameda Naval Air Station. Examine the past and present activity on the former Naval base. Guides: Alameda Sun publishers Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Encinal Boat Ramp, Central Ave behind Encinal High School. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frank Bette 14th Plein Air Paint Out exhibit and sale. More than 200 works of art painted outdoors in Alameda on display. Family events include: music, painting demonstrations, childrens’ art and more. South Shore Shopping Center. (Info: 523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)

Monday, Aug. 5

  • 1:30 p.m. “Nature’s Healing.” Explore the latest insights and theories about nature-based healing or “green therapy.” A CSUEB Scholar-OLLI program sponsored by the Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)

Tuesday, Aug. 6

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. “Concerned about Falling?” Matter of Balance presents an evidenced-based program designed to help seniors prevent falls through exercises and discussion. Sponsored by Alice Home Care, Alameda Health System and California Healthier Living. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room E. (Info, register: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 1 p.m. Coffee Talk with Alameda Police. Enjoy a cup of coffee while engaging with Alameda police officers. Ask questions or voice concerns. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Room D. (Info, register: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)
  • 6 to 7 p.m. “High School 101.” Learn how to survive high school. A panel of local high school students will share tips, advice, stories and what they wish they had known before attending high school. Questions from the audience encouraged. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, RSVP: 747-7713, hfields@alamedaca.gov.)

Wednesday, Aug. 7

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Smartphone Basics — Android” Computer Lab Workshop covering basics of smartphone use. Bring a device as well as e-mail addresses and passwords in order to sign up and download apps. Registration requested, seating is limited. Register at circulation desk or computer lab. Free admission. Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, refdesk@alamedaca.gov.)

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Multimedia Art Exhibit Reception. Reception to celebrate and admire works created by Mastick artists. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Lobby. (Info: 747-7506, deconde@alamedaca.gov)

Friday, Aug. 9

  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free Concerts in the Park. Featuring Jazz Mafia performing jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and electronica. Food, drink, dancing and more. Adjoining Crab Cove Visitor Center, 1231 McKay Ave. (Info: 544-3187, www.ebparks.org/85th)

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • 9 a.m. “Jean Sweeney Park to Marina Village.” Alameda Walks explores Jean Sweeney Open Space Park and the Marina Park Village shoreline and fountains. Walk lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes. Meet at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, 1925 Sherman St. (Info: 747-7550, prussi@alamedaca.gov)

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