Local Happenings

Local Happenings

Courtesy photo    Artist Emily Weil will display her works and discuss them with the public at one of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts’ satellite galleries, Eyewise Optometry, tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 15. The artist paints using acrylics and watercolors but also works with charcoal, pastels, India ink “or maybe a mix of red dirt from the Berkeley hills.” Weil was born in Marin County and now calls Alameda home.

Friday, Feb. 15

  • 6 to 8 p.m. Frank Bette Center for the Arts Satellite Gallery Artist Reception. Dr. Alex Lukens invites the public to meet local abstract painter, Emily Weil. Refreshments served. Eyewise Optometry, 2651 Blanding, Ste. B. (Info: 748-9749, eyewiseoptometry.com)

Saturday, Feb. 16

  • 11 a.m. Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by West Alameda Business Association. Family friendly event featuring traditional lion dancers and drummers, free giveaways and crafts for kids. Sponsored by East Ocean Seafood Restaurant and the Toi Shan Family Association. Haight Avenue at Webster Street, adjoining Farmers’ Market. (Info: 523-5955, www.facebook.com/westalameda/events
  • Noon to 3 p.m. “Pints for FAAS Valentine’s Edition.” Drink beer, raise funds for shelter pets; 100 percent of proceeds donated to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). Alameda Island Brewing Co., 1716 Park St. (Info: 217-8885, www.alamedaislandbrewing company.com) 
  • 5 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic play the best new and traditional music. Potluck and dance. $17. Alameda Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. (Info: 415-792-8855, zydecod@msn.com)
  • 8 p.m. “Jazz Concert: It’s A Love Thang!” Featuring vocalist Toya Alexander & The Lloyd Gregory All-Star Ensemble. Tickets: $30 online and day of show. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.rhythmix.org/events/its-a-love-thang)

Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • Noon. “Black Migrations: Africa to Alameda.” Presentation by historian Rasheed Shabazz discussing Black migration to Alameda in 1900s. Free and open to the public. College of Alameda Student Lounge, F Building. (Info: http://alameda.peralta.edu/events/black-migration-from-africa-to-alameda)
  • 1 p.m. “Medicare Alert: How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse.” 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)  
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Family Caregiver Workshop. Learn about resources and assistance while networking with family caregivers for the elderly and infirmed. Create a supportive community of unpaid caregivers in Alameda. Free admission, no registration required. Main Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info: 747-7713, www.alamedaca.gov/library)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Creating a Pollinator Garden.” Presentation by Alameda County Master Gardeners at Alameda Backyard Growers’ monthly meeting. Free admission. Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. (Info: 865-5060, www.alamedabackyardgrowers.org

Wednesday, Feb. 20

  • 1 p.m. “Healthy Tips for Mature Eyes.” Discussion sponsored by Elders Village and AEC Living. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Media Room. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)  
  • 7 p.m. “Photogenic: Where a Photograph Is a Time Travel Portal to Live a Second Chance.” Author talk with Cheryl Mitchell Wade. Books Inc., 1344 Park St. (Info: www.booksinc.net/event/cheryl-mitchell-wade-books-inc-alameda)

Thursday, Feb. 21

  • 10:30 a.m. Multimedia Art Exhibit Reception. View artworks by Mastick Senior Center members. Free admission. Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., Lobby. (Info: 747-7506, dconde@alamedaca.gov)